Sunday, June 21, 2009

It's Always 5:00 Somewhere.....

I tend to purchase more wine glasses than shoes. True. At least once a week, poolside in my backyard, you can find me with the girls enjoying a relaxing glass while the men watch the children. I am not sure when it started, but my glasses are always a conversation piece. More often than not, they go home as a to-go cup. So, I am well known for my glasses. They have to be unique. I don't want someone to be able to say they also bought the same glass last week. Oh, sometimes, I pick up a glass or 2 at Swoozies, but for the most part I scour specialty shops and craft fairs for the fun, the whimsical, and the downright naughty. If I know it's been a bad week, I do have a set than simply has the word "Bitch" painted all over it. You can open almost any cabinet in my house and find a wine glass.
Being a Sunday, you may not can find your own, so grab your paint pens, head to Target and doodle your own. But, for the thrill of expectation, order a fun one today.

Preppy Girl

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shop on Etsy. ESPECIALLY for the Palmetto Trees I am so fond of!
Of course, the shop name is called Wine Whimsy and of course, she is from South Carolina.

I am so proud of my state for it's whimsical icon. You can adopt it, too - it seems to be a popular thing to do!

I have used this site for years. Her prices are great and she has every theme imaginable. Not to mention a special featured glass each month. I love these because they are quick shipping!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cool Me Down, Somebody.....

I live in a tropical paradise, and I love it.....except from now until October, all activities should be done befor 11 or after 7. Tell that to 2 boys. 3 if you count Preppy Hubby. Water is the only relief, but it gets a little boring. I found this and am adding to my Christmas list. I actually have been the social mom and filled my pitchers with various natural things like cucumbers, orange or lemon slices and even sprigs of Rosemary (from my yard, natch). Now, THIS would be wonderful. No pulp, just flavor. And cool Water. Bring it on.
Preppy Girl

Monday, June 15, 2009

Too Cute Not to Buy.....

I just had to repost this adorable plate. I saw it in an ad in the latest Paula Deen magazine.....I LOVE Paula Deen - We at least share one thing in common in that we both have the same accent. I love my accent...but, I digress...
This is the cutest platter I have ever seen - just perfect for deviled eggs...and before you think "Oh, I can't have those" you should try my trick. I don't put the yolk filling in them. I use my favorite flavor of Hummus......Takes all the calories out and leaves only a fun flavor...You can also dress them up by an olive slice on top or curls of cucumber......Would that not be just the best thing to take to a Pot Luck? Lots of Oohs and Ahs to accompany, for sure! There are so many different ways to fill the middle, you can dream up your favorite, too!
For 36.00, order a little Southerness sent your way from Savannah, ya'll!
Oh, and it appears to me that is is just calling out for a vinyl decal monogram to grace it's middle!
Preppy Girl

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Saving Money....Naturally.....

I color my hair. Religiously. Every 4 weeks. Will miss any major milestone if a reschedule is not available. I have done this for longer than you need to know. Would I even want to know how much money has been spent on my head? Probably not. Normally, I am prone to use whatever the salon suggests will make my hair look full, fabulous and also promotes my hair color being resistant to fading. I usually follow through daily up until a week before my appointment. Then, I switch to something protein infused to prepare my hair for the chemical onslaught that will change it from its natural longings to the color of my choosing. Pureology is my latest expensive obsession. And now, I have a new replacement.

I decided that I simply won't have the funds next week to purchase anything except the color for which I am due. The search was on earlier this week for something that would fit my bill yet make my wallet (and hubby) happy. I found it....and I just might have a winner for good.

I picked up some Aveeno Shampoo and Conditioner in their new Nourish line. I chose the Moisture formula - and got protein to boot. I am in love with this find and am sharing with you!
Guess what? The company is giving away FREE samples for you to try. What more could you ask for?

Shaggin with hair blowing in the summer breeze,
Preppy Girl

Friday, June 5, 2009

It's a Give-Away!! Enter now!!

Update! Okay - so to be fair, I put all the comment names on a piece of paper, put them into a ball cap and let my hubby draw it out.....and the winner of my first give-away is.... The Blissful Belle!!! So Blissful, you just need to send my friend an email at cutecatdesigns@aol dot com with the name you need imprinted on your goodies....Thank you all for playing the game. Now back to regular programming for a while - maybe another giveaway again soon!

I'm so excited! My fav stationery site has graciously offered to do a giveaway here on my Blog! It's the first one for me (and I have others who have also offered!) and it is a Summer Theme. Cat saw my posts on Starfish and here is a delicious set of Starfish themed happies! You will receive 12 Folded Notes with Envelopes (your choice of color!) along with 12 Return Address labels and 12 Enclosure Cards.

All you have to do is enter here by leaving a comment. One lucky winner will be named on Wednesday, June 10th.

To enter once: leave a comment here! Please include a first name and last initial or some cute thing to distinguish yourself!

To enter twice: become a follower on Twitter of CuteCatDesigns and leave your Twitter name in a second comment telling that you signed up or are already a follower of Cat.

For a Third Entry: let me know you follow my blog or Twitter or become a follower and comment here to let me know!

This is going to be fun! I have shopped with Cat for about a year now and I ALWAYS love it. I know you will, too!!

Shag to It!
Preppy Girl

Monday, June 1, 2009

I'm Losing It.....

I looked all over the place this weekend for my car keys. I seem to do that a lot. So, I decided I needed some cute ring to keep them visible. Decided to go with acrylic for the summer. Don't know why, but the fob look reminds me of school. It didn't take long to find what I wanted. I just have to make my final choice. Which one would you get?

Preppy Girl

When Straight lines keep you in order plus the added whimsicality of Polka Dots, Natch. The Preppy Polka Dot has a shop full of adorable goodies. 8.00

Simplicity and Chicness. The Monogram Chick. 13.50 The shop is on vacay until June 15th which gives you plenty of time to make a wish list. For those who love the circle look!