Showered with Love

Gift hunting: child's play! Thanks to Lilly Pulitzer's miniaturized line. The Hen's first is on the way and I could not be more thrilled to welcome their little bundle of joy. I bought Mary Lynne this shift and I just know she is going to be so stinking cute in it. If March could hurry up already, she could try it on!! Mary Lynne is going to be one hip gal if her baby shower set the bar for her fun factor. And, as if I had any doubts about that! Congratulations Hens and many thanks to all for such an amazing baby shower! Xoxo-BLC


Playing Tag

Thank you K from Tripping Down the Aisle for tagging me. Funny story, I definitely opened K's blog during class and she has the cutest love songs playing. The professor might not have thought so, but I tickled myself. Anyhoo, let the games begin! THE RULES: Step 1: Respond and rework [answer, replace disliked, and add one more]. Step 2: Tag eight more peeps.

Favorite football team: Dukemson (Duke + Clemson)
Clothes of choice: Anything by Lilly Pulitzer.
Current book of choice: New Moon
Best bear hug: Ale, of course!
Obsession of choice: Perfume, buy it and don't wear it.
Favorite websites: Mary Phillips and the NY Social Diary
Must-show-kids movie: It's a Wonderful Life
My super power would be: Healing those in pain.
Favorite weather: Snow in the winter, showers in the spring, sun in the summer, and wind in the fall
Wake-up call: 6:00 AM
Most challenging goal: Keeping it together.
Person who tagged me ... a would be real life friend b/c K is a CU girl after all!! Goooo Tigers!
House {paid for and furnished} anywhere, where? Paris, France
Vaca spot: any Ritz Carlton, and I do mean any.
Favorite book: da Bible
Evil, irresistible temptation: wine or whine, or both
Famous fancy: Benazir Bhutto
Any job of the world: why not, President of the United States of America
Favorite quote: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" E. Roosevelt and "The will of God will not carry where the grace of God cannot protect you."


The Pink Swap

Kappa Prep at Monograms and Manicures hosted a pink swap and oh la la was it fun!!! My sweet swap friend could be my new bff. I have just loved trading emails and shopping up a storm. Don't worry, no spoiler alert, she already confirmed receiving the pictured pinkness! Thanks KP for hosting and MB for being a wonderful swap friend!!! Xoxo-BLC


Socialization II

Setting: After a lovely dinner, Kiki, the boys, and I were walking downtown when we heard this awful noise. Baaaaad karaoke. One girl, singing completely alone, in a bar. All four of us were paralyzed, unable to move.

Singer: Blah blah blah (think ear piercing)
Kiki: [to me] Should we stop her, break the machine, or keep walking?
Stranger: [interjects] Isn't she just great!? I mean, the best ever. You girls should give it a try.
Me: [to Kiki] Keep walking? She does have a fan ...
Kiki: [to me] Yeah, that was most likely her mom.

I mean, karaoke can be fun, right!? Well, we sure had a great laugh. Xoxo-BLC


Truth be Told

Good Gals Inc, Smile Steady, and Just Add Water tagged me for the "Honest Scrap" award. I heart you girlies and LOVE your blogs. The rules ... [1] Choose a minimum of 7 blogs for brilliance in content/design. [2] Show thew winners and let 'em know. [3] List at least 10 honest things about yourself. And off I go ...

1. I refuse to drive/ride more than 4 hours. If it is that far, I want to fly.
2. I go to bed early. And get up early.
3. If I workout in the AM, I prefer solo. If I workout in the PM, I need a buddy.
4. It peeves me when people ask where my clothing is from.
5. I have psoriasis, not the heartbreak of America.
6. I pray really hard before I vote.
7. I wonder what I would be like/where I would be if I went to Parsons instead of Clemson.
8. I itch to go to Vegas. All the time. Shhhh, that one is embarrassing.
9. I secretly like the socratic method.
10. I check flights all the time, as if I could pick up and take off on a whim.
11. I want to me a foster mama. To a lot of children.
12. I still think I could hold my own at Wimbledon. Let me dream.

My lovelies who are tagged are ...

Make me proud! Truth be told, I already am. Xoxo-BLC


Miami HEAT

I miss you gals already. Thanks for a lot of fun in the sun. See you next year for the annual girls only trip. Xoxo-BLC


Lace Up

Race day always gives me butterflies! We laced up and booked it 13.1 miles to finish our second half marathon together. The Miami course is absolutely beautiful. We started at the Port of Miami, crossed the bridge to South Beach, ran along Ocean Drive, passed the Versace house, and crossed back to downtown Miami. I would recommend this race to any distance runner/walker. Proud of my girlies for going the distance! Xoxo-BLC


