Same Page Monday

1.  First off, Patty just asked me if this was going to be a Same Page Monday on Tuesday or a Same Page Monday on Monday.  Don’t we just love the passive aggressiveness from Patty!!  She keeps us in line here over at Milly & Grace Girls…

2.  It was a big weekend for the Otts!  Saturday, June 21, 2014 was our parents 34th Wedding Anniversary…


 our dear friend Julia and Stephen’s wedding day …


 which Emily was the Matron of Honor…


 Caroline played wedding planner and we were her little helpers!


It was such a beautiful wedding!  (There will definitely be a post to come with all the details!)  Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Maury!

3.  Supposedly I signed up for  Last week I started getting emails from them saying I have new matches.  I just wanted to wish Aott18 from Michigan the best of luck!!!!! Go get em, Tiger!  Do our name proud!  Invite me to the wedding!

MatchPatty was very intrigued by this… she checked out all the prospects and I saw in my Safari history that she had clicked on one of them!  His profile tag line was “Conservative but non – judgmental.”  She thinks I should sign up.

4.  Let me think if there is anything else that I need to update you on…

5.  Still thinking….

6. I can’t believe it is almost July.

7.  I made a really delicious lemon loaf cake that I am going to post about later this week!  Everyone should try it.

8. Oh and remember the itty bitty kitty we rescued on our walk?!  We are happy to report that he was taken in by the lovely lady who runs an organization on Nantucket called Cattrap Nantucket.  They rescue strays and help with the feral cat population on the island!  Isn’t he just the cutest!!frankie

9.  Ok, that’s it!! And it is still MONDAY!

Tipsy Peach Iced Tea


Remember last week when I posted about Julia’s Tea Party Shower? Well, I mentioned that I would post the recipe for the signature cocktail that we served: The Tipsy Peach Iced Tea.  It is an easy and refreshing summer cocktail recipe to have in your back pocket the next time you are entertaining.


The Ingredients:
1 oz. of Vodka
1 oz. of Peach Liqueur
1 oz. of Peach Schnapps
1 oz. of Spiced Rum
6 oz. of Sweet Tea
Optional: Mint, Lemon & Peaches for garnish

All these bottles might seem intimidating.  Trust me,  is so super simple because you are just mixing the ingredients together!  You don’t need a cocktail shaker and you don’t have to squeeze any juices!

Fill a mason jar full of ice, grab your jigger and mix up all the ingredients.  I like to add mint leaves, lemon slices and peach slices to make it look more fancy than it really is!!


Here are the ratios if you are making a pitcher or filling a drink dispenser: 1 cup of the Vodka, Peach Liqueur, Peach Schnapps, Spiced Rum and 6 cups of Sweet Tea.

Cheers! Enjoy the first weekend of summer!!!


Our Favorite Beauty Products!


We are always trying to update our beauty regimin, trying all the fun products that are out there just to make sure we aren’t missing out on anything. So, we thought that we would share our current favorites in case any of you are like us and love beauty product recommendations!



My favorite beauty products these days all have to do with my shower process.  In the summertime, there is nothing like a good outdoor shower to cool off and make you feel refreshed.

Coconut Oil:  I know coconut oil is totally the trend these days but I think it is for good reason.  Next time you are at the grocery store pick up a jar.  After a shower slather yourself up!  A little goes a long way.  It is definitely greasy (it’s oil after all) so I usually throw on a bathrobe after I apply before I get dressed.  It needs a few minutes to soak into the skin but it leaves you feeling super soft!  *Choose a jar that says organic, virgin and unrefined.  Avoid “raw” – it doesn’t rub in as well*

Oribe Brilliance and Shine Shampoo & Conditioner:  I have the lamest hair out of all the sisters so I need all the help I can get.  Oribe makes a ton of different shampoo and conditioner formulas (volume, color treated etc) but this one is by far my fav.  Just by saying the name you feel so fancy!  It makes my fine hair look healthy and full without weighing it down.

Fresh Citron Shower Gel:  Fresh is one of my favorite beauty product companies because their products just smell so good and they are paraben free!!  During the summer a citrus smell makes you feel clean and refreshed!



“Butler Please” Essie Nail Polish:  I don’t think this needs any explanation… Essie Nail Polishes speak for themselves!  They have the best colors.  I love Essie.  This bright blue color is my color for the summer this year!

Rosewater Spray:  I stole this one from Gisele.  Yes, THE Gisele Bundchen.  I would always see her spraying her face with Rosewater after her workouts (She worked out at Tracy for a few months)!  Rosewater is so refreshing and moisturizing.  I spray it on after I wash my face/before I put on my makeup, after workouts, before bed and whenever I need a little pick me up (you can spray over makeup).  It leaves the skin dewey and refreshed!  And it smells amazing too!  You can pick this up at Whole Foods.  Thanks, Gisele!

Rohto Cool Eye Drops:  These are the BEST eye drops for red eyes.  I have a problem with red eyes.  My eye doctor said it was probably from being out in the sun without sunglasses when I was younger.  I could get surgery but it could make it worse… so these eye drops are the best option for me and have been a life saver!  (I feel like I look like a druggie with my red eyes lol)  They clear the red from your eyes and they are also cooling and soothing!  Can’t live without these drops!

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“Vegas Volt” MAC Lipstick: I don’t think I have ever gone a day without putting on lipstick or lipgloss since I was old enough to start wearing it. You know those sayings on Pinterest like “When you’re having a bad day, at least there is lipstick!” and “I believe in the power of lipstick!”? I’m a 100% believer in all of those sayings. I believe lipstick is magical. Bright colors are an absolute must in the summer time for me and my current favorite is this bright coral color!

Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer: I have been using this moisturizer for as long as I can remember. I stopped trying new moisturizers after I came across this one because I love it so much. It is made with mainly natural ingredients, it feels so refreshing when I put it on every morning, and it has SPF in it, which is an absolute must for me! I can’t live without this stuff.

Bobbi Brown “Rose” Blush: I have been using this blush for a couple years now and I really like it because of all the different shades of pink that you can sweep your brush across. It has a little bit of shimmer in it too, which I love!




Covergirl Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara: All three of us use this mascara because we don’t think there is a better one out there! It’s that good.

Ponds Cleansing Towelettes: We all use these to take off our makeup every night! It makes it so much easier than just water, and so much less messy than Vaseline!

*You can see how we put on our mascara by looking at Allison’s Mascara Tutorial!

These are our favorites for now, but we will share more of our favorites as we come across them! If you have any suggestions on your favorite beauty products, please please please leave a comment below! We would love to know all your beauty secrets.