Saturday, July 23, 2011

Preppy Pettit's school supplies

Yup, it's that time of year, and school supplies are on all the Mom's "to do" lists!

Well... sometimes we just have to "Prep up" the ordinary with Lilly Labels!!

Then today, while at Target I spied a Hot Pink Composition book.

 After I attached a Lilly Label with T's name, it is complete! T will definitely have the cutest science journal in her class!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tennis anyone?

I know she does not look very happy, but she is actually pretty excited about tennis!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Busy Bee!!

Well, I have been busy working, working, working!! As an added bonus to my work, I get to order wonderful things for the kids for school! Can you believe that the twins start FIRST grade year in a few weeks?! Anyway, on to the wonderful school supplies...

A lilly lunch bag for T! With a matching water bottle of course.

Sports Metal Lunch Box by Preppy Plates
 This lunch box for J. How adorable, he picked it out himself!

This backpack for T! 

If you live in Dallas, come by Needle in a Haystack. 6911 Preston Road. They have everything but the back pack! Thay also carry all of the Lilly stationary line.
T will have the Lilly pencils and notebooks in her pencil box this year. And all of her supplies are labled with Lilly Bees Knees labels.

Well, on to working on finding just as cute/ fun supplies for J. Does anyone have any ideas? There are just not very many fun things for boys out there. And I DO NOT approve of camo. I will keep you posted on what I find.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bamboo Pink!!

A friend of mine is working on the launch of an awesome new, affordable jewelry line called Bamboopink by JudeFrances. The jewelry line behind Bamboopink, ( is an established, current fine jewelry line called JudeFrances, sold at fine retailers all over the country including Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Avenue. These women (Jude and Frances) know what they are doing and Bamboopink is sure to be a huge success.

Bamboopink by JudeFrances has begun a grassroots marketing campaign to virially spread the news of their upcoming launch via the internet. The cool part is that we can win free jewelry just for signing into their website and passing it along to all of our friends. The company will track how many people that you send it to and reward you with jewelry- both Bamboopink and JudeFrances as well as other great prizes such as iPads and a great trip to CA.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Lands End Love

So, it is very very cold in Dallas right now. And since I just woke up to over six inches of snow, I thought I would look for winter coats for the kids. (For next year).

Little girls Squall Parka. Look at the built in hand warmers!! And I just love the cream color!!

Little boys squall parka. I am not sure if I prefer the red or the navy. I am leaning towards the red.

And of course, I need to match the kiddo's, right? I am sure that I had one of these, but I cannot find it anywhere!! Grrrr. But I would need a new one, in cream, to match T!!
And the best feature of all? The adjustable sleeves!!
"•New! Grow-A-Long™ sleeves extend up to 1.5 inches to fit them as they grow"

I am definitely going to add these to my list of "must haves" for Winter 2011/2012!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sledding Day Two...

Today, T had a MUCH better time than yesterday.

Today was freezing! I think it was around eighteen degrees (with a wind chill of around 5) when we were out there today. And tonight is suppose to get down to eight degrees!!! Can you believe it! There is ICE all over the roads, and I have yet to see a grain of sand. I honestly think they are saving it for the Superbowl traffic. Oh, BTW, they have "nicknamed" these sand trucks ICE FORCE ONE. Kinda funny, don't you think?
What is not funny are the rolling blackouts and the very, very slick roads. And I know you all up north are rolling your eyes thinking "It's only frozen rain"... well we here in Texas are not prepared for this. Thank goodness most of us ski so we have the gear to withstand these temps. Too bad that all my ski stuff is in storage!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby, it's cold outside!!!!

Today we had a very rare "snow day". So another Mom and I decided to take our kids sledding. We are some of the very few Dallasites with a true sled. No leftover pool tubes for us! Nope, we put our children on this death trap.  This was taken before we ventured down hill. Look how happy everyone is!! (Well, except for T who seemed to know this was not such a good idea.)

Well, we took some pics of the kids, and then we decided that we would put two on at a time. This being Dallas, and thus never being able to properly sled down a hill, we assumed the steepest route possible would be best. Were we wrong.

Our first mistake was underestimating the power of a hill of ice. The second mistake, that the nearly 100lbs. of our bitties could produce such speed, so quickly. Well, gave J a quick lesson about turning so he would miss any trees. Then we intentionally gave the sled a very hard push at the very top of a very long hill.

