Monday Musings

Hello and welcome to a new week!

We must share a delightful little excursion we enjoyed this weekend, visiting our dear and sweet Hannah at the Bobbi Brown counter located in our nearest Nordstrom.

Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown

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:

. poem:


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.


(NOTE: This is merely one stanza taken from the poem by James Kavanaugh.) 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…? song:

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. 

51pwdwy3qql_sl500_aa280_ place:

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.

…one quote:

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 2Queen Bee Swain, Misadventures of a Newlywed, and I Pick Pretty

We are flying out the door into the sunshine!


Filed under preppy, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle

16 responses to “Monday Musings

  1. Churchill quotes are always awesome!

    And I love that new eyeshadow kit from bobbi brown!

    And Happy Monday to you!

  2. Thank you, TP! I’m not a fraction as creative as you, but I will think on if/ how to approach this tag.

    That being said, I just loved reading and seeing a bit more about you! Such fun.

    As for Bobbi Brown, don’t you adore those shimmer bricks? Her bronzer one is a staple of my faux-tanned summer makeup regimen.

  3. I’m moving.
    Have a great day!

  4. LPC

    Aw, Princess, who knew you were such a softie?

  5. Kristen

    I love the blog; it has inspired me to create my own! It was such a pleasure meeting you this weekend at the event! And I love the Vogue dress pattern, big bows are back!
    Have a lovely week.

  6. Oh and the Show Your Heart Tag is sooo cool and looks like so much fun!

  7. I just love the honeymoon home you visited – no wonder!! It’s stunning! How peaceful and gorgeous.

    I love the Bobbi Brown brick – very chic. And I’m sure you shimmer with style 🙂 I used to be addicted to the Bobbi Brown glosses, although haven’t had one in a few years. Smashbox is my latest addiction.

  8. I just love reading your blog, it’s so much fun 🙂

  9. Oh how I love the Bobbi Brown counter at Nordstrom! That is my very favorite makeup. I need to get that new brick! I love the pink shimmer things they’ve come out with. And to you Princess, I say shimmer away! 🙂

  10. Ooooooh you are too much fun and I can’t wait to go after this one with gusto. great pictures for who you are in a pic and your place 🙂


  11. I love the look of the shimmers and yet I feel like I would never know what to do with them. You have inspired me to stop by my local BB counter.

  12. Goodness Princess–we have so much in common! Seriously one pic to describe my heart–THAT ONE. I love Scarlett, the character, the clothes, the story, the setting (I think I have seen GWTW over 400 times and read it at least 50!), the quote I say at least once a week, the black dress with the bow IDEAL!, and the perfect place, although I have never been, heavenly.

    And that eye shadow was just lovely–you are never too old to sparkle 😉

  13. I’m loving this “tag” – blogger to blogger thing!!!!

    and of course.. your chosen photos and items are wonderful.

    Whats funny is that this is a new trend hitting blogs, sortof like a “blogging chain letter” – also known as a “meme.”

    Expect a techyness post soon… and I may jump on the bandwagon!

  14. That pool is amazing!

  15. Amy

    I found you through mrs. newlywed. Love the blog. I probably have seen gone with the wind a million times in my life. Nothing like southern culture 🙂

  16. Belle

    LOVE the Talbot’s new line!

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