Marital Bliss

LP + Weddings = Martial Bliss!!
Start your engines ...
Wedding season is here.
Are you jumping for joy like me!?
What frock will you wear?
Guest? Maid? Bride!?
Cheers to going to the chapel!


Tag, You're It!

Many thanks to Bellamartinelli, Bernadette, Adventures of N&N, and Lexibrookie for tag-teaming me! I shortened the list because I might have played before here and here, but this is just too fun!! THE RULES: Step 1: Answer all, replace if you don't like, and add one of your own. Step 2: Tag others!

Current obsession: This killer black suit. SATC much!?
Namesake: BLC is my childhood pet name. And it's still kicking today.
Favorite Dinner: Lobster
Favorite brand of jeans: Citizens
Favorite tea flavor: Bojangles and make it sweet please.
Favorite owned jewelry: This, these, and an old family wedding band.
Favorite TV show: Gossip Girl
Listening to: Pandora
Bathroom cabinet holds: Velcro rollers, couldn't live without them.
Childhood dream: After space camp, I wanted to go to the moon.
I miss ... home.
If I could go anywhere in the next hour, I would ... visit my grandfather.
Person I want to meet: Queen of the Jungle
Five-Year-Plan: I am trying to plan less and just do more!
Today is special because: My family and friends are healthy and happy.
Where I blog: Library, kitchen table, sofa
My perfect day: By the ocean, with family and friends in reach, holding an umbrella covered drink in one hand and girlie book in the other!

And the winners are ... King and I, Summer is a Verb, Chic & Pink, Our Three Ring Circus, and Such a Loverly Life. Your turn lovebugs! Xoxo-BLC


Sticker Shock

Many thanks to Muffy Martini and Ashley Brooke Designs for hosting and giving this lovely giveaway. I am in shock that I won and am thrilled to pieces to accept the leopard print dress stickers!! I feel soooo blessed to have such cute blog friends and just love keeping up with you allllll! I am starting to feel a touch of greed about all this winning, so expect a giveaway here around my 200th post. Again, many thanks you two for making me sticker happy! Xoxo-BLC


Walking Down the PINK Boulevard

Have you ever been to Johns Island? Kiawah Island? Seabrook Island? The trio rest outside of Charleston along the beautiful South Carolina coast. There, nestled in Freshfield Village (a.k.a. Land of the Perfect), is Pink Boulevard. Kelsey, an old Clemson chum of mine, owns this Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop and it is one of my absolute FAVORITES. Also, Kelsey is a very talented artist and showcases a tad of artwork around the shop. For you South Carolina dwellers and vacationers, Pink Boulevard is must-visit! I will be in her neck of the woods this summer and am looking forward to shopping up a storm. So do share, what is your favorite LP shop? Xoxo-BLC


Works Every Time

Please excuse me while I bend and snap my way through finals. It
works every time, right!? Wish me luck! Xoxo-BLC


Fancy Pants

Many thanks again to Katie at Such a Lovely Life for this Fancy Pants blog award. Here are the rules: Post the award, mention the award-giver, tag and distribute to all the peeps you want (don't forget to tell 'em). Lastly, answer this: Why do you love blogging? I love blogging because family and friends can drop by for a visit anytime!! Stop and sees are always welcomed, but living in La La Land for law school makes that a tad harder. Without further ado, I am tagging my favorite legal ladies: Just Another Day in Paradise, Just Lovely, No Thank You, The Daily Dear, Classic Girl in Pearls, Lipstick & Legalese, Legally Pink and Green, Beantown Prepster, The Monogrammed Nest, Law School, Life, and Love, Very Married, Peachy Keen, and Pretty in Pink Megan because I want to know why you looooove to blog? Go on fancy pants, talk to me in legalese. Xoxo-BLC

PS: I would love to tag my bff Aussy, but she doesn't have a blog (YET). Raise you hand if you think she should create one ... my hand is raised! :)



Oh la la, my thinspiration has me hook, line, and sinker for this fish-kini. So do share, how do you bait and tackle motivation for your girlish figure? Gone fishing! Xoxo-BLC


Cutie Pie Honey Bunch

Thank you Katie from Such a Lovely Life for this cute award! The rules: list 10 uncute things about yourself. Yikes!!! Here goes: [1] I use the word "stinky" as a term of endearment. [2] I still jam to Mmm Bop. [3] I hog the remote. [4] I hold a membership card to Danny Tanner's "Lean, Mean, Cleaning Machine Club." [5] I am a worry whort. [6] I can make frog noises. [7] I am currently rocking these sunglasses. Thanks Dad! [8] I have never worn deodorant. Ever. TMI? [9] I dip Wendy's fries in my frosty. [10] I steal my best dance moves from Olive. Just kidding! I'll pass this on to these cutie pies: Good Gals, Inc., Love Being a Nonny, The Duncan Dialogues, Sweet Tea Diaries, and Polka Dots & Protein Bars. Xoxo-BLC

