First Lilly

The other day I was looking through photo albums and came across a picture of me in my first Lilly Pulitzer dress.  I had had a skirt in seventh grade I think, but this was my first official dress. I was really tall and skinny for my age, so finding clothes that fit was always…


Games and Trains!

A few weeks ago during one of Florida’s monsoons, a neighborhood friend and her daughter stalled their car in front of my house.  Our street pretty much turns into a lake when it rains giving us waterfront property for a few hours.   They came into our house to wait for the water to go…


Good Dog

For as long as I can remember, I have been terrified of dogs.  It’s not unusual for me to be afraid of things (including, but certainly not limited to ketchup), but my fear of dogs is right up there. This week, I have been house and dog sitting for family friends.  My mom assured me…


Summertime Giveaway!

  I recently posted about my watercolor paintings.  The post churned a lot of interest.  I thought how perfect this would be for a summer giveaway! So here’s the idea.  The winner of the giveaway will get to chose her three of her favorite Lilly prints.  (The winner will have to provide the name and…



So my really, really, really cute friend Melly and I took pictures for the Lilly Lover Days contest.  We had so much fun getting ready and matching.  Literally every car that drove past us on Bayshore (if you’re from South Tampa or have ever been there, you know how busy it is!) stared at us….


Better Late Than Never

I just haven’t gotten around to posting until just now.  I uploaded pictures to my Facebook account only today… which is extremely late considering I normally upload as soon as possible.  I don’t have much energy to write tonight, and I don’t want to bore y’all.  I’m going to do a quick little run-down on…


Happy Almost Fourth

happy fourth of july This picture is circa 1995. Sporty Sister still has that doll “Molly,” but she is not in the same condition. (Oh man, check out those velcro sneaks… I rocked those.)


Oh goodness gracious.

I have a slight obsession with grammar and have been known to send textbooks letters explaining what they said or did was wrong.  Oddly, I’m not really that great about my own grammar and I NEVER re-read my own posts because most of the time I’m in a time crunch.  There have been incidents, however,…


Fourth of July Weekend

Thank goodness we’re getting out of town this weekend.  I am incredibly sick of this rain!!!  Even if it rains while we’re at the beach, it’ll be better than being cooped up in the house. Sporty Sister is in Spain… I’m so jealous!  We’ve been getting the occasional Facebook message.  (Mine today: “I had something to tell…