good morning everybody!
can you tell i have much to talk about today?
here we go~
i finally made time last night to peruse the people magazine feature of the royal wedding. i snatched this up last week as soon as it hit the stores to add to my small collection. the girl at target that rang me up was clearly not team royal wedding. poor child. she asked me why on earth i was so tickled to purchase this magazine.
speaking of target. i was also looking for the infamous, seemingly sold out everywhere, poufs from the calypso line.
sold out. sadness.
i drove over there thinking i'd grab a couple of gold ones, maybe grab a silver one, just in case.
yeah, well apparantly so did everyone else. the day they came out. thankyouverymuch. rumor has it they're not stellar quality but for the price, who cares. darn it.
if you scored one, lucky girl.
i love this one, but at 400 smackers, i'll pass.
i debated forever between the nook and kindle. i wanted the nook because
a. it's white
and most importantly,
b. there is a fabulous lilly cover for the nooks.
after some research, i ended up going with the kindle. there's a super cute kate spade gatsby cover. but since i haven't read gatsby i felt i wasn't worthy. so red leather cover it is....until lilly whips out a kindle cover, right?
(the inside of the lilly reads, judge my nook by it's cover. how darn cute is that?!)
madison set it up for me the day it arrived while i was at a meeting & promptly downloaded a free copy of Pride & Prejudice ( which i promised her i'd read during her birthday month, which was march. i'm on page 37. oops.). i have samples of On Folly Beach & mary alice monroe's latest, The Butterfly's Daughter. ready to go the next time i sit back down!
speaking of research, i finally made a decision on a couple lenses. i've primarily shot with my canon 50 1.4 prime lens which i love. i wanted something with a little bit more of a wide angle , so i went with the tamron 28-75 2.8. it received great reviews & is a fraction of the price of comparable other brands. fraction! i used a telephoto lens for years until it basically died. i guess that happens when on vacation alone i took 5,000 images. anyway, i knew i wanted to pay more for the lower aperture option on the wide angle, but just wanted a basic telephoto zoom. this one isn't anything fancy , the ap only goes to 4-5.6 but it will work great for what i need. it's also a tamron, 70-300.
while we sadly missed out on metallic ever so cool poufs at tarjay, we have poufs going on over here.
the girls were a huge help yesterday and made several for the party saturday. sweet bailey, who yes, has returned to life as a brunette ( shade kate middleton) even ran carpool for caroline's tumbling class yesterday. love that girl.
(they're for outside, not the living room btw)
i begged her not to go to ole miss. seriously. i have to make myself NOT think about what the days will be like when she is not dropping in daily with savannah. one of the fallouts of having my first born leave, is that means her friends leave too. honestly, i found myself already fast forwarding to the days when they graduate from college & we can spend days going to lunch and shopping for lilly together.
the dads unloaded tables yesterday while dan took a quick break from the tedious job of pressure washing. i'm sure the neighbors will love it when we quit parking in the street.
since i'm obviously not as great a multi-tasker as i'd like to think i am,
no one complained about my burnt spaghetti sauce last night for dinner.
actually, i think the girls were just ready to get back in & watch the prom episode of glee.
did you hear them sing adele?
anyway, gotta love teenagers that are easy to please!
since the girls were over me taking random shots of them after a day of running around,
i'll redeem them & share a quick few from prom.
they were all so good looking!
more of those later....
and to wrap it up, i'd love to share my friend jeanne's lookbook from her new FABULOUS spring summer line, Town & Country.
goodness gracious, i love it all!!!