PS: Happy Birthday to Ale's padre!!
PSS: Happy Anniversary to my eldest sissy Elsie and her hubs! <3


Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day to you and yours!! You can make a difference today by doing these "Real Simple" steps. My favorites: free the lint bunnies, curtail junk mail, reuse everything, and carry a water bottle. So please share ... what you are doing to make this a greener Earth? I am a recycle stickler! Why? Oh because I heard a little rumor this is the only planet with wine. Cheers to going green!!! Xoxo-BLC

PS: I must brag, my sissy Lala has always been green ... she even dressed as Mother Earth one Halloween when we were little chicks! :)


Wanted: Dead or Alive

Welcome back Deadliest Catch! I seriously want each of these sailors at my Thanksgiving table. Would that not just be a hoot and a hollar? As long as they weren't sitting next to prim and proper Grams. I go back and forth whether it is ethical for me to watch their show. On the one hand I want them to do well and prosper. On the other hand, the thought of someone who sits around my Thanksgiving table risking it all at the mercy of the Bering Sea sends shivers up my spine. So do tell, do you think it is unethical to eat crab and support their show? Don't be crabby with me if I might-sort-of-kind-of-will tune in tonight. Xoxo-BLC



EEeeeek ... the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale is coming up!!! When made official, the details will be here. Mark your calendars for the first week in June and keep your fingers crossed! Until then, tell me are you tickled to be planning to go or just plain tempted for now??? Xoxo-BLC


Petal to the Medal

C'est la vie to our last day of the mini-vaca. Tres sad! Many thanks to my dad and stepmadre for a loooovely and memorable time. It was a great calm before the storm ... exams! Ick. And, we missed you sissy. Come next time pretty please? We enjoyed our lazy morning and perused the botanical gardens just before take-off. The sights, sounds, and smells were magnificent. Do tell, are your plants in full bloom? I hope so. Wishing you a very happy springtime!!! Xoxo-BLC


Eat Your Art Out

Mmm ... a day at the museum fed our fancy! Pictured is a ceiling fixture made of styrofoam cups that was absolutely breathtaking. My dad and stepmadre were such great sports gallivanting through two museums. Oh, and we ate our hearts out too on delish local cuisine. :) Do share, what is your most favorite museum? I am torn between the Smithsonian and Musee D'Orsay. Xoxo-BLC


Southern Progress

Many thanks for your bon voyage wishes!!! To kick off our mini-vaca, my dad, stepmadre, and I toured Southern Progress, the publisher of Southern Living, Cooking Light, Health, Coastal Living, Southern Accent, Sunset, and Oxmoor House Books. Oh la la did we have fun fun fun!! Many thanks to Ali, our fantastic tour guide, for showing us the test kitchens, library, grounds, and for sending us off with the lastest issues. So do tell, what is your favorite mag? I especially like Sourthern Living! :) Xoxo-BLC


Just Bead It

Calling ALL Charlotteans!! Yes, my birthplace has a GREAT bead shop that you MUST visit. I can honestly say I remember when "On A String" was started by Christine in the back of her parent's furniture shop eons ago. Now, it is a sister-affair with prime real estate of their own and a killer business. When I could not find a pair of earrings I was coveting, I headed to their shop and, before I knew it, the missies had made the most beautiful earrings I have EVER seen! To date, they are still my favorite earrings (pictured here). When I accidently "misplaced" them, the missies appeased my panic by making me another pair ASAP. Phew! Anyhoo, you Queen City girlies should stop, shop, and see the palace!! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Christine and Anne host girls-night-out ... bring apps, wine, and get festive! No boys allowed style. :)


Happy Tax Day!

Happy Tax Day! Did doing your taxes bring out the bear in you? Or are you tax exempt like Obama's cabinet? Hehe, bad BLC, that was mean mean mean. Anyhoo, do I see a tax-return prompted shopping trip in your future? I hope so. That is my idea of tax-relief! Xoxo-BLC


Celeb Du Jour

Who: Whitney Port
What: TV Personality
Wear: High Fashion

WP and I share a birthday, how fun? The City (and The Hills) are my guilty pleasure. I hear the shows aren't "real" ... as if! I think WP always handles situations, whether fremeny drama or runway disasters, with such poise, grace, and elegance. She is definitely one of my favorite celebs to watch in print and on TV ... and I have a feeling the best is yet to come!! Xoxo-BLC


Day Tripping

Best. Day. Ever. The weather did not permit our regularly scheduled activities (i.e. day-on-lake), so Ale and I improvised by checking this off our honey-do-list: [1] Shop like the bill isn't coming. [2] Eat like no one is watching. Hello Peeps! [3] Watch Twilight (again and again). [4] Walk the river. Such a great, low-key, unexpected, fant-abulous day with the one I love! I hope you enjoy your Easter Monday (you do have it off ... right?)!! Xoxo-BLC


Happy Easter!

