Wednesday, December 14, 2016

My Christmas List 2016

Without further ado, I now announce Anchored in the South to be in Christmas mode! Prepare yourself for fun Christmas posts and of course, a plethora of gift guides! I'm happy to be home for the holidays, I could do without the cold though because driving in the snow is no fun! Either way, I've been busy planning blog posts for this month and I'm excited to share them!

Today I'm sharing my Christmas list for this year, in hopes of helping y'all with some inspiration. Goodness know I've best get started on my Christmas shopping, I still have no clue what to get people this year!

What is on your wishlist?
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Recap & Favorites

By tomorrow it'll be a whole month since I haven't put a post out, even with tons of ideas in my mind I just have yet to find the time to put them all together. With finals coming up next week, it's going to be crazy busy for me. But I've got a whole month off for Christmas break, and I'm looking forward to being back to blogging. Since it's been so long let me get y'all updated with what I've been up to.

As I said finals are next week so I'm prepping myself for late night cram sessions. As most of you know I still have yet to declare a major, but I've been looking into Public Relations or Communications.

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! I was unable to make it back home for the holiday, so I ended up going to my friend's house and celebrated with her and her family. We had lots of good food, watched Elf, and packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Even though I couldn't be with my family I still had a great time hanging out with hers, especially since one of her older sister's and her fiance brought their puppy!

My Favorite TV Shows

Friends: I decided to rewatch all ten seasons, and I'm almost done with the seventh season.

Gilmore Girls: As most of you know the revival came out on Netflix last week, I'm waiting til I go back home to watch it with my mom. But I have a feeling it's going to be great (and emotional).

My Favorite Quotes

"I will do a lot of things...but admitting I'm cold after my mom told me to bring a jacket is not one of them."

"Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack."

"Everything happens for a reason. But sometimes the reason is that you're stupid and you make bad decisions."

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." -John Wayne

My Favorite Songs

Half of My Heart by John Mayer

When We Were Young by Adele

I Got You by Jack Johnson

Sangria by Blake Shelton


Ship to Wreck by Florence + The Machine

My Wishlist

This sweater looks so cozy!

The perfect pair of ear jackets.

Been wanting a new pair of gym shoes and I think I found them.

A great price for some rainboots.
Monday, October 31, 2016

Freshman Year Dorm Room Tour

It has been a long time coming since I wrote a blog post, and I have dearly missed blogging. I still have yet to find a good time to get some blogging done with my busy schedule, but I'm not going to use any more excuses. My goal is to get out at least two posts a week. We'll see how it goes! Without further ado I'm excited to be sharing y'all my dorm room. I really liked out it turned out, and it's crazy because my friend and I are already talking about getting an apartment next year! Also let me know if you want to see a more in-depth dorm tour in the form of a video!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fall Favorites from Madewell Under $100

Today is the first day that it's actually starting to feel like fall here in Mississippi. Yet I'm still rocking a t-shirt and shorts...probably because I never check the weather before I head out to go to class. I'm sharing a few of my favorite fall pieces from Madewell today, let me know which piece is your favorite. I personally saved the best for last!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

September Recap & Favorites

Another whole month is now gone! Time really does seem to fly by. This past month has been consumed with school, homework, and of course ping pong. I think I might have a slight obsession, but the first step is admitting you have a problem, right?! Also I've been trying to get back into playing piano, since my dorm room has a piano in the lobby!

My Favorite Quotes

"That's all I have to say about that." -Forrest Gump

"As you wish." -Princess Bride

My Favorite Songs

Blue Ain't Your Color by Keith Urban

Treasure by Bruno Mars

A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope

My Wishlist

I've been wanting some cowboy boots...these are cute.

Love these sunglasses!

Getting gameday ready with these pieces...herehere & here.

My Favorite Links

Dorothy's apartment tour is adorable!

