Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Hope everyone is having a great summer!! I am going to try to reconnect with all my blogger friends... I totally have been consumed by life:) I truly even forgot how to do this!!
Love,Love,Love YA

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hello..Missed you tons!!

Ok I must confess! I have been super busy being Mommie to my little ones. I miss all my blogger friends so much and hope all of you are doing well. How was the holidays? Wishing you a blessed year. I am going to attempt to blog again and look forward to hearing about all that you have been up to. I posted some recent pic of the girls on my Mermaid blog!
Love,Love,Love YA

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Girlie Dresses!!!

Got these fabulous dresses for an upcoming photo session for the girls! You have to check out my house disaster on my other blog. Think I need a glass of wine!!! Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!
Love,Love,Love YA

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Southern Accents Says Good-bye

Southern Accents Says Good-bye

I was so sad to read this and can not believe another one of my favorite mags are no longer around!
This was borrowed from Southern Accents.com

A Note from Editor in Chief Karen Carroll
As many of you may have heard by now, Southern Accents is closing and the September-October issue will be our last. For the past 32 years, it has been our great privilege to work with so many talented, creative people to showcase beautiful houses and gardens, and to be a champion of the gracious lifestyle of this wonderful region we call home. We deeply appreciate the loyalty and support that our readers–both of the magazine and our blog–have shown us. You are the reason it has been such a joy to be a part of this industry and we appreciate you more than we can say.

Love,Love,Love YA

Monday, October 12, 2009

I so did not not drop off the face of the earth....

Ok, it seems like I just disappeared. I have not been able to find the time to blog. I miss reading everyone's posts and hearing from everyone. It just seemed so much easier when the girls were home all summer. With school and all the extra activities and volunteering.... cooking & cleaning and all that goes along with being a SAHM and full time wife.....I have found little to no time for me. Matter of fact as I am writing this, I forgot that I have a tap class tonight. Doesn't look like I will be going, as hubbie went to NFL game tonight. Don't think they would appreciate me bring my girls to class.
Other then that we are loving fall and looking forward to the up coming holidays. The girls are scooting and riding bikes around the house. All have been feed and are ready for bed. I am so EXCITED about Zoe tonight. Sad this will be the last one of the season. Have a fabulous night & can't wait to hear from ya!! Missed ya tons. I also promise to post about the mermaids:)
Love,Love,Love YA

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fabulous Find.....

Hope everyone is having a great September, I can not believe that it almost over. I am loving these Tretorn sneakers from JCrew!
I am also loving the Pumpkin Spice Latte's this season. Last year - I wasn't so into to them. This year - I can't get enough of them.
A grande has 380 calories 120 fat calories.... total fat 13 total carbohydrates 51 sugar grams 49 Yikes!!!!
I wonder why my size two pants are a bit tight around the waist!!
Image borrowed from JCrew

Love,Love,Love YA

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Four Seasons

Hello.... I have some catching up to do... I so have to start posting again and read all my daily reads. I also have to acknowledge an award that I got. I totally forgot who gave it to me..... I have been away tooooo long.
Just watching one of my favorite fall movies. The Four Seasons... I feel in love with this movie as a child. Do you have any friends that you vacation with? I use to travel with the same three couples on every trip and then a break-up happened and we no longer vaca together. Traveling with friends you love..... Priceless!!!
Love,Love,Love YA

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

Wishing everyone a fabulous Labor Day Weekend. The Last Long weekend of summer!!! You know I will have my toes in the sand and a cocktail in hand!! Hope you spend it with loved ones and build many memories!!!
Love,Love,Love YA

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tucker Blair Flip Flop - Labor Day Sale!!

20% off all Tucker Blair Needlepoint Flops for Labor Day

Enter the code: "laborday" at checkout.

Enjoy the last beach week of summer!

Love,Love,Love YA

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Look what arrived at my door!!

