Checkers and Coffee

This weekend was way too short!

Saturday started out with an amazing breakfast made by JP. He makes breakfast almost every weekend. Pancakes are the usual but this time we had eggs, toast, raspberries and bacon. Yummmm!!! After breakfast I caught up with a friend for coffee and JP went golfing. 

Later in the day Opheliac and I met up for a little Saturday shopping. We headed to the closest mall for some summer sales. Of course we had to make Aritzia one of our first stops. Somehow I only managed to buy a white t-shirt and some jeans, but Opheliac left the mall with so many amazing finds! 

My outfit was pretty casual. It was really hot out, but I knew that I would also be inside for a portion of the day so I wore a light long sleeved button up shirt from J. Crew, cut off shorts, and some comfy moccasins.  

(shirt - J. Crew, shorts - American Eagle, moccasins - American Eagle)

Photos by Opheliac







eight, nine, ten days ago...

i have to be random.  i'm sorry, it's who i am.

so, as usual, here is a lil update on all the comings & goings around the bski household.

this past weekend was perfect.  well, perfect isn't the right word but it surely was filled with fun, joy, laughter, friends, family & more.

my husband did all the sweetest husbandly things that he could do.  many of those sweet things being chores that we had been putting off for weeks days.  one example being a desperate run to the grocery store.  ben loaded us up on all the goodies i had been depriving us of.  he also bought us dinner for the evening.  benny cooked us steaks on the grill & i manned the stove top {or womanned the stovetop?}.  yummy food & blessed conversation.  i can't recall much after dinner.  maybe i entered a food coma?  all i do remember is not taking care of anything else i had needed to do for the rest of the evening.

not my bag. our groceries are 90% sugar.

not my steak

due to a series of gloriously unstable plans we actually had a relaxing, blissful day out on the lake scheduled.  as the skies grew gray and the rain beat down we thought that our perfect boat outing might nearly be foiled but, with hope, we drove and drove toward lake cumberland with 4 of our favorite couples.  when we arrived it was still overcast but we headed out nonetheless.  we had a double-decker pontoon {with slide of course} at our disposal for the entire day.  after a few hours sheltered by clouds the sun decided to join the party.  the boys {husband included} did rediculous tricks and the girlies sunbathed.
not our boat. or our friends.  the only camera on the boat was a boy's so i'm sure those photos will never be seen again.

as we pulled into our court i saw ben's car from afar waiting for us... covered in car chalk from our yl girls.  they are hilarious.  our driveway was not forgotten either.  they mainly left hate mail for benny & love notes for me.  they are so sweet.

then off to the movies.  i went to meet the little ladies at the next karate kid and let me just tell you...that jaden smith is such a cutie.  i could only stay for half of the movie because a migraine was ruining my life, but as of last night i got to see the film in its entirety. i really loved it.  it wasn't terribly cheesy {which i had feared} and it was based in china {TREAT}.

although i went to sleep feeling like death on saturday it really was a day filled with all my favorite things.  those days don't come along that often.  it was a blessing.

FATHER'S DAY.  oh poppa's.  i have two fantastic dad's and i am incredibly blessed to have them in my life.  i don't know what i would do without them!  i got to see one dad and eat dinner with our whole family.  visiting & catching up is one of my absolute favorite things to do.  i will see my other poppa this coming weekend {now already past}!  they are both so dear to me!

because it was father's day i spent a good chunk of time whipping up some snicker-doodles in the kitchen for my dad that loves sweets.  i have to say...they weren't too shabby.  i can definitely take on baking {cooking is another story}.

the remainder of the day was filled with other pleasant happenings.  we ran to home depot to begin our "dresser project," benny worked, i got to spend time with my dear friend rach, started priming and priming that big ol' dresser & prayed with our team & high school friends for our up-coming trip to yl camp.

.more updates to come.

Dandelions and Kittens

A couple weekends ago I met up with some friends from university for brunch. It was so good to finally get to see them again and to catch up. We are all animal lovers, and I especially love cat, so after our brunch we walked over to a pet store to play with some kittens.

