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30 Sep

Things I Love: Videos by Chronicle Books!

29 Jun

I just had to post this video first…

To explain why this particular video came first…let’s just say I know some people who are not strangers to the online dating /friend making scene.  I posted this one for you. *Smile  You have to see the book to realize that video is the perfect advertisement for The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook!

This is great as a becoming a man graduation type gift…

I am also no stranger to giving cookbooks as gifts!  I went to a friend’s parents’ house the other night and secretly admired all the cookbooks that line one wall of the kitchen.  Doesn’t matter if the person doesn’t even cook…give them a reason to try.  Make sure to get a cookbook that says something personal…like The Bride and Grooms First Cookbook (obviously for a bride and groom).  It’ll dress up those boring kitchen items off the registry!  Write a note in the cover or tie it all in with a card.

Next up…a sweet gift for dog lovers-owners everywhere.  Glamour Dogs is such a great book!

Last but not least…We have all watched competitors bicker over the rules of the game.  So, it is oh so Prim & Proper to always have a rule book on hand.  If you have friends that are avid players of any game but lack a rule book…BAM! You’ve got the perfect gift for them!

Basically…a simple book can make for a really nice practical gift! 🙂

xoxo,

Melanie

Prim & Proper | 4823 Camp Bowie | Fort Worth | Texas | 76107 | 817.377.3558

A Proper Picnic!

16 Jun

So, I’m really excited for this weekend.  I used to live in an apartment across the street from this beautiful park (that is now a construction site).  Almost every morning I would take my dog (Roxie) to the park and have a moment to relax, eat breakfast, listen to music or whatever.  It was a nice transition from NY…since I did the same thing there during the warmer months.  This weekend some friends and I are going to Concerts in the Garden to see Trombone Shorty.  The P.I.C./PR person  (aka Lauren)  had this great idea that we should all make a dish to bring.  So fun!

Of course, I thought that if we are going to picnic we need a proper picnic basket!  Behold…

It includes:

6 sets of flatware
6 ceramic plates
6 cups
1 bottle opener
2 salt and pepper shaker
6 napkins

So excited!  But, I don’t think you need to plan for a picnic to use a picnic basket…you could have a smaller one in the trunk at all times.  It’s like the perfect thing to have for impromptu on the go dining with the kids, the love o’ your life, or your partner in crime…in the car, at the lake, waiting for Susy to get out of Ballet, watching little Johnny at soccer practice…doesn’t matter where.  You’re ready in style!  No plastic cups for the ones I love…No kids fighting over the one bag of chips (and you get to enforce portion control on the sugary stuff).  Awesomeness!

It’s also great for those that hate carrying all that stuff to the pool separately.  Grilling with friends? Apartment dwellers I’m talking to you!

We’ve got them at Prim & Proper!  Call for details or to put one on hold.

Prim & Proper

4823 Camp Bowie | Fort Worth | TX | 76107 | 817.377.3558

Countdown to Father’s Day…Cont’d!!

8 Jun

Get creative by doing something like a golf themed Father's Day surprise!!

Note: Card says “Take it easy dad, happy father’s day”

Call for more details…or to put something on hold!

Prim & Proper | 4823 Camp Bowie, Ft Worth Texas 76107 | 817.377.3558

Meet My Prim & Proper Ella!

7 Jun

About 5 years ago I wanted a small black Brussels Griffon (Bruxellois)…but was talked out of it.  A friend said that I had to plan ahead for the day I might have kids…and since they are more fragile than say a french bulldog a Brussels might not be the best idea in the long run.  So, I got Roxie…my expensive Brussels (Petit Brabaçon) mutt.  She’s totally my diva.  Since she has finally calmed down over the years (and put on some fat from sleeping 23hrs/day)…I started to think of getting a second dog/playmate a few months ago.  Yes, I was looking for a Black Brussels once again 😉  And yes, I totally threw the friend’s advice out the door this time around.  So, here’s my little rescue named Ella!  She’s my sweet little girl…my baby.  Ella’s a little shy at 1st with some people (I’ve only had her a week and have yet to figure out why it’s just with some people)  But don’t let the shyness fool you…she is still a Brussels Griffon.  She is so full of spunk and personality.  Seeeeeee…

Pose for mommy!

