Monday, May 23, 2011

Misc. Mon.: Swimming, Garnet Hill SCORE, bookclub, food and JEEP Update

1.  Lallie graduated from swim lessons Friday.  She had completed this same one week course last year and did great!  However, with the lack of swimming for four months due to the cold, she had forgotten and re-gained her fear of the water. So, we signed her up again.  And now, we have a diving, jumping, sliding, swimming little girl and she (and we) are loving it!
Lallie loves her '70's style bathing suit.
Learning backstroke.
So excited to learn to swim by herself to the side of the pool!
Taking breathes and all!

2. This week, I'm having this Mediterranean Veggie Bowl from Love, Sweat and Beers . The idea is to make one huge pot of it on Sunday's and then eat through it the entire week. We'll see #1: If I like this recipe and #2: if I don't mind eating the same thing five days in a row. I'm topping mine with feta cheese.  (I hope she doesn't mind, I stole her picture!)

3. I won a giveaway from Garnet Hill!! Yes, I did! I entered Growing Up with Garnet Hill's facebook Summer Fun Giveaway and I actually won! This is just perfect for Lallie considering we are heading to the Keys in July. The shoes I posted on Lallie's Garnet Hill wish-list the other day HERE.  She is so excited and can't wait to get her package in the mail!  The contest is still running, so there is still time to enter! 

Via - Patagonia Bathing Suit (in Sixties Poppies - the red/pink) - Retails $55.00
Via - Patagonia Boardie Shorts (in Cerise - solid red) - Retails $39.00
Via - Patagonia Hoodie (in Rhubarb - solid red) - Retail $39.00
Via - Native Perforated Shoes - Retails on Sale - $14.00

4.  The JEEP SOLD!!!!!  It was the blog post, what can I say?
If you have no idea what I'm talking HERE.

5.  I attended my Junior League's monthly bookclub on Friday.  Normally we have more people however, with the end of school and vacations beginning, we had a small group.
We read Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown and it received mixed reviews.  BUT, everyone said that I must finish the book (yes, I actually did not complete the book assignment, surprising considering how much I read!)  So far, I'm liking it and the more I read, the more I like it.  Though the characters, I must say, are really mixed up.  Read it, you'll understand!

That's all for now!  Have a Happy Monday Y'all!


  1. Cute pictures! I haven't heard of that book. Congrats on the Garnet Hill win!

  2. Lallie is just too precious! Congrats on your win, and I love your Lilly dress!

  3. Congrats on winning!! I know you're so proud of Lallie too! Awesome :)

  4. I'm happy your hard blogging effort helped sell the Jeep. Thanks for the link love. :) Happy Monday!

  5. Yay on swimming, bring on summer!

    I am thrilled you won, yay you, or yay Lallie:)

    You look so pretty, as always!

    happy Monday!

  6. Now you don't have to wait for your husband to give you the okay. Lucky girl.
    Do you remember when the two Bonanno sales were. I want a pair of customized Emmas.

  7. Congrats on winning! And that is great for your friend that the Jeep sold.

  8. You look lovely in your Lilly! :) Congrats to Lallie. W takes her lessons next month. Love Lallie's Missoni-esque bathing suit!