31 May, 2010
Kindness of all those who have served and those that are currently serving. Your sacrifices are what make these glorious days on the beach and family BBQ's possible...XXOO
28 May, 2010
Since I got the email alert Tuesday night, as I was headed to bed to watch Glee, I tossed Hilbils my camera and told her to get busy with Emma and their friends who where all getting ready for a girl's night out...
Unfortunately, I had to edit out most those shots the following morn cuz it looked like a girl bomb had gone off in the background of their room with Longchamp, flatirons and Jack Rogers shrapnel everywhere...
Kindness of Meg Carter for such a generous thank you. Standby for eleventh hour entries from the bff and I this weekend. And, also to Samie Danaher and Sally Atwater for being so gracious about being hounded by the paparazzi. You can
pay thank me when you win...XXOO
27 May, 2010
Several Kate Spade agenda's ago, I learned that Native Americans assigned names to each month's full moon. Gotta love an educational day planner...
January - Wolf Moon
February - Snow Moon
March - Worm Moon
April - Pink Moon
May - Flower Moon
June - Strawberry Moon
July - Buck Moon
August - Sturgeon Moon
September - Harvest Moon
October - Hunter's Moon
November - Beaver Moon
December - Cold Moon
And, every 2-3 years there's an extra full moon in a single month referred to as a Blue Moon. The term "blue moon" is also used metaphorically to describe a rare event. As in, "once in a blue moon Allie thinks of things other than shopping and chocolate". Did I mention it only comes around every 2-3 years?
Kindness of Kate Spade and her penchant for adding trivia to her yearly refills. This is the kind of abstract information that keeps me afloat during games of Trivial Pursuit with Babe and his smartypants friends...XXOO
26 May, 2010
Enter one very talented, slightly orange striped squirrel who began appearing at these windows and putting on one helluva cabaret act to cheer up our boy. He tapped...he sang...he did comedy...I once even spied a top hat and cane.
Kindness of our new pal Tigger who has been keeping the whole family entertained. I think he's been moonlighting as a surgeon cuz he has sewn up the hole that was left in Pilgie's heart...XXOO
25 May, 2010
Noticing Amy's brand new Louis Vuitton Bandeau scarf still in it's bag I gathered my good guest wits about me and whipped out my "party piece" for the evening; an Hermes Twilly scarf wrist tying trick...After folding your Twilly in half, lay your arm across the center and then bring the closed side across the underside of your wrist...
Kindness of Amy Fahrenkopf for graciously appreciating my lil ole party piece considering the last time she was treated to dinner in Ireland the founder of The Chieftains played his tin whistle, the lovely actress Sarah Bolger sang Desperado and the president of Ireland recited a poem. Yeah, but can they tie a Twilly? XXOO
24 May, 2010
Taking it easy cuz come Monday morning we've got Demi Moore one armed push-ups, dive bombs and detox city on the books. But for now, we're lazin about in our weekend food coma, missing Babe and counting down the days til Memorial Weekend, the bff's arrival at the beach and the official start to summer...
Kindness of Pilgie, who happens to be going by Pippinz and Pipples these days, for always throwing Mama a photo op bone when she needs one...XXOO
21 May, 2010
Kindness of one track mind ADG for not emailing me to ask if the bikini model is included in the price. I think there's a pony tailed bathing beauty ripe for the pickin over at K.S. Anthony's pool. And, the bff Kimba for my much appreciated VC&A prezzie...XXOO
20 May, 2010
Right outta the gate Emma and I are slinging the big guns with a two day fast to get us in the right frame of mind and start the ole stomach shrink...I've also ordered a months worth of Shakeology shakes to replace my midday empty calories meal of pretzels and Diet Coke. Okay, okay...maybe just the pretzels. I haven't gone completely nutz here...
But, what Tony doesn't know about my P90X Diet Coke crutch won't hurt me...
Lastly, two fab finds from my friend Amy, Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice herbal chai like tea...
And, Mighty Leaf Chocolate Mint Truffle tea...
Kindness of Amy for finally recommending a tea that doesn't require me to cross an ocean to enjoy. I'll join you for a Belgian mint tea one of these days Ams but, for the moment, I've gotta stick with what's on the Teeter shelves...XXOO
19 May, 2010
Kindness of Babe for being sooo very generous with me, per usual. Also, for letting me know that my hair looked like I had been through a wind tunnel after pulling about 20 items over my head before snapping my pic. As a provider you're getting a promotion, as a photographer, you're fired...XXOO
18 May, 2010
Kindness of Pilgie for making room on Tatsie's favorite blankie for his Mummy to curl up too. How many more days til Daddy comes home to coddle us? XXOO
17 May, 2010
So, I will thank you, ADG, to not wave your Belgian wearing foot in my weak in the knees for Belgians face...
And, throw in this pair too because, if I'm in I'm all in. I mean, if I'm gonna have to pay the piper I'm gonna make it well worth the grief...
Kindness of ADG who would be wise to keep one eye open while dining al fresco at Cactus Cantina on the weekends. Cuz if there's a drive by Belgian Shoe pelting you will want to sheild LFG. And, your martini, natch...XXOO