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

PS: If you follow me in Twitter, you already know this is the best MDW ever --- Ale's little sissy is ENGAGED!!! Woohoo. :)


Lake Thirty

We are kicking up our feet and enjoying the view! 
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend too. Xoxo-BLC



We headed to the lake for the extended weekend and we had to break out the board games!
Playing Scrabble with a Duke graduate is an automatic disadvantage!!! 
Mamatella won by a mile.
Cheers to a restful and relaxing weekend ahead.

PS: Fart was totally my word. How embarrassing!? :)


Thursday, you finallllly arrived!

Let's get CARRIED AWAY!!!
Who will be first in line, dressed to the nines to see SATC II? BFFs + me.


Orange Julius

Mmmmm!!! I'll have an Orange Julius please!!!
These are my favorite springtime treat. 
Is there anything more refreshing!? 


Think Pink

I love pink.
Like really love pink.
And I am really excited about Ali being the new bachelorette.
So in honor of my weekly date with ABC and girlfriends,
I might have sort of did paint my nails and toes...
Bachelorette Bash Pink!!!
This is the perrrrfect cranberry pink by Essie.
What color are you sporting this Spring!?
And, will you watch Ali too!?


Hook, Line, and Sinker

Lady Lake Luck did not last for long. DNR pulled up after the first cast 
and we were sans a local fishing license. DNR graciously let us fish post-ticket.
This teeny tiny fishy cost $160.00. Wolf!!!
Clearly I was the only one aboard willing to smile for pictures. :)
I now know you need a local fishing license. Thanks a lot DNR!!!


Wed Up

Ale and I had the best time at our college friends wedding today.
Both the bride and groom were Clemson graduates --- what could be better!??
We cheerfully welcomed them to the newlywed club.
Chin chin to their wedded bliss (and ours too)!!!


Catch and Release

While I caught up on my Zzzzzz's, Ale caught up on his fishing!!! Lady Lake Luck was on his side ---  look at the size of that fishy. Xoxo-BLC


Lilly Palooza

We circulated the rumor ... and now it's true!!! 
The Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale details are here
 Mark your calendars for June 9-12th!!!
I am tickled to be going!!! Are you going too!?


It's Here!

The highlight of my week ...

I squealed with delight as I pulled

the Lilly Pulitzer summer catalog

out of the mail!

I flipped through each and every

colorful page ... twice.

What was the highlight of your week!?



Uptown Girl

As a native Charlottean, when I say "uptown" I really mean "downtown." 
I have never lived or worked uptown ...

... until now!!! I am officially an "uptown girl"!!!!
From fighting traffic jams to running in heels,
I am thoroughly enjoying the hustle and bustle of city life.
Are you an uptown girl too?


Take a Hint

If you followed me on twitter ... here were the hints:
Hint #1: The weekend getaway is in my favorite state!!! And it's not where @ashmlondon is jetsetting --- I miss you AML!!! My favorite state is North Carolina! AML was California-bound.
Hint #2: We are going coastal!!! And by coastal I meant the Neuse River.
Hint #3: Nicholas Sparks wrote about this charming town in one of his books. Did you read At First Sight or True Believer? Nicholas Sparks grew up and still resides here.
Hint #4: This is the homeplace of Pepsi-Cola ... @MuffyMartini's favorite drink! Last hint and I will spill the beans tomorrow. And we drank Coke the whole time! Shame on us!!!
@PreppyBumpkin guessed right! Our weekend away was in New Bern, North Carolina. Mamatella and I had the best time on our extended weekend getaway to the coast. My grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, and cousins kept us in good company throughout our mini-vaca. Until next time!!! Xoxo-BLC


My bags are packed ...

My bags are packed and I am ready to fly ...
... up, up, and away for an extended weekend mini-vaca.
Whereabout hints will be dropped on Twitter! :)


She's Back

She's back and she is BITTER! And better ...
Amy Allen, author of This Little Piggy Went to Prada, got the big D and wrote This Little Piggy Got Divorced. I expect it to be lighthearted but bitter and bold. And we all know the BEST revenge is being better than before. Count me for helping Amy get her revenge with this soon-to-be BESTseller!!! Xoxo-BLC


PEN{nsylvania}CIL this in!

