Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SALE! Douglas Paquette Accessories!

Out of Rhode Island, this accessory line is fab! Love the ongoing sale prices; headbands are now $5.99 from $12.00 and belts are $9.99 from $28.00! There is quite a selection for both to choose from at www.douglaspaquette.com! - A New England Find

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Oh!...But you shouldn't have!

Goodness gracious!

Thank you www.SeersuckerScrapper.com for bestowing upon me the "Lovely Blog Award"! How sweet!

Well, this is fun! I love finding new blogs and I'm tickled "navy and kelly" that you have discovered me! I know I am supposed to forward this along to blogs that I have recently discovered. Oh, how hard to do...since I just discovered so many of you in a month!
So, in the spirit of my 1st month blogging anniversary, I would like to pass along this award to my first visitors that posted....

...but first...The Rules!...

1. Accept the award and post it on your blog together with the name of the blog who has granted the award plus their link.

2. Pass the award to 5 other bloggers that you have recently discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers and let them know they have been chosen for this award.

...and they are...

Madras and Pearls
All Things Southern and Preppy
The Preppy Apron
Queen Bee Swain
Memoirs of the Shoe Obsessed

....now bring out the champagne!

Friday, June 26, 2009

20% discount for you at Anna Street Studio!

Tomorrow marks my first month of blogging! Woohoo!
Thank you to the wonderful followers that have come my way in such a short time welcoming me and sending kind comments and words of encouragement.
Anna Street Studio, http://www.annastreetstudio.com/, a preppy and fun custom handbag proprietor based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is generously offering my FOLLOWERS AND THEIR FRIENDS a 20% off discount on any online purchase from now until the end of July! Discount code "Anna" at checkout.
These adorable bags that you can custom create are fabulous! Almost 200 bright and colorful fabrics and ribbons to choose from for a variety of over 20 different style bags. So preppy! So fun!
...and to the many brides to be out there, this is a fabulous site to check out for creating beautiful bridesmaids gifts such as custom made wristlets and cosmetic bags!
Here's hoping Preppy In New England readers will find this to be a true New England find!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Nautical UGG's! - New!

I can't believe it's June 25th and I'm posting about a winter item that I would love to wear right now as I'm blogging in my heavy sweater, jeans, and woolly socks! Yes ...WOOL IN JUNE! The heat has been turned slightly in the house this morning because it was quite a chilly morning, overcast, and still, oh so very wet! This is insane!

I so LOVE the new UGG's scuffette slipper in nautical sweater knit stripes! How preppy are these?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SALE at the other whale store-Nantucket Brand!

What a week dedicated to the whales...The Trendy Tot, Vineyard Vines and today's Nantucket Brand!

Love their whale and compass logo! Nantucket Brand is a classic and preppy clothing line coming from the "Emporium" of Nantucket; http://www.nantucketbrand.com/ Fab preppy polos, madras skirts and shorts and casual button down oxfords. Check out the markdowns! Love this "Nantucket red" starfish skirt!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

...and speaking of whales...

Looks pretty good bloggers! Good luck!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Pink and Blue Whale of a Dress!

A little preppy dress for the little modern prep! Just wanted to post about a fellow New Englander's cute Etsy shop, The Trendy Tot;
featuring the most adorable made-to-order little girl dresses and other items. These A-line dresses are designed and ready to grow with your child a few seasons. Wear it now and when she is older wear it as a top with a t-shirt over leggings or jeans. How cute and practical is that? Check out their website; http://www.thetrendytot.com/ for your little one, a grandchild, or niece....-A New England find!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


We had a wonderful Father's Day breakfast at our favorite spot in the town harbor.
Much discussion if we should keep our family plan to golf for the day. The cold, wet, misty rain and increasing wind drove our decision to cancel our scheduled tee time. Wouldn't be fun! Plan "B" brought us to a few crazy games of bowling! Much fun!If you golf, http://www.ameandlulu/ have fab golf accessories and I thought these preppy pink and green bowling pin earrings I found on etsy; oogieboogiebaubles, were a hoot!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A space for Reflecting.....

I'm writing today in a somber mood. I have spent most of my day in a special place that brings peace to me. I lost someone very dear and beloved. I still hurt. I still grieve. I still miss that person. Today is the 1st anniversary. My family has been wonderful to me throughout this. They have been there for me. My special place started with church this morning. Peaceful.
Prayer is consoling. Next, I spent a good part of the day at a spot near the beach with a beautiful view. I wrote down thoughts in a journal. I wrote some notes to a few special people in my life. But most important, I was in deep thought about this person, who was so special to me. This person is at peace and looking down on me lovingly. I know that. I can feel that. Today was my day to stop, take a breath and just think. I hope you all have a special place for reflecting.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Boat lovin' Man!

