December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve...

What are your NYE plans?  We're planning to go out to dinner but be home well in time to watch the ball drop.  Such is life when you have a newborn who nurses every 2-3 hours... But I'm still looking forward to it.  Last year we rented a space downtown with a bunch of friends and had such a good time...


And if 2012 is anything as good as 2011 was to me then I'll be one happy lady.  See ya'll in 2012!! xoxox

Some End Of Year Thanks

It's been an amazing year here on the blog, and that didn't happen alone.  All of you make all the time that I put into this little space worth it.  Your visits, comments, emails, and overall support are the BOMB, and I love ya.

I'd also like to thank everyone who has helped spread the word about LLL.  I'm touched that you would recommend my ramblings to your friends.  And I owe an extra special thanks to these ten top referring bloggers of 2011.





Lastly, a huge thanks to my sponsors who have supported my blogging habit and 
help me justify my time looking at pretty things to my husband :)  Ya'll ROCK.

Oh yes, one more final thank you to my friend Cassie at Hi Sugarplum for inspiring me to write this post.

December 29, 2011

Some Scenes From Our Christmas

A few snapshots (courtesy of instagram) of our Christmas.











Hope yours was just as magical.

December 28, 2011

Didn't Get What You Wanted For Christmas?

Then head over to my sponsor Stella & Dot and spruce up your every day look :)  I love how Lindsey Calla of Saucy Glossie is wearing this Snake Orb Pendant Necklace.

{via Stella & Dot's Style Watch}

And in case you need another reason to shop...

December 27, 2011

Fletcher's Newborn Shoot - An Outtake


I thought I'd share an outtake from Fletcher's newborn photoshoot with Gray Benko Photography.
I just love this photo b/c you can see Lilly running into Fletcher's room and there's a bag of diapers
in the background.  So very true over here these days.

December 26, 2011

Gold Dipped Goodness

I kinda fell in love when I found this little gem of a shop, A Merry Mishap.  Love the simple gold dipped designs.  Even more, I love that most everything is under $25.


Pretty gorgeous, huh?  See more here.

December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

We didn't manage to get Holiday cards out this year, but here's a quick glimpse of some of our gorgeous family and friends who did...

To those who celebrate, I hope you have a Merry Christmas.  xoxo, Chassity

December 22, 2011

A Pixie Lily Sample Sale


First off I'd like to welcome my newest sponsor, Pixie Lily.  There are many reasons why you're probably familiar with this adorable baby clothing line already, one of which being the amazing giveaway they did here on LLL just a few weeks back.  Or perhaps you've spotted Rachel Zoe's little boy wearing Pixie Lily on her reality show (see the segment right here!).

{Rachel Zoe + Pixie Lily's very own Leda Jackson}
Well I have some great news for my Charleston area readers.  You can take advantage of Pixie Lily's sample sale going on this coming Wednesday, December 28th from 9 - 4 at 48 Society Street downtown Charleston. 


Here's the deals that you can expect to find at the sale:

Layette, Toddler, & Women's Loungewear: $16 (regularly $52 - $125!)
Blankets: $13 (regularly $44)
Hats, Booties, & Mittens: $2 (regularly $17 - $20)
Bibs, Burps, & Diaper Covers: $4 (regularly $18 - $24)


But here's more exciting news.  There's a special preview sale on Tuesday, December 27th from 1 - 3 in the afternoon for all of those who "like" Pixie on Facebook.  Um, this is amazing because I guarantee these items will sell fast.  To be admitted you must show a printout of your facebook likes.  This is serious business people, have you seen southern ladies and their Pixie Lily???

AND even more fun news -- Pixie Lily is giving ONE LLL reader 1st dibs on the entire sale!!  All you have to do is leave a comment below and we'll randomly choose a winner.  The lucky person will get a solo shopping experience of the sale starting at 12:30 on Tuesday.  First dibs on EVERYTHING.  We'll announce the winner on the 26th!

So leave your comment below (just one please) and happy shopping next week!!


UPDATE: Congrats Katie Perk!  You won :)

December 21, 2011

A Sparkly Holiday

It's another good day here at LLL because we have yet another visiting guest writer. My talented friend Danielle of Danielle Oakey Interiors has whipped up a little sparkly holiday decor goodness for us.  Some great last minute ideas for sprucing up your home for guests this holiday...  Thanks for stopping by Danielle!

 
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Hi, I am Danielle from Danielle Oakey Interiors.
I am thrilled to be here today while Chassity gets some much needed rest, isn't little Fletcher yummy?
I really think I could just eat him right up.

Well since Thanksgiving is over, it's time to focus on Christmas.
Ok, who am I kidding, I may of had my Christmas tree up mid-November.
Regardless, I love Christmas and I love ALL things sparkly.

One of my absolute favorite ways to decorate for Christmas is with sequined throw pillows.
Its adds the perfect amount of glam to the sofa.
{image via Social Society}

Or a chair.

