Hello and welcome to a new week!
One of our most exciting purchases was a new Platinum Pink Shimmer Brick. (Secretly dolls, we queried Hannah, asking if it was still age-appropriate for TP to be ‘shimmering.’ The response was enthusiastically affirmative, thank heaven.) This is a new collection that looks ultra-fun, just in time for updated spring and summer looks!
Additionally we enjoyed seeing Hannah’s friend Stephanie, also a cosmetics whiz and Bobbi consultant. But most importantly, a very-recently-engaged Stephanie. We had been on pins and needles since first meeting Stephanie about a month as she was prepping for a very important day with her boyfriend. She confided that she hoped the evening might prove to be be “the night” he asked the question. He did, and now the young lady is positively beaming so brightly she could power all the lights in the store with the wattage from her smile.
And then we were spoiled by Kristen, also with Bobbi Brown. She was in the store to do ‘makeovers’ using some of the new products being introduced, and she did TP’s face. Kristen is one talented college student who did a spectacular job, making us feel happily pampered! These are all such darling young ladies, it is delightful to see the hard work and optimism they all carry within their spirits.
Now we offer a grateful acknowledgement of the kindness and generosity from a wonderful blogger, the Spanish Preppy Girl, who nominated TP for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you! Because we have been more-than-fortunate to have received this award previously, we are going to spare everyone another list of details about our life, a practice prompting applause all over Planet Blog, to be sure. (Pero, muchisimos gracias Miss SPG!)
We also thank another student with exquisite taste, the fabulous Little Bow Prep, who graciously tagged us with the Show Your Heart tag. As a rule we would be unlikely to participate in this one, as we were raised with a firm belief that sharing information of this nature is pretty much verboten, as there is nothing more boring than conversation about oneself. However, we think the world of Little Bow Prep and do not want to disappoint her, and then we struggled with a much more frightening issue: isn’t blogging frequently about oneself? There’s a thought we shall have to ponder.
Following her lead, we are directed to:
Show your heart in one picture:
WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?
Who am I? I am not sure.
Who are you? I want to know.
We didn’t sell Kool-aid together or hitchhike to school. We’re not from the same town, the same God, hardly the same world. There is no role to play, no security to provide, no commitment to make. I expect no answer save your presence, your eyes, your self. Friendship is freedom, is flowing, is
rare. It does not need stimulation, it stimulates itself. It trusts, understands, grows, explores, it smiles and weeps. It does not exhaust or cling, expect or demand. It is–and that is enough–and it dreams a lot.
WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?
(NOTE: This is merely one stanza taken from the poem by James Kavanaugh.)
...one item of clothing:
We share an example of a fashion style, rather than efforting an image of a contemporary party frock. (You do see the big bow, yes?)
While the era depicted in the vintage Vogue pattern pre-dates us, it makes us think once again that perhaps we would have fit in better as a young lady in the 1960’s…?
If you click here you will hear a portion of an early John Williams score, a composition for the television film Jane Eyre, starring a young George C. Scott.
A private home that we initially visited on our honeymoon, located on St. John in the middle of a US National Park. We return as frequently as possible.
Never, never, never, never give up.
– Winston Churchill
Sir Winston, short, sweet, and to the point.
We express our thanks to Little Bow Prep for passing this on. We now offer it to a few classic stylemakers we admire, Lipstick at the Mailbox, Europa Fox, Mom x 2, Queen Bee Swain, Misadventures of a Newlywed, and I Pick Pretty.
We are flying out the door into the sunshine!