Happy 1st Birthday Ivy!

Ivy'sBirthday1Oh little Ivy girl!  You are one year old today!!  Do you even know it?  Maybe the steak for breakfast might have tipped you off?  Or maybe the fact the I made you pose with a stupid crown on your head? (Stayyy…. Look!!!)  Nevertheless, it is a special day because you made this past year a great one.


I know it has been a big year for you –  lots of training, learning tricks, exploring Nantucket, making friends and being the best buddy Steve & I could ask for.  But it has also been a big year for me too!  You are my first pet!  I had no idea how much love I had to give.  When we first brought you home, I would cry just looking at you because you were so sweet and I was so happy you were a part of our family.  I especially love when you bomb down the stairs and are so excited to see us every time we walk through the door.  There isn’t a better feeling than that!IvyBirthday5

I also had to learn how to train you!!  You are a very good pup so you made it easy on me.  But those times that I had to be stern were pretty hard on me!! I know I need to toughen up.  We take a big walk every single day.  These walks have become just as important to me as they are to you.  The fresh air, the exercise and exploring new parts of the island are good for both of us!IvyBirthday4Ivy, you are the best! Happy Birthday my sweet little pup!! We love you!! ivybirthday

OK, enough with the mushy gushy!!  I need to tell you about the very exciting Ivy adventure we had today!! While walking in the moors with Patty, Allie & Caroline we heard a strange little animal noise… We all stopped and started searching.  It took awhile, but just off the side of the path underneath some leaves we found a little kitten!!ivysbirthday6Poor little thing out there all by itself!!  So we scooped it up and made our way to the Offshore Animal Hospital.ivybirthday7On our way there we picked out names… naturally.  Gloria if it was a girl (after Gloria Gaynor’s song “I Will Survive”) and Frankie (after Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra) if it was a boy.ivybirthday8Well it’s a boy!  Frankie is now in good hands.  ivybirthday9We will check in with the vet tomorrow – follow me on Twitter for updates!


Our Favorite Posts from our First Year!

Starting the Milly & Grace Girls Blog has been a wonderful experience for us.  The blog has brought us closer as sisters (who knew that was even possible), it has been a creative outlet (and a therapeutic one at times) for us and we have been able to document major milestones, trips and events… plus we’ve had so much fun along the way!  Thank you for following along with us and for all the love and support we’ve received this past year!  We love you all.  This is only the beginning and we hope there are many more years to come!

We did a little reminiscing yesterday, and in honor of our first year we thought we would share with you our favorite posts!

Emily’s Favorite Post from Allison: Her Mascara Post!! Click Here


(And her first ever Same Page Monday! Click Here)

Emily’s Favorite Post from Caroline:  Her love letter to Nantucket! Click Here



Allison’s Favorite Post from Emily:  All of her Cocktail Posts, especially her signature drink, The Pink & Gray!  Click Here


Allison’s Favorite Post from Caroline: All of her Wedding Wednesday Posts! Click Here


And her her Canyon Glacier Swing Post!! Click Here

Canyon Jumping from The Milly & Grace Girls on Vimeo.


Caroline’s Favorite Post from Emily:  Her 30 Things To Do Before I Turn 30 Series!  Click Here


Caroline’s Favorite Post from Allison:  Her Oscar Party Post! Click Here


PattyTopPicksOur Number 1 Fan’s Top Picks!!

Patty’s Favorite Post from Emily: Her Nantucket Sea Glass Hunter Post!  Click Here


Patty’s Favorite Post from Allison:  Her Bananas Fosters Bread Post with Monkey as her helper!  Click Here 


 Favorite Post from Caroline:  Her Polka Dot Top – 3 Ways Post! Click Here


Patty’s Favorite Post from The Girls:  The Nantucket Snowstorm – #ACKHERCULES Post!  Click Here

Nantucket Snowstorm – #ACKHERCULES from The Milly & Grace Girls on Vimeo.

 Here’s to a great first year and an even better second year!! XOXO

Happy Birthday, Blog! (And Giveaway!)

blogbirthday1Guess what?! Our blog turned ONE yesterday!! Part of us can’t believe that it has been a full year since our very first blog post. But, this blog has provided a way for us to document so many moments and chapters of our lives over the last year and for that we are so grateful. We love this blog so much and we love our readers for coming along on our adventures together.

So, to celebrate and to say THANK YOU to our readers, we are offering a Milly & Grace goodies GIVEAWAY valued at $200! You just have to PIN TO WIN!

blogbirthday3Orange Scarf, Stephanie Johnson Make-Up bag, Purple BKR Water Bottle, Turquoise Tassel Bracelet, Pink & Orange Party Straws

To enter, here is what you have to do:



And leave a comment on this blog post to make sure that we don’t accidentally miss you.

You have one week to complete this and next week we will name a winner of the Milly & Grace goodies! Good luck, everyone!