Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

I think this Vineyard Vines email sent
out this morning pretty much sums up
my memorial day and hopefully everyone 
else's as well! 

Thank you to all the men and women who fight 
for our freedom everyday! We appreciate you every
day and not just today on this National Holiday.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know 
I did.. and I will be slathering on the aloe all
week long. Oops!


Little Miss Southern Love

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lilly Pulitzer Summer 2012 is here!

My favorite picks from the new
Lilly Pulitzer Summer 2012 line.
Almost all found either on the Lilly Pulitzer
website, here. Or the Splash of Pink website, here.
Note: SOP posts all of summer and only
posts by delivery so SOP has more up than
right now :)

Already purchased & love!!
Callahan shorts in You Gotta Regatta.
Clearly I am a Callahan short hoarder.

Already own.. Camie Dress in
You gotta regatta.

LOVE this dress. My new favorite
summer casual dress. I got this one and the
one pictured below.
Kori Dress in Chum Bucket

Kori Dress- Guiding Light

Just got this and not too sure.. it is SO
long with flats on and I am 5'7". I think
I am going to try washing and drying it so
that I don't need it hemed.
Treena Dress- You Gotta Regatta

LOVE this! So cute with white shorts/jeans.
Wiley Tube Top- Chum Bucket

Needless to say I am OBSESSED with the summer
line. Anchors, sailboats, lighthouses and seashells
and I could not be happier.. my wallet on the other hand. Oops!

I hope everyone else is loving it as much as I am!
Feel free to ask any fit questions.. I have tried quite a
few things on.

Hope everyone is having a great day!


Little Miss Southern Love

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Social Media Generation

Let me first say, I love our church and our Pastor! We attend
Next Level Church in Fort Myers pastored by Matt Keller.
Week after week the topics are always new and pertain 
to everyone young and old. 
This past Sunday he spoke out of the book of
2 Timothy chapter 2 about the different
generations and how anyone 29 and younger is apart
of the Millennial generation. This generation 
has also been coined the 'Social Media' generation because
of our love for social media. This generation is also
known for the phrase of "We want to do that too".
Many people look down on our generation.. but according
to many different surveys the priorities of 
the millennial generation are the same
as some of the older generations.
Some of the top priorities include: being a good parent,
owning a home, and having a successful marriage.

Here is a great article that explains the graph in more detail.

[Sidenote: There are a lot of articles out there with some
negative perspectives on this.. I encourage you to
of course, research before you speak. But I am
speaking from a Christian perspective and based on
facts given in church yesterday and some of the research
I have done on my own.]

Everyone always harps on the fact that I am
ALWAYS connected to some sort of social media.. be it
Twitter, blogger, Facebook, instagram, tumblr, foursquare,
pinterest.. you name it I am on all of them all the time. Pastor
Matt spoke this weekend about how these social media outlets
can be used for good. Our generation has the greatest
chance possible to spread the gospel more effectively 
due to the amount of social media outlets we are connected to!

This REALLY hit home for me.. 
(as his sermons do almost every week)
and it occurred to me... 
Had I shared my faith on my blog?
Then I realized.. I don't think I have shared
as much of my faith as I would like on all of the Social Media
outlets that I am connected to. 
Yes, I have shared bits and
pieces, but am I really reaching my max potential for
this blog to be used as a testament? Probably not. 
I have quite a few loyal followers on many of these
different sites and I realized that if I touched just one 
or two of them and made a difference in
their life in a difficult time then it would all be worth it.

So this is one of my new goals. 

Sometimes I get carried away posting about my life
and things that I enjoy but I hope that if anyone has any
questions or ever needs someone to talk to that I will
always be here to lend an ear and be as good of a friend 
as I know how to be. For some reason I feel like someone needs
to hear this. So if it is you, please feel free to email me or 
DM me on twitter or wherever you feel comfortable. 

The goal is not for us to become so consumed in our
social media outlets that we forget about Him, but to use 
our social media outlets FOR His good. 

I also enjoy hearing about what else is going on
in everyone else's churches so please feel free to share!

Speaking of social media:
 I will be live tweeting the Bachelorette premiere 
tonight so feel free to follow on twitter here.


Little Miss Southern Love

Friday, May 11, 2012

Our First Home: Pinterest Ideas

Our house is coming a long quite nicely! 
This picture was taken about a month ago and there is
 already SO much more done.
The roof is on, the drywall is in, all electrical and plumbing is 
also in! The next stages are going to be painting
 the inside and outside of the house 
and putting the tiles on the roof!
Ever since I started looking at houses I was pinning stuff
on pinterest. I have quite a few ideas saved and I have
been collecting lots of things to decorate with! I also bought
a dining room set at world market of all places a few weeks ago. 
I love it! Here are some of my home inspirations via my BFF..
Pinterest! Check out my Pinterest here.


Source: via KLR on Pinterest

Source: via KLR on Pinterest
Source: via KLR on Pinterest
Source: via KLR on Pinterest
Source: via KLR on Pinterest
Source: via KLR on Pinterest

Source: via KLR on Pinterest  

                 I have already collected many of the items above. 
Some of the old doors and windows that we are using for decor
at the wedding will be repurposed into the house! 
I am so excited to finally see everything starting to come together. 
Can't wait to move in!


Little Miss Southern Love