Wednesday, August 26, 2015


I am ready for some football y'all!  It has been exciting watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in preseason and in less than two weeks we'll be back at Doak Stadium for the Florida State games.

Go Bucs!

Go Noles!

This is some of the fashion I'm liking for Gameday this year.  The "Team Spear-It" dress is available at Twelve Saturdays.  They have a lot of cute Gameday dresses and accessories.

For casual Gamedays, I love the "Southern Belle" Seminoles tee!  You can get this cute tee from Callie Kays.

I also love the "Tailgating" tee from Couture Tee Company.

If you are looking for cute Gameday totes, Marley Lilly has adorable geo print team totes.

Don't forget to read this fabulous book "Gridiron Belles," A Guide to Saturdays in Dixie!

If you are looking for more Gameday outfits and accessories, this is a list of vendors I love:

If you have favorite spots for cute Gameday dresses or accessories, please share!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Little Book of Etiquette

This book, by etiquette and protocol maven Dorothea Johnson, is a handy reference for those who need to brush up on their dining etiquette.  The pocket-size book will show you how to "Eat at ease as a guest or as a host in business and social arenas worldwide."

There is a lot of information packed into this tiny book (it's 3" x 3"), covering:

Dining Dos and Don'ts
Table Talk
American and Continental Styles of Eating
The Dining Tutorial
Eating Various Foods
Finessing the Business Meal
Forms of Service

This book is available on Amazon and would make a great gift for new college students, those entering the business world, or a gift to young people.

Good table manners are the ultimate symbol of who you are and how you were raised.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer Agenda

I always get excited about the Fall season.  I've been busy finding a few new pieces to add to my Fall wardrobe and organizing my new agenda.    I'm still loving the "Tusk n Sun" print Lilly Pulitzer agenda and chose it for the second year in a row.  Being an extremely organized person, I have notes, lists, and appointment times for every single day.  These are some of my agenda planning tools.

In addition to my agenda, I also have the Lilly Pulitzer notebook, with a "To-Do" list for each day.  Rarely do I cross off everything on the list...the items usually carry over to the next day and the days after that!

I do not leave home without my iPad, iPhone, agenda, or notebook!  This Lilly Pulitzer notebook folio in the 'Wild Confetti' print can hold it all.  It is truly a must-have!

Of course I love to priss up my agenda.  Lilly Pulitzer includes a sheet of Lilly stickers inside their agendas and you can buy more of their stickers online.

The Preppy Planner has the cutest Lilly-inspired stickers ever!

For more preppy-inspired stickers, go to Pretty Little Monograms.  How cute are these stickers?!

Here are a few sites that y'all might like for stickers and agenda planning:

The Preppy Planner (stickers)
Pretty Little Monograms (stickers and note book folios)
XO Mama Plans (stickers)
The Reset Girl (online planner workshop)
The Planner Society (online planner workshop)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cute Loot Booth

So now I have a booth at a local vintage store...Miss Janice's Cute Loot.  Well, it's not really a booth.  It's a closet and a porch.  This is a place where I offer new and gently-used Lilly Pulitzer.  I also offer some aprons (in excellent condition) from my "Prissy Apron Collection," some holiday themed aprons and brand new Lilly Pulitzer fabric aprons.

Of course I had to priss-up the space with pink and green...some of my favorite Lilly prints adorn the walls.

I also offer hostess gifts for sale.

Just some stuff from the house....

Love these little pillows...I'm on a pom pom kick y'all!

Lilly Pulitzer pillows, accessories, and shifts!

If you are in the Macon/Warner Robins, Georgia area, stop in a take a peek!  I am space #135 at Vintage Junktion, 1736 Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins, Georgia.  I frequently post items added to the booth on my Instagram page.  If you see something you want, call Dana or Karen (the owners) at 478.302.5005.  They will be happy to help you!

Friday, July 17, 2015

James Farmer, Southern Gentleman

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a luncheon in Perry, Georgia featuring James Farmer as the Speaker.  James is a professional gardener, floral and interior designer, cook, and lifestyle expert.  He is the author of several books which I have written about on this blog.  He is also an editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine.

James kept all the ladies laughing out loud and nodding their heads in agreement with all his Southern stories...memories of times growing up in the South...reminding us all of times with our mamas, sisters, and Southern lady friends!

The dining room of the Houston Lake Country Club was decorated with a garden theme...

Mimosas and Bloody Marys were served...

Each table featured a garden-style centerpiece...

As expected, the food was delicious!

Since I already have all of James' books, I pre-ordered his new book "A Time to Celebrate."  It will be out in September and will feature recipes, entertaining, and Southern stories.  James can set a pretty table y'all!

I wore my Lilly Pulitzer 'Ten Ton Bouquet' shift with orange Revas, a bee-charmed Bosom Buddy Bag, and a darling pearl necklace with a bee charm, by B The Collection.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Miss USA 2015

Congratulations to Olivia Jordan, the new Miss USA 2015.  She nailed the On Stage Question:

Judge Brook Lee, a former Miss USA/Miss Universe, asked Jordan what she thought the next hot-button issue was in the US that needed to be tackled on a national level.
"I think we still need to talk about race relations in this country," Jordan said. "We have not solved this issue. We are still having problems. We keep hearing about new issues coming up. We really need to work on being an accepting society and being a society where every single person, no matter your race, no matter your gender, is given the same rights and privileges and opportunities."

She definitely rocked the swimsuit competition.

And she took home the crown wearing a beautiful hot pink Sherri Hill gown!

Can't wait to see her compete at Miss Universe!