Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Giveaway Winner

Hello bloggers! Sorry to be so behind in blogging and announcing my first giveaway winner! A very busy weekend quite busy with soccer, yes in the rain, and other things and some school events.

Thank you so much for participating in my first giveaway and a BIG THANK YOU to
Jen at The Trendy Tot and Sarah at Up My Sleeve Boutique.

Congratulations to the winner:


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My first Giveaway: Up My Sleeve and The Trendy Tot!

Don't forget to enter my first New England giveaway!
Deadline this Saturday at 10:00pm!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A "New England" Giveaway!

I am so excited to host by first Giveaway to celebrate reaching 100 followers!

Thank you to all of you who have been following me since I started this past May. Blogging has been such fun; a creative outlet as well as a great resource! I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you, your humor, sense of style and creativity! Thank you all for your comments, those that post daily and those that pop in every so often. It's wonderful to hear from you either way!
I have decided to host my first "New England Giveaway" featuring two New England boutiques that I posted about earlier. They both joined Preppyinnewengland early on. Sarah and Jen have been lovely to work with and are so generous to offer these fab items!

Joining me are; upmysleeve and thetrendytot! These items are so beautiful for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, or a special little girl you know of!
Nantucket Starfish Dress with matching Starfish Mini-Basket Purse!

The adorable little girl's blue Nantucket Starfish dress created by The Trendy Tot is available as 12 mos, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T. And just how cute is the matching Starfish basket purse from Up My Sleeve! The purse will ship no later than Oct. 15th in U.S. only.

To enter:

1 entry = you are a follower of preppyinnewengland

2 entries = follow my blog and both boutiques on facebook; http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Trendy-Tot/167175040511

3 entries = Post a comment on preppyinnewengland blog of your favorite item from both boutiques and be a follower of all three.

4 entries = Post this "New England Giveaway" on your blog and be a follower of all three.

5 entries = Comment about your favorite place in New England! Plus do 1-4 above! (perhaps your visit, a magazine picture, or location you read about!)

Deadline: Friday, September 25th at 10:oopm!
This will be my first time doing random.org and I hope to have winner announced by Sunday, September 27th!
Thank you !!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Eliza B - Special!

From September 21st through October 5th, 2009
take $10 off all sandals & ballet flats!

Just use the following coupon code at check out:


Stay tuned for My first Giveaway!

Almost to 100 followers and I can't believe it!
I will be posting my first "New England" Giveaway tomorrow!
(Just one away from a 100!!!-hint,hint!)
So tell your friends to check out Preppyinnewengland!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Beacon Hill, Boston

We had a wonderful anniversary weekend despite the rainy weather on Friday and Saturday. We stayed at the liberty hotel which was once the infamous Charles Street Jail. Elements of this historical city jail site dating back to 1851 have been so preserved throughout including old iron bars from the jail cells! Lot's of history here! It's an unbelieveable hotel and a happening place!

A rainy Saturday morning welcomed us but didn't put a damper on taking a morning walk and shopping along the old brick lined sidewalks of Charles Street in Beacon Hill. The neighborhood's brickfaced row houses are just so elegant; some with small flower and herb gardens in the adjacent patios or gorgeous flower boxes under large drape lined windows. We have strolled around here during the holidays and the door decorations are simply stunning. It is a very quiet neighborhood in Boston. I think that is what I like about the area so much. The hustle and bustle is found throughout other great spots in the city. Breakfast at Panificio on Charles Street was the perfect stop on a gloomy morning.
Jersey Boys at Boston's Shubert Theatre was FABULOUS! You must see! So much fun. It's the story of how Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons started out, their struggles, the brains behind their path to success, the meaning behind some songs. Mr. Boston and I truly enjoyed it and would see it again.
We dined at the french restaurant; pigalleboston.com led by head chef Marc Orfaly. Named after the red light district of Paris, I found that to be so ironic as the restaurant is tucked away in Boston's theatre district. Our dinner, presentation, champagne and wine was delightful. Truly a romantic setting!
Sunday out on the town on a glorius day had us starting off again on Charles Street for brunch at beaconhillinnandbistro before heading over to Newbury St. This is an adorble little inn located in the heart of Beacon Hill with a fab french bistro. Took us right back to France!

