Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I Wore Pants Today

This is a big deal for me. If you know me, you know I am anti-pants. I am very pro-skirts and pro-dresses. This morning I was in an "I don't care" mood, hence the pants.
Since I am on the subject, I thought I would write a bit about my love of the sundress and expand my blog to include a "Preppy Fashion" Section. I am happy to have contributing authors to this section. Truth be told, I am stealing this thunder from Bill's preppy newsletter of about 2 years ago, if Bill revives the Preppy Newsletter, I will cease my section, but until then, enjoy!

The Sundress - Lilly Pulitzer Edition

The sundress is a preppy staple. Just as soon as the weather turns from crisp to cool, you will find preppy ladies in their preppy attire, but none is more encompassing of peppiness than the sundress.

The popularity of the sundress stems back to the 1960's and a Miss Lily Pulitzer. Many may not realize that Lilly Pulitzer never intended to sell dresses. She was born to a wealthy NY family and married Peter Pulitzer (the grandson of Joseph Pulitzer, most notably known for establishing the Pulitzer Prize). Lilly actually had the intention of selling juice at a juice stand, but she quickly realized that she was ruining her clothes. She had a local seamstress create a brightly colored shift dress in order to camouflage the stains. Voila, the Lilly Pulitzer shift dress was born.

From the Foodie in Me

The Food Network
I have an obsession with it, especially now that the summer has set in an sitcoms and other network shows are in re-runs. The other day I was watching a challenge episode where each of the contestants had a "weird medium" to work with. Intestine (tripe), beef hearts, tongue, and pigs feet were the choices. Out of those 4 items there is only one that I would be at a loss of what to do. I really think I should go on a reality food show. Can you guess which one I would get stuck on?

Grinds My Gears

I am in the midst of house hunting... it's the most infuriating process ever. Yesterday I saw the crappiest, dirtiest place I have ever seen. It was a run down shack. I really hate when people waste my time like that.

From the Texan in Me

Sun Tea
Technically this could go under the foodie section. But I really think Sun Tea is a Texas staple.
The first time my dad told me about it, I was skeptical. I remember 5 year old Tina thinking that this couldn't possibly work. Imagine my surprise when it did.
What you'll need:
A glass jar with a lid.
Tea Bags (that's what she said).
A hot day.
Toss the tea bags in a glass pitcher and sit it out in the sun. Let sit for a few hours at least for the fullest flavor.
A little tip: You can add fruit (lemons, mango, etc) to your tea to make it flavored for a special twist on an old favorite.


  1. I love sun tea! I remember my same amazement (I was probably 6 or 7) when my dad and I made it for my first time! It's so much fun, and I think the sun does something that makes it much tastier than regular tea. I would imagine in DC you would not have to leave it in the sun as long as you would in a hotter place like South Carolina or Texas.

  2. LosingWeightintheCity.comThu Jul 09, 05:08:00 PM

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but if DC is not as hot, then wouldn't you *have* to leave it in the sun longer, not the other way around?