Thursday, May 26, 2011


Yay SCOTTY!!!!

If you follow me on Twitter you know that I LOVE Scotty McCreery. This was pretty apparent last night from the amount of tweets I was sending off with #goscotty in them.  He's from the town between where I'm living now and the town I grew up in, so it's been crazy around here.  This is a BIG DEAL for Garner... I love how they kept showing the RBC Center, that is where my Wolfpack plays basketball!

North Carolina is no stranger to American Idol sucess. Think Clay Aiken (or actually, maybe don't), Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Fantasia, Bucky Covington, Anoop Desai, and we are so proud to add Scotty to that list!  I am so glad he won!! He's such a nice guy who is all about giving thanks to God! I just really hope he doesn't turn metro-country (think the way Rascal Flatts dresses...) 

I also really love Lauren.  If Scotty hadn't of been on there she would have been my top pick, I can't wait for her album to come out! 

and am I the only one who wants to see them live happily ever after together!?!


Next thing, I am really excited about this bikini bottom I just ordered from VS. I don't like the top, so I'm just going to wear a plain black top with them.  I love me some seashells!  and the best part is that it was ~$15 the first time I saw it and then dropped to $11.99 when I got ready to order it!

 {images both from}

I'm also really excited about going to the beach this weekend! Thanks to all of you who gave me sunscreen advice yesterday, I got the Neutrogena Ulra Sheer Dry Touch sunblock.  I tried it out on my hand and it really does go on clear, woo hoo!  Two summers ago, when I went to the beach with the same folks I'll be with this weekend, we ran aground or as I like to call it "got shipwrecked." I'll tell you the story one day... It's a good one.  Even though being stuck on an isalnd in the middle of the sound at 2am in the morning might not like sound like it, it was a GREAT time!  Here's a pic. Please notice there is only a TINY bit of water that was still touching the boat... The rest, my friends, is dry land.

Hope y'all have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunscreen Help!

I need sunscreen...not this.

I need your help... I am in the market for a new face sunscreen.  I have googled and read reviews, and then I was like bingo, I'll ask my blolg friends! This past weekend at the beach I tried out my new face sunscreen I was super pumped about, but it was a huge fail.  Honest-to-goodness it looked like I was either a. sick, b. had a white mask on, c. looked like I was auditioning to be a ghost in a play or d. ALL OF THE ABOVE.

So this is where you  come... I need a good, strong face sunscreen that will hopefully not turn my face white.  Almost every face sunscreen I've ever had does this to me, so I might just have to deal with it, but it's pretty unattractive.  The skin on my face is already so pale because I never let it get any sun, but when I don't have makeup on and pile spf 60 on it to sit out on the beach, let me tell you, the ghostly look I have going on is really beautiful.  The other kicker is that I have extrememly sensitive skin, so I've always tried to get the kind that is made for faces.

Anyways, any advice you could offer would be lovely. The boaters and beach goers I'm around this weekend will certainly appreciate it!

{Semi} Wordless Wednesday - The Sound of the Ocean

Today, for the very first time, I'm linking up with Daphne at Flip Flops & Pearls for {semi} wordless wednesday! 

This past weekend at the beach, I found lotttts of baby conchs, but none big enough to hold up to my ear. When I was little, I was always mesmerized by sound you hear when you hold a conch shell up to your ear and if we're being honest here...I still am :-)



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Two's Company Tote Bags

Im loving these Two's Company tote bags!

Which one is your favorite? 

I ordered the octopus one last week. I can't believe I didn't get the sand dollar or the seahorse, but I thought I'd go for something different.  It has a laminated lining that will make the perfect beach bag!

I found these here

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday's Fancies - Beach Bachelorette Party!

Today, for Friday's Fancies with {av}, of {long distance loving}, I have created a dream look for the bachelorette party I am going to at the beach this weekend. My cousin Emily is getting married in June and I can't wait to celebrate at the beach this weekend!  I love, love this maxi dress. How cute is the tie on it?  I never, ever would buy a $198 sunhat or a $895 swimsuit (that looks like one you can get at Target) butttt hey, this is Friday's Fancies right!  Here's to a great weekend on the beach! I also am getting a massage tomororw morning.  Let's hope I can be quiet for that long... I just might talk that masseuse's ears off :-)

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Beach Bachelorette Party
French Connection maxi dress
139 EUR -

Lanvin bikini swimwear
$895 -

Eugenia Kim beach hat
$198 -

Ray Ban aviator sunglass
$159 -

StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF 30
$49 -

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Today, for the very first time, I am linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday!

  • I'm loving Scotty McCreery!! He's from Garner, NC, which is right beside Raleigh and the town I grew up in.  I grew up going there to shop (first Target I ever went in) and to eat (because my town had no restaurants then) so it's pretty exciting to see someone from Garner, NC on national TV!!  It was crazy around here on Saturday when he came home for his concert! Josh Turner even walked out on stage and surprised him during his concert!!  annnddd he's a NC State fan. Enough said!

  •  I'm loving that I'm actually wearing my hair curly lately.  I always wear it straight and haven't worn it curly probably since January, but I've decided I need to give my locks a break from the brutal-ness of the straightener.  It can be my "summer look" 

    straight-haired Jana

    curly-haired Jana

    • I'm loving the massive email chat that I had with Ashley of Run With Me yesterday!  #yayfornewfriends
    •  I'm loving that I'm going to the beach two weekends in a row!
    • I'm loving that NCSU picked up a top basketball recruit yesterday.  He's from a high school in Raleigh (gotta love homegrown talent) and ohhh how we need him on our team.... 
    Hope you all have a great Wednesday! What are you loving today?

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Sea It...Love It... - Fornash Jewelry

    I posted here about Fornash jewelry a few months ago and since they have gotten in some more amazing pieces!

    (This is one hech of a nautical statement necklace!!)

    (I really love this... So southern and classy!)

    (I really think I need these...)

    All images and items can be found at

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    Kelli's Graduation Weekend/Blogger Meet-Up

    I had a great weekend celebrating my sister's graduation from NCSU.  Here are a few pictures.  

    Kelli and her BF

    Kelli and The Rents

    Me and the Kel

    The NCSU Belltower!

    Me and Kelli at church today, it was graduation Sunday.

    The Rents have been proudly rocking the tailgating flags the entire weekend in honor of The Kel graduating

    and on a totally different note, I had my first "blogger meet-up" last week with Carolina City Girl!  I found her blog when I first started blogging and have been following it every since. While she's back in Raleigh and on a break from grad school, we decided to do dinner.  We ate at Piola in Raleigh, which is my favorite place EVER to eat pizza . Their mozzarella cheese is AMAZING.... We had a great evening, can't wait to do it again Christin! Below are a few pictures that she took (I need a nice camera like she has...)

    My hair looks so blonde in this picture... 

    Best. Pizza. Ever. If you ever get a chance to eat at a Piola, take it!

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