Friday, June 24, 2011

Eat Local, Get Healthy

My IRL friend Donna, over at Simply Liv-N, has inspired me to watch Forks Over Knives and Food, Inc.  Wow, I have been neglectful of paying attention to where my food is coming from!  Be sure to check out her blog, she cans and cooks and is all about being a Godly wife, mom and friend.

After watching the movies, I have been doing some research and found this family who is doing the local food thing for a whole year!  Check out Angie's and Eric's blog to follow their adventures in going local and getting healthy!

This winter we bought a quarter side of beef from our favorite Sherwood Acres Beef.  The beef is awesome and. almost. gone. <sniff> I'm saving to buy more, because it is completely awesome meat.  I'm looking into some local buying clubs for free range chickens and other local goodies.

Tonight I'm going to Whole Foods to stock up and tomorrow I'm heading over to St. Matthews Farmer's Market to buy some local produce!

Remember, you are what you eat, so eat healthy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

10th Anniversary Weekend

I got to spend 3 WHOLE DAYS alone with my hot awesome hubby!  It was a fantastic weekend celebrating our 10th anniversary.  We went to Brown County, Indiana and stayed at this romantic little inn, Abbey Inn.  They have hot tubs in every room and there was a lovely outside wedding chapel with a gazebo next to a pond.  It was soooo humid all weekend, but it started burning off just as we went out for a walk around the pond.

We headed over to Bean Blossom, Indiana to check out the covered bridge.  It was so rustic and quaint.

Bean Blossom isn't exactly a bustling town.

On Monday night, we took Line Dancing lessons from Billy Crease at Mike's Dance Barn.  There were about 50 people from 15 to 80 years old, learning how to line dance.  Some of them go every time the door is open.  It was good, country fun!

On the way home we took the country roads.  A little surprise around the bend was Story, Indiana!

That's all, folks!

Oops, how did that picture get in there?

Mint Julep Jaunt and a Garth Sighting!

Wow!  We had a fantastic time at the Mint Julep Jaunt last Saturday!  Thank you to our hostesses, Gail from My Repurposed Life and MeganDVD from Beauty in the Attempt. We had a rockin' fabulous time!

We were THRIFTING QUEENS for the day.  Let me tell you, those shops did now know what hit them when we descending upon them, searching every corner for the best deals.  Fun Stuff!

Thank you to the sponsors, Gorilla Glue, Deco Art, Scotch, Peddler's Mall, Salvation Army and our fabulous hostesses, there were swag bags (boxes, really!), discounts and even a gift card!  

And seriously, Garth ventured out of Wayne's World basement to have some lunch at Lynn's Paradise Cafe.  I woulda thought he'd be much older by now.

Can't wait for next time!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

KYARNG 149the Brigade Deployment Ceremony

My brave son is a medic in the Kentucky Army National Guard.  He is being deployed to Iraq.  There was a Deployment Ceremony held yesterday at Freedom Hall for all 1640 soldiers in their brigade.

The governor of KY and the mayor of the city of Louisville spoke, as well as the commanding general in KY, Gen. Tonini.  A group of veterans came out to show their support.

I took about 3-4 pictures of the soldiers filing in, from the back of the arena while I was waiting for hubby and daughter to join me. 

When I cropped this photo, there was my son is the 3rd one heading into this row!  WOW!` That was pretty cool!

His grandpa flew in and some of his friends from high school came to see him off.  We got to spend about an hour with him.  They are going to a camp for a couple of months, then towards the end of July they will actually leave the country.  We will get to see him one more time when he has his 4 day pass.

The yellow ribbon goes up this week and will be up until his return!  We love you, Hunter!  Stay strong and stay safe. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Good Times!

One of my Goodwill finds last weekend was this sweet little mantle clock. 
 I snagged it for a whole $1.89.

A little paint + a little love = Good Times!