Oct 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween y'all!

Have a fun night!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 30, 2010

Roll Tide Roll

Last week, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 41-10.

This week is their bye week. 

Next week, they take on LSU! I think it's going to be a good game!


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Oct 29, 2010

Kate Spade

I just LOVE Kate Spade! Everything is so classic and beautiful! What are your Kate Spade favorites?


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Oct 28, 2010

Thursday Thought

"Hold fast to your dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly"

- Langston Hughes


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Oct 26, 2010

Roses by Leila Meacham

"Spanning the 20th century, the story of Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, industries controlled by the scions of the town's founding families. Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick should have married but unwisely did not, and now must deal with the deceit, secrets, and tragedies of their choice and the loss of what might have been--not just for themselves but for their children, and children's children. With expert, unabashed, big-canvas storytelling,Roses covers a hundred years, three generations of Texans and the explosive combination of passion for work and longing for love." - GoodReads Review

Although it may be 624 pages long, Roses feels almost too short. I could not put this book down.  A 20th century Gone With The Wind of sorts, but reads like an Anglo-Saxan or Greek Epic.  Both fast-paced and engaging, Roses is not a book to be forgotten. The characters are extremely well-developed and I think everything about this book is simply wonderful.  Definitely one of the best books I've ever read. 


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 25, 2010

A Sweet Soft Southern Thrill

1. Dixie Land Delight

2. Mr. Bojangles - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

3. Nashville Blues - Cory Morrow {Title Credit}

4. Africa - Toto

5. Listen To The Music - The Doobie Brothers


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 24, 2010

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Good:
My PST (Public School Team) beat the #1 team in their district at #1's Homecoming game. They're now the only undefeated team in the district.

The Bad:
It's Sunday already. Why do the weekends have to go by so quickly?

The Ugly:
My school's team lost 48-0.  We're now 0 and 7. As Preppy Father would say, "It's a re-building year." (That's what we've said since PB graduated) There's always next year, boys!

Happy Sunday Y'all! Have a great week!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 23, 2010

Roll Tide Roll

Last week, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Ole Miss Rebels 23-10.


Greg McElroy

Today, they take on the Tennessee Vols in Knoxville, Tennessee.

I just hate Tennessee. (Not really, Gracie Beth!)

ROLL TIDE ROLL. Beat Tennessee!


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Oct 22, 2010


Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores in the world! 
I can't wait to go to the store in South Lake when I visit Texas in November!

Gran Sabana Shirt Dress

Awaiting Wings Dress

Firewarmed Shift {I actually have this in Navy Blue! Best dress EVER}

Yukata Dress

Easy-As-Pie Dress

I love how unique every piece is and the stores are amazing! Happy Friday Y'all!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 21, 2010


The Music Snob!

You may know him as the boy who tried to tell me that "y'all isn't a word." or to "Stop being so Southern! Do you want to secede from the Union?"

He's too smart for his own good, a kill-joy in my opinion, and an all-around know-it-all.

As per usual, I have a new quote for y'all! Yesterday in our lounge after Latin class, I called him a Music Snob (He really is. He looks down upon O.C.M.S & Kenny Chesney and looks up to Led Zeppelin & AC/DC) to which he replied, "Zip it Scarlett."

I nearly hyper-ventilated. He actually called me Scarlett, as in Scarlett O'Hara.  I was quite happy, much to the confusement of my friends.

He also asked me, "Do you like, want to live on a plantation or something?"

I think we all know the answer to that one.

Have a great Thursday y'all!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 20, 2010

All That I'm After Is A Life Full Of Laughter

It has been the craziest week thus far and I didn't schedule any posts until tomorrow and my computer decided to start acting up, so I will try to get back on track for this weekend!  

My first marking period ended last week and I am sort-of proud to report that I ended up with two A's and four B's.  My school has a very intense grading scale, so I am quite happy. 

Monday was a year since I gave my 9th grade speech.  I really can't believe how fast time goes.  It seems like just yesterday I was getting my name called to present my speech to the entire middle school on Single-Sex Education.  It seemed like a daunting task at first, but I was really pleased with how it turned out.