Or even a bench.

And if you are a crazy sequins freak like me, you could just keep them out all year round.
I put together a little round-up of my favorite affordable sequined pillows.

1.2.3.4.5.6


I need these.
Are you ready to get your sequin on?

Thanks for having me Chassity!
xoxo,
Danielle

December 20, 2011

Your Ultimate Guide To Hostess Gifts

'Tis a fun Tuesday because I have my gal pal Alesya visiting and chatting about hostess gifts.  Why did I invite Alesya to chat about hostess gifts?  Because I've dubbed her as THE BEST GIFT GIVER.  Seriously.  In the past 2 months I've received two REALLY thoughtful gifts from this sweetheart, and both made me hold my head in shame at my own lame attempts of gift giving (in a good and "I feel inspired" kind of way).  So read what she has to say because she's sharing a lot of good ideas.  Guarantee you'll leave here today brainstorming.

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Hello LLL fans! I'm a big fan myself and honored that Chassity asked me to do a guest post.
Like me, I'm sure many of you are traveling this week or are attending a holiday gathering. The last thing on your list is the need for a little something to bring the hosts. Before you crack out yet another bottle of meaningless wine I have some suggestions.

The secret to any gift giving is to personalize. Here are a few places to get ideas:


1. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest: People post things they like! If you were getting a gift for Chassity, you could head on over to her Pinterest page and see she loves this nail polish. Perfect.

2. Favorite Places: Does your mother-in-law love her trips to Florida? Bring her a beautiful SPF. Maybe your brother hangs out at the local watering hole. Give him your favorite craft beer. Or perhaps like our family your hosts root for one team like The Ohio State University. Then you can't forget the Buckeyes.

3. Event Help: Any hostess can use assistance as the clock counts down. If you're traveling, it's doubtful that you can bring a dish to pass, so use this trick from my Mom. Ask if you can bring the centerpiece. Then call the local florist and have it delivered before you arrive. If your family aren't centerpiece kind of people a nice large white poinsettia will also add festive touch.



4. Play Time: You can't go wrong by bringing something extra for the kids. As a parent, something small to keep them occupied but won't be messy will win me over too. My daughter is getting this sticker book to keep her busy on the plane.

5. Something Consumable: If you're at still at a loss about what to get, you can't go wrong with a gift that can be used up (aka doesn't have to kept for all eternity) and local. I love the sample pack from Charleston chocolate company Sweetteeth. My husband sends fresh local fish to his father. Anyone would adore some stationary from Sideshow Press.


Easy travels to you and your family this week. If you forget to bring a hostess gift, don't worry. I'm sure your safe arrival is gift enough!

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Told you she's good.  And lucky for us gift giving is not the only thing that Alesya is good at.  She's also the girl behind Alesya Bags, the super cute yet functional laptop bag.

Photography by the amazing Charlotte Elizabeth Photo

Just in case you still need an idea for Christmas...

Thanks for visiting, Alesya!

December 19, 2011

My Holiday Tradtion & Wishlist

About a week and a half ago I was visiting Meg over at Mimi & Meg and shared my holiday tradition and wishlist.  I linked over for you all, but I know as a blog reader myself that we don't always have time to click over and read guest posts.  Well, since that wishlist took me some time to put together, and my time is limited these days, I thought I'd share over here again today.  To those of you who saw the post at Meg's, thank you- but if you missed it, here it is :)



I can't take credit for the beautiful collages, Meg did all of that.  She's impressive, no?!  I could certainly use some help in the blog design department (here's wishing for photoshop and a new computer for Christmas).  If you need help in the design department too, then you're in luck because Meg has created a "Design A Better Blog Post" video.  And it's available right here for a very reasonable price.  Hey Meg, thanks again for inviting me over to your beautiful blog.

New Diaper Bag

If there is one specific thing that my Dad spoils me with, it's pretty new bags.  Such was the case when he flew in on the day of Fletcher's birth and surprised me with a new diaper bag. 

He may have gotten a hint that I fancied this bag... isn't it gorgeous?  I'm so in love.  It's the Burberry Bridle Hobo Bag.  My version is all leather, which I can't find anymore, but I like this plaid version a lot too.  It has 4 different compartments so organizing is easy.  My dad also surprised me with this Gucci Hysteria Tote when I had Lilly.  I guess I have a thing for "non-diaper bag" diaper bags.


So what's your style?  Do you (or will you for all of you non mommas) carry the traditional diaper bag or are you more like me and just make large bags work? 



December 18, 2011

Bringin' Back The Dickie

Check it, the dickie is back. 



Okay, so maybe they're not really making a comeback .  This dickie is what Josh opened up last night in the "wearable dirty santa exchange" at our friend Calder Clark's Festivus party.  Pretty sweet though, right?

PS, I might be in trouble when Josh sees this...  Happy Holidays, Sweetie!!  xoxo