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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Great Day with Kelly Corrigan & Friends & a Giveaway!

Happy Fat Tuesday, y'all!  I had a most wonderful weekend.  I was going to put it all into one post, but I took so many pics I split it into two.

The Mister prepared a most sumptuous breakfast for Sista, BIL, and moi on Sunday morning.  I love when we have guests because that means I'm going to be treated the way I am accustomed.

After breakfast, Sista and I were off to Kelly Corrigan's reading of her new book, Glitter and Glue.  Anyone who has read this blog for awhile knows that I love Kelly Corrigan's books and videos.  If you have missed my gushing posts, you can find them here, here, and here.  Lucky for me, Kelly doesn't read my blog... she'd probably put a restraining order out one me!

So anyway, the Mister and BIL split up and they went their way and Sista and I ran into a couple of the shops before the reading was to begin.  We were there for about five minutes when Sista got a text from BIL reporting that he just met Kelly in Barnes and Noble.  Like the speed of lightening we sprinted across the busy parking lot to B&N!  I don't think I have run that fast since I was 7 years old.

Before we knew it, we were face-to-face with Kelly.  Obviously, she knew we were looking for her and introduced herself to us.  Like she needed to do that!  She could not have been sweeter.

We then joined Kelly (yeah, she told me to call her that) at Talbots where she was scheduled to do the reading and a meet and greet.  I guess I am not alone in Kelly's fan club.  The place was packed.   

 See the cute girl with the red scarf on her phone?  That's Amy and we met her afterwards.  She drove from Maine to hear Kelly's reading.  She told us that she, like Kelly, is a breast cancer survivor and has two small daughters.  She said that after she fought breast cancer, she made a lot of important decisions.  Amy and her husband decided to move to a quiet town in Maine and she decided to quit her powerful job and stay home to spend time with her girls.  Amy said she is not as uptight about the little things in life such as washing her kitchen floor every day.  Amen Sister!
Amy - if you're reading this it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and I hope that our paths cross again some day!

When I didn't think my day could possible get better, these lovely ladies came up and introduced themselves and told me that they read my blog.  That has never happened to me before.  What a thrill!  Glad to meet someone that actually reads my posts without being threatened to do so!

Anyway, these wonderful ladies are Megan and Allison.  You know how you meet someone and you immediately hit it off?  That was how it was with these ladies.  Sista and I even made a lunch date when it gets warmer and the words "weather permitting" are not included in the plans. 

Talbots really put on a beautiful spread. Also, Sista and I were extremely impressed with their Spring line. We will definitely be back to do some serious shopping.  

Kelly with our two new besties, Allison and Megan.  Btw... Kelly is wearing the most adorable dress and signature necklace by none other than ... Talbots.

A rose between two thorns.

I loved hearing Kelly read her own words.

Kelly imitating her Mom's BRF (Bitchy Resting Face).  If you want to understand the joke, you have to read the book.

Kelly did a lot of ad-libbing as well as taking questions from the audience.  It was obvious that the ladies were totally charmed by her great insight and wit.

It was a perfectly delightful day.  I met my favorite author, spent time with Sista, and made some new friends.  
Life is good in Preppy Empty Nesterland.

And here's the best news.  I bought an autographed copy of Glitter and Glue for a giveaway.  It starts at noon today and ends on Thursday at 6PM.  All you have to do to enter is "like" me on Facebook and  leave a comment.  Any comment - good or bad.  Although if you leave a  bad one, I'll throw your name out of the drawing.  Kidding. not really.

Happy Fat Tuesday!

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  1. What a wonderful way to start Lent! I'm only going to say nice things during Lent. But it isn't hard to tell you how beautiful you looked in the post. I could feel your excitement with having Sista and Kelly by your side. What a wonderful weekend for you and your family. R

    1. As always, dear Ruth, thank you for always having the right words to make me smile!

  2. How fun - all of it! I don't know what I would do if someone recognized me from the blog, but wonderful for you :-)

  3. Katie,
    Your blog is a blast to read - I look forward to it and I'm glad you add something almost every day. Thanks for the fun and laughs; I wish you didn't live so far away because I'd insist on hanging out with you.
    debi in Amery, WI

    1. Debi... you made my day! thank you so much for your kind words!

  4. Well you know the comment will be good my friend!! You looked lovely with that wonderful Irish style sweater! I am always looking for a good book so this sounds wonderful!
    Throwing my hat in for the contest!
    Stay warm-Karolyn

  5. Yay!!! I LOVE this post. Warmer days are coming, and I can't wait for our lunch date. Thanks for including me. I am not ashamed to admit that I am a big fan of YOURS and of course Kelly too, but mainly you!

  6. What a fantastic weekend. I have had her books on my list since you mentioned them. Cannot wait to read them. And, I am crushing on Talbots new spring line as well. They really hit it out of the park this time.

  7. What a wonderful day you had! I would love to win this book. I imagine I'll have some more days stuck inside with the way our VA weather has been going. Thanks for the chance.

  8. OH MY GOSH! What fun!!!!! I have never read her books (I am now ashamed to say) but will throw my hat in the ring for this one! xo Diana

  9. Love Talbots and could stand to read a new book...thanks for sharing


  10. Book club is not the same without you. You truly look like you are in your element Kelly, Talbots, good food, and family time with your sister. It is SO good to see you looking well. Enjoy the rest of Fat Tuesday!

  11. Miss you in Texas - always enjoy your precious words....they lift the spirit and tickle my insides. Boston looks good on ya! Huge hugs!! Cindy

  12. What a fun day you had! I've not read any of Kelly's books but would love to do so! I really look forward to reading your posts. Your writing style is so uplifting!

    Karen T.

  13. I bought her other books on your recommendation and loved them so I will be checking this one out as well. I shall wait a bit before I buy it however as I am sure to be hearing my name announced as the winner! Looks like you had a great day!

  14. I always enjoy your posts and the pics you choose at the end of your posts. Your sense of humor makes my day! Hope you're enjoying your new home and hope you get to pick up a tennis racket come springtime ;)
    Would love to win the book but my luck at these things usually sucks. That's ok though, I enjoy living vicariously through you along with #1 and #2 and Sista and Dude ;)

  15. Looks like a book that I would want to read.
    I put it on a wish list of books that I will read in the future.
    Love shopping at Talbots. lately so many cute things there .

  16. Looks like you and your sister had a wonderful weekend! And I must say, I love your sweater and scarf combo. A pretty look for a cold weekend!

  17. I just started reading and following your blog and LOVE it! You are hilarious!
    How fun that you got to meet Kelly!
    What a fun giveaway!

  18. what a fun way to spend the afternoon......BTW love your cream sweater.


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