Sunday, May 31, 2009
I am so excited to announce the giveaway winner tomorrow!
I have had just one of those weekends where everything goes really well! It was a perfect summer weekend :)
On Friday night, I had my girlfriends over for a fire pit. We never made it outside though because we were too busy talking and catching up!!! (Not to mention it was a gajillion degrees outside!) We still made S'Mores... but in the microwave. We had a little bit too much fun watching the marshmallows grow into giant puffs, haha.
Bebe had everyone over to her house for swimming and boating on Saturday. This is Lefty and I by the pool. Notice our fab Vera Bradley towels! I gave those as graduation gifts last year. Lefty and I always laugh because we are always "the same, but different." She's blonde and blue eyed; I'm brunette and green eyed... and there are SOOOO many other cases, it's uncanny. So we were pretty excited to have brought the Vera towels but in different patterns.
All of the girls in the pool! How fabulous is Bebe's view? [She lives on an island that's part of South Tampa.]
After boating and swimming, we had an impromptu dinner party. It was a wonderful night. A guy friend came over and helped us grill hamburgers and hotdogs. We all ate outside and just had such a relaxing time talking and hanging out.
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Friday, May 29, 2009
I bought this darling dress. SM & I saw one really similar to this at Saks for about 400 dollars. I wore it today to get my haircut and pottery painting with my friend.
Sporty Sister and me before our friend's graduation party last night. Could we be any more different? PS I'm loving that we're the same height... I'm wearing high espadrilles and she has little flats! I hate that my younger sister is 2 inches taller, NOT FAIR.
SS, SM, and CP <3
SS & JMan in front of SS's (ahem. my old) car. SM and I "tagged" their cars!
Kitchy Kate & I painted pottery today! This is before going into the kiln... but I think they're just adorable. Oh, and this is post-hair cut too!
PS KK is the daughter of Steven Salario. Yes. The shoes. I'm so jealous of her FAB shoe collection!!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Bebe & me two years ago (WHOA) at our senior breakfast!
Our shirts said "SophisticEIGHTed Senior" on the front. And "We've got CLASS" on the back.
I made a quick trip to Walgreens (thank you for being open 24 hours a day!!!) to get paint for the banner... Somehow our supply from elementary school disappeared...
More cookies! I'm seriously OBSESSED with royal frosting. It's becoming a problem. I'm College Prepster and I'm addicted to royal frosting. PS I'm making cookies for a family friend's graduation party tomorrow night... WOO!
Egg casserole. Delish.
French toast casserole. Double Delish.
SM & I tagged the girls' cars! It was so cute!!! The cars were wet from last night's rain so it was a little tricky!
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PS Don't forget to enter my giveaway... I'm getting REALLY excited!!!!!! http://tiny.cc/YWSFn
PS I forgot to post an AWESOME video!!! It's by one of Sporty Sister's friends RP. I will be the first to admit that I didn't believe it when I first saw it... but it is SOOOO real. He and his friends literally sat in my kitchen for hours throwing ping pong balls trying to make one shot. RP estimated about 50+ hours put into it... CHECK IT OUT :)
PPS Hopsy- I would just LOVE an invite to your blog!!! I miss you :(
Sunday, May 24, 2009
So, I've shown you my room already. I thought it would be fun to show you Sporty Sister's. Let me warm you though, I had to do some major cleaning. SS and I are extremely different in many ways and one of our differences is definitely how we keep our room. We also have very different styles.
Her bedroom and bathroom is really classy and fun.
Pretty, white, and fluffy bedding! (Cute black & white soccer pictures, too)
SS's vanity- Soccer Mom is repainting the hardware.
SS LOVES bees! They're hidden all throughout her room!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Birthdays, and especially the parties, are so much fun! But, I always stress over what to get the birthday girl... I like gifts to be personal and original. Two of my best friends, Bebe and M, just had their birthdays this week. Bebe threw a surprise party for M, but I needed presents for both girls. I went to both of the local malls and numerous shops around town with no luck.
I had recently received my Shift Dress Cookie Cutter from Copper Gifts
The cookie cutter is FABULOUS. Excellent quality. The first thing I said to Soccer Mom when I opened it was how sturdy it was and how great it felt.
SM came up with the idea to make the girls cookies and it was just brilliant! I used royal frosting and piped their monograms and initials on a few and then adorable designs on the rest. Unfortunately, my memory card in my camera broke sometime last night :( So these are the only pictures that came out.
I put the cookies into metal pails... How cute are they?
SM helped me wrap them in cellophane and tie them up with a big bow!