Sami helps you out with all things Instagram.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall DIYs to Try

Just a warning that this introduction will have pretty much nothing to do with this post, but let's go! So it all started Thursday night when my friend and I decided we were going to learn how to play ping pong and actually get good at it. Then came Friday night when we played for 8 hours straight until 3am. It was intense! In total this weekend we played 17.5 hours of ping pong, I think we could be the next Forrest Gumps. Maybe... That was the majority of my weekend, let me know what y'all did for yours in the comments. Oh and here are some cute diys you can make for fall, while you're at it be sure to give me a follow on Pinterest. I just hit 1K! Woot woot! Also while we're on the topic I'm almost to 1K on Twitter I'll just subtly link that right HERE! Let's get into these diys!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Favorites from LOFT

The inspiration for this post was that in my Accounting class yesterday, the girl in front of me was shopping at LOFT. It made me realize how long it's been since I've added things to my cart, just wishing the balance would come out to zero. You can always dream...

It may be the color that drew me to this dress, after all it would be perfect for Gameday! But I also love the simplicity and the cute bow at the neckline.

I don't know why but I still have yet to own any chambray, but I totally love the look of it!

Two words - pockets & fringe!

I've always wished I lived on a beach so I could pull this off!

I was instantly drawn to this jacket, plus I love how they paired it with the chambray pants!


How darling are these flats! The nude color makes them so versatile.

I've always wanted to have a bucket bag, this one is a great price for the quality at $49.88.

This bag would be perfect for fall and winter with the suede flap!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Special Day Crates Unboxing

Happy Gameday y'all! Today Mississippi State is playing South Carolina; hopefully,we can pull our offense together, maybe make some third down conversions, and come up with a win. I'm bringing you an unboxing of one of the Special Day Crates, you can either make a customizable crate or pick a pre-made one. It's such a cute idea, and I love that it comes in a crate that you can use to store things in. Let's see what was all in it!

The Little Black Book of Chocolate


Thursday, September 8, 2016

6 Easy Ways to Drink More Water

Y’all have always heard how beneficial it is to drink water. It keeps your skin looking young and clear, decreases fatigue, and it helps you burn fat. I always see it on people New Year’s Resolutions, which I’m totally guilty of. Which is why I’m sharing a few simple ways to drink more water everyday.

1. Skip the Pop
I always make a point to only drink something besides water during breakfast. Other than that I avoid pop, soda, coke or whatever y’all call it where you’re from. It’s a simple way to ensure you drink water at every meal.

2. Use an app
Nowadays everything is online. You can even get an app to track all the amount of water that you drink. It’s a free and easy way to keep up with how many glasses you’ve had.

3. Bring a water bottle everywhere
Especially after coming to the South for college, I always make a point to bring a water bottle with me wherever I go. It’s a great reminder to stay hydrated.

4. Use a marked water bottle
Though I’ve never used this method, I’ve had plenty of friends who have found it successful. Just take a water bottle and mark on it different times of day that you should finish drinking a certain amount of water.

5. Use a straw
This is so relatable, but studies have shown that people drink more water when using a straw. Seriously, just try it out!

6. Add some flavor!
It’s always fun to add some fruit-infused water into your routine. I’ve been loving the Define Bottle that uses Tritan plastic. While the bottle may look likes it’s made of glass, it’s actually just plastic which makes it that much lighter to bring around campus. I also love that Tritan plastic is BPA free, which is always important to me when it comes to water bottles. Y’all can go ahead and follow Tritan on all their social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest.

This post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.
Monday, September 5, 2016

Dorm Room Haul

This post is much delayed, as I've already been in my dorm for quite some time. But I thought I'd still share some of the items I picked up for my dorm room!

Frame: TJMaxx // Scissors: TJMaxx

Clipboard: Hobby Lobby

ID Case: Lilly Pulitzer // Planner: Lilly Pulitzer


Throw Blanket: JCPenney

Thursday, September 1, 2016

August Recap & Favorites

Another month...another recap! I normally say that the months blew by, but this particular month has seemed to drag on. It's been a stressful month with trying to get adjusted to college. Let me know in the comments down below for any back to school/college blog posts you'd like to see. Also a dorm room haul on my YouTube channel might just be in your future.