As many of you know, we all have the flu here at my house. At least us Girls do!! This just came to my door from my Mother & Father In Law. How sweet and thoughtful!
As for MIL's..... let's just say -not all are created the same. As this one is a fabulous MIL.
Grammy Su-Su is beyond loving to my girls and I. She is my husband step mom. So even more fabulous that she is so loving & giving to us!!! I am beyond grateful. HUGS & THANK YOU!!! As Little Eloise G put it ..... cool... way cool!!
Love,Love,Love YA

Loving the New Lilly Shifts!!

I am a true lover of Lilly...... I have worn her stuff for many years and have even had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous Lilly. With that being said, I am excited to see that this season's Lilly is returning to it's roots. The new shifts are not only cut the way they use to be... but the fabric is also thick. I have several of my old shifts by Lilly that all use to be this thick...yes the summer shifts too.
I have found some of the dress are so thin and not even lined. I also think the price of 168.00 & 198.00 is nice. Last season...some of the dresses were up to 400.00! I am all for quality...so if it made right then the price would not be shocking. At this price it sure makes you want to run out and buy it at full price...as usually most of us wait till those bad boys go on sale. Thoughts???

All images borrowed from Lilly Pulitzer.Com
Love,Love,Love YA

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


These are not my style, however I so had to post on the difference in price. At Gilt .com they are 88.00 & at Neimans they are 355.00!! I love seeing all the top brands at Gilt... I have not purchased from them yet. My BFF did and word to the wise.... it is final sale on most items. She ordered a really fabulous St. Christopher bracelet by Alex and Ani- it was not her style and she so graciously gave it to me. I am bananas for it ....as it came from her and well I was having one of those weeks! Huge Hugs!!!
So check out Gilt.com- but be sure to read the fine print.
How is your getting back to school going? I have one with a stuffed up nose and we all will be going in see if we have a cold.
Have a fabulous day!!
Love,Love,Love YA

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I was tagged!!! Favorite Summer Memories!!

I was tagged by JMW.... You know her blog is fabulous!!! I then realized that I was originally tagged by The Entertaining House....her blog is fabulous..... then my blonde moments made me think - I think I was tagged for the same thing by the MRS. (One Fabulous MOM).......her blog is fabulous and she was the creator of this wonderful post!!!
Then I am reading her post and truly think that we are sisters from another mother....as I share in her favorite things!!

Favorite Summer Cocktail......... This summer it was the Mojito. I am crazy for fresh mint leaves!!! Usually it is the Patron Margarita on the rocks- no salt..... fresh limes please!!!

Favorite Summer Movie........ Grease was my favorite summer movie for most my life. I saw it the day it came out ....for my birthday! I think I was eight? So that is a must!! I love to see Blue Crush.... it reminds me of my many summers in Hawaii. Some my say Cheesey movie...but the islands are the best!!! To date my favorite summer must is Something's Gotta Give.
It is like the Family Stone..... we start watching in October and it is our Family Christmas movie!!!

Favorite Summer Song........Summertime (1957 Version) done by the fabulous Ella Fitzgerald. However.. the Sam Cooke version is the one I remember listening too as a child. If that doesn't make you want to be at the beach with your toes in the sand and a cocktail in the hand.... I don't know what does!!!

Favorite Summer Time Outfit....... I live it everyday.... Lilly Pulitzer or White Dry Cleaned Jeans and a monogrammed polo. Of course pearls around the neck and Steve Bonnano's on the feet!!!

Favorite Summer Reading.......... You know I am a Town & Country girl and my summer reading list is theirs! Each summer they guide me to what I need to be reading!!! Geek Alert - I totally write down the books I need to read and cross them off as I go!!! Social Climbers is a must for anyone who has not read it....

Favorite Summer Moment......... Summer vacations with my family. I summered each summer with my grandparents in Hawaii.... those memories are priceless. I am hoping our girls will cherish the memories that we are making each summer.

I now tag these following fabulous blogs.......I hope I don't tag anyone already tagged..as I am a little late on this!!!

