October 17th, 2014

this is our team (minus the CEO, the photographer).

there are 9 of us who run the state’s association.

this state-wide initiative includes (but is not limited to) health & wellness, fuel up to play 60, and industry image (hello, dairy farmers!)—

we’re talking our partnership with the Indianapolis Colts, the Indianapolis 500 (drink of milk in Victory Circle? Bueller?), the Indiana State Fair’s Dairy Bar, supporting almost 70% of Indiana’s schools with their in-school wellness programs, etc etc etc.

yesterday, we celebrate Boss’ day the best way we know how, a yogurt parfait bar.

fitting, right?

the 8 of us are so fortunate to have a CEO that leads while simultaneously allowing us the space to breathe & grow in our ways. 

trust me, even with only a 9 person team, there are a lot of personalities.

just take a look at this picture— it pretty accurately describes our clan—when we’re not hard at work, of course.

October 13th, 2014

the latest Colts.com video is up & i’ve gotta say, it’s one of my favorites…probably because my favorite punter makes an appearance.

(photo taken at last week’s National Walk to School day)

October 9th, 2014

daily outfit: the “another reason i love fall" edition.

give me all the booties & leather jackets in the world combined with brightly colored sweaters & my favorite black (discontinued) skinnies and i am one happy camper.

this morning i realized that my attitude is 100% tied to today’s look, and thank goodness for everyone in my all day staff meeting, i like it a lot.

i don’t think i own one piece of stereotypical autumn-hued clothing, but i own enough scarves, sweaters & boots in other perky colors to easily get by.

i love the fall & i’m accepting that love isn’t completely tied to football [players], but that’s definitely a perk.

(happy Blue Thursday from Indy, friends! xo)

October 6th, 2014

it’s that time of year when you can click through Colts.com & click on any “Part 4” video from the Colts Playbook with Coach Pagano show & see my diverse collection of facial expressions.

oh baby oh baby.

October 6th, 2014

what’s more fun than a job you love?

well, a job you love that also has season tickets to Colts games thanks to a national partnership with the NFL!

yesterday, my boss, Jenni, and i (along with a couple handsome guys), watched the Colts take on the Ravens.

my eyes were still puffy from the night before, but my focus was clear.

in the end, my favorite boys in blue prevailed & my absolute favorite punter showed off his wanna be grooves.

Go Colts!

October 6th, 2014

Saturday night was the Guys & Dolls gala benefiting cystic fibrosis research.

it was formal, but not quite black tie, so rather than renting from the runway, i opted for a little [lacy] black dress.

it was a great gala & a crazy after party, both for a very important cause.

October 6th, 2014

daily outfit: the “road trip to meetings in suburban Chicago" edition.

last week, i wore this get-up while pretending to be a backseat driver & also to afternoon meetings & a lactose-friendly two hour taste testing.

i felt real good about it— about everything involved with the events i participated in while wearing these pants.

i mean, floral pants can only be worn so many times, right?

i think i successfully hit my cost-per-wear goal so it can officially be fall now.

September 30th, 2014

don’t mind the red eyes, check out those lashes (on the right!).

(left- before. right- after)

thanks to Kelsey, who hosted a virtual party a couple weeks ago, I’ve recently discovered the magic of 3-D lashes.

I’m not gonna lie, it’s a little weird—like putting fuzzy teddy bears on your lashes— but the result makes up for any bizarre factor in between application and result.

plus, for the price of the kit, I think it’s totally worth at least one attempt.

a girl I went to undergrad with sells the kit and I highly recommend you give it a go: http://www.youniqueproducts.com/KateParsons

I’m getting nothing for this post, just spreading the look of luscious lashes.

September 29th, 2014

This weekend, Lauren was in town from Virginia and like any great Auntie would do, I put baby Leo to sleep with one light rub to his forehead.

Brunch was great, too, but man, my friends crank out some precious babies.

September 25th, 2014

just add a twirl.

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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
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