M and her cookies! [I had a picture of Bebe, M, and me with their pails, but it didn't come out well.]
Have a great weekend!
PS Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
CF gets my beat up copy of The Count of Monte Cristo. It is seriously one of my favorite books ever. I studied it in eighth grade and then again in tenth grade. It is the ultimate adventure book. CF hasn't read it (which I just can't believe... everyone should read this at some point!) and I know he will just LOVE it!
Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!!
Posted by Carly A. Heitlinger at 1:25 PM
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I am SO excited to host my first GIVEAWAY! I've been blogging for almost six months now and never could have guessed how much I would grow to love it. My blog has opened many doors for me and I have you, my readers, to thank.
This GIVEAWAY is also the kick off for my Etsy shop! I'm going to open the shop once the winner has been announced!
Hand-painted wooden frame
Original preppy desktop calendar
Lilly Pulitzer fabric cards
The winner will be given her choice of this frame:
The academic calendar includes months-at-a-glance for August 2009- July 2010.
All designs were drawn by me and are, of course, very preppy!
The months can be displayed in an acrylic photo frame (as shown) which will be included.
I made these cards with Lilly fabrics. The set you'll receive will include 8 cards (not necessarily shown, but don't worry: They're all über cute!!!)
1 Entry for commenting on this post
1 Entry for mentioning that you're a follower
1 Entry for blogging about my giveaway (mention this in your comment please!)
1 Entry for coming up with one rule all preps should live by!
That's a total of four possible entries!
Sunday, May 31 at 11:59 pm
I will announce the winner on June 1st!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday: "Soccer Player Cookies"
A sweet variation on the classic chocolate chip cookie. Made with oatmeal, grapenuts, and dark chocolate. Family favorite (and Sporty Sister's friends are obsessed too, hence the name!)
Monday: "Strawberry Shortcake Cookies"
Delicious adaptation on the timeless strawberry shortcake. The cookie is extremely tender and moist. Can't eat just one! (From Martha Stewart Living)
Tuesday: "Shortcake Biscuits"
Inspired by the cookies, I decided to make traditional shortcake biscuits. Downright divine!
I'm announcing my giveaway tomorrow!!! I'm SO excited :)
Saturday, May 16, 2009
My closet at home is seriously a third of the size of my entire dorm room! I'm so happy to have my walk-in back!!!!
Oh goodness, it has been a week!
We got word that the 1F (the first freshman boat) would not be going to the IRA regatta in June on Tuesday. I had to pack my entire room up that afternoon because my flight was early on Wednesday. This was literally the hardest thing of my life. After I finally got everything into four boxes (not easy), I had to figure out how to get the boxes from my room to the UPS store right outside the front gates. After two or three hysterical phone calls to my mom, I managed to get the boxes into a rented cart by myself. OK, well I had to pull a 'damsel in distress' with a custodian to help me lift one of the boxes. While it may seem like loading the cart would be the hard part, but NO.
Georgetown is on a hill and I had to push this EXTREMELY heavy cart up it. To make matters worse, my phone fell out of my pocket. I knew it fell of my pocket, but I couldn't stop to pick it up. So, I had to cross my fingers that it would be there when I got back from delivering the boxes. Of course, when I went back, it was missing. I was so relieved to have finally gotten those boxes out of my hands, but I was SO upset about my phone.
Long story, but I ended up getting a Facebook message from someone saying they had my phone. At 11 pm, I sprinted to his house (just a few blocks off campus) and retrieved my phone.
Anyways, the next morning I flew home! I was so happy to be back in the sun. SM surprised me by getting me the A. Tierney bracelet I just blogged about! I love it :) It's even cuter in person! She got Sporty Sister the pink one with bees. SO ADORABLE!
I spent the entire day cleaning and organizing my room. My closet turned into the dumping ground for the rest of my family, so I had to do a major overhaul. I finally got everything back to normal. Phew.
I'm also getting really excited about my etsy shop!!! I'm working on a few fabulous, and of course, preppy things! Expect a giveaway in the near future ;)
Monday, May 11, 2009
This is us during our first heat. You can see me right in the middle of the picture (behind the crew in the red, Rutgers).
Nielsen Kellerman, makers of the Cox Box, tweeted about my blog the other day. I was so excited... Thanks NK!
*** Since summer is right around the corner, I was thinking of things to keep me busy. I will definitely be babysitting my next door neighbors a LOT. I was also thinking of opening up an Etsy shop. Do you guys have any opinions or advice? Everything is appreciated! ***
Friday, May 8, 2009
I'm packing for two reasons: 1) It's SUMMER & 2) We're leaving for Worcester, MA for Eastern Sprints tonight!
