Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bargain Lilly Pulitzer Prices

I just went to 5 different TJMaxx and Marshalls and let me tell you what I found bunnies! First of all go..go now to your local TJ's or Marshie's. I found Lilly Pulitzer items at bargain prices! I bought the sweaters (Maria Crewnecks) in the above pics (not my pics, just a random ones off the internet) in 3 different colors. White, hot pink and kelly green. Ready for the price tag? $39.99 Yes, you read right, no glasses required $39.99. So I bought the same trio for my sister..

Then I found the Marilyn cardigans..In pink, white, navy blue,and kelly green also for $39.99! So of course my sister got the same collection I did..what can I say? That's how my sister and I operate. lol

But the great deals did not stop there..onto pajama's.

The third pair are a pink cotton drawstring and I can't seem to find an internet pic for you but I encourage you to RUN to your nearest TJ's and Marshalls to find these, the pj's are also $39.99.
If you are in Michigan, the 13 Mile TJ's is where most of these items were found.

Good luck and a bargain LILLY DAY is always the best day ever, right?

Friday, October 23, 2009


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Other Ken Dolls

Hi bunnies! Thank you for your very kind words and support! Princess Freckles, you may just see me pop into your library one day to say hi! I am a regular at Baldwin, I assume that's where your at ???
Ok, so when I started this blog I had no intention of letting it get too personal, oopsies, too late for that.
Although I enjoy reading the blogs about shopping and new products, I also find that if I get great new stuff or tell you about the great stuff I have, there is a sense of bragging and that's not my style, so just trust that I am like so many of you and I know that we probably would covet one another's stuff if we had a looksie into each others closet's.
I will tell you however that I am eyeing the Beantown Quinn purse at Kate Spade. Love it, love it, and yes bunnies, I love it!

Now I know that you are wondering.."What's with the Ken Doll? Has she gone completely over the edge?"
No bunnies, I wanted to tell you about a recent funny that happened to me. One of my doctor's has me going to a gym for my physical therapy. Let me state that I am not much of a gym person, I love to swim and I love to walk (outside) and even enjoyed being a runner for a number of years BUT..the gym thing isn't quite me (this could all change though). There are people there for fitness and optimum health but then there is also this odd sub-culture of "gym people" (you know the ones, guys with Lycra shorts so tight that you are forced to look at their no no spot, women with full blown out pageant girl hair and makeup while sporting rhinestone athletic wear).
Well, I thought I saw Ken Doll, my Ken Doll (not possible he lives in Illinois and isn't the gym type) at the gym but NO, it was a Ken Doll look a like.
Cute, very very cute (my kinda cute)I laughed because when I told two of my girlfriends they said "oh no, you're not going to only date guys that look like Ken Doll #1 are you?"
I will say this unexpected "perk" in my last two therapy appointments has made my days a little bit brighter. It's nice to have that "school girl crush" feeling again. The weird thing is that my last two sessions have been at completely different times and new Ken Doll has been there both times (but isn't hanging out for hours there, he does leave) Sooooo my bun buns, I'm going to work this angle. Get some PT, score a not really but it's sounds good!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's FALL!

Hi ya bunnies!

Have you missed me?
I hope so! I have been recovering from different things and I'm finally starting to feel like my old self again. Welcome back me!

I have been back in Michigan for about 3 1/2 months and whew..this recession is not the time for an interior designer to be looking for employment. So I made the decision to look for work back in Illinois. As soon as I did this, I was able to send out 8 resumes immediately. I hope that I get a call this week.

Upon receiving that great job offer, I will hop in my vehicle and execute my move. Sigh..what a lot of work to do but I feel like it's time.

I have spoken with Ken doll a little bit and there doesn't seem to be any hint of him wanting to reconcile. Some of my friends say that I "dodged a bullet" but my heart still feels the love and the longing. I know that time will heal this but for now my focus is getting back to work and getting back in shape (only 3 more weeks of physical therapy to go but still no exercise beyond walking and swimming, doctors orders)and just getting on with life.

My original thoughts were to stay in Michigan (it's home and it's really beautiful here) but it looks like life has some other plans for me so maybe I'll be in shopping at the Lilly Pulitzer in downtown Hinsdale very shortly. It will be good just to be feeling girlie and shopping crazy again.

I've reflected so many times on (in order) my job loss then my auto accident, my break-up with Ken doll and the passing of an older sibling in August and I'm still dumbfounded as to what all of this tragedy meant in the scheme of life. I've accepted it all but I still seem so very puzzled. My normal silly demeanor is and has been on hold for the last few months and I hope that part of me isn't gone forever. I don't think it is but it will take time and moving forward to get back to me.

If you pray bunnies, please say a prayer that I get a job offer this week, it would change so many things for me right now.

Anyway, I hope to get back to my regular posts soon..again, once things get moving.

Huggies to all!
I'll have another one, please!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What to wear..what to wear..

