Thursday, April 23, 2015


I'm always far behind on posting events as they happen, but I figure I started this blog for memories sake so technically it doesn't really matter.

We had a wonderful Easter weekend celebrating with friends and family.

We went to Camp Rosie Saturday and hid eggs and had dinner with my mom and dad.

Both of the kiddos were really into hiding eggs this year.

Side note.  Apparently turkey hunting season coincides with Easter and Pops informed the boys they needed to show up in their camo Saturday.  Soooooo…they showed up like this.  Rosie was THRILLED.

We spent the night at my inlaws Saturday night and the kids were excited to find the Easter bunny had delivered their baskets Sunday morning.

We made it to my favorite church Sunday morning and I snapped a pic of our Easter Sunday stroll.

I think this is my favorite picture yet…….here's a few past..

We went back to my in laws for dinner Sunday afternoon.

My MIL is such a phenomenal person.  I love her so much and love what a special relationship she has with Carsyn.

The kids spent some time in Carsyn's playhouse and I finally got the answer to a question I had been wondering.  I thought perhaps the kids would use the space as a shared house, but Hank moved his trucks in and sister was having no part of it.

The still love each other 95% of the time though.

Gosh.  It was such a good day.  Really wishing I could freeze time now.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekend recap

Hey, hey friends!

Hope y'all had a fabulous weekend!

If I've seemed absent lately it's because we're amidst a bit of chaos.

We've dealt with a bit of a soggy basement all winter so after exploring all options we've decided to waterproof with B Dry.

Basically they jack hammer up the floor in your basement and install drains and a pump.

Fun times.

It looks like this in case you were wondering.

I've been trying to paint and honestly I have a love/hate relationship with painting.  I love the end result.  I just hate the hand cramps..

Rosie and my MIL have kept the kids while I've been dealing with this and they're just the greatest.

I know the babes are well taken care of and they send me numerous status updates.

I escaped the mess Friday though and had dinner at Palmers with Rosie and the babes.

In happier news the hubs and I had a great day at Keeneland this Saturday.

The weather was on fleek .... (That's for you Amber) and it was so much fun.

Aside from the fact we won no money. Like seriously. Scratch being a professional gambler of our list of possible careers.

We did our homework,but I honestly thinks it's all about luck.

We had dinner afterward at Portofino.

It was really good, but I honestly thought it might be a tad overrated.  Local friends....what's your favorite restaurant in Lex?

I hit up the Lilly for Target sale via the internet Saturday night.  I got several things before smoke apparently started rolling off my debit card.  Kidding.  But they really did freeze it.  My convo with the lady at the bank went something like this:

Bank Lady:  Jennifer.  Your card is on hold because there were numerous charges at 3:00 in the morning at Target.
Me: Yeah. That was me.
Bank Lady: Oh. Well, there were about 10 transactions in less than 2 minutes.  Let me read them to you....
Me: Yeah.  Totally me.  Have you heard about the Lilly for Target sale?  Well, I heard from a friend the best stuff was going to be online only.  And the site would launch around 3:00 am.  And I had a long list of things...for me, my daughter, my mom....It was a really big deal.  And I just started buying...
Bank Lady: silence.
Me: Oh gosh.  Are you telling me you put a hold on those transactions??? They aren't going through!?  I'M NOT GETTING MY BEACH CHAIRS?!!!
Bank Lady: I need to talk to people upstairs.  I'll call you back.

In all honestly I do not take stuff like that too seriously.  I didn't get my beach chairs.  Darnit.  But my card is all freed up and at least I know I am protected from fraudulent activity.
I have mixed emotions on the Lilly for Target stuff.  I'm really bummed for people that had their heart set on getting things and didn't get to thanks to people filling their buggies.  BUT I have seen a lot of kindness also.  People willing to part with stuff they bought and actually visit their local store to pick up items for friends.  In good news the last release from Lilly is amazing and I'm sure glad I saved some pennies to spend on the real deal.

We had a very low key Sunday as you can tell from this pic. 

Poor Hanky fell asleep at 7:30 on the sofa.  Unfortunately he woke up at 1:00 and decided to party like a rock star until 5:00.  And by party like a rock star I mean demand chicken biscuit crackers and chocolate milk every 30 minutes from mom.

Happy Monday friends!!

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.