Me too! Jill over at Peeptoe Pumps and Pearls is giving away a strand of pearls she had got from China to celebrate her 100th post. Really I knew she was fabulous before, but this just confirmed it!! Make sure you go over there and check out her blog then make sure you enter to win these beauties!! (Jill I hope you don't mind I stole your pic... I may end up in blog jail)
Oh it's good to be back girlfriends! As some of you may know the northeast region was hit with a surprise storm we weren't quite ready for on Monday night. So in turn, I was powerless, as in I HAD NO POWER AT ALL. For two days. Let me tell you... you tend to take things for granted. Let's start with flushing, yup that's right I couldn't do it. Nor was I able to shower (electric pump, it sucks). We had no heat and it was freagin' cold. Hmmm, I made an over easy egg on a sterno, which was surprisingly ok. I obviously was unable to go to work. My phone died, so while the driveway was being plowed (yes plowed before halloween... CRAZY!) I was sitting in my car charging it. I mean I could have gone inside after plugging my phone in the car, but the house was boring, dark and cold so the car was a step up!!! So after two very long days of living little house on the prairie style the power came back Wednesday night. HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! Oh yeah I was doing the running man!! So girls, moral of the story is.... be happy you can flush!
Hope everyone has had a wonderful Halloween!! I am going to a party tomorrow and will hopefully have fabulous pics. I am going to be Mrs. Claus (with a much more fabulous outfit of course)! And as much as I would like to say boyfriend is dressing up as Santa I was only able to get him to wear a Santa hat, but I'll take it b/c he's not a big fan of the holiday!! Enjoy these cute wonderfully witchy shoes!
I have been tagged by A Southern Accent! I'm with you girl on loving my blog friends! Everyone is so wonderful and I must say much nicer than my "non blog friends" at the moment, ANYWHO that's another post! I am going to tag anyone that wants to share their "Top Fours". So here's the survey:
Top four wishes: - I wish that I could work for Vera Bradley. - I wish I could win the lottery. - I wish that I could give that girl at the office a makeover. - I wish I had a personal assistant.
Four places I want to travel: - Ireland ( i really want a sheep sweater.... baaaaaaaaaaaad! ha i am dork.) - Philippines (to meet family I have never met) - Italy (Ciao Bella!) - THE SOUTH (all my southern girls... I would love to see what YA'LL are all about!)
Four careers I want to be involved: - VERA . I would be so fabulous!! - I would love to own a Hallmark. - Broadway dancer - News anchor
Four things I would like God to say to me at the gates of Heaven: - You grandma's and grandpa's are ready for a big hug! - I'm ready for a hug too. - Here are you wings. - There's Vera here too!!!
Not only are these the shoe of the week but they are CHOCOLATE. Enough said. I think these would be a fabulous gift to give or receive. Gayle's Chocolates specializes in making these unique choclates. Check her out... I would love to see these at a bridal shower, sweet sixteen, or any fun female party!
Today I am in bake mode. I will be making chocolate chip cookies.... Mmmmmm! I decided to make them for boyfriend and his buddies because they are having a "Sunday Fun day"! (yes that is what THEY call it) All football all day. I also have a Lia Sophia party to go to tonight. I am excited to pick out some fabulous jewelry. So I will make a batch for my Sunday Fun NIGHT too! Cookies and Pinot Grigio sounds good right? Have a Happy Sunday!!
Are you entered in Monogram Chicks giveaway? Good! NOOOOW go to Preppy Little Dress and enter her giveaway! She is giving away... A SURPRISE! A preppy surprise that is! She is celebrating her 200th post and what better way than to share something great with all of us! Hmmm... I wonder what it could be?
I want a ring. I want to plan a wedding. I want to have a shower. I want it to be preppy and fabulous. I want to to try on wedding dresses. I want to wear colored shoes under it. I want to go on a honeymoon. I want a rehearsal dinner. I want a bachelorette party. I want to pick bridesmaids dresses. I want to buy favors. I want a custom monogram.
What a great preppy halloween swap! I had a fabulous partner, many thanks to Preppy Little Dress for all of my fabulous goodies! Check them out... Here they are all wrapped and looking oh so cute! I don't want to open them but the suspense is killing me!! Darling candle sticks! Light up pumpkins! Preppy organization! Starbucks gift card! Halloween towels! Preppy tea and candy! Scary Snickerdoodles! Does it get any better? ...and that wasn't all! Look at the surprise I found waiting for me on the bottom.. . oh how we love the preppy-ness!! Cheers to a successful swap! Thank you Pink Clutch for a hosting such a wonderfully wicked swap!!
Check out this fantastic website I rec'd an email about. It's called JELLIO and their goal is to combine childhood memories and unique funiture! Wouldn't it be great to have a delicious candy room? I love these Gummi Bear lights... I want to bite them! How about this cupcake chair!? I would love to plop my bee-hind in that comfy cupcake! Then there's the cupcake table. I mean really? It's a CUPCAKE TABLE!! Last but not least, the candy button table. Do not attempt to bite those sugary buttons!
Can you believe that I stayed EXACTLY the same... down to the ounces!? I couldn't believe it. I didn't gain an ounce and didn't loose an ounce. UG!
... and speaking of Uggs... my new ones arrived this week! I know that they are not my average preppy patent shoe but seriously have ya' ever been to the Poconos? It's darn cold here and I need to keep my dance teaching feet warm for class. Bring on the cold weather mother nature I am prepared!!
Go to Lands End and grab yourself one of these fabulous totes. The regular price is $49.50, the sale price you ask... $19.99! Add a monogram for only $5.00. What a deal! I already have my outfit picked out... a brown cable knit cardigan with a turquoise turtleneck. Too cute!
*UPDATE* I just found a code for free shipping... Promo Code: SHIPFREE Pin: 4566
My obsession for this week... The mini mule with grosgrain ribbon from Oka Bee. I have these in the staples black and brown and change the ribbon to match whatever I am wearing. I know... How fabulous!! Which reminds me I need to go out and find some preppy halloween ribbon for my black mules... Oh how I love grosgrain! I also have the sandals with changeable ribbon, they were too cute in the summer. They even make them for the mini shoe addicts. I would love to see some sort of birthday ribbon in them for a little one to go to school in! Perhaps even a cupcake ribbon! Oh I'm all over it now, add cupcake ribbon to the halloween ribbon... CHECK!
So another week of dieting (oh wait it's a "LIFESTYLE CHANGE") and it was successful. And another week brings another weigh in. Drum roll please........... down 1.6lbs! I know I was aiming for 2 lbs down, but hey I'll take whatever "down" the scale gives me. What got me through this week? The Boca Burger! The vegan burger on a WW english muffin is only 2pts! Add a little fat free mayo with a slice of fat free cheese and your good to go. I know its not anything close to a "real cheeseburger" but it sure does fill you up and for 100 calories its a miracle on a bun! Total loss: 6lbs