I Can See Clearly Now… | J. Galt Eyewear

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This post is sponsored by J. Galt Eyewear. All opinions are my own.

Some people may not know this, but I wear glasses and contacts. Actually, I’ve worn glasses since the third grade and contacts since the sixth grade (I’ll be 31 years old at the end of April). My eyesight is horrible (around -9.00 in both eyes for contacts and around -10.25 and -10.50 for glasses. I always chuckle when people with something like a -3.00 say they have bad eyes. They honestly have no clue!)

Growing up, I always hated wearing glasses, because they were considered “nerdy,” and especially since mine were super thick. It didn’t matter if I paid extra to have the thinnest lenses possible, it was still noticeable.  It’s actually because back when I was a child, I wasn’t told that certain frames just don’t look good with thick lenses and can actually cause distortion and even make the lenses look thicker (more on that later!). Throughout the years, people would always ask to try my glasses on, because they wanted to see what it looked like through them. Eventually, I would just roll my eyes and flat out say, no! because it’s incredibly rude.

I always thought that glasses can look so cute and be such a cool “accessory.” I hadn’t got any new glasses in about six years. I had been meaning to get a new pair, especially since I don’t want to wear my contacts all the time. I spend a lot of my time working from home teaching.

My friend, Tiffany at Bright on a Budget told me about J. Galt Eyewear (She’s also a fellow Eastern Kentuckian and we also went to college together at Pikeville College, now known as UPIKE – the University of Pikeville). She has a similar prescription and has worn glasses and contacts about the same length as me, so I figured J. Galt Eyewear would be a perfect place to go to.

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Taking Care of Your Beautiful Skin | Bluegrass Drawing Mask from AJ Apothecary

Things have been crazy around here (I’ll mention more about it next week, and NO, I’m not pregnant haha!). But I do have some good news… I’m a brand ambassador for AJ Apothecary!

If you live in Lexington, I’m sure you have heard of AJ Apothecary. If not, let me tell you about them! AJ Apothecary makes natural beauty products for your body, face, baby, as well as products for mothers and bath time. All products are natural and are made with high quality, safe, and natural ingredients. The products are all natural, nontoxic, and cruelty free. In addition, there are no synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, PEG, or other harmful chemicals in any of AJ Apothecary’s products.

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Shrimp Scampi With a Touch of Kentucky

kentucky lady white wine

I love finding new products to try from local businesses here in the Bluegrass State. I can’t stress enough, but SHOP LOCAL. Something that you may not know about me is that I love to cook. However, if you follow me on instagram, then I know you know that I love to eat hahaha! I love to experiment in the kitchen and try new foods. Over the past couple of years, I have turned from a picky eater into a way more adventurous eater.

I’m a huge fan of pasta, so I figured that I would make shrimp scampi. Usually when I make pasta, I make cheese sauces, so by making this shrimp scampi, it was one of the first wine sauces that I have made. Since it uses wine in the sauce, it was the perfect opportunity to hit up Liquor Barn (the mecca of all things alcohol) and pick up a wine from one of the local wineries. Kentucky may be known for its bourbon, but it has plenty of wineries too! The wine I chose was Kentucky Lady from Old 502 Winery. Kentucky Lady is a white wine.

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My Love Of All Things Rustic: JORD Wood Watches + A Giveaway!

jord wood watch for men

I just love the rustic look of reclaimed wood! When my husband and I buy a house, I even plan on incorporating the rustic look into the modern style that I want for our future house. This watch is perfect because it has that classic look that I love. You know, using something old and creating something completely new out of it?!

I own a few pieces of jewelry made from reclaimed bourbon barrels, so of course, I’ve been admiring these wood watches from JORD for quite some time, and was even thinking about getting one for myself. These are some unique watches that you just won’t see anywhere else. You never have to worry about these watches going out of style. Not only are the watches gorgeous, they come beautifully packaged and JORD offers both men’s watches and women’s watches. It’s seriously impressive. Just take a look…

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Farewell to JDI Grille & Tavern | Lexington, Kentucky

JDI Grille & Tavern

2017 has started out on a sad note.

The JDI Grille & Tavern closed for good on January 1, 2017.

The “original” JDI (also known as the Jefferson Davis Inn) was located at West High and Limestone Street where Jefferson Davis lived with the US Postmaster General, while attending Transylvania University in the 19th century in Lexington, Kentucky. It was a popular bar all throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, but closed in 1996. That building is now home to the Bombay Bar and Grill. After being closed for nearly 20 years, the “new” JDI opened up in a brand new location on Cedar Street, off South Broadway between Bolivar and Maxwell Street, on March 1, 2013. I always thought even the new location was located in a historic building, because it had the ambiance that I love, but it was built from the ground up.

If you never had a chance to go there, this is what you were missing…

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