If I could PEN{nsylvania}CIL this event in my calendar on Thursday, I would!!! Lilly Pulitzer + Team Challenge + Beth Dunn = Fun fun fun for all. This trio is hosting a shop, support, and sign event. Shop Lilly Pulitzer. Support Team Challenge. Sign Social Climbers. What could be better!? Team Challenge trains runners or walkers to complete a half-marathon while fundraising to find a cure for ulcerative colitis and Crohon's disease. So go on, show the trio some sisterly-love and PENCIL in shopping, supporting, and signing this Thursday!!! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Today is my sissy Elsie's birthday --- I hope you have the BEST birthday Eeee!!! I love you and miss you. :)


Happy Mother's Day!!!

Don't forget to call your mom today and wish her a ...
I am wishing a special day to my grandmothers, 
moms, great-aunts, aunts, sisters, cousins, and friends. 
Happy Mother's Day to you and yours!!! Xoxo-BLC


Old Lady Red Lipstick

My two favorite memories of my grandmother involve cake and lipstick. What could be better!??? As a child, I remember my parents traveling a good bit for work and my grandmother looking after me. My grandmother would always bake a cake. Then we would nibble on the cake breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!! As a child, eating cake for breakfast was better than a day off from school. And playing hookie from school wasn't an option when Grammie was in town! Before dropping me off at the schoolhouse, my grandmother would always put a dab of lipstick on me then gloss her own lips. I never saw her bare lips because she always wore a fabulous color of Revlon lipstick. And, in a pinch, she used that same lipstick on her cheeks. I use to think of Revlon lipstick as "old lady red lipstick" but today I wear the same on my lips (and sometimes my cheeks too!). Revlon's "Hot Coral" and "Lilac Champagne" are always within my reach. I know she is getting older and frailer, but my memory of her will forever be timeless: she is stylish, graceful, and whimsical. When I eat cake or wear lipstick, I think of her. Thanks for letting me be your "baby angel" Grammie!!!! I love you and I miss you. See you next week! Xoxo-BLC


Happy National Day of Prayer!

Happy National Day of Prayer to you and yours! What are you praying about!? This is my prayer today:
"Attempt something so impossible that if God weren't in it, 
it would be doomed to fail."
Do you keep an inspiration notebook?! I do. I use the Lilly Pulitzer mini notebook to jot down my thoughts and prayers. Most words of wisdom come from Bible Study or Sunday sermons. However, I do write down funnies too. For example:
Q: How often do you rotate your tires?
A: Every time I drive. They go round and round and round.
Tee hee. See, my notebook made a funny!!! I highly recommend an inspiration notebook. And, Lifeguard Press has some skinny ones so you don't have to break you back toting it around waiting for inspiration to strike! Cheers to leading a colorful life full of inspiration. Remember to pray today! Xoxo-BLC


Happy Cinco de Mayo!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo ...
My sweet friend Danger is sharing her "Danger's Marg" with us:
Many thanks Danger! These margs are delishhhh!!! 
Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and yours. 


Here to stay!!!

You voted and the verdict is .... out with the old and in with the new:
After oodles and oooldes of HTML tinkering, I performed major surgery on TCSK!!! She needed a little facelift after year and half with the old. I am extremely proud of the results. And, TCSK + Twitter + Storefront all happen to match. I love matchie-matchie! Hehe. Enough tooting my own horn already. Many thanks for bearing with the cccchanges and I truly appreciate your readership!!! Xoxo-BLC


Jellys + Jimmy Choo = Shoo, Shoo

Remember endless summer days, grass stained knees, catching fireflies, and wearing jellys??? 
Well, I recently slipped on this pair of jellys by Jimmy Choo ...
and I quickly returned to those endless summer days with grass stained knees from catching fireflies. I only tried the pair on for "research" because my next read is going to be "Shoo, Jimmy Choo!" by Catey Hill. The subtext is "the modern girl's guide to spending less and saving more" but I think it should be "the modern girl's guide to spending less and saving more while wearing jellys by Jimmy Choo." Don't you!? Hehe. Clearly I have not started the book yet! Xoxo-BLC


Perk Up, Buttercup!

Coffee makes me really happy. Like really happy. I take my coffee the same color as my skin. Darker in the summer, lighter in the winter. Right now, I take my coffee (better known as fairy pee) with ...
one packet of false sugar and one tablespoon of creamer served in a super duper cute cup. I bounce between old faithful: "I am not a paper cup," 
flirty fun: Pandamonium thermal mug. It just makes coffee taste better! Don't you agree? What coffee cup do you sport? Java cheers to you and yours. Xoxo-BLC


Mmmint Julep

You don't have to be at Churchill Downs ...
to sip Mmmint Juleps!
After one or two, don't forget to hold you hat!!! 
Mmmint Julep cheers to you and yours.