July 16th, 2014

Good morning, Texas!

You better believe I’ll be soaking up every second of this day filled with football, turf, cheerleaders & photo opps with Troy Aikman!

July 15th, 2014

i knew i’d moved on when his birthday happened without a disruption to my day. his words no longer affected me and his presence no longer felt. the man i hoped would be in my future, now a boy in my past. dreams filled with desire and anticipation turned to revenge and ignorance, and the present reality filled with adoration and kindness, two things needed but never had.

i knew i’d moved on when hearing his name no longer triggered a gut reaction of disgust, and when i finally accepted the time spent to be a learning moment instead of a waste. perhaps there was too much value on what could have been, because nothing is worth more than the dissolving of an emotional roller coaster and a fresh start on stable foundation.

July 14th, 2014

Friday was our Ice Cream Social downtown where, every half hour, we welcomed a [local] celebrity into each of our six tents to scoop ice cream for the public. 

The event, in its 25th year, raised close to $7000 for the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, and gave me the opportunity to take a picture with Chick McGee from the beloved Bob & Tom radio show.

It was a beautiful day in downtown Indianapolis and marked another successful event on behalf of our local dairy farmers.

July 14th, 2014

daily outfit: the “Bro #1 is another year older" edition.

Saturday night, the whole fam dam headed out to Fleming’s for dinner. We had one goal in mind, celebrate my oldest brother— & celebrate we did. With a feast big enough to rival that of Thanksgiving, we ate, drank & were very merry.

With each birthday in the S household comes a celebratory meal, and our dinner on Saturday night really hit the spot.

Plus, I whipped out this dress from last summer & the design still makes my heart flutter. Can’t go wrong with a pretty simple print.

July 10th, 2014

Welcome to the world Cash Reid!

Ashley welcomed a 9 pound pumpkin into the world Tuesday and Auntie B was there last night to eat a cupcake and celebrate his arrival…& full head of thick brown hair.

July 9th, 2014

i spent my morning on set at the local Fox station helping to promote this Friday’s 25th annual Ice Cream Social.

all proceeds from the gigantic sundae sales benefit the local Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

for a $3 donation you’ll receive a delicious sundae from a celebrity scooper & can feel good knowing your supply of Girl Scout cookies will never diminish.

(& yes, those are Girl Scout cookie crumbles pictured above)

but seriously, if you live in the area, stop by Monument Circle between 11 am & 2 pm to pick up some ice cream & say hello to your favorite dairy promoters!

July 8th, 2014

tickets booked. // September is gonna be good.

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July 8th, 2014
you get what you settle for.
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July 8th, 2014
Now for the most exciting news of the month! Jupiter, the Santa Claus planet that brings heaps of gifts and luck, will move into Leo on July 16, and light your tenth house of honors, awards, achievement, and fame (tenth house) for a full year, from July 16, 2014 until next year, August 11, 2015. You’ve not hosted Jupiter in this part of your chart since August 2002 through August 2003, so it’s been a very long time since you’ve had cosmic help with professional matters. You are now poised to enjoy your best career year of the decade, starting this month.
July 7th, 2014

sunday night simplicities. // there’s something highly magical about riding a cruiser in the eighty degree humidity to pick up shipping tape from the local drug store when you have the wind whipping your ponytail to & fro.

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