Monday, December 27

new years garb

i waited until the last minute to find something to wear for NYE. luckily i happened upon the ModCloth sale online today! i got the dress below for about $45 with shipping! woot! now i suppose i will have to brave the cold to hunt for needs some sparkle!

Friday, December 24

The Night Before Christmas

(Legal Version, Author Unknown) 
Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain 
 improved piece of real property (hereinafter "the House") a general lack of 
 stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to a mouse. 
 A variety of foot apparel, e.g. stocking, socks, etc., had been affixed by and 
 around the chimney in said House in the hope and/or belief that St. Nick a/k/a/ 
 St. Nicholas a/k/a/ Santa Claus (hereinafter "Claus") would arrive at sometime 
 The minor residents, i.e. the children, of the aforementioned House, were 
 located in their individual beds and were engaged in nocturnal hallucinations, 
 i.e. dreams, wherein vision of confectionery treats, including, but not limited 
 to, candies, nuts and/or sugar plums, did dance, cavort and otherwise appear in 
 said dreams. 
 Whereupon the party of the first part (sometimes hereinafter referred to as 
 "I"), being the joint-owner in fee simple of the House with the parts of the 
 second part (hereinafter "Mamma"), and said Mamma had retired for a sustained 
 period of sleep. (At such time, the parties were clad in various forms of 
 headgear, e.g. kerchief and cap.) 
 Suddenly, and without prior notice or warning, there did occur upon the 
 unimproved real property adjacent and appurtent to said House, i.e. the lawn, a 
 certain disruption of unknown nature, cause and/or circumstance. The party of 
 the first part did immediately rush to a window in the House to investigate the 
 cause of such disturbance. 
 At that time, the party of the first part did observe, with some degree of 
 wonder and/or disbelief, a miniature sleigh (hereinafter the "Vehicle") being 
 pulled and/or drawn very rapidly through the air by approximately eight (8) 
 reindeer. The driver of the Vehicle appeared to be and in fact was, the 
 previously referenced Claus. 
 Said Claus was providing specific direction, instruction and guidance to the 
 approximately eight (8) reindeer and specifically identified the animal 
 co-conspirators by name: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder 
 and Blitzen (hereinafter the "Deer"). (Upon information and belief, it is 
 further asserted that an additional co-conspirator named Rudolph may have been 
 The party of the first part witnessed Claus, the Vehicle and the Deer 
 intentionally and willfully trespass upon the roofs of several residences 
 located adjacent to and in the vicinity of the House, and noted that the Vehicle 
 was heavily laden with packages, toys and other items of unknown origin or 
 nature. Suddenly, without prior invitation or permission, either express or 
 implied, the Vehicle arrived at the House, and Claus entered said House via the 
 Said Claus was clad in a red fur suit, which was partially covered with residue 
 from the chimney, and he carried a large sack containing a portion of the 
 aforementioned packages, toys, and other unknown items. He was smoking what 
 appeared to be tobacco in a small pipe in blatant violation of local ordinances 
 and health regulations. 
 Claus did not speak, but immediately began to fill the stocking of the minor 
 children, which hung adjacent to the chimney, with toys and other small gifts. 
 (Said items did not, however, constitute "gifts" to said minor pursuant to the 
 applicable provisions of the U.S. Tax Code.) Upon completion of such task, Claus 
 touched the side of his nose and flew, rose and/or ascended up the chimney of 
 the House to the roof where the Vehicle and Deer waited and/or served as 
 "lookouts." Claus immediately departed for an unknown destination. 
 However, prior to the departure of the Vehicle, Deer and Claus from said House, 
 the party of the first part did hear Claus state and/or exclaim: "Merry 
 Christmas to all and to all a good night!" Or words to that effect.

Happy Christmas Eve Ya'll!

Thursday, December 23


So last night I told Ben that I had finally found my theme song....(obviously I was kidding). I had him listen to this song and you know what he said to me? In ALL seriousness he said "Nothing in that song makes me think of you." WTF?! Gee, thanks Ben! hahaha...just listen:

p.s. my guilty pleasue is listening to the ghetto rap station really loud when i'm in the car alone. true story.

Tuesday, December 21

Monday, December 20

Thursday, December 16

tims is running out

good lord, is Christmas really just 9 days away? fffffffffffffffff. my tree currently looks like this. well, that isn't my tree, but my tree is similarly gift-less. i have ordered ONE gift so far. it hasn't arrived. and...we had an ice storm last night so the last thing i want to do is venture out to go shopping. alas, it must be done...and soon. wish me luck!
how are things fairing at ya'lls houses? Christmas gifts all bought & wrapped? jealous.
{pic from here}

Monday, December 13


Bluegrass Conservancy Jingle Bell Bash


i have the greatest friends!

Friday, December 10

Thursday, December 9

so true...

This is something I try to remind myself of frequently. So very true...

“Your life is right now! It’s not later! It’s not in that time of retirement. It’s not when the lover gets here. It’s not when you’ve moved into the new house. It’s not when you get the better job. Your life is right now.
It will always be right now. You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now, because it’s not ever going to get better than right now–until it gets better right now!”

