Tuesday, March 30, 2010

January 22 - Photoshoot Day! I get hair/make-up treatment from Deata G. of Tres Chic Boutique (Lexington) and then camera time with Jerame Stephens! The theme of the shoot was “Powerful Women!” and I did indeed feel strong and thankful. It was wonderful to meet Deanne & Jennifer and reconnect with Amber!

February 18 – Blessed to spend time in Louisville with Jo Ann at Jr.’s Salon as Jo Ann reminds my hair what color it is!

March 6 – I am not a morning person. I am reminded of this at 4:45 AM today as I leave the house (its dark!) for DanceBlue. Danceblue is a 24 hour dance-a-thon fundraiser for the University of Kentucky Marquee Cancer Center – specifically raising $ for the pediatric oncology unit. DanceBlue started at 5 pm on 3/5 --My fellow Jazzercise instructors and I lead the 5 AM – 6 AM timeslot at Danceblue –- the participants have SO much energy to have already been dancing 12 hours (with 11 hours to go! Teaching Jazzercise to 560+ participants is a RUSH!!! The event raises $600,000+ for UK Pediatric Oncology. I can’t wait to participate again next year ;) I’ll get over not being a morning person.

March 18 – My monthly trip to Louisville for hair with Jo Ann at Jr.’s Salon – thank you!

March 21 – Ready… Set… Go! Today is the 2010 Mrs. Kentucky workshop! The event is held at Miss Priss in the Victorian Square Downtown Shops (Lexington). What a treat to spend time with Queen Mom, Elizabeth C, my Mrs. Kentucky sisters, and the 2010 delegates (that is a lot of beauty in 1 room)! I learn a lot (again) from all the presentations. During the day I also have a radio appearance on Lexington’s Sports Radio Sunday AM show PLUS I shoot the cover of the Mrs. Kentucky 2010 Pageant Program Book.

March 27 – I have been looking forward to tonight’s event for months! The Dream Factory is holding their “Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader” tonight at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville. I am paired with Kayla and we are the first contestants called to the stage. We aced ALL our ?’s and had a great time working the crowd. Thank you The Dream Factory for having me!

March 28 – Another Early Morning -- Today at the Lexington Half Marathon (10 K)at Fasig Tipton. I am paired with Bark Lee of Uptown Hounds Pet Resort. He and I get the crowd pumped up for the main race event and take in the beautiful bluegrass scenery – all before 8 am!

March 29 – In 2007 I earned my Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles degree from the University of Kentucky. Tonight the MAT club has asked me to return as a MAT Alumni Model for their annual Spring Fashion Show. I loved wearing a sassy Jovani gown and workin’ it with my MAT girls!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 1 - I can hardly believe it is 2010! Last night I celebrated the New Year with hubby (Cory), Deata G. (of The Wedding Center/Tres Chic Boutique), One Life to Live soap stars Farah Fath & J.P. Lavoisier, all in support of Home at Last Animal Sanctuary's - Dick Bark's Howlin' NYE Party. Cheers!

January 13 - A trip to Louisville is welcome today including a visit with Queen Mum at JR's salon for hair therapy. Queen Mum let me know many exciting details for the Mrs. Kentucky 2010 pageant (including theme, photoshoots, etc.) as well as my role at the upcoming Mrs. Kentucky 2010 delegate workshop. I'm very excited to meet the newest members of our Mrs. Kentucky family.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tuesday December 8 - Tonight I graduated from Dale Carnegie Training! This entire Human Relations course has been such a blessing in my life. Thank you Dale Carnegie of Kentucky - I will put what I have learned to work everyday ;)

Saturday December 19 - This evening is the Mrs. Kentucky Queens Club Christmas Party! It is wonderful to see Ra'Tonya (2008), Denise (2007), Shawn (2006), Heather (2005), Julie (2004), and Kelly (2003) and their hubbbies with our favorite Queen Mom and Pete ;) Our ornament exchange, christmas caroling, and dinner were spectacular. I feel extremely lucky to be one of our Mrs. Kentucky Queens!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday November 16 - This morning I have the opportunity to interview Laura Kirkpatrick of America's Next Top Model Cycle 13!!! Laura is a finalist this season on ANTM and from Stanford KY. I have watched every episode and extremely proud of Laura. Today she answers all my questions for my upcoming article in The Hamburg Journal about her experiences on ANTM. I feel lucky to have met such and inspiration and her amazing family.

Wednesday November 18 - Tonight is the final of America's Next Top Model Cycle 13. I travel to Standford KY to co-emcee the ANTM Runway Part at Lincoln County High School. Hundreds of fans gather in the LCHS auditorirum to enjoy a Tres Chic Boutique fashion show and to take in the last episode of ANTM this season. Laura K. (our Kentucky finalist) wins runner up and Fan Favorite! Congrats to Laura and all the opportunities ahead ;)

Sunday November 22 - Finally -- the day has arrived to do a photoshoot with Jerame Stephens (www.capturedbyjerame.com). Jerame and I get some fabulous shots at The Hamburg Place horse cemetary, Lexington's Firehouse #5, and Transylvania University. Thank you Jerame for all your hard work, the extreme laughs, and beatiful photos I will treasure my entire life!!

Monday November 23 - Up EARLY and headed to Louisville today for a hair appointment with Queen Mum. I'm so grateful to have hair services provided by Jo Ann and JR's Salon this year. JR's and Jo Ann keep my hairdo' looking good! I'm also grateful this morning that I can recieve the beautiful hairdo in my PJ's for our 8 AM appointment ;) After catching up with Queen Mum (and changing out of my PJ's!), I make my way to O'Sheas for a Dream Factory Charity Fundraiser. Today O'Sheas is donating 100% of the proceeds to The Dream Factory for all their good work. I meet with The Dream Factory Staff, Dawn Gee (Louisville News), and Survivor's season 18 cast member, Sandy, of Louisville KY!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009