Thursday, December 30, 2010

From Re-Lilly

This is the longest blog I have written and before I wrap it up with the giveaway I have to share one last thing that has kept me busy recently. One of my girlfriends recently started a new job and wanting to make a good impression she was determined to win the company's Ugly Sweater Contest. After much searching in thrift shops and online she was about to give up so I offered to make her a sweater. We came up with a theme, The Grinch, and decided to make it as obnoxious as possible so she would get noticed. 

We met at the craft store and picked out all the supplies. I took everything home and stayed up all night. My wonderful husband drove the sweater to her in the morning so I could get some sleep. I made a sweater that jingles and lights up and must be the most obnoxious sweater because she won 1st Place! I am so happy for her! She left her holiday party winning some great prizes like an Apple iPad and several gift certificates to her favorite local stores. 
A light bulb went off and I thought since I put so much effort into the sweater I should see if there are contests online that I could enter. After a few hours searching I found a contest and entered! I am embarrassing myself in the photo below hoping to win an iPad for my Dear Husband! I think he deserves one after giving me a trip to meet Lilly, putting up with our pink Christmas trees, my Lilly addiction and he went out the day after Christmas and bought four sets of pink Christmas lights for me so next year I can decorate our big tree in pink & green! Isn't he wonderful! If you think so please take a few quick seconds to use the links below the photo to vote for my Ugly Sweater Contest Entry!
Here is how to Vote: 2 easy steps~ Click this link to "Like" become a fan of the Sponsors Page: And then Click this Link to "Like" My Photo: 
I AM CURRENTLY TIED FOR 1ST PLACE & CAN USE ALL THE HELP I CAN GET! If you don't want to navigate away from this page you can right click the links and open the links in a new tab or new window!

Now for the GIVEAWAYS! 
I am giving away my pink Christmas Tree! The Giveaway is for Tree #3 with all the trimmings! Winner will receive the tree, 2 toppers (1 pink -shown- and a mini green star topper), decorative beads, assorted decorations shown  and some of our handmade Lilly ornaments. Winner will also receive assorted Lilly items. I received some duplicate Lilly gifts and I am Re-Lillying them to the winner!  Winner will receive a tree with wrapped gifts under it.....a belated Christmas in a box!
Winner will receive this tree as shown and wrapped Lilly presents to go under it!
1. MANDATORY: You must be a Re-Lilly Facebook FAN/"LIKE" Re-Lilly & a FOLLOWER of this Blog! Leave a comment with your suggestion for what I should wear to meet Lilly or share what you would wear (have worn) to meet Lilly for 1 ENTRY.
2. VOTE for my "Ugly Sweater" Contest and receive 5 ENTRIES! Just comment with Vote 1, Vote 2, etc.
3. Suggest a new name for this blog. Re-Lilly is kind of boring and the Facebook Page already has this name. This blog covers Re-Lilly topics  and beyond so I think it is time for a new name! Receive 1 ENTRY  for EACH name you suggest. If the name you suggest is chosen you will receive a special Lilly Gift from me TBD, it will be good and will have a Retail Value of $50 or more!
4. Receive 1 ENTRY for sharing this Giveaway on your blog (please post link in your comment) 
5. Receive 1 ENTRY for Tweeting this Giveaway(please post your Twitter name & link for your Tweet in your comment)
6. Receive 1 Entry for posting this Giveaway on Facebook.
7. Receive 5 EXTRA ENTRIES for anyone you recruit to vote for me in the Ugly Swaeter Contest!(Please list each entry as stated above and include the name of the person you got to vote).
Winner will be drawn on Wednesday, January 12th at 11:59 PM EST (after I return from FL) and will be selected using a random number generator ( Odds will depend on number of entries. Open to US Residents Only. PLEASE follow the rules to maximize your chances of winning. If you have any questions let me know.
Good Luck!
Happy New Year!
I hope you will jump over to Sue's blog and see the rest. She has the best blog and see her tree, ornaments, and her mini.  She is adorable...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas snow 2010

This year was an extra special Christmas...we got snow!  It was bitter sweet in that my mom was not with us but some how I imagine she sent us this snow.  She would always call her grand children to see if it was snowing at each house.  Then she would call through out the day to check on their progress of the snowmen or what they were playing.  Even though the kids are grown she never let them grow up to her.  She passed away very unexpectedly but she is still in our hearts.  This snow-woman is for  you mom.