She loves her days at Prim & Proper!

Aaaaah, I love, love, love this little lady!!! And my Roxie gets to have a play date everyday.  Everyone wins!

If you are looking for a canine/feline addition…trust me there is an angel that needs to be rescued somewhere.  Not to knock my Roxie…but rescues are the best! 🙂

Countdown to Father’s Day!…Fun Stuff!

26 May

Ahh we know…if only there was a bear bottle opener to complete the set! (For all you men that watch the market)  But, just the bull will do just fine for any pops…it’s just so awesome!

Pair these golf clubs with a Father’s Day well spent on the course…or some golf trivia cards and a relaxing day on the patio.

Ice Melts. Whiskey Rocks.  – How do you chill your favorite spirits…without diluting their perfectly balanced flavors?  The Answer: Whiskey Stones!

Headbands, Hairpins, Bows & Brooches…Oh my.

12 Apr

I had to wear a this uniform in high school (Yay, Trinity Valley School!)…and always tried to make my uniform mine.  I got them embroidered with butterflies, my name, etc.  (Note: At my school we didn’t have as much flexibility as the ladies of Gossip Girl.  There were rules.  Plus, there’s just not that much you can do with a plain navy jumper…but hem it.)

Anyway…To get to the point…All of these hairpins can also be worn as brooches! Genius!

Stop in to adorn your hair, your dress, your cardigan, your unflattering uniform or whatever with these cute little accessories!

xoxo.

Melanie

Prim & Proper

4823 Camp Bowie | Fort Worth | TX 76107

817.377.3558

A Proper Happy Hour @The Usual!

29 Mar

 

Details of A Prim & Proper Happy Hour@The Usual:

April 21, 2011 | 5pm-7pm

1408 W. Magnolia Avenue | Fort Worth

Bring in supplies for The WARM Place and receive a complimentary, specialty “thank you” drink.

Supplies needed so that the non-profit can continue to provide its services to grieving children at no charge:

  • Kitchen & Laundry Supplies

o      Tea / coffee

o      Plastic wrap / aluminum foil

o      Yellow cake mix

o      Cake icing

o      Paper dinner napkins

o      Paper towels

o      Toilet paper

  • Art Supplies

o      White canvas panels (18″ x 24″)

o      White cotton pillow cases (twin size)

o      8.5” x 11” scrapbook paper

o      Postcards (any theme appropriate for children)

o      Craft  boxes (wooden or cardboard; various shapes and sizes)

We’ll have our fabulous aprons for sale on site and The Usual will still feature their happy hour specials: half-priced cocktails 4:00pm-6:00pm and $2 off cocktails 6:00pm-7:00pm!

(Click here for the official release by PHPR)

Can’t wait to see you there…Cheers!

Melanie

Prim & Proper | 4823 Camp Bowie | Fort Worth | TX | 76107 | 817.377.3558

Local Jewelry Love: MERRICK!

29 Mar

I don’t think an introduction is really necessary for MERRICK …her jewelry speaks for itself!  LOVE her work…LOVE that she’s local!

…And just in case you are wondering about the person behind the jewelry & the name Merrick…trust me, she’s awesome!   A jewelry designer, Country Day Field Hockey Coach, do-it-yourself/HGTV inspired home renovator, family oriented, a giver…the list can go on and on forever!!  Merrick is an example of the modern proper woman…a sort of Jane of all tradesa woman who can do whatever she puts her mind to and still be so womanly. Love it!

(And I must say awesome-ness runs in the family…her mother…is an amazing artist and fabulous person.)

Please feel free to call me for more details/information on her pieces…

@817.377.3558

xoxo,

Melanie

Prim & Proper | 4823 Camp Bowie | Fort Worth | TX | 76107