* Social Climbers
* Queen Bee & Her Boys
* Dee's Aventure's
* Pretty In Pink
* Southern Sugar
* Domestic Designer
* Bitsy
* Diana .... aka..... MEME
* Poolside with the Girls
* Mes Petit Chou

Love,Love,Love YA

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Big Papa!!!

Ok...tonight is Atlanta Housewives!! I just found out who Big Papa was. Wow is his home off the charts. If you have not seen it - you have to check it out. It puts the Spelling Manor a run for it's money. I wonder if we will ever see Big Papa on the show? The wife seems so nice and sweet. Bless her heart! Ok - today was the first day that both girls were healthy and attending a whole day of school. I am beyond proud of them and miss them terribly. I must say it was so nice to be able to cook dinner - clean the house and have all organized for our evening routine. Have a fabulous day!!!!
You know I have no clue how to add a link...I don't know if you can click on the Tmz above..it will show you the MTV tour of the casa!!! You know this blogging for me - is always a work in progress!!
Love,Love,Love YA
All images borrowed from Tmz

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I just Die.....

I am so happy that Rachel Zoe is back... did you not go bananas? Thoughts??? Sorry I have not been blogging, Mama Camp has come an end and the little ones have started school. I balled my eyes out and felt so lost with out them. They are loving school and I think they miss me a little. How is your returning to school going? Love,Love,Love YA
Images borrowed from thatgirllucy & shophop.com & loudreams!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Good Wishes

100 good wishes sterling silver beaded necklaceOne wish is never enough! That is why we created our new 100 Good Wishes necklace. Now you have the power to multiply your wishes. Each bead on the necklace- represents a wish. Wear it long or wrap it around your neck for a layered look. 100 great reasons to wear it!

card message:
balance compassion trust luck peace kindness love strength wish clarity real miracle wisdom satisfaction imagination faith fortune vision calm beauty spirit hope integrity bliss enjoy be power live optimism relax grace forever thanks believe patience courage laugh gratitude refresh savor simplify character harmony tranquility pause restore treasure reflect aspire leap dare listen learn dream awaken build embrace support smile experience delight revel indulge celebrate seek originality longevity glee success brilliance comfort greatness unity triumph abundance health loyalty serenity knowledge joy charm warmth humor enchantment happiness contentment friendship healing freedom create begin sing forgiveness cherish protection confidence play good positivity growth

I received this as a birthday gift, is this not the cutest thing? Wishing everyone Good Wishes this weekend! Have a fabulous weekend and hope you are spending it with your loved ones!!
Love,Love,Love YA
All images borrowed from Dogeared.com

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Hair Do.... Thoughts??

OK... getting hair cut today... thoughts? I love changing my hair do ever fall. I love changing my look... I always wonder how one keeps the same hair color and cut for years? I keep my dress preppy to a fault so it is my hair that I change! Sorry about the comments - I some how lost them and well they are found....... Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by.

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images borrowed from star pulse, top news & china daily...askmen.com!
Love,Love,Love YA

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Diets...not so good...

Ok that cookie diet thing lasted a day. Who can go with not eating what they want, it just makes you want it more! I am just going to run and do yoga.....give up the cocktails and see how it goes. Labor day is right around the way!! Ok - Miami Social was too funny last night. Can not wait for the Atlanta Housewives!!
Love,Love,Love YA

Sunday, August 16, 2009

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE...The September issue of Vogue!!

As summer comes to an end, Fashion Week is around the corner. What girl does not await the issue of September's Vogue? I feel in love with Vogue at a very young age and all Vogueies.... know September is the BEST. We'll I am over the moon awaiting the movie....
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE!! This is going to be a fabulous movie..even if it is bad... who won't eat up the images of that fantastic fashion. I adore the Anna Wintour hair-cut, I have sported it once or twice. Hubbie is not such a fan of this cut and dreads when I feel the need to cut it in this style. It so reminds me of my younger years. Are you as equally excited about this movie? Are you awaiting the September issue of Vogue? Have you ever sported this hair cut?? Who's hair do you think is more flattering... Anna or Ricki??