My room is SO barren right now. I almost feel like I'm camping because I'm down to literally the bare essentials. I spent almost all of Wednesday packing boxes. Thankfully, my room was very organized so it wasn't too bad. But, I had to go through all of my clothes to see what I needed to put into storage and what I needed in Florida. Obviously all of my sweaters and corduroys will not be making the trip down.
Due to the regatta on Sunday, the entire team is allowed "Late Stay." Everyone else is supposed to be out of the dorms by tomorrow, so we have a ton of parents floating around campus lugging boxes to overstuffed minivans. It's a bit more complicated for my boat though. Depending on how we do on Sunday, we could possibly have to stay on campus until early June. So, I've had to keep some bedding and towels just in case. I really like being on a schedule and not knowing whether I'll be home this Tuesday or in June is KILLING me!
I just finished packing for the regatta. I have a small duffel bag and a Lilly tote (of course). The duffel is filled with blue and grey! It's kind of overwhelming! I have to make sure I have clothes for pretty much all types of weather (rain, sunny, cold, hot, windy, etc.) because you never know with regattas.
My Cox Box is all charged up and ready to go! My parents bought me my own box for my 18th birthday. It's so nice knowing I'll always have a working cox box. (If you have ever coxed a boat without a box, you know how much your vocal cords and rowers hate it.) The 1V coxswain (Little V's boyfriend) just bought the new version of the cox box. I am VERY jealous.
In high school, the 1V girl's coxswain had a cox box also. We both have the blue bags (WAY better than the black boxes) and we were always getting them mixed up. At one of the holiday parties, I gave her a luggage tag for it. I bought an orange tag and a pink tag. I bought matching scrapbook paper for them: orange and pink paisley. I gave her the orange one and kept the pink one for me. It has our contact information in the cutest font.
OK, I'm going to go make sure I have everything ready to go! I won't be back on until Monday afternoon, but I'll keep everyone updated via Twitter!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The team is gearing up for a big regatta this Sunday! Eastern Sprints is in Massachusetts this year. It's really close to the town I lived in when I was younger. My best friend in the entire world is going to try to make it and I'm super excited about that.
But, I'm also really nervous for the races. I get pretty anxious to begin with. I've been practicing the race plan, making sure I have the wording of the shifts down and knowing where the 'moves' go. I also have to become familiar with traffic patterns of the river. Yikes. Lots to do!
Whenever it rains in DC, the Potomac River gets congested with logs. When we arrived at the boathouse this morning at 6:15 (AH!) the river was so so so full of logs. I'm talking entire trees! It was insane! Obviously we couldn't launch any boats, so we ended up having an erg practice. The assistant coach (who's an extremely experienced coxswain) went over the race course with the other coxswain and me.
After practice, I had to go through the first half of the race plan with guys so they could visualize the race. It's really awkward for me to call the race on land. (I've called entire races on a bus ride to a regatta once... Way awkward.)
Anyways, speaking of rowing... I found this bracelet from A. Tierney. I just love anything related to crew! How adorable is this!
Posted by Carly A. Heitlinger at 11:05 AM
Monday, May 4, 2009
Can you spot my monogram?
This one only took about 30 minutes.
Like all Type-A perfectionists, I am slightly addicted to Sharpies. I don't know how anyone can resist them.
Last week, I was shopping with California Funk and Lili Lover. They were coming back from practice and I met up with them at Ralph Lauren Rugby. It is such an amazing store! CF got the cutest swim trunks and LL bought a few things (including pink shorts!). Then we walked down to CVS. It was incredibly hot and I just kept thinking about how miserable I was, and how hot it would feel in Florida.
CF needed to go to the UPS store to buy a box to send home. I got very sad thinking about how everyone was actually leaving :( I can't imagine not being around my friends for three months! AH! We were searching the store for packing tape, when I saw them. SHARPIE PENS! I was so so so excited. The guy working there was laughing and CF and LL were embarrassed to be with me. I couldn't wait to use them!
I have been spending a lot of time in the library studying. But I actually have fun (when I'm not freaking out that is). A lot of my friends and I sit together on the 2nd floor, where we're allowed to talk. I was really bored studying for Accounting (thank goodness that's over!) and started to doodle on my coffee sleeve with my Sharpie pen. I would do a few problems and then doodle. After two nights. This was the product. The other one was done with a thicker Sharpie.