Apr 30, 2011

Upcoming Movies

While watching the previews for Water for Elephants, I realized there are a lot of good movies coming out!

Something Borrowed

Monte Carlo

Larry Crowne

The Help

Will you be seeing these?


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Apr 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding!

The day is finally here! I'm so excited!

I will be up o' dark early to watch - I want to see this first-hand!  To soothe my hurt over not marrying William, I have this poster to help:

Will you be watching?


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Apr 28, 2011

What Royar's Reading

I could not put this down! The characters are so honest and the book just left me in awe.  Based lightly on To Kill A Mockingbird, which is one of my favorite books of all time.
The Mockingbirds

Slightly confusing, but fast-paced and engrossing.
The Time Traveler's Wife

Could be compared to The Guardian, with both having dogs and crazy ex-boyfriends, but opposite endings.  Kind of a weak plot line. {PS: Movie coming out in 2012 with Zac Efron as Logan!!}
The Lucky One

Typical Nicholas Sparks, but with added mystery.  Kept me focused until the end.
The Guardian

Started this in 8th grade, finally finished it.  Not a big page turner until the last chapter's plot twist. Well done, Nicholas Sparks.
At First Sight

Currently Reading: The Sun Also Rises

What are you currently reading?


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Apr 27, 2011

Easter Recap!

On Thursday afternoon, PM and I set off for wonderful West Virginia!  

Ensley and I had our annual Gabe's trip and also went to TJ Maxx which we both agreed was the nicest TJ Maxx we had both been in.  While in Gabe's we discovered the best of West Virginia, sunglasses for $4 each (hey, at least I won't worry if they get lost or break!) and a NY&Co. sundress for $10, as well as the worst, displays that included layered tshirts and jargos (jean-cargos, natch).  
Our fashion sense was lost on our fellow West Virginians

We were greeted by lovely messages in the dressing rooms

On Saturday Ens and I saw Water for Elephants!
 I can't stop thinking about it - it was so good! Robert Pattinson is a very good actor now that I've seen him outside of the Twilight series, those movies don't do him justice! I can't wait to read the book!

On Sunday, we went to church and had brunch at the club which was spectacular and we got to see many of our family friends before it was time to head home again!  It was a very relaxing long weekend! How were y'alls Easters?


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Apr 26, 2011


A reader on tumblr asked me for my ideas on swimsuits!

Of course, you can't go wrong with Lilly Pulitzer!

{vBh and I'll be lookin' fly in our one pieces at camp!}

This J. Crew Seersucker is so classic for summer!

I also know Target always has adorable nautical as well as plain styles in great colors! Where do you get your swimsuits?


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Apr 25, 2011

My Lilly Dresses

This was my first Lilly dress and got it in seventh grade!  I think it is an early version of the Del Mar Dress, but I am unsure of the print/style name

It was worn to PB's Graduation, a Wedding and I wore it while watch the final round of The Masters this year!


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Apr 24, 2011


"After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."
Matthew 28:1-10

He is risen!
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Apr 23, 2011


Cardigans are an essential part of my wardrobe, especially during the spring! They're perfect for chilly mornings when I don't need a jacket, but I still need something to get into school and my first class.  They're also a great way to spice up a plain dress or skirt!

Here are my two favorites:
So classic and timeless, plus they come in so many different colors!

I swear by these y'all! They last forever and are perfect to buy in fun colors and prints!

Where do you get your cardigans from?


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Apr 22, 2011

Good Friday

"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God."
- Luke 23:46

"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.'"
- John 11:25-26


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Apr 21, 2011

Almost Heaven, West Virginia!

This afternoon, I'm cuttin' school a little early and heading off to West Virginia with PM! We'll be meeting PB and PF up there as well as Ensley!

Reunited and it feels so good!

I'm super excited to catch up with the Grandparent's, go to the Club for Easter brunch, hit up Gabe's with Ensley and just RELAX before I get into the homestretch for my tenth grade year.

Have a wonderful weekend y'all!


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Apr 20, 2011


One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is go to Yoga! It's a great way to exercise as well as relax and meditate.  I like to go on Saturday mornings as a way to unwind from the week and to get my weekend started off right!

I really want a monogrammed mat and these are too cute:

For yoga pants, some of my friends swear by Lululemon, but I love mine from Target!  I picked a pair up for play practice in January and went back the next week and bought another - they're so comfortable!

I also love these tanks - they're perfect for running, yoga and lacrosse!

Do you practice yoga? Namaste!


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Apr 19, 2011


A few weeks ago, I found Fornash Jewelry.  Y'all, I had to resist from buying one of everything! Every piece is just too cute and springy!

