Monday, April 30, 2007

Fabulous Beach Bag

Available for purchase. Large Beach Bag with inside zipper pocket and tie enclosure. $45.00 with starfish embroidery plus $5.00 to ship. E-mail me @ if interested;0)

Card Table ...Table Cloth

I'm going to sell a few items if anyone is interested. This is a card table or small table cloth..36 x 36...Great for displaying graduation gifts or a child's birthday party. I can monogram in yellow on the corner. If you would like to purchase, just e-mail me. Cost is $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping and $6.00 to monogram;)


Preppy Potato Trunk Show

We had a fabulous time at the Preppy Potato trunk show. Everyone went crazy over the belts and headbands. It was a great day and fun times had by all.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


I bought this chicken for my outdoor porch. I just love her work as it lends itself to French Country.....

Friday, April 27, 2007

Finally, a New Post!

I have been preparing for my Spring Fling this week so I have been pretty busy. What a fun day! I had a Preppy Potato Trunk Show and everyone loved the belts. Also had some is a piece I purchased and hung over my ladies writing desk. It is painted on an old door. Also, I bought this pair of topiarys and I have the perfect place for them. Everyone, Have a great weekend!!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Blogger Bookclub... BB Girls!

Are ya'll in? I am starting an on-line book club! Our first book will be by Tracy Chevalier...Burning Bright..( She wrote Girl with a Pearl Earring ) Let's set a date...May 28th...more than a month away!...tune in for BB Girls' updates! OnMay 28th, I will choose a winner from all of the blogger comments on the book...That preppy girl, or not, will receive a monogrammed beach bag! Tell your blogger friends! Toodles...

My Roomates

These are two moms from the trip. We were trying to look youthful.

Good times...good times..When is my next vaca?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Traveling Day

What a great vacation! But, I was jsut getting relaxed! I am very refreshed and can't wait to return home to monogram and sew! I am having a Spring Fling on Friday, April 27th from 1-5 featuring Preppy Potato. If you live in the area, e-mail me for directions! Toodles!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Seaside, Florida

It is beautiful here! Our home is lovely and comfortable. the weather is warming up...We just turned on the news though...TRAGIC>>>we know so many who attend there....

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Off to the Beach


My Beach Bag

More Money Well Spent

I've mentioned this Touch of Whimsy Site, but truly can't get over these prices. They came wrapped in the cutest cello bag...and I am really "into" wrapping as I tie ribbons on all my monogramming.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Money Well Spent

Jenn at Seersucker Stories asked, what is the best money you have spent?...well, i said a glider rocker but...when my sister had these Kork-ease shoes, and I was too young to have them, I have searched high and low for them since then. Well...Hello...they are now back at Nordstrom and Zappos, which is where I purchased them. Came in one day, as usual.

These are actually navy, which I needed, Preppy or not. I don't care...LOVE THEM!

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Did anyone else see Babel and wonder why it was up for an Academy Award? And supporting actresses up for awards were Cate Blanchett and the Japanese girl, but to me the Housekeeper was the best. A couple of questions: Did anyone notice that the housekeeper dropped the children in the dessert without shoes on and then when she went for help had on her high heels in the sand? How did "the mom" really die, did she shoot herself or jump off the balcony? And, the deaf girl wrote the investigator that short note, but when he was reading it at the end, it appeared very long...Just a few questions...any answers?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I've Been Tagged by "Life With Lulu"

Three Things...

Three Things That Scare Me:
1.Something bad happening to my children
2.Heights (although I was once a flight attendant)
3.Coming home to an empty house

Three People Who Make Me Laugh:
1. My dear friend Robin
3.Will Ferrell

Three Things I Love:
2.Fabric and sewing (that's two)
3. coffee

Three Things I Hate:
1. Folks who aren't "Themselves"
2. Complainers
3. cold, cold weather in the spring

Three Things I don't Understand
1. Why there are wars...can't we all just get along?
2. Why there are child molesters in this world.
3. Why people like to see the negative and not the positive in something

Three Things on My Desk:
1. I don't really have a desk
2. I fly by the seat of my pants
3. I appear unorganized but actually get lots done!

