Friday, August 10, 2012

These are a few of my (new) favorite things!

First off, today I am guest blogging over at A Preppy State of Mind today! Y'all should really go check out Rachel's blog. She is absolutely precious and a new blogger with lots of great things she is blogging about. Oh, and not to mention to guest post is about my elephant obsession (more to come on that in THIS post)

Today I am linking up with the one and only, Bargain Blonde for Friday Faves!

Here are some of my NEW favorite things....

Preppy Girl Palm Beach
The cutest elephant tunics, dresses and tops I have EVER seen. They remind me of another designer but cheaper! They are available at C.Orrico!

KEP Designs
Enamel + Elephants = Love! I literally cannot get enough enamel bracelets or elephants in my life so this bracelet is a must for me (hint, Santa!) Available from KEP Designs

Preppy & Pink

Preppy & Pink has some of the cutest hand painted monogram bangles (as seen above)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lifeguard Press

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Lifeguard Press to review some of their fantastic product. Of course I said I would love to! I really can never say enough things about Lifeguard Press because I think their products are of superb quality and their customer service is amazing. Every time I have dealt with them they have been top notch!
Lifeguard Press is well known for their Lilly Pulitzer stationary and accesories (they also have the fabulous Jonathan Adler stuff too!) I chose to review an iPad cover in "Fan Dance" and a tumbler in "Scarlet Begonias."
First off, working with Lifeguard Press was a pleasant experience from the get-go. Working with the gals there was easy and they were all so nice!

You might have seen me instagramming some of the pics of my LGP goodies (if not, find me on instagram lindseyleighw)

Me and my tumbler, I was so giddy to use it for the first time! It keeps my drinks really cold and does not sweat. I drink my ice coffee, water and tea from it and it works fantastic. 
It has earned a new home on my desk! It has become my go-to cup for work, I get to see it everyday! People at work always notice it.

My iPad cover is great. One of the things I like the most about it is that it is protective but also easy to get on and off the iPad. I have found that a lot of iPad and iPhone cases are SO HARD to get off and then I end up breaking a nail trying to get it off. This one passed my test of approval and I was so excited because I have been looking for an iPad cover!

They have the best items to give as gifst for your mom, sister or BFF! They even have great gifts for teachers. There really is something for everyone from LGP. If you get the chance or see something you want - remember they come highly reccomended from Keep It Classy, Alabama!

The products from LGP are truly quality items that last a long time. I have never had an item of theirs break or had any issues. I am looking forward to a long relationship with my iPad cover (which has flamingoes on it - eeeep! love flamingoes) and my new tumbler.

*Be sure to check out all of Lifeguard Press' Lilly Pulitzer items here.*

If you aren't already - be sure to become their fan on Facebook or follow them on Twitter! They post lots of fun pictures, giveaways as well as the latest on their products!
 become a "Fan" of Lifeguard Press on Facebook
or "Follow" Lifeguard Press on Twitter

Be sure to check back at my blog soon! I will post a review of my fall lifeguard press items I ordered the other day. Can't wait for them to get here! Yay!

Does anyone else love LGP as much as I do?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My reality tv obsession...

If you are new around here then you probably don't know about my unhealthy obsession with reality television. If you are not new, then you already know about this and have probably suggested a 12 step program.

Summer is a fantastic time for some good ole fashioned reality tv.

Like we ALREADY know - Big Brother is my summer favorite and occupies 3 nights of my week. This summer Big Brother got off to a very slow start (am I right or am I right, BB fans?) but has now turned interesting - I am not going to share because most will find out tonight or tomorrow night. I already know because I read the feeds and spoilers. Yes, I am one of THOSE people. I have decided who are my faves and my non-faves for this season of BB, atleast for now these are the standings.

Love: Wil

Love: Britney (duh, loved her then and love her now!)

Dislike: Danielle
*i feel like this needs explaining since she is a fellow Bama girl. I think she is annoying and kind of needy. I would obviously make the better BB houseguest.

Unsure about: Everyone else.....

Mike Boogie is fairly entertaining and I like his alliance with former "team" Frank and Ian. Jenn is like non-existant in the house, who is she? I never see her! Janelle is sadly nearing the end and Dan is like BFF with Danielle which makes him annoying in my book.  Ashley is dumber than a bag of rocks - which may work to her advantage. Joe needs anger management. Did I cover everyone in this sub-par season of BB14?

