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Bourbon, Ponies and Hairspray: Welcome to Kentucky

Hey hey! So sorry to worry you all. I have been getting tweets wondering where the heck I have been. WOOPS 😉 
I just been bizzay, ya heard? 
This weekend was opening weekend of Keeneland! 
My friend Erin came down to stay with us from Columbus. Girlfrand had NEVER been to Keeneland, and sweet thang was overwhelmed with all the boys in ties. HA ha. It was like watching the Discovery Channel seeing her experience all the Southernness. 
We welcomed her appropro, with Bourbon and other of the Kentucky like 😉
I even poofed her to which she responded: “I haven’t seen this much hairspray since my 7th grade dance!”
Haha. LOVE her heart. 
We had SO much fun. Friday night we took her downtown to Bluegrass Tavern, and Wildcat Saloon. 
We had enough fun for the entire bar I do believe.
{ps my top is from Targjay for inquiring minds}
{roomies! more on that in a min…}
Look who I found, Lauren and Chelsea! Happy b-day to Lauren!
Erin proudly, and bravely, rocked out her Ohio State koozie in CAT country
 Fan photo shoot. Standard. 
Please note that after these photos, a fairly substantial Taco Bell order took place. Get the cheesy fiesta potatoes. Thank me later. 
Saturday morning, we got up bright and early and fed Erin her first Chic-fil-A breakfast. You are welcome E. 
Then off to Keeneleand we went… with 24 oz roadies. Don’t judge. 
Color me PINK when I was surprised in the port-a-potty line by an appearance from my bloggy friend Jen! Jen and I were trying to meet up, and it magically happened. It was perfect! 
Can we discuss how precious her baby girl Carsyn is? Umm… I wanted to kidnap her and never give her back! You hear that Carsyn? You come see your Auntie PLL again soon! 
{I spy a Cowboy Casanova!}
Sissy and Matty. Insert “awwwwwww…”
yeah, yeah. 
Another bloggy sighting! Sweet Sarah and I met face to face. So fun! 
Whenever I meet blog friends for the first time, I am always wondering if they are thinking… 
“That’s it… this is you? You are way less cool in person…”
Sarah you are a sweetie, and that poofing comb of yours is legit ma’am. 
In other news of what the heck I have been up to, I have been crazy busy post-move, getting the house in order. I took last Friday off to unpack and get organized, and I STILL have nothing on the walls. 
For those of you curious, Chrissy and I moved in with Brian- aka Jack Tripper.
Of course I got stuck being Janet.
If this isn’t evidence I should never go dark, I don’t know WHAT is. 
All for now ladies…
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  1. Petchie says:

    Love the pictures! looks like you girls had an amazing time! and as usual beautiful hair!


  2. Dayna Leigh says:

    Loved all your pictures! Makes me wish I lived closer to Kentucky!

    And that shirt and dress were to die for – super presh!!

  3. etta says:

    Your dress is adorbs!

    Don't feel bad about having nothing on your walls. We've been in our house just over 2 years and it took the impending birth of our baby (any day now!) to get us to make a serious effort at decorating.

  4. waaahh I miss the South…Can't wait to get back to it! Love the shirt from Targjay!
    PS your hair looks AHHHmazing, but when does it not?!

  5. Michelle P says:

    Great pictures! And I love your dress.

  6. Erica says:

    Oh my gosh, I saw your photos on FB and flipped out over your shirt. Then I walk into Target today at lunch and spot it, however I want the color you have and they didn't have in my size so I bought a print but will stop at another Target closer in to see if I can switch it out for the mustard color. Too funny!
    Great photos, y'all look gorgeous and looks like you had a blast!

  7. Lindsay says:

    omg where did she get that ohio state koozie?? i love it!

  8. Lindsey says:

    o em gizzle, so many pics! I saw your shirt and immed knew I just saw it at Target Sunday when I was buying my first pair of flats. I don't do flats btw. I feel like a frumpy fat midge in them.

    UGH! Cowboy Casanova, wuaha! What up CC?!

    You look beyond gorgeous and perfect in all the pics. LOVE YOU!

    XOXO LLLL1st

    p.s. Can we discuss how I'm having a semi-nervous breakdown thanks to the move. My mom and brother rented a 10 ft UHaul yesterday and packed it to the max while I was at work to move the rest of my stuff. YES. EVEN AFTER WE HAD MOVERS aka the Beast. I'm editing my life because I own way too much shiz. That is all. I need to see a therapist over this move and that is not normal.

