Saturday, October 30, 2010

Anna Dello Russo Does Halloween

How does a style icon do Halloween? I can't think of any better inspiration than the spectacular Anna Della Russo. Find out more in her blog link below! Nowness: Last Minute Halloween Costumes?: "Anna Dello Russo Looks to Gaga, Givenchy and Gold for Inspiration.We could think of no better expert on how to put together the most attent..."

Friday, October 29, 2010


“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”- van gogh

 I've been really painty lately, and it's been great.
I 've been leaning towards color combination's similar this group of vintage buttons...
        contrasted by something vibrant and bold.
     I always do favor the blue greens of oceans and minerals.

 At the moment though, I am obsessed with this striking shade of yellow green. I adore it, and sadly have extracted every last bit of it from the paint tube I have. Time for an art supply trip- which I wish could be in the form of a shopping spree.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bourbon Chase Relay

Last weekend I participated in a crazy awesome event called the Bourbon Chase Relay. As I did when invited to join my team of friends in the race, you may ask:
The Bourbon Chase is a unique, overnight relay adventure in which teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways along the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Participants will experience the best of Kentucky. Starting near Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World, and wrapping up with a festive finish in downtown Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World, The Bourbon Chase will treat runners to gorgeous horse farms and the rolling Bluegrass countryside.
And, as the event name implies, the featured attraction of the race will be the Kentucky Bourbon Trail which links the state's legendary distilleries.

And also:
Teams are made up of 6 or 12 person teams. Each member of the team will run three legs over distances varying from 3 – 7 miles. Each team will provide two support vans to drop off and pick up runners at designated exchange points along the 200-mile route. So, you don't have to be a world-class runner. From casual joggers to serious racers, this event is great fun for everyone.

I'll attempt even further explanation:
Our team, "East Nasty for Life!", consisted of 12 valiant men and women. Upon checking in at the starting line, we split into 2 groups -of 6 runners each- which would for the rest of the weekend be known as "Van 1" and "Van 2". 
Van 1 kicks off the race with their runners one by one completing the first 6 legs of the 200 mile adventure. Their first runner starts, then they drive to the end of leg 1, let the second runner warm up, and look for runner one to arrive. This process repeats all the way to runner 6. Van 2 drives on to the spot where the last runner (#6) of Van 1 arrives and hands off the relay wristband. Then Van 2's runners one by one complete the next six legs, at which point the relay wristband is handed off to Van 1's first runner and cycle repeats itself two more times. Each runner completes three legs (each leg averaging around 5-6 miles) of the journey, as the team cycles through all the runners non -stop until the finish line is crossed.
Add in extreme exhaustion, and you get the idea!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Post Game

After the soccer game we got Mexican for dinner- yum. The Titans, who Blake is a big fan of, were playing that night too, so we got some great commentary!

He's so funny and cute!

Practicing "the Rocketship"....

... and "the Jellyfish".

I have some great memories of playing soccer in the fall as a child, and it is such a treat to see him enjoying some of the same things. What an amazing little guy.

So Proud

The little man is playing soccer again this fall.

This time around they understand which direction to kick the ball, how to score goals, and play as a team.


He's the best.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ready (for the funeral)

Fall. Fall. Fall. Time for a new Fall window at Rodney Mitchell Hair Salon in Hillsboro Village. After several months of not creating any display work, putting this together reminded me how much I do enjoy it.

And the folks at Rodney Mitchell- love them. Looking for a good cut and color? You need to make an appointment with Allison!

I adore Hillsboro Village, too! It's the best little village in town.
Plus, you won't get a better muffin in town than Fido's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip delicousness. They are seriously addictive.

Fall glam is the window theme, which I was very happy to do as opposed to going the typical brown/ rust/ orange "fall" route. Bleh. Have I ever mentioned those are my least favorite colors? Yep.

* orchid stripe, metal garland detail *

What IS my favorite lately is Band of Horses. After the seeing them in Nashville at Live on the Green several weeks ago, I've been hooked. They seem very much suited to be my current soundtrack. This song especially. On repeat. So Autumnal.

The Funeral

I'm coming up only to hold you under
I'm coming up only to show you wrong
And to know you is hard and we wonder
To know you all wrong, we were

Really too late to call, so we wait for
Morning to wake you; it's all we got
To know me as hardly golden
Is to know me all wrong, they were
At every occasion I'll be ready for a funeral
At every occasion once more is called a funeral
Every occasion I'm ready for the funeral
At every occasion one brilliant day funeral

I'm coming up only to show you down for
I'm coming up only to show you wrong
To the outside, the dead leaves, they all blow (alive is very poetic)
Before they died had trees to hang their hope

At every occasion I'll be ready for the funeral
At every occasion once more is called the funeral
At every occasion I'm ready for the funeral
At every occasion one brilliant day funeral