I imagined her calling all day as were out by the fire getting warm.  That is a new addition that she did not get to see and would love!  We have got much use out of our fire pit and patio...

So as we enjoy the winter blast of 2010, I like to think my mom sent us this. Thanks mom! We love you...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights

Absolutely Spectacular!

Thanksgiving Through December 30

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights

New this Year, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides!

For the schedule of Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, click the Schedule and Pricing page under Winter Wonderland.
An Upstate Holiday Tradition—the 19th annual Roper Mountain Holiday Lights—will light up illuminate the Greenville night sky between Thanksgiving and Dec. 30. Long after the lights come down, the charitable contribution to the Upstate community continues to illuminatelives of area children.
More than 80,000 people in 18,589 cars, vans and busses visited the twinkling lights display last year, which also features an interactive Winter Wonderland with Santa Claus and his sleigh, lighted walking trails, balloon artist, giant holiday greeting cards, concessions and more..
The Rotary Club of Greenville and the Roper Mountain Science Center Association invite you to join us by making the lights shine brighter with your participation in the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights. Through the generosity of our sponsors, the event raised $120,000 in 2009 for Upstate children’s charities and educational programs.
Enjoy our Video of the Holiday Lights experience and all those we help!

Also New this Year, Sponsor a Snowflake!

Lighted Snowflake

Gallery of Pictures

Click on the image below to visit our gallery.
The Drive Through Experience

Winter Wonderland

So many fun activities, don't forget to bring your coat so you can visit Santa, see awesome balloon art, roast marshmallows, visit the gift shop and more!
Winter Wonder Land

This is our 19th year of seeing the lights with my family. This is the first year my mom won't be with us. She will have the best view from Heaven this year as we drive through...her grandchildren will carry on the tradition.  This is a special time of year and we love to share it at Roper Mountain. Merry Christmas mom. We miss you and are having your Christmas just like you are here!!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Card Swap

So a couple weeks back I joined a Christmas card swap that was put together by Christina Sloan of
A preppy princess 

  Well today I got my first card.  It is the first card of the season and has really put me in the spirit.  It was so nice that the person took the time to read my past entries and make a comment on them in the card.  This will be fun to get more cards in this week and in the coming weeks.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a relaxing holiday.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A blog with all the college students answers!

They have the most amazing gifts.  And it is getting close to that time of the year.... HOLIDAY SHOPPING!  There are so many great personalized items for all kinds of price ranges.


So what can you win?

A monogrammed pashmina scarf

and a monogrammed croakie!

Look at all the fabulous designs and prints!!!  The possibilities are endless.  One for every winter outfit, perhaps???

The scarves are way too cute.  Perfect for chilly game days!  Or for outdoor shopping.... or really any kind of days!

To enter:

Required: "Like" Marley Lilly on Facebook and follow College Prep

Additional 3 entries: Post about this giveaway on your blog!

Please comment ONCE and let me know if you re-blogged!

You have until November 19 at 11:59pm to enter.... Good luck :)


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Recycle and win a prize! Check out Sweet Southern Prep Blog!

I was so excited when I found Sweet Southern Prep's blog.   Take time to go back and read past entries.  The Pink Pelican is great to deal with online also. They are so helpful. Make sure you like them on Facebook.
This is a great combination the Pink Pelican and  Sweet Southern Prep! I can see great things from these two.

