Tag Archive | Southern Belle

31 Day Blogging Challenge Day 3: The Meaning of Your Business Name 

I am a Southern Belle at heart so when I started a blog it was a no brainer for me that Southern Belle would be in the title somewhere. A Southern Belle is known for her Charm so Southern Belle Charm seemed like a fitting title when naming my blog. I wanted my Southern Belle Charm to come out in my blog. 

Sorry It’s Been A While 

Sorry, it has been a long time since I posted last. Blogging and having to share your computer do not mix well. But Santa took care of that problem today, Mom got a new laptop for Christmas and this Southern Belle gets her laptop back! I am currently doing lots of research on how to make my blog better, so hopefully in the New Year there will be a new and improved Southern Belle Charm. Thank you for reading and I will catch up with you soon. 

April 1865

The war is over!  Thomas will be coming home soon.  The twins and I will be so happy to see him.  They are almost two now and they have only seen their father a few times.  My little Thomas Jr. and Sarah will have their father finally and I will have the love of my life back.  I can’t believe this war lasted this long.  I want to go back to Bardstown, I like Louisville but I am ready to be back in Bardstown and Thomas and I can really start our live together and have more babies.  I know my husband is going to need some time to get over what he has seen over the last four plus years.  He has seen things no man should see.  My heart aches for him for all the loss he has had to endure.  The twins are waking up now I have to go let them know daddy is coming home. 

February 1863

The war is almost two now.  My Thomas is still leading his troops in and out of battles.  I miss him dearly.  He came home for a few days at Christmas.  Having him here with me again if for a few days was the greatest Christmas gift.  My love has changed so much since the start of the war.  He is not the same man who left here almost two years ago.  I guess war will change a man.  At least he is still alive, so many of the boys from here in Louisville as well as Bardstown are not so lucky.  I hope this war ends soon but if it does not and my Thomas must stay away for a while still at least he left me with the greatest gift possible, I am in the family way.  I hope it is a boy, a little Thomas. 

April 1861

The war started yesterday and Thomas left to take up his command.  My heart is broken in two with my Thomas gone.  I have not stopped crying since he left yesterday.  I’ll be traveling to Louisville soon to stay with his family there.  The world I am living in is changing too fast.  I want my Thomas back with me so we can start the family we have been talking about.  We have been married less than a month and already we are separated.  I hope this war ends quick, Thomas comes home quick, he is safe, and we can be together again and then babies, lots of babies.  .  Last month when we were married I never knew I could love someone this much and my heart could ache this much with him gone.  He is my heart and soul. 

March 1861

Yesterday was my wedding day to my dear Thomas.  Our wedding was small but beautiful.  We were married in the little chapel down the road and had a small party here at the plantation after the ceremony.  With states seceding and the talk of war increasing we wanted to be married before the war starts and my Thomas takes his command with the troops.  I love him so much and my heart aches thinking about being away from him. When the war starts I’m going to Louisville to stay with his family there.  I have never been gone from Bardstown and the beautiful grounds here but I am a married woman now and I have to do what my husband feels is best.  I hate this war already and it has not even started. 

November 1860

Last evening I met the most handsome gentleman I have ever laid eyes on. His name is Thomas. His family is from Louisville.  He was in Bardstown visiting a friend from West Point and he and his friend were at the neighbor’s ball I attended last evening.  When he requested a dance with me at first I was in awe.  He was so handsome and I have never seen him before, of course I agreed to a dance.  One dance led to another which led to another.  I think we danced five dances, I lost count so I am not real sure.  After we danced a few dances he asked me if he could call on me today.  I asked father about him last night and he said he had seen him a few times before around town and talked to him a few times as well.  Father says he is a good man and an even better solider.  Maybe he will be the one, the one I will fall in love with and marry.  The one I will spend the rest of my life with and hopefully give many children to.  He comes from a good family and he would be a good match.  He is riding up on his horse now, he is calling on me today.  If everything goes okay by this time next year we could be husband and wife. 

Coming This Week

A friend of mine told me I should write something for the blog in the view of a true Southern Belle.  So here it is!  This week I will be posting five special posts, one each day Monday through Friday.  They are all fictional, based around actual events that is it, in the 1860’s when Southern Belle’s were at their height/fineness.  They maybe what a Southern Belle back then would have blogged about if they had blogs back then.  I hope you enjoy them.

Express Yourself

As we all start to prepare to do our Christmas or Holiday Shopping I want to share something with you that I love to give as a gift.  (And I love buying for myself too.)  It is something you can use daily and a great way to express yourself at the same time.  I am talking about Tervis Tumblers.   I have seven, my mom has five and I have given one to five people as gifts, so far.  More might be coming this year.  The seven I have really express me.  100_5816

Here is a description of them:

  1. Southern Belle
  2. OBX with a pair of flip-flops (for my favorite vacation spot the Outer Banks)
  3. Fear the Beard with Jase, Willie, Uncle Si, and Phil
  4. Cupcake (since I like to bake) (this is a water bottle)
  5. Pink Flower ( I love pink and it makes me think of the ocean) (this is a water bottle)
  6. Flip Flops
  7. Magnolia’s (make me think Southern Belle)

I use some of them for my coffee and water at work and some of them I use for my coffee just sitting around the house.  My mom’s are mostly Disney, Winnie the Pooh and Minnie, but she does have one that says Mom.  She has both water bottles and cups too.  She uses hers to take her Iced Tea with her to work everyday.  The next one I want to purchase for myself is a Jimmie Johnson one but I think I want that in another water bottle.  They are always bringing out new designs and they always have seasonal favorites.  They have lots of different brands: John Deere, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Disney, NASCAR, MLB, Duck Commander, Ford, the list goes on and on.  So this year express yourself or help somebody express themselves.