...and one more idea for Father's Day...

these nautical chart tile clocks are handmade in Massachusetts. Many North Eastern coastal areas, the Islands and Florida are offered to be made as a nautical chart or tide clock. I have a chart clock of my town and have it displayed in our family room. Great for a den, office, enclosed porch.........Visit PicturePerfectGifts on Etsy.

"Tie one on" for Dad!

....Ok, there's atleast one tie planned for someone on your Father's Day list be it hubby, father, grandfather, uncle, etc. To kick-off summer and baseball season, the variety of MLB ties and sport-themed ties and bowties from Vineyard Vines are sure to be a hit....I love them!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Sun is Finally Out Up Here!!!

The sun came out this afternoon! Glorious! I was out doing errends today and couldn't pass on these Sperry canvas boat shoes. I just love navy and kelly. I thought these were just too adorable! !

Monday, June 15, 2009

A "Belted Cow" for Dad?

...Are you still hunting for that Father's Day gift? Here's a good pick from New England; The Belted Cow. Handmade belts from Maine. Fun styles to choose from for the Dad who loves golf, lacrosse or other sports and also for the Dad who has a sense of humor and would appreciate the many choices of whimsical designs; http://www.beltedcow.com/ -A New England find!

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

About me!

As I read so many different blogs, I discovered I'm also reading about you; your good humor, creativity, sense of style and uncanny skill to hunt for those fabulous preppy finds! Well, I should only repay the kindness and present a little preppiness about myself to you!

I'm a preppy 40ish SAHM to two; Miss Preppy/Sporty Tween and Mr. Baseball Guy (for now, until next sport season) and married to the fab, sometimes preppy, Mr. Boston! I love the crazy life I'm in right now juggling their school life, my school volunteering (just two more days!) , their sports, music and theatre interests in true preppy style of course; navy, kelly, pink, and madras.

I love my children's friends, and their play time together! In between that, I manage to happily jaunt off to my manicure and pedicure appointments for that fab massage chair....(ahhh!!!)

As for me and Mr. Boston, we love great conversation over dinner together or with friends locally or in Boston. We have fun playing golf together..(well I think he does!) we enjoy the theatre, and spending time with our children. Watching baseball and rooting for the Red Sox is a huge summer past-time with the occasional treat to attend Fenway Park! We love our family beach time during the day and early evening wind downs with other families. Nothing like summer drinks and fun appetizers at the beach watching the sun set! We love our evenings on the deck watching the children play! Mr. Boston likes to cook and yes, I'll admit, sometimes, he is better than me...(gasp!!!!) We love to do day trips, and plan vacations visiting family or new places.
My little ones are well, not so little anymore. (...sigh...)So many blog sites dedicated to that stage and I truly miss that. I'm now in the middle of the "tween scene" with my oldest. Challenging yes, but fun! My youngest is my little baseball guy!
We love New England and I hope to share some great things about this beautiful place with all of you. Thank you for reading and thank you to those who started following me. It's so much fun to click on "Followers" to discover someone new and from what area they are writing from!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday's here!

Happy Friday everyone! Thank you all for sharing your favorite strawberry recipe. I did enjoy reading them. Tonight, I'll be in the spirit of strawberry season kick-off with a good strawberry margarita!..or two! -Cheers!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Berry Bowl!

...and in the spirit of strawberry season, a cute little Berry Bowl and Plate from Salmon Falls Stoneware; a salt glaze pottery boutique located in Dover, NH.

I think this makes an adorable hostess gift!

Remember to post your favorite strawberry weakness! Do I hear anyone for strawberry pies, scones, tarts?....mmmmm

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Strawberry Fields!

June is officially strawberry season throughout New England! I love this time of year with the abundance of fruit! I have gone to local u-pick farms with my children and we enjoyed making one of our family favorites; a good old fashioned strawberry shortcake!
Check your local area to see where the best "pickins" are, pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon.
Fact: the early Pilgrim settlers in Massachusetts loved eating the strawberries grown by the local Native Americans. They were cultivating strawberries as early as 1643!
In honor of strawberry season, I invite you to leave a comment about your favorite strawberry creation. It could be anything; a pie, dessert, lemondade, girly drink or even a craft! I look forward to reading about your strawberry treats!

Monday, June 8, 2009

A "Sweet" Giveaway!

