Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jude Connally dresses 2011 OR Analili dresses and tops?

Love Jude Connally dresses and believe I need to sell them. I don't think they are ready to allow folks to sell them online but hope they will allow me to sell them at special events. If not there are a few other lines that I like but they are more expensive and I feel as though these dresses have a good price point.

Such as Analili dresses and tops

Friday, May 27, 2011

Love my laundry room...

But hate doing laundry. What has really helped has been the stainless steel table I got from a restaurant supply company. It is higher than a normal table so I don't have to bend while folding and there is a shelf at the bottom so that all my laundry baskets are off the floor.
Recommend it!

Hat's off!

1. To all who have fought our wars.

2. To all who are graduating and to their parents who supported/paid.

3. To France! Yes, France. The French are allotted, (government mandated),
    30 paid vacation days a year.
    89% of them take it! How many days does our government mandate? 0

4. To all those who are volunteering at camps and programs for the under-privileged  this Summer.

5. To all those working unpaid internships this Summer... reminiscent of indentured servants?

6. To all you Moms of young children,  Summer means busier than ever!

7. To all my blog friends :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

So proud of our girl!

"Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderfull
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love "

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My favorite things, am I Oprah or what?

Seriously, I had to look up how to spell Oprah! How could I not know that?

Anyway, just like supposed religious icon, Oprah (according to Yale professor, Kathryn Lofton)
I have some favorite things that I want to share.

1. battery operated candles
They flicker, they smell like a candle, they are made of wax, and they come with a timer.
No waxy mess, no fire hazard.
I will be selling these this Summer.

2.Scout Pleasure Chest, (cooler bag)
The best scout bag to keep sandwiches, drinks and adult beverages cold. that's right, wine bottles fit into these babies! There is a zipper pocket to stash keys, beach badges, cash. You can wear it over your shoulder at all those tournaments you'll be at this Summer. They do not leak :)
I will be selling them this Summer.

3.mini cooper

We just bought our daughter one and I am in love! It is so fun to drive and the gas mileage is amazing.

4. Mophie credit card reader and app
This has changed my life! I can now attach the Mophie reader and swiper onto my iphone and take credit cards anywhere and at anytime.

5.Jude Connally Dresses
I am obsessed! I have bought two already. So comfortable, so pretty and feminine.
Although this isnt the most flattering pic, this is my fav Jude Connally right now.
This one is next on my list!
I hope to be able to sell these in the near future.
So that's it

Saturday, May 14, 2011

It is that time of year...


And there was no "proma" aka drama.
First- it takes a village,
Big sister drove home from college to do her sister's make-up.
Cousins came and helped too. Thank goodness Kim keeps bras in her car!

Then it was on to the photo shoot. All the girls and their dates looked beautiful. Everyone was happy.
So funny, it never changes. The boys look sooo young and the girls look like they are twenty.

 So glad that my daughter has such ties to such lovely girls, since kindergarten.
Same here. The girl on the right has been her friend since they were two years-old.

last but not least, her date was a nice boy, handsome too!

Monday, May 9, 2011

let us catch up!

1. Happy belated Mother's day!
I worked at the horse show and then came home early to relax, see my family and then to have chardonnay and sushi. My children were generous and gifted me with a massage at the spa. I don't like working on Mother's day but have to every year, so I really appreciate the attention I get afterwards.
It makes me feel appreciated and loved. Even after a long day of baseball ( double header, an hour drive away) my youngest still made an effort to wait on me :)

2. Horse Show- Awesome! Made a lot of money, didn't have to battle the weather much, and met a lot of nice people. Plus, it was great to be around all the horses and dogs all week.

3. Getting ready for the boutique for the Little Silver, NJ kitchen tour.

4. Getting bids for a new patio, anyone have recommendations for patio stone?

5. That show, Hoarders? I am inspired and will be purging unused items all week.

6. Tennis will be played this week. Must.

7. when to have party for my college graduate and middle school graduate?
 People have been sending invites since March! I guess I should ask the graduates!

8. Have a good week everyone and the folks in the Northeast? Enjoy the beautiful weather as who knows how long it will last.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

French Preppies!

I use to read a fun blog,  "Stuff Parisians Like" as I was curious about the preppy culture in France.
It wasn't a preppy blog so I didn't learn much. (although being a francophile, I still love the blog!)

Lo and behold a lovely gentleman named Ryan left me a comment explaining everything I wanted to know and more. Thank you Ryan. I feel so informed and if you read below, you will too.

 Ryan Hilliard said...

Hi. I just read your question from a couple of years ago about French preppies on the blog Stuff Parisians Like. You may have already gotten your answer, but in case you haven't, I'll answer it here.

French "preppies" are known as BCBG, an acronym for Bon Chic Bon Genre. (Has nothing to do with the store BCBG in the US). They are sometimes from old, aristocratic families, but usually they are haute bourgeois, working in finance, politics, etc...

In Paris, BCBG usually live in the 16th arrondissement, also known as A-N-P, an acronym for Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy. Neuilly sur Seine is a posh suburb just outside of the 16th and Auteuil and Passy are the two neighborhoods that make up the 16th.


BCBG can also be found in the 6th, 7th, 8th and in other posh suburbs and in the city of Versailles.

BCBG love the Dordogne region and often have weekend/country family estates there. Ile de Re is the French Nantucket and is the first choice for BCBG summer home/get away.


BCBG are usually more style/fashion conscious than American preppies, though their clothing choices are always restrained, conservative and classic.

This is the French equivalent of the Official Preppy Handbook: http://www.amazon.com/BCBG-Guide-chic-genre-French/dp/2020091402/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1304024678&sr=8-1

It is a bit outdated, but still very relevant and will give you an idea about BCBG manners, schools, upbringing, clothing, etc...

Here is a spoof on BCBG, about 20 yrs old, but still very funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8scrJeZECdE

BCBG are generally detested in France and seen as elitist, which is very offensive to French sensibilities. Their manners are mocked and their neighborhoods are deemed passe. (There is a play on words with passe and Passy-get it?)

One other note, currently Lacoste shirts, in France, are only worn by suburban thug boys. It would be VERY un-BCBG to wear Lacoste currently. Kind of like what happened to Tommy Hilfiger in the 90s (though TH was never preppy in the true sense). This is sad, but true.

April 28, 2011 2:12 PM