April 3rd, 2014

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lime, quartered
  • half moon, thin slice of grapefruit
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces soda water
  • ice cubes

 Directions:

  1. Combine the lime quarters, grapefruit slice, mint leaves, and sugar in a cocktail glass.  Muddle.
  2. Add the rum, grapefruit and lime juice, and stir together until sugar has dissolved.  Finish with club soda and one or two large ice cubes.
Reblogged from grace in place
April 3rd, 2014

a local media group made this #IndyIsHappy video & quite a few of my favorite Indy attractions are featured.

plus, on a rainy day like we’re experiencing today, random people dancing around the city naturally makes me happy.

April 2nd, 2014

when i moved into my house, i opted out of a deck/patio/screened in porch because the men in my life graciously volunteered to build me a deck when the time was right.

at 5 o’clock last night, the time was right (!!!).

after a day of media training, i arrived home just as the last board was being nailed down.

i can’t wait to spend many mornings, days and nights out on this sturdy beaut of a deck,

but more than that, i can’t wait to think of my family’s hard work & dedication with every use of this structure.

plus, i’m pretty sure bentley is jazzed about it, too.

(from the bottom of my heart, i thank you, RJJD! xo)

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March 31st, 2014

every once in a while you need to lounge on a Saturday afternoon while it rains, be in bed by 9 pm on a Sunday night, & allow yourself a Monday to be cranky…even after a solid morning workout. 

here’s to a more upbeat rest of the week…

March 31st, 2014

on repeat.

(Source: Spotify)

March 28th, 2014

daily outfit: the “Denim & Supply" edition

this one of my favorite spring button downs.

it’s a thicker linen & it’s plaid. these two details alone urge me to whip out this beaut for a 50+ degree day.

done & done.

March 28th, 2014
in an effort to truly recognize the simple pleasures in my life, i have compiled a list of random happenings that made the last seven days a lot brighter. (& trust me, they were all very much appreciated.)
Be The Match. on Wednesday morning, i received a message from Bro #2 that he’d donated 12 tubes of blood. “why?" i asked. "For Be The Match" he answered. he then proceeded to tell me that i should do the same, because someone out there might benefit. so, i registered & am currently awaiting my swab kit. you could never receive a call to actually donate, but if you do, i’m guessing you wouldn’t regret the opportunity.
Cadbury Mini Eggs. these little nugget of smooth sugar are my favorite of the Easter season. they’ve become a tradition in my parent’s house & one i will wholeheartedly continue for years to come.
Currently on repeat. A few songs that i don’t mind hearing on the radio: “Give Me Love,” “MMM Yeah,” & “The Man.” when it comes to music, if it ignites a karaoke session in the car, it’s good enough for me.
Denim & Supply. besides my beloved classic Polo and JCrew button downs, my Denim & Supply bounty is easily a top three contender. definitely recommend for their quality, style & comfort level.
Oikos Greek Yogurt with Fruit on the Bottom. blueberry & strawberry & raspberry, oh my!
Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm. big fan. evens out the skin, doesn’t feel heavy & lasts for hours. i’m by no means a beauty products girl, so the fact i incorporate this into my daily routine is kind of a big deal for my make up bag.

in an effort to truly recognize the simple pleasures in my life, i have compiled a list of random happenings that made the last seven days a lot brighter. (& trust me, they were all very much appreciated.)

  • Be The Match. on Wednesday morning, i received a message from Bro #2 that he’d donated 12 tubes of blood. “why?" i asked. "For Be The Match" he answered. he then proceeded to tell me that i should do the same, because someone out there might benefit. so, i registered & am currently awaiting my swab kit. you could never receive a call to actually donate, but if you do, i’m guessing you wouldn’t regret the opportunity.
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs. these little nugget of smooth sugar are my favorite of the Easter season. they’ve become a tradition in my parent’s house & one i will wholeheartedly continue for years to come.
  • Currently on repeat. A few songs that i don’t mind hearing on the radio: “Give Me Love,” “MMM Yeah,” & “The Man.” when it comes to music, if it ignites a karaoke session in the car, it’s good enough for me.
  • Denim & Supply. besides my beloved classic Polo and JCrew button downs, my Denim & Supply bounty is easily a top three contender. definitely recommend for their quality, style & comfort level.
  • Oikos Greek Yogurt with Fruit on the Bottom. blueberry & strawberry & raspberry, oh my!
  • Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm. big fan. evens out the skin, doesn’t feel heavy & lasts for hours. i’m by no means a beauty products girl, so the fact i incorporate this into my daily routine is kind of a big deal for my make up bag.
March 27th, 2014

last Saturday, we took Bentley to have her staples removed.

with one paw back in the door at home, she started showing signs of her old sassy self.

sure, we’re still waiting on a couple culture results, but in the meantime, our girl is acting more “normal” than she’s been in months.

we’re so grateful for this fifteen pound ball of fur, it’s nuts.

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March 27th, 2014

We were driving back from a show in Greenwood when we spotted this beauty about a minute off the road.

The lovely couple with the Holstein in tow were kind enough to let us hop on board for a quick shot.

I mean, we couldn’t not stop before heading back to the office.

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March 26th, 2014

daily outfit: the “still sweater dress weather" edition.

deciding to wear a sweater dress was the only appropriate thought that crossed my mind when i heard the weather man announce the 18 degree temperature outside.

at least it’s sunny?

Hi! I'm Brooke. Indianapolis is my home & I welcome you to my little nook. I'm a twenty-something girl who was born in the land of corn (Okl.), attended undergrad in the true Sea of Red (Neb.), & eventually found her way back home again after picking up a couple letters behind her name (Kan.) while clinging to an adorable Maltipoo named Bentley. Thank you for stopping by & please feel free to leave a comment (or ask a question) under the "Be Kind" tab at the top... xo, B