Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Tuesday and Lilly Love

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and is looking forward to the holiday festivities that are coming in a few days. The BF and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend lounging by the pool, I feel like I am finally starting to get a nice tan (I gave up the tanning bed about two years ago and am an avid user of the Jergens tan lotion and the occasional spray tan) and am super excited!

As part of our weekend ritual the BF and I stopped at Barnes and Noble. B&N is one of my favorite places, there is something for everyone there! I enjoy the smell of the Starbucks (even though I am ANTI-Coffee) and the whole "QUIET, people are reading" atmosphere is nice. I have blogged before about my love of reading (I will read anything; magazines, books, blogs, newspapers, literally anything) and I think since it is summer it makes me want to be outside even more enjoying a good book on the patio with a Sonic Sweet Tea.

I am in the middle of a new release by Jen Lancaster, My Fair Lazy and I wasn't in the market for a book but I thought I could use a few magazines. B&N is also great for stationary/planners/address books, etc and I had no idea that their selection was so large until I wandered back through some book stacks one afternoon. Granted the items aren't personalized but you can never have enough thank-you cards/thinking of you cards, etc. I have also been thinking about purchasing a NOOK from B&N, I go back and forth with the idea and can't decide if it would be worth it. There is something about having an actual book that you can close after reading and put back on the shelf. I kind of feel like I am attached to all of my other gadgets, and I may need to keep it "old school" and stick with actual hardback books. Who knows....

When the BF and I wandered in on Saturday at the front door I saw some Lilly beauties smiling back at me. I received a few Lilly birthday gifts from B&N but I had never seen the larger accessories, and I was super excited.

Desk accessories... I should have fixed the crooked card box on the right, that is bothersome...

Lilly beach totes...

I apologize for the poor picture quality, I was having to crouch behind the NOOK stand at the entrance. The NOOK people (I guess you have to be a special B&N employee to sell/talk about the NOOKS because there name tags read "ASK ME ABOUT THE NOOK, I KNOW NOOKS") were eyeing me funny and probably wouldn't care that the photo was for my blog (not that they asked, but I would have shared and told them about the Daily Days had they been curious). I made the photo-op quick and left with my new tote in hand/on the shoulder. 

It has tons of pockets on the inside, maybe for my future (or not) NOOK, just like the photo suggests!

I have only had the tote for 2.5 days and have only used it once (and it was completely unnecessary, but I thought I needed to try it out just to get an idea) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I would recommend this bag to anyone, and don't fret if you aren't a pink person (I am not a pink person but this was just too cute) there is a blue bag also.

In lieu of the newest item to take up non-existent space in my closet I have been thinking about plans for the coming holiday weekend. I am not planning on hosting an event/gathering of my own but I have been compiling a "folder" on my desktop of what my decor and such would be if I were to have a party. In edition to wanting to be a professional ice-cream taster/gift basket queen I hope to be a wonderful hostess. Below are a few ideas that I found last night while perusing some of my favorite eventing sites that inspire me for the many parties to come (hopefully sooner rather than later).
The most important thing... I LOVE a good invitation...

Ascetically appealing spread, I am in love with the drink stands...

Adorable, everyone loves cookies... almost too cute to eat...

The desert cones are TOO cute...


And whats a party without the entertainment...maybe I could talk the BF into dressing as Uncle Sam...

I couldn't forget our four-legged friends...they like a good festive party too, WOOF!

What are your plans for the 4th?

I am exhausted from all of this future party planning, it really takes a toll, (funny I know). I hope everyone has had a great start to the week. Almost half way there!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Love, the hostess with the mostess MKH

4 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm with ya I LOVE a good B&N trip! but I can't believe you are anti-coffee! haha I may have a slight obsession with it! (some days I can have up to 4 cups..not good ha)

that tote is really cute- I love summer bags!

woodlandsblonde said...

Those 4th pictures are so cute :) I especially like the invitation.

I have a lot of tentative plans for the 4th - but I think I'll be going to Houston for their 4th extravaganza which includes a performance by Pat Green - should be fun!

Kristin said...

love this post!! love your new bag! can i ask how much was it? i have never seen LP stuff in Cali...

Tarryn said...

You would love a nook if you got one!! I have been raving about mine on two post in the past week!! I have been wanting to see if the Lilly bags were in the stores yet!

You can check out my accessorizing my nook obsession here:

http://2bloggeristas.blogspot.com/2010/06/pink-green-thursday-i-love-my-nook.html

and

http://2bloggeristas.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-i-love-my-nook-part-2.html

Super cute blog!