Friday, August 13, 2010

High Heels and Bling Bling - Is It In The Genes?

Have you read any Fancy Nancy books

written by Jane O'Conner and illustrated by
Robin Preiss Glasser?

Nancy adores all things fancy and loves dressing in boas and
sparkles and feathers.  She loves to use fancy words in her
world.  Unlike Nancy, her family is very ordinary.
She tries to teach them to be fancy.

If you have any Fancy Nancys in your world, they would
love these fabulous books, young or old.

I have decided that I am a Fancy Nancy.
I don't think I was born this way.
I remember being more of a tom-boy,
but once I discovered my inner Fancy Nancy I
embraced her totally.

I have sweet little Fancy Nancy granddaughters.

I am glad that they are!

One Fancy Nancy granddaughter decided she wanted to
"open a shoe store".
She brought down some of Grandma Jackie's high heels
and sandals and set them up on the piano.
They were "for sale".
Fortunately none of the guests were my same size.

Our little entrepreneur is 5 years old.
She came for a sleep over for 4 days while
her mother went to Girl's Camp for Church.
She announced, "I want a complete makeover."

It started with getting her ears pierced (with mom's permission)
but then she wanted her hair cut (had to call dad for
permission on that one.)

Then she announced, "Well, I need a new outfit too."

Then it was, "Well, what about shoes?"

This little one is so delicate and cute.
She already wears bling bling.
She doesn't ask for much.

I think this one may be the ultimate Fancy Nancy.  A sweet little
Minnie Mouse voice comes with this darling.  I can't help
but hear her voice and have my heart melted.  She
can have whatever she wants.

This is our latest Fancy Nancy.  Hope she loves
all the pretty things grandma and mama put her in.

Is it in the genes?

I don't know, but my mother loved high heels,
I love high heels,
my daughters and daughter-in -laws
do too and a whole new generation
loves to get mine down off the
shelf and clatter around in the house in them.

It must be in the genes!

Pink, purple, red, these are all Fancy Nancy colors.

Fancy Nancy belongs to
Pink Saturday.

She would be here every week!

Come visit How Sweet The Sounds

(Fancy Nancy pictures and pictures in the high
heels collage are all from

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh that is just the cutest post!! We LOVE Fancy Nancy! My 8-year-old just read "Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy" to me last week. And I can definitely say she is just like her! My 10-year-old is not. She also loves shoes as much as I do, and I got it from my mom. Love the shoes!!!

  2. I forgot to mention the granddaughters are all gorgeous!

  3. I guess I'm a Fancy Nancy too, because I love all of these things!!! How often do I hear, "How do you walk in those things?" Too funny! Your granddaughers are adorable!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a darling post! I have lots of friends who are Fancy Nancys but I don't think I am one. I do have a daughter who is a Fancy Nancy... is even getting her PhD in fashion!

  5. Hi See you have a Fancy Nancy grandaughter also. Check out my blog from last week and this weekend as I made her a Fancy Nancy dress, fabric courtesy of Jo Annes fabric! Happy Pink Saturday!

  6. Oh my that is such pretty and adorable little princesses there. And the shoes they are all gorgeous! Happy weekend!

  7. My girls at school love Fancy Nancy. I have only boys and a grandson- looking forward to a granddaughter someday!

  8. They are all adorable! What fun for Grandma!!


  9. Bonjour Madame:)
    I love Fancy Nancy! I gave my granddaughter Fancy Nancy items for her birthday, and she loved them! Unfortunately I have crummy feet, so no TALL heels for me!
    Your granddaughters are darling!

  10. What a cute post. I could never wear those high heels. Your granddaughters are all so precious. Especially the little one. What a cutie! Happy Pink Saturday!

  11. I just love your darling Fancy Nancy grand daughters!! So cute and I adore your high heeled shoes and used to wear them many years ago before arthritis took that luxury away from me!! Enjoy them and think of me when you are wearing them!!



