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, February 8, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

1. Greek- I have recently gotten hooked on this show and I am obsessed! I tried to get into Pretty Little Liars a few months ago when everyone was talking about but somehow got into Greek instead and I watch it all the time! Its a little corny but I really enjoy it! 2. Nude Nail Polish- I have long nails right now and have worked really hard to get them to grow out. I am not a fan of dark polish on long nails (esp. in the winter with my paler skin), I feel like it's too gothic, and I don't particularly like red either, I fell like it just doesn't fit me. So I have not had time to paint a french manicure this week, I have put on a few coats of nude nail polish for the time being and it just looks so clean and crisp. 3. Duck Boots- I recently purchased my first pair and have been really satisfied with them! Finally I found a pair of shoes that keep my feet warm and dry! They are a must- have in the mountains where I go to school! 4. Goody Spin Pins- If you haven't tried these yet, run to the closest WalMart or drug store and pick them up!! They are so convenient and easy to use! I love them, they are great for trying to do a fancy up- do, or throwing up a messy bun for the gym- they are that secure! 5. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion- I am currently on Accutane treatment, for the second time- yes I have stubborn skin! With that and the harsh winter winds, my skin is constantly dry. But this moisturizer is amazing and helps keep my skin under control!

Jessie's Girl

As I am sitting her in the library, listening to my 80s Mix online I stare out the window at the gigantic snow flakes dancing around in the 40mph winds... YES, I said 40!!! I attempt and fail to accomplish reading and reviewing an article for my math class as I sip on my deliciously warm drink. I realize that I probably have at least 3 chai tea lattes with a shot of pumpkin pie and a shot of espresso, a week! I originally started drinking this because I thought it was a healthier alternative to the fat laden frappuchinos and sugary sweet lattes. Now that I love them and have even got some friends hooked on them, I wonder if they are actually any healthier than the other options. I researched chai tea a bit and found that it was mainly made of 4 components: milk, tea, sweetener, herbs and spics. I think the sweetener could possibly be the worst part of this drink, it is about a tablespoon, per cup of tea. I think next time I go to The Wired Scholar, the coffee shop in the library, I will ask them to make mine skinny, and hopefully my drink will do the same for me, just in time for Spring Break!! Although I have no real plans yet, I am still hoping to lost 5lbs by then. So what is your favorite, low- cal drink to keep you warm on these snowy days in the library?

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I mentioned last weekend that I was going to the circus, sorry I did not update you sooner!! I was super excited and couldn't hardly stand waiting all day to go! Saturday finally arrived and I met Daddy at the TWC Arena to go to the circus! After he got his hot dog and I got my snow cone (yes, I only bought this because it was in a light- up elephant cup), we finally found our seats and settled in as the show was starting! The first thing I saw was of course the 7 elephants that they marched around the big circle. Overall, the circus was not as exciting as I had remembered from when I was a child but it was definitely worth it for the memories, time with Dad, andddd the ELEPHANTS!

This was by far my favorite part, and I am so happy I got such a great picture of them all lined up! There was one baby elephant but he literally ran out and then ran back, offstage so I was unable to snap a quick picture!

Me during intermission overlooking the whole arena! I wore my Lilly Norma Wrap because I thought it was festive and kind of looked like a circus tent right?!

State Pillows

Have yall seen these? I am in love with them! They are hand stitched, 19x 19. I have seen them around at small boutiques and specialty shops! My mom has been dying for one for years but the price tag of $150 has prevented her from buying one for herself.

Here are my two favorites!! I was born in Florida and a bunch of my family still lives there so I have roots there but being raised and currently living in North Carolina, I love that one too! They are so neat because they are unique and you can relate to them in your own life!
Well Mom's birthday was a few weeks ago- so when her mom found out she had been wanting this she remembered that she had started a similar needlepoint in 1983!!! My grandma finished this pillow for my mom's birthday and this is how it turned out!
I think it is amazing! The detail is awesome, I had no idea my Nana was so talented!

Thank You!

I would like to say a BIG "THANK YOU" to Monogram Chick for my monogrammed tumbler! I absolutely love it, isn't it precious! I went home this past weekend and it was waiting for me in my room! It made me so cheerful when I opened it and saw my bright prize from their fabulous giveaway! Check out their other stuff on the website, love it!!