Kentucky Girl

Playing in the fresh Kentucky dirt!

Hi everybody!
It's a girl! Her name is Sadie. I brought her home with me this trip around. She has no claws (Grrr...) so she needed a home where she could be safe - plus Cache is enamoured with her. Bonus...

On to the real scoop of litter:
The trip was a tough one. My Dad is much better, but my Mom decompensated during the trip and is now in a facility to help her regain her balance and improve her dementia - if there is such a thing. The last trip was full of love and gratitude. This time fear and sorrow seemed to grab a hold. Being a grown-up is tough sometimes. I actually arrived home late last week, but needed a recovery period. Thanks for all your well wishes. You guys really do rock.

While there, I did take time to remove myself from the situation for moments and I thank God for my notebook. I have so many new ideas for the blog, outfit ideas, upcoming interviews, how-to's and possibly a series on Spiritual Style. What do you think - too deep? Nah....
Being a 'mid-life' (for a better word) woman, has new challenges, other than what lipstick might match my unwashed hair some days. Though important - Just sayin...

This house resides across the street from my Parent's house. I know, But - I see potential. 
Finish the roof in contrasting colors, ditch the tombstone leaning against the porch 
(or use it as a step-up), lose the flag, plant some posies.... Wa-la! Cool ass hippie house.
OOh, and a stained glass window in front to match the roof. There ya go!

I did get into some natural inspiration while there as well.
 The moon was awesome!!!
I needed my tri-pod!
 Then it got a little freaky....
I couldn't stop...
Blue Sunnies: Dollar General Store $5/Tees: Target /Leggings:Sears /Shirt-Boots:thrifted /Skirt: Gabriel Bros.
It's good to be home :)
Missed you all!


Frocktasia said...

I love these outfit pics Reva, what an amazing setting too, you look amazing. Sorry to hear about your mum, being a grown-up is indeed very tough sometimes. I will send healing & warm thoughts her way and for your dad too.
I think your new ideas sound brilliant & exciting. I'm shifting my focus onto other things too. I will always blog about vintage clothing and personal style but there's definitely scope for expansion into more variety & depth.
Your new furry friend is a darling and I am just a wee bitty jealous I have to say...if it was allowed, my whole house would be full of animals :)
Loads of love,

Underemployed said...

Congratulations on your new kitty, the moon pictures are wonderful, and I am with you every step of the way (my mom has cancer, my dad Alzheimer's).

And, no, you are not mid-life, you are young. And don't stop stressing out about what color lipstick you should wear. Stuff like that saves your sanity.

You look very at home in Kentucky.

Patti said...

So sorry to hear your mother is having hard times, (and therefore you too). It is hard to be a grownup! Just today I was wishing for those lovely afternoon naps with cookies and milk afterwards . . .

Thanks for linking up to VisibleMonday, and take good care of yourself. xoxoxoxo

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

seems like you've been gone for years! Howdy lady!

Bella Q said...

It's good to see your lovely face and frocks. I am sorry for your mamacita- I hope she does recover. You are a wonderful person, adult and all.

I think no matter what you write- I am interested because you are always you and that is what keeps me riveted. Keep it up, dear Reva. Rock on! xo. Bella Q

Carina Rosenholm said...

Its hard when they get sick , the parentes - the ones that always been there.....
Great to have you back though and i love your pics!

parfums said...

nice blog .
Parfum pas cher

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You are so inspiring, Reva. From the amazing photos in this post to your faithful dedication to your parents...keep inspiring all of us to go forward!!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You look fantastic and your moon pics are spectacular. It's hard when loved ones are ill. I love the house across from your 'rents! It's perfect! I can't imagine not living near my father when he was so ill the last year of his life. I think Western culture/particularly American culture serious undervalues the necessity of living close to the people you love. Physical proximity is important. You do what you feel you need to do. These things are deep.
I still love my lippy, though,
Becky :)

Vix said...

Wonderful pictures and Sadie is a beauty, a natural model!
Dementia is the pits but my Dad is well cared for and positively flourishing in his specialised nursing home, the staff have the patience of saints and boundless humour. Hope your Mum enjoys the same love and care! xxx

Ira Kharchenko said...

Amazing outfit! I love it:)

The Style Crone said...

A very sweet Sadie. Makes me want one! Your photos are amazing, as is your outfit.

Warm and healing thoughts for you and your parents. Take care of yourself and will be looking forward to your new and creative blogging ideas.

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Reva!

Nice of you to drop by-
So sorry for your Mom, I thank the lord that my parents are still in good health - But that's is life i guess Darling, so stay strong and can't wait to see on the blog all your new neat inspirational ideas!


Ariane xxxx

Forest City Fashionista said...

Very sorry about your Mom, I hope she gets the care and rest she needs. It sounds like a very challenging trip, but you look amazingly happy and relaxed in the photos. Sadie is a beautiful girl!

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