Tuesday, March 24, 2015

cats cats cats

If you live in the state of Kentucky right now there's probably one thing your wondering.. Will the cats bring home the NCAA championship.

If you don't you probably either A) don't know what I'm talking about or B) wish all of us members of the #BBN (that's big blue nation for those that don't know) would shut up talking about it.

My mom is probably the cats number 2 fan.
My father in law is probably number 1.
I'd say I'm somewhere in between.

So its a no brainer if I'm offered up the chance to go watch the SEC tourney I'm going to say yes.

The hubby and I ventured down to Nashville and watched the Cats bring home the SEC tournament championship.

We caught up with old and new friends.

Dined on some fine cuisine.

Killed time walking the streets and watching the boring games.

And even got dressed up for a few nights out and karaoke.

The kids were in good hands at Camp Rosie and at Granny and Papaw's house and before we left we went to Build A Bear for the babes to get some Willie Cauley Stein bears.

Let's Go Cats!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Are you sick of snow?
And if you answered no to that question would you like to house swap?

Here in KY we've had two over one foot snowfalls in the last few weeks.

We were well prepared for the last one and it looked something like this.

I believe I was on the phone with my sister and saw my hubby come skating down the road around mid afternoon.  In all of our going on 15 years of marriage I have never seen him leave work early due to weather.  Like NEVER.

We stocked up on frozen foods, wine, and milk and hunkered down in out basement for a few days.

We played 1932 games of hide and go seek and had American Girl sleepovers.

Everyone in the family kept asking me to send them pics of what the kids thought of the snow and this is what they got.

Every time I begged Hank to go out and play he would say "I not like cold."  Shane has decided that's a sure sign we need to move south.  And I was beginning to think he might be onto something.

I ventured to camp rosie earlier this week to have my hair done (#priorities) and sort of got snowed in here.  Or maybe I should say got snowed out of Lexington.

We coaxed Hank into going outside by telling him we were going to ride the Ranger.

After that he decided it wasn't so bad and went on a tube ride with his sister.

And just like that, my boy is a snow loving machine.

They played until their little toes were numb and then wobbled inside for some hot refreshments.

I might be a little sick of the white stuff but I never said it had lost its magic.

Friday, February 20, 2015


Still snowed in here so I figured I'd share a little Five on Friday with you.


I've been wanting to rearrange our basement family room for some time now.  Originally I wanted to keep it semi picked up and leave all of the kids toys in the playroom but its proving impossible.  So I decided to break it into two sections and let the kids have the back part.

My side.

Current state of their side.

Such a work in progress.  Any organization tips?


I've been trying to get my scrapbooks up to date and I ran across this little gem. 

Carsyn at 20 months.  Whyyyyy must they grow up?


My MIL introduced me to this perfume a while back and after I went to the counter to test it I declined purchasing.  I received a gift card and finally decided to buy it this year and I'm so glad I did.  It smells so much better on. Treat yourself. Oh, and its called La vie set belle by Lancome.


This Anthro piece has been my go to lately and its currently on sale.  Like major markdown.

I literally wore it around the house for 3 days in a row before the hubby called me out.

I also might throw it over my leather leggings and venture out in public.
They appear to be sold out in white, but I think I need the gray also.


I love my hot rollers.  I'm aware its not the 90s.

I posted this pic on insta proclaiming my love and lots of you agreed.

You asked what kind I use.  I've tried them all and the Conair above are my favorite.
I don't have any secrets, but here are some thoughts.  
Learn to master the pins included.  If you use a set that has clips I've found they create creases.  Not a good look.
Also. Roll your hair like you would with a curling iron.  Hold the roller at mid point of the strand, wrap the ends around and then roll up.

That's all I got folks!

Have a great weekend.  We are bracing ourselves for several more inches of snow.

What's 5 on your mind?  Are you linking up with Natasha and others to share?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Weekend Recap

Greetings from a very snowy Monday here in KY.

We are supposed to get close to a foot of snow today and tomorrow and temps this week aren't going to reach 30.

Looks like I'll have a major case of cabin fever come Friday.

Changing topics, did y'all have a lovely Valentine's weekend?

I've been wanting to take Carsyn to Shakespeare and Company for a while and I figured this weekend would be the perfect time.  

Hank stayed home with Dad Friday night and Rosie, Mel, and Maddox joined us there.

Carsyn would highly recommend the chocolate crepe!

Does anyone feel like Valentines Day is like a mini Christmas?  I waited until the kids fell asleep Friday night o get their goodies set up.  They were so happy the next morning!  Thanks Rosie, Pops, Granny, and Papaw!

Saturday we had a lazy day at home.  The kids played with some of their goodies and Hank ate 347 Hershey kisses.

Carsyn decided to share her chocolates with me and we had some late night snuggle time.

Sunday we went to Mel's house for a little party for the kids.  

They are so sweet together!

Hope you had a great weekend filled with love!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Hope y'all had a great weekend and great start to your week.  The first thing I did Monday morning was back over my garbage cans.  I rewarded my stupidity with a trip to Krispy Kreme and picked up a few boxes to deliver to friends.

Is there a possible way to eat a donut without feeling guilt?

Could you share it with me?

Rosie visited us Friday and we went to Cincy to do a little shopping.  
I have to say my kids are pretty good shoppers.  My strategy is to get them a snack and plop them in the stroller.  Usually they get in and out about 50 times.  Then after an hour or so they get really wound up and I decide to let them run laps around the mall.

They are really good at those.

Its a no brainer we eat at The Cheesecake Factory if we are at Kenwood.  Its Carsyn's absolute favorite place and every time we are there she proclaims her love for eating in Egypt.

Saturday Shane had a golf date so I loaded up the kids and drove to Camp Rosie to have a little belated birthday celebration for pops.

It becomes more apparent every time I'm with my niece and nephew that the girls are going to be super close.  Carsyn will not have a sister, but a sweet female cousin kind of makes up for that.

The boys are too.

We got back to town late and the kids slept the whole way back meaning we were all up until 1 or so.  Hank requested we watch Frozen and he held my hand for almost the entire movie.  Love my boy.

On Sundays my sister has been coming over and walking/running with me.  Usually I try to squeeze in a quick 2 before she gets here.  Every year after the holidays I find myself scrambling to drop a few pounds.  And every year it gets harder.

I LOVE sister time though.

We watched the Grammys Sunday night and I have to add Kayne.  I just can't.  You are a talented soul.  But you are classless, disrespectful, and rude.  

Can we all agree the best performance of the night was these guys?  I mean give me all the classic rock!