Weekend Excursions

Thirty Things Before 30


This year I turned 29 and it got me thinking about a list that comprised a year of “goals”, activities and things I want to accomplish before the next birthday- the big 3-0. So here goes: thirty before thirty

  1. Skydive. I’m putting this here because Luke has been trying to get me to do it and I’m SCARED but I want to do it soooo… We shall see
  2. Go horseback riding
  3. Write 100 blog posts
  4. Take a cooking class
  5. Go to a concert (or several)
  6. Take up a new fitness activity
  7. Eat healthier (consistently) and work out (consistently)
  8. Volunteer
  9. Have an outdoor picnic
  10. Go on a romantic getaway (!)
  11. Attend New York Fashion Week
  12. Scubadive
  13. Splurge on a really delicious meal
  14. Try a new food
  15. Travel alone
  16. Take a class on something new
  17. Unplug from social media (for a day, week, ?)
  18. Take a helicopter ride
  19. Buy someone else’s meal
  20. See a Broadway show
  21. Climb a rockwall
  22. Read the entire bible
  23. Worry less
  24. Learn more
  25. Stamp my passport; travel outside of the US
  26. Visit cities in Kentucky I haven’t been to
  27. Go on a bourbon tour
  28. Take a beach vacation
  29. Have quiet time each day
  30. Enjoy life. The years in my 20’s were fun but now it’s time for my 30’s!

Well, that’s a packed list but here goes nothing. 2/6/17 I’m comin for ya!


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Cozy Knitted Sweater + Distressed Denim 

I love a good cozy oversized sweater when the temps start to drop. Mixed with black distressed denim from Old Navy (sold out, similar here) this new chunky knitted sweater was the perfect option for a cool weekend. We spent this weekend relaxing and enjoying our favorite hobby- eating. My birthday was yesterday so we had one of my favorites for breakfast Blue Dog Bakery and finished the day off at Le Moo, a newer restaurant in Louisville that gives new meaning to the modern steakhouse. It was YUM!

Hope everyone has a relaxing end to your weekend and enjoys the 50th Super Bowl! Who’s excited about food, commercials, half time entertainment, and Cam vs. Payton? Can’t. Wait!! 

Happy Sunday!



Tassel Necklace: Sincerely Quinley

Monogram Necklace: Bauble Bar {Blonde Marble}

Watch: On Sale Here!

Jeans: Similar Here

Sweater: Ellie Clothing

Shoes: Similar Here, here

Long Weekend in Chicago 

This year for Memorial Day we decided to head north on 65 to Chicago for a long weekend. Since moving to Louisville we made a list of the places we can drive to for quick weekend trips (Chicago is an easy drive now). It’s odd being so close to Chicago but we definitely aren’t complaining. Our trip kicked off Friday and we were off, ready for a fun weekend enjoying Chicago.  

Day one was all about the drive and an awesome dinner. We enjoy eating out and love a fine dining experience. For us, a great restaurant is one of the best things about traveling to a new city. We found a great restaurant in Tru, with its fine dining interior, excellent service and one of a kind prix fix menu. Night one set the tone for the weekend. 

Day two started off with a quick walk around town and then meeting up with friends for brunch at The Gage. The interior of this brunch spot was beautiful and the restaurant was super spacious. Next we took a walk to Millenium Park because what’s a trip to Chicago without seeing “The Bean”?  

For dinner we tried a restaurant I found on Yelp. The restaurant has a varied menu that changes daily.  The Publican was fresh with new fish, seafood, meats, etc. arriving daily. We had the octopus, mussels and the porchetta with pork belly. Yum. 

Day three started off with breakfast at Sunny Side Up then browsing the waterfront with a walk on the river walk. 


One of my favorite meals of the trip was lunch at Bottlefork. I had a delicious burger that was HUGE and simply delicious. After lunch we went to a fun arcade bar and played Tetris, Ninja Turtles and pin ball. A fun and relaxed environment at Headquarters Beercade made the day easy and super relaxed. For dinner we tried Pequods which was recommended to me by a friend. This pizza joint was on the list because we needed to try Chicago style pizza while we were in town but didn’t want to fight the crowds. The food did not disappoint. Deep dish pizza, Chicago style = amazing.

Staying at the The Conrad was wonderful and the perfect location for walking. Connected to Nordstrom, this hotel is in a prime time spot with beautiful rooms and inviting staff. There were a few restaurants and attractions we didn’t get to on this trip so we’ve added it to our agenda for the next trip we make to Chicago. 

Sweater Weather Is Here

This weekend was all about catching up on a little relaxation, quality time, football and bangle orders. Friday we carved pumpkins with the neighbors (I did a hashtag, loved it) and the cool fall air finally hit Alabama! So, I threw on this chunky knit fringe sweater I’ve been dying to wear and paired it with my burgundy/wine color wool floppy hat and camel boots.





I hope you had a great weekend too. Just four short days until we head to Charleston, SC and I can’t wait.
Outfit details-

Leopard Scarf

Sweater (Sold Out) similar here

Wool Hat