Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Inspired: Life Lately.

Hello, Belles and Beaus!

I'm back. It's been a while, but I've got some fun things to share that have been inspiring me lately. Or just that are fun that I thought I'd share.

1. Bourbon Ball Ice Cream. (from Graeter's Ice Cream)
 I tried this ice cream on a whim, and it is just perfection! It tastes like springtime in Kentucky. Maybe just Derby season. Anyway, it's delicious and you should try it. And for those of you who don't like bourbon-flavored anything, it's not too strongly flavored. Kids buy ice cream here, after all. And they totally didn't card me. 

Find a Graeter's location near you at: www.graeters.com


2. Personalized Notecards. (from Embossed Graphics)
I miss letter-writing. I know, I know. Email is way easier, and I'm an old person for thinking that people should still write letters to each other. But getting real mail is so much fun! And it's my opinion that every girl who claims to be a Southern lady should have personalized notecards. I got some as a gift for college graduation, and I've never felt more grown-up. (Except for that whole part where they handed me my diploma and I walked across the stage.) And it's just so fun to have cards that are an expression of you...as you can see, mine are white and pink with flowers, SO girly-- but are balanced out by the bold, basic black script. So get some and send a letter to a friend today!

*Also, if you want to save money on notecards, run- not walk- to Michael's. They have notecards in different themes in their dollar bins. And they are cute! I'd want photo evidence, so I added a picture of some of the cards I've gotten there over the years.


 (And, yes, now you know my last name. But I'm pretty sure that's safe, since I think my mom is one of the few people who reads this.)


(Terrible photo quality, but you get the idea...a variety of different cards to choose!)

3. Gingham Everything...It's officially Spring when everyone brings out their gingham! It's even on wrapping paper. And you know what that means- it's perfect for all of that wedding-season present wrapping! 

What could be more fun than the combinations of green and pink, along with gingham and polka dots? Answer: NOTHING. 

Well, that's it for now! I'll try to post some Easter and Keeneland outfit photos soon...it's getting close to Derby season, and there are few things I love quite as much as a good excuse to wear a sundress! (And watch the horses, obviously.)

1 comment:

  1. Ciao Gina. Greetings from California. You may not ever read this because it looks like its been a while since you've written, But I came across it and wanted to say that you have a smart and personal blog going on here. And you have a great writing style. I love it. Ice cream is the best. Though I cant eat too much at one time but this one looks de-lish. And the photo of the dog with the red bow tie is priceless.
    I also write a blog. I write a blog about food but with my reflections on relationships, friends and family. Please visit. Maybe follow. That would be cool.
    And I hope you get a chance to get back to writing.

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