Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I have been having a great time reconnecting with aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers-in-law and of course... my parents.
The party went off without a hitch and I think my parents loved it. We love them so much and wanted it to be perfect, but quickly realized that whatever we did... my parents would love.
I will be back home on Wed. and will post lots of pics, (only approved ones says the Frau.)
I have missed you all and have lots I want to talk about: swine flu, family, after party blues, spring fever, graduation, family and facebook... I could go on and on. I really am coming back refreshed and ready to write!
Also, just found out a cousin invented a site called elfster and it is genius! I really want to talk about that.
Plus, I can't wait to catch up and read all your blogs- I MISS YOU!
( INA, new respect for you, actually MORE respect for you. How did you blog while away from home and on your iphone no less?)
Talk to you on Wednesday :)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
- Five sisters together for the first time in almost three years, maybe more.
- Arizona, we are all looking forward to some warm/hot weather.
- Doing something nice for our parents who have done so much for all of us.
- Seeing friends and extended family that we don't see often.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
- Lose 20lbs.
- Magical facelift without surgery.
- Win lottery (of course I'd have to buy a ticket, never do.)
- Health and happiness to all.
- No more world hunger.
- No more war.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Any type polo works for me when I am visiting customers. I am really loving the Joules polos right now. I think it is because I am getting ready for the horse shows and they are practically a uniform for the horsey set.
For tournaments and around town during the heat of the summer I love the tanks from Athleta. They are long enough so that if I raise my arm no one will see a white tummy and the straps are wide enough that my bra straps don't show. ( I do not like my bra straps to show, although I know the young girls don't mind- why do I? It's another post!) I also love all the colors offered.
Ok, this skort from Athleta rocks! It's long enough that my big butt isn't hanging out and there is a little Lycra to hold my tummy in. It fits so well and is very flattering,
Merrells. I will buy stock in this company. The MOST comfortable sandal. Like a sneaker and sandal in one.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I am an unabashed francophile.
I love anything and everything french, well maybe not their politics...
Anyway, before Vera Bradley there was and is, Pierre Deux.
A brief history of Pierre Deux:
"In 1967, a shop opened in Greenwich Village in New York City that would soon bring the beauty of French Country decor to America. The shop was opened by two men: Pierre Le Vec, an American of French background, and Pierre Moulin, a native Frenchman. Their passion for French art de vivre and the French country way of life drove them to establish Pierre Deux as a name synonymous with French Country décor in America."
"Their antique furniture imported from the provinces sold well, but the curtains, pillows and fabrics they used to accent the furniture sold spectacularly."
I have loved their handbags for years and actually owned many. Unfortunately they couldn't compete ( in my mind) with the many, many different designs offered by Vera Bradley. But now that Vera Bradley is a bit overdone, ( I think) I find myself coming full circle back to Pierre Deux. Especially since I'm thinking that my new kitchen (fingers crossed) will be a bit french country!I think this pocketbook would be perfect as a neutral bag this summer.
I love patterned shades, where to start?
My ideal settee on a perfect rug, with THE best cushion and pillows...
- Come with a blanket to sit on ( bleachers are hard cold, or wet) or an extra chair ( the chair is for when you MUST get away from the other fans so that you can swear and mutter)
- Bring coffee, gum and candy. (candy is for bribing the other fans so that they will like you even if they heard you swearing and muttering.)
- Come with the roster so that you can swear and mutter about the correct player who is taking your child's position leaving your child to wallow on the bench.
- Wear your school colors so that at least the other team will not think you are swearing and muttering about their child.
- Take a walk to stretch and get some exercise through out the game, deep breathing and thinking calm thoughts.
- DO NOT jump in air or give family members high fives when child is suddenly put in game- other fans will not like you and trust me, you did NOT bring enough candy to bribe them.
- Make sure that now that you are a cheering maniac, cheer for the other players as well and the other fans might forgive that tiny high five when your darling scored.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Scout bags, including the four boys bag, the scout baguette, and the scout cooler bags are here!
The Scout baguette bag, (only $20) is the best grocery bag I have! They are flat bottomed, weight nothing, and are indestructible. They come with sturdy straps long and short. They are just right for farmer's markets as you can wash and wipe down after using. I am constantly stopped and asked where I have bought this bag. .
The Scout Big Boys Bag, (think- Chinese flea market bag, but high end.) The dimensions are 24"(W) x 19" (H) x 12" (D) They have reinforced bottom and handles. They fold flat for easy storage, perfect for college dorms as they fit under the bed, flat. They are water resistant too!
This is the Scout weekender bag. It's a new item for scout. It weighs little and easily folds up to stow inside another bag until needed. It has a zip top and sells for $35
These are the Scout mini Deano, an open tote. 13" (W) x 12" (H) x6" (D) This is perfect for the "extras", water bottle, magazines or newspaper, an extra sweater. I like to stuff it in my suitcase as an extra bag when traveling This tote sells for $25.