Friday, May 29, 2009

Pay it Forward

I'm doing this fun pay it forward game with Simply Said. Her blog so cute - make sure you check it out!!

Here are the rules:

*The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a small gift from me within one month! 
*You must be willing to host a pay it forward too! As well as send the gifts out to your recipients within a month.
*Post this same thing on your blog and then come back and leave a comment telling me you're in! Please remember to leave your e-mail!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

LuLu and Daisy

A BIG belated THANK YOU to LuLu and Daisy!  I won her giveaway a while back and since my travels have taken me all over I haven't been the best blogger.  

My package arrived with all these goodies plus MORE! It was so sweet of her to throw in a few extras.  Let me tell you how cute everything is! I have gotten so many compliments on my bracelets and koozies :o) 

To get your own preppy treat visit her at

You can also follow on Twitter:

Thank You Thank You!!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Johnny and June

Last night I got to meet Heidi Newfield!! She is so awesome and beautiful.  Her current hit is "Johnny and June" - which is about Johnny and June Carter Cash. It is great to meet people who haven't let "Fame" go to their head.   You can watch the video Here.

                                                                        Me and Heidi 

Me and DeAnn 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Louisville through my Lens

While I was in Louisville last week I took some pictures as I was walking through downtown.

Here is my photo journey...
Beginning of a Louisville Slugger

Next comes the Branding 

Such a neat thing to see in person. The Biggest Bat I have ever seen :o) 

Our office in Louisville! 


Heading to Bowling Green in the morning... wonder what fun pictures I can take there? 

Fancy Schmancy

Fancy Schmancy Designs is hosting her first Giveaway! Stop on by and check it out :o) 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Miss Pretty from Pretty Woman and Classy Too  was so sweet to honor me with 
 "The Queen Award"
 Make sure you check out her blog- you won't be disappointed :o) 

In honor of the award I have to list 7 things that make me Awe-summm!

1.  I have the BEST family in the world.  Without them I wouldn't be me.
2. My boys in my life (M and Otis) make me so happy.  
They are always there to make me smile.
3. I love to shop and LOVE when my favorite things are on sale.
4.  Animal Crackers are one of my favorite snacks.
5. I love having my name and initials on EVERYTHING! 
6.  I am addicted to Reality TV.  Real Houswives, Bridezilla, Biggest Loser, etc. 
7.  I make lots of To-Do lists.  Sometimes I make a To-Do list to make a To-Do list.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Isn't she Lovely!

"I Do" at the Zoo tagged me with this sweet award! 
Thank you Stephanie!!

It is so sweet of you to think of me! 

Monday, May 4, 2009


So- I like to shop. There I said it. It's really no secret.  My mom and I lived at the mall since I came into this world.  But I must say I don't go over board.  

Lately, I have discovered how wonderful online shopping is (which brought this whole conversation on).  Browse, click and check the mailbox (everyday).  I don't even have to put make up on.  

Why do I feel guilty or the need to explain myself when I buy something? Last night I assured M 5 times that I was saving my money and really only buying things that were on sale! I kept repeating it over and over and he looked at me and said "Britt, it's fine- it's your money."  But that wasn't enough- I wanted him to really know that I wasn't just blowing my hard-earned money on another dress or purse or bathing suit cover-up.  I wanted him to know that I am not some crazy Shopaholic! (probably shouldn't have gone to see that movie together)

Why do we feel the need to sneak our bags into the house or secretly run to the mall at lunch? Do you all feel like this too? 


Sweet Tea Diaries is hosting a FABULOUS giveaway.  Check it out! 

Friday, May 1, 2009

Down and Derby!

Well friends I'm BACK! I had a lovely time traveling and spending time with my parents.  I got back just in time to catch the Derby Fever that is sweeping the Bluegrass State.  I love the Derby and everything that goes along with the Derby.  ( But I must say I am glad we are not going this year- looks like rain) I started celebrating this glorious weekend by dropping off a box of Bourbon Balls to M's office today.  But in order to fully celebrate (no matter where you are) you must do the following....

First and Foremost- 

Choose your Horse! 

West Side Bernie
Musket Man
Mr. Hot Stuff
Hold Me Back 
Friesan Fire
Papa Clem 
Mine that Bird
Join in the Dance
Regal Ransom 
Chocolate Candy
General Quarters
I want Revenge 
Atomic Rain 
Pioneer of the Nile
Summer Bird 
Desert Party 
Nowhere to Hide
Flying Private

I am betting on "Mine that Bird"

 Then BET Here!

Next... have a Mint Julep 

Perfect Mint Julep
Makes 1 mint julep
3 ounces Kentucky bourbon 
Mint leaves  
2 tablespoons mint simple syrup, recipe follows
Crush a few mint leaves in the bottom of a hi-ball glass.  Add 2 tablespoons of syrup and muddle ingredients together to release oils from mint. Then fill the glass with crushed ice. Add bourbon and stir until glass is frosted. Top with more crushed ice.  To serve, garnish with a fresh sprig of mint. 

Mint Syrup: 
1 cup sugar 
1 cup water 
1 bunch fresh mint sprigs 

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes, without stirring. 

Pour over a handful of mint and gently crush the mint with a spoon. Refrigerate syrup mixture overnight in a jar with a lid. Remove mint leaves and keep refrigerated. This will be good for several weeks. 

Now.... Have a slice of Derby Pie!


Single pie crust, which you can make from your very own recipe. If you're too rushed for that, we recommend those wonderful Pillsbury crusts that you merely have to put in the pie pan and crimp! Find them in the refrigerated biscuit section of the supermarket.

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 tablespoons Kentucky Bourbon

Beat eggs with cooled butter. Add flour & sugar. Beat until mixed well. Stir in pecans, chocolate & bourbon. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until set. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, or both!

Enjoy your day looking oh so sassy in a great dress and hat!