Thursday, January 31, 2013

Got a Secret. Can Ya Keep It?

I just couldn't help myself with the post title. I thought it fit quite nicely with it being the middle of PLL season and the topic of this post of course. None other than my blog obsession with The Sorority Secrets. Being a retired sorority gal myself, I was tickled pink (or rather, azure blue and white for my ADPi ladies) to stumble upon it this week. 

It's frilly, feminine and full of juicy secrets you know you wanted to find out. Even though the site is relatively new, judging by their substantial following, I'm guessing they're the next big thing. Check out cute categories like "campus catwalk," "chapter room [style]," and "secret steals." 

Wana know the best part? They're currently paired with Erin Condren for a giveaway! If that isn't a match made in heaven, I don't know what is. Definitely adding this site to my favorites (and my list of blogs to follow, conveniently located in my Erin Condren planner).

Connect with them on twitter, instagram, facebook, and pinterest.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


There's no denying the power of a Doritos Locos taco from Taco Bell (in fact, I broke my near decade of not eating there for's that good). But it also left fans of the "cool ranch" camp (like myself) salivating over if and when a Cool Ranch Doritos Locos taco would emerge. The wait is over. The future is here.

Click here for the story.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beautiful Creatures

I've never been much to jump of a movie fad (while I am, however, addicted to television fads. ahem, PLL). I pride myself on escaping the hype behind Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Twilight, and zombie shows, but I'm afraid I've been Claimed. Let me explain myself.

As an unashamed lover of movie previews, I found myself transfixed by the trailers for Beautiful Creatures. I know nothing about the books or storyline, but think I'm gonna be jumping on the claimed train, I eagerly anticipate finding out whether Lena will be claimed for the dark or the light (I not-so-secrtely love things about both sides).

For your viewing pleasure....

Monday, January 28, 2013

Details Matter

With a mantra like,
"life is in the details. style accordingly," 
who wouldn't love Coco + Kelley?

A few of my favorite posts include but are not limited to, "damn, you glam" and "pajama party soiree." The ever-stylish team walks you through style, interiors, and recipes with ease. I'm also fond of their "room of the week" column. So, what are you waiting for? Click, browse, and enjoy.

*photos are from the coco + kelley blog posts I've read most recently.

Friday, January 25, 2013

all that glitters

is gold.
(okay, not really, but it sounded catchy and fit the bill)

{signet ring... I die}
Being raised in the South, I have a tendency to stamp my seal of approval (monogram) on anything that's stationary, but I'm particularly fond of nameplate and monogram jewelry

To my delight, there's a new twist on a classic staple courtesy of Ariel Gordon Jewlery, and it has won a spot on my next wish list (especially considering the price tag).  

Anyone in the market to spend an inordinate amount of money on me, you've found the item.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lily Lovin

Some may be aware of just. how. much. I love blogs, but while it may seem like I post too much about it... I've barely even skimmed the surface. My latest love (found through another fav, Inslee Haynes blog) is Lily Says Go--chic, simple, and fashion-forward. Lily proves that fashionistas don't have to hail cabs on 5th Avenue to (or drive in shiny black sedans) to make a statement. Hailing from the mid-west, she puts her spin on totally adorable ensembles daily. Without further adieu, Lily Marek.

{For this post click here}

In case her blog isn't enough, connect with her on facebook, pinterest, twitter and instagram too.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

You asked, I'm answering.
 The coveted recipe for the famous pumpkin muffins:
-one box of spice cake mix
-one package of cinnamon chips (like chocolate morsels, but cinnamon)
-one can of pumpkin
-1/3 cup water

Mix all ingredients together until combined and scoop into greased muffin pan. Both mini and normal sized muffins work. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes depending on your oven and taste preference. I lean toward the low side to ensure gooey-ness. 
Let cool, and enjoy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Para, Para, Paradise

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to score a coveted place on the South Walton press tour for the 30A Songwriter's Festival. It was a crazy whirlwind of venues, artists, and amazing food, but I'd say the bar is set pretty darn high for any other press trips in the future. Look for a story about traveling in South Walton in the March issue of Memphis magazine, but here are some highlights.

{swag round 1}

 {newly obsessed with trying this sport}

{30A artist of the year Andy Saczynski}
 {Grits at Great Southern are the best in the world}

 {isn't a trip to Grayton without stopping by this place}

{my new fav beverage}

 {swag round 2}

Oh, and I made some new friends and connections throughout the South. 
I'd say it was more than a success.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Picture Perfect

 I must admit that I'm arguably too obsessed with the royal family (and the new bambino/s), considering their reign doesn't technically effect my life in any major way (except for hi, hello eventually marrying Prince Harry), but I just don't care (I mean, it's the diamond jubilee for goodness sake!). 

I may or may not have stayed up all night (wearing a paper crown) in the ADPi house to watch Will and Kate's (ahem, William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's), wedding even though I could've just woken up at 5, but hey, I was making memories (and annoying Mere), right?

I digress, but here is the officially official new painting, fresh off the easel, of the duchess. What'd ya think?

From my post title I think it's obvious how I feel.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The People Have Spoken...

and in case you were wondering... 
ma gurl KP racked up. Take a looksy...

Favorite Music Video: "Part of Me," Katy Perry
Favorite Music Fan Following: KatyCats, Katy Perry
Favorite Pop Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Sorry I'm not sorry, but this is my new jam. 
I can be found rocking out on my morning commute much to the horror of the cars around me. Oh well. love it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Successful Tuesday

Wise words from a wise lady. 
I'd say that makes today a successful Tuesday!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Do what you love

So sorry about neglecting to post basically ever over the lovely Christmas holiday. Mine was fabulous, and I hope yours was the same. I'm officially back in the saddle again, and CMi has hit the ground running to say the least. Quarter one will boast a record number of publications including special issues, CEO of the year, Power Players, dining guide, and much much more. All that to say, I'm "busier than a one-armed paper hanger" (Truvy from Steel Magnolias). Thankfully, I love my job; so, I guess it isn't really work. Please forgive me if I don't post as frequently in the upcoming weeks...


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