Here are my favorites:

Have y'all ever shopped at Fornash? What's your favorite piece?


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Apr 18, 2011

My Lilly Dresses

Saturday, I popped into my favorite consignment shop to take a peek at their spring items!  While there I tried on a pair of Turquoise Jack Rogers that I wanted SO badly, but they were just a touch too small!  I also tried on some Lilly capris and a J. Crew skirt, but I ended up getting...

A new Lilly!  It's so adorable and the neckline has little beads around it!  I think I'll wear it for Easter!  This will also start the first of my blog posts about my Lilly dresses! Stay tuned for next week!


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Apr 17, 2011

Weekly Gratitude

  • Thank you to the weather for making it rain twice this week and take away the yucky pollen.
  • Thank you to the sweet lady in front of me for buying my coffee on Monday - it's the little things, y'all!
  • Thank you to Amazon for getting my books here super fast.
  • Thank you to vBh for my AMAZING care package - it was perfect to end the week with.
  • Thank you to my Chem teacher for not grading our worksheets yesterday.
  • Thank you to whomever donated my fab new lilly dress (I'll show y'all tomorrow!) to my local consignment shop - I love it!
What are you thankful for this week?


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Apr 16, 2011

Miss Hildreth Wore Brown

Let it be known, I LOVE Southern Belle books! When Mrs. Byrd contacted me about reviewing this book, I jumped at the chance!  

While Olivia deBelle Byrd was repeating one of her many Southern stories for the umpteenth time, her long-suffering husband looked at her with glazed over eyes and said,“Why don’t you write this stuff down?” Thus was born Miss Hildreth Wore Brown — Anecdotes of a Southern Belle. If the genesis for a book is to shut your wife up, I guess that’s as good as any. On top of that, Olivia’s mother had burdened her with one of those Southern middle names kids love to make fun. To see “deBelle” printed on the front of a book seemed vindication for all the childhood teasing. With storytelling written in the finest Southern tradition from the soap operas of Chandler Street in the quaint town of Gainesville, Georgia, to a country store on the Alabama state line, Oliviade Belle Byrd delves with wit and amusement into the world of the Deep South with all its unique idiosyncrasies and colloquialisms. The characters who dance across the pages range from Great-Aunt LottieMae, who is as “old-fashioned and opinionated as the day is long,” to Mrs. Brewton, who calls everyone “dahling” whether they are darling or not, to Isabella with her penchant for mint juleps and drama. Humorous anecdotes from a Christmas coffee, where one can converse with a lady who has Christmas trees with blinking lights dangling from her ears, to Sunday church,where a mink coat is mistaken for possum, will delight Southerners and baffle many a non-Southerner. There is the proverbial Southern beauty pageant, where even a six-month-old can win a tiara, to a funeral faux pas of the iron clad Southern rule—one never wears white after Labor Day and, dear gussy, most certainly not to a funeral. Miss Hildreth Wore Brown—Anecdotes of a Southern Belle is guaranteed to provide an afternoon of laugh-out-loud reading and hilarious enjoyment.

From the first page to the last, I laughed the whole time.  Her quick chapters and even quicker wit added to the hilarity of this book.  I could identify with many of her stories and I felt as though she was telling them to me herself as we sat on her front porch with a glass of sweet tea!  

If you love good Southern reads, you MUST pick up a copy of this book!


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Apr 15, 2011

Joss & Main

I received an email a few days ago about a new website akin to One King's Lane, so of course I had to sign up!  Joss & Main – fabulous finds for the home, often at prices up to 70% off!  They’ve recently run sales for Le Creuset, Trina Turk, Missoni Home, Sweet Shop USA chocolates, Natural Fitness Yoga Mats, ModGreenPod organic textiles, Bob’s Your Uncle, Paderno cookware, Henckels knives, and much more…  

As a part of CSN stores, they have fantastic deals!

On Monday, April 18th, they're hosting Lilly Pulitzer Accessories and Home Event!! 


HERE is my link!!! Go check it out!


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Apr 14, 2011

The ABC's of Me!

I've seen this around a few blogs and thought I would give it a try!