Images borrowed from evilbbeetgossip & Star Pulse!
Love,Love,Love YA

Friday, August 14, 2009

Julie & Julia

I loved, loved, loved the book. I read it the first week it came out. Anything to do with cooking.. it is my passion. I hope to go attend culinary school one day... it is on my bucket list. So I can not wait to see this movie. Meryl Streep is just beyond fabulous. Does it get any better?? We will being doing the Zoo today and then hitting the movies. Little Eloise E & Eloise G are pretty excited about seeing it...they love Mama Mia. Do you think it is ok for four year olds? Is anyone else going to see this?
OK - made it through the Housewives with out wine...but are they not one big HUGE HOT MESS. Boy- could you write this stuff? Life is way to short to be that self-centered...what do you think about them? It is like an addiction. I watch with my mouth dropped in shock and can not seem to change the channel. Had a cookie,two poached eggs and black coffee... here it goes... another day of cookies! Minus butter, cream and wine... my favorite things!!

Images borrowed from Wild about movies, Chicago Tribune, & Stephen Lovekin/Getty images!
Love,Love,Love YA

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My first DIET....

Ok... I have to tell you. I am 5 3 and always weigh in at 105- 110. I love love love to eat and drink. Living life to the fullest... I will eat anything at any time of the day. I have been known to never worry about my weight..as I run and do Yoga. Let's face it I have been blessed....Worrying about food.. no way.... WELLLLLL turning 38 and twins has changed everything. This summer - I did my usual traveling, eating, drinking and being merry. Weighing in at 121.5 - I have gone up two bra sizes and look like there is a baby in my belly. So this leads me to my new adventure. The Smart for Life -Cookie Diet. I have had numerous friends do it. Has anyone done it? The cookies are organic. I just have to eat six of them and then dinner. Minus my usual "lemon" water and wine. No natural sugar- no lemons!
Two weeks- how hard can this be? So here it goes, any suggestions???
This picture above is borrowed from Hamptons and is my inspiraion!!

Love,Love,Love YA

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gracious & Grateful

We are back from our trip and we had a fabulous time. Hoping everyone is enjoying the last days of summer. This leads me to my story...... You know when you are a resort or club pool there are friendly unspoken rules. Especially when you have little ones.
  1. Don't take other children's toys.
  2. Don't pooh in the pool!
  3. Don't take children's rafts that don't belong to you.
OK.... Someone had their five year old take a pooh in the pool!! The pool had to be shut down. WTH!! One day we where playing at the pool and another little girl was taking all our pool toys. My little ladies are four and really are not into sharing with strangers that take their stuff. Eloise E kept going up to the little girl..."May I have my turtle back".... this went on forever. At one point Eloise E came to me in tears. The Mom was like CLUELESS. Do you not tell your little ones not to touch stuff that does not belong to them...HELLO!
The best was when we went to the DIVE-IN (Nemo was the movie of the evening).
I- of course brought my own(Lobster) rafts for my girls. The resort supplied rafts that were tubes and of course ran out. I had numerous parents come up to ask if they could have my rafts? The girls were swimming around in the pool..waiting for the movie to start. Why would anyone want to take a four year olds raft for their older children? WTH.... The best was when the parents then...sent their kids to ask for the rafts. I had a five year old tell me off... insisting that I give her the rafts. It was clear that they were not provided...as they were the only lobster rafts. I truly was in shock.
My conclusion to all this- WTH? Have you ever had any such experience?

Love,Love,Love YA

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Off to the LAST Get-AWAY of the SUMMER!!

Have a fabulous week and I will be back blogging next week. Cheerio for now.......
Love,Love,Love YA

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thoughts on this???

You might have to stop the music below to hear the video. Have you ever encountered this problem with your party planner???

Images borrowed from Dime Wars/Bravo.com

Love,Love,Love YA

Thursday, July 30, 2009

9 Years ago today......

We said I DO with family & friends here......
Love,Love,Love YA

Taking it one day at a time!