  9. Laura says:

    Look at sweet Carsyn! Jen said you were just as great in person, btw!

  10. Heather says:

    Did you get that shirt recently? What brand is it? I have to have it!

  11. little b says:

    Looks like so much fun! I've only been to Keeneland once, but it was with the bf's family…a.k.a. no tailgating, koozies, or 24 oz. roadies allowed! (Don't tell, but your Keeneland looks way more fun 🙂 )

  12. Rebecca says:

    I love all the pictures you post! and girl you was workin that fan pic! ;] And I can't believe your friend wasnt used to boys in ties and bows haha it would be so different living up north!

  13. KAH says:

    Where is your dress from that your wore to Keeneland?? It's beyond adorbs! Love Keeneland btw-I was there for the Maker's Mark Mile and had a blast!


  14. Caroline says:

    You should have been Chrissy! Love all of your outfits!

  15. melissa says:

    Oh girl, I love living vicariously through your adventures. I am having SO MUCH fun with baby girl but a teeny part of me would love to spent a day drinking with the ladies! Soon enough. 🙂

    Love that you saw Jen & Carsyn. Carsyn is just beyond adorable, as are you and Jen, obvi!

  16. Marcy XOXO says:

    LOVE IT ALL! You are so pretty!!! =)

  17. shay says:

    totally love the dress you wore to keenland! must know where you got it! looks like TONS of fun!

  18. -Lauren says:

    You make me want to come to Kentucky…real bad. Last funny!

  19. Missed you at Keeneland this weekend 🙁 We were in the clubhouse- Did you venture in there? Are you going any other weekends?

  20. Erin says:

    Yayy! You're back … that shirt was so so cute!!

  21. ty says:

    This looks like so much fun!

  22. Katie says:

    How DARE you leave out where that dress is from. I NEED to know. I lurveee it. You looked gorg and I'm sure all the bloggy gals loved ya! Wish I could've been there and sported my OSU koozie!

    You didn't meet up with miss Jess?! Bums!

  23. Suze says:

    Looks so fun!! Glad you're back 🙂

  24. FIRST chick-fil-a breakfast?! Sista has be DEPRIVED!!

    And I bought that top from Target yesterday!! 🙂 LOVE it!

  25. I feel like we would be far too dangerous if we ever went out together. 😉 That aside, you as Janet is probably the funniest thing I've seen in a while. Don't ask me why, but I can't stop giggling.

  26. Holly says:

    YEAHHH for Ohio gals!!! TB rocks. Haha, love the 3's company photo!

  27. Shalyn says:

    Looks like a wonderful weekend girl! As always, you look PERFECTION.

  28. Kelly says:

    You looked beautiful! And of course it looks like you girlies had a great weekend!

    And how perfect was the weather for Keeneland?!? My in-laws were there and I was quite jealous we couldn't make it!

  29. Jo says:

    Absolutely loved looking through all these pictures! x

  30. hahaha that last pic cracks me up!! I so wish I could have gone to Keeneland!! It look like my kinda place. Maybe next year or the derby?!

  31. haha love the last picture! Too funny!

  32. Raven says:

    you are just something else Miz Allie. I know without a doubt we would be best friends. Gotta gonna hafta make it happen.

    I lived with a girl and guy once. Let's just say that it DID. NOT. END. WELL. Hope your experience goes much better 🙂

  33. Looks so fun!! Love all the pics, as usual! Xo.

  34. Chelsea says:

    You are just gorgeous. End of story! Your hair, your make-up, your adorable outfits and accessories! Then I see the pics with you and your girlfriends and you are ALL perfection! I sound like such a creeper haha, but you know what I mean. You're all dolls! I am loving that navy dress of yours 🙂

  35. Kate says:

    Oh my, these post make me wish that I lived your life! Keeneland seems so fun! You are so gorgeous lady! As many of these smart girls have mentioned, I'm LOVING that navy dress- do tell where you picked it up!

  36. Alright we all want that shirt and I am dying for that dress- where is it from ma'am?! Excited/waiting to see pics of your new casa!


  37. I love that yellow shirt! I'm so glad your friend got to have her first Chick-fil-a breakfast!

  38. Day Old News says:

    Tres depressed I missed out on my first Keeneland experience. Your makeup looks extra fab in these pics, are you doing something new? I feel a Sephora binge coming over me real quick here.

    And, no, I haven't had I chance to assault the new hire about CU with scaring him. I need the next HH to worm my way in I think.