  12. I want some of those pink shoes ! Your granddaughters are too cute! Happy PS!

  13. Awwww! Your granddaughters are all too cute-it must be fun enjoy!

  14. What a cute post!!! Your grandaughters are precious! Love the pink heels! My high heel days are so over, I think from all of the days of wearing them when I was younger. :(

  15. Your little grand girls are just precious! Your photographs of each of them are treasures too. I have such wonderful memories of my "Nancy-ish" grandmother who loved to take me shopping and had fabulous shoes like you. You are the treasure in their lives!

  16. Oh Jackie! I can SO relate! My own daughter doesn't (yet) share my "Fancy Nancy" genes, but my sweet grand-daughter is all ME. Love this!!
    xoxo Pattie

  17. Oh, this is a lovely post and your granddaughters are beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday.

  18. Super adorable Jacqueline! Love the "fancy nancy" crew and bling bling! Linked to you on my Pink Saturday post:)

  19. Oh I am loving this post!! esp those shoes...being a shoe lover!!!
    Please be sure to stop by my Pink Post for a chance to win my giveaway.

  20. Just love this! Your kids, the shoes, the stamp print!
    (Moo Manning?)
    greetings from Holland,

  21. How adorable! Your granddaughters are so cute! Great post...and I love your white piano! Did you paint it that way? I've been thinking of doing mine but not sure I'm brave enough! Be sure to stop by my blog for a great giveaway!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

    Sarah ***Visit my blog for a GIVEAWAY and new linking party!***

  22. So beautiful pink shoes! The girls are so cute!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday!


  23. Oh Jacqueline~~~how PRECIOUS!! I love all of your sweet little Fancy Nancies:)~
    Thank you so much for stopping by earlier...I just now posted for today, so if you want to peek again...
    Have a fabulous day and Happy Pink Saturday!


  24. your grand daughters are gorgeous!! Thanks for posting some great pics of them!

  25. Oh my, Jaqueline!!! Where do I begin?! We must be kindred spirits!
    First...the name of your blog...I love purple and I love chocolate...then I see your post is about Fancy Nancy...I asked for some of her books for Christmas last year and my sweet Prince got me 3 or 4 of them (and my "little" girls are 31 and 24!)...then your shoes are to die for and I love high heels...then I see the brownie strawberry shortcake on the sidebar...OMG!!!
    You, Jaqueline...are a girl I could have some fun with!!!
    Oh, and your granddaughters are just precious! I am waiting for some of those for myself!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!
    Have a beautiful weekend~
    ;-D Kathleen

  26. Well hello. Love your Fancy Nancy Post. I never heard of this character other than calling that to myself,LOL. My great niece gave me a Fancy Nancy crown and I said " Never heard of such a cute thing". Your darling little ladies are so adorables. HPS and I will pop back soon.
    From the other Fancy Nancy.

  27. I was called Fancy Nancy as a little girl. My name is Nancy and I always had to wear a pink dress and jewellery. I have to find some of those books, I've never seen them before. Oh, my education is sadly lacking! Happy Pink Saturday. See you next week.

  28. Such a precious post. What darling little Fancy Nancy granddaughters you are blessed with.
    I've seen these books and wanted to pick them up for niece who has dubbed me Fancy Nancy.
    Cute shoes too!


  29. Happy Fancy Pink Saturday! Your Grand babies are just adorable. Have a wonderful Sunday, Nan

  30. Such a cute Fancy Nancy post! Love the pics. What a beautiful family you have.

  31. What adorable little girls, and so girlie, that's wonderful!!!!
    Margaret B

  32. "OH Fancy Nancy, this is the SWEETEST, SWEETEST, SWEETEST story EVER"... Yes, I think it's in the Genes... and WOW those are the best memories EVER!!! Hugs to you all, Donna

  33. This is the sweetest post! Your granddaughters are all so beautiful. What fun you must be having!

  34. Oh what precious little girls! With three granddaughters, we read a lot of F.N. at my house, and we also do a lot of dressing up at my house. There is no telling what effect this will have on my one little grandson. We met the artisit for the F.N. books. I did a post on it. laurie

  35. So adorable those girls..
    I have a friend not Fancy..but so nice and sweet and dear.I want to get her one of these books..She is a reader..:) Love the post~


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