Wednesday, February 29, 2012

#13: Tyler

The final thing that I am going to be blogging about in February of things I love is my relationship with Tyler.  Let me start by saying that I am not one of those girls who posts things about how much they love their boyfriend because I usually think it is so silly.  However, I couldn't not write about Tyler in the things I love because he has become such an important part of my life.  (After all, he did make me this wonderful blog, remember!)

Tyler and I have been dating for almost 2 1/2 years.  He is my best friend and my support system at all times.  We are different in many ways, yet we have so much in common.  Tyler came into my life at a time when I needed him the most.  I truly believe that he was a gift from God when my mom passed away.  Tyler is the most humble person I have ever met.  He makes me so proud every day.  I feel blessed to have him in my life.

Here are some pictures of us throughout the past couple years:

Before my semiformal in 2009

Tyler's formal in Charleston in 2010

2011 Carolina Cup 

Tyler's formal in Charleston 2011

Our first family picture with Lilly

2011 Semi Formal

New Years 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

#12: Needlepoint Products

I have always been a huge fan of Smathers and Branson because of their unique designs and talent when making needlepoint items.  They have recently expanded their company and are making more products for women.  I am in love with all of it.

Tyler gave me this key fob a couple years ago for Christmas.  I have used it ever since.  

Zipped Wallet

Eyeglass Case

They even have dog collars now for your little furry friends!

I love their adorable headbands

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

#11: Bows

I love all things that are girly.  Bows are my personal favorite.  There is something about a bow that just brightens an outfit and day.  Whether it's in your hair or on your dress, it is an adorable addition.  No matter how much older I get, I still love wearing bows.

Emma Graham Designs  is a wonderful company that customizes dresses.  I think this dress is ideal for Carolina Cup or the Derby.  They came to our campus a couple of years ago prior to Carolina Cup.  You are able to pick from an assortment of colors and design your own dress.  

Saturday, February 18, 2012

#10: Lilly Pulitzer

I usually try to avoid the Lilly Pulitzer store in Wilmington because I am too tempted to buy things.  I went this past week to buy my grand-little, Katie, a birthday present.  I couldn't believe that I hadn't been there since Christmas.  They have gotten in so many cute things for the house and accessories.

This is what Kayla and I gave Katie for her birthday.  It is an insulated cooler with a drink opener and wine bottle opener.  I'm officially obsessed.  

 I got this jewelry pouch for my birthday in November from Katie and Kayla.  I adore it so much!

Have y'all gotten any of Lilly Pulitzer's new items for the home or accessories?  

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

#9: Loving Others

I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day, but I do love spending time with my loved ones.  The eve of Valentine's Day I made breakfast for dinner.  Since I have to be at school by 7:30 every morning, a romantic breakfast on Valentine's Day wasn't really an option for me.  I decided to make this for dinner.  I used a heart cookie cutter to cut out the inside of a piece of bread and then made the eggs over easy.  Who doesn't like breakfast for dinner, anyways?

Valentine's Day is 10 times better with kids.  I loved giving the kids gifts and watching them open up theirs.  It was a fun-filled day.

Tyler took me to a romantic dinner at Bridge Tender.  It was so nice to take a step back from our busy day and enjoy each other's company.  After dinner, we watched a movie and enjoyed a slice of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory for dessert.  I'm so thankful for him in my life.

Quatrefoil earrings! 

How was everyone's Valentine's Day?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

#8: Harry Barker Dog Collars

My sweet chocolate lab, Lilly, has a birthday coming up in March.  She will be 1 and I can't believe how big she has gotten.  I've been looking for a new collar for her recently and had almost decided on one until Tyler found this great website today.  Harry Barker is a company that caters to all the things you need for your dog.  They have adorable collars that would make any dog happy.  I will be sure to post a picture once her collar comes in.

I just love her so much!

Lilly is getting the pink and navy Newport collar.  I just had to have it when I saw it.  I might even buy the matching leash.  

Saturday, February 11, 2012

#7: Tugs

I bought my first pair of Tugs about a year ago and I have been wearing them ever since.  When I bought mine, the colors were limited to only a few colors of seersucker.  They now have many colors of seersucker and checkered tugs.  They are the perfect accessory for summer days, which I wish would get here soon.