Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I Simply Must Take This Time To Say Thank You!

As my list of must-read blogs get longer and longer, I'm finding it very difficult to read all the blogs I love. The thing is...I HAVE TO READ THEM! I'm afraid if I don't, I'll miss something spectacular from all y'all! Everyday it's just like having a fabulous magazine delivered to my office...with all your beautiful tablescapes, recipes, garden photos, gifting ideas, cute stationery, home decorating photos, tips for preppy shopping, Lilly love, entertaining, and travel...well, you can see how I get so excited!

I would like to take a moment from visiting y'all to say thank you to several ladies.

Recently, Sheila, at Notesongs, bestowed upon Miss Janice her "Bathroom Diva" award. Lord have mercy!


You may remember this photo of moi at the grand opening of the Lilly Store in the Gardens Mall. Debbie, the sweet girl at Lilly snapped this photo of me in the ladies room because my Lilly "Croc Monsieur" patterned skirt matched the wallpaper. Miss Shelia grabbed it and crowned me "Bathroom Diva."


Notesongs was one of the first blogs I ever read and Miss Sheila is such a "Sweetie." She has a beautiful home, which she loves to decorate and she also creates awesome tablescapes. I'm not sure which one of us has the most china, but we both definitely love to collect dishes! Stop by and visit Miss Sheila and check out her beautiful blog. Snap your own photo in the "Ladies Room" and send it off to Miss Sheila to become one of her "Bathroom Divas!" Thank you Miss Sheila!

Every Diva needs a tiara and Pink Martinis and Pearls was so sweet to send one to me...


Yes, Miss Janice has been crowned "Queen of All Things Awe-summm!!!" I am required to list seven things that make me so awesome....Well, if I simply must....

~I host awe-summm parties--you will have fun!
~I give good gifts--I think so, at least:)
~I deliver comfort food to sick and grief-stricken people.
~I teach children how to behave.
~I teach adults who are back-slidin' how to behave.
~I would be beyond excited, but very comfortable taking tea with "The Queen of England."
~I can still cross the finish line with a smile on my face after competing in 5k races...just love it!

I love the Pink Martini blogsite--what's not to love about her? She loves to entertain, she loves Lilly, and she loves martinis! It just cracked me up that she's a Martha Stewart Wannabe (excluding the time in the slammer). Thank you Pink Martini--you are "Queen of All Things Awe-summm yourself Missy!!"

Speaking of martinis...Muffy at Muffy Martini hosted a Lilly giveaway with Lilly party products provided by the Preppy Princess...Yay--I WON!!!! So, an otherwise boring day was Lilly'd up when I received this box full of goodies all wrapped up in pink and green!

Look at all this cute stuff...it's so cute! The plates, napkins, tumblers, coasters, beverage umbrellas, matches, and place cards--all in the "Coco Patch" pattern.
When I entered this giveaway, I stated that I would like to use all the cute products during a Children's Etiquette class, ages 4-8. I love to serve a light lunch to reinforce the dining skills I teach the children and how cute would all these products be? I would probably add some Lilly manila folders for their take-home sheets, along with a Lilly pencil and a customized "Miss Janice" placemat, totally Southern and Memorable...don't you think? Of course, for that class, I'll wear a coordinating Lilly Shift and my assistant (a puppet--Catherine the Mannerly Cat), will be wearing her pearls just like Miss Janice. Oh, I need to schedule a "Modern Manners for Children" class," it is one of my favorite programs to teach.

Thank you Muffy Martini--I love your blog and love following you on Twitter as well! You are actually the first Muffy I have every known!

Thank you to Susan at The Preppy Princess for providing the Lilly goodies! You are truly awe-summm and have been a great blogging friend! Y'all stop by Susan's blog and her preppy website, it's full of preppy goodness! Susan also hangs out over in Twitterville!

Thank you to all my readers--I appreciate all your sweet comments and e-mails. Now, I am off to create another blog post, then to visit all y'all's awe-summm blogs... then, it's time for THE FINALE OF AMERICAN IDOL!

20 comments:

Muffy said...

Oh, I am so thrilled to see all your winnings arrived safely! Enjoy them! I love reading your blog and following you on Twitter now as well!

Teresa Jane said...

Usually when I'm in the bathroom I'm sitting down. Sigh...
BFF

BLC :o said...

Oh my, this is the best post ever!!!! What fun!? Xoxo-BLC

A Hint of Home said...

Oh Janice, there are so many blogs to read! I wish I had more time. I'm multi-tasking right now. I'm watching IDOL and blogging. It's the only way I can get it all done. lol

thepreppyprincess said...

Miss Janice, thank you for such lovely comments! We're just tickled to know everything arrived safely and you can do the nifty children's party you mentioned!

We are appreciative that the always divine Muffy Martini hosted such a grand contest on her blog! And, we are flattered and honored by your kindness, thank you again!

Hugs to you,
tp

Draffin Bears said...

What a beautiful blog you have and I have enjoyed my visit.
Your header is so lovely and I am sure that your dinner parties would be fabulous.

Have a great day
Carolyn

Preppy Sue said...

Love the WC photo and the Lilly loot is fabulous!

bj said...

Loved seeing you in the Lilly bathroom! Cute photo of a cute gal...
xo bj

Domestic Designer said...

Congratulations on your lovely awards and on winning the give away! You are one lucky lady! Have a wonderful day!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a fabulous Lilly goodie package - and I can think of nobody who would enjoy it all any more than you! Love your post - always!

QueenBeeSwain said...

Miss Janice- you are my proof that like attracts like- put out good effort and energy into the universe and you will be rewarded with even better magic sparklies back to you! If we focus on the good and positive and making things better, good and positive if what we're rewarded with!

I am also loving that you have a puppet named "Catherine the Mannerly Cat" who wears pearls :) So fun!

kHm

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Miss Janice! Thank you so much for your kind words about me on your blog! You deserve all the awards and presents! You're just a darling!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Such fun! Here is hoping you will post a tablescape of the sure to be fabulous Children's Etiquette luncheon!

Princess Freckles said...

Congratulations on your awards, Miss Janice! You deserve them!

I love the giveaway items! What a fun manners party that will be!

Preppy 101 said...

Lilly makes every day a great day!! Congrats!

Pink Martini said...

Thank you Miss J for your thoughtful shout out. You are in deed worthy of all your accolades. I always look forward to your posts. Have a lovely day. xoxo

Preppy 101 said...

Hey Miss Bathroom Diva - We are partners in the koozie swap!! Yay for us. I am so excited. I will be emailing you with questions as I plan my surprise!! xoxo

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love that pic...the minute I saw it I knew it belonged in the Bathroom Diva Hall of Fame. :-) Love reading your list...I'm soooo impressed that you run...I need to get busy and start exercising a lot more! :-)

Melissa Miller said...

You look so pretty Miss Janice. You have really inspired me to improve my wardrobe. It's in need of a makeover pronto.

Have a blessed Memorial D ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I have no idea why it cut off the word "day" from my comment. Hmmm...

I know what you mean about visiting and no time.
It's very hard to keep up.