A Southern girl is a girl who knows full and well that she can open a door for herself but prefers for the gentleman to do it because it demonstrates a sense of respect. After all, every girl wants to be treated like a princess. She knows how to make sweet tea and grits while telling you everything about any football team in the SEC. She picks her battles and fights with the heart of a pit-bull while still maintaining grace and elegance. Her mystique is that of a soft-spoken, mild-mannered southern belle who could direct an army, loves her momma, and will always be daddy's little girl.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

OOTD.... day 2

My second ever Outfit of the Day post! This was my Thanksgiving outfit, a sweater dress with brown tights and detailed boots. I added some personal touch with a chunky necklace and pearl earrings!

Frattin' My Life Away

This is one of my new favorite websites! I just recently was introduced to it and I really enjoy reading the article! Read on and tell me if you feel the same way! It is basically all of the manners my mother tried to instill in me, all my life and all of the chivalry to look for in a man!

ps. The article I connected the link to is just a little funny, I think it describes a lot of people I know!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In All Things, Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is such a fun time!! I love cooking and love my family!! I am so thankful to have such a wonderful family! I absolutely live by traditions too, they are very important to me. Because most of our extended family lives in different states within the South, we have recently started the tradition of all gathering at my mom's cousin's house (dWp) and bringing a few dishes each, per family. This year my parents and I brought sweet potatoes, loaded mashed potatoes, and I slaved over the stove all Thanksgiving morning a cranberry apple pie. It was a huge success, or so I like to think!! The pan was empty at the end of the night, so I like to think I did well!
One of our yummy turkey that Brad cooked in the steamer, it was different but delicious!

Me and daddy, right before we sat down to eat!

The Cranberry Apple Pie that I made, I think it turned out pretty!

The kids table was so cute! dWp went on Etsy.com and downloaded some cute decorations that the boys loved to play with, and isn't the adult table set beautifully as well?!

Silver Bells

You can already hear it, Christmas music is in the air. Boone has already received it's first snow, I have been to the Southern Christmas Show and tasted the apple cider, I drove through my neighborhood tonight and half of the houses already had their lights up! I am soooo excited for Winter and everything that it brings! The sights of perfectly wrapped presents and elegantly decorated trees, the smells of pine and cinnamon, the taste of warm homemade pies mom just pulled out of the oven, and the feeling of being close to the ones you love. This makes me so happy, and although it is frigid outside and some days it seems like there is no end to the blustery wind, you can always run inside and curl up under a blanket and grab a cup of hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies! Just thinking of it makes me happy! I can't wait to be back at home for a month and experience all of this! oh... and did I mention that it's not even December yet?! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!

Big/ Little Revealing

I was sooo pumped to get my little! I made her soooo many things, by the end of it all, I was totally crafted- out! My Little's name is Morgan, so we are now 'Morgan Squared'! I am sooo glad that she is part of our family now! I love her so much. The girls did an Amazing Race to find their Bigs and at each stop she received something to wear. First was the shirt that said "Little", next was the crown, pink and sparkle-y, of course, and the last stop was wings and then she had a riddle I had made, and I was holding the answer. This is how my sorority did our revealing and it was so much fun!! Some of the things I made include the following: a stool made to look like a bar- hat in teal and black, to match her room, some Lilly wrapping paper letters for her monogram, painted letters (KD & AOT), a mirror with our motto on it ("Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest"), and several plaques and canvases with quotes on them. I cannot wait for the deep bonds of sisterhood to tie us together, as well as developing a long lasting friendship! I know that she is in our family for a reason and I can't wait to see the things that she will do in our chapter!

OOTD... day 1

November 15, 2010
Okay, I never thought I would do this but I will be starting an Outfit of the Day post for my blog!! I am so excited to see how this turns out, we will see where it goes and how I change over time! We had Formal Chapter tonight and this is what I wore, a navy and white striped cotton dress, nautical theme with two anchor buttons on the shoulders. I wore Nine West nude pumps to match. Of course the staples: pearls, DY bracelet (bought on a college girl's budget), and gold chain necklace! **Pardon the mess in the room, we have been studying hard lately and slacking on the room cleaning!

The Whirlwind They Call life

School is in full swing! It is hard to imagine it but this is the point that I have been waiting to get to ALL SEMESTER...Thanksgiving Break!! I am unbelievably excited it is here!! I have been in a whirlwind since I moved back in to school, first was Recruitment, then there was Lipsync and Homecoming, next was Big/ Little, and I had to find time to fit in Midterms, but now that Thanksgiving is here, I have almost a week to relax and spend with family. This comes just in time for FINALS! I am so glad that teachers think we don't really need a break, and decide to give us projects and tests on the day we come back... Good Gracious, I am ready for a new set of classes next semester! Well now that we are nearing the ed of the semester and Seniors are beginning to graduate early, it is time for our Senior Date function, in honor of those who will be leaving in December. The theme was Caddy Shack because this was their first mixer when they were in the sorority so it seemed to fit! This was one of my favorites! I am so happy we did it, because of course the preppy style is right up my alley! Here are a few pictures from the night. I wore a vintage Lilly skirt with a pastel yellow Lacoste polo, and a white Ralph Lauren cable knit sweater over my shoulders... and of course, the Staple pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet!

My Vow

Wow, So as you can tell, I haven't been on since Halloween! I have been quite the MIA Blogger! But much to my surprise, I was greeted by 3 new followers, this puts me up to 5! Whoa buddy!! I am hitting the big time, haha! Well I am glad to see this because it actually gives me the motivation to keep up with this since I know people are actually reading it now! So I solemnly swear to keep up with the posts and try to improve with every entry!!


Is this not the most gorgeous thing you have ever seen! I think I am in love!!