After playing with the kittens I met up with Opheliac. JP (my fiance) always has band practice on Sundays so it is the perfect day for Opheliac and I to get together and plan adventures. This time we decided to find out how to get to the train tracks. We discovered a little dirt road that looked like it lead to the tracks so we set out driving down it. We didn't get far before there was a chain across the road. We parked and started to walk the rest of the way. As soon as the tracks became visible we noticed that there was already a couple getting engagement photos done in the exact spot we were thinking of taking photos. We decided to leave the train tracks for another time and took some photos a little ways up the road instead. There ended up being a perfect field of dandelions and a little pond, so our adventure turned out in the end.

(cardigan - Wilfred, t-shirt - J. Crew, bracelets - J. Crew and HM, 
shorts - American Eagle, shoes - Aldo)

Photos by Opheliac

Layers and Clouds

I've been meaning to post all week but somehow I've been so busy! Time just seems to fly by.

These are some photos from my second shoot with Opheliac!

These photos are from the end of May. It was such a dreary, cold and rainy month! It was absolutely freezing out while were were taking these photos but we couldn't let the weather stop us. It was actually a good opportunity to dress up in layers. I love cardigans and jackets, so sometimes I don't mind a little wind and rain. 

(cardigan - Joe Fresh Style, shirt - Winners, leggings -Talula, shoes - Aldo, Ring - Ardene, 
belt - American Eagle, bracelets - gifts from Mexico and Hawaii)


i have a feeling that my next post will be filled with many words & few pictures so here is a post full of inspiring images and few words.  it all evens out right?  love love.

some things i'd like to take part in...

i'd like to enjoy a big ol' bowl of cereal right about here...
Dining Room  dining room

drop my keys by this door
Fun hallway eclectic hall

snuggle up on my homemade couch
July 13, 2009 eclectic living room

and enjoy little pleasures
beach vintage

do you spy another eagled mirror? me too
Gorgeous bookshelf with back painted dark eclectic living room

work hard & play hard...
Dreamy Whites

it's a billion degrees in kentucky.  i need this pointed directly at my face.
Guestroom eclectic bedroom

oh and a bundle of pretties to top it all off.
good idea/ replace pink with mirror

Welcome to my party! 30...

30 añitos...

Por ser un día especial, una nueva década que traerá nuevos y esperados acontecimientos, grandes experiencias, lo celebro a lo grande... fiesta temática! Disfrazarse es guay!!! porque aunque cumpla 30 no quiere decir que deje de balancearme en los columpios cada vez que paso por un parque! C'est la vie, et la vie c'est magique!!!!

Camisa: "Bershka" m/c abullonada (old season)
Falda: Vestido de H&M de tul transformado en falda (old season)
Cinturón-fajín: Stradivarius (old season)
Guantes: GUSI
Bombín: GUSI
Pajarita: GUSI

Circuit Riders Quilt - block 6 - Hearts and Flowers

I am very pleased that a number of people have joined into the Block of the Month programme for the Circuit Rider's Quilt.  I have just finished making Block number 6.  They are very simple blocks to make.  For me it takes about 3 evenings of hand applique to finish one block.  If I was not doing other jobs as well, I could probably have the whole thing finished in a month or two.  Now that I have finished all my class samples for hand piecing and applique I may just be able to do that.

I am still taking names from any one who wants to join in. It is a 12 month programme, and after that you can keep making your own blocks.   Go to the Legend and Lace Website to join, or contact me at for more details.

Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats

Opheliak and I met up for our traditional Sunday get together. This time, instead of grabbing a coffee and taking a walk in a park we decided to check out a famers market and a book sale that my brother told us about. 

I picked up a really cute book of poems about cats by T.S Eliot and a couple of cook books because I'm a terrible cook. One book was for entertaining and the other was about different spices. Hopefully I'll be able to get inspired! Afterwards we wandered around and looked at a couple of thrift stores. 

(tank top - Wilfred, necklace - American Eagle, shorts - thrifted DIY, 
gladiators - Sterling, blazer - Talula) 

photos by Opheliac