A-Age:  16
B-Bed size:  Queen
C-Chore you hate:  I don't hate any chores, ha!
D-Dogs:  A black lab, Tiller and a coonhound, Tess
E-Essential start to your day: Check my Blackberry
F-Favorite Color:  Pink!
G-Gold or Silver:  Silver, but I have a few gold items
H-Height:  5'6"
I-Instruments you play:  Piano, Viola, Harp
J-Job title:  Student, Camp Counselor
K-Kids:  None
L-Live:  Virginia
M-My mom's name:  Mary
N-Nickname:  Halsey (no clue where it came from) and Bunny!
O-Overnight hospital stay:  I've never spent the night in the hospital 
P-Pet Peeve: No manners or chivalry, feminists
Q-Quote from a movie: "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"
R-Right/Lefty:  Righty
S-Sibling:  One brother!
T-Time you wake up:  6:30
U-Underwear:  Always
V-Veggies you dislike:  Squash
W-What makes you run late:  Snooze buttons!
X-Xrays you have had: None
Y-Yummy food you make:  Brownies
Z-Zoo animal: Elephants

Apr 13, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

I have been graciously awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by Amber Ashleigh at Sweet Pea and Virginia at Sweet Carolina Girl.  Go check out their blogs - they're both oh so fab!

Here are the rules:
1. Link back and thank the person who gave it to you. 
2. Share 7 things about yourself. 
3. Award 5 stylish blogs you read. 
4. Contact them and tell them about their award! 

Here are my 7 things:

1. I can't go in Target and leave without buying anything.  It's IMPOSSIBLE!
2.  I am currently studying for the AP Euro exam
3. When I graduate high school, I will have taken 10 years of languages
4.  My favorite issue of a magazine is tied between the September 2007 issue of Harper's Baazar and the March 2010 issue of Southern Living
5. I'm currently whippin' it in a 1998 Toyota Camry, but my dream car is a Toyota Four-Runner (hint, hint PM)
6. I have a weakness for Starbucks Iced Coffee
7.  I love to watch golf and the Masters was no exception last weekend

This has been around a few times, and if you've never received it, I give it to you! Let me know if you decide to do it!


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Apr 12, 2011

Never Have I Ever

Emmy Lou did a super-cute blog post a few weeks ago about things she has never done and I decided to play along!

So, never have I ever...

Been out of the country

Watched a full basketball game

Been to a hockey game

Been to Hawaii

Gone hunting or fishing

Had a cavity

Broken a bone

Had chicken pox

Been pulled over by a cop

Dyed my hair

Been to a tanning bed

Run a marathon

Sailed a boat

What have you never done?


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Apr 11, 2011


Congrats to Charl Schwartzel!

What a wonderful week of golf, good friends and many, many Arnold Palmers.

I'll still marry you.


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Apr 10, 2011

Weekly Gratitude

  • Thank you bi-polar Virginia weather for allowing me to wear white jeans, jacks and a shell to school this week as well as tank tops to lacrosse practice
  • Thank you to my teachers for making my hard block day (4 90 minute classes in a row) the easiest in recent memory
  • Thank you to my English teacher for letting me push off my makeup test for another week
  • Thank you to my fratberry for keeping me updated on The Masters during the day
  • Thank you to my Euro teacher for taking us to the lab during our block on Thursday so I could watch The Masters live
  • Thank you to Adam Scott, Rory McIlory, Rickie Fowler and Peter Uihlein for making The Masters so good looking
What are you thankful for this week?


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Apr 9, 2011


In the past two weeks, I have:
lost three elections (count 'em!)
gotten rejected from Mission Training - AGAIN
played 35 minutes in a total of 5 fifty-minute lacrosse games
gotten a fifty on two Chem worksheets
struggled with my daily crypto quip/crossword

Royar, 0
Life, 34354353453454354545043592093248093872648

I know life is sometimes unfair, but this is getting ridiculous.

If it wasn't Masters Week, I would be out of my mind.


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Apr 8, 2011

Spring Arrivals - T-Shirts

Let it be known, I have a very unhealthy obsession with t-shirts.  I go weak at the knees for a good pocket tee.  Nifty design? Even better. I can't wait until sorority events for even more t-shirts!  Here are some of my favorite t-shirts for spring!

Anchored Style


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Apr 7, 2011

The Masters!

Happy Masters Week y'all!  The Masters is finally upon us again! I've been looking forward to this for the past month or so and can't believe it's finally here!

It's such a beautiful course and a very classy event - I will attend someday!  Even the website gets me a little teary, I just adore this event so much!  I can't link to any on here, but I would highly recommend watching some of the videos on the Official Masters Website, where you can also follow the players and rounds each day.

This year, vBh and I are officially sponsoring:

Adam Scott ("They might as well call him Adam HOT" - vBh)

And as always, I have to cheer on the family favorites...

If you haven't seen it, you must read about Crenshaw and his Caddie, Carl Jackson - so precious!
Read here and here

Will you be watching? Who will you be cheering on?


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