Monday, October 31, 2011


Over the weekend, I...
{I'm going to pre-apologize... This post is wimpy...}
Made an beautiful homemade apple pie {flaws are what makes things beautiful... right?}
Played with some cutie-pie babies in the nursery at church
Watched a scary movie in theaters for the first time... Logan better know I love him now! :)
And the best part? I reached 100 followers!! {Well now, 103}
Thank y'all so much-- giveaway coming soon :)

Happy Halloween! What are you doing to celebrate?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hi! {for those of you that are from Follower Fest} Welcome to my little blog!
I'm Tori! I'm a full time college gal, a southern belle, and a new blogger!

Since the Follower Fest is all about Autumn {my favorite time of the year...} I decided I'd show y'all my favorite things about the season this year.

Is it just me... or do the best nail polish shades come out in the Fall?

One word- Salted Caramel Mocha... {Okay... maybe three}

I started doing "what i wore" posts... You can find my latest one {here}

I've started making big goals to accomplish before the New Year. You can find a post about it {here}

Bring out the yummy candles!

Trips to the local pumpkin patch with my best friends!

Hope y'all like it here!
Don't forget to follow :)

Guest Blog: Nicole from Running In Heels

Hey guys! Here is a wonderful guest post from a new blog friend, Nicole. She blogs over {here}.

Hey there, the Editorial readers! I'm Nicole, from Running in Heels.

I'm so excited to be guest posting for Ms. Tori today for many reasons, but one that is very specific:

I want to live in the South. 
And truth be told, I want to be a real, authentic Southern Belle too.
But, I'm not. 

I actually live up here in the Great NW where all the hippies live. And these aren't those cute, runway model hippies. I'm talking dirty, don't-shower-for-weeks hippies. Not as pretty, now is it?
But don't you worry, I am not a hippie.

No, ma'am.
I'm just an everyday wanna-be Southern Belle.

And since Tori is a true Southern Belle herself, I thought it'd be a fantastic idea to share some of the many reasons why I so badly want to live in the South. 

There are very few hippie/lazy/grungy people down there.
You see, I've had people tell me when they fly into the Portland Airport they become confused because they're not sure whether the airline dropped them off at the local homeless shelter or at the actual airport. 

Everyone is always getting their heart blessed. 
One time, up here in the great state of Oregon, I used the phrase, "oh, bless your heart" and the girl looked at me like I had lost my ever-loving mind.
I want to be able to bless people's hearts all day, every day without being outcasted.
Is that too much to ask?

Y'all say y'all.
I say y'all only because I purposely taught myself. 
And because of this, I regularly get looked at like I'm a lunatic.

Y'all wear dresses to your football games.
Shall I share a story about this? I think I should.

So I'm getting ready for a weekend getaway down to Nashville and then Alabama to watch the Bama-Kentucky football game. As I'm packing I'm thinking to myself, "okay, we're going to a football game. Let's not go crazy here, just take jeans and a t-shirt." And like life always works, my phone rang. 
"Hey Nicole, be sure to bring a dress."
First of all, I was fully planning on taking dresses, but why they cared that I brought a dress was unbeknownst to me. So I asked why.
"You'll have to wear it to the football game."
Umm, no. 

But oh, I did. And oh, did I love it. If I tried to wear a dress to a football game up here, I'd be shunned.
Shunned, I tell you.

You drink the best Luzianne sweet tea I've ever tasted.
The only reason I know about this fine crop of tea you all have down there is because I have family that lives in Missouri, and they drink it like it's their job.

Y'all can EAT!
Amen to that.

I want a true southern gentleman to sweep me off my feet.

I like their manners, and their back road put-some-gravel-in-my-travel way of life.
That deserves a big ol' AMEN!
And there you have it, some of many reasons why I want to live down south of the Mason-Dixon line.
But until I actually do, I'll just be turning on my faux-southern accent, saying y'all, and blessing everyone's heart up here in the Great NW. Oh yeah, and doing this...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry. Do Southern Belles not do that?
Well, can't please 'em all :)
Thanks for letting me steal your blog for the day, Tori!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Jean Jacket- American Eagle
Dress- Thrifted
Knee-High Socks- Forever 21
Boots- Forever 21
Bow Necklace- Forever 21
Gold Bangles- Forever 21

Monday, October 24, 2011

Autumn Harvest// Favorites and Wishes

Hey! I got myself a Blog Lovin' account. You can follow it ---> {here}

Let's start this week off easy with a little eye candy :)
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Can I just ask... Is anyone head over heels for those leo loafers like I am? In the great words of Mrs. Zoe- I die...

Friday, October 21, 2011


My favorite hometown girl doing a totally amazing job at YouTube videos:

Favorite Photograph:
Favorite reason why I'm officially going to learn how to crochet now:

Favorite amazing monthly nail program {e-mail me for more info}:

Favorite yummy idea {Cinnamon roll pops and dipping glaze... YUM!}:

Have a lovely, relaxing weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I finally decided to actually take a stab at a DIY I found on Pinterest!
This craft originally comes from A Beautiful Mess. This blog has some of the best craft ideas!
So here's my spin on a very inexpensive way to be a little festive :)

Here we go...
And there ya go! See how simple? Now go out and craft!


Dip-Dyed Tunic- Forever 21
Necklace- gift from Boyfriend :)
Tights- Kohl's {Vera Wang=my fav!}
Boots- Deliah's

Monday, October 17, 2011

{twelve by 2012}

After seeing this project on Oh, Hello Friend, I knew I simply had to do it! As an 18 year old that keeps a daily planner, I'm all about making lists and conquering them!

Here's my 12 things:
1. Clean out my closet. {This includes all my drawers and many shoe piles}
2. Lose 12 pounds.
3. Make and send out homemade Christmas cards.
4. Bake a "made from scratch" apple pie, like a true southern belle.
5. Make something from a Sweet Verbena tutorial.
6. Suprise the poo out of someone I love.
7. Go to kickboxing class once a week, at least.
8. Finish working on my re-vamp of the office/sewing room.
9. Grow the blog! My goal is 100 followers {gulp}
10. Buy a homemade planner for 2012. I have my eye on this one.
11. Participate in a blogging holiday gift exchange.
12. Make an A in at least one of my classes.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


The fam and some close friends took a trip to one of the local cornmazes. We feasted on smorez, pumpkin pie, apple cider, and fire roasted hot dogs. Lots of laughs and several times of feeling lost in, what seemed to be, neverending shucks of corn made for one of the best fall nights in a long time. Most of the pretty pictures above were taken by my lovely, and oh so talented, best friend- Jillian Allman.