1. Gilmore Girls Revival Forecast
You never really know about that stuff you read on the Internet… BUT, supposedly the Gilmore Girls revival show on Netflix is due to come out around November… Hmm I might be binge watching while lazing about with a newborn baby!
2. A Local Must
Hubs and I made a trip to Louisville last weekend, which we both spent 5-7 years living there, so it’s sort of a ‘home-away-from home’ for the two of us. (It’s also where all of our early dating took place.) Almost any time we are in the city we stop for our favorite local coffee: Heine Brothers’. We also like to pick up a bag of beans to have on-hand at home. I think everyone has at least one “must” stop in that place that is a home-away-from-home. (When we visit my parent’s hometown, Tipp City, OH, we love to get Cassano’s Pizza!) What’s your “must” stop in your beloved city or town? List in the comments so I know to check it out if I’m ever passing through.
3. Day Out with Thomas
Last Saturday we traveled to New Haven, KY to the Kentucky Railway Museum for the event “Day Out With Thomas”. [Shout out to Mamaw & Papaw for the tickets!]. I think with our 90-minute drive to get there, we should have aimed to be there earlier to see the Thomas engine come and go a time or two before getting on so that Lou (2 1/2 years) had a better understanding of being on the train car. Both kids were a bit overwhelmed with it all, but Dot was far from ready to leave, that’s for sure, and still talks about going back. The event was all outdoors and had LOTS of other activities for kids. (Petting zoo, bouncy castle, play train tables, putt-putt golf, pictures with Sir Topham Hatt and pictures with Thomas.) All of these activities could have been done without an actual train ticket, so if you are nearby, take your kids regardless of whether you buy a ticket or not! The event continues next weekend if you still want to make it.
4. Swim safety gear for small guys
I am on the hunt for swim wear for Jacob. I love PuddleJumpers but they fall right off of my scrawny boy. Even though Dot was below the weight limit last year, it fit her fine, but that’s not the case with Jake. He is about 21 pounds (16 months). If you had/have something you love for your little toddler/baby, please share!
5. Boxcar Children, anyone?
Was anyone else a Boxcar Children fan as a kid? I cannot even begin to tell you how many of those books I read. Henry, Violet, Jess and Benny were my people! Word is a a three-part animated movie series is in the works with movie #1 coming in 2017. Guess I’ll be at least attempting to make my kiddos wish they had a boxcar as a clubhouse too!
6. Burberry Foundation Review
Interested in the new Burberry foundation line but having trouble find it? Holly Jo had the same problem, so she acquired three shades for her skin type by contacting customer management. Get her initial review and feedback on the soft matte foundation here.
7. Featured in D.C.!
My little ol’ area of the Bluegrass is currently the featured county outside US-Representative Ed Whitfield’s office in Washington, D.C. The display includes info about the county, local businesses and (of course) our famous Apple Festival. It may be a quaint area, but it’s got plenty to offer! If you head down to Lake Cumberland on Hwy-127 this summer, be sure to look for us. [Stop at Sweet Beans ‘n’ Things for coffee or ice cream!] Find out more about the county here and here.
8. Upcoming Festivals
This time of year is full of festival fun. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out the Kentucky Beef Festival in Harrodsburg, Ky. this Friday and Saturday or the Beer Cheese Festival in Winchester, Ky. on Saturday.
9. Shopping Maternity
Being due in November means that I will be in my third trimester in cooler/fall months. I’ve found that doing some shopping right now for clothes I will need later is the way to go–all of the winter maternity is on major sale! I used a 30% off coupon on Kohls.com and got two sweaters and a pair of pants for $34. (Plus, I got a non-maternity tankini for only $12. It has an open back and it will definitely fit my growing belly for the majority of the summer.) I’m sure there are other maternity retailers who have clearance maternity you will be glad you have in that third trimester.
10. Seriously Smoothie Weather
You guys! It is seriously smoothie weather now! No one wants heavy meals when it’s hot out–especially when heading to the pool/beach/lake. We are actually on our way out the door to the country club and I just made up chocolate-peanut butter-strawberry smoothies. Aaahh-mazing! Perfect way to fill our bellies before we go AND have lots of good nutrients for kiddos and even the babe in my belly! (And it’s totally worth making the extra effort to buy a quality whole-food based protein mix to include, like Juice Plus Complete. Lots of protein. Lots of fiber. Natural sugars and foods.)