Congratulations Melanie! Email me your contact information and I’ll the ship the items! Make sure to let me know which frame you love the best 🙂
Thanks to EVERYONE who entered! I had so much fun reading the rules 🙂
Here are the “Rules All Preps Should Live By:”
“Bottoms up, Collars up” A must when guzzling G&Ts! Being preppy is only temporary, so follow your dreams and see where they take you. Be gracious and do things in good taste. A smile is the best accessory When someone asks you how you are doing, take the time to both respond and reciprocate. It’s just nice to be nice! Always present yourself in the best way possible, take pride in your appearance, but now I’m adding to be kind and gracious to everyone you come across. A beautiful heart is more important than a beautiful outfit. ‘Tis better to be an Audrey Hepburn than a Pamela Anderson. All preps should answer the phone with a smile, because you never know when the person on the other end could be having a terrible day. One has to done: either your hair and makeup or dressing nicely Ask someone how they are doing and really mean it! Manners, manners, and more manners. Good manners will open doors that money will not… One should never leave without her pearls. Always treat others how you would want to be treated! You’re never fully dressed without a smile! The magic words: Please and Thank You!!! Don’t turn your nose at anyone; that is the sign of true class! True style comes from being true to who you are. There’s no outfit that can’t be improved with a little navy blue and some pearls! Wait until DERBY weekend to wear white. Not Easter!! Live a colorful life and wear it well! Treat others the way you want to be treated. You only want to spread good energy around. Pearls. Pearls. Pearls. Never wear white until after Derby, not Easter. Shop for classy, well-made items that will serve as staples for years to come. It’s always better to spend a little more on an item that will last a lifetime than an item that is “in”. If Paris Hilton would wear it, you might want to put it down. Always be kind. When in doubt, pearls go with everything! You can wear boat shoes with EVERYTHING! The best accessory a prep can have is a smile, but pearls help too! Pearls are a necessity! Summer isn’t summer without sundresses, a signature cocktail, and a tan! Pearls are always appropriate! Your outfits should always be classy and clean cut! As promised… I’m opening up my Etsy store… But not until later tomorrow in the afternoon! I’m heading off to bed now and I’m babysitting in the morning!Goodnight! Congratulations again Melanie!-College Prepster
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📌 Save this post! Can’t get over the MAGIC that is @backtonature.nj’s Christmas Market during the holidays! 🎄🌟🎅🏻🧣The decor this year is on a new level. If you need to get into the holiday spirit (or pick up speciality gifts or more decorations for your home), 100% recommend making the drive! It’s worth it ❄️
When you don’t actually feel cute but then kind of end up feeling cute because you put a bow in your hair, slipped into a dress that fits, and swiped on your favorite red lipstick 💋 @hillhouse @annmashburn 🎥 by @carterfish, maybe I’ll post the video without music so you can hear her hyping me up, because you can’t imagine the crowd the bore witness to the making of this Reel
And then there were three ❤️❄️🎄🌟⛸️ Needlepoint stockings are a huge undertaking… they take hours (and hours and hours) of stitching. The final results are more than worth the effort though. These will hang on our mantle every Christmas and I can’t think of anything more special than that. I finished Mike’s stocking at the end of the summer after stitching almost every night for seven months. I am taking a little break and then I’ll start on the baby’s stocking for next Christmas!!
This tree feels extra special this year. 🎄💫⛸️❤️🕯️ Jack is fully embracing the magic of Christmas (“kiss miss”) and his enthusiasm is downright contagious!
Not one of my best qualities, but I typically feel immense pressure trying to make things feel extra special and perfect and then I get disappointed when the reality doesn’t live up to my (unrealistic) expectations. I wish I could blame social media for this.... but I know the call is coming from inside the house.
This tree seems perfect to me, though, just the way it is. It was a true group effort getting it here. Another one of my not-so-great qualities is that I’m terrible at asking for help when I need it.... this year, I can’t ignore it though. I needed help, and a lot of it. Mike got every holiday storage box up from the basement (no small feat) and hoisted the into the house and got it up in the stand within minutes (then redid it twice to get the angle of the tree just so); my mom and I took multiple trips to the hardware store and drug store for the “right” colored lights (in case you’re wondering, “bright white” is warm yellow and “warm white” is actually bright white... make it make sense); my mom wrapped the tree in lights a second time when we learned the hard way that when the box says you can’t plug in more than five strands together they mean it; and Jack was there to help and hype us all up to say how “boo-full” the tree and lights are– and keeping us in line by scolding and reminding us that we aren’t allowed to touch the ornaments 🤭
I feel a little pang of sadness that we aren’t celebrating a first Christmas with a baby who was supposed to be here, while also struggling through a third trimester (just feeling physically tired and exhausted), while also cherishing our last Christmas as a family of three, while also getting excited knowing our baby will be here before we know it. Sure, it’s a lot of pressure to put on one single tree, yet here I am. ⭐️