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five years

dad4image 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.

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happy mother’s day

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!


katherine Greene

derby plans



We are already busy planning for the Derby at our house!

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what’s cookin’


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:

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Running around downtown is one of my favorite things…



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i like piña coladas

pinacolada dip

I do like piña coladas, but I may love this piña colada dip even more!  This is a perfect treat for tailgating at the races.

What you’ll need:

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spring style

navy dress kateimage via

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.

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5 years

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.

centerpieceimage 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:

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