Mar 31, 2011


With Spring comes lacrosse season once again!   I'm a captain on the JV team, which I am okay with, however I do have some sad news.  This will be my last year of lacrosse.  I tried out again for the varsity team, went on the Spring Break trip, and was cut again for the second year in a row.  Last year, the coaches noted "speed and decisions in a game".  As a result, I started on JV last year and played a club team last summer.  This year, the coaches noted "not being able to stop an attacker", "wouldn't make contributions to the varsity program", "ability to move up and down the field" and basically told me to think twice before trying out again next year.  This is the last year I am eligible to play on JV and instead of wasting months of effort and being cut out of program next year, I'm going to stop while I'm ahead and get back into horseback riding, which I've been thinking about more and more lately.  Honestly, I've just lost respect for the varsity coaches and I'm way more happy on JV this year than I would have been on Varsity.  There are six other tenth graders on JV this year and we've grown really close which I enjoy.  I've learned a lot from tryouts this year and I just look at this whole experience as a lesson to be learned and a small bump in the road.


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Mar 30, 2011

Packing Essentials: Luggage

While I was on Spring Break, I got to thinking about my packing essentials since I have traveled extensively over the past year.  This will be the first of many, as camp is only 74 days away and I have begun to pack for my month there!  Today's post is all about LUGGAGE!

I have owned this bag for about 5 years and I have it in lime green, which makes it super easy to find in Airports.  It fits everything and is very easy to roll around.

I always use this as my "dopp kit" for when I travel and it easily fits all of my toiletries and is perfect to hang up!

These were all the rage in middle school and are perfect for overnights and sleepovers!

I have a smaller one of these in my sports bag to store my jewelry in while I'm at practice and switch it to my purse when traveling.  It keeps my jewelry well organized and easy to keep track of.

When traveling with dresses and suits, a garment bag is a must.  I have one for when I'm getting ready at a friends house before a dance or party so my dress stays wrinkle-free.

I always have one of these in my purse while travelling to keep my makeup and other liquids so I know exactly where they are in my bag!

What luggage do you use when you travel?


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Mar 29, 2011

Spring Break!

hLe and I!

This is super late, but I had such a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break in Hilton Head!  We stayed in Sea Pines in a beautiful house overlooking the golf course.  We arrived on Wednesday and went to Casey's which had fantastic food.  Thursday and Friday we had two-a-day lacrosse practices and biked around the island during our breaks.  I absolutely loved biking to Harbourtown and South Beach - the shopping was excellent! While we were at Harbourtown,  I went into S.M. Bradford Co. and looked around.  It was one of the best Lilly Pulitzer stores I have ever been into and the employees were so nice.  I also got a frozen Arnold Palmer at the Cinnamon Bear and it was delicious!  Friday night we went to the Salty Dog Cafe in South Beach.  The food was delicious and it's fun to say that now I've been there! On Saturday we played two local teams and we won both games!  I truly enjoyed my Spring Break and am happy that I got to relax.  Have you had your Spring Break yet? How was it?


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Mar 28, 2011

States I've Visited!

Where have you been?


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Mar 27, 2011

Weekly Gratitude

  • Thank you to the sweet barista who complimented me on my outfit AND my Southern Tide keychain, you really did make my Tuesday morning
  • Thank you all of my friends and teachers who told me how professional my speech was in running for Secretary of the Student Body
  • Thank you to WaWa for having such delicious hot chocolate on such a cold day such as yesterday.  It was SO good after being outside for 4+ hours playing lacrosse
  • Thank you to my fantastic Chem Lab partner, lGe, for keeping me entertained during our two hour chemistry class and for having a great discussion about God's plan for all of us
  • Thank you to my hysterical friend hWr for telling me that "I'm going to make a great wife"
  • Thank you to my school for having grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch on Friday!
  • Thank you to my fabulous Aunt in Texas for always listening to me when I need someone to talk to
What are you thankful for this week?


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Mar 24, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away

It's been raining a lot recently so I thought I would post my Rainy Day Essentials!


What are your rainy day essentials?

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Mar 23, 2011

Licensed to Drive

As many of y'all know, yesterday I got my license! It's definitely weird to drive myself around but I really enjoy it! It's hard to believe only nine months ago I had just gotten my learners permit in Richmond!

And now, I'm driving myself to school!

Have a great Wednesday y'all!


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Mar 22, 2011

My Favorite Things

Ashley over at Texas Prep was sweet enough to tag me in a Favorite Things post!

{1} food. Country Fried Steak (SO bad, but SO good!)

