Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Coming Soon: Makeover Month!!!!

Makeover Madness begins next month.  Check back on September 1st.  Yes, on a Sunday!!! It's going to be a busy month on The Classic Preppy.

I am going to be posting each and every day in September as I make over my life (and my blog).  I have decided that "enough is enough" and am tackling clutter in my house, diet and exercise for by physical well being, putting my priorities back in order (especially including more time with God!) and infusing as much joy as possible into EVERYTHING I do.

So, before Sunday, I will give you a recap of our crazy summer....but then get ready for daily posts.  I'm back!!!!!

Photo courtesy Google Images

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: More In A Series

Read David Patrick Columbia's cover piece and check out more of the Ordway photo collection.  I am so honored to have been a part of bringing these beautiful pictures to the world...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Madness

It's 9:40am, Monday morning....and this is what we're doing...

Heading home!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday Thoughts You Don't Want To Miss

Photo from the Lou Frazer collection, via NYSD

You do NOT want to miss today's New York Social Diary!  More from my friend's historic picture archive, including a never-before-seen picture of an adorable little boy at play...who would grow up to be America's darling.

Click here to read the article.

Side note: I am off to Pittsburgh for a family wedding, but will be back next week and give you a recap of our crazy summer.  Then The Classic Preppy will be on hiatus for a week, while I prepare a special event I am planning for the blog for the month of September.  I think my readers will like it....at least I hope you will!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday Time To Dream: House Shopping

Photo courtesy ThePattersonMansion.com
Here's a beautiful property in our nation's capital!  If I could just win the lottery, I'd make it my second home....

Click here for a video tour.

Read more about it here...and get a behind the scenes tour.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Finds

I find, on this particular Friday, that I have a lot to do.....so this will be a very short post, but one that I know you will find interesting.

Photo courtesy of NYSD.com
(from the collection of Lou Frazer)
Those of you who have been reading The Classic Preppy for awhile know that a few years ago my friend, Lou, asked my advice on the preservation of his grandmother's scrapbooks.  (Historic preservation and genealogy are my "things.") When he told me what was in those scrapbooks, I knew I had to put him in touch with my other friend, Clemmer Mayhew, a magnificent writer and historian.  We had a wonderful lunch and a series on NewYorkSocialDiary.com was born.  I think the latest entry will be one you will definitely want to see. Click here to visit Palm Beach (with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor) and Charleston.

For those of you who love Palm Beach, but might not have been blessed to be around in the 50's, 60's and 70's, here's a glimpse of the South Florida I grew up in and around.  Back when there was more of an authenticity to it...and certainly a lot more land....


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday Time To Dream: Back To The Beach

Photo courtesy hgtv.com

Missing my beautiful beach already!

Just saw this on HGTV.com  and think it is an amazing project.  What a transformation!!! Wish it was mine....

Click here to see all the before and after pictures....

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Playing Catch-Up

Sorry....We've been away the last two weeks, and tomorrow is Older Daughter's 22nd birthday.  So, I'll try to start blogging next week....and get you all caught up! I hope you're all having a marvelous summer....We've had some great trips, but also some glitches, with Younger Daughter's ongoing illness.  The great news is that she is in with a terrific specialist and that we have the summer (no school!) to rest, get well and readjust her eating plan (no gluten, lower sugar, etc.) to get things right again!  Whew!! It's always something...but, we rise!