I've got my football tickets and can't wait for the season to start! Which means fall is just around the corner, I have been dreaming of leaves and scarves these past few days!

My Favorite TV Shows:

The Vampire Diaries: I have finally gotten back to watching, and it's sooo good!

Hart of Dixie: I just started this the other day, but I am hooked. I want to move to their adorable little southern town.

My Favorite Songs:

Uptown Girl by Billy Joel

Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer

Oh, Tonight by Josh Abbott Band

Drift Away by Uncle Kracker

My Favorite Links:

I LOVE Mackenzie's College Apartment Tour

Katie writes a letter to FreshmenSophomores & Juniors

Monday, August 29, 2016

Fall Booties Under $50

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

Which are your favorite?
Friday, August 26, 2016

Peaches & Petals August 2016 Unboxing #peachesandpetals

I'm pretty sure subscription boxes or just packages in general make my top 10 favorite things list. It really feels like Christmas whenever you find a package on your doorstep. Plus subscription boxes are so fun, because you usually don't know what's inside them. I got the chance to review Peaches & Petals again, I had gotten their July box last month. It was a really fun box, so I was excited to get it again this month! Let's see what was in it!

5-Pack Notecards
"Oh nostalgia! Who doesn't love those four adorable ladies and all the shenanigans they got into?! Write your friend a note on these super cute cards to brighten their day!"

I ended up giving these notecards to my mom, since her and her friends always send each other random letters. It's so cute!

Anchor Necklace
"When life gets crazy, you know your best friend is always there to help you stay "anchored". Keep this darling necklace as a reminder of your BFF, or give it to her as her own little keepsake!"

I thought this fit my blog perfectly, get it "anchored"?! I love little dainty jewelry pieces like this, I'll definitely be wearing this all the time!

Headphone Splitter
"Holy adorable! We are IN LOVE with these cute headphone splitters! use this to jam out with your bestie all day long!"

Holy adorable is right, it's a cute fox! With this item you can plug in two different pair of headphones, which is so fun!

Manna Kadar Split Pan Bronzer and Highlighter Duo
"Time for a makeover night with the girls! Create a sun-kissed glow with this Radiance Bronzer and Highlighter Duo. This 3-in-1 product is a universal shade that can be used as a bronzer, highlighter, or eyeshadow!"

Super pretty, now I just have to figure out what to do with it!

Inspiration Decal
"Oh, the inspiration! Use this quote as a reminder to be thankful for the people that make life special!"

Y'all know I love stickers, this one is super cute!

Friendship Surprise
"Friends help create the best memories...use this item to keep them forever and ever! B sure to share what you received."

Love this little picture frame thingy! Currently brainstorming a place to put it in my dorm room!!

If y'all liked this box you can subscribe here for only $20 a month with FREE SHIPPING!
Monday, August 22, 2016

Anjolee Review

Hope y'all had a great weekend! Today's post is a bit different from what I usually post on AITS, but I really liked the product & company so I thought I'd share it with you!

Anjolee sells high quality hand-crafted, customized jewelry. They also just introduced new engagement ring designs to their collection. They were kind enough to send me this beautiful Vintage Beauty Princess Cut Diamond Ring, wow that's a mouthful!

It was EXTREMELY fast shipping, I was so surprised when I saw it on my doorstep! The ring comes in a small ring box which then comes in a large blue box with padding around it. 

Another feature I liked using was that you were able to "visualize" the ring on a finger. That sounded really odd, let me explain! If you liked a particular piece of jewelry you can click a "visualize" button to see what it would look like on. I would definitely recommend checking out Anjolee's website, it has me feeling like Mia from Princess Diaries!

This post was sponsored, but all opinions are my own.