There is another show that I haven't missed an episode of this year and I am seriously addicted to. Bachelor Pad. I love the entire Bachelor franchise but BP takes it to a whole new level. This season is a bit different since they (the former Bach/Bachelorette contestants) were competing with the super fans.

Meet my Bachey Pad crush that sadly went home last week...

Mr. Hunk of Burnin' Love, Reid Rosenthal (via)

Has anyone else noticed Chris Bukowski's extreme arrongance on BP?

It's borderline insane and I am NOT digging him anymore. (pic via)

Am I the ONLY ONE tired of Erica Rose?

It's about time her and her tiara retired from the Bachelor franchise (pic via)

Other than that, David (the super fan) is totally ruling the game. Lindzi is apparently in love with jerks as she has hooked up Kalon (Emily's season) as a rebound from Ben. It's a giant love fest with hook ups left and right... Jaclyn and Ed, Ed and Sarah, Rachel and Michael Stagliano... the list could go on. I guess they aren't all these just to find money... true love in the future for these contestants? Doubtful. Jamie will still cry everytime Chris rejects her and nothing has changed since Ben's season because VIP Cocktail Waitress Blakeley is STILL psycho. That's all so far... ready for some  more interesting drama!

Do any of you watch my guilty pleasures? Please give me your thoughts!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympic Fever

Maybe its just cause I am so darn Patriotic but I love the Olympics!

It brings a sense of pride that few other experiences can offer. Some might call me a sap but I cry at every medal ceremony when the USA brings home the gold. There is something about them raising OUR flag and singing OUR National Anthem and maybe the look in the proud Olympian's eyes.

Like the "Fab Five's" reaction to their Olympic Gold after a heart breaking day before when Jordyn Weiber did not make it to the all around...

Or the look on Michael Phelp's Mom's face after him, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte, and Ricky Berens won gold in the 4x200-meter Freestyle...

Or if you are like me and check the medal count constantly throughout the day on google (just google Olympic Games and it comes up on the right hand side) and are dissapointed every single time you see we are still tied with China.

There is just SOMETHING about the Olympics.

Go Team USA!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Football Season Prep - Part 1

Good day friends and followers! Today is Part 1 of a series I am starting to prep myself for football season. Can you believe it is just right around the corner?

Not only am I getting myself ready for football season this year but also my sister. She will be at Alabama in the fall and I am loving helping her get her football season wardrobe together! I am going to break the posts down into categories - shoes, accessories, clothes, etc. so that it's not just one HUGE post. Today's post is going to be about the perfect shoes for every Bama girl.

I love these Red Monica Cork Wedges from Diane E. Kelly


These pewter ostrich flats with Elephant Brooch from Diana E. Kelly are really cute and perfect for when the weather gets colder and you need a closed toe. 

Stephen Bonnano can even do custom shoes with houndstooth fabric like these...
Houndstooth with black whipstitch

Houndstooth with red whipstitch AND a monogram!

Can't wait to see all of your football season posts. Is everyone ready for football season? 

I know I am, Roll Tide!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Anatomy of a Southern Belle

Thank You, UScoop! While I don't think this picture needs a lot of explanation if you are Southern you just understand somethings that non-southerners don't! It's a way of life and an identity for most. I do have a quote that sums it up... Those of you who KNOW, will know what this means.

"Growing up Southern is a privilege really. It's more than where you're born, it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, college football, beer, and country music. It's being hospitable, charming, and respectful while having strenght, grace, and a genuine love for our family and our land. We don't become Southern, we're born that way."

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Magical Wedding

In my brief blogging absence over the past few months I forgot to tell you that one of my best friends, Ashley got engaged! I am very happy for her and Scott!  Oh, and the rock is gorgeous.

Ashley asked me to be a bridesmaid and OF COURSE I said YES! I do have a Bridesmaid resume. I think I am getting pretty good at this "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" thing.

So I know you must be wondering the deets. The wedding  will be in 2013… March…. I think that’s all. Kidding. Surely you must be wondering where she is getting married at, right?


Yes, she is getting hitched at the happiest place on earth and having a fairytale wedding! We are all heading down to Orlando, Florida for 7 days of fun-filled wedding mayhem - and good times at the parks, too!

The ceremony will be at Sea Breeze Point

The reception at St.James Hall

I am literally so excited I just can't hide it! I love Disney and I am so excited to spend the one of the most special day of Ashley's life with her at the happiest place on earth. I am sure I will have so much to fill you in on after the wedding. It is going to be gorgeous and I can't wait. My next goal is after the wedding get her featured on the Disney wedding blog!