But I must tell you I am crossing my fingers that I win.  I recycle everything including trash so this was made for me~

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Tuesday Trends: The Pink Pelican Giveaway

Are y'all ready for another giveaway?  The Pink Pelican has so generously offered to give away a Loose Lilly Pulitzer Bag in Queen of Green! 

In addition, they are giving away five other Lilly Queen of Green items on their blog, so be sure and hop on over to their blog as well, for more chances to win!  The Pink Pelican is a via Lilly Pulitzer shop, based out of Huntsville, Alabama.  They also have another site, The Preppy Outlet, with great reduced prices on Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, etc. just to name a few.  While this giveaway runs, The Pink Pelican is also offering all of my readers an extra 10% off.  Just enter irecycle10 at checkout.

Happy Shopping and Good Luck!

Here's how you can enter:

1 Entry:  Become a follower (or let me know you already are)
Extra Entry:  Grab my button (or let me know you already have it)
Extra Entry:  Blog about the giveaway on your blog
Extra Entry:  "Like" The Pink Pelican on Facebook
Extra Entry:  Tell me a way that you recycle.
Extra Entry:  Tweet about the giveaway (make sure to tell me your name on Twitter)
Extra Entry:  Add my giveaway to your sidebar
An extra entry each for every time someone refers you in their comments, about how they found out about the giveaway (I'll keep track of this.).  Endless entries!

Please let me know in your comments, how many entries you get.  The easiest way would be to list it on your comments, 1., 2., 3., etc in one comment box.  That would help organize it for me a great deal.  There are lots of ways to get extra entries.  The giveaway will end on Wednesday, November 17th, at 11:59pm.  I'll choose a winner on Thursday, November 18th, and announce the winner the next day on Friday's post.

Good luck, y'all!  And thanks again for reading!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A few idea for Christmas???

Starting my Christmas list and shopping...Wow what a list already! I would like to have my shopping done by Thanksgiving. In the past it would be done. My mom and I would go out and shop.  But this past year I lost her. Now I am just not in the mood. She was a great shopper and knew how to get that deal. She would shop from  morning until the stores closed. New York did not know what hit it.  She loved her grand children and bought out the stores for them.  Each grand child had their own special time...this year she will be missed.  I love you mom!

 I have done online shopping and it is very easy. That may be my way out this year.  I love Lilly Pulitzer and have quite a few stores that I order from.  Just place an order from Pink Sorbet this weekend. They were very helpful. Check them out on facebook:  

pink sorbet

Of course who does not LOVE Hermes!!!

Check our the Hermes LilkyPop handbag

Well if I order for my family from Pink sorbet and if I am lucky enough to get my Hermes handbag...what a Christmas it would be. NOT   All I want is my mom back. My family is thinking of skipping Christmas but we know mom would have a fit. So mom this is all for you. Bargains and all!  I LOVE YOU.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Smile Makers~New Items

Products School Counselors can utilize from Smilemakers!

Posted by Danielle Monday, September 6, 2010 8:31 AM I recently discovered Smilemakers, a company owned by Staples. Smilemakers slogan is "Stickers, toys, and prizes from Smilemakers help you make kids smile!" Smilemakers has some great products school counselors can utilize. Below,  I outline the products I purchased and how I plan to use them. I also give suggestions of other products from Smilemakers school counselors may find useful.

Conversation Cubes
I purchased conversation cubes from Smilemakers to use in my group counseling sessions. I like to do an ice breaker before each session to help students get to know each other and feel comfortable. The conversation cubes are great for this because students can roll the cube and answer the question. The conversation cubes are a big time saver for me! Before I purchased the conversation cubes,  I used a paper box template to for my icebreaker questions. The paper box served its purpose, but I found I needed to keep making them over and over again because they got dirty, ripped, or crinkled from wear.  The conversation cubes are made out of a soft foam material. They have a similar consistency to a stress ball so they are very durable. There are 6 conversation cubes in the set with a total of 36 questions. Some of the questions on the conversation cubes include: "What do you want to be when you are older?, What do you like to do in cold weather, and What is the strangest dream you have had?"