It's hard to believe I only have three and a half weeks of cross-country season left, it seems like the season just started.  I've been feeling very stressed lately about school and four applications I've been filling out, Mission Training for Operation Smile, CIT at camp this summer, and two school applications, which I hope I will be able to talk about more soon! 

On another note, a Very Happy Birthday to my best friend AHD, I don't know what I would do without you!

Here we are before our Homecoming dance last weekend. I didn't ask anyone, but I still had a lot of fun anyways! One bad thing, however, was the music! I don't really like to dance to rap/hip-hop, as I prefer oldies music. Much to the dismay of my friends, I did have to request "Shout" by the Isley Brothers and I shagged to it with a good friend of mine and we definitely showed everyone how to dance!

Happy Wednesday Y'all!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 17, 2010

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

I got a personal record (PR) in my cross-country meet on Friday! 24:52 holla!

I have a two hour meeting this afternoon + homework + four applications that are waiting for me.

I'm going to have to start a quote-of-the-week special for this boy who sits behind me in MEH. You might know him as the "Y'all isn't a word." boy from a few weeks ago. Well, I have a new one for y'all! On Friday, he tells me, "Can you like stop being so southern? What do you want to do, secede from the union?" 
One word buddy, YES.


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 16, 2010

Roll Tide Roll

Last week, the Alabama Crimson Tide lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks 35-21.

I was extremely upset, and all I will say is that there was a lot of

Greg McElroy, Rodney Paulk


and not a lot of this.
Julio Jones

Today, they take on the Ole Miss Rebels in Tuscaloosa.

I am sad that I will be at my homecoming dance and not home watching the game, but I will be getting updates via ESPN mobile.

ROLL TIDE ROLL. Beat Ole Miss!


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 15, 2010

Jules Reid

I stumbled upon Jules Reid's website a few weeks ago, and let's just say, I'll take one of everything, in a pretty box please!

The Parisienne
I love this print!

The Wyatt
I just adore these pants!

The Harper One
This dress is so adorable and perfect for summer!

The Harrison
So very classic!

The Eloise
The fabric of the hem and cuffs of this dress are perfect!

The Beatrice
The details on this dress are so intricate!

What are your favorite JR items?


{The Young Southern Prep}

PS The Spring/Summer Collection is 50% Off Right Now!

Oct 14, 2010

Thursday Thought

I love Dead Poet's Society!

It is a must-see!


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Oct 13, 2010


As y'all are reading this, I am probably in a small, window-less classroom, dying a slow and painful death.

Yes, I am being over-dramatic and no, I don't care.

Today is the PSAT. The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Now, let's stroll down memory lane to last year's test:

I am sitting in the Spanish II room, filling out the personal information form.  I decide, like the little smarty-pants that I am (not really), to put my 'interested major' as Bio-Medical Engineering. You know, to sound smart and all. But, in true Royar fashion, as my friends will all tell you this happens often, I had a moment.  And instead of putting number 342, I put 542, thereby declaring my interested major as Russian Linguistics. 

Great one, Royar.  

This year, I can only hope to get that one part right, as it is the only one that matters to me. Sorry, CollegeBoard if I got y'alls hopes up, but this year I only intend to mark Pre-Law.  But who knows, I hear Japanese Linguistics is right across from it. Maybe CollegeBoard will get a surprise after all. And maybe I'll get a surprise too. A perfect score wouldn't be too bad.

Yesterday, while my English teacher talked and talked and read over the directions once again, I practiced writing my Pre-Law Major number a few times, just for good measure.  Yes, I might be taking this a little seriously, but then again, when it comes to college, I take everything seriously. 

And I am serious about being here in about two and a half years.

or here

or here

Happy PSAT Day Y'all! 


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 12, 2010

What does it mean to be preppy?

A few weeks ago, I posted about being a prep and the comments that I get stemming from it.  You can read it here: My Name Is Royar and Yes, I'm a Prep

I have gotten some thought-provoking comments about what it means to be a prep or to be preppy.