Everything started out pretty well, they were coasting along and we were trotting beside them taking pictures with our phones... Then before we knew it, they were off! And I mean fast! We were running full blast to try and reach them before they reached the end of the hill, and a road. Well, thank goodness for grass. J accidentally steered into it and they came to an abrupt halt. Whew! Mommy friend and I collapsed on the ground laughing and crying at the same time. 

At this point, T, who had been on the back of this ride was DONE. She was cold, and she wanted out of this craziness!! I took her home, and Mommy friend took J and her kiddo, B to the top of a hill with a field of grass in front to stop them. Lessons learned.

Oh, and BTW, as I write this it is 20 degrees with a wind chill of 4. That is unheard of in Dallas!! I guess our Superbowl Fans brought the weather with them.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Preppy Paige Finally...

is once again returning to work!! I never thought that I would be excited about going to work, but I truly am!! I get to work in the design department for a stationary boutique here is Dallas. The hours are perfect, and the seem like they will be very accommodating with the kids. Also, another Mother from J's class also works there!! More to come later...It is an absolutely beautiful day here in Dallas, and I am going to go out and enjoy the sun!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Preppy Pettit Kids

Hi there! Well, all has been busy in our household since school began. T is still going strong with school, and ballet three hours every week. J, well he has school, but no other regular activities. Sooo- what to do while he is driving everyone crazy while waiting for T?

Tai Kwon Do!! Yup. I would really prefer soccer, or sailing, or even basketball, but Winter is around the corner and this studio is around the corner from T's ballet, so it is perfect!!

It all started when last week we were looking (a.k.a. I was torturing) J at the toy store when some of his classmates walked in. They were all wearing their uniforms and J was intrigued. When the Moms told me how it had helped with their little boys behavior, I was intrigued. So, on Monday we went to investigate...

We walked in and a class was already in progress. J and I sat down to observe in the waiting area. Well, J was watching through the glass when the sweetest lady came and asked him if he would like to participate!! You should have seen the proud look on his face. Priceless! Well, as the class went on, his chest puffed out, and he stood a little taller. I must say, for self confidence alone, I was sold! At the end of class they gave J a white belt, and they gave me the paperwork, and said we would see them on Wednesday. I will let you know how it goes... ;)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Still catching up!!

Here is a picture of the twins with their favorite God Mama at their Fifth birthday party last December. I had a "Cowboy Golf party". Loooong story on how that one came about. I will definitely post about that later with more pictures.

Fourth of July picture!!

We won best float again this year for LECPTA!! J is one of the only "Boy" Elvis's in a sea of girls. HA HA HA

Preppy back to school!!

Well... you will all have to wait until Monday to wait for pictures of The Preppy Pettit Twins first day of Kindergarten!! I am so excited for them!! I am also excited for me too. What to do all day? Oh yeah, right. I am going back to work. Well, I hope so. I have not had an "official" notification yet, but the hours are perfect if I do get this position!!

Did anyone else go back to work after their kids went to school full time?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I am back!!

Hello everyone! I have been gone for a VERY long time, and there have been some BIG changes in my life, but I look forward to this next chapter!! A few updates...
* The twins and I moved in with my Parents. I know, I know, but it is really pretty comforting. Also, for the first time I have some real help with them! (It takes a Village and all that...)

*The twins are also starting Kindergarten next week. I cannot believe they are getting so old!!!

*I am returning to work after seven years. Hmmmm. Jury is still out on this one, but survival and all that fun stuff!!

So with the twins starting at a DISD school next week... They have to wear uniforms. So I have found the cutest way to "prep them up" as much as possible. After the initial shock of not being allowed even the tiniest monograms on their shirts or jumpers I think I have found a solution we are all happy with. I will post pictures on my next post. Happy Tuesday!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hi everybody!!!

I am so sorry I have been away, but my computer crashed, and we have not replaced it yet!! I am at My Mother's right now, so I thought I would hop on and say "Hi!"

The twins turned FIVE yesterday!! I still am baffled at how my little babies are getting so big!! It seems like yesterday that we were looking at them in their incubators in NICU. We are truly blessed with these beautiful babies... or I guess now they are truly little kids.

Well, we have a HUGE birthday party planned for Sunday, and I promise to post pictures. You will all be amazed at how big they are both getting. J is now in a size 7!! Can you believe it? And T is just right for her age at a size 5. I just love those smocked dresses for her... she can wear them for ages!!! O.K. everyone, time to sign off, and try to find some really cute pictures from the fair to show you. Have a happy and warm day!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009