Inflatable Dice
I have been searching far and wide for large dice. The inflatable dice I purchased from Smilemakers are exactly what I was looking for. I sometimes use dice in groups for icebreaker questions to mix things up a bit. I come up with a numbered list of questions and write them on chart paper. Students roll the die and they have to answer the question that corresponds to the number on the die. Some students have trouble seeing the regular sized die because it is small. Others want to know what number the student picked but can't see across the table. The size of the inflatable die allows everyone to see.  Sometimes dice falls on the floor when students are rolling them and it takes awhile for students to find it. Because of the size of the inflatable dice, students will have no trouble finding them if they get dropped on the floor.

The conversation cubes and inflatable dice from Smilemakers are perfect supplements for use with Seeing Red: An Anger Management and Peacemaking Curriculum for Kids, a curriculum I use for anger management and conflict resolution groups. Seeing Red has great icebreakers at the beginning of each session that could be utilized for almost any type of counseling group.

Community Helpers Visors
I plan to facilitate many career related activities this school year. I was looking for career materials to use for bulletin boards and other activities. Smilemakers has a 2 pack of 12 different cardboard Community Helpers Visors. I used the visors to display on a bulletin board I titled "Career Construction Zone." A fan of School Counselor Blog on facebook, Barb, suggested to make the bulletin board a guessing game and have students win a prize if they can correctly name all of the careers. She also suggested using newspaper want ads as a background, which I thought was a really cool and cheap idea.

***Unfortunately during the writing of this blog post, Smilemakers is no longer carrying this product.*** Other places where you could find career hats include: a craft store such as Michael's, a dollar store, Target, or Walmart. If you have other suggestions, please comment below, post on School Counselor Blog Facebook page or email me.

Other Items from Smilemakers School Counselors Could Utilize 
Besides pencils, toys, and other giveaways, Smilemakers has a few other cool products school counselors could utilize.

My Counselor Sticker Rolls
Smilemakers has rolls of stickers for counselors to give to students. I thought these stickers would be cool to hand out during National School Counseling Week in February or other events promoting the school counseling program, such as open house or meet the teacher night. My Counselor Sticker Rolls include 5 different sticker styles including: "My Counselor Cares About Me!, My Counselor Thinks I'm Great!, My Counselor Thinks I'm Super!, My Counselor Says I'm Terrific!, and My Counselor Says I'm Special!"

Community Helpers Fun to Know Puzzles
The Community Helpers Fun to Know Puzzle is a game where children match the occupation to the tools or equipment they use. The Community Helpers Fun to Know Puzzle is recommended for PreK-1. If the students you work with do not have exposure to many different careers this product could be used in older grades as well. The Community Helpers Fun to Know Puzzle could be used for bulletin boards and as a guessing game for students much like the suggestion for the career bulletin board I created with the Community Helpers Visors.

Smilemakers runs different specials all the time. Sometimes they have free shipping on all orders! Sometimes they even send customers 10% off coupons too! I received the items I ordered in about three days!

Comment below, email me, or visit the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page to share your favorite products from Smilemakers or other companies!

Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a blog where school counselors can share creative lesson plans, innovative ideas and quality resources.  You can contact Danielle via email, follow her on twitter, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Looking for Lilly has a give away

Friday, September 3, 2010

Giveaway-Baby Clothes Custom Keepsake Bear!!

Baby Clothes Bear-made with your little ones clothes!
"Recently, I found a little shop on etsy that has some really good finds. The items in this shop include precious keepsakes, the kind that you will want to keep forever because they are custom made. The name of the shop is Shellylisser (Click here to visit). Michelle is the talented woman behind the shop.  Michelle started sewing when she was only five years old! Her mother had her working with a real sewing machine at that age and Michelle has been sewing ever since. Michelle is a mother of two and a teacher so she's busy, but thankfully she's made the time to run her etsy shop. She makes quilts (there's a Lilly quilt in her shop), stuffed animals, jewelry and purses, all with a custom touch because she incorporates photos or fabric that comes from the items you provide."

