October 27, 2011
In case you haven't checked it out yet, I wanted to share with you a few favored highlights from Rue's anniversary issue...
October 26, 2011
October 25, 2011
October 21, 2011
Can I get a holler from all you lovely undergrads who claim football as one of your favorite parts of fall? You're not alone. Christie Leigh Mueller---a Southern belle, Rhodes College graduate, and Auburn football fan---has published Gridiron Belles for all the lovely lady football fans out there. And while her book focuses on "Saturdays in Dixie," its pages of photos, traditions, etiquette tips, fashion advice, and game definitions make this a stadium survival guide for any lovely undergrad looking to enjoy the season.
October 20, 2011
Alright! Challenge over! Several of you ladies have been throwing correct guesses my way. But the very first to do so was Lauren Alyse, who said...
"Is it Medusa? One of the best characters in Greek mythology. :)"
October 19, 2011
Besides the obvious gorgeous foliage and Halloween, here are a few of my favorite picks for autumn:
1. Black riding boots. They're simple, classic, comfortable, and versatile---what's not to love? Last year I scored thee perfect pair on sale. A week later the same pair was even lower in price and they still had my size left. So yes, I did buy a second pair to keep on hand for when I wear out the first. ;)
October 15, 2011
Besides blog and magazine writing, I write historical fiction novels in my spare time. I've been writing stories for as long as I can remember. On October 31, 2008 I discovered NaNoWriMo. I signed up and have been doing it ever since.
And this year, I'm hope some of you will join me! (Because I'm just sure I can sense some writers out there!)
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which happens to be November.
October 14, 2011
October 13, 2011
I've heard some people say they don't by certain decor magazines because the interiors featured on the magazine's glossy pages are too upscale, too out-of-reach, and too expensive. They stick to titles that feature design that accommodates the middle class, smaller quarters, and a tighter budget. But being the shelter magazine
hoarder collector I am, I can't discriminate. Just because a space is five times (or ten times) the size of mine, or the decorator is on a millionaire's budget... doesn't mean I can't find inspiration to take from the decor and apply to my own room(s).
October 12, 2011
Some days are just not lovely. Some days I feel like a total mess. I'm sure you have these days, too.
To begin my story, I went to work. I just got a new job waitressing and today was my first day waiting tables all by myself! (No trainer--woot!) Anyway... I see that one of my tables got sat. At a glance, it looks like two women. So I grab drink napkins and make my way over, reminding myself in my head not to say, "How are you guys today?" I was focusing so hard that as I put down their drink napkins, I spat out "How are you ladies today?" just as one of them looked up and was clearly not a lady but a nice old man.
I'm having a little contest here at Lovely Undergrad! Beginning today and once a day from here on out, I'll be releasing a clue to what my Halloween costume is going to be this year. To enter, you'll just submit a comment.
October 11, 2011
This Zelda costume is brilliant and pretty easy to pull off. You'll need a long sleeve light brown shirt, brown belt, green tunic/dress or oversized t-shirt, brown boots, and a green stocking hat (or elf hat, if you can find one!). Sword and shield optional. ;)
October 10, 2011
October 7, 2011
Bring the colors of fall into your decor and wardrobe. You don't have to go all out, but a splash of crimson, orange, or (my favorite!) this year's oh-so-popular mustard yellow will do the trick. To incorporate these colors easily and on the cheap, focus on accessories. Perhaps some red throw pillows tossed on the couch. Or mustard accessories (a vase, several books, a blanket) strewn around the room. Fashion-wise, how 'bout a bright orange scarf? Stumped? Glance out your window at the foliage for inspiration!
October 2, 2011
|Better Homes & Gardens|
1. Press beautifully colored fall leaves in a book to flatten. Position leaf between two pieces of same-sized glass. Wrap the edges of the glass with colored, linen book cloth tape to secure the pieces together.