Well, perfect timing!....Head on over to Be Write There blog and enter her "sweet" giveaway for the Martha Stewart Cupcakes book! You have until midnite Friday, June 12th, to write about your favorite cupcake. Martha's Cupcakes and Cupcake Wine sound like "A Good Thing" to me!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


No, I didn't bake any cupcakes this weekend, or purchase any from my local bakery. However, I did enjoy a cupcake or two..............
this cupcake.....Cupcake wine from Cupcake Vineyards. How adorable is that? It's an inexpensive wine priced around $15 a bottle for a Chardonnay, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.
After a long Saturday filled with soccer and baseball games, plus the usual runs in between games, I was wiped out at the end of the day. After dinner and all were relaxed, Mr. Boston presented me with this bottle.
Reason: to celebrate the launching of my very first blog and successful first weeks of postings! Ohh, how sweet!
Mr. Boston had stopped in our local wine shop, saw this and thought, "How CUTE. This might be a good post." I kid you not, he actually said that to me.
Well, how CUTE was HE! ....Looks like the label was a pure selling feature. It's a great whimsical, girlie design. Mr. Boston did good!
We enjoyed the Cabernet. Perhaps next time, we'll have cupcakes and wine!
In the meantime, I think this would be a hit at Book Club or Mom's Night. - Cheers!

Friday, June 5, 2009

What a week for Giveaways!

Don't forget to head on over to Queen Bee Swain for the fabulous book giveaway;
Social Climbers. With so many blog recommendations, I love that my summer reading list is moving forward as a wonderful mix. Good luck to all!

AAAHHH!....The Scents of New England

It's not "pink and green" or "kelly and navy", however, close your eyes for a moment,..take a deep breath,...try to concentrate on the scent of: ...

-blueberries in Maine
-balsam trees in New Hampshire
-maple sugar of Vermont
-cranberry bogs in Massachusetts
-Rhode Island's ocean
-nutmeg of Connecticut

These are scents reminiscent of each New England state and offered as a soap gift set made at New England's Pelle Dolce Soaps, www.pelledolcesoaps.com
I think this makes for a cute hostess gift if you are visiting and staying with friends or family in New England or the Islands this summer. Individual state or island soap bars are available too.
How cute are these for a guestroom or guest bathroom! I'll let you hunt for the preppy soap dish!
-A New England Find.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Not Your Average Beach Chair!

I've been reading that some of you are heading to the Vineyard or Nantucket this Summer or perhaps heading to another beautiful seacoast. Many of you, including myself, simply love the beach life. Somedays I enjoy sitting by myself to read or catch up on my notecard writing. Other days, I'm headed for the beach with friends and many children in tow! And of course, I cherish the days we go together as a family and the early evenings with a bottle of wine to share with Mr. NE.
I also noticed that many bloggers are planning summer weddings. Well, I think I have a fun suggestion for a wedding present! Beach chairs for the lovely couple from http://www.nantucketbeachchair.com
Made right on the island of Nantucket! Canvas color selection is few, but you can personalize them and choose an embroidery design that is a favorite. Cute feature includes a built in beverage holder with a koozie.! Whether you want to use them on the beach, lake shore, boat deck or your backyard, these are a true New England find!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I have memories as a child sitting on such plastic cloths sprawled on the grass enjoying a summer-time snack outside in my grandmother's backyard. Now, oilcloth is quite popular for use as a lunch bag, cooler, market tote, diaper bag, etc. and continues to be a choice for decorative placemats and tablecloths. The day flee bag is great to store essentials, a planner, book, extra H2o and diapers!
Flee is an adorable little boutique located just outside of Boston specializing in oilcoth products.
I plan on purchasing these black gingham placemats for my table on the deck.
Some items are on sale for 30% off. - A New England find!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Muffy Martini Giveaway!

Check out her blog to win!...A romantic comedy with a connection to a quaint Connecticut town.
Good luck!

Talbot's Outlet Store!

Yes, that's right! The icon of classic preppy and traditional style for women has a "good old fashioned" outlet!
If you live in New England or will be visting over the summer, it is worth the day-trip to the Talbot's Outlet located in Hingham, MA. There is an on-going sale featuring a HUGE selection of spring/early summer catalog items that are priced 75% off! I managed to pick up three pairs of cropped pants (1 casual and 2 dressy) for $6.00 each!!!!! Plus a pair of adorable sling back flats with a bow for $20 and a few pairs of shorts and summer skirts ranging in price from $8-$15 each! Some summer items are priced at 40% off. This outlet is big and has Women's, Misses , Petities and Shoes as well as an occasional Sample table. You can't go wrong at this outlet. A true New England find!