March 12, 2011

Save Me Space on the BambooPink Bandwagon...

So, BambooPink. I'm sure most of you have heard this mentioned over the past couple of weeks. Me too. And honestly, the first couple of times I saw it, I just skimmed right over. I'm sure we've all seen this type of thing before....sounds too good to be true, and sure enough, a wonderful "opportunity" ends up costing you money. But then a few people in the blogoverse who I think very highly of joined in. And so I thought about it and did a little more research. And said, why not?

If you've been reading this blog at all, you know two things: (1) I am highly skeptical (this may be one of the only lasting lessons of law school) and (2) I am cheap like a good bargain. I actually read all the fine print in the agreement (Lawyered!) and have not paid a cent to join this team. I'm really intrigued to find out more as time goes on and will definitely keep you all posted as I learn more.

Below is the official company line.








Join what is expected to be the fastest growing women’s internet start-up company in history with Bamboopink.


Bamboopink is a new fashionable, yet affordable jewelry line made and designed by JudeFrances, a famous, high-end designer whose current line is sold in upscale department stores, is all over the red carpet and worn by Oprah! Check them out at www.judefrances.com. This company is the first of its kind, an internet launched company with virtual trunk shows…there are no parties to host and no phone calls to make.


Sign-ups are free, with no risks or obligations. The free signing period is only for 30 days (through March 15), after that you will have to pay to be a consultant.


What sets this company apart from other direct sales companies:


* GROUND FLOOR opportunity (probably won’t ever happen to you again!)


* Strongest comp plan in the industry


* Very successful “designer” multi-million dollar jeweler making/backing this jewelry, so sure to be successful


* Instead of growing one sales rep at a time, this business model using the free sign-up period – we can grow hundreds of sales reps at a time – but the time to do that is NOW!


This company is going to explode in a few weeks with a national press release and official launch. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So be one of the first to sign up!


Then you can do the same as me and get credit for signing up your friends, which is what we are compensated for with jewelry and other great prizes. It is not about selling the jewelry at this point, but networking and creating interest. If you decide not to sell, you have lost nothing and your name is dropped from the list.


It’s simple to sign up, go to my site: www.bamboopink.net/ThirdCoastPrep

Little known fact about TCP: When I grow up, I want to own a little shop. One that doesn't really sell anything in particular, but a little bit of everything that I like. Jewelry. Stationery. Monogrammed stuff. Maybe some baby gear. The odd pair of shoes or item of women's clothing. The place you turn to when it's the day of an event and you need a baby gift/ hostess gift/ birthday present, etc. A shop like the late, great Multiple Choices. Maybe this is my first baby step into that dream. Or maybe I'll just buy a few cute bracelets and call it a day. Who knows. I'll keep you posted.

March 09, 2011

Squirrel-mageddon

So if you follow me on Twitter, you know what's been going on in the TCP household of late: the War on Squirrels. We had FOUR of the vile rodents coming and going in our attic, one slutty female and three males. Apparently, it is squirrel breeding season (file that under Things I Never Wanted to Know) and they were setting up housekeeping. In my house.

One wildlife removal specialist, one attic solutions specialist, five traps on the roof, and several hundred dollars later, we appear to be (knock wood) squirrel free. THANK YOU BABY JESUS. I can honestly say that the sound of them scratching in the ceiling will probably give me nighmares for the rest of my life. Horrifying. I wish I had recorded it so I could play it for the clearly mentally deficient residents of my neighborhood who insist on feeding the little buggers. People, they are just rats with mall hair! Do not feed them!!

Moving along, we are getting ready around here for Mini #2's second birthday! How did that happen? He is supposed to remain my baby for-eva. He is All Boy these days, obsessed with trucks, sports, and wrestling with his brother. The two of them are the best of friends and the worst of enemies. In five minutes time, they can go from cuddling together on the couch together to full-fledged, death-to-the-loser wrestlemania. Oy.

The boys and I are also counting down to our trip to Alabama. We're going to visit my brother in Birmingham again, and then spend a few days down on the Gulf Coast. So excited. Am ordering record high temps, because I am so over this cold weather.

February 10, 2011

Two Things

So, two days running! I'm on a roll now. (And, can I just say thanks for all the comments welcoming me back? So great to hear!)