OK..Ladies..I need your help! I can't go into two much detail after all I don't want this blog to be one big snooze fest but long..LONG..LONG story short. I will be going on my first date in two years!
Yeah for me!!!
I know what you're thinking.. Didn't she just get out of a 2 year relationship a month ago? Wasn't she crying on her pillow just a few short weeks ago? Yes, yes I was BUT the weirdness of the universe and the very odd circumstances of timing have me going on a date in about a week and a half. Time to get back out there, I think??? are my rules. I am not a jeans girl. I don't judge others but jeans just aren't for me. I don't want to be too preppy (heck I might not even go with a preppy look, I'm willing to try something new) nor do I want to look too prissy/girlie but I don't want to look blah either. I also don't want a matronly look. We are meeting for coffee so it's not a dinner date, it's totally casual.
So I have contacted my gal pals and we are collaborating on our end. Tell me what you think is a good outfit for a date over here in blog world. I'm very interested in your opinions.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Thank you

Thanks for your kind words bunnies! I have been trying to keep busy, busy, busy and today my family and I went boating. We anchored where we always do in Grosse Pointe between the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and the Ford Estate. My sister made the yummiest fruit salad. Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries and apples and it was delish! Totally simple but totally yummy!
My nephew and I had double servings! It was overcast but we managed to get some sun & we all look a little tanner and we swam until we were exhausted. As an F.Y.I. I do wear an SPF 70 on my face but I relax a little on the body, what can I say I like to look tan in a sun dress. But I'm VERY strict with the face after all.. rays today, raisins tomorrow!
I had a busy week and it was nice to relax.
My former boyfriend (David) moved this week and I tried to help him out as much as I could. Not many people have a friendship with their exes like we have. David & I were together for eight years. He was the guy before "ken doll" a.k.a. Kirk. We had many good times together. During our relationship he was diagnosed with cancer and underwent radiation therapy, an 11 hour operation followed by months of chemotherapy. He was bed ridden for almost a year after the surgery and our relationship did not survive. He however, did survive and has been living walking proof that miracles do happen. I wish he could see what an inspiration he is to people but he doesn't. He is very laid back and cool about these things. We spent time together packing, moving, eating and talking about Kirk and love and friendships and life and it is nice to hang out with him (um..we won't ever be a couple again..we laugh that we'd get on each others nerves too much, lol). He teases me that this is what I get for breaking guys hearts in my 20's..I laugh..because I think I did kindly bruise a few ego's back then but I don't think I broke any hearts. I'm cute, super cute but not a "man eater" no no
Anyway, I'm whooped from my day but I just wanted to thank you bunnies again for your supportive and kind words extended my way!


Friday, July 31, 2009


Hi Bloggers! I have been MIA for over a month now and I have stayed away from Blogging because my world turned upside down.
The weekend I was due back to return to Illinois is the weekend that Ken Doll ended our relationship of two years. As I write this, I still have the heaviest of hearts. My furnishings and the majority of my personal belongings are in storage in Illinois and I am residing in Birmingham, Michigan for now.
All I can say is..I never saw this breakup happening and was taken completely by surprise. EVERYONE who has heard the story was as shocked and surprised as I was. I hadn't worked for several months after my car accident and I believe that along with our move to a more expensive residential area may have scared him, especially in this uncertain economy. He never communicated his hesitancy & this could be one of the reasons that he made such a rash decision. Along with his father whispering in his ear to break up with me (his father always showed animosity towards me because I had had a "charmed life" and his father was raised very poor and resented people with "money").
The good news..??? I'm with my family & friends again and I don't feel as alone as I did living in the IL. I have lost 15 lbs and I am very motivated to get back into top shape (The doctor said no aerobics still for one year). I am looking for a job and already have some "nibbles". I still speak with Kirk,.a.k.a. Ken Doll and our conversations are still filled with kindness and thoughtfulness but I haven't heard "Honey, I miss you and I made a mistake". I don't know if I ever will.
My friends say things (oh I love my friends) like "he was a good catch but can you imagine what's next if Kirk was that good?" I laugh at their optimism and appreciate it bunches.
When I moved to Illinois, I did because I thought/knew Kirk was the man of my dreams and I took a big risk because I was so excited about our future together.
I wonder what this 2 year adventure was all about. Certainly I could have stayed in Michigan and did the "long distance" thing with him or even not moved and let him go and dated other men. I don't understand why/what this relationship means in the "big scheme" of my life and only time will give me the answer and healing that I need.
Thank you bloggers for reading of my heartbreak (this is the first guy to break up with me/break my heart in my life..Yes, ladies @ 38 (Yes, now you know) this was the first time for me and I KNOW some of you out there know this feeling).
Hopefully, I will get back to blogging daily when I feel like being witty and talkative but I know that you will understand that I have been and will be "shut down" for a bit.
Huggies, I'll have another one, please!