Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Pre-Mothers Day!!!

Only 1 Day to Shop for Mothers Day. Today you need to get your plan on! The big day is Sunday! Don't procrastinate. Make it happen today. Get it organized. Plan a magical day for Mom!

I am working today. So much to do. Spring is in the air and the Mayfest is in full force.
I have lots of dresses to sell!

I would love to wake up to a hand made card from my son, Christian. He is amazing. I am so excited to see what he has done!

If I wasn't working at the Mayfest Art Faire then I would think my day would go like this... I would love to go have breakfast. I love breakfast!

I would love it if took a family bike ride to use up all those calories we just ate!

You can do a Sunday bike ride that is organized:
Every second Sunday of each month from April through November (excluding October) the public will be provided with a police-escorted bike ride designed for all ages and levels. Each month will feature a unique route and destination, but all rides will start Downtown at Cheapside Park with the exception of the Blue Grass Airport ride in June, which will meet and take place only at the airport. Please come out and enjoy the weather, encourage healthy living, and promote a bike-friendly Lexington!

Bike Ride Dates and Destinations:

May 9, 2010: Mayfest and Historic Tour

YES, Mayfest. Come visit me at Mayfest so much to see and buy!

Future Bike Rides:

June 13, 2010: Blue Grass Airport

July 11, 2010: Jacobson Park

August 8, 2010: Masterson Station Park

September 12, 2010: Legacy Trail ride – will start at IMMAG and ride along the Legacy Trail

October 10, 2010: No bike ride; annual Second Sunday event Downtown

November 14, 2010: Beaumont Centre

Then because we spent so much of our energy biking, I would love my family to send me to a local spa where I could unwind and decompress... and love every breathing moment!

While I was off relaxing, the family could head back to the house and relax themselves. They could shower and change so we could go see a fun, family movie together. I am looking forward to seeing Iron Man 2! It was just released Friday.

I think a nice dinner at home after the afternoon movie would be fun. I think the kids and Dad can make some great homemade spaghetti and make it with some sausage and meat sauce. Lots of parmasean cheese and some great garlic bread. Nothing beats spaghetti!

That would complete my Mothers Day 2010 in so many ways. I look forward to Sunday!

Friday, May 7, 2010

2010 Mayfest Arts Fair has Arrived!

Come join us at the Mayfest Arts Fair!

Date, Time & Location:
2010 marks the 16th Anniversary of the Mayfest Arts Fair, which is held during Mother's Day weekend. YES!!! Mothers Day Weekend ~ That is where you will find me!

Saturday, May 8, 10am - 6pm
Sunday May 9, 11am - 5pm.

The festival is held in historic Gratz Park, located in Downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The park sits between The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning (formerly the old Lexington Public Library building) on 2nd Street, and Transylvania University on 3rd Street, in a residential neighborhood located between Mill St. and Market St.

Lot's of things to see:

Oodles and oodles of dresses and summer outfits!

Maui will be there... come see his amazing talent, live and in person. Here is what he made for my store:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Only Four Days "Til Mothers Day!

You have four days to prepare and plan for Sunday. YES! It is Mother's Day! I am a mother. I am constantly talking to mothers and without us... the world would not be the same place. How much do you love your Mom?

Big Hits with us Moms:

Some Flowers, maybe a modern twist:

How about a new summer tote and pair of comfy wedgies?

Of course the summer chemise to go with those:

Dad could send her to the local salon and have a mani/pedi scheduled for her in advance of the day! Maybe Saturday? Some bright pink polish to go with that great dress! I hear Lucky Nails gets rave reviews. I am not one to do my nails but this is the place. Find Lucky Nails at 3344 Partner Place, Lexington, KY 40503 (859) 219-1111It's a family run business and I am a BIG FAN of Family Run Businesses!

How about taking her out to breakfast. Want a funky, local, and of course yummy place to go? Here is where:
Doodles Restaurant 262 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507(859) 317-8507

And one final thought... We all love to remember great days. Mom would love to have a photo shoot of her and her family. Why not schedule a seating with Priscilla B Photography

There is Zoombug too. See who you best fit with and schedule a memory that will be a beautiful one.

