After the Friday that the world, so long ago, witnessed, it sure was a WoW Sunday.

May all of your Fridays be followed with the new hope of Sundays.

Happy Easter.

april showers… snow showers … bring may flowers

It’s April 1st! Time for fun and pranks and friendly jokes. All the ladies are expecting and all the guys are getting sports cars or moving to Florida. The kids have cotton ball stuffed bananas for their siblings and all the young ladies and men have flunked out of college. It’s all in great fun, and the best of friends go along with your fibs for a bit just to see you happy.

We’ve had several trickery days this month that make you want to tidy the landscaping and plant flowers. Sprucing up the mulch and pulling weeds is fine through this month, but the rule in Kentucky is… ALL TOGETHER NOW… don’t plant annuals until after Derby Day!

I personally love this cold spring weather. It gives me time to wear a sweater one last time, get my duck boots out, arrange the closet with lighter wear and get my rain jacket out for school pick up time. It’s especially nice to think of a colorful annual flower planting plan.

April showers bring May flowers and this year, April stock up for the boutique means May will bring colorful tees, tops with fringe and pompoms, western belts and sparkling earrings. I’m counting floral rompers in the May flowers!

mud on her shoes

Hello March.

What a sunny surprise of a day! So very thankful to see the sun and all of the smiles it will bring around town.

With February rain behind us for a few days, the straw strewn back yard has a chance to dry out. Patches of spring mud catch us off guard as we tidy up and get ready for true spring.

Lucky little leprechauns dance across sweatshirts and tees in the workshop, magical smiles and glimmers of mischief in their eyes. No pinching here, as green is the color of choice on each happy design.

Blessings to all, may March bring you all of the luck and love you richly deserve.

cold snowy month of warm hearts

Hello February. So nice to see you! I love the month of reminders of love.

Love yourself, by honoring what you love.

Love your heart, by getting a check up.

Love others, by celebrating Valentines Day.

Kentucky is getting ready to get walloped by a pre-Valentine icy snowy storm system. Family texts are flying, as we check in with everyone and their house and grocery prep. That’s love.

I’m loving the texts and calls to and from friends to wish we could have “electricity is out” slumber parties. Knowing we will all be happy and content snuggling up at home with our families makes my heart happy. That’s love.

In shop news, my little booth at a local mall is stocked with darling heart and AMOUR comfy tees and sweatshirts. We will be celebrating hearts and love all month long. My porch has been busy with friends picking up Valentines and heart and cute winter gear. I’ve had so much local support as we have adapted to new supply and shipping issues. That’s love.

I was going to end with a love quote, and quickly got lost in so many good and wise ones. It got me wondering what my favorite one would be. How could I possibly choose? And then, like always, a favorite scripture came to mind. John 15:13. There really is no greater love than a friend answering your call, coming to help you, putting their schedule aside to be there for you. This is and will always be my favorite.

Thank you February.

like a snowflake…

We have said goodbye to the year 2021, and are saying farewell today to January of 2022.

There are still patches and half yards of icy, slushy, crispy, crunchy snow around town. We had a blustery winter day into night here late last week.

Sitting in my sunroom that day felt like sitting in a snow globe. Watching the snowflakes swirling and changing was like a sweet winter gift.

As afternoon turned into evening, and then night, I was reminded how the silence of a snowfall is one of my favorite sounds.

See you soon, February


I can be your lucky penny

“Starting Over”

Well the road rolls out like a welcome mat
To a better place than the one we’re at
And I ain’t got no kinda plan
But I’ve had all of this town I can stand
And I got friends out on the coast
We can jump in the water and see what floats
We’ve been saving for a rainy day
Let’s beat the storm and be on our way

It don’t matter to me
Wherever we are is where I wanna be
And, honey, for once in our life
Let’s take our chances and roll the dice
I can be your lucky penny, you can be my four-leaf clover
Starting over

This might not be an easy time
There’s rivers to cross and hills to climb
Some days we might fall apart
And some nights might feel cold and dark
When nobody wins afraid of losing
And the hard roads are the ones worth choosing
Some day we’ll look back and smile
And know it was worth every mile

