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.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Re- LIlly is having a Giveaway

check it out here...

Now for the GIVEAWAYS!
I am giving away my pink Christmas Tree! The Giveaway is for Tree #3 with all the trimmings! Winner will receive the tree, 2 toppers (1 pink -shown- and a mini green star topper), decorative beads, assorted decorations shown and some of our handmade Lilly ornaments. Winner will also receive assorted Lilly items. I received some duplicate Lilly gifts and I am Re-Lillying them to the winner! Winner will receive a tree with wrapped gifts under it.....a belated Christmas in a box!
Winner will receive this tree as shown and wrapped Lilly presents to go under it!
1. MANDATORY: You must be a Re-Lilly Facebook FAN/"LIKE" Re-Lilly & a FOLLOWER of this Blog! Leave a comment with your suggestion for what I should wear to meet Lilly or share what you would wear (have worn) to meet Lilly for 1 ENTRY.
2. VOTE for my "Ugly Sweater" Contest and receive 5 ENTRIES! Just comment with Vote 1, Vote 2, etc.
3. Suggest a new name for this blog. Re-Lilly is kind of boring and the Facebook Page already has this name. This blog covers Re-Lilly topics and beyond so I think it is time for a new name! Receive 1 ENTRY for EACH name you suggest. If the name you suggest is chosen you will receive a special Lilly Gift from me TBD, it will be good and will have a Retail Value of $50 or more!
4. Receive 1 ENTRY for sharing this Giveaway on your blog (please post link in your comment)
5. Receive 1 ENTRY for Tweeting this Giveaway(please post your Twitter name & link for your Tweet in your comment)
6. Receive 1 Entry for posting this Giveaway on Facebook.
7. Receive 5 EXTRA ENTRIES for anyone you recruit to vote for me in the Ugly Swaeter Contest!(Please list each entry as stated above and include the name of the person you got to vote).
Winner will be drawn on Wednesday, January 12th at 11:59 PM EST (after I return from FL) and will be selected using a random number generator (Random.org). Odds will depend on number of entries. Open to US Residents Only. PLEASE follow the rules to maximize your chances of winning. If you have any questions let me know.
Good Luck!
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Whale of a Sale!

I am friends with the Vineyard Vines rep at my school and he posted on Facebook today that they were having a sale. I thought I would share it with yall! They have a ton of great things marked wayyyy down, 40% off selected clearance items! Here are a few of my favorite things:
Long Sleeve Whale Rep Stripe T- Shirt
$28.50- 40%


Saturday, December 25, 2010

new year

Now that Christmas is over and you have had a few days to relax, it is time to start thinking about what you are going to wear to that New Year's Eve party! To me, this is a time that you can dress sort of wild and get away with it! I believe that sequins are a staple for New Years, they are so festive and totally allowed for this occasion! These are a few things that I found that I absolutely love! What will you be wearing this weekend?

I hope you have a wonderful holiday this weekend!
Today has been a wonderful day!! We woke up a little after 9am and me and the parents made our coffee and then sat down and began to unwrap presents! I am very grateful for all of my gifts and the family that loves me; it is more than I deserve! After we finished with gifts and stockings, we had to begin cleaning and getting the house ready for all of our family that was coming over for dinner. I went for a run and then came back to help Mom begin cooking and getting ready. Our family came over and we enjoyed a nice Christmas dinner! I am so thankful for all that God has provided for me and my family this year! ps. it's snowinggggg in Charlotte!
After the Christmas Eve service at my church!

Christmas morning, ready to open all of the pretty packages we have wrapped under the tree!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gift Ideas for Mom

So as Christmas approaches, we all have a certain person in our life that we have tough time deciding the what the perfect gift for them would be. For me, that person is my mother! She is extremely picky and knows exactly what she wants so for me, I have to pick up on certain things she says and hope I got it right! Well this is what I have decided for this year, these are a few general ideas that I think every mother would love {and at a reasonable price, too!} Also, her birthday is late January so I never worry if I got it all for Christmas because I can just make it up in the next few weeks!

