Monday, August 29, 2011

I Would Like To Thank...

Jen from Southern Blonde for awarding me with this lovely blog award! She is one of sweetest southern ladies I know!

There are a few rules that come along with this award, they are:

  • thank the person who gave you the award & link back to them on your blog

  • share seven things about yourself

  • pass along the award to up to fifteen bloggers

I would like to award this to:

  • Here On Hartland, Kathy is my aunt & someone I have always admired. She is an amazing woman with a kind heart & soul..

Now for the seven things about me:

  1. I'm turning 40 in 5 weeks, YIKES! I'm experiencing major anxiety over this, even though I didn't think it would bother me.

  2. I have a huge fear of dying young and leaving my children motherless.

  3. I'm not a fan of french fries or potato chips.

  4. Okay, this is a biggie; I HATE COFFEE! I start each morning with a fountain diet coke, preferably from DQ.

  5. Wrapping presents is one of favorite things to do, so much so that I've thought about offering my services for the holidays.

  6. Going to the mailbox is one of the highlights of my day. I wish more people sent snail mail, it's much more personal.

  7. When I was 18 I moved to New Rochelle, New York to work as a live-in nanny for 7 year-old twins whose parents worked in the city at Pl@yboy & Price W@terhouse. I stayed six-weeks and high-tailed it home.

This has been really fun, thanks again Jen for the award!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Classic Style~~Plus Size

Ashley Falcon for Talbots

Talbots styled by Ashley Falcon

I have talked before about how hard it is to find classic pieces of clothing in plus sizes. This week Ashley Falcon joined Talbots as a stylist and let me tell you this gal knows a thing or two about fashion, for any size. She has posted several videos on Talbots' website on how to choose the right style & fit for your body. I buy 75% of my wardrobe from Talbots and I'm thrilled with their latest fall line.

Brooks Brothers Woman

Brooks Brother Woman

Also, this week I discovered that Brooks Brothers has an online plus size department. I received my first dress shirt from them today and I'm in love with the fit, quality & value. I will definitely be ordering again.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Uncharted Waters

If you think waking up three times a night to feed a newborn, carrying a diaper bag everywhere you go, wondering if your baby is ready for solids when the doctors says to wait is hard...just you wait, it's a whole new world when your child is on the verge of becoming a teenager!

Most days I feel like the world's worst mother! He wants skinny jeans from all the trendy stores, I want him to wear Polo & Brooks Brothers, he listens to music I can't stand, he barely grunts when you ask him a question and forget about trying to feed him, all he wants is McDonalds & cheese sticks.

Then there are those precious few moments when he wants to talk to me and gives me the biggest hug that gives me the courage to live through another day. Keep in mind he has the sweetest personality in the world!

I know that this is an important time in his life, finding his individuality, his style, his independence. I'm not ready for all these changes, I still want to pick out his clothes & brush teeth.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Last week was one of best weeks of my life! Tom & I spent the week in Destin, Florida without the children! His parents graciously kept the boys for a few days so we could getaway and reconnect. Every couple needs a vacation without the children at least once a year, we are already planning for next year ;)

Monday, August 8, 2011

And The Winners Are...

Kathy from Here on Hartland


Ms Bake-It

Please email me at with your name & address!

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's GIVEAWAY Monday

I just love GIVEAWAYS, don't you? I will be giving one lucky reader a subscription to one of my favorite magazines, Southern Lady. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite blog (I'm needing some new reading material, lol) and you're entered, it's that simple!

Also, my lovely aunt at Here On Hartland is hosting her very first giveaway stop by and leave her a comment to enter!

Oh how I love giving stuff away!!