{2} color. navy blue

{3} animal. tie between mallard ducks, dogs, horses and sheep!

{4} sports team. Alabama Crimson Tide

{5} dessert. Cupcakes

{6} artist/singer/band. George Strait

{7} pair of shoes. My Cowboy Boots!

{8} outfit. Lilly Dress and Jacks or Oxford/Skirt/Boots

{9} store. Lilly

{10} brand. J. Crew

{11} perfume. Lacoste or Philosophy

{12} accessory. Blackberry

{13} city. Dallas, TX

{14} hobby. running

{15} beauty product. Brown Mascara

{16} snack. Pistachios

{17} holiday. Christmas

{18} movie. Easy A

{19} song. Amarillo By Morning by George Strait

{20} guilty pleasure. People, US Weekly Etc.

This has been around for awhile, so I tag everyone! Please send me the link to your post if you do so!


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PS As of posting time, I am officially a licensed driver!!!!!

Mar 21, 2011

High Cotton Ties GIVEAWAY

I'm posting this terribly late, but James over at High Cotton Ties contacted me a few weeks ago to tell me about their first spring giveaway!  It is a $250 dollar giveaway - perfect for stocking up on bow ties and cummerbunds right in time for formals, proms and races!

PB and I are currently loving:

Here is the link to enter: GIVEAWAY

Best of luck!


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Mar 20, 2011

Handwriting Post!

A few other blogs have been doing this adorable handwriting post lately, so I thought I would play along! Here are the questions!

1. What's your name / blogger name?
2. What's your blog's URL?
3. Write "The quick fox jumps over the lazy dog."
4. Favorite quote?
5. Your favorite song?
6. Your favorite band / singers?
7. Anything else you want to say?
8. Tag 3 - 5 other people.


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Mar 17, 2011

For Japan

Won't you join me?


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Mar 15, 2011


Y'all, I'm STRESSED and its only the second day back from Spring Break. Normal posting will resume next week.


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Mar 11, 2011

What Royar's Reading

A really quick, Southern read.  Written very well, but the ending left me wanting more.  The story lines seemed a little rushed to be tied up to end the book.

Textbook Nicholas Sparks, but still very good.

PLEASE go get this book and read it.  It starts off as a typical romance, but twists into a very suspenseful mystery! A must-read!

I had never read any Emily Giffin and I have been dying to read this book! It was so good and I can't wait for the movie!

Have you read any of these books? What have you been reading lately?


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Mar 9, 2011

Spring Arrivals - Lands End Canvas

Lands End Canvas is a great "younger" line and I've gotten some great items from them. Their sales are great as well!

This would be so cute with wedges and a dark pair of jeans!

A perfect summer staple!

Such a unique dress!

Already in my cart - PERFECT dress for spring!

Red, White and Blue? I'm sold.

Do you ever shop at Lands End Canvas?


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Mar 7, 2011

Looks For Less - Jack Rogers


Normally I don't buy knock-offs but the Merona Sandals are just too cute to resist!  I don't think that I would ever buy pink Jacks; I already have a platinum pair and I think my next purchase will be a white pair!  I think these are a great buy as a "test" pair if someone is unsure as to whether they like the style!

They also come in Platinum
and White/Gold

What do y'all think? Would you ever buy these?


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Mar 4, 2011


Things standing between me and Spring Break 2011:

6 classes
One AP Euro lecture
Turning in a paper that I've been working on for nearly 6 months 
One lacrosse practice

Here is the pledge page for my Wuthering Heights paper that I'm turning in tomorrow.  I'm super excited about it and it was really fun to make!  The paper? Not so fun. As of Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 9:48 PM I had 4,222 words and 14 pages.  Did I mention I've been working/reading/researching this paper since October? I can't believe it's finally over today.

I am ready to relax this afternoon and I have some fun things planned for the week:

Get a mani/pedi
Finish application for Op Smile Mission Training
Fill out devotions and cabin night forms for CAMP!
Go to yoga a few times
Visit my local Lilly store
Go to Hilton Head for a lacrosse tournament!

Are you doing anything exciting on your Spring Break?


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Mar 3, 2011


Monday night, I received some very exciting news! I was chosen to be a Counselor-In-Training this summer at camp, along with vBh and a lot of our friends! I can't wait!

Only 101 days until Camp!


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Mar 1, 2011

The Sound Of Music!

kLe and me

AHCD and me

This past weekend was my school's winter musical and this year we did The Sound Of Music! I had so much fun with all of my friends being a nun and a guest at the Von Trapp's party! I can't wait for next year!


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PS Rabbit, Rabbit!