I Am Shocked!

After the boiled peanut post... check it out here if you missed it. I know things are different in the South than they are EVERYWHERE else. I could not believe some of you live in the south and had never tried them or even heard of them... So... for you people who don't get the pleasure of living in the South... these are some great reasons I LOVE living here!
1. Sweet Tea (the sweeter, the better)
2. Jon Jons
PL - Monogrammed BonBon Corduroy Jon Jon Chocolate Brown
3. Shortalls
LAG - Boy Girl Twins Matching Monogrammed Dress & Shortalls Navy
4. Monograms
5. Barbeque- Vinegar based is the BEST! 
And no, we don't count this place as bbq...
6. Bowheads
7. Croakies
8. Anything with our state's logo...
"Carolina Girl"
9. Girls with double names...
Monogrammed Bloomers-Double Name-Retro Dots
10. Southern Accents...
11. Shrimp and Grits

12. Seersucker and Madras Apparel...
What could be better than all that? 


  1. Love this post! I am slowly learning all the common things of the South! Are double names really a southern thing? I always wondered...because a LOT of the girls in my class over the past years have double names. I had never heard of that before teaching.

  2. So cute!! I wasn't very deep south, but just having lived in Virginia this post made me smile :)

  3. I love living in the South! We are proudly flying our South Carolina state flag as we speak...and no, we currently do not live there!

  4. That is so funny. I am a Northern girl and I have heard of everything on your list except the "bowheads". How funny! But I do have boys so maybe that is what I am missing out on!

  5. I love being from the south! When I used to wait tables I would sometimes notice myself saying, "how are y'all doin" or "are y'all ready to order"! Ha! Love sweet tea, BBQ, and Monograms!

  6. i have never heard of boiled peanuts! haha! thats crazy, why would u boil them? lol xx

  7. I'm a California girl, so when I went to NC to visit my best friend I learned: we have 2 different versions of BBQ - I had never heard of vinegar based before!, using the word "y'all", using koozies for your drinks, and you're right, everything monogrammed. So fun! Wish I could live there (minus the humidity!) or at least visit more often :)

  8. Oh I love the south! Everything is better in the south!

  9. I need you suggestions for places to eat in the south. Check out my blog today and leave me some ideas please. :)

  10. I spent my teenage years growing up in the South, and this post just made me laugh. I can totally relate to all of it. When I lived in New England, I actually got homesick for some of that Southern drawl I used to hear from some of my teachers. Oh, and don't get me started on sweet tea---I actually had a friend (from Cali) who gave me the craziest look when I started mixing sugar in my tea (because they didn't offer it at a restaurant in her area). It's a Southern thang!

  11. Seeing I just moved to southern Texas, as a native NYer I really appreciate all the southern living information and tips you can give!!

  12. Your post was so Southern! I just loved it! I just know your little one will have tons of monogrammed items and cute Southern outfits! I just bought some bow bands as a baby gift and they were too cute! Love sweet tea and BBQ! Have a great week!

  13. Love it! These are all such great things about the south :)

  14. So true!!! There is definitely something to be said about being raised in the south. I am a southern raised, sweet tea drinking, monogramming seer sucker loving mama of 2 sweet girls who wear the biggest bows around. Gotta love the south!!!