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I am a fall girl. Perhaps it is a zodiac thing (my birthday is in October), but I absolutely love the autumn months. I love all cliché fall things from pumpkin-flavored treats to equestrian boots.
Here’s the rub – by this point in the summer, I am completely done with my summer wardrobe! By the first of August I am eager to transition away from my nautical inspired looks and bright Lily Pulitzer frocks. Instead, I am ready for new color palettes that evoke fall, but are cool and breezy enough for hot late summer days. My absolute favorite colors for this time of year are navy, pumpkin and cream.
How do you transition from your summer wardrobe?
image by dthoskins
Summer is such a fun time to try new recipes! With the longer days we are eating dinner later, leaving extra time to cook delicious meals. I am currently following the Autoimmune Protocol Diet to try to calm down some of my autoimmune inflammation issues, which has provided an additional cooking challenge (I already eat gluten free). Here are some of the winning dishes from our house:
- Slow cooker beef bourgeon
- Sun-dried tomato chicken
- Zoodles! Love this recipe with pesto
- Avocado toast on paleo-friendly bread or sweet potato
- Paleo tacos
- Cake in a mug
After 45 days of eating this food plan, I have noticed significant improvement in my inflammation. Plus, I like the challenge of cooking with constraints!
Which of these would you try? Any of your favorite to share?
It has been a busy summer at our house! It is hard to believe that we have almost completed the month of June and a whole month has flown by since my last posts. Here are some photos to recap what we’ve been up to these last few weeks with our family:
An amazing family trip to Hilton Head Island.
Lots and lots of swimming. It’s been hot! Plus, my little guy is learning to swim and wants to spend all of his time in the water.
Teaching at the Carnegie Center. How cute is the reading room in Triangle Park?!? I love those little kiddos!
Celebrating my amazing husband on Father’s Day.
All of this and some home renovations (pictures coming) and living in lots of dust and disorder. (Please tell me it will all be worth it!)
Hope you are enjoying your summer!
I absolutely love attending charity functions, and am lucky to be able to do so several times a year. I got to attend two functions in the last month and I loved getting to dress up. I’m sharing some photos below. Can you tell that I love all things black?
image by Melanie Mauer
Last year, I wrote the first post on bluegrass THREADS directly acknowledging my father’s death; I say directly because, under the surface, this blog has been a constant source of healing during my grief journey.Read More»
I am lucky enough to having my Mom to celebrate with on this day. She’s my best friend and I am so blessed to have her in my life. Here we are on one of our great adventures together, “picnicking” in style at our favorite place, Blackberry Farm:
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Mother’s Day!
I love you, Mom!
We are already busy planning for the Derby at our house!Read More»
My little guy and I both love to cook. It’s probably our favorite activity to do together. All of the time together spent chopping, peeling and stirring over the stove allow us time to chat about our day. Here are a few of our favorite things to make these days:Read More»
Running around downtown is one of my favorite things…
What you’ll need:
In the bluegrass, spring style means being ready for Keeneland. The April meet (which runs April 8-29) is the perfect opportunity to break out your sundresses, if the weather allows. I’m not a huge fan of strapless dresses, especially this early in the season. I am crazy over cute, sweet shirt dresses like the one above, as a more modest alternative. The navy stripes on this Kate Spade design are simply adorable.Read More»
Bluegrass THREADS is thrilled to be celebrating 5 years! Five years feels momentous—we’ve made it!
This blog has been a source of personal inspiration and growth during the first five years of my son’s life, the loss of my father, job transitions, big moves and many of the other changes (good and bad) over this half decade.
image by Desarae Anderson Photography
To celebrate and commemorate this milestone, I want to highlight these top 5s—the most read and shared stories of the past 5 years:
Easter has always been a favorite holiday of mine. I have enjoyed the soft and feminine pastel colors since I was a little girl. Plus, it was the first big holiday after the rush of Christmas (and following a dark and gloomy winter) to bring family back together.
I was thrilled to be able to share so many fun holiday traditions with my five year old this year. Here’s a little recap of our Easter weekend:
Saturday morning was lovely for egg hunting, even if it was a bit chilly in the shade. Some coats for the three of us made for a nice morning outside.Read More»
Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter! We are excited to egg hunt, decorate eggs and spend time together.
At my house, my Easter decorating usually starts with a flower arrangement. There is nothing that makes me feel more like spring than bringing in fresh flowers in my kitchen and dining room. Here are a few of my other favorite ways to decorate for Easter: