Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lilly Monopoly winner!

I am no good at screenshots and all that fancy stuff, but I put all the entries in Excel and used random.org to pick the number...

And the winner is...

Preppy Pink Crocodile!!!

Congrats! Please email me your information. :)


Friday, November 19, 2010

Lilly Warehouse sale

I just returned from the sale and goodness it was crazy! I thought fall was supposed to be a bit more tame!
We got tickets for this morning last night; I heard people had been camping out since Tuesday for a line number ticket; crazy!!! We got there around 5:15 and were out by 6:15! We were numbers 145 & 146; they said they were giving out 500 last night! (but only expecting 250 to show up).
Well, this morning at 6 I was glad we went yesterday! There were those with line numbers and then those without, and the line was so long for those without. So, we lined up at 6 upstairs and then they began taking groups downstairs to the other line outside of the sale. Well, I was a smidge perturbed since I was told yesterday by Lilly employees if we came later than 6:15 or so, we would lose our spot in line and our line number would be void! Well, lo-and-behold, from 6:15 until almost 7 people with line numbers were coming down and getting in line where their numbers were. I couldn't believe it! If I had known I could have moseyed down at the last second I could have slept in more!!
Well, anywho, we got into the sale around 7:10 and began shopping! I avoided the samples tables for the most part because those people are crazy! Grabbing and shoving and just throwing one of everything into their bags and carts. Its so rude and unladylike.
I got a bunch of great fall pieces from the past season but was bummed some that I had been eying were not there and others I already bought were. Win some, lose some I suppose.
I'm at work now, but when I get home, I will post pictures of my haul!!! I'm already wearing my Murfee Scarf in Catch of the Day Pink Toile.
Was anyone else there??? Did you get some great deals?


Sunday, November 14, 2010


Wow! I was just checking in to read some blogs I follow and saw I hit 40 followers! When I started months ago I never thought I would even have 1!

As a thank you for reading, I am having a giveaway!

I have a brand new, still wrapped Lilly Pulitzer Monopoly game I bought as a gift for a friend when I noticed she already has it! But I already have this version and it is too fun! I need to share it with you all!
To Enter:
You must be a follower! Please comment whether you new or 'old' follower! 1 entry

For Extra Entries:
2 for posting this giveaway on your blog
1 for sharing on twitter
1 for sharing on facebook

Please leave only one comment with all your entries; I will put it all together via Excel!
Giveaway closes at Midnight on November 25.

Good luck!

PS I will ship overseas if you win!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lilly Warehouse Sale

Valley Forge Convention Center finally updated the Lilly warehouse sale posting and we have details for line number distribution; the doors will open at 9 AM and numbers will be handed out at 6 pm. Now, I'm trying to be reasonable but how am I supposed to work to pay for my new Lilly if I'm supposed to be in line all day waiting for a number! I will probably get there around 3 or so and just hope its early enough to get a number for Friday morning.

Here are the details...

I am getting so excited; as usual!
Anyone else going???


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you Veterans!

I just want to take a quick moment to thank all of our Veterans; past, present and future. You are the reasons I can live in a land where I can vote and have a job and reach the highest degree of learning I chose. Thank you for my freedoms. And having a father who served in the Air Force in Vietnam and a grandfather who served in the Army in WWII, I know what those men and women in war had to sacrifice; mentally, physically and emotionally.

Thank you. You are my heroes.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Its Lilly's Birthday!

The woman who started it all with her juice stand is turning 79 and in honor of her...

let's pop open the champagne...

eat some yummy cupcakes....

and dance the night away!

Happy Birthday Lilly!

And for those of us celebrating today, there are many fab deals out there! Visit any Lilly store today for champagne and cupcakes and any purchase over $150 receives a passport holder and over $500 a tote!
Happy shopping Lilly-Lovers!


Thursday, November 4, 2010


Maybe I'm just uptight, but I went to Michael's craft store last night and they had Christmas music playing! Then I popped over to Lord & Taylor and guess what...more Christmas music! I can't stand it!
I love the holidays as much as the next person but goodness, all this holiday coming two months early sucks the fun out of it! And what happened to Thanksgiving...its like its not even happening this year. I love Thanksgiving; almost as much as Christmas and its a shame we can't even celebrate it properly because we are being rushed by retailers to Christmas in the beginning of November!
Even Lilly has given into the hype by listing their Holiday Gift Giving guide 2010 on their site. I don't want to think about holiday gift giving because its not the holiday season yet.
Maybe I'm being a scrooge but I think each holiday should be enjoyed and cherished; not just a mad dash to the next one.


PS, College Prepster is giving away tcfw note cards!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 2

No matter your affiliation, please vote today.
There are so many countries where people don't have the right to vote or it is unsafe to do so. Remember, you can't complain about the government if you didn't at least vote to try to have your voice heard!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween @ the manor

Well, our house isn't really a manor, but it was fun to say for the day! We had a lovely little get together on Saturday night with a few close friends and it was such fun. I obviously went overboard on the refreshments but it just means lots of leftovers for the hubs and I!

Decorations about the house.

The Candy bar was a hit! And so yummy.

Bobbing for apples!
How was your Halloween? Attend any get-togethers? Host an event yourself?