Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Daydream Believer

DAYDREAM BELIEVER
From childhood to adulthood we sometimes find ourselves lost in a daydream to the future, somewhere worlds away, or just pure fantasy. Thankfully there is no age limit on dreaming; it gives us the hope of something new, a goal to work towards, and if nothing else a temporary escape from reality. The gorgeous flowers, the smell of a fresh spring, the lazy Southern breeze, warm sun, and a glass of cold sweet tea, sometimes makes it hard not to daydream during the Southern spring season. I can’t say daydreaming makes for a very productive way to spend time, but after all, pretty much everything started out as a dream at one point in time. Happy daydreaming and here’s to a fabulous day! 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Classy Fun Swimsuits

CLASSY FUN SWIMSUITS
Over the past few summers I have noticed that the one-piece swimsuit has become increasingly popular. Personally I have always favored a bikini over the one-piece, but they are becoming so stylish and flattering I have been considering buying one to add to my collection of bathing suits {I have a bathing suit addiction, I love to buy bikinis, so why not one-pieces too}. This summer channel your inner Grace Kelly or Marilyn Monroe and look glamorous in a bathing suit you love! So if you are already a fan of the one-piece swimsuit or still on the fence about adding one to your bikini collection here are some fabulous one-pieces I have come across. Click on the name of the bathing suit {yes, in the South we call swimsuits bathing suits} for the link. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sweet Sunday

SWEET SUNDAY
GRACIOUS WORDS
ARE A
HONEYCOMB,
SWEET
TO THE SOUL
AND HEALING
TO THE BONES
 ~PROVERBS 16:24

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Razzle Dazzle Raspberries

RAZZLE DAZZLE RASPBERRIES

If you are from or live in the South you know good and well that in the summer time we eat fresh fruit like it’s candy! Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits to decorate deserts and drinks with; they can take something from boring to glamorous in seconds. I also adore cooking/baking with raspberries as well, they taste exquisite and look delicious! So if you are looking to add a little razzle dazzle to your life here are some delicious raspberry recipes! Click on the name of the treat for the recipe. Enjoy!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Hour Time

HAPPY HOUR TIME

Welcome, Welcome Friday! Boy am I glad to see you! For the most part, everyone I have talked to this week has made a remark about how slowly the week has gone by. Luckily Friday is finally here! So here’s to a great weekend to relax, celebrate, and be merry! Enjoy!

“Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears. We are able to say, ‘I have fallen, but I will get up’” 
~Maya Angelou

Drink Special! 
El Presidente
2 ounces light rum
1 tablespoon pineapple juice
1 teaspoon grenadine
1 tablespoon lime juice
Ice cubes
Orange twist for garnish 
Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.


Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Spring Fling 2013 at Tin Roof, Friday, April 26, 8:00pm
Nashville, TN: RAW presents Marvel at 1 cannery row, Friday, April 26, 8:00pm
Austin, TX: Austin Food and Wine Festival at Butler Park, April 26 – April 28
Marietta, GA: 20th Annual Taste of Marietta at Marietta Square, Sunday, April 28, 11:00am
Atlanta, GA: Alan Jackson/ Tate Stevens at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Friday, April 26, 7:30pm

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Monogrammed Accessories

MONOGRAMMED ACCESSORIES
As I have said before, in the South we monogram everything! Accessories are no exception to this rule and are one of my favorite things to monogram. After all, what jewelry are you going to wear when you don’t wear your pearls? Monogrammed jewelry of course! Here are my favorite monogrammed accessories, including jewelry and a few other items that any Southern belle would love! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Favorite Mascaras

FAVORITE MASCARAS
I am an avid connoisseur of mascara! I have blonde hair so of course that means I have light eyelashes, I use mascara on a daily bases. I love the mascara, it highlights ones eyes, can add drama to your outfit, and you can play your appearance up or down depending on how you apply it. I have experimented with multiple kinds of mascaras; I am always on the lookout for one that doesn’t clump, easy to remove, and goes one evenly. In my search for the perfect mascara over the years I have come across a few that have become my favorites! I have decided to share with you a few mascaras that you will absolutely fall in love with! Click on the name of the mascara for the website.
Dior 'Diorshow' Mascara - lashes are thickened, lengthened, and curved; a very glamorous look
Too Faced Size Queen Mascara - lashes are long, thick, defined, curled, and appear to have a layered effect after just one coat 
Fresh Supernova Mascara - defines, thickens, extends, and curls lashes; also gives eyelashes a glossy black finish
Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara - great for everyday wear, lengthens, defines, and thickens

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dash For The Hat

DASH FOR THE HAT
It is well known in the South that most horse races require an absolutely fabulous hat! At the horse race I have attended I have seen some of the most glamorous hats to some of the most bazaar hats, there is a little of everything out there. So to aid you in your endeavor to create the perfect hat for you, here are few ideas you can use for inspiration! If the name of the hat is listed click on the hat's name for the website. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bonbons

BONBONS
If you’re ever wondering how you could possibly make a Southern girl any sweeter just give her some bonbons and sweet tea, that should do the trick! Personally I love almost any kind of candy: store-bought, homemade, specialty candy, or even from a sweet candy store, I love them all! In all seriousness who could resist some deliciously sweet candy; that would take a good amount of will power! Here are some wonderful candy recipes! Click on the link for the recipe.