Showing posts from October, 2012

Stay Safe, East Coast Friends

On this the last Monday in October, everyone is watching Hurricane Sandy and the impact to the Eastern seaboard. Here's hoping all my friends are safe and sound, snuggled at home in their PJ's and watching updates on television. 

When we face hurricanes here on the Gulf Coast, it always helps me to try to think like Jimmy Buffett. "There's no reasoning with hurricane season" is one of my favorite quotes. The above picture is good for a chuckle. :-) 

Stay safe out there!   

p.s. Thank goodness, hurricane season is over very soon! 

18 Years And Counting!

My how time flies when you are having fun! Today, the DH and I celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. Even I can't believe it's been that long - where does the time go? We started dating in 1992 (20 years ago!) and were married on this day in 1994. I can't imagine my life with anyone else. 

There are no big celebration plans today. We both have to work (ugh) all week. However, I am working on a trip to the DC area in December...fingers crossed!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday! 

What I Learned On Staycation

You might have noticed, I've been absent for two weeks. Sorry I haven't updated, life has been so busy that I'm having a difficult time keeping up with everything. 

Last week, I took some much needed time off work. Did I go somewhere exotic and fun? Absolutely not, I wish! With the DH's unpredictable work schedule, it's almost impossible to plan a "real trip" instead, I decided to take a "staycation".

After being home for four days, I learned a few things. These are not breaking news or news flashes, but rather I was reminded of stuff I already know! 

1. My body needs at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Since going back to work, I've been averaging around 5 or 6 hours per night (at the most). While off work, I got at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night, and felt great! I have now made a commitment to get more sleep. 

2. It's really important to see your girlfriends. While on staycation, I had lunch with several girlfriends I hadn'…

Final Damages: Lilly Pulitzer Endless Summer Sale

Well, it took a little over a month - but now I can finally confess my damages from the Lilly Pulitzer Endless Summer Sale.

Most of us remember the details very well - the website crashed at the beginning of the sale, order status was uncertain, some customers received GWP's and others didn't, many people had cancelled was a mess. I felt really bad for the people who work at Lilly Pulitzer - honestly, we all know they want to take care of their customer. But the sale spiraled out of control, and it was really tough on the peeps at The Pink Palace. 

When it was all said and done, I ordered twenty items for a total of $843. Full retail price on those items was $3432, so I saved 75% off retail. Of the original twenty items ordered, I only received sixteen of them because one of my orders was cancelled. (Those four items were sold out). Naturally, I was disappointed but I have to say - the Customer Service crew at Lilly Pulitzer made it right for me. I couldn't be mo…

New Favorite Skincare: Rodan + Fields

More details on this for you later in the week - but I want everyone to know, I've been using the Rodan + Fields Anti-Age regime for almost 90 days and I LOVE it!  Matter of fact, I like them so much that I decided to become an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields! :-) 

There is a solution for your skin - no matter what issue you might have. Interested in anti-aging? Reversing previous damage? Soothing sensitive skin? Dealing with acne and blemishes? Dr. Rodan + Dr. Fields have something to help. 

Start your appointment with the dermatologists by using the solution tool HERE. This will show you what the doctors recommend for your skin. With the highest concentration of peptides available without a prescription, this is dermatology based skincare and the results speak for themselves...

More info and advice regarding skin care is available on my website HERE. Please message me or comment if you have any questions...I love sharing what works, and this works. If you take the plunge …