You just have to remember to come visit me at my store. I am easy to find.

I can help plan the look you want in the photos. I work with both of these ladies and they make the magic happen on film.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco De Mayo! For Adults Only!

This segment is kid free. Cinco De Mayo is a day for adults to celebrate. I hope you enjoy your day and evening!

May has started off wet and stormy. Now it is drying out and just in time for a celebration.
Cinco De Mayo means lots of tacos, enchiladas, chips and salsa and of course, margaritas and mexican beer!

Serves: 4 / Preparation time: 5 minutes / Total time: 5 minutes
1 lime, cut into wedges, divided
Coarse salt
1 cup tequila
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup orange-flavored liqueur
2 teaspoons superfine sugar
Rub the rim of 4 rocks glasses with a wedge of lime; dip in coarse salt. Fill the glasses three-quarters of the way with ice.
In a cocktail shaker combine the tequila, lime juice, orange-flavored liqueur and sugar. Shake well, then pour into the glasses. Garnish with lime.
From Food Network magazines, May 2010 issue.

Serves: 4 / Preparation time: 10 minutes / Total time: 25 minutes
1 pound boneless, skinless tilapia fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/4 cup regular or reduced-fat sour cream
1 lime, half finely zested and juiced, half cut into wedges
Favorite hot sauce, such as Tabasco
12 corn tortillas
1/2 small head red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh cilantro
1 small white onion, finely chopped
Heat broiler, with rack in highest position. Pat the fish dry with paper towels and gently coat with oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Broil until fish is browned on top and flesh is opaque throughout, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, lime zest and juice, and a few dashes of hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Toast corn tortillas over a kitchen burner using tongs or wrap in parchment-lined foil and heat in oven 5 minutes. Divide fish evenly among tortillas and top with cabbage, cilantro and onion. Serve with lime sour cream and lime wedges.
From Everyday Food May 2010 issue.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Time To Dry Out!

Well thank goodness we are going to have some time to dry out. I have a friend in Franklin, TN who said they are okay but a great many people are not so close to them. Our prayers go out to those who have been displaced by this weather. With the economy the way it is, stuff like this is enough to push you over the edge.

I should have been highlighting some of my golashes! Take a peek!

Nothing says Rocker like these!

And I am pretty sure that it won't even have to be wet outside to have your little rocker wearing these!

*** Reminder... It's Mother's Day on Sunday, YES! THIS Sunday! ****

Think of how you can dedicate your Sunday to your Mom! She is a one of a kind being who was here to give you life. So celebrate her. If it is a simple card, a huge bouquet of flowers, breakfast out, or maybe a home cooked meal... do it with love and be sure to shower her with kisses and hugs! Mom's are great so get ready to celebrate her day! Only 6 days until the big day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Let's pray for Nashville, I will stop my complaining now!

I am going to stop complaining about the weather. Nashville and Tennessee are experiencing the worst flooding in years. My prayers go out to them and all of those who have been evacuated!

With any luck, after this heavy morning fog that we have ... we will be able to stay dry and actually see some sunshine. Layers are the way to dress on days like this.

This is how to dress your little princess today. It is one of my favorite photos and of course, I chose it for my logo on my Etsy site.

You can shop online at my Etsy site.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away ... Come Back Another Day!

Severe weather storms in Kentucky today. Apparently Mother Nature doesn't care much if it is that time of year, The Kentucky Derby!

Since I have time today, no thanks to the weather, let me tell you if you don't already know. Childrens Motrin has been recalled. If you have this on your shelf or in your medicine cabinet. Throw it away."

I could do paper dolls today or play dress up... will you join me?

First you buy my dress:

for fun we are going to play with some fun ideas....

On a rainy day I have to do something that takes my mind off of the things I would be doing if it weren't so stormy! This was fun. Come let me dress your little girl today. The day would fly by!