Lilly Pulitzer Paley Cardigan--> $88.00

Lilly Pulitzer Daisy Critter Keyfob --> $28.00

Kate Spade gold Knot drop earrings --> $65.00

These are just a few simple examples... I was also considering getting a "Maid for a day" to help her out around the house but I think that I will wait on that until her birthday because it is kind of pricey and I am running out of time until Christmas is HERE... 2 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Weekend

This past weekend, I took a semi- spur of the moment trip to Greensboro on Friday evening and returned early Saturday morning. I don't usually do this kind of thing but mBa just BBMed me Wednesday and asked me if I wanted to go. I actually had a lot of fun; who knew unplanned adventures and spontaneity aren't such bad things after all...
Well when I got home Saturday, I had to get ready for a cookie exchange with some sorority sisters. We had a lot of fun snacking on everyone's delicious treats and catching up. Some of us had been home almost a week so we had a lot to talk about! I made peppermint bark.

Picture Time

December is such an eventful month! Amidst all of the parties, cookie exchanges, shopping for presents, work, and making time to catch up with old friends, we have to find time to squeeze a few pictures in to send to friends and family for Christmas Cards. So my parents and I finally made time and took some pictures last night, late- I know, but here are a few of my favorites...

Family picture...surprisingly, we are all satisfied with this one!

Just me

I'm a true Daddy's Girl!

Love this one of the fam, it's so cute

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Being home puts me a crafty mood! Recently online, I saw some ornaments made this way but they used a napkin, where as I used wrapping paper. Things you will need:
  • paint brush
  • paper Mod Podge
  • wrapping paper or napkins
  • glass or plastic ornament
  • rubber band
I put a band of Mod Podge around the middle of the ornament and then placed the strip of wrapping paper, centered and secured it with a rubber band. Then I cut slits in the paper to make it easier to wrap around the circular ball. Coat the inside of the ornament with Mod Podge and smooth down the pieces of paper with your fingers. After that sticks down, remove the rubber band and coat the top with the Mod Podge, don't worry- it will dry clear!

The finalized ornament should look like this! I finished it off with a pretty pink bow!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Getting Tacky

We decided to cancel Chapter Monday due to the Blizzard since no one was able to get to our meeting place. The girls on the hall decided to continue without them and have a our "Tacky Christmas Tea". We had lots of fun doing an ornament exchange and taking a much needed break from studying for exams!These are the girls I am living with next year so we decided to take a Christmas Card picture with our chapter letters. This really got me in the holiday spirit!!

Winter Wonderland

If you are wondering where I have been...

I have been stuck in the Boone Blizzard of 2010. It was not this bad when we woke up but as the day progressed, it just kept on snowing! All of the girls on our hall didn't leave for three days, it was just too cold and blustery!The Blizzard happened the day before exams started so it was a prime time to be stuck inside. This is where I sat ALL day writing an 8 page paper. Whew!! That was tough! I have my planner out so I know how to manage my time, my phone always by my side, I made some coffee for warmth and to keep me up, notes and books for research and my computer to write the paper. Exams are finally over and I am home now but it was one long week!

OOTD...day 3

Yes, I am actually wearing cords! I bought these at Jcrew before Christmas last year and this is the first time I have worn them. I love the color, they are an olive green; I paired them with a plain white tank from Jcrew and a simple navy cardigan. The pants are so comfortable because they are not fitted so to "feminize them", I my staple jewelry and a necklace from Jcew as well. jDe and I were on our way to tour apartments for next year.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mac or PC?

One night after a long evening of blogging, I decided it was a good idea to just lay my laptop at the end of the bed when I went to sleep. Note, my bed is lofted and I have to use a step- stool to get in it! So needless to say, my computer slid off the bed and was met by an early death. It was an HP and I only had it for one year, it was my first college computer. When this happened, I was forced to use my old high school laptop that was about 5 years old. This was very slow and I was in desperate need of a new one! After begging my parents when I was at home this weekend, they finally broke down and bought me a new one! You are looking at the proud new owner of a MacBook Pro, and I couldn't be happier!! Although, I must say, I was quite a bit skeptical of Macs last year when I showed up to college and everyone had one, I thought they were extremely overrated. After doing some research I realized that they lasted much longer and were more reliable than a PC. My favorite part? well of course the light body weight, and the lightening fast speed, last night I discovered iPhoto! This is such an amazing program!! You cam import pictures from your camera or memory card, edit them with a quick touch of a button, and even tag them like you do on Facebook! Now I will never have an ugly picture again!! I can't wait to play around with it some more and discover new an exciting programs! So what do yall think? I know it will take some getting use- to with the programs and everything but do you have preferences over Mac of PC?