#227: Nog me, Bartender.

The most recent holiday season was the first time I was celebrating it in my very own home, which translated into me wanting to do everything I normally do, but on steroids. I started listening to Christmas music in late October (no joke). I hosted gift wrapping parties with myself, drinking hot cocoa and blaring holiday tunes. I made handcrafted gift tags. I put up a tree and other greenery with white lights. These types of behaviors are typically reserved by my sister, who has an unhealthy obsession with Christmas. But my favorite occurrence of all was the fact that:

I embraced eggnog.

I have tried eggnog in the past and thought it was just okay. This year, I realized I was always missing the bourbon. Try it and tell me I’m wrong. It’s delicious. A little glass with some ice, Maker’s Mark and nog? All of the lactose-induced farts were worth it.


Fun factor: 8


#226: Not in Kansas anymore.

Louisville has a lot nice parks and we are lucky enough to live near Cherokee Park, which has a great walking/running/biking path.  It was unseasonably warm a few weekends ago, so we went on a walk.  I came across some good-ass nature, including:

I saw a rainbow tree.


I am gifting the name to the tree; I did not look up the plant’s genus or species.  Right now, I’m proud for my ability to recite those science terms  from my 7th grade brain.  Good instruction, Mrs. Nash.   I digress.  The tree is shaped like a rainbow, so that’s what I called it.  Typically, I like to reserve posts for action-oriented new things, but this was visually stunning and deserved a post, IMHO.  Also, I’m really boring lately, so I haven’t done many new things.
Fun factor: 7

#225: V.I.S.

I visited my good friend Suzanne this weekend in Asheville, NC.  What a pretty town!  We did lots of catching up and went on a million cute outings and meals.   I also got to:

Privately shop in a store.

Suzanne works at the cutest little boutique, The Gardener’s Cottage, every Saturday.  The store is closed on Sundays, so we went in for a quick peak to look around.  It was so cute and fresh-smelling and homey.



I wanted to purchase everything in sight, but instead walked away with just one thing.   I bought this glass liquor bottle, as we’re collecting different shapes and sizes of them to place above one of our mantles:

liquor bottle

Fun Factor: 10