Late last week I had a calendar reminder: “Blog Anniversary!”
I've been blogging for SEVEN YEARS! *mind blown*
I'll have an entirely different post up about that soon. That requires a bit more mental capacity and time than I seem to have at the moment.
For now, I hope you'll indulge me in some photo sharing of this past weekend. As a Kentuckian and bourbon lover, I somewhat am shamefully admitting that I just took my first tour of a bourbon distillery. It's something I've wanted to do for ages, and oddly enough it was a date that took me there. We toured the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY.
Some W.L. Weller bourbon just hanging out for several years. The smell was amazing!
Where they hand-bottle Blanton's
These bottles of Pappy Van Winkle are probably worth more than my life!
Bourbon barrels with a view
Props to my date for being a willing and able #OOTD photographer! Wearing Melissa McCarthy Survival Henley Top and Stretch Pencil Jeans. I love how the reaction on Instagram was “you're wearing pants!”
It turns out, this photo made my weekend even better than it already was because HSN shared it on-air with Melissa McCarthy who liked it! One more step to BFF status. Kidding.
After the distillery tour (which I highly recommend) and a bite to eat, I headed to Louisville to watch a showcase at Suspend, which is an aerial arts and cirque fitness studio owned by my BFF Anne and her business partner Meg. On the way out of Frankfort, I stopped at an overlook to take a photo of the capitol building. This is a side view:
A rainbow appeared right before the show started:
The students and instructors at Suspend are so talented, and I always really enjoy their sold-out showcases!
Sunday was lost in cleaning, decluttering, and emptying the vacuum way too many times. My dad has taken up painting as a hobby again, and I sent him some things I liked and he sent me some art! One is in my living room, and one is in my dining room:
Notice how Lilly ignores her bed and lounges right where I just vacuumed 😁
Want to lighten up the curtains and paint the dining room, but even as-is, I think the painting looks great.
Now, back to the weekday grind! Zero complaints from this gal, though (and no, that's not the bourbon talking!) If anyone else is a bourbon fan, or looking for something to do in Kentucky, check out the Bourbon Trail. Buffalo Trace isn't a member organization so no stamp in my Bourbon Trail passport, but I hope to visit more of these distilleries soon. It's fun to play tourist in your home state!
Hope you had a good weekend 🙂