Hex of a Good Time

Me, Effie, Stell, and Huffy having a ball! Xoxo-BLC


Toast of the Town

We have a lot to celebrate! Like Effie getting married, Huffy being the best party planner, and Stell always there, whether to laugh or cry, she's my go-to-gal. Our nest, the Loew's Hotel is beautiful, the food has been great, and the company, well it couldn't be any better. Cheers girls! Xoxo-BLC


Bikini + Beach = Happiness

Bikini [Lilly Pulitzer] + Beach [South Beach] = Happiness [Spending time with three college friends]. Xoxo-BLC


Read Me Something Pretty

Blog awarded, again by sweet K at Good Gals Inc. Here goes ... [1] Grab the nearest book. (Oh, dear ...) [2] Open to page 56. (Do books go that high?) [3] Find the 5th sentence. [4] Post the text of the next 2-5 sentences and these rules. [5] Pick the closest book (not the favorite, cool, or intellectual). [6] Tag 5 peeps!

And my nearest book ... "You and the Law" [*cringe* sorry ladies], "The courts in several states that had passed such statutes agreed, and so did the United States Supreme Court; payment of such transportation expenses does not violate the United States Constitution. In some states, however, the courts have held that payment for transportation to parochial schools does violate state constitutional provisions similar to that of the First Amendment." Woof. I hope your "nearest" book is better! The winners are:

Read me something much prettier girlies! Xoxo-BLC



Drum roll please ... the winner from the Post No. 50 giveaway is .... Lou Lou in Lilly! She said, "Mmm who wouldn't want to start every morning with a mimosa, even if it is a bath product!" I couldn't agree more! Congratulations girlie!!! You know the drill, email me your addy and I'll be shipping you Philosophy's Mimosa  shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath. Special thanks to all my followers and everyone who commented!! I heart you gals!!! Cheers again to 50 and many many many more posts to come!! Xoxo-BLC


Dream Weaver

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! To commemorate King, let's talk about dreams. My dreams include ... honoring the Lord, growing old with the one I love, having a houseful of children, and serving other's in every way possible. Also, I dream of a green, peaceful earth where humanity lives without conflict. Those are my dreams! So, do share!! What do you dream about? Xoxo-BLC



Oh la la, my thinspiration has pink and green ruffles!! 
What motivates your girlish figure? Xoxo-BLC



Altar`ca-tion: (n.) Two bff's catching the bouquet, planning their big day, and making it their merry way. A.k.a. Bride Wars.
Brilton: (n.) A 3 a.m. Vegas wedding. Aka. Britney and Nicky.

Kate and Anne, thank you. You two gave me a lovely night at the movies with Pookie and Mrs. Hen. Xoxo-BLC
PS: Giveaway ends this Tuesday. Remember to comment here.


I'm Charmed!

Coterie hosted a "Pay It Forward" and I am the charmed winner! Many thanks A! Here is the beautiful book and the charm bracelet my comment referenced. The charms were collected by my great-grandmother from her travels around the world and my mother only wears it when she feels like weight lifting (it is heavyyyy). Aren't they both just lovely? Thanks again A and blog friends, look forward to my upcoming "Pay It Forward." Xoxo-BLC


Flight 1549

Miracles happen everyday. Today, the news is covering a major story of heroic measures. I thank the Lord for the safety of all aboard of Flight 1549, especially our dear family friend. Those affected, their families, and their friends are in my prayers. Praise the Lord for these plane "splash" survivors. Xoxo-BLC


Spring 2009 Debut

Yipppeee! It is here. Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2009 line. Oh la la. I just love it, as always. My must haves go a little something like this ... do you have first favorites too!? Happy shopping trails! Xoxo-BLC


Post No. 50

Yeahhh! I am celebrating 50 posts day. In honor of 50 days of blogging, I am giving away Philosophy's Mimosa shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath to one special person. To enter just leave a comment. The drawing will take place on 01/20/09 (next Tuesday). Good luck!

50 makes me think of ...
Lilly Pulitzer's Jubilee Celebration (definition of covet)
$0.50 (the coin with JFK)
50 cents (the rapper)
Mum (she is eternally staying 50)
Hawaii (the 50th state)

Cheers to a many 50 more posts! Xoxo-BLC


Viva Vaca

Oh do share! Where are you traveling to this year? My hope to go to destinations include: Jackson Hole, WY; New Orleans, LA; Chicago, IL; and London, UK.

I want to ski in Jackson Hole, WY.
I want to walk the French Quarters in New Orleans, LA.
I want to view Oprah, run 26.2, and play with Huffy in Chicago, IL.
I want to visit Big Ben in London, UK.