It don’t matter to me
Wherever we are is where I wanna be
And, honey, for once in our life
Let’s take our chances and roll the dice
I can be your lucky penny, you can be my four-leaf clover
Starting over
Starting over

It don’t matter to me
Wherever we are is where I wanna be
And, honey, for once in our life
Let’s take our chances and roll the dice
I can be your lucky penny, you can be my four-leaf clover
Starting over
Starting over

Written By Chris Stapleton & Mike Henderson

pen to PAPER

Write it down. All of it. Daily.

Journal it, record it, jot it, type it.

Just write it down.

This is an historic event. This is an historic time.

You are the historian. You. You are the historian. Write your story.

Future students will piece together a rich tapestry of every logistic, tempo, stress point, breaking point, sanctuary, trial, tribulation, turn of events, shut down, point loss, market gain, missed opportunity, cancellation, shining moment.

Leave the expertise to the experts. Continue to write your story daily. How did you feel? Who did you talk to? How were they feeling? What did they say was affecting their routine? What closings affected you most? Were there more closings today? Were you able to function and acquire what you needed for the day? Who did you help? What did they need? Is the disruption to your life affecting your health? Where are you getting your statistical information from? Where are you getting your news? What have you learned?

Put pen to paper. We can’t wait to read your story.

chalk your WALK

We completed a sweet Sunday art project today.

It was a welcome distraction in these days of uncertainty.

We are adjusting to our new schedules and adapting to staying home. We have made use of the first few days of our Kentucky #healthyathome initiative to catch up on rest, talk over our new schedules and workspace, and inventory our supplies for our time at home. Next week we will be doing home projects and a new physical home exercise plan.

I saw this community art project prompt on a friend’s Facebook feed.

What a great idea! Absolutely! I’m in! Here’s why.

Our hometown, Frankfort, is the capital city of Kentucky. We are forever aware of every political process our state faces. Many of our friends and family work for State Government. We can drive down our beautiful Capital Avenue any day of the week, and the reminder of our political stance is house in the beautiful historical buildings we see.

Governor Andy Beshear has led Kentucky, during this worldwide pandemic, with strong decisions on closures, and also with an exemplary, calm demeanor. He has met this crisis head on, and instilled trust across the board, regardless of party affiliation. He has continually asked Kentuckians to stay home. The multilevel care in the midst of the plea to stay home has been bolstered by recommendations for self-care, community care, and reminders for being kind and good neighbors. The self-care he has recommended includes staying at home, getting outside for fresh air, engaging in family activities, taking walks while social distancing, communication with others, and more.

What could be better to support our Governor’s recommendations than an outdoor, community inspired, relaxing, family art project! I hope our neighbors are enjoying it as they walk around the block!

Here We Go!
Grid is Finished, Time To Chalk
It’s Getting There!

give us faith so we’ll be SAFE

“The Prayer”(featuring Josh Groban and Charlotte Church) 

I pray you’ll be our eyes

And watch us where we go

And help us to be wise

In times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer

As we go our way

Lead us to a place

Guide us with your Grace

To a place where we’ll be safe
La luce che tu dai

I pray we’ll find your light

Nel cuore restera

And hold it in our hearts

A ricordarci che

When stars go out each night

L’eterna stella sei
Nella mia preghiera

Let this be our prayer

Quanta fede c’e

When shadows fill our day

Lead us to a place

Guide us with your grace

Give us faith so we’ll be safe.
Sogniamo un mondo senza piu violenza

Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza

Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino

Simbolo di pace e di fraternita
La forza che ci dai

We ask that life be kind

E’il desiderio che

And watch us from above

Ognuno trovi amore

We hope each soul will find

Intorno e dentro a se

Another soul to love
Let this be our prayer

Let this be our prayer

Just like every child

Just like every child
Needs to find a place,

Guide us with your grace

Give us faith so we’ll be safe
E la fede che

Hai acceso in noi

Sento che ci salvera