Saturday, January 30

{and the J Crew planner giveaway winner is...}

Please e-mail me at with your mailing address and I'll have the J. Crew planner on it's way to you!

I would also like to send out a special thank you to all of my followers and to everyone who entered the giveaway! I really appreciate all of you, and your comments always make my day. :)

Tuesday, January 26

{J Crew 2010 planner giveaway}

For those of you who have not purchased a planner for 2010 yet.....I am giving away this cute poppy-colored J Crew full-size planner/datebook. It is the perfect size and so pretty!

All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment!

I have decided to give away my J Crew planner because Little Petunia was so excited for weeks before Christmas about the present that she bought for me at the school bazaar. She carefully wrapped it up and placed it under the tree, and I got to open it on Christmas morning. Her present to me was......a planner!!! Yep, she paid one whole dollar for it at the bazaar!

So, after Christmas when I received my J Crew planner she looked at me with those big wistful eyes and asked ...... "Mommy, which calendar are you going to use???"
"Of course I am going to use the one YOU gave me, honey!"
Hence, my giveaway. I hope I don't put the wrong planner in the mailer when I mail it out to you...hee hee......

the planner that my sweet pea bought for me:

Wednesday, January 20

{SATC quotes always make me smile}

Carrie: Honey, if it hurts so much, why are we going shopping?
Samantha: I have a broken toe, not a broken spirit.

Mr. Big: You girls are the loves of her life, a guy is lucky to come in fourth.

Carrie: I'm not home, but my shoes are. Leave them a message.

Samantha: Well, let's just say it: you won.
Carrie: Was there a contest?
Samantha: Oh please! There's always a contest with an ex. It's called "who will die miserable."

Samantha (upon seeing a firefighter): Hello, 911. I'm on fire.

Monday, January 18

Wednesday, January 13

{Petunia's Blog Yardsale part TWO}

Please e-mail me at if you would like to purchase an item and I will send an invoice via Paypal. Please add $4 for shipping (unless otherwise noted) which includes tracking and delivery confirmation.
  • SOLD! Kate Spade "Geoma" hot pink patent slingbacks/size 8.5/BRAND NEW in box with shoebag, purchased from Saks. Retail price: $298 [BIN $150] Reduced to $95
  • SOLD! 100% authentic Coach leather and straw oversized Hobo handbag. This handbag was purchased at Bloomingdale's and carried only a couple of times. The gorgeous leather is stamped with the Coach signature Cs. Inside features one zippered pocket and a cell phone pouch. This bag is in like new condition/no marks or scratches with only one minor flaw as seen in 3rd photo below. The coating on the end of a tiny part of the leather has come loose and may be glued back on or trimmed. Retail Price $450 -- [BIN $125] shipping is $10 Reduced to $95

  • SOLD! Lilly Pulitzer girl's dress size 8. This dress was worn 2 times and is in excellent/like new condition. Colors are still vibrant, there is no wash wear, fabric is crisp. There are no stains or flaws. Adorable style! [BIN $35]

Sunday, January 10

{Petunia's Blog Yardsale}

I am cleaning out my closet and have gathered some items that are in excellent condition to place for sale here on my blog, and to give all of you first dibs! Please add $4 for shipping with tracking & delivery confirmation except as noted.

Please e-mail me at if you would like to purchase any items and I will send a Paypal invoice (please do not leave a comment to purchase).
  • SOLD! First up is my gorgeous 100% authentic PINK Gucci handbag purchased at the Gucci boutique on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. This bag is in pristine/excellent condition inside and out--looks brand new and was only carried a few times. No flaws, no marks, no wear! Signature interlocking GG canvas and black leather exterior. Classic bamboo detail on the black leather handles. Inside of bag features two large separate compartments and two zippered pockets. It will come with the original Gucci dustbag. [BIN price $275] --add $10 for shipping including insurance

