//A WEEKEND FOR THE BOOKS//

 

A weekend away at French Lick Resort is just what the doctor ordered!  We attended a dinner Friday night and on Saturday was the Annual Cornette Ball that the St. Mary’s Health Foundation puts on.  Both dresses are from Rent the Runway, I have included links to both of them below.

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful Fall weekend.  We get all  four seasons in Southern Indiana and I favor each one of them when they come around.  It’s 67◦ and sunny right now, talk about perfect weather.  I wore The Hearts Die Hard Dress by Asilio (pictured above) on Friday night, it hit me above my knee and had sleeves that helped with the cooler temperatures.  The Sweet Whimsy Dress by RED Valentino (pictured below) was beautifully detailed.  A sleeve and pockets go a long way in my book and this dress had both.

Black Dress / Hearts Die Hard Dress by Asilio , Gown / Sweet Whimsy Dress by RED Valentino , Black & White Brooklyn Foldover / Brooklyn Foldover

xx  Kelsea

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//SLADE BARN: BEFORE & AFTER//

A little over a year ago Hunter and I purchased our pole barn style home.  We had wanted some land and something we could renovate.  This home showed up for sale and we immediately had to drive out on a Sunday and look at it.  No one was living in it at the time so we walked around it and peeked in the windows.  There was a swing hanging on the front porch, we sat in it on that first visit to watch the sun go down.  We drove out to see it a few more times that same week and knew we had to have it.  Almost a year later we are settled and loving the space and land.

I cringe a bit looking at the original photos, I wonder “what were we thinking” and I still can’t believe we took this project on and completed it in 6 months.  I often share the “After” pictures on my instagram page but I also love taking a look back at where we started.

//EXTERIOR:

//KITCHEN & DINING ROOM:

//MASTER BEDROOM:

//MASTER BATHROOM:

 

//LIVING ROOM:

 

xx Kelsea

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//STRIPES & DOTS//

 

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I am a sucker for a romper, it is like an adult onesie that is acceptable to wear out in public. It isn’t the most user friendly outfit when you are trying to go to the restroom with any sense of urgency but otherwise they are super comfortable and can be flattering if you get the right fit for your body type.  This romper is by Olive + Oak and is currently on sale!  I paired it with our Brooklyn Foldover in Camel with Navy Dots!  The Sunnies are some of my favorite of all time, they are by Ray-Ban.  We picked them up when we were in New Orleans last month on a work trip!

xx Kelsea

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// LUNCH BREAK//

I have to confess that I am not very good about eating lunch.  I often find myself forgetting to eat or losing track of time and then it’s dinner.  I don’t keep a lot of food in the pantry because I don’t care for processed food (as in I love processed food but I try not to buy it at the grocery store) so there isn’t a lot of easy grab and go snacks unless I grab it from my fridge.  While struggling with food laziness I discovered that I can make a quick lunch that is healthy and filling.  Let me introduce you to one of my favorite EASY foods/drinks that makes for an easy lunch and you don’t even have to chew.

The Strawberry, Mango, Banana, Spinach, OJ smoothie is one of the easiest and most delicious smoothies in the land.  Other then possibly breaking a sweat while pealing the mango, the rest is pretty easy and already done for you.

Ingredients:

  • one sliced mango
  • a handful or two of frozen strawberries
  • one banana
  • one or two large handfuls of organic spinach (the more the better, you can’t taste it so keep stuffing more in)
  • add organic orange juice or water (for a healthier option) until the smoothie is blended to the consistence  you want.  I use a few cups of orange juice.

Directions:

  • add the ingredients from softest to hardest in a blender (spinach, banana, mango, strawberry)
  • add your liquid (orange juice or water)
  • blend until the spinach is pulverized
  • pour
  • enjoy

I often make more then I need and leave the pitcher in the fridge for later that day or for another day.  Smoothies can be fun to experiment with because you can add almost any fruit or vegetable you want to them.  If you have celery or kale or apples or lemons leftover from a recipe put them in your smoothie.  Play around with recipes and find out what your favorite combinations are.

xx Kelsea

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