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Pieces of The Days: Can’t Slow Down

Life Lately

For those of you who just read the title of this post and immediately thought of Saves The Day – 10 points for you. I can’t think of a better way to describe life lately though. I literally can’t slow down and I’m loving it. Lately it’s been crazy work weeks and jam packed weekends. My intentions to get my house clean last weekend were outweighed by brunch with Nate, silk classes, a hair appointment, shopping, and porch sitting! I scheduled a hair appointment prior to a crazy work week as an incentive to just get. through. it. I haven’t had anything done professionally to my hair since last August, so it was time! My hair stylist is the best and she was super excited when I told her I wanted pink and turquoise added in to my blonde! She kept me in suspense while drying it and styling it. I am absolutely in love with it. After my appointment I went over to my Mother-in-law’s house. She wanted to take me to check out a patio furniture set that she found on sale at Kohl’s. Nate and I have lived in our house for four years now without any outdoor furniture. She wanted to get us something or our anniversary so we went and looked at it to make sure it was something we would like. Needless to say – we have a beautiful little place to sit on our front porch now. I bought a cute floral pillow to add the finishing touch. I just need something pretty for the table now! Nate and I have already spent a few hours out there just reading and hanging out.

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This weekend has been pretty good so far! We kept with the tradition of Saturday brunch and as per usual I got up and went to Aerial Yogilates and Silks class. Last night we went out to a new Beer Hall here in Lexington with a few friends, got taco truck food for dinner (SO GOOD), and went to check out a performance by my aerial silks instructor. It was a nice but busy evening that left me with a very huge need for coffee this morning! Besides making it to class, going to brunch, and buying bunny hay for the baby bunnies – I have been very unproductive today. I Facetimed with my Mom from my new iPad (!!!!) and binge watched episodes from Season 3 of GIRLS (on my iPad). I’m obsessed with my iPad! I can’t even tell you how fantastic it is going to be to use it to manage my Pure Romance business!!

I feel like this year is flying by so quickly already. It really hit me on June 12th when we celebrated our four year anniversary. So much has changed in four years. We’ve gone through some good times and some really hard times – but here we are – stronger, more in love, more confident in who we are as individuals. I’m looking forward to such a good summer full of wonderful memories. A summer dedicated to living life to the fullest. I hope you do the same!

Pieces of The Days: Nashville

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Our quick trip to Nashville over the long weekend went by in a snap! We had such a great time hanging out with Sully and Phlecia, who were gracious enough to let us all crash at their place! We rarely get to see them and it was nice to have someone show us all of the cool spots to visit! We met up with them, Jackson and Kristie, and several other mutual friends late Friday night for a few drinks, delicious burgers, and some great live music at The Basement! At 3AM I finally fell asleep on the top bunk in their guest bedroom. We got back to their place a few hours earlier but we all ended up standing around in their kitchen talking about anything and everything until we couldn’t keep our eyes open in any longer.

The next day was filled with long lines for coffee at Fido’s, lunch at Kay Bob’s, the cutest dog ever, window shopping, popsicles from Las Paletas, lots of walking in the intense heat, and some downtime before the UK game. The UK game was … well… we lost. That’s all there is to say about that. ;] Nate and I headed home after the game and slept in late Sunday morning. Such a perfect whirlwind trip!

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PS: Is this not the cutest dog ever? I really want a Shiba Inu puppy now!

Pieces of The Days – Goodbye June


Summer has been in full swing around here. I can hardly believe that it’s July – does anyone else feel this way? In just a few short weeks Nate and I will be heading down to Florida for a bit of vacation time at the beach. I’ll also be spending a few days in Sebring visiting with my parents during that time. It should be a nice little break from reality and it will be so good to see my family! Between hanging out with my Mom and spending some time sitting by the ocean – I hope to come back to Kentucky with a fresh perspective and a rejuvenated spirit. Sometimes the every day routine of life just gets a little stale and hard to manage, you know? We are definitely due for some time off of work!


Our summer has been pretty great so far. There have been weekend doughnut & coffee dates, roller coaster rides, surprise bachelorette parties, distillery tours, and midnight swims. We may or may not have hopped a fence to swim in a private pool for that midnight swim. This past Saturday I tried my hand at wedding photography as a second shooter and on Sunday Nate and I went to a NASCAR race together. I suppose you could say we’ve been a little busy, yeah? Busy in the best ways for sure. What have you guys been up to?!

Pieces of The Days – This One Perfect Life

Man, life has been good lately. I haven’t been feeling that way on a daily basis necessarily – in fact – quite the opposite some days! But after browsing through my Instagram feed it feels hard to deny it – life is good.

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The weather is finally warm and weekends are being spent outside on patios overlooking the city and eating delicious food from our favorite local food trucks. I’m constantly aware that we’re making some of the best memories during this time in our lives – hanging out with friends on the weekends, seeing our favorite bands live, having a beer and chatting on the couch into the late hours of the night!

Nate got his first tattoo on Sunday – there’s a little sneak peek of him on the table in the above photos! Some of you may have seen the tattoo already but I took some good shots with my big ol’ DSLR and I can’t wait to share those with you guys, along with the story behind what he got. It couldn’t be more perfect for him!

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Don’t you all just love the bridesmaid card that my friend Kristie made and sent over? How perfect is the idea to give out paint swatches when letting your bridesmaids choose a dress in a various shade of a color? AND, how great is it that she chose various shades of mustard? I mean if I have to buy a dress in my favorite color *I GUESS* I will. Don’t be surprised if you see an inspiration board of mustard dresses plastered up here soon! There are a few events coming up that I need to buy dresses for- shew! Better be counting my pennies and saving up! Especially since I’ve started getting my hair professionally done to get back to platinum! It’s been so easy to get carried away with going out and having fun that we’ve realized we need to take it a little easy and save up for some of the things we have planned. I still have so many things I want to do/buy for our home. I can’t wait until we can fence in the backyard and I still need to work on a photo collage leading up the stairs! Oh and I want a record player (that works) almost more than I can stand it! Oh life, we’re just never satisfied are we? ;]
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But this evening I can thank Instagram for helping me realize that I should feel plenty satisfied and thankful! That’s my favorite part about these posts – reflecting back on my favorite pieces of the days! Have a great rest of the week and make sure to check back to see if you’re the winner of the Shabby Apple Giveaway over the next few days!

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