  • SOLD! Next we have a like-new pair of Rock and Republic low rise bootcut jeans in a dark rinse, size 26. See a similar pair at Neiman Marcus here. I have worn these once and they are in perfect condition. These jeans have not been altered/hemmed in any way, so they have the original long length and may be worn with heels or hemmed to the perfect length for you! Retail $202. [BIN $40]
  • SOLD! Here is a Lilly Pulitzer "Shrunken Cashmere Crew". It is a more fitted sweater for a cute flattering look. 100% cashmere long-sleeved cable crew-neck sweater in a size Small--fits a size 0 to 2. Excellent condition--no flaws, no pulls, no stains. This beautiful cream color cashmere is extremely soft and thick. Retail $315. [BIN $40]

  • SOLD! Another Lilly Pulitzer "Shrunken Cashmere Crew" same as above but in a turquoise blue. It is a more fitted sweater for a cute, flattering look. 100% cashmere long-sleeved cable knit crew-neck. Size Small which would fit a size 0-2. Excellent condition, no flaws. Retail $315. [BIN $40]
  • SOLD! Nanette Lepore black sweater/tunic with amazing embellishments. Size Small--fits a size 0 to 2. 100% merino wool. Excellent condition--no flaws. Worn twice & dry cleaned. Retail $348. [BIN $45]

  • SOLD! Lacoste v-neck cabled pullover sweater in Vanilla. Labeled a size 36, but fits a size 0-2. 100% cotton, comfy, very good condition. One flaw noted--barely noticeable stain on cuff of left arm as seen in 2nd photo below. [BIN $25]

  • SOLD! Juicy Couture Gray cardigan sweater. 75% silk and 25% cotton and may be hand washed. Size Small fits a size 0 to 2. This sweater was only worn once and has no flaws. It is hard to tell from this photo, but this is a longer cardigan--length from shoulder to hem is 25 inches. Puff sleeves, gold buttons and pockets. [BIN $25]
More to come......!!!

Monday, January 4

{Christmas in New Orleans}

We had a wonderful visit to New Orleans, and spent the entire week visiting with family and friends. We were freezing cold the entire time we were there, but then again anything below 70 degrees is freezing to us!

Lil Petunia had her first taste of Beignets!

Aaaaand she LOVED them!

I don't know if New Orleans is the only city where people are slightly obsessed with cemeteries. We made our usual visit, this time visiting the cemetery where my Dad's Mother & Father are buried along with many of their relatives. Then we visited Hope Mausoleum where my Mom's Mother & Father are. Then, and this is where it might sound a little creepy, we visited the Mausoleum where my Mom and Dad have reserved their spot. Then...we went to lunch. ;)

We visited "Miracle on Fulton Street"...

...where Little Petunia was less than impressed with the "snowfall".

There was a lot of beautiful mulitcolored foliage which we don't get to see much in Florida.
I had to take this shot of the old Dixie Beer brewery which was severely damaged in Hurricane Katrina and left in ruins. It's hard to believe that at one time we used to go to parties here.

Saturday, January 2

{J Crew New Arrivals}

Happy New Year to all of my bloggy friends! May all of your dreams come true in 2010!

Until I have time to write up a vacation recap blog post, I'll try to entertain you with a few pics that I snapped of the J. Crew new arrivals. I came home from vacation empty-handed--yes, I bought nothing. This is a good thing because I am not looking forward to receiving my credit card bill for the month of December!
At the J Crew in Metairie, Louisiana they had a couple of cute looks on the mannequins:
As usual I fall for the cardigans every time...(don't see this one online yet).

Another cute ensemble (close-up to show detail on the tee):

to show detail on the sweater--which really looks warm and snuggly:

tried on the tee from above to see how it fit:

They brought back the ruffle vee neck top which I kinda liked. This was an ice blue color which I don't see online:

This dress is cute, and it looks like we'll be seeing more grey again this year:

The Ruthie ruffle shell in bright coral--I love this color (but don't need another ruffled sleeveless top):