  39. KatyK says:

    Umm…ok first OSU koozie…as a bleeding scarlet and grey Buckeye I NEED that 🙂
    Looks like you had a great weekend. I'm going to have to learn how to poof!

  40. Cherie says:

    That Ohio State koozie is needed! And the way this football season is going it will be the one thing that will make me smile. I will be on a search for it 🙂

  41. Elizabeth says:

    How fun! YOu look fabulous! xoxo

  42. Savannah says:

    What a fun weekend! You are looking great girl!

  43. I am obsessed with your hair. Do you just get heavy highlights or all over color? Super blonde is in my near future!

    Looks like you guys had a blast! You and your friends are presh as usual!


  44. Whitney says:

    Was this the blogger bash meetup? If so, I wanted to come but I didn't know any of the details and places of where to meet 🙁

    Pretty pics though!

  45. Tricia says:

    You always look like you are having the best times – love it! And sweetie, you were totally pulling off Carrie Underwood in that blue dress. I did a double take on one photo. 🙂

  46. Ashley says:

    Looks like such a fun time! Thank goodness you introduced her to the wonderful world of chik-fil-a breakfast. It's life changing! 🙂

  47. Love your girlfriend's Ohio State koozie!

  48. That yellow dress is beyond adorable!! And you & all of your friends are so pretty.. love the group shot!! xox

  49. Bri says:

    So glad you're back on the blogoshpere! I missed your posts, and you! Keeneland looks like it was so much fun!!!

  50. Stephanie says:

    OMG… I cannot stop laughing at that hairspray comment… 7th grade dance!!! LOL! PS: Love that DRESS… AH-MAZE-ING!

    XOXO, Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights

  51. Hollie Ann says:

    okay your hair looks great!!! what foundation do you use?

  52. Hollie Ann says:

    PS-you look skinnyyyyy friend 🙂

  53. Sara says:

    Where did you get your dress for Keeneland? It is adorable!

  54. Aimee L says:

    I've never been to Keeneland…in the Richmond area, the closest thing we have here is Strawberry Hill, and I've only been once, and it poured for the first like two hours and was horrible and muddy after that!

    Looks like you gals had perfectomundo weather…very jeally.

    Def makes me want to try to give SH another go…

  55. Lauren says:

    Looks like you had so much fun.
    I love, love, love your black dress. It's adorable. (And I really like your sister's shirt/skirt combo too!)

  56. Jenny says:

    Guess what? I hate you because you're so gorgeous and your clothes look perfect on you 🙂

    HAHA OK, ok, I don't hate you, but dammit girl, you've got it going on. I want that Target top. RIGHT. MEOW.

  57. Jenny says:

    P.S. I can't find that top online- was it recent?? Can you at least give me the brand? lol maybe that'll help in my search 🙂

  58. Cassie says:

    I love it when you have photo shoots in front of the fan! 🙂 Love the black dress too! How fun!

  59. SFox says:

    Looks like a great time. Gotta know..what is that lipstick you are wearing in the Keeneland photos? Its gorgeous.

  60. hahaha. love this post so much. It looks like you had a FABULOUS weekend. I'm glad you were able to give her the southern experience. "7th grad dance" I laughed out loud. Reading your post to my fiance is becoming my new favorite hobby. btw, you KILLED it in that first dress. I'm obsessed. The color is crazy amazing on you. oh and note to self, get fash boulevard koozie ASAP. xo

  61. Caroline says:

    Sad I missed out on Keeneland last weekend, but even more sad that I am just now seeing you as a brunette. Is it odd you reminded me of Farrah via Teen mom in it? XOXOXOXO
    PS- I love that dress. And i need to borrow it.

  62. Liesl says:

    Looks like a super fun night and I love all your outfits…you are beautiful! You have been crazy busy since your move, but so glad you keep time to enjoy yourself! Woo Hoo!!! Loving your blog!

    Liesl 🙂

  63. Lauren says:

    Wish I had run into you at Keeneland too! Thanks for the Bday shoutout!

  64. Lou, you kill me w/ your fan photoshoots. I love it. 🙂

  65. Kim says:

    You are just gorgeous everyday aren't you??!! You always look amazing and so put together! That navy dress looked perfect on you! And I had to run out and grab that yellow tank from target! I am 8 months pregnant and it would barely fit my ankle at the moment but it was super cute so I had to have it!! Looks like you have had a great October (minus Ms. Sadie getting sick! glad she is feeling better!)!

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