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