Monday, August 23, 2010

Miss Janice's Weekend

Whew! I'm relaxing this morning after a busy weekend! Before I let y'all in on my goings-on, I first want to give you an update on my good friend Jan Taylor. If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you might remember that Jan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Liver Cancer this past January. Many prayers have been lifted up for Jan and her family. I'm happy to report that Jan is now in complete remission!!!!! If you live in the Tampa area, you may have heard Jan celebrating on Friday night...doing a very happy dance. I said a special prayer of thanks to God yesterday at church for this blessing and hope that y'all will join me and continue to pray for Jan! All I can say is "Praise God from whom all blessings flow!"

Yes, I've had a very busy and productive weekend. I kicked off my weekend a little late on Friday, due to the fact that I stayed up the previous night watching Big Brother After Dark until 3 A.M. Whoa! I'm beyond the years of staying up that late y'all, but I get so into that show and the lives of all the houseguests!!! So Friday, I ran errands, shopped at HomeGoods and picked up some cute Halloween stuff, and then had lunch at The Cracker Barrel. (picked up some cute Christmas stuff at The Cracker Barrel--yep, they have Christmas loot out now!)

"Here's What I Wore" The pink gingham skort (with precious white ric-rac trim) is by Lilly as is the pink tee shirt. I wore my white Lilly mules and carried a white Bermuda Bag pocketbook. I wore my pearl necklace, pearl stud earrings, and my 'Oyster Perpetual' Rolex watch. My ponytail was adorned with a white grosgrain ribbon bow and I used my white iPhone cover with the pink monogram decal.

That same day, Miss Coco took a car trip to the drive-thru at Wachovia. Since she always likes to look her best ('cuz people do talk), she wore a pink bandanna with ric-rac trim...just like the trim on mama's skirt and monogrammed, of course! This is another darling bandanna customized for Coco by LWhelanDesigns. Coco's top knot is adorned with a pink and green ribbon bow.

Saturday, I organized my office closet and all my gifting supplies. That took all day!!! I finished the day with a great workout at the gym and spent a fun-filled Saturday evening ironing! Oh, the life I lead.

Sunday, I was up early and off to church. "Here's What I Wore" The lime green linen shift is perfect for church (I bought this from Appleseed's years ago). I wore my black ballet flats, which are adorned with pearls...I love these shoes! They are by Cochni. I carried my black Chanel '2.55' pocketbook with the silver hardware and wore my pearl necklace and pearl stud earrings. My ponytail was adorned with a black and white gingham ribbon bow. My iPhone cover (my iPhone was of course in the manners mode during church) was black with a white monogram decal. My perfume of choice was 'Coco Mademoiselle', by Chanel and my lipstick was 'Laser Pink', by Chanel. After church I lunched at The Cracker Barrel--again, and did some more Christmas shopping!

My Bookclub group went on the road Sunday afternoon...to see Eat, Pray, Love! "Here's What I Wore" If you have been following my blog for awhile, you must know that I love these coveralls by Lilly in the 'Chilean Avenue' pattern. I wore a pink Ralph Lauren oxford shirt underneath...'cuz it's always so cold in theatres. Since summer is quickly coming to an end, I wanted to wear my pink and green monogrammed Bonnano sandals and carry my pink Lilly Bermuda Bag, monogrammed in white. I wore my light green Lilly cap and a pink grosgrain ribbon bow adorned my ponytail.

I must tell you that I did not LOVE Eat, Pray, Love. I thought it was incredibly boring! That's just my opinion. :-( I did enjoy my must-have buttered popcorn and diet coke!!!

Now, Miss Coco didn't get to go to the theatre, but she did get to go the park for walk and to be seen. "Here's What She Wore" Her bandanna is the 'Chilean Avenue' Lilly print...just like mama's coveralls. She is wearing a pink collar and her leash is of course pink. Her topknot is adorned with a pink barrette. Trust me y'all...she loves to get dressed up!!!

I came home after the movie for just a bit, then headed out the door again for our Bookclub meeting (well, cocktail social hour is more like it!) "Here's What I Wore" The 'Nantucket Patch' Krista dress is by Lilly and I just love it for summertime. I wore my white summer Land's End cardigan as a sweater throw and wore my white Jack Rogers Sandals.



All the girls in the Flamingo Ladies Bookclub have personalized goblets...so, of course I took mine. The hostess with the mostest, Stacey, had a great spread of hors d' oeuvres, wine offerings, and a "Signature Beverage" of Blackberry Wine & Champagne.
I carried a flamingo-theme treat as a hostess gift for Stacey. I found this cute little pink flamingo dish at HomeGoods, I think...

Filled it with Key Lime Straws (which I had tons of 'em left from last week's dinner party)...

Wrapped it in cello, tied it up with a lime green polka dot ribbon, and attached a pink flamingo decal! Mama always says, "Don't show up at someone's door empty-handed!"

So now, I must get busy and answer some e-mails. Thank you so much for visiting with me today and I hope you have a wonderful week!!!

35 comments:

Lisa said...

Miss Janice,
What marvelous news about your friend Jan!!! What a miracle!
Of course you and Coco looked precious at all your outings. Your pink skort is so adorable!
Thanks for the review on EPL. I was conflicted about it ...now I'll just wait for the DVD.:)
PS Your hostess gifts are always so amazing.

Lily Lemontree said...

What a very busy weekend! You (and Miss Coco) looked just lovely, as always. Hope this new week is just as fun!

Polish and Pearls said...

I'm so jealous that you ate Cracker Barrel twice in one weekend, haha! Love that place!

mFw said...

