Follow the adventures KMS as she spends her time living the preppy life with Mr. S and Rosie the bulldog!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I'm still around...

Lurking behind the shadow of graduate school, family obligations, and changing of job requirements... At minimum, still reading my daily reads and hoping to come back to the blog sphere soon. Thank you for your understanding and patience!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lilly Sale... In the Pink!!!

For all those in the Boston area (or perhaps visiting this time of year), In the Pink, a premier signature Lilly Pulitzer store, is having their mid-summer sale! 30-70% off!!!!I'm heading to their Newbury Street location tomorrow for a fun day in town but you can also stop by their Mashpee, Edgartown, Chatham, or Falmouth locations.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Time sensitive...ends tomorrow!!!!

Run, do not walk, to this awesome blog, Fashion Meets Food for an amazing giveaway. Erica is kindly giving away 7 pairs of Fitz and Frannie earrings.

From their website

My fav is the navy/pink and the pink/green earrings.

Good luck to all!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

School's out for summer....

Happy First Day of Summer!!!!

Friday was (finally!!!) our last day of school! So strange to say that considering the way this school year went for me both professionally and personally. I am both looking forward to the short summer break but also eager to start my 4th year as a middle school English teacher. Along with a week-long institute on Reading in the Content Area next week and my new part-time job at my local Banana Republic (yay for 50% off!!!), here is a list of the following things I will be filling my time with the next several weeks:

  • Lake George, NY for the 4th of July holiday
  • Teaching summer school  (I'll find out this week if there is a need for a middle school position this summer)
  • Landscaping the front of our home (finally!!!)
  • Reading... lots of reading
  • Outlet shopping in Tilton, NH while visiting our friend's at their Lake Winnipesaukee "cottage"
  • Boston!!!
  • Antiquing; a new hobby????
  • Drum Corp show in August with my dad
  • Old Sturbridge Village reenactment
  • Updating the interior by painting my office and adding some details around the house
Any fun plans as you celebrate the first official day of summer???

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Heliotrope!!! And other gardening adventures....

A few weeks ago, my mom and went to some of our local farm nurseries and picked up some plants to put around my lamp post in the front yard. I also decided to place some pots of flowers on the front steps. So here is some of our purchases....

Heliotrope... smells so good!

Pink Verbena

Violet Verbena

We also added some white alyssum around the heliotrope to add color and texture.

Next step: redo in front of the house where the old yew bushes used to be...
 I'm thinking English cottage theme!

Friday, May 6, 2011


Just got back from seeing this movie....

And I loved it!!!!

Some of the highlights (don't worry, no spoilers!!!)
  • I don't know who was cuter in this movie, John K. or Colin E. Both were awesome. I think I'd have to go with the funny guy, to be honest!
  • Perfect casting of Rachel and Darcy.... so believable! I love G.G.... she is adorable!
  • I'm embarrassed to say this, but I was laughing out loud... a lot. I wasn't the only one. If you need a good laugh, I think you'll love this movie.
  • Be sure to stay during the credits... there was something I'm sure you don't want to miss!
Anyone else go opening night? Thoughts?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Things that make my week....

"Something Borrowed" comes to the big screen on Friday!!! Can't wait. I suggest you make a field trip to check it out this weekend!!!

Still looking for two brave readers/bloggers to take part in my "Pass it Forward" giveaway. I already picked up some cute and preppy items and just need happy homes for them. Check out my last post for information.

Teaching the last novel of the school year, The Clay Marble. The kiddies usually enjoy this one, especially since some of my student's family are either from Cambodia or know someone who was affected by the events in the 1980's.

My new Lilly stuff from Joss and Main should be arriving this month!!! I have a special gift for a lucky reader, which means another reader giveaway. More information to follow!

What's making your week?