- Esther Hicks

Wednesday, December 8

bloggy love

Look what my partner for the JL (Just Lovely, not junior league ha!) ornament swap gave me! Thank you Brittany, I love it!

Funny thing is I saw this ornament and tweeted a pic saying that I had to have it & little did I know Brittany had already gotten it for me!!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the ornament swap.
Hope you have all received your ornaments
& love them as much as I love mine!

*EDIT* Several of you asked where you could get this ornament. Britt got mine at a local gift store. I found it HERE online.

Monday, December 6

christmas at our casa

I haven't finished decorating just yet, but waned to share some pics I snapped last night of our Christmas decorations.
 My maternal grandmother's antique ornaments. She died before I was born & I love that I have a little piece of her in our home for the holidays.  And they are sitting on a table runner my paternal grandmother made...she is where I got my craftyness from!
 The tree! Lots of glitter!
 Mini tree with mini antique ornaments.
 Going to put these in a crystal bowl...need to go borrow one from mom's.
Theta Love!
and my most recent addition...this lovely ornament from my friend Alissa. it is a sand dollar w/ Rainbow Row painted on it...from my fave city, Charleston :)

Wednesday, December 1

"we are wiiiiine bottles"

if you are a twitter friend then i'm sure you get the title...

ben and i went to a dinner party last weekend. it was fun, the wine was good but the food sucked. i was starving at the end. i tweeted some of the "courses." laughable. 
my benjamin & me!
 cousin kathy and me
my stud
Mr. D., Ben & me at our table
UK girls' bb coach (sorry too much work to flip it)

yea...i'm a side picture taker. leave me alone. AND my drivers license pic has my head turned in it and i will NEVER hear the end of it. every time i get carded i get a comment. annoying. 

Tuesday, November 30

fab gift idea

How cute is this?! & for $18 makes a great, personalized gift for any of the ladies in your life!

Monogrammed scarfs from THIS etsy shop.

I'll take one in teal. kthanks.

Monday, November 29


2 ornaments that I absolutely NEED...

undergrad school:
and law school:
found HERE

Saturday, November 27

gameday baby

gameday today! here are some pics from this past tailgating (football) season!

headed to watch the game with good friends :)

Wednesday, November 24

le sigh....

OMG, TDF. swoon....

and no, you didn't miss anything. i'm not engaged...yet. but when i am, Esther may have to be mine.
{Vera Wang, Esther wedding dress}

and of course I need these to go with:

Tuesday, November 23

Ornament Swap Partners

Cathleen & Jill :,

Mags & Lilly:,

KB & Ms. Bright: no email for KB,

‘Stine & Marissa:, no email for ‘Stine

Jennifer & Lyndsey Ward:,

Sugar & Hilary Lane:,

Amy & Lauri Crowe: no email for amy,

AZach99 & Sara Lang:,

Kwak & Erin:,

JoyG & Ally:,

Alicia & Laura:,

PinkLouLou & Glitterista:,

Teaching in Heels & Jess:,

Brittany & Katherine {me!}

Please contact your partners & get their mailing address and what not. Then send out your ornament to your partner by Wednesday, December 1st (or try to get them out by then!) Remember the spending limit is $12 (obviously if you really want to spend more you can & you don't have to spend up to $12). Also, you do NOT have to make your ornament, feel free to purchase one or make one!

** i didn't have email addresses for 3 of you. if you are one of those 3 please email your partner!**

Monday, November 22

last day to sign up

Today is the last day to sign up for the 2010 ornament swap. Just leave a comment on the original post HERE.
And BTW you do NOT have to make the ornament. You are more than welcome to purchase one to send to your partner. For example, last year I sent a box of vintage ornaments.

{little owl from Anthro}

Friday, November 19


a Theta rap song to kick off your weekend...

Happy Weekend All!!

PS remember to join the ornament exchange HERE

Thursday, November 18

on my list

my Christmas list that is....Hunter Wellies. Practical & cute! But, what color should I ask for?



or aubergine?

i think i need some cozy welly socks too!

{and just so all you little elfs know, these are all available from Piperlime}

Wednesday, November 17

custom wreaths

Wanted to share with you all the wreath I made for Miss Caroline

If you are interested in ordering a custom wreath (maybe a christmas wreath?!)
shoot me an email at

Tuesday, November 16

Ornament Swap 2010

Ok ya'll, it's time for the Just Lovely Ornament Swap! If you would like to join in leave a comment on this post & make sure to leave your email address. You do NOT have to have a blog to participate (cough, cough Brittany), but please only sign up if you will definitely participate. I'd be super sad if someone got left out!

I think we should get this underway soon bc a lot of ppl put their trees up right after Thanksgiving. So, the deadline to enter will be Monday the 22nd. I'll pair ppl up and list the pairs on Tuesday the 23rd. Please send out your ornament to your partner by Wednesday, December 1st.

I'll set the spending limit at $12 and get creative! Last year my partner sent me a local ornament from NYC which was really cool! Hope ya'll play along!!

Monday, November 15

thought i'd share

a fave wedding of mine....just because :)

I saw this wedding a while ago and have been in love with it since. The sparkly dress and vintage inspired details....sigh...

all photos from Jennifer Dery Photography.