Monday, June 29, 2009

Deja vu

Trying to visit the store and you keep ending up at the blog? No, you are not going crazy, we're just updating the site! Check back soon to visit the new site! Don't forget, we're drawing the first winner on Wednesday! Make sure you're registered and we know your info!

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Make sure we know your name and email address when you register for the contest!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

And the winner is . . .

We don't know yet, because the first name will be drawn on July 1st. View the previous posts to figure out how you can register to win one of our weekly drawings! The first drawing will be for a monogrammed 10 x 14 melamine platter from our brand new line of personalized plates and platters! Perfect for poolside or the beach, the winner of this platter is going to be very happy - and very Preppy In Paradise!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Register to Win!

As many of you already know, this July marks the 1 year anniversary for Preppy In Paradise, LLC! To celebrate, we will be hosting special sales and give-a-ways all month!

So here's the deal - in order to win on of the fabulous prizes, you must first subscribe to the Preppy In Paradise blog!

Here is how to get your name entered into the weekly drawings:

1. subscribe to this blog (good for 1 entry) - then email us so we know!

2. email us and tell us that you have added (the online store) to your favorites list (you get 1 entry for this too)

3. include in an email to 3 friends telling them about Preppy In Paradise (something nice please!). (you will get THREE entries for this!)

4. you get 1 entry for every $10 you spend before July 15th.

The first drawing will be on July 1st - check back to see what its going to be for, but trust us when we say you're going to like it! Make sure we have your phone number and email so we can let you know if you win! The winners will also be posted on this blog, so . . . check back often!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Upcoming Events and News

Hello! The summer is definitely in full swing in Southwest Florida, with temperatures topping 100 and mommies running around like crazy people while they chauffeur kiddos to camps!

A couple of things to point out - Leanne and family will be travelling in Europe for almost the entire month of August. While she is away business will continue on with the assistance of Fiona and the other PIP folks. However, if there is something you know you are going to need for the start of school or beginning of September, you may want to get it to us before August!

Guess what?! In July, Preppy In Paradise will be celebrating its first birthday! Can you believe it? We have no idea where the last year went, but it was a great one! We will be having loads of special Preppy events the month of July so please check the blog regularly!

New Products - PIP is very happy to announce that we will noq be offering personalized melamine plates. There is a wide variety of patterns for birthdays, holidays, families, children - you name it! There are plates as well as platters, which will make great gifts for the holidays - but if you are interested, we encourage you avoid the holiday rush and become one of those 'early shoppers' we all joke about but secretly envy! Wouldn't it be nice to put your feet up and enjoy the holidays this year instead of rushing around! Also, we find it makes the huge expense much more tolerable if it is spread out over the several months leading up to the holidays - for instance, you know you are going to be getting teacher gifts, so why wait until December? Simply start collecting ideas and even buying things when you think of it - store them away in the back of your closet and then enjoy all the free time around the holidays! You can do it and you will not be disappointed!

Ciao for now!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hi! So, I've been busy with some fun projects lately!

First I did 60 embroidered saddle pads that the Grand Champions and Reserve Champions won from the Lee County Horseman's Association - the turned out gorgeous and I hope all of the winners liked them! My daughter Alex does the occasional horse show and it is such a great organization to be a part of. Alex's horse trainer, Mr. Mike Kalil, happens to be the President of the LCHA and is the best instructor around - Alex just loves him!

Then I started on the 20th Anniversary Bush Florida Open tennis towels. This is a special project too because the Bush Open is hosted by The Landings Tennis Association, which is where I have taken lessons from Mr. Patrick Kangwa for years and have grown to adore each and every employee there! Mari, Terry - everyone is so great. Obviously, this is a special year for the tournament and Preppy In Paradise is exceptionally proud to offer tennis towels based on the 20th Anniversary logo. Visit the site if you would like to purchase one - note, a limited quantity was produced for The Landings and Florida Open Tennis - if they run out, you can email me or order directly from our website!

Monday, June 1, 2009

What in the world is Leanne up to this week

Well, I have been very busy trying to fulfill all outstanding orders so I can start on my 2 big orders for the month - I have the privilege of doing 60 saddle pads for the Lee County Horseman's Association end of the year awards - the Grand Champions and Reserve Champions will all get a great - and practical - gift! Next I have 5 dozen tennis towels to work on for the 20th Anniversary Bush Open Florida Tennis Tournament - what a great event that is. I am also planning on having some other cute tennis accessories available for purchase during the event so if you are in town drop by The Landings Prop Shop to check it out!