Looking for Lilly   

This is the web site for the great give away and the rest of the blog...

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Blogs...New giveaways...Nice Way to start the Weekend!

With everyone leading such busy lives and always sharing great finds, recipes and tips for everything one could possibly need –

A Mini Lilly Agenda & Note book, should keep you well organized!!!

Give-Away Rules 

1 Entry
Be or Become a follower of this blog , leave a comment
(be sure to let me know you are a follower in your comment)

1 Extra Entry 
Write a post on your blog about this give-away with a link back to this give-away.

1 Extra Entry
Place agenda/note book photo from this post on your sidebar with a link back to this give-away.

All entries must be separate.

Winner will be chosen at random.

Give-Away Ends August 21, 2010

My Lilly Pulitzer Give-Away

My Lilly Pulitzer Give-Away
click image to enter

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Check out DC GOP Giveaway...Excellent Earrings!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dog Days of Summer: Piedrastudio Giveaway

It's time for another Dog Days of Summer Giveaway! And while it's cooled down around DC a LOT, my mom assures me that's a miserable, steamy 108 in eastern NC yesterday! So what better way to beat the heat than to enter to win GORGEOUS earrings! *Or for those of you experiencing Lilly-online-sale anxiety or frustration, here's the cure!

On the quest for the perfect birthday gift for my best-friend (it's in October, but she's crazy picky so I tend to shop early) I found Piedrastudio on Etsy and fell in love! Some artisans make a few good pieces, but that's NOT the case in Piedrastudio where every single piece is to die for! Seriously, check it out and you'll see what I mean.

Talia, the designer is one gifted lady! Not only do I love her craftsmanship, but she lived in DC from high school to marriage, and we all know how I feel about my city. When she agreed to participate in this giveaway I was ecstatic!

Heck even her bio on Etsy is great. I LOVE finding out what inspires people to do things and that there are other women out there who look to jewelry to help stand out in conservative work places. I mean, being a fashionably memorable southern Republican lady can be tough work!
"As a child I would watch my grandmother dress for special occasions, completing every outfit with jewelry she had collected from around the world. As a teenager, her cast-offs became my treasures, and as a young professional in conservative offices, funky pieces distinguished me from the other women in dark suits. 

Years later, my mother and I would spend hours going through her jewelry box as she’d lovingly tell me the story behind each piece. I started making jewelry after she died – it became my creative and therapeutic outlet.
Today my passion for jewelry is fueled by a sense of history and memory, combined with a love of color, texture and design. My creations are the products of my ongoing quest for vintage and new materials that I bring together in unexpected ways – gold vermeil from India with pressed glass from Czechoslovakia, vintage filigree with Swarovski crystals, Lucite with gemstones…
While I design to complement today’s trends, it’s my hope that you will still be reaching for your piedra jewelry for years to come."

Here are just a few of my favorite pieces from the studio!

Tell me this wouldn't be perfect with nearly EVERY Lilly piece I own!

Pairing these with the necklace above... simply divine!

Talk about unique. These earrings are just so different from the standard stuff you see in stores or even online. 

The colors are so rich and vibrant. Totally gorgeous.

What wouldn't this pendant go with? From a t-shirt and jeans to a suit walking the halls of Congress, this simple necklace sparkles in all the right ways!

And now on to the giveaway... to make things more interesting it's going to be two-tiered. Meaning there will to be TWO winners!

Tier One:

Cornflower/ Gold vermeil filigree earrings with chalcedony

To Enter to win these earrings you must do BOTH of the following:

1) Sign up to follow the DC GOP Girl blog
2) "Like Piedrastudio" on Facebook

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Shopaholic has another Giveaway!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lifeguard Press/Lilly Pulitzer - Day Fourteen of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days!

