Friday, April 17, 2015



I'm an admitted planner addict, y'all know that, right?  One may think that means I'm organized but trust me I'm not.  Well, when Whitney English announced she was releasing a today and to do planner in March I wrote that little tidbit down and ordered promptly.

Isn't she a beaut?  I think there are still some pink available here. 


One of the best things about living in Kentucky is horse racing.  We are headed to Keeneland tomorrow and I can't wait.  I'm thinking I'll wear this Laroque number I got last year.  I think its my all time favorite print.


Remember that holiday we celebrated recently?  I keep meaning to do an Easter post, but then I forget.  I"ll get on that this weekend.


I am by no means current or hip when it comes to music.  My running play list often consists of classic rock and Bruce Springsteen. That being said I've always been a fan of alt rock.  Usually songs that the hubs makes fun of are my favorites.  Right now I'm listening to Peaches by In the Valley Below on repeat. 

 I have no idea why this band fascinates me so.  Maybe its the funky chemistry they have on stage or the fact that they wear the same outfits all the time.  Listen to it and let me know what you think.


Remember when you were younger and your nightly ritual consisted of brushing your teeth and washing your face?  Well now I feel like my nightly ritual takes about 20 minutes.  Anyone else?  I think ever since I started to approach the downhill side to 40 panic started weighing in.

 I wash my face then slather on a moisturizer.  Apply my latisse, then my firming creams and hand lotion.  Do you think all this stuff really works?  I mean is it really worth it as women what we go through?

Happy Friday everyone! I'm hopping over to Natasha's blog to catch up with everyone else's five.

Friday, March 27, 2015



When we went to Nashville  I had a lot of peeps ask about my jeans.  (on the left below).  These are actually 7 jeans from maybe 5 years ago?  They are called the Roxanne skinny and are frankly lower rise than what I'd like but the wash is pretty perfect so they haven't made the toss pile yet.  I can't find these exact ones, but here's a similar pair. 

Pictured on the right are my newest jean obsession. The Current/Elliot Soho zip ankle stiletto.  Found here.  I love that they are super stretchy and are coated so they are more opaque than most white jeans.


I took the kids to see the Easter bunny yesterday and they were so excited! It was actually comical because last year Hank would not get within 50 yards and the year before Carsyn was terrified.

They both refused to sit on his lap though.

I rewarded them with a trip to the Cheesecake Factory afterwards.  People always give me funny looks when I eat out with them alone, but honestly they do really well for a 2 and 4 year old.  Or maybe they give me funny looks for taking selfless and sending to Rosie??


You may have noticed Hanky's new 'do in the Easter pic.  #insertsadface

It was time to give his curls another trim.

I promptly took him for a cupcake immediately after.


I had to mention this.  

Sorry if you are not a Kentucky basketball fan.  In summary we were scheduled to play WVU in a sweet sixteen tournament game last night and their players got a little braggy,  I think they basically said be prepared for our record to be 36-1.  That was basically the score at one point of the game as we blew them out of the water.  LOVE. MY. CATS.


Every year I pack on the winter pounds.  This year was the worst ever.  I've been running like a mad woman and trying to eat healthier to get ready for summer.  Part of me wants to kick ass and get in the best shape of my life.  The other part of me wants to eat pizza and succumb to wearing swim dresses by the pool all year.  Tune in to see what happens..

Oh and be sure to link up with Darci and others for Five on Friday!

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!