Saturday, October 31

Have a very Happy {and safe} Halloween!!!

photo from Martha

Friday, October 30

Alissa Comes to KY

This is a special post dedicated to my friend Alissa. She visited me here in KY from Charleston, SC to come to the horse races. Here are some pics from her visit!!

Thanks for coming to visit me!! I love you! Hopefully I'll be back to Chuck soon!

Paranormal Activity

To get in the Halloween spirit, my friend and I are going to see 'Paranormal Activity' tonight. I'm seriously nervous! everyone is saying that its one of the scariest movies they have seen!

have any of you all seen it yet?

Tuesday, October 27


it's almost Halloween!!!
i'm dressing up as a "black widow." not the spider variety, the murdering, gold-digging wife kind! i'll be wearing this:

what are you all dressing up as?!?

Monday, October 26

return to sender

now that i have a permanent address for a while (i have moved every year since starting undergrad in 03') i took it upon myself to order a custom return address stamp!

so cute! you can get one here.

Saturday, October 24

Hey guys!! sorry i have been such a crappy blogger as of late :( Ben and i have been super busy getting moved and settled into the condo. but, things are looking good!! annnnd my new macbook should be here wednesday! yay! back to regular blogging soon!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!!

Wednesday, October 14

color story

Ben and I started painting the condo yesterday. We went with these colors:

benjamin moore "prelude" in the kitchen and dining area.
behr "pecan sandie" for the bedroom. i wanted a color that was neutral enough so that i'd be able to switch up the bedding and still have it match.
benjamin moore "ozark shadows" for the living area. i love the color, but i'm slightly worried that it may be too dark. i'm waitingto see how i like it once i get everything in the room.

We got Behr paint with the primer built in. i really like the paint quality, its thick and covers really well. i also tested "wheat bread," "cliffside gray," and "buxton blue." we should be moving in by sunday. they are putting hardwood down in the bedroom and we have to finish up painting. i'll share some pics as soon as the walls are finished!

Over The Top Award

Thanks to Caroline at Through Rose Colored Glasses for giving me this award! She is too cute, stop by her blog asap!

Here is how to play:

You Can Only Use One Word! Pass this along to your favorite bloggers! Alert them that you have given them this award!Have fun!

1. Where is your cell phone? desk

2. Your hair? back

3. Your mother? calling

4. Your father? handy

5. Your favorite food? soup

6. Your dream last night? pins

7. Your favorite drink? diet coke

8. Your dream/goal? happiness

9. What room are you in? 171

10. Your hobby? blogging

11. Your fear? failure

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? working

13. Where were you last night? condo

14. Something that you aren’t? interested

15. Muffins? ymmy

16. Wish list item? lots

17. Where did you grow up? lexington

18. Last thing you did? take notes

19. What are you wearing? scarf

20. Your TV? need

21. Your pets? none :(

22. Friends? necessary

23. Your life? good

24. Your mood? blah

25. Missing someone? ben

26. Vehicle? parked

27. Something you’re not wearing? engagment ring ;)

28. Your favorite store? j crew

29. Your favorite color? green

30. When was the last time you laughed? last night

31. Last time you cried? macbook

32. Your best friend? ben/rebecca

33. One place that I go to over and over? home

34. One person who emails me regularly? bill

35. Favorite place to eat? suggins

I tag:
Spice and Sass


Life, Lilly & LA

Monday, October 12

i hate, hate, HATE


I'm off to get a trim, but here are some further tips i found online for preventing and treating split ends. Do you all have any other tips?

a. Start out to look like this – the classic split end.
b. If the classic split (a) is not stopped it continues to split along the shaft
c. Multiple Splits – worse case when classic (a) and (b) is not stopped
d. The Dot looks like a piece of fluff, but doesn’t brush off
e. The Dot bends at a straight angle. This is not really a split thought, it is Trichorrexis Nodosa and is actually caused by an explosion of the cortex (2nd layer) of the hair in a single spot.
f. The hole is the most difficult split end to find. The hair shaft has developed a split in the middle. To find this one, look for a small section that is lighter.
g. When you take the hole split strand and push them together, it pushes the split apart and creates and hole.

  1. Avoiding Split Ends – 11 Tips and Techniques:
    Get your hair cut or trimmed regularly – (at least every 6 weeks). Not trimming your hair regularly is possibly the main cause of split ends. Prevention is better than a cure! The solution to split ends is to act quickly: don’t skip the trip to the salon.
  2. Use professional hair care products that are designed to seal the splits temporarily in order to catch any splits that are shorter than the length you want to cut your hair to and to allow your hair to grow a little longer before you trim.
  3. Deep condition your hair every week, if possible and especially if your hair is prone to splitting, chemically treated or treated by ceramic straighteners. Conditioning is mandatory every time you have a chemical.
  4. Do shampoo your hair after a workout or strenuous exercise. The salt from perspiration will erode your hair. If you work out a few times per week, consult your stylist for your particular needs.
  5. Protect your hair from extreme weather. Wear a hat on sunny days and keep hair well moisturized in the dry winter months.
  6. Try to avoid using heated hair appliances as much as possible! If you are using them anyway, make sure to protect your precious locks with a protective product.
  7. Towel drying is not good if you want to avoid splitting hair. You should blot your hair and then carefully comb it through with a wide toothed comb.
  8. Avoid too much brushing and combing. Brushing hair when it is still wet is one of the most important causes for split ends because wet hair stretches by as much as 25%. Never hesitate to Invest in quality combs and real bristle brushes. When hair is wet try to use a wide-toothed comb.
  9. Don’t ever attempt to give yourself the eighties look; exaggerated backcombing will definitely give you split ends!
  10. Elastic bands and all sorts of other hair accessories can damage your hair. Avoid using uncovered elastic bands since these often pull out hair when being removed. Other accessories will damage or weaken the ends of the hair.
  11. DIY (do-it-yourself) hair trims. If in doubt – leave it to a professional. Take small sections of hair and carefully twist them in a gentle downward motion. Any split ends will automatically stick out. Snip away any split ends you spot with sharp scissors. Don’t cut right through; cut at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) above the split. A split end will split the hair all the way up to the scalp, so snip it as soon as you spot it.

Pic and tips from here!

Friday, October 9

sorry for the absence!

Hey guys! Sorry I've been gone all week! I've been lost without my laptop! I have a lot of catching up to do!

Ben and I close on the condo at 3 today!! I'm excited! I've already picked out several colors to test, and then we will start painting later tonight! I'll be back with pictures of the before/after soon.

Anyways, I've been picking up things for the new place at Homegoods. Please tell me you all shop there! I freaking love it!

Sunday, October 4

RIP MacBook Pro

well, ben broke my laptop this weekend. poor woobie, he tripped and it hit his face! he is all brused up. I'm hoping i can just get a new screen and bottom part of the body so I don't have to buy a whole new computer. ugh. so anyways, posting might be light for a while!

Thursday, October 1

Happy October!!

I can't believe it is already October! This weekend it is supposed to be low 60's and mostly sunny here in the bluegrass state. Saturday we will be tailgating for the UK v. Bama game and then Sunday Ben and I are going to Boyd's Orchard! (he doesn't know it yet! ha)

I love going to the orchard or pumpkin farm during the fall. Boyd's has a corn maze, hayrides, petting zoo, live music, pony rides, you-pick apples & pumpkin and a cafe and gift store. I think we will have to take Logan so he can take advantage of the pony rides!

I'll be doing this with my pumpkins this year. Glittered pumpkins from Martha. so pretty! plus, if you don't carve your pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns they are appropriate all fall not just until Halloween... keep them out until Thanksgiving!