Things I am Doing Right Now:
1. My new habit of blogging
2. Monogramming some beach bags for friends going to the beach with me
3. sewing one for me...yea!

Three Things I want to do Before I Die:
1. Marry my three children off to wonderful spouses
2. educate my three children
3. be a grandmom

Three Things I Can do:
1. Monogram and Sew
2. Cheer..I cheered in college and for the Atlanta Falcons when they were collegiate-style in '87
3. Fall asleep at the drop of a hat

Three Things I Can't Do:
1. Math...
2. paint
3. be Type-A and stay organized

Three Things You should Listen to:
1. Fun Music
2. Your intuition
3. God when you pray

Three Things you Should Never Listen To:
1. Nay Sayers
2. Rap Music with bad language
3. Opinionated people

Things I Would Like To Learn:
1. When to Keep My mouth shut
2. to be humble
3. not to be so sensitive

Three Favorite Foods:
1. Sweets, sweets, sweets (any)
2. Salmon
3. boiled eggs

Three Shows I watched as a kid
1. Wonderful World of Disney
2. Green Acres
3. I Love Lucy

Three Things I Regret
1. Not nursing my first child longer
2. Not nursing my second child longer
3. Hardly nursing my third

And I will Tag...Tulip Mom, Pigtown Designs and Anne...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I'm Just a Girl Who Cain't Say No....

My dear friend's daughter said that "Mrs. Norman has never made or monogrammed for me", here is her beach bag. Her favorite color is periwinkle so the straps are periwinkle and the lining is periwinkle and white checked. It is simple but cute for a young lady...

What Preppy Things Can I Now Buy...?

Precious winner of The Masters with wife and baby boy....

Monday, April 9, 2007

Sunday, April 8, 2007

No Easter Pics

So sad...I didn't even take Easter pictures this morning. It was sooo cold and and my azaelias had frozen:( They were beautiful Thursday! ) We didn't really break-out the new Easter clothes, but wore warm spring clothes instead. I think we are moving into the next stage of life...Harry did hunt Easter eggs Thursday at school and today at The Farm after lunch. But, no pics from today. Did get some at school though...

Purse Request

I really was just making these not to sell, but someone did request one for a birthday present. I knew she loved animal print. I liked the giraffe fabric and the inside is a brown linen damask with a periwinkle checked pocket. Kerry, at More, More, More can't get mad because she is on a spending freeze this month anyway. I promise to make her one soon...

And, In Honor of our Beach Trip

Saturday, April 7, 2007

In Honor of the Masters

Golf Club Head Cover...

I love Needlepoint!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Good Friday...

My husband left with my youngest two, heading towards Augusta for the third round of The Masters .You know I have said..."Nothing says preppy like 'The Masters'". Oldest child is going to a birthday dance party and he said..."can't I just take money?"...the overacheiver in me says NO!...But, I bought this cute bag for $7.00 made by Two's Company and I put a name on it. Great gift...I think! My oldest and I are home and I am hoping my friend will come watch "Walk the Line" while our two are at the party.

Celebrate Spring!

I can't get over this website! I just used my springfling discount to take 15% off these already VERY reasonable prices. I ordered stickers for graduation gifts and labels for all my children! Check it out ...Touch of Whimsy Some samples I ordered!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Nothing says Preppy Like The Masters

Need I say more?

Birthday Necklace

Are you so tired of me talking about my birthday? I just made this ribbon necklace the day of and thought I would share. I've seen grosgrain ribbon necklaces before but I braided three different types of ribbon and attached to a belt buckle...No more talk know what...

Buckle from Les' Bon Ribbon

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Wonderful Birthday

I had a fabulous warm and sunny day. I had lunch at Chelsea's Tea Room with some of my best girlfriends. I have many thank you notes to write. I'll replenish my supply from Traylor Papers. I love Lulu...

Monday, April 2, 2007

Friend's Request

Since my other friend found out I had made her a beach bag, well...had to make her one too.
I liked the lining on this bag with the ocean fabric.

Pink and Green Preppy Gift

My dearest friend gave me this awesome rolling cooler. How cute will this be at Seaside? Love her!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Smells of Spring

Ordered this duo set of diffusers from Nordstrom and they both smell great. I love my indoor dogs but....