Firstly, Sperry Women's and Kids' on Rue La La today. The women's stuff is fine, but I am dying over the girl's shoes. DYING.


Secondly, and this is last minute I know, but Emily Lacey is having a sale that is crazy-good. Again, more fun for girls stuff, but you can design your own smocked outfits for a very reasonable price... 50% off. Your order must be placed by February 11 (tomorrow!) but you get to pick the fabric, the style, the smocked design, etc. How much fun is that? I'm so tempted, but after Mr TC referred to Mini #2's longall as "a dress" today, I'm not sure how the smocking would go over around here!

February 09, 2011

Don't Call It a Comeback...

I went out with my college girlfriends last Saturday night. Girls' night. There are about 10 of us out, drinking a lot of wine, when one of my friends starts giving me a lecture. On abandoning my blog. And you know, she was right. I do miss it. I love me some twitter, but on occasion, my opinions simply cannot be confined to less than 140 characters. (I know, you're simply shocked.)

So thank you, T, for the kick in the pants. I will try. You might be the only one still reading, though!!

What's new at the TCP house? In a nutshell, I am completely over winter and the related CONSTANT illnesses of the TCP boys, Mini #2 started climbing out of his crib this week (Lord give me strength), and I am attempting to learn how to use my sewing machine. That should be good for a laugh. I did, however, get a machine that does a monogram stitch. So I have a good incentive here. Also, my Jersey Shore and Bachelor mania continues...

August 05, 2010

Blog Sale!

So I make no promises of regular posting, but one of my summer to-do list items was to clear out the closets a bit. Two pregnancies in the last four years has made for a wide range of sizes in my wardrobe, and a few Lillys, VV, or Cape Madras items that aren't the best fit.


I considered posting these on eBay or on Re-Lilly, but am lazy and thought I would try this first. So let's see how this goes! (And please forgive my wretched photography. I'm bad enough at taking snapshots of people, let alone close ups of clothing!! And yes, I realize some are sideways, but I can't flip them.)

All are in excellent used condition. Paypal only, and add $5 for shipping on each item. Email me with any questions at thirdcoastpreppy@gmail.com, and thanks for looking!

Wyatt top in Parade Pink Seaside Gingham, size 6. Very forgiving...I actually wore this as an early stages maternity/ post-partum top. $20



Blayne Dress in White Scales and Tails, size 4. I love this dress...wore it only a few times, but once was for my launch party! $45




Lilly capris in Green Too Jays, size 2. Great condition, just never wear capris anymore. $10











Courtland skirt in Seaspray blue, size 4. Picked it up on Rue La La last year, and wore it maybe twice. Just doesn't fit me well. (At this point, the camera entirely died, due to some sort of "lens error.")







Tankini top in Cheery-O print, size 2. This is for the TOP ONLY. The bottom still fits me (I just bought a solid white tankini top to wear with it), and to be quite honest, the idea of selling a used bikini bottom pretty much skeeves me out. But the top is adorable, one of my favorite prints, so I'd love to find a home for it. $5







And a few non-Lilly items....


Cape Madras fun skirt in Crecent madras, size 4. Love, love, love Cape Madras, but it's too big. $15















J.Crew british khaki chino skirt, size 2. Love this with riding boots in the fall, but feeling a little too elderly to pull off a skirt this short! $15






Vineyard Vines long sleeve polo in black, size M. This may be a men's medium, I bought it at TJ Maxx, so who knows? $5








Any takers???








































July 01, 2010

On a Break

This is probably stating the obvious, given that my last post was, uh, almost 6 months ago, but I'm apparently taking a break from the TCP blog. Hats off to all of you who are at home with two (or more!) kids full time and still blogging, because I cannot seem to ever get around to it.

I have enormous guilt every week when I get my blog stats email and see how many visitors I've had in the past week. And I compose blog posts in my head all the time...but something always seems to distract me. So, I'm officially hanging up my blogging shoes for the rest of the summer. Maybe in the fall, when Mini #1 is in preschool for four blissful hours three days a week, I'll get organized and be able to blog a little.

In the meantime, you can find me on Twitter. Because I love me some Twitter. (I have been accused of excessive Twittering. I find that to be a gross overstatement. Ahem.)

Happy summer to you all!