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And What a Summer it Was!

12 Sep

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It seems like just yesterday I had the entire summer ahead of me.  It was middle of May and I was waiting for Patrick’s arrival home from his first year at Miami University. To me, that was going to be the beginning of summer. So much to look forward to!  Family. Friends. Fun!  It was going to be the beginning of the Best. Summer. Ever!

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Now, I am looking back in the rear view mirror at Summer.  Where did summer go?  Where did my great abs in 30-days go?  Here is just a small sampling of my summer.  And what a Summer it was!!

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Several fun jaunts to the race track…We even had days which we won.  One day we were winning even though we were betting on the wrong race for three races!  #Winning #OnlyUs

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Games of Uno and Uno Attack.  Probably played over 100 games. 🙂  Truly, one of my very favorite memories of summer.  Reverse, reverse!  Skip, skip, skip to my Lou!  You had to be there.  I’m looking forward to Patrick coming home to play some more. #RockStarLife

Quick trip to Cancun – ‘Twas a quick business trip, but had fun, fun, fun.  Eat, drink and be Terry!

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It was a summer of Lilly Pulitzer dresses… and not just by me! Mary was on the same bandwagon.

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Fun trip to West Palm Beach, where I was treated like a Rock Star thanks to my friend, PMH!  Nothing like having a car pick you up at the airport with a bottle of Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay chilling in the car.  Fabulous way to start a fabulous weekend!

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Hanging with friends.  Old and new!

Got to meet my new style idol, India Hicks!  She is just about the coolest person ever… and in trying to remain “cool”, I  chose not to have my picture taken with her. Hindsight being 20/20… we know I’m not that cool.  Should have gotten that picture!  I want to be her when I grow up!

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Noodling around in a pool more times than I can count on one hand!! Probably one of my favorite summer activities. Enjoyed Bloody Mary’s each time.  It was 5:00 somewhere.  Or 11AM! 🙂  It’s important to note that bouncing around a pool on a noodle, does not accumulate steps on your Fitbit tracker. #WhoKnew?

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Cubs game with my #SoleSister.  It’s our year!!  I’m speaking of the Cubs.  It’s always Tracy and my year.  Always.

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Late Summer trip to San Diego

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Always one of my favorite vacation pictures.  Morning coffee with a view.

 

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Vacation on the balcony. I’ve come to realize that asking servers to take one’s picture can cause a bit of consternation with the server. #Selfie

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Styling at the pool. #IHStyle

Awesome day of day-drinking in Laguna Beach with B and B (using initials to protect the innocent).  Nothing better, btw. Plus, I got to try out my Spanish! For the record, I don’t speak Spanish.  🙂

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One of my favorite views from one of my favorite places with four of my favorite people!  Seriously, what could be better than enjoying a Vodka/Lemonade, eating a seafood salad and looking at this view? Nothing, nothing could be better. Well maybe if the lemonade was Pink lemonade, that would have been better. 😉

The Movie Gleason.  Saw it twice in two days.  Would have made it three if it was playing near me the 3rd day. If you haven’t seen the movie, I urge you to do so.

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Got to meet Steve and Michel Gleason.  Truly one of the highlights of my summer

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Great, great, great summer with kids.

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We were also introduced to our new obsession… The Seafood Tower at Ruth’s Chris.  Totally fabulous!  Clealry, this wasn’t our first dirty martini.  Of the summer.  Or of the night.  We were already accustomed to those.  Cheers!

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Patrick got a new car and Mer and I got manicures.  #WinWin

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This was during the James Taylor concert at Wrigley Field!  Whenever I see your smiling face. 🙂

I also went to see Adele.  Hello!  And last concert of the summer, but certainly not least, I saw Train at Ravinia.  We stood the entire concert.  The entire concert.  Best. Concert. Ever.  Three concerts. One summer.  Not too bad.

 

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And a boy says goodbye to his dog. Sad dog.  Sad mom.  Sad boy?  Not so much. 🙂

Song of the Day:  This’ll Be My Year, by Train

No more
Countin’ down the hours
No more
Wishin’ you were here
I stopped believin’,
Although Journey told me ‘don’t’
Before I call it a day,
Maybe this’ll be my year

And at the end of the day… It was the Best. Summer. Ever!  It was Not the best Bears game ever, btw.   I’m always surprised when they lose.  Always surprised.  Let’s hope there aren’t many more surprises in store for me this football season.

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And everything will work out, just the way it’s supposed to!  For that, I am certain!

xoxo,

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Shameless Plug…

10 Jun

 

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So, here’s my pitch. I just joined a luxury lifestyle brand. If you’ve ever heard of India Hicks, you know she is the icon of simple sophistication. (Former Ralph Lauren model, British Royalty, Designer. She’s had her own home line of home accessories and a store in Harbour Island. And an entire scent line with Crabtree & Evelyn.) India has launched her own brand and I am thrilled to be a Style Ambassador!  I am about to embark to live an Extraordinary life.  Continue to, that is. 🙂

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The India Hicks exclusive collections of gifts, beauty and accessories are inspired by India Hick’s British heritage, her island life, and some madcap daydreams. And that is just the start. As an Ambassador, I organize events called Get Togethers, with friends old and new. I have a Tribe (team) of other savvy, smart and awesome Ambassadors who do the same thing. Together we are creating an extraordinary experience for our clients, just as India envisioned! Interested in hosting a Get Together? Interested in Joining my Tribe?  Message me to learn more! 🙂

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Host a trunk show and earn free and discounted items!

 

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https://www.indiahicks.com/rep/terry/shopping/productdetail?id=15008-05&CategoryId=10&CategoryName=Accessories

 

As you can probably tell, I’m very excited about this new chapter and addition in my life. India Hicks will work perfectly with my other “Lifestyle” lines.  HPN Global, where I help people find locations for meetings and events, actually pays my bills and hotels have always been my first love…plus it’s where I met my first husband.  🙂  I am also still affiliated with and represent Etcetera clothing, my clothing line of choice for 13 years, but do so as an associate with someone else. Maureen actually does the “heavy lifting”… literally and figuratively.   Works well for me, since I don’t like actual “heavy lifting”. J. Hilburn, sadly, had to fall to the wayside and not because I don’t love the line and didn’t love selling it, but sometimes when “dressing men”  (and not dressing down men, as I would never do such a thing), you get caught up in drama, or their drama and ain’t Nobody got time for that. At least I don’t, so I allow my friend, Lisa, who handles drama better than I, to help my male customers and deal with the drama. 😉  I didn’t want to do an entire blog about India Hicks, but did want to make this “announcement”, because I’m so excited and love, love, love this line. Hope you love it too. 🙂

Wish me luck!
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I could seriously give this to about 78 people.

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I own every single thing in this picture.  Yikes!  Embarrassment of riches!

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Beetle Mania!

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This bag is called The Duchess and is, hands down, my #1 favorite thing, along with the Siren Flamingo scarf,  that India Hicks sells!

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Song of the Day:  Extraordinary, by Liz Phair. The constant underlying theme with India Hicks is Live an Extraordinary Life.

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It’s been 4 weeks since Patrick has been home for the summer.  Feels like 2 days.  I’m afraid I’ll blink my eyes and it will be late August and he’ll be going back to school…so each and every day I have vowed to make today the Best. Day. Ever… and I have already been working on my sun tan and have my new sassy summer hair style.  I am ready. Most. Extraordinary. Summer. Ever!

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xoxo,

T.

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Yes, yes I have!

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My favorite three words!