Cincinnati Weekend!

I just returned from a soulful weekend in Cincinnati.  I road-tripped it up there with a darling friend of mine who was headed up for her hometown baby shower (I’m hosting her Birmingham shower in a few weeks….and I’ll be posting a major amount of photos!) and she dropped me off with T, my best friend from college.  T lives in the most adorable historic building on this gorgeous street…

Friday night we hit up the local blues bar and were thoroughly entertained by not only the band, but several creepy older gentleman….no sir, my cell phone does not vibrate…

Moving on….

 Saturday we spent the beautiful morning at a Basset Hound Parade (peculiar, I know) and then headed out for lunch and a day of shopping at Findlay Market.  

We shopped for a while before sitting down to listen to this child play the violin with literally everything in his soul.  It was a perfect moment watching him.

Later we took a drive through the city, as it was my first visit there, while singing Dire Staits songs at the top of our lungs…  Not a pleasant experience for those who may have heard us.

Then we headed out on a party bus with some of T’s Cincy friends for a night of bar hopping.  In a last minute effort, we managed to find the only two adult costumes left at Big Lots and went as Blue Brothers (Sisters) that night.

It was a fun-filled weekend that spawned tons of new inside jokes.  I loved seeing T and I LOVED Cincinnati.  I most definitely will be planning another trip so I can bring the huzzby along!

Love you Cincy!

For sure as the cards will be fallin’

And chips in the pot pyramid, 

for a buck, Lady Luck will be calling

Whoah, the Cincinnati kid

I mean the Cincinnati kid

Whoah, the Cincinnati kid

Whoah, the Cincinnati kid

I’m talking about the Cincinnati kid

Everybody knows the Cincinnati kid

Have you heard about that the Cincinnati kid

~Ray Charles



She Sheds Her Skin

Exterior renovations began on the new abode today!  It looks a little like a haunted house right now, but soon enough it will be restored back to its originally beauty!  Here’s a before pic to refresh your memory…

Cotton Candy blue…ugh!
Here’s its current state as of lunch time today when I drove by to stalk the progress.  

Kind of spooky…

There’s just a small portion of the front siding left to be removed before they move on to sides and back .  Once the original heart pine siding is restored (nails and staples from siding have to be removed and their holes patched), it will get a fresh coat of Behr’s Bleached Linen, black shutters will go back up, and the new colonial columns will installed under the front stoop!

I can’t wait to drive up to the finished product!

PS-  I’ve been working on the master bedroom and it’s almost ready the reveal.  I’ll take some sneak peek shots to share with you later this week!

Ta ta!



Falling Hard

Not sure about your gusy but I absolutely LOVE this time of year.  The weather here in Bama is perfect, the beautiful old oaks in our new neighborhood are starting to change colors, tailgating is a weekly occasion, and the fashion is definitely my favorite of all seasons.
I plan on sipping lots of this….
 While enjoying one of these on our brick patio in our lovely new backyard with all my fabulous friends…
 While wearing something along the lines of this fall fashion combo- skinny jeans, boots, leopard print scarf, and cozy sweater….
 All while decorating the new house with beauties like this….
Hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather as much as I am!
Before and after/progress photos of the new house are coming soon!  The master bedroom is almost finished!!