I have mentioned that I like J. Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines and the others as my preppy staples, however I don't believe that the preppy style is limited to any one brand.  Lilly Pulitzer will always be a classic, preppy staple to me, as with a few other brands, and the list can go on and on. However, in recent months, as we have all seen, J. Crew has begun to take a turn for the worse, as evidenced by this:

Oh J. Crew, how I miss your critter shorts and pastel polos of days gone by...

Back to my point, when I shop for clothes, I channel my Grandmother, as my inspiration for being preppy stems from my family. My Paternal Grandparents are the preppiest people I know, and my Grandmother is my idol. I am named after her, and I love her dearly.

Aren't they just darling?

To me, preppy is wearing fun, classic clothes year after year, and buying clothes for quality and not because they're the most fashionable. I don't limit myself to one brand, but I definitely know what styles I like. I can't define what 'preppy' is nor is there one way to be preppy, in my opinion.

What does preppy mean to you?


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 11, 2010

There's gotta be something more, gotta be more than this

Neon Moon by Brooks & Dunn

Anything Like Me by Brad Paisley

What Kinda Gone by Chris Cagle

Always The Love Songs by Eli Young Band

Something More by Sugarland {Title Credit}


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 9, 2010

Roll Tide Roll

Last week, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Florida Gators 31-6

Today, they take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, SC



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Oct 8, 2010

Kiel James Patrick

Daisy Buchanan

Holden Caufield

Raoul Duke

Chickasaw vs. Creek

Insley Myrtle Melbrook

Lester Roy Carlton

Obeddagget Docks

Groverdale Barns

Siahs Swamp off Grace Cove

I love KJP! What are your favorite bracelet designs?


{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 7, 2010

Thursday Thought

"It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on." 

 Nicholas Sparks


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Oct 4, 2010

My Favorite Dave Matthews Band Songs!

Ant's Marching

The Best of What's Around

Crash Into Me


Dive In


Funny The Way It Is

Grace Is Gone

My Baby Blue


The Space Between


Two Step

Why I Am

You and Me

I love DMB!

Today also marks my 100th post.  It's amazing how far my little blog has come in 100 posts. Now that I've done 100 posts, help me get to 100 followers so I can have a giveaway!

{The Young Southern Prep}

Oct 3, 2010

The Manifesto of Encouragement

right now:
There are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness.
Someone you haven't met yet is already dreaming of adoring you.
Someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that willchange how you look at life.
Nuns in the Alps are in endless vigil, praying for the Holy Spirit to alight the hearts of all of God's children.
A farmer is looking at his organic crops and whispering, "nourish them."
Someone wants to kiss you, to hold you, to make tea for you. Someone is willing to lend you money, wants to know what your favourite food is, and treat you to a movie. Someone in your orbit has something immensely valuable to give you -- for free.
Something is being invented this year that will change how your generation lives, communicates, heals and passes on.
The next great song is being rehearsed.
Thousands of people are in yoga classes right now intentionally sending light out from their heart chakras and wrapping it around the earth.
Millions of children are assuming that everything is amazing and will always be that way.
Someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they'll be thriving like never before. They just can't see it from where they're at.
Someone who is craving to be partnered, to be acknowledged, to ARRIVE, will get precisely what they want -- and even more. And because that gift will be so fantastical in it's reach and sweetness, it will quite magically alter their memory of angsty longing and render it all "So worth the wait."
Someone has recently cracked open their joyous, genuine nature because they did the hard work of hauling years of oppression off of their psyche -- this luminous juju is floating in the ether, and is accessible to you.
Someone just this second wished for world peace, in earnest.
Someone is fighting the fight so that you don't have to.
Some civil servant is making sure that you get your mail, and your garbage is picked up, that the trains are running on time, and that you are generally safe. Someone is dedicating their days to protecting your civil liberties and clean drinking water.
Someone is regaining their sanity. Someone is coming back from the dead. Someone is genuinely forgiving the seemingly unforgivable. Someone is curing the incurable.
You. Me. Some. One. Now.
Wishing y'all a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!
{The Young Southern Prep}