Wednesday, September 28


I'm in Amelia Island until Sunday night...soaking up the sun, relaxing, oh and doing a little work too :)

Ya'll have a lovely week & weekend!

Friday, September 23

eat a cookie, give to charity...

Just got this in my inbox from Panera...kinda stingy on the whole 
8 day period, but who doesn't love cookies?! Go get some!

"For each Pumpkin-shaped Cookie sold between 
September 24th and October 1st, fifty cents will be donated to benefit

Thursday, September 22

Lifeguard Press Review

Lifeguard Press sent me this Lilly Pulitzer laptop bag to review and I highly recommend it! I was carrying a super cute Kate Spade case, but as cute as it was it was rather inconvenient because it had no handles. However, this bag has both top handles and a strap. It has been very handy for all the traveling I've been doing for work. There is a separate pocket for chargers etc, and the big compartment zips closed. Plenty of room to carry a binder and files as well!

Wednesday, September 21

football wreath!

Email me if you'd like to purchase a wreath in your school colors! (blue and white anyone?!?!)
 $30 + $10s/h

Tuesday, September 20

recent travels: Boston

Got there Thursday night and went to Fashion's Night Out

View of the city from my hotel

 Stopped by David Yurman for some dress-up!
 Had brunch and shopped Sunday with a lovely twitter friend!

9/11 recognition in the park

Make Way for Ducklings

View from my water taxi

Had some great seafood (see next pic)

Biggest shrimp I've ever seen!! And they came in this ice globe thing...awesome!

Water taxi ride home, skyline at night

Loved love LOVED Boston! Can't wait to go back!

Thursday, September 15

gone again

I'm in Nashville through the weekend for work!

Missing the UK v. UofL game at home, but owell. 

Be back Monday, I still have to share pics from my Boston trip. LOVED that city!

Have a lovely weekend my dears!

Tuesday, September 13

Where I Come From

I though I'd share this article from the San Francisco Chronicle about my hometown, Lexington, KY.
I wholeheartedly believe that I live in the most beautiful state in the country. Ya'll should pay us a fact, next month, October, is just about the perfect time to come to the Bluegrass!

"Kentucky's bluegrass region is easy to enjoy"

The first time I saw Kentucky I was behind the wheel of a car. I was in a hurry. I was leaving New York state, bound for California, and as I drove cross-country with my worldly goods, the vastness of America blended into a blur of truck stops, toxic coffee and bleary-eyed days wiping bugs off the windshield. I didn't even stop for gas in Kentucky, but something about the hopelessly pretty, lovingly manicured quality of the countryside stayed with me down the decades.

Just lately, I decided to revisit Kentucky, specifically the bluegrass region that wraps around Lexington, in the north-central part of the state. I want the full Southern monty without the drunks of New Orleans, the urban hell of Atlanta or the preciousness of Charleston or Savannah. I also want to avoid the climatic deep fryer of the Deep South. Kentucky, hovering on the edge of the Midwest, with a smooth blend of elegance and down-home charm, is an appealing alternative, especially in autumn and spring when the weather is fine.

Flying into Lexington's aptly named Blue Grass Airport, I feel I'm flying into a garden. I pass over expansive, immaculately kept horse-breeding farms, meandering white fences tracing the soft contours of the land, canopies of trees and green, green grass flecked with the farm ponds I remember from my drive-by all those years ago. It takes maybe 0.3 seconds to exit the small, sweet airport located just across the road from Keeneland Race Course and motor along Man O' War Boulevard, past the turnoff to Sport Horse Lane and on toward downtown Lexington, a city of 300,000.

Happily, you don't have to be a horsey person or a high roller - I am neither - to have a good time. The bluegrass region - so-called thanks to abundant Poa pratensis grass and its blue-tinged flower - has a variety of attractions to offer. Silky-smooth, locally distilled straight Kentucky bourbon, for one. Rich pioneer and Civil War history, for another. The redbrick cafes, restaurants and bars of Lexington's lively, compact downtown. The cavernous Valhalla of hoop dreams, Rupp Arena, where the hometown University of Kentucky Wildcats play basketball. Intricate, fast-fingered bluegrass music. Robust regional food that goes beyond KFC, biscuits and gravy. And, not least, lovely drives through leafy landscapes....

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Monday, September 12

look for less - wedges

Saw these Lucia Suede Platform Wedges at Ann Taylor and totally fell in love with them. But, they seemed a bit trendy to spend the $198 on them. But they are lovely!

 So today I was pursuing Piperlime and saw these Monet Matisse wedges and like them even more...I like the price tag more too! ha! They are $110 and you can get 15% off if you sign up for Piperlime emails. The wedge has more more of a slim shape so it's not as clunky looking as the AT ones.

Sunday, September 11

10 years

I cannot believe it has ben ten years since that fateful day when America was attacked...I was a sophomore in high school, and I remember I was between classes, at my locker, when my friend came up to me and asked "Did you hear NYC was bombed?" We went to our next class, english, our teacher had the news on and we watched those terrible images and scenes unfold. What a terrifying day. Where were you when you heard of the terrorist attacks on September 11th?

Today, ten years later, all the Americans who lost their lives in the attacks are not for gotten. Nor are the Americans who have fought for our country in the years after 2001. We are more than blessed to live in this amazing country.

God Bless America! 

Thursday, September 8


      I'm off to Boston for work until Tuesday!  I'm super excited, as I have never been to New England! (I've been to NYC, but that doesn't count!)  Any suggestions on things to do, places to see, and restaurants to visit?! (I'll be staying at Copley Place - Huntington Ave)

Wednesday, September 7

ma new kicks

I've been eyeing these babies for a while now... && now that you can purchase ZARA online in the US (starting today yay!!), I snatched them up! 

Welcome to the world of e-commerce, ZARA (and 2011 for that matter)!

Tuesday, September 6


Ya'll!!! How gorgeous is this headboard from...wait for it...Target!?! Parchment poly-cotton blend with nailhead trim, beautiful! And it's only $379.99 with free shipping for a Queen! I'm in loooove!

Must have...and it is darn well time I up-sized to a  Queen!

Friday, September 2

Monogram Kindle case

When I tweeted a pic of my new monogram Kindle case I had several people ask where I purchased it, so I thought I'd do a post...

I bought the actual case off ebay for $19.99.  You can get one HERE...they have several colors in their shop. I love it because you can fold the front cover back, and secure it with the elastic band and then there is a little pocket to slip your hand through so you can hold it.

Then I went to etsy and ordered a 3" vinyl monogram to stick on the front for $3.75 (including shipping). I got mine from THIS shop.

Voilà ! You have a personalized Kindle cover for less than $25! And I shopped around, you cannot find a monogram cover for that price, or one that is that cute!

Have a lovely weekend ladies!!