Thank you all so much for your sweet, sweet comments. We did have a wonderful time.
Announcing my giveaway in a day or two!! Tell your friends to hop on over to Preppyinnewengland and help me reach 100 followers!!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Le Boston!

We are Boston bound for the weekend celebrating our wedding anniversary of 16 years!!!! When we honeymooned in France, we made a promise that each anniversary would be celebrated with a French theme. We have kept to that promise over the years with dinners at French restaurants, sips at some wine bars, gifts with some french theme, etc. Many establishments we have enjoyed together over the years.

This year, we decided to stay local. School just started on Tuesday and with all of the excitement and jitters, I wasn't to sure how the first week would go. Mom and Dad travelling far on the first week of school seemed a little selfish to me, so we decided for a weekend in Boston.

I can't tell you how excited I am. We always head into town for day trips with the kids. I go in frequently to shop. Mr. Boston works in town. We attend theatre, go out for dinner, meet friends occcasionally and then head home from a nice evening out. This is a little special. We're spending the whole weekend there. Funny thing, I live about 40 minutes away! Hee-hee!!!!!

I'm looking forward to walking and shopping along Charles Street, Newbury Street, maybe a little run along the Charles River. We are going to see Jersey Boys and I can't wait! Dinner at a french restaurant of course! It will be a lovely weekend celebrating and taking me back to hanging out in the city long before we had children. We have so much to be thankful for; patience and kindness towards each other, our love and friendship, our health, happy and beautiful children.

Enjoy your weekend and spread the word about preppyinnewengland. I'm almost to 100 followers and can't believe it! A very, very nice giveaway is being planned to celebrate!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just Madras Sale!

Head on over to the "End of Summer Sale" at Just Madras; http://justmadras.com Great items, great prices! Have fun!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

WOW! 20% off those bangles I just posted!

I posted about these bangles earlier today. Just checked my mail and discovered this offer!

New Bangles from A. Tierney

These are adorable...just had to post!

Back to School... Back to Blogging!

Hello my blogger friends. I have not posted in several days. Enjoyed the last weekend of summer doing a "last hoorah" at the beach and a New England amusement park; www.canobielake.com
A glorious day only a bit chilly for the last of those water rides!!! Labor Day was spent at a family cookout.

School started yesterday and was a morning full of jitters and excitement. My Miss Preppy/Sporty Tween started middle school, rode a school bus for the first time, and wore her first Converse pair of sneakers!!! Big day for her. She came home smiling and talking non-stop about her new locker, schedule, lunch and the latest with each of her friends. Non stop until bed-time. I loved every minute of it!!!

My little baseball guy was excited to walk with his friends, get a routine back in his life and start school. Boys need so much STRUCTURE! He, too, came home smiling but was ready to play baseball in the yard with his friends before I got any scoop. I had to wait until dinner time!

I miss them. I like hanging out with them. I like being spontaneous and deciding at breakfast what we wanted to do that summer day. I liked their crazy hectic sport schedule. I liked playing basktball in the driveway. I liked playing baseball in the backyard. Going to the beach meeting up with friends was fun. Bikeriding around town together and on Cape Cod was always an adventure. Our day trips into Boston were always nice. Family visits up to New Hampshire was always fun. Summer swimming in the pool, lake and ocean was a blast! Our Maine vacation was terrific. Most important, having downtime and fun together as a family and with friends was the best!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

R. Williams Preppy Backpacks

Head back to school or work with one of these preppy looking backpacks!
I just love the classic designs and colors of these backpacks by rsowilliams.com.
You must check it out and it's a great story originating from New England!

How stylish and sophisticated to tote around campus, or commute to work, or even for Mom to bring to the park! Why, I think this is one backpack even Dad might not mind carrying on those family day trips! The interior even holds a pocket wide enough for a laptop. How convenient for the library or coffee shop! Seems like a great holiday gift for the graduating high school senior as well! What do you think?