Stylin’ and Profilin’

It’s been a while since I’ve had a mega-post, but I’ll be making up for lost time today.  Stop now and grab some refreshments, settle into a comfortable chair, and read on about my exciting weekend!

To kick our gala weekend off, Nichole awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award.  Gretchen made me clarify that Nichole did indeed mean for it to go to this blog, not theirs…  Hem.  Thank you, Nichole!

Now, to share seven things you may not know about me.    Really?!  I don’t know that I have seven left.  I’ve been blogging long enough that I seriously feel I’m an open book.

  1. Since it’s Presidents Day here in the USA, while George Washington is the first of many “Virginian” presidents, my favorite is the very local Thomas Jefferson.
  2. Along those same lines, there’s more than a fair chance that James Monroe once owned the land that is now our Haddon Wood.
  3. I need help thinking of a new name/address for this blog.  Chan doesn’t knit so much, and honestly, I’d rather not have my name in the blog addy.
  4. As much as I love the beach, I don’t swim in the ocean.  Too hard on my tender back.
  5. Surprisingly, high heels don’t bother my back.  I don’t wear them daily, but when I do wear them, they hurt my instep first, and usually enough that they come off before my back can start to hurt.
  6. Don’t tell my chiropractor, but I’m doing yoga again.  This time, I’m going to stick with the gentle stuff on the Wii Fit Plus – I figure if it’s safe enough for them to share with the public… – and the back routine that served me well for the first ten years after my surgery.
  7. I’ve lost a bit of weight and my sweet tooth.  Saturday night, I honestly couldn’t find a single food item that appealed to me.
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Not these earrings... they were the ones I wore, but they hurt my ears on the way home and ended up in the chip bucket...

…. so I had two glasses of Prosecco, won some earrings from the bubbly bar, and that pretty well sums up how awesome my evening was!

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What do you mean it's not mine?!

#46 is my new lucky number.  I’ve never won anything at our silent auctions… except for the year I used a friend’s number accidentally.  Hem.  For those of you who are a little superstitious or into numerology, I always wore jersey numbers with a 4 in them when I was playing sports.   I scored a Lilly P Monopoly game for the Knight’s collection, although you might note that SOMEONE saw PANK and thought it was for her…

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I also brought home a “basic training” gift certificate.  While the DIVA’s feet are present (maybe she saw the purple and just assumed…??), I need to confirm the terms of the certificate, but I think the wee one is going to go to basic obedience class.  

Do y’all think the DIVA would enjoy an intermediate class, even though I know she’s not likely to ever obey “down” or hold an out-of-sight stay?

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Photo from the camera of the doll on the far left...

Okay, okay…  I know you want to see the dress.  Sadly, due to the raging brush fires in our area, the Knight wasn’t able to join me Saturday night, but I had a fab time with my girlfriends.  gMarie turned me onto Already Pretty a couple of weeks ago, and she has a great article about female friendships today – perfect timing.  That meant I was responsible for all of my own keys, lipstick, etc., so I didn’t manage a regular camera.  A friend’s hubby snapped a few photos with my Blackberry, but they weren’t stellar… so I borrowed this one from a friend…

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From the photo booth... a photo of the photos

 There are tons more, but they’re all rather similar… a bunch of girlfriends, laughing, being silly, having a great time!  If I had to be dateless, I couldn’t have had a better group to hang with.  Thanks also to their sweet hubbies and a fiance for snapping photos, holding my bag and bucket and escorting me in from the rather remote parking area!

I still have a very special package to share with you tomorrow, but really… isn’t this enough for one post?!

How was YOUR weekend?  Can I put your name on the invitation list for next year’s Vintage Vegas?  I think I already have my dress…

OH – and the seven I’m passing the award on to:

  1. gMarie, my bloggy style buddy
  2. Barbara, who has both style and class and a great blog!
  3. Those BonBon Rose Girls, because they keep my style fresh
  4. Grace, whose blog changes its look to match the seasons and holidays
  5. Marjie, who really is a modern day Harriet
  6. The Blond Duck, who has style, wit, and a love of pie and hippos
  7. Mango and Dexter, because frankly, Sissy and Gretchen would never forgive me if I didn’t give a nod to them for their style and friendship!
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17 comments on “Stylin’ and Profilin’

  1. AlisonH says:

    And a fine time was had by all. You look wonderful!

  2. Marjie says:

    What a pretty dress! I love the color. Sorry your Knight couldn’t attend, but at least you had nice (and lovely) company.

    And thank you for the award. Being in the company of you, G, Mango, and the others is high praise, indeed!

  3. Thank you for the award, I am so glad you had a wonderful evening, you looked beautiful!!! I think the last time I dressed up like that had to be for a wedding about 2-3 years ago!!!

  4. Barbara S. says:

    You look awesome, beautiful and happy! Not to mention like you were having a lot of fun and a great time!
    So The Knight collects different styles of Monopoly games? Who knew?

  5. gMarie says:

    I’m pouting that I can’t see Lily P Monopoly well enough. Thanks so much for the award. Blog names – From the Woods? Hayden’s Adventures? As HW Turns?

    You looked fabulous. In the photo booth you dropped the wrap enough I can see the top of the dress – fabulous. g

  6. Barbara says:

    What fun, Chan! You look wonderful in your dress….blue is a super color for you! Nice to meet all the girls you talk about too. Feel sorry for Mark with all the brush fires.
    And thanks for the award! I am honored. And I know you’ll forgive me if I don’t list anything about me. I am such a bore. More via email.
    Mark collects Monopoly games? Or just games in general?

  7. kathy b says:

    Congrats to all your choices! I LOVE your blue dress. YOU look so pretty and happy in it! Gretchen and monopoly game…..image is great1! You could rename the blog: I m Gretchen’s Girl. Sissy might be jealous….
    I loved learning these things about you!
    Weekend was for work, but it was very good. Now I am off for the week!

  8. Louise says:

    Well well, aren’t you just filled with vim and vigor! You look fabulous!!! Oh what a night!

  9. Amy Darsie says:

    I love that photo of you with the pink shades! Very stylish!

  10. Nichole says:

    You looked fabulous girlfriend – esp love the photo booth pics! :)
    Show off the bling that you won and do tell… just how does the bubbly game work? Congrats!

  11. What an amazing post, congratulations on the award. Such cute pics of you and the others at the gala!

    Have a good week.

  12. Congrats on the wins! Am I allowed to snicker, just a little bit, at how, um dimutive, you appear next to your friends? New blog name…wow….Can I suggest the title of one of my old fav albums? “Songs From The Wood”? Altho, Tales From The Wood would be awesome, too.

  13. Anita says:

    He he, Gretchie looks quite miffed at you for telling her that game wasn’t hers.

    I love the photos! Looks like you had a great time! And what I can see of it, the dress looks awesome. :)

  14. Karen says:

    Love, Love, Love the dress. Definitely your color. I thought about you and this event while Scott was out on the fires and wondering if Mark was able to go. Then I found out Andrew was with Mark!!! Looks like you had great fun anyway. Great Pics!

  15. StarSpry says:

    What a lovely dress! I’m glad you had such a wonderful time, even if the Knight wasn’t able to make it. Congrats on all the great goodies you won, too!

  16. Bubblesknits says:

    Yay!!! Pictures!!! You look awesome!!! : ) Glad you had a good time and enjoyed yourself.

  17. Kathy says:

    You certainly look like you had a wonderful time :) YAY!! A gorgeous group.
    Gretchen in obedience class? Gypsy says…nawww…

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