Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I'm Participating In Connecticut Charm's Preppy Spring Swap!

Here is a link to the Swap Information in case you are wondering what it is...

Connecticut Charm

Basically, I had to find six items that are spring-y, pink and / or green, and each item starts with the first letter of one of the letters in S.P.R.I.N.G. I was not allowed to spend more than $20 either. I personally think that I did pretty good...and I just hope that my swap partner thinks so too!

I received an e-mail from my swap partner the other day. So, I guess that I need to get busy and post about this...as well as respond to her e-mail with my questionnaire...

13 Questions and answers about me...

1. What are your favorite preppy designers?

Well, since I had children, I haven't spent alot of money on my wardrobe...but both of my girls had closets filled to bursting with clothes...from 3 months - 6X! I love seeing them in cute little dresses with matching accessories.

When I did actually spend money on myself...I loved Ralph Lauren...Gap...Ann Taylor...Brooks Brothers...just to name a few. I also lived at the Coach store. The smell of that place is one of my favorite smells. :)

2. Favorite preppy accessories?

Classic pieces...diamond or pearl earrings, pearl drop necklace, charm bracelet, a good Coach bag.

3. Do you have any hobbies?

Cooking, shopping, reading, entertaining, blogging.

4. Do you enjoy crafting, if so anything in particular?

Wish I was talented enough...

5. Any favorite books/magazines?

Love to read but currently do not have the time to read a full length book...so I read short essays and magazine articles. Have tons of magazine subscriptions, including Southern Living and People. Cannot live without those two.

6. 5 favorite things (besides those listed above)

My husband, my daughters, my family, my friends, and my country.

7. Do you collect anything?

Native American Artwork, Antiques, Old Fashion Roasters, Angels, and Coach Bags.

8. Any kids/pets?

I have two daughters, 4 & 4 months. Also have two cats, Abigail and Tabitha.

9. Any allergies?

I am allergic to grass, trees, dust, mold...seriously, I am not making this up. Have a doctor's excuse and everything. I also am what you would call a "cheap date" medically...have a low tolerance to medications, so it is a good thing that I have a high tolerance to pain.

10. Favorite thing to do in the Spring?

Open up the windows and let the house air out. Get rid of that stale winter air and invite in all the wonderful fresh, spring breezes.

11. What most makes you think of Spring?

Little girls in sundresses.

12. Favorite treat/drink?

Fresh baked cookies, cakes, brownies, and pies...as well as homemade lemonade and Southern Sweet Tea. I also combine the two and make Arnold Palmers.

13. Anything else your partner should know about you?

I love surprises!


This is my partner's blog info...

The Pied-A-Terre

1. What are your favorite preppy designers?

J.Crew, kate spade, LL Bean (does that count? I think so), Ralph Lauren and from afar Vineyard Vines. Hadn't gotten anything from them yet but I always like to look on the website.

2. Favorite preppy accessories?

Headbands. Be it skinny or wide, I like them alot. Great with short hair.

3. Do you have any hobbies?

I cycle, knit and read (way too much). Trying to get into a bit of sewing as well.

4. Do you enjoy crafting, if so anything in particular?

Knitting and now sewing/embroidery. Overall I find that I like making "little things."

5. Any favorite books/magazines?

Memoirs of a Geisha, historical novels from Philippa Gregory and historical novels over 500+ pages long; Martha Stewart Weddings, Interweave Knits and Real Simple are fav. magazines.

6. 5 favorite things (besides those listed above):

Handkerchiefs, yarn, books, Cadbury chocolate, stationery.

7. Do you collect anything?

My fiance and I collect agnets from different places in the world.

8. Any kids/pets?

Two family cats, names Caesar and Cleopatra. Their "mom" is my sister who is a Classic CIv/Art History major, hence the names.

9. Any allergies?

Nope!

10. Favorite thing to do in the Spring?

Sit in Madison Square park on a summer day and have an ice cream or just generally walking through NYC. Eating at outdoor cafes. Cycling in Central Park on the weekends.

11. What most makes you think of Spring?

The Macy's Flower Show; seeing a sea of green when the trees are blooming in Central Park from the windows at the Time Warner Center. Pretty box pleat skirts and flats.

12. Favorite treat/drink?

Cadbury Fruit and Nut Chocolate, and Irish Breakfast Tea.

13. Anything else your partner should know about you?

Nothing that I can think of but I do have a question for you, is "S" the initial of your first name?

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I have taken photos of what I am sending to my partner...but will not post those until I know that she has received it. Don't want to ruin her surprise.


This lovely box will be mailed out today...

3 comments:

Caffeine Court said...

I feel like I know you so much better now...my dog's name is Abigail! (We have so much in common...)

Liz said...

I just got my box of goodies all finished up too! I can't wait to send it out to my swap partner!
Happy Swapping!

Elizabeth :) said...

"10. Favorite thing to do in the Spring?

Open up the windows and let the house air out. Get rid of that stale winter air and invite in all the wonderful fresh, spring breezes."
Ok so you know this is directly counter-productive to #9, right? LOL I soooooo know you got that lecture from your allergist about keeping your windows closed to keep the pollen out? ;) Glad to know I'm not the only one who happily suffers to get the 'musty smell' out of the house!