Peace Out

Hiya there! With our wedding one week away, a much needed hiatus is in order. Until then, Happy New Year and enjoy enjoy enjoy 2010! Xoxo-BLC


Merry Christmas!

Today is magical because I believe ...

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11 (KJV).

I am wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!! Enjoy this day. Xoxo-BLC


Christmas Eve Alarm Clock

Boys will be boys. Even on Christmas Eve! I wouldn't want to wake-up any other way, would you!? Much love to Ale, my nephew, and Joeytella! Xoxo-BLC


Reindeer Games

The cutest little reindeer ever! Joeytella isn't quite sure about his reindeer outfit, but we think he looks super cute. Do you dress up your favorite fur-ball against their wishes? Chin chin to Christmas cheer! Xoxo-BLC


Belles and Baubles

The blogger belles had the best time meeting and greeting and making baubles! We met at On-A-String bead shop in Myers Park. The "we" included The Duncan Dialogues, Life's A Beach, The Company She Keeps, and Polka Dots & Protein Bars. Polka Dots & Protein Bars is even wearing a darling Hem & Hers skirt --- isn't it lovely!? Many thanks to Nolan, Christine, and Anne for hosting us at their adorable shop. We just had the best time and cannot wait to do it again!!! Xoxo-BLC


Let It Snow!

The last white Christmas I remember in North Carolina was circa 1990s! Ale and I lunched with my padre and stepmadre today and were surrounded by the most gorgeous white snow. I am keeping my fingers crossed it sticks until Christmas!!! Xoxo-BLC


Engagement Brunch

Ale and I had a weekend filled with wedding festivities!!! We just had the best time. Parents of our dear friends hosted a very lovely engagement brunch. His parents came, my parents came, our friends came ... it was just a blast! We enjoyed everything from the toasts to the decorations to the food. Ale and I are all geared up for the wedding: TWO weeks away. Eeeeeeeeek. Xoxo-BLC


Showered With Love

My best friend, her sister, my sister, and her sweet mother showered me with love and a bridal shower today. We had inclement weather conditions in North Carolina, which allowed a few to come due to canceled flights but left others snowed in! I just had the best time seeing family and friends ... and eating cake too! The Lilly Pulitzer Taboo Elephant's trunk is raised up which means the elephant is super happy!!! Just like me. Xoxo-BLC


Cookie Monster

Mmm!!! Cookies just taste better at Christmas time. Have you made your favorite sweet treat this holiday? The real question: to share or not to share! Hehee. Xoxo-BLC


Marsha Marsha Marsha

I had Marsha Brady moment today. I bumped my head real hard. I just know I'll have an egg. Then I'll be that bride ... the egg-head-bride!!! Oh dear me. Off to ice my egg-head! Xoxo-BLC


The Good, The Bad

During a heart-to-heart, my dear friend warned me that weddings either bring out the worst in people or best in people. Her warning preceded any of our hiccups. But ooooooh was that warning sooo wise and sooo true. As for those in the “worst” category: the stories I could tell would knock your socks off. While those moments don’t go unnoticed, I choose positivity and reject their behavior. Instead, I am focusing on those in the “best” category. The stories I could tell you would make you laugh, make you cry, and warm your heart. They shined brighter than the stars!!! Those stars made our engagement, our wedding, and all of our memories completely priceless. Those are the moments that will not fade nor will we forget. We were so touched and could feel their love for our love. Xoxo-BLC

Army of Four

Pictured: Ale, me, Mommatella, and Paparazzi building bikes for our local Salvation Army! We had a blast getting the toys prepped and ready to go home for Christmas. These children are sure to have a very Merry Christmas! I hope you too can give back to your community or support your charity of choice this holiday season!! Xoxo-BLC


Blogger Meet and Greet

Come one, come all! Olive My Life!, Polka Dots & Protein Bars, Duncan Dialogues, and I (The Company She Keeps) are hosting a blogger meet and greet Tuesday, December 22nd in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have the good fortune of knowing these sweet bloggers because we all have one thing in common: we grew up in the Queen City!!! We have a really exciting event planned and would LOVE for you to join. If you are interested, please leave a comment and/or email any of us. If you cannot make it, we will miss you but we will blog about it until you feel like you were there! The more the merrier. Xoxo-BLC



By request: an invitation-only post! Our wedding invitations are just stunning; think traditional, ivory, and gold type/trim. The calligrapher swirled our guests names on the inner and outer envelopes with amazing type. As for the bridal luncheon invitations, Mommatella picked the pictured invitation (with pink, not black, type) because the venue is decked with chandeliers! I just love the fun, flirty invitation for the event honoring my lovely maids and I hope they do too!! Many thanks for the invitation-only post request and don't forget to R.S.V.P! :) Xoxo-BLC


