June 8, 2013

The Kentucky Countryside

Please pardon the quietness that has been going on around this little blog of mine. Scott and I headed to Louisville, Kentucky bright and early Monday morning and had a great few days visiting with his family and exploring the Kentucky countryside and the Louisville area. We took nearly 600 pictures on our trip, and may have convinced his family that we're caffeine addicts. Oops!

We landed in Louisville around 4pm Monday, and spent the evening ohh and awwh over the lushness of the scenery surrounding us, and the quaitness of the whole city. We also visited with his great grandparents in there Civil War era home, and looked at old photographs of Scott and his siblings - they were all so cute!

After dinner and homemade brownies, we drove to his aunt's house in the countryside. It was nearly 10pm, but the sun was just setting and the whole area - acres, and acres of lush, green grass - glowed the most beautiful pinky orange and transitioned into a lovely dark grey and green. The temperature was beyond perfect, and felt like a blessing to these two desert rats who were just finally getting used to 110+ degree days.

We spent some time visiting and befriending two very large dogs - one very loving and the other very shy. I wandered outside alone and realized that in the fields in front of me flew a hundred fireflies. Scott and I had hoped we would get to see them, but knowing it was still early in the season we thought we may miss them. Together, we walked more into the field to try and see if they would land on us - and they did, one green light at a time.
We spent our first night in Kentucky in a quaint old farmhouse with creeky floors and charm to boot. The next morning we fought to beat the three hour time difference, and found ourselves wandering through this field about an hour later (post-coffee, of course).
Outfit details:
Scarf: Vintage
Dress: Madewell
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Sandals: Saltwater Sandals

Our first morning in Kentucky was lovely and will sure not be soon forgotten. After our walk through the fields we were surprised to learn about ticks, and were asked to immediately check our ankles and legs. Luckily, we were tick free and decided to opt out of future field walks (or at least I did - haha). I'll be back soon with more stories and photos from our Kentucy adventure, but right now I'm off to dinner in a very cool place - temperature wise that is, trying to beat this treacherous heat!

What are you up to today? Have any fun weekend plans?
-Chelsea xo


  1. love your vintage scarf headband :) jealous of that cardigan weather!

  2. I love the scarf! It looks like you two had a great time. And ticks!! Aaaahhhh!