Best Fur Friends

Paige joins the ranks of best fur friend alongside Joeytella, Noah, Dodger, Boerne, Brutus, Charlie and Koi! Who are your best fur friends!? Xoxo-BLC


Parked Poolside

Ahhhh! Saturday was meant to be spent by the pool
and that is just how I spent mine!
I hope you had a splendid day and soaked up some sun too. Xoxo-BLC
PS: First mobile photog upload!


Left of Center

Did you watch What Not to Wear!?
Remember Blossom?
She was the celeb surprise.
And oh la la was that fun!
Her transformation was divine.
Inside and out!
Major props to Stacy and Clinton.
Who's next!????
Not me, I like my LP!


Sole Mates

Girls on the Run is a phenomenal organization that uses running to promote self-respect and healthy lifestyles for young girls. The founder, Molly (read her blog here), has a very inspirational story, to the effect that even when we are down and out, God can use our lives for magnificant purposes. Molly's vision is now international and I encourage you to be a part of this great organization in any way, shape, or form. If you are training for a race, join! If you have a daughter, involve her! Promoting well-being of girlies, count me in! Xoxo-BLC


Be Happpppy!

Many thanks to Trying to Make it All Work for this lovely tag! Rules: Mention the person who nominated you, list six unimportant things that make you happy, and tag six blog and let 'em know! [1] Koozies, [2] the Lilly Pulitzer catalog waiting in my mailbox, [3] crickets at dust, [4] summertime reads, [5] red wine, [6] and potted plants! I'll share the happiness with Fritter Chicks, Life, New England Style, Petunia in Paradise, jaC Jewelry, Cardigans and Kisses, and Miss Bliss. Xoxo-BLC


Shoe In

I'll walk a mile in those shoes any day!
Monkee's feeds my inner shoe-a-holic.
Where do you feed your foot fancy?


Happy Memorial Day!

In honor of all the men and women who passed while in military service, I salute you and your family, today and always! Thank you for protecting our beliefs, rights, freedom, and country with your life. We are forever grateful. Cheers to you and yours as today is a time of remembering and celebrating those who fought the good fight. Xoxo-BLC


The Look of Love

A friend of Ale's snapped this photo on their last fishing trip and I just love it! He is chatting me up lakeside and dishing about the fishies they caught. This weekend we celebrated half a decade together with ... new phones! Ale handed me the crackberry and said, "Welcome to the 00's, you're the last one here." Hehe. Thanks for making me love more, jump higher, laugh more, and be happier because you are my other half! I love you Ale! Xoxo-BLC


Book Worm

Dish! What are your summer-must-reads!?
I am currently devouring New Moon.
Cheers to frilly, fun, flirty books!


Toot Toot

Guess who passed all her classes with flying colors?! Yes, I am officially a 2L. Toot toot (I pressed my own horn ... just to make sure it still worked of course). Many thanks to God, Ale, Grandad, my parents, all my family, Jade, Coco, all my friends, Google, Wikipedia, and the WestLaw helpline for their support and prayers. And, many thanks to all you sweeeeeet bloggers for your kind words here and here. I owe you a proper thank you for helping me stay sane! As for my summer plans, they include law clerking, getaways, and working for next semesters bread and butter (nerd alert)! Xoxo-BLC


Celeb Du Jour

Who: Kate Middleton
What: Fashion Icon
Wear: Classic Elegance

I am rooting for KM and Prince William to get hitched. Her good graces and general likability make her a prime candidate in my book! UK would be lucky to have her as their leading lady. She just screams RL to me, anyone else get that vibe? I feel as though I could meet her at the Royal Court or at the local pub, liking her just the same either way. Here is to hoping KM makes Buckingham home! Xoxo-BLC



I spy Lilly Pulitzer on the Today Show with Brooke Shields' fantastic printed caftan. The best part, the segment publicized the great cause, proceeds from the do-gooder-designs support researching for a cure of Epidermolysis Bullos. THINspiration with a worthwhile cause, I am all in! Xoxo-BLC


I Thee Wed

Cheers to your love, laughter, and happily ever after!!!
We love you sweet friends. Xoxo-BLC


Fit to be Tied

Me, a Lilly Lover, and Kelsey! Oh heck, we are all three LP lovers.
Bff's! Cheers Effie. We love you! Xoxo-BLC


Get Vowed

Phew! We rehearsed like pros and now we are at cocktail hour enjoying music by Kevin Costner and Josh Kelley (and to my delight with Katherine Heigl in tow). They were performing for the BMW golf tourney, but our location for the rehearsal dinner was condusive to enjoying the festivities too! Ale and I toasted the happy couple and are looking forward to their big day! Xoxo-BLC


Shower Maid With Love

Here we are in downtown Greenville, South Carolina jump starting Effie's wedding weekend with her bridal shower. Oh la la was it fun to have a girlie fussy catch-up while the boys golfed. We sipped peach bellinis, chatted about old times together, and gushed over Effie's big day! Xoxo-BLC


Ooopsy Daisy

Camera. Check!
Fun outfit. Check!
Pretty in Plaid ready for Jen's signature. Check!
Mommatella in tow. Check!
Wrong date. Checkkkkk!
Oooopsy daisy!


Fit for a Queen

Many thanks to The Luckiest Mrs., Cool Gal at Let's Dish, and Breaking News for sharing their throne and naming me Queen for a Day! The rules: list seven things that make me awe-summm, pass on to seven others, link to the Queen that tagged, and post your award! My seven: [1] I am a Christian. [2] My family and friends. [3] My colorful life. [4] I am a Clemson fan. [5] Oh and a Duke fan. [6] I heart koooozies! [7] I was a queen once before, Homecoming Queen! My royal court will be: Keeping It All Together, Our Three Ring Circus, Chocolate Shoes and Coffee, Magnolias and Mimosas, Just Add Water, Just Another Day in Paradise, Just Lovely, and Lou Lou in Lilly. Xoxo-BLC

PS: Many THANKS for the warm wishes in the post below. I truly appreciate.