Happy Feet

Many thanks to the ever so lovely The Luckiest Mrs. for the Happy 101 Award!!! She is so crafty and created this award herself. The rules: list 10 things that make you happy and tag 10 others. [1] Hymns in church. [2] Giving gifts to others. [3] Kind words. [4] All things Lilly Pulitzer! [5] The smell of evergreen. [6] Fur coats. [7] Lobster! [8] Wagoneers circa 1984. [9] Koozies. [10] Sugar sugar sugar! Oh and these bloggers: Happy Day World, Just Lovely, Chic & Pink, Susan in the South, The Smoakin' Life, Very Married, Cardigans and Clogs, Just Another Day in Paradise, The Pink Washingtoniette, and YOU! Xoxo-BLC


Fa la la la

An excuse to shop!? Yes, please!! My must-stop-shops are:
Jewelry: On A String and Ash
Outfits: Pink Boulevard
Artwork: Maggie Mayd
What more does a girl need!? What are your favorite must-stop-shops? Xoxo-BLC


Ornament Swap

Kayce from The Smoakin' Life and I played for swaps!! The wonderful Kathrine from Just Lovely hosted this great swap and my oh my did we have fun!!! Kayce and I have loads in common, from all these legalese to all things southern. She definitely out-shopped me ... she gifted me a darrrrling Lowcountry Lobster ornament and the Lilly Pulitzer trio ornaments. Talk about making my Christmas extra festive!!!! Many thanks Kayce for the wonderful ornaments and to Katherine for hosting this great swap. Off to decorate my tree! Xoxo-BLC


Pink, The New Red

One of my favorite lines from "Legally Blonde" is, "Whoever said orange was the new PINK was seriously disturbed." Clearly, Elle Woods wasn't a Tiger fan, however ... she is right about one think: PINK trumps ALL!!!This year, PINK is the new red. I am thoroughly enjoying my PINK and green Christmas!!! Wishing you and yours nothing but a holiday filled with PINK cheer!!!! Xoxo-BLC


Gottman says ...

You are familiar with "That's what she said" from The Office, right? Well ... our sweet Methodist marriage counselor was a tad confused with the catchphrase because she kept saying "That's what Gottman said." Doesn't she know ... it's not what Gottman said, it's what she said! Silly goose. Somebody needs to watch more NBC. Teehee. Xoxo-BLC

PS: What I learned from marriage counseling: Ale wants 5 kids. Oh. My. Word!


Home For The Holidays

Home sweet home. Xoxo-BLC


Finally Finals Finalized

Yippieeee! I am officially a 2L and half. I can hear Neil Armstrong saying, "That is one small step for man, but one giant leap for" BLC!! Woot woot. The problem to my left was NOT on my exam (that I recall). Hehe. Time to be merry and focus on wedding planning (4ish weeks awayyyyy till the big day)!!!!! Xoxo-BLC


Pardon My French

I have a wicked sweet tooth.
Sugar is just my favorite.
I like sugar of all nationalities.
Me, discriminate against sugar?
I would never!!!
I just LOVE French macarons.
I love the color.
I love the taste.
I love the sweet treat!
What is your favorite sweet treat?


Crouching Tiger ...

... Stinging Yellow Jackets.
And the Jackets won!? :(
Tiger Woods
and the TIGERS
Tres sad day my friends.
Paparazzi, BIL, and two nephews had a blast in Tampa ... and are still having a blast rubbing in that win. I'll stand by my Tigers!


Isle Always Love You

This time next month ... I'll have my toes in the Caribbean sand!!!! We cannot wait to honeymoon in Barbados. :) Have you ever been? Any advice!?? What are the chances we meet Rihanna and become her new bffs? Hehe. Xoxo-BLC


Debauchelor Party

Ale and his friends are off to the East-Coast-Las-Vegas for his Debauchelor Party. I am confident these boys can make better decisions than the Duke Lacrosse team! Stay out of trouble, have fun, and enjoy the festive Atlantic City boys!!! Xoxo-BLC


Come Monday

Come Monday ... it will be alright!
I will be finir with law school finals then.
And homebound. Ahhh! :)
Is it Monday yet?


Top Tube

You would think if I can blog I could also upload video to YouTube. Nope! Here is a screen-shot of my attempted video submission for the "Re-Lilly Contest." I talk about being inspired to start The Clothes She Kept as an endeavor to go green and keep my closet clean. A+ for effort??? Off to befriend a YouTube nerd ... Xoxo-BLC