July 30, 2009
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Super cute. I folded it about three-ish times to fit it through the loops in my khakis, but it didn't look bunchy. After tying, it hit me a little above the knee (but again, I am short, so if you are more than 5'3" I'm sure it will hang a little higher). Again, a thumbs up.
Next review up? Nantucket Brands madras hoodie!
July 23, 2009
So, to get myself back into your good graces and boost my dismal blog stats, I have codes and sales!
Stride Rite (carries tiny Sperry, FYI) 20% off purchases over $50 with the code SCHOOL20.
Talbots has an extra 40% off already reduced items.
Vineyard Vines is having their friends and family sale!! You have 5 days to shop with 20% off; offer expires Monday, July 27th, 2009 at 11:59pm. Just enter the promo code X12X during online check-out and enjoy an extra 20% your purchase (including sale items!)
DSW: Enter promotion code SAVEMORE at checkout to receive your qualifying dollar off: $10 off purchases $49-$73, $15 off purchases $74-$98, or $25 off purchases $99 or more. Dollars off will be configured by the subtotal in your shopping basket.
Nantucket Brand has a "surprise sale" ... enter a code and get between $10 and up to $100 on your order. And don't forget about the special TCP discount in the sidebar!
in the pink is offering you a chance to shop the Ladies and Kids Summer Collection at 30% off! Choose from your favorite styles and use Coupon Code: 0730 to apply this discount. But hurry...this sale ends Sunday, July 26th.
La Plates has a special through August 1st. Buy 1 La Plates Handwriting Plate, get 1 FREE!
A.Tierney has a ridiculously cheap summer special on totes: $5 for the mini, $10 for the medium, and $15 for the large. Plus, get free shipping on all orders over $50 with the code SUMMER09. Code good thru Labor Day.
The Merry Martini has a couple of specials...Purchase any Item in the Holiday category in the month of July and recieve $5 off!Enter the promotional code HOLIDAY at checkout. Also, get a free additional ribbon with all prissy plate purchases. Enter your second ribbon selection in the comments box at checkout!
Some product reviews coming soon!
July 10, 2009
As if that weren't enough, she also sent along an adorable Lilly Pulitzer photo album that has become my official brag book...I always keep it filled with new pictures of the tiny TCP boys. Thank you so much, Princess!!
Next up is a onesie from the always fabulous Monogram Momma's SWAG shop. W got this as a gift from my now-former (sniff) coworker and I love, love, love it. The design is printed in the fabric, not on top, if that makes sense, so it won't crack or peel off. I will say that the onesie seems to run a little big, but then my kids tend to be on the taller but thinner ends of the charts.
As always, the design is adorable. I don't know how she comes up with them, but I just love each one more than the last.
July 09, 2009
So we've been back from Michigan for four days. In that time, I have done eight loads of laundry, made a list of twelve things I want to blog about, studiously procrastinated on a freelance assignment, watched the aforementioned SBL program--one of the finest hours of television you will find anywhere, and made some fan-freaking-tastic cookies (regular Tollhouse chocolate chip recipe, plus three tablespoons of cocoa powder).
Michigan was lovely. The weather? Notsomuch. Picture five days of rain and 60 degree temps, in a tinier with every day (not so child-proofed) cottage. Gin was needed, I can't lie. Of course, by the time we left, the weather was gorgeous. Isn't that always the way? I actually went to the same towns as Preppy Little Dress...check out her pics, because my camera is on the fritz and she did a fantastic job of recapping the shops. A few shout outs, though, are needed:
First, the Great Lakes Children's Museum. A LIFESAVER. That is all I can say. By Wednesday, we desperately needed this.
Perennial TCP fave Anchor Cottage. I found the cutest wall hanging for W's room. Pics to come if I can figure out what exactly the "lens error" is on my camera.
New find Bad Pony. We drove by this shop on the way to the cottage (it's on M-204 between Sutton's Bay and Leland) and I was intrigued. Then I saw a bag hanging on the arm of another mom at the children's museum and knew I needed to stop in. Because my parents never bought me that pony for my birthday, I was strictly shopping for myself, although they do carry really cute accessories for horses. I ended up with an oilcloth tote that I love. I think that with two boys in the house, I should probably just cover everything I own in oilcloth, quite frankly.
Is it not darling? And nearly indestructible!
Finally, I have a shameful admission to make. Because of the aforementioned rain, I picked up a new novel. Because I had finished The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP--loved it, btw--I needed something new. TCP Mom is a middle school teacher and tries to keep up with what her kids are reading. She had just finished a couple of books and passed them on to me. (You know where this is going, right?) Yes, I have succumb to the ridiculous teenage vampire books. I cannot understand why, as they are not very well written, I find the protagonist to be completely loathsome, and cannot understand the appeal of her vampire boyfriend. And yet? I still read the first two books cover to cover. And have no doubt that I will read the rest.
But fear not, I have finished them and can return to the blogging world with some exciting information that is unrelated to mopey teenagers and the fictional creatures they love.