Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Crazy 60s?...




I was born in 1965... I bought season one of "Mad Men" and I am hooked. Okay, there is way too much smoking and drinking, but I love January Jones' character. She was just featured in Town and Country. I think it's the clothes I love the most. One scene, Betty Draper had on an embroidered top with seahorses that buttoned down the back, gorgeous and she was headed to the beach! (in her yellow preppy station wagon) This series reminds me of Bewitched. Darren even commuted to Manhattan from Conn. for his advertising job. Anyone else enjoy this series?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dashing Through the Snow...

I hardly had time to blog before vacation, so it is so nice to sit down with hubby's laptop, sip coffee and peruse some of my favorite blogs. Hope everyone had a joyful, peaceful Christmas...one full of love and hope.
We are enjoying all of the fresh powder.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Preppy Christmas!...



Beavercreek Co. For Christmas! Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Get Your Merry On!

Tis the monogramming season!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Brrr...It Is Cold!

Is it January already? The good thing is I have been inside and able to finally put together this diaper bag for a friend with whom I work...It is for her daughter who just had a baby girl. The bright fabric is laminated so I put it inside and the bottom. The pocket inside is made for a bottle.



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wow...November already!


I totally missed the month of October posting. Busy with football season...But, it is over:( My son punted and played D Back but I know we have two more years and I am hopeful for two great years ahead...but...they...were tired...and ready for a break. This is a pic from August and the first day of school...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Little Project

I have been busy with this project for about two months or so... I wanted an outdoor fireplace and decided to add a screened porch which seemed more useful than a patio with one. A patio and pool are on the backburner...but, times are tough, and not sure about spending $$$$ right now. We had my son's sixteenth "Sweet" party already before the porch was finished. We call it the "Sanctuary"...many naps already out there!




Monday, September 29, 2008

Homecoming Fun

Fun week for everyone but my son had to stay focused for football. They won and are 5-0! It was a beautiful day here friday for a parade. My youngest threw candy for my oldest son's girlfriend...shown here. She was this year's Junior Class Representative. More pics later of the parade...



 
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Have A Driver...Yikes!!!


Yes, I have a sixteen year old and so far, so good....It comes when I know I can't be three places at one time so I tell him, "grab Bojangles, and meet us at little one's football field. The convenience seems to outway my nervousness! This is not a younger sibling, but a special buddy whom he bought and shared an icee with this summer.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Precious!

One Fabulous Mom has given me the sweetest gift. I tried to take a break from blogging because I thought I should be active instead of sitting around the computer all day. Well, ten pounds later, and yummy friends being missed, maybe I'll be back more! ***Editor's Note: I weigh 10 pounds more, so I might as well blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I've Just Got to Catch Up!




You Are a Coconut Flavored Popsicle



You are easygoing. For you, summer is definitely a time to kick back.

You are a peaceful soul. You shy away from drama and stress.



You are a warm and compassionate. You give everyone a fair chance.

Your tastes tend to be simple. You rather have a few high quality items than a bunch of junk.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Wow...last Monday, July 14th, I chaired a luncheon for FCA to raise money for female christian athletes in NW Georgia...I introduced Katharyn Richt and she spoke to an audience of almost 300 women...Amazing...
She is the official "water girl" for the dawgs...And, according to her hubbie, the best they have ever had...Today, my son left for FCA camp...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Don't Faint....I Am Posting!

We just returned from a Fabulous Fourth Vaca! It isn't because I have been busy that I haven't posted, maybe just lazy! It's nice to be lazy...
Our view and path to the beach....



Harry won the Sea Island Fun Run for his age group...


Dancing the night away after BINGO...



Not dancing the night away...



Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th! Thanks to all my blogging friends for checking up on me! I'll try to check in more often!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

All is well...


Just been busy as a bee with monogramming with graduation here...Please be patient if I owe you a towel:o)
And busy with three children and their activities well...just life!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Well...I'm Back

And, it was wonderful. The most relaxing vacation ever...And, I didn't even miss the computer, so I am slow to post and have been living life at a slower pace...This may be my last post for a while...Yesterday I planted some tomatoes, peppers and lavendar. I also planted two climbing rose bushes. I watched my robins leave their nest on my front porch...I watched from my back porch as mama and daddy Bluebird flew into their house and fed their little babies....I think, all the time I sit at my computer, I could be doing something useful. (like walk another lap around the block and enjoy the beauty of spring, cook supper for my family or heck, maybe clean the house)
Enjoy the week! Friday is Arbor Day....maybe I'll dig in the dirt some more:)
This was our townhouse overlooking the gulf... The top floor balcony came off of my master suite!It was paradise!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spring Break...