Happy Saturday, my Shopaholic friends! What are you doing this weekend? Today I plan to get in some beach time, here's hoping the weather is nice enough! The DH is off work and we plan to make a day of it. :-) 

Welcome to Day Fourteen of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday. It was on August 12...and we all know that Leos celebrate not just one day....but many days! I've been known to call it my "birthday week" or even "birthday month".  Hopefully you're enjoying the birthday celebration as much as I am! This has been a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands!

Thanks so much to my wonderful friends at Lifeguard Press for sponsoring our 14th giveaway! I have a wonderful partnership with Lifeguard Press. Occasionally they will send items for me to review on the blog, which I hope is helpful to you the reader. Additionally, they always offer FREE Shipping to Shopaholic In Alabama readers with code "shopbama".

Lifeguard Press has partnerships with some of the best brands - Lilly Pulitzer, Jonathan Adler and Susan Branch licensed stationery and gifts - to name a few. You can visit the website HERE

Shopaholic has another Giveaway!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days - Featuring Caroline Grace Jewelry!

Happy Wednesday, Shopaholic friends!

Welcome to Day One of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday coming on August's a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands! HA

Thanks so much to one of my favorite friends and Twitter pals Caroline Grace Jewelry for sponsoring the first giveaway! As you all know, I'm a big fan of Caroline Grace's baubles and wear something from her jewelry line almost every day. This spring and summer the DH was quite tolerant while I built my collection. I have a feeling EVERYONE will want to win this pretty! :-)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Give Away Month

One lucky MMM reader will win an adorable Lovie and Dodge Monogrammed Picture frame with your choice of design and personalization from the wonderful ladies at Pineapple Grove Gifts. All MMM readers will receive a 15% discount during the whole month of August with the code BDAY15.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Another Great Contest!!!!!

College Prep is hosting another giveaway!!!

This time, it's with Alter Designs!

So, what's the Giveaway?

A State Charm necklace!

The winner will get to choose which state they want to wear around their neck!

Will it be the state you were born in? The place where you summer? Are you a University of Florida girl and NEED a Florida charm??? Decisions, decisions.

College Prepster side note: I was born in Georgia, lived in Massachusetts, and now live in Florida. I might just have to buy three charms!!!

So are y'all dying for one of these? I definitely definitely definitely am. I've been wearing a lot more gold lately and I'm thinking a little Florida charm could be my newwwwww lucky necklace. [I'm not really superstitious... I consider my lucky necklaces to be more confidence things. Ya Ya!] Kk, so you want one???


Alright so here's the rules for entering:

To enter the Giveaway, you must go to Alter Designs and tell me what your favorite product is in a comment!

Additional entries:

1 entry- Follow College Prep blog
1 entry- Follow Alter Design on twitter (@alterdesigns)
3 entries- Blog about this post

So you could have a grand total of SIX entries!

PLEASE include which entries you completed and total them for me in ONE comment!

Contest ends Wednesday, August 11 at 11:59 PM. Winner announced Thursday the 12th.

AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!!! Woo Woo! Get to it readers :-)


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Give Away

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Under The Palm Tree - Day Eight of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days!

Happy Hump Day Wednesday, my friends! 

Welcome to Day Eight of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday coming on August's a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands! HA

Thanks so much to one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer Via Shoppes - Under The Palm Tree - for sponsoring our 8th giveaway! Sara, Martha Jane, Hadley and the crew are fantastic to shop with! Their customer service is top notch, the sales are wonderful, shipping is lightning quick, and I just love knowing that we are supporting a small business! I invite you to check out the website HERE. While you're there, be sure to view the SALE section. You might find some great deals on current merchandise! :-)  

For today's giveaway, Under The Palm Tree is generously providing a $75 gift card. The gift card can be used online or in store, if you live locally! Ask me how quick I could use $75 at Under The Palm Tree? In exactly one click, that's how quick! :-) One lucky Shopaholic reader will be thrilled! 

