Saturday, May 1, 2010


May Day!

Happy May 1st Everyone! Did you know that May Day occurs on May 1st and refers to several public holidays for many countries around the world. It is like the real labor day.

Today I feel like calling Mayday Mayday because it is horrible weather outside and doesn't she (Mother Nature) know that it is the beginning of the Kentucky Derby? I also feel compelled to take a Labor Day day off! I have had a very long week! This is what the weather is supposed to look like:

Instead we have thunder, lightning, rain... I am ready for SPRING without the showers! And no, I won't take the day off! Drats!

I spent the day selling hats with Anne Sawyer for the big event. We were at Churchill Downs and let me tell you, the hat's are GORGEOUS! The hats range from $170 to $1200 and I am quite certain if you wanted something very special she would do it for you! The prices vary. Check out Anne's history with the event and her gallery of hats here:

So when all the ladies put on their Kentucky Derby best dress and hat for the events... I say the little ones should stay home with Grandma and bake. Why not bake in your best and most fun sundress and have your matching chef's hat too?

Friday, April 30, 2010

Goodbye April!

This hand is waving GOODBYE to April. I hope and wish the rain and cold weather away. Poof!

No More Umbrella's and jackets to keep us warm! That will be a happy day for me!

Bring on the sunshine. Bring on the warm Kentucky weather! Bring on the Sundresses, bring on the sun hats and and bring on the sandals! Time to get those pedicures!

Today Oprah is on a mission to stop kids (and us Adults too) from texting, twittering, facebooking, or making calls while driving!

She always focuses on doing the right thing and to make a difference! I do love that about Oprah.

Just wondering? Can I stop? Just foolin'... I do not text while driving. I actually don't even have time when I am not in my car!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Things I love all wrapped up in this adorable dress!

I bet you didn't know that there are so many things that I love and when I choose the fabrics to make my dresses, it all speaks very loudly to me.

Take this dress for example. Cute right?

When I see this dress it makes me think of these things, just a few things I love!

And to go with that, I will need:

I definitely love my coffee and donut in the morning, almost as much as this blog! But when you drink coffee as pretty as this, it inspires you to make something fun!

This bike wheel looks fun and I know my son would love it too!
But wait... there has to be something for Mom. Yes, blue and grown up!
Do you see the theme here?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Need My Coffee In The Morning!

Every morning I wake up, get myself ready, take my son to school and then I am actively seeking my Cup O' Joe!

I really enjoy having my coffee and a donut. Sometimes the donut is from Spaldings. I have talked about this before. Today I am discussing the main character of my morning which is Coffee!

I love Illy Coffee. People talk about Starbucks and no offense to them but they do not rock my coffee world. Illy Coffee is amazing.

It is about as pricey as Starbucks but oh so superior! The much cheaper version is Dunkin Donuts Coffee. Surprise Surprise, they do make a great coffee.

I am also a fan of Eight O'Clock Original. The cost of Eight O'Clock and Dunkin Donut's is far less than the more popular Starbucks Coffee. The Illy Coffee will put you out about as much as Starbucks but it is money well spent. Smooth and delicious.

The best drip coffee in town is at Magee's Bakery. They are located at 726 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 255-9481
What to love about Magee's is that they have a self service drip coffee bar that hosts 5 different kinds. The biscuits are amazing. If you like breakfast sandwiches, the Sausage Biscuit is out of this world. It's been said that it's possible that God eats these for breakfast. I think they are one of the only places who does Breakfast Casseroles. YUM! Don't get hooked on the pastries! They are known for them. They make cakes here and they are beautiful and very good. I have it on good authority that their grown up buttercream birthday cakes are 5-Star!

Go get yourself some.... Bon Apetit'!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I just found this out!

A movie with Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Kris Kristofferson, Elizabeth Shue and more were in this! Now, if you are thinking hey that movie came out five years ago, you would be absolutely right! Five years ago I didn't reside in Kentucky, let alone Lexington!

The Dreamer was shot right here in Lexington so I am going to go rent this movie tonight!

Here is the story:
Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner. The arrival of the mare to Crane's farm, will be the perfect opportunity for both father and daughter to reconstruct their lost familiar bond. "SoƱador" (Dreamer in English), the renamed mare, despite its broken leg, maybe could have another chance to return to the racecourse, with the help of Cale, Ben, and his father, Pop. Written by Alejandro Frias

In Lexington, Kentucky, the horse barn of the family Crane has been empty for years, without any horses, due to the financial difficulties of the family. When the female horse Sonya, a.k.a. Sonador (Dreamer, in English) breaks one foreleg in a race, the owner Palmer decides to sacrifice the animal, but Ben Crane accepts the injured horse as part of three months salaries owed by Palmer. His daughter Cale becomes very connected with Sonya, and while the horse is rehabilitated, the wounds in the Crane family are also healed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Monday, April 26, 2010

Just in Time for Weather!

It seems that I created these dresses just in time for the weather that we will be having for a week or so.

These dresses are sleeved and you can easily put on a pair of tights or leggings with this adorable dress. Wrap a knitted scarf around her neck and a little knit cap. All nice and warm yet still looking adorable like a little girl should.

I love this paisley dress. What do you think?

Tell me how you would style your little girl and send me pictures!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

What A Way To Wrap Up The Week!

Wow! We were included in the Tornado Watch for those who were effected in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama! We had Tornado Watch until 3am this morning!

So let's recount: Tsunami's, Earthquakes, Tornados, Cyclones, and Volcano's Erupting! I think this is evidence that this place where we live is ALIVE! Things happen all over the world and until it happens to us, we don't really think about it. We have had so many things happen lately, it is hard to ignore!

When the weather is a little unpredictable, like today is going to be. We will have some thunder clouds and occasional showers. There of course will be some sunshine. You can have your little girl wear this to church, put on a little hat, wrap a scarf around her neck, and have some leggings ready. This will be the perfect dress for today!

Have a great Sunday. Enjoy your family and whatever the day brings. Whether it is sunshine or thunder clouds, if you are together that is the best part of a weekend. The work week is so close already. Weekends are far too short. Enjoy today and make it last!