Thursday, June 30

To Do:

Need to make my annual "Go Ben" sign for his race on Monday. Sadly, he didn't get one last year bc I was so busy studying for the bar. But this year I will do better!! May even do a t-shirt...ya know, for a hands-free-fan!

Making these for our annual early morning party (where we all watch the BG 10,000 race). Easy peasy...just dip strawberries in white chocolate (or candy melt) and then dip in blue sprinkles! yummy and patriotic-cute!

And look at my sweet Logan on his first 4th of July in 2008 :)

Wednesday, June 29

Wedding Gown for sale

A friend of mine is selling her brand new, never worn, wedding gown....
Asking $1,200 OBO.

"For sale is a Sottero and Midgley wedding gown.  JSM 1103 is the model number. It is a strapless, slim A-line with a sweetheart neckline. The material of the dress is satin and a lace overlay. The color is very pretty- a light gold with an ivory lace overlay.  The lace is lightly beaded with swarovski crystals and small pearls.  The dress is brand new and has never been worn.  This is an excellent opportunity to buy a brand new, beautiful dress for a very discounted price.  The dress is a size 4 petite and has very minimal alterations done, as it is a corset back, so it is VERY adjustable to various body types and sizes.  The only alterations done to this dress were it was given a french bussell for the train in the back, and cups were placed in the interiorbust area to add a slight lift. Paid over $1,700 for dress (including alterations). I also have a very nice, brand new Toni Federici veil (that matches the dress perfectly!) available for sale at a very good and discounted price." 

Email Rebecca at if you are interested.

Tuesday, June 28

well said.

I struggle with finding balance between being grateful for all I have and my ambitions in life.

How do you find the balance?

Monday, June 27

in the bag... @ Piperlime

Have these two lovelies in my bag at Piperlime. Loving the Ark & Co line!

And how cute are these for just $20?!

I totally love this Amanda Uprichard dress! Think I need it for the upcoming Junior League gala!

On their way to me are this navy and white dress for the 4th, and these earrings that can be worn with anything!

Sunday, June 26

Denver post...a little late

Went to Denver for was so beautiful there! I'd never been before. Here is a recap in (mostly) pictures:

 It was hot there but there is NO humidity. Amazing! It is stupid humid here in KY, so this was certainly a lovely change. What wasn't nice, was that my allergies were horrible there...think it was the sage?

 Hotel where The Shining was filmed

 not a bad view, eh?!

 Up close and personal with some Elk
 I fed them some of this...
ok, so not really. that would be like forced cannibalism.
I was exhausted when I finally made it back to the Bluegrass last Sunday. Left for the airport in Denver at 4am and arrived home around midnight. ugh.

anyhooo...True Blood is coming on right to run! LOVE it!!

Friday, June 24


Get your front door ready for the upcoming holiday!! Place an order for my Stars & Stripes wreath today! Email me at

Also wanted to show ya'll the latest custom design for one of my fave fellow junior leaguers!

Tuesday, June 14

Book Review - Her Fearful Symmetry

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

This novel was a awesome! A nice change to the usual love story books I tend to read. Don't get me wrong, there is a love story (or two) in this book...but it also involves ghosts, a cemetery, and all sorts of interesting plots! I highly recommend you read! I will however say, that this book took a couple of chapters for me to get into stick with it if you start to disengage.

"Amazon Best of the Month, September 2009: Following her breakout bestseller, The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger returns with Her Fearful Symmetry, a haunting tale about the complications of love, identity, and sibling rivalry. The novel opens with the death of Elspeth Noblin, who bequeaths her London flat and its contents to the twin daughters of her estranged twin sister back in Chicago. These 20-year-old dilettantes, Julie and Valentina, move to London, eager to try on a new experience like one of their obsessively matched outfits. Historic Highgate Cemetery, which borders Elspeth's home, serves as an inspired setting as the twins become entwined in the lives of their neighbors: Elspeth's former lover, Robert; Martin, an agoraphobic crossword-puzzle creator; and the ethereal Elspeth herself, struggling to adjust to the afterlife. Niffenegger brings these quirky, troubled characters to marvelous life, but readers may need their own supernatural suspension of disbelief as the story winds to its twisty conclusion. --Brad Thomas Parsons"

Reading about London's Highgate Cemetery got me interested in the history of the place so I did some googling. Was interesting to be able to picture the setting of the book as I read. Here is what I found....

A HOUSE built in the cemetery. WHO would want to live here? Cool house...creepy neighbors.

who doesn't dream of having this view from their bed?! hmmm!
  • House in Highgate Cemetery, London, by Eldridge Smerin Architects
  • Set next to Highgate Cemetery, London’s greatest Victorian cemetery, the house was designed by the architects Nick Eldridge and Piers Smerin.
  • Its generous proportion of living to bedroom space includes terraces and balconies, and a sizable sliding glass rooflight enabling the top floor to become an openair court.
  • The project won a Royal Institute of British Architects Award in 2009
  • More pictures can be found HERE.

Have you all ever visited this cemetery? London is on my short-list of places to visit...may have to check out Highgate.