PS: And of course, I am heading above the Mason-Dixon Line for the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sales! :)


One x 16

One choice
One tree
One fall for humanity
One lie 
One liar
One bite is all death required
One great regret
One squandered chance, and yet 
One hope
One day
One name above all other names
One bridge between then and now
One way to discover how
One price
One tree
One drop of crimson covers me

By: Nichole Nordeman


Amp the Vamp

Popsy, a dear friend, told me Twilight was "the most romantic love story of all time." I kid you not. I asked her if she had ever read/watched Gone with the Wind. Anyhoo, we saw the movie and she tossed the book my way before the holiday. And OMG. The movie was fantastic, the book was remarkable, and I am officially on the bandwagon. All thanks to Popsy! Pullleaze tell me you are vamping it up too! Xoxo-BLC



Setting: After a large soiree, Kiki and I are bunking together in a friend's penthouse. We are two of many guests sleeping over. It is early. VERY early in the morning. Door opens. Boy enters. 

Boy: [tapping Kiki] Excuse me miss, can I sleep with you?
Kiki: [to boy] I am sorry, but I do not think my husband would like that.
Boy: [tapping me] Excuse me miss, are you married too?
Me: OMG. WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN OUR ROOM? I am calling security. GET OUT!!!!!
Kiki: [to me] BLC, the Munola's do not have security.

Oops. Boy ended up being harmless (and another *rude* house guest). Talk about an unwanted wake-up call! Haha! Good times with Kiki, as always. Xoxo-BLC



Oh dear! I hear my ego inflating as I type. Please send all blames towards K at Good Gals Inc. My third award goes like this ... "You are truly beautiful. Beautiful means more than a pretty face! It also means that you are unique, and oh so full of grace! The things in you that go on much deeper than the softness of your skin are the things that make you beautiful, both inside and within! Rules: Find and give the beautiful ladies that you follow. Don't be shy and don't forget to notify!" And the winners are ...

Just for the record, you rock K! Many thanks!! Xoxo-BLC


Pooch Smooch

How much is that puppy in the window? I need this one. Bad! Her jewels would be Sniffany's and necklace by Lilly Pulitzer. She would not dare go outside without her Chewy Vuitton or Lilly Pulitzer lead. Occassionally, she would sport her Polo. For the upcoming Super Bowl, she would eat ToMUTTo Soup and drink a Buddyweiser. She would date Bourne, Kiki's pup (and my godson). She would have the purrrfect life. This future-fur-mum can hardly wait! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Pup needs a name too ... suggest away!


Gratitude with Attitude

A many thanks to another appreciated blog friends Mine All Mine and Sunshine In The City! Here goes ... "1. Put the logo on your blog. 2. Nominate at least ten blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE. 3. Be sure to link your nominees. 4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. 5. Share the love and link to this post the person from whom you received your award." Again, the award goes to my lovely and faithful blog followers:

Congratulations and don't forget to pass it on. Xoxo-BLC


Flying Colors

Who passed all five classes with flying colors? Me! With the help of ... a lot of people. Especially God, Ale, Granddad, and my parents. Toot toot (yes, I pressed my own horn). Now, I need a sweet treat, right? Oh no, I am not breaking my impossolution (yet). This Lilly Pulitzer Shannyn Top in Cocktail Pink will do the trick. Now, back to the books to work for next semester's bread and butter. Toot toot (I couldn't resist pressing it one more time!). Thanks for letting me brag. Cheers! Xoxo-BLC


Moxie Proxie

Thank you K at Good Gals Inc for being my first follower, my first blog friend, and for my first blog award! I really appreciate allllll three. Here goes... "This blog invests and believes in proximity- nearness in space, time, and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writings. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award." And the winners are ...

Congratulations girls and don't forget to pass it on. Xoxo-BLC



I am flying the coop for The Hills today. Yeah! Spring semester begins Monday. The bursar's office is holding my grades because I "forgot" to pay a parking ticket. Oops. No grades for me until the bursar's office re-opens. Anyhoo, I am looking forward to catching up on some much needed reading in the airport before I hit the law textbooks. I am cleared for take off! Xoxo-BLC

PS: My flight, definitely cancelled. I suppose I can spend one more day on the coast and catch tomorrow's flight out! 



New Year's Resolutions. Love 'em, hate 'em, and I still make 'em. My impossolution: eat less sugar (gasp, my second favorite thing (yes, Lilly is first)). Here are my stipulations: I cannot eat sweets unless it is a (1) national holiday, (2) celebration (birthday, wedding, shower, etc.), or (3) vacation. Do you have any resolutions? Good luck to you and yours! Xoxo-BLC


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! The Charleston Gala was wonderful and we are off to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. Gooooo tigers! I am wishing you all the peace, love, joy, and happiness in this new year. Cheers! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Nebraska beat Clemson. Sad! Better luck next year boys.
PSS: Some of my favorite friends and I will tending to our disappointment while soaking up the sun in Amelia Island. Hello R&R!
PPSS: I almost forgot to ask, how are you kicking off your new year!?