Beach baby, beach baby, there on the sand
From July to the end of September/ okay, it's April...but, still, that's where I'll be ...See ya'll in a week. I'm sooo not taking my laptop...pinky swear...)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Masters Begins...


This is one of my favorite times of the year. The azaelias are blooming, and this tournament just spells preppiness. Many folks are "Workin' The Prep" this week in Augusta. For official info...click here.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My Word Cloud


You may find your own Word Cloud at Snap Shirts...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Bloom Where You Are Planted!

Last year I posted about these tulips at my mail box...This year, there are even more! Must be another God Thing..as I always need hope through the cold and rainy months. I can't help but smile when I see these because it has been years since the bulbs were planted.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

And, The Winner Is...

I am using Violets Are Blue random number generator...The randomly picked number is: 20


Lowest Number 1
Highest Number 41
So Oh Mommy you are the winner! Thanks for all who participated!!! What fun!
If you get a chance, go to Kiki's blog...Wow...I am thanking her for thanking me!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wow...250!

Okay, here goes...In honor of my babbling for over a year now, I am giving away a personalized beach towel....monogrammed, embroidered with a bulldawg or sailboat for your little one...whatever! I can do these much faster than the bags. So leave a comment and I'll draw a name Sunday night! Have a great weekend:o) tootleloo!


Thursday, April 3, 2008

#249 Post...Stay Tuned!

Two questions answered:

1. For my birthday I received some fab gifts from friends...Mani and pedi gift certificate, two pairs of flip-flops, gardening items that I love, Banana Republic bath wash and lotion which smells great, gosh just too much! My little work place gave me a Vera Bradley hanging bag and travel bag. How nice was that? And then my hubby shopped himself and gave me a Michael Stars top and Elliot Lauren bermudas that he picked out, a bottle of red wine...okay two...and a one hour massage gift certificate...whoohoo...and, well, I'm getting a new outdoor family space with grill, fireplace and patio. They are starting next week and I'll post pics for sure. I am very excited about this because I love, love to be outside.
The flip-flops are called Switch Flops ..mine are actually black and white polka dots...Check out their website...Very cute and I love the wedge heel!








2. I don't have an Etsy store because it would totally ruin my mojo...seriously, I am so impulsive and I love to just make up a gift at the spur of the moment but if I have it hanging over my head it's not fun...If I had 10 bags to make I would not be happy! I am easily stressed and so busy with family right now. But I love to make gifts for those I love...

Fabulous Birthday!


Thanks for all the well wishes. I couldn't have asked for a better day! Beautiful weather , my children nice to me, gifts, etc....I am very blessed...
In a couple more posts I will be at 250 so stayed tuned for my givaway to commemorate my bragging...cough...I mean sharing...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I Hope You're Tickled Pink!...and Green...

Heading out to mail a gift to fellow blogger who also celebrated a birthday this week! Have I told you mine is tomorrow? Oh, I have? Sorry about that.
This towel has ribbons sewn at the top to tie onto the lounge/beach chair.


T-Shirts on their Way

These are for The Mrs.'s son...I wanted to try out some new fonts and I had these bright colored t-shirts...So I'm making a trip to the post office today!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Well, I don't know about This...

I am Elizabeth Bennet!


Take the Quiz here!


I took the quiz a few times because I sometimes had two answers to a question, but never was I the sensible Elinor Dashwood.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

More Towels...

Obviously, I am thinking of the beach. A couple of gifts I am showing...
A groovy design for Genia's 40th...Happy Birthday!




For your Easter basket:o) I am going to start putting the design at the top of the towel (like the starfish) from now on so that when the towel is on a chair, it can be seen...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beautiful Night at the Ballpark...

We lost badly, but we played in AT&T Stadium in Chattanooga where the Lookouts play so it was fun for my oldest child. He is a freshman and was put on the mound with a couple of players on...luckily, that didn't count against him when they scored. Like I said a beautiful night...



And, another towel that I sent to my mom along with other goodies for her birthday..Happy Birthday Mimi...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ooooh..I like This!

Guidelines For Happiness:
1. Free your heart from hate.
2. Free your mind from worry.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

* Birthday celebration has begun. Birthday one week away...And, the beach is three weeks away...Does this follow along with these guidelines?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My Machine is Back...

and, I am over the anger. Even though two things are "off" since its return. But... channeling the negative vibes into creative energy for spring and beach towels...Here is the first for a five year old boy...



Just a little birthday box with covered pin attached..