Finally Finals Finalized

Yippieeee! I am officially 1L finished. The problem above was NOT on my final (that I recall). Hehe. Time to c-e-l-e-b-r-a-t-e! Xoxo-BLC


Swap Until You Drop

Calling all SWAP-LOVERS! My all time favorite don't-leave-home-without-accessory is a koozie! I developed a nasty Diet Coke addiction solely for my love of koozies. P-u-l-e-a-s-e tell me you love koozies too because this is a KOOZIE SWAP! The buzzzz: leave a comment to particpate, spend no more than $10.00, and get festive! Please enter by May 18th (one week from today) and I will post your corresponding partner then. The deadline to mail your swap is June 8th. Koozie cheers to you! Xoxo-BLC

PS: No blog? No problem, just leave an email with your comment! :)
PSS: Questions? Concerns? Email me at thecompanyshekeeps@gmail.com.


Happy Mother's Day and Happy Birthday Elsie!

Happy Mother's Day! I am wishing Mommatella, my stepmadre, Ale's mom, Grams, Nana, Elsie, Rhonda, and all my aunties a very very very HAPPY MUM'S DAY! I wish I could be with you each, but I will be thinking of you and missing you. Enjoy your day celebrating you!! Also, I hope my sissy Elsie has an extra special day ... it's her birthday!!! Happy Birthday Elsie!! I love you, wish I could be with you, and hope you enjoy celebrating on the lake with the family. Cheers to you and your madres! Xoxo-BLC


The Graduate

Congratulations to Pookie! We are sooo proud of you. Ale's little sissy graduated from college today and is off to graduate school next week. It feels like just yesterday she was a high school senior, geez time flies! We love you Pookie and wish you alllll the best in your next chapter. Rolllll tide and happy trails! Xoxo-BLC


Wine & Dine

Ale and I had a proper dinner date tonight and oh la la was it fun. Major compliments to our new favorite chef, the food was delishhhh! Did you enjoy your Friday evening!? Cheers! Xoxo-BLC


Fur Coat Effect

Jade has this one.
Kelsey has this one.
And now I want one.
Does this ever happen to you!?


Seven ATE Nine

Did you hear six is scared of seven because he ate nine? Muahah! Many thanks to Amy at Just Add Water (it's her BIRTHDAY today, go wish her a HAPPY one) for the "Eight Things" tag ... here goes: THE RULES: Mention tagger, complete list, and tag eight more!

EIGHT THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO: Pookie's graduation, celebrating my mums, squeezing my Grandfather, meeting Jen Lancaster, Effie's wedding, Lala's visit, Pops in the Park, and summer travels.

EIGHT THINGS I DID YESTERDAY: Studied, etudie, studiert, studianto, estudado, studied, estudiado, bestudeered, and studied. I know b-o-r-i-n-g.

EIGHT THINGS I WISH/HOPE I COULD DO: Sing in tune, dance with rhythm, play an instrument, speak another language, write a book, run a marathon, meet the President, and play at Wimbledon.

EIGHT SHOWS I WATCH: Gossip Girl, Privileged, Deadliest Catch, The Hills/City, Real Desperate Housewives of Orange County/NYC/Atlanta (and soon New Jeresy).

: Cardigans and Clogs, Queen Bee Swain, Spanish Preppy Girl, Preppy Sue, Cancer Sucks Even With Lilly Pulitzer On Your Side, Her Highness of Cute, Brett: A Navy Wife, and Eat. Drink. Be Meredith! Watch out for that seven ladies and happy trails!!! Xoxo-BLC


Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! My spicy plans include listening to Mexico by James Taylor, eating lime chips with salsa, watching Spanglish, drinking The Skinny Girl Margarita, and dancing to the Macarena like hip-shaking Shakira! Are you enjoying the fiesta of today!?? Wishing you a jalapeno-hot-one! Xoxo-BLC


Tart Fuel

Tart Fuel: (v.) Girlie drinks ... cosmos, kirs, or anything that tastes like Kool-Aid. What is your staple tart fuel!? Mine is the Pigrade (60% Pinot Grigio and 40% Lemonade). Cheers! Xoxo-BLC


Status Quo

Most of my immediate family is on facebook (as of last week) and I am really enjoying facestalking them because this is what I see ...

Lala's status: Why is it that dogs love to hang their head out of the car window, but will get mad at you if you blow in their face?
Stepmadre's comment: Because it is their choice to put their head out the window.
Daddy's comment: It's because you have bad breath.

Oh Lala, your breath doesn't really stink (that bad). Just kidding! I love you and your too-intellectual-for-me-status-quo-updates. Cheerio for now, I am off to befriend Mark Zuckerberg in an attempt to recover those missing years of my life. Wish me luck! Xoxo-BLC


The Kentucky Derby

Happy 135th Kentucky Derby! Will you be at Churchill Downs or celebrating tube-side!? Either way, I hope you enjoy the festivities. Oh and, you did wager, right? I have my fingers crossed for the pink clad jockeys, West Side Bernie and Atomic Rain. Just remember to hold onto your hat and mint julep while the horsies run for the roses! Cheers to you and yours! Xoxo-BLC


Movers and Shakers

Cancer. Ick!
Have you been touched by this
dreadful disease in some way, shape, or form?Each and every one of you touched are on
my heart and in my prayers.
Tom Sorensen is a mover.
Imerman Angles are shakers.
Cheers to finding a cure.