The first special is good for ONE DAY ONLY. TODAY. For all online orders that subtotal $200 or more, you will receive an additional 10% off your total. Please type "Shopaholic" in the order notes section to qualify for the discount. This is a wonderful deal, as all sale merchandise is included, again as long as the total is at least $200. To sweeten the deal, if your total (pre-discount) is over $300, you will receive the 10% off and FREE Shipping. Just remember the "Shopaholic" code in the order notes section.

The second special is related to the new FALL collection. It's an extension of the original deal of 20% off all Fall preorders of $500 retail price. This special is good through the weekend, so be sure to call the store or email them directly ( with your order or any specific questions.

I am so excited to feature my friends at Under The Palm Tree! Please take a look at their website and let's show them the Shopaholic love! I'm considering several items from the sale section myself, as the temperatures here will be a zillion degrees until early November!  :-)

Go to Shopaholic website to enter! Good Luck...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Just a few of my favorte things...

I have read many blogs today and this weekend and I love how my fellow bloggers make wish list, birthday list, and just "list".  I am keeping these ideas in mind when my birthday rolls around in hopes that my husband or daughter might stumble upon them...

But today as I am sitting here trapped in my house, and the roofers make an ungodly noise, I have looked at every Lilly Pulitzer store on Facebook. LOL

These are a few of my favorite things...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Another Great Contest!!!!!

Shopaholic in Alabama

Friday, July 30, 2010

Lotus and Lilly - Day Three of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days!

TGIF, Shopaholic friends!

Welcome to Day Three of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday coming on August's a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands! HA

Thanks so much to one of my favorite designers of all things handmade with Lilly fabric - Lotus and Lilly - for sponsoring our 3rd giveaway! Kristina is the designer (and brains) behind this operation, and she is a pleasure. All her items are handmade and the quality is immediately apparent. I invite you to check out the website HERE. Lotus and Lilly carries headbands, clutches, bracelets, hair clips, etc. All items are made with either current or vintage Lilly Pulitzer fabrics. Lilly lovers are crazy for her fun items! 

For today's giveaway, Lotus and Lilly is providing a 1" headband and matching clutch bag in one of my favorite prints, Rainbow Patch. This fabric will match sooooo many things you already own, and you'll reach for it over and over again! One lucky Shopaholic reader will receive both items, see the photos below. 

In addition to providing us with a gorgeous and generous giveaway, Lotus and Lilly is also offering a "Shopaholic Special" to all readers! For the next seven (7) days, a 20% discount will apply to any purchase from the website (link HERE). To take advantage of this unheard-of discount, please enter code "Happy40thLori" when placing your online order. Remember, it's only good for the next seven days, so don't delay! :-) 

Need new headbands for school?  A clutch for Rush? A birthday or holiday gift (hey, it's never to early to think about holiday shopping!) This is a great time to pick them up. You'll love Lotus and Lilly's handmade items. They are absolutely fabulous! I receive compliments every time I walk out of the house in one of my headbands!

Also, I wanted to mention a very cool thing you might not know about Lotus and Lilly's designs. Kristina has about 20 items in the Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History exhibit, in Boynton Beach, FL. The exhibit features: hair clips, bracelets, the Lilly fabric covered 9" wooden monogram letters (they requested an "L"), a box purse, clutches, headbands (of course) and a few other items. What an amazing honor for Lotus and Lilly! I feel special just knowing her!  Be sure to check out the exhibit if you're in the local area, or will be traveling that way.


Do you see how excited I am to feature Lotus and Lilly? I love everything on her website, but I'm really coveting this clutch in the vintage print "Familia de Gato". What do you think? I love all the lion prints, guess it's because I'm a LEO. :-)