Jesus is alive and let us rejoice! Happy Easter to you and yours! Xoxo-BLC
PS: Isn't Ale's family just precious!!! :)



On your mark ...
Get set ...
A tisket, a tasket ... I am NOT too old for an Easter Basket! Right!? A bazillion plastic eggs, stuffed with candy, fell from the sky. Talk about making maaaany children (and grown-up-kiddos) happy campers!! Oh, and I did not passover the fun-- elbows out was more like it. Hehe! Did you and your chickadees have a good ol' Easter Egg Hunt too!? I hope your bunny bonanza was spEGGtacular! Xoxo-BLC


Happy Good Friday!

Wishing you and yours a Gooood Friday! John 3: 16 (NIV) reads, "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." May today start your Easter weekend off on the right hoppity-hop! Xoxo-BLC


Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday earmarks the Last Supper. As shown in Leonardo da Vinci's painting, Jesus and the disciples celebrated Passover, God's freeing of Israel from Egyptian slavery. Just as God freed Israel, Jesus liberated us. I do believe this is cause for celebration too! Enjoy this holy day! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Oh, what is this I hear about the first Pink Moon!? :)


At First Blush

I cannot stop laughing (or blushing). Me and sexy do NOT belong in the same sentence. However, KAC at A Boston Belle and Kirby at Good Gals, Inc. think otherwise and I owe them a big thanks for this sexy award! Here go my five: (1) singing shower, (2), toe cleavage, (3) dancing like no one is watching, (4) casual elegance, and (5) canoodlers. Cheers to you five ... Monkey Me, Monkey You, The Daily Dear, Keeks and Brie, New Girl On Post, and The Glam Guide. Come on, bring sexy back you girlies! Xoxo-BLC


Best Cellar List

Judging a book by the cover? Oh, I would never! Judging a wine by based on "curb appeal"? Who me? Oh, fine, I did. The shame!! The bottle just happened to match what I was wearing ... call me a sucker. Anyhoo, I rather happened to like it and added it to my best cellar list! For all you of-legal-agers, what is your favorite wine? It might just match my outfit next time I wine-shop! Hehe. Toodles for now! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Beth Dunn, many thanks for sharing your "Pink Lilly" cocktail with me. I cannot wait to give it a whirl!!! :)


Tea Party

Many thanks (and HAPPY BIRTHDAY) to Angela at the Sweet Tea Diaries for hosting a birthday-giveaway! I am beyond excited to accept and I am thrilled to pieces to get my LILLified entertaining on. I just could not host a proper party without reading Essentially Lilly or serving key lime mojitos in colorful martini glasses with accompanying coasters, now could I!? Go wish Angela an early HB and sign up for this week's giveaway. Cheers to 25 and, again, many thanks!!! Xoxo-BLC


Happy Palm Sunday!

Happy Palm Sunday! "The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the King of Isreal!"" John 12:12-14 (NIV). Palm Sunday is special to me because I was first saved by His grace on this date many moons ago. I am wishing you a very special day and hosanna! Xoxo-BLC








I glamp, yes ... camping without bugs, snakes, and bears. My glamp of choice, Camp Lurecrest! If it was 1992 through 2002, you could find me on Lake Lure, as a camper then a counselor, living the summer dream, on lake time of course. I'll save my stories for another campfire, but if you have a tott or two interested in glamping, or camping, Camp Lurecrest comes highly recommended by me! So, do tell ... do you glamp or camp!? Cheerio for now lovebugs! Xoxo-BLC

PS: One of the counselors in the first photo was definitely a camper of mine back in the day! What a hoot! :)


Take My Word

Oh la la, being nerdy and having fun. Make your our crossword puzzle HERE!Happy hunting the following words above: bubbly, cheer, cocktail, easyjet, embrace, escape, future, present, stiletto, and suitcase. Enjoy! Xoxo-BLC


Happy Birthday Ale!

Happy Birthday Ale! I love you and am wishing you the very best birthday. Enjoy fishing your little heart out and cheers to a good year to come. Xoxo-BLC


Happy April Fool's Day!

Happy April Fool's Day! Remember, as a rule of thumb, trust no one today. Those tricksters are out to get you ... or are being the joker today?! My book of favorites include whoopee cushions, short sheeting beds, saran wrapping the toilie, changing facebook-relationship-status to "engaged," and now this. You know you want to play a little prankie prank. Be sure to dish if so, but pity the fools. Cheers to making funnies!! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Free Horsie Rides!? You have my vote! :)