Sounds like a great weekend!!! I love all your outfits and the flamingo dish! Hope you're having a great Monday!!!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Miss Janice,

Such wonderful news about your friend Jan! Miracles certainly do happen and I am so thrilled for Jan's clean bill of health!!!

The boyfriend and I have gotten VERY into BB After Dark this season! I can't believe we have been missing out on so much by not watching this in the past!

A weekend full of lovely outfits for you and Miss Coco! Have a wonderful week!

Suburban Princess said...

What a fun weekend!!! I guess I dont need to bother rushing to see EPL now!

I love your hostess gift :O) I picked up the fixins for my autumn friendship gifts :O) I am so excited!

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

Miss Janice,

I am so happy for your dear friend. I also love you more and more with each post you write. Thank you for sharing all your adventures (and wonderful lilly outfits) with us!

AtlYankeeBelle said...

love how you match your iphone cover to your outfit! and the wine / champagne recipe sounds amazing

Gracie Beth said...

You look fabulous as always! I am enjoying seeing Ms. coco's outfits as well! I think she gets her sense of fashion from her mother!

Laur said...

So happy for your friend! What great news to start a weekend! I wish we had a Cracker Barrel close by; used to LOVE going when in college at UT!

Preppy Sue said...

So happy to hear your friend is in remission, what wonderful news!

I love your ensembles and Miss Coco's too!

Lexilooo said...

I'd never watched Big Brother before, but have somehow found myself really into this season. It is frustratingly addictive!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

You are positively adorable. I just love you to pieces.

Your outfits and Coco's! Beautiful!

I am so happy about your friend Jan!! That is fantastic!! God is good!!

xoxoxo

Preppy 101 said...

Loved reading every word! Come enter my giveaway! xoxo

High Heeled Life said...

You and Coco had a very busy week! What great fun... and you both look wonderful as always. XO

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

First -- I wanted to say how wonderful that your friend is in remission - I hope that it continues for a long time.

What a busy weekend -- lots of fun! And as always, you and Miss Coco were cute as two little buttons!

Teresa Jane said...

Miss Janice, I must say that I am just tired from all the outfit changes just reading your blog. And for my little niece CoCo too. She dresses better than I do. We too are glad for Jan and Mark. If I were there again I would do the happy dance for her too. Those keylime straws reminded me that I need to order some more square ones from www.chinaberryfarms.com They have the best cheese straws around. Talk to you soon. BFF

annie said...

Thank God for the remission. Will keep up prayers that it becomes a complete cure and never returns.

I love that flamingo dish, its just too cute.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What fun! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! You certainly were dressed beautifully for everything! Miss Coco is just a little doll!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Kittie Howard said...

I am soooo happy to hear that your friend Jan is in remission. Ohhh but this is wonderful news. And your post kept me enthralled, you and Coco are darlin'...well, actually, it's all darlin', Miss Janice. You're really talented!! Hope You have a great week!

Gert said...

Sounds like you had a busy and fun weekend! Love all your outfits! I'm jealous...love Cracker Barrel and only get to one when we are on vacations..

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

Stacey said...

Miss Janice your outfits are adorable and always inspiring.

I have to tell you, I saw Eat Pray Love this weekend too. Boring! I just wanted to yell at the main character and tell her to quit the crying and moaning. Sorry...that's my take on it.

bevy said...

I mist say that I LOVE your "What I Wore" posts... You always look so darling!

Shelia said...

Hi Miss Janice!! Oh, you little fashionista you! You're so cute and look so pretty in all of your darling outfits! Now you know I may be borrowing your snaps - I do have an August Diva post coming up! :) And look at cutie pie Miss Coco! She must love to get all dolled up! She's so precious!
With all your goings on - I'm tired now.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Paula said...

I love all of your outfits and I'm so happy to hear that your friend is in remission.

Bethany said...

Beautiful outfits. I especially love the green dress. I'm happy to hear about your friend; it is truly wonderful news.

Enjoy your week.

Lori said...

OK secret please. How do you stay so trim and eat at cracker barrel twice in one weekend! You look marvelous darling.

BEAR's Mom said...

Miss Janice that is so W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L. news about Jan :D
Loving all those outfits (yours and Coco's)
I was disappointed with the movie Eat Pray Love....loved the book but nix on the show...although I love Julia Roberts...
Take care and have a wonderful day!

~victoria~

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
It sounds like you were very busy in a fun sort of way. Love the pink skort. I am so happy to hear about Jan! Complete remission is just wonderful. Great news!
Valerie

Blissitydoodah said...

Miss Janice I have SO enjoyed my time here...I just hope you won't smack my hand if I reach for the wrong fork to eat my grits with!

midnight macaroons said...

Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand." I'm so happy to hear about Miss Jan. I'm sure she and her family are overwhelmed with joy.

I love eating and shopping at Cracker Barrel. They have good biscuits and gravy. Did I tell you they are building a Cracker Barrel by our house? Yesterday they put up the sign. I nearly squeeled out of excitement.

Fashion Meets Food said...

You have such fabulous outfits, and had such a busy weekend. Coco is too cute for words!

xo

...All Things Refined said...

Thank you for the update on Jan - answered prayer!
Miss Janice - you (and Coco) are adorable!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Happy to know that I'm not the only person who has begun Christmas shopping. Everytime I bring something home I feel SO organized. Your cute outfit photos are reminding me that I need to find time to do some clothes shopping. My book club experience was short-lived. We were small to start with and when the driving force moved away, we sort of fell apart. I miss it.

Martha said...

Oh Miss Janice
What wonderful news about your friend Jan, Praise God indeed! Your gifts are always so terrific, you are such a great role-model. Miss M