Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saturday August 15 - The family and I are back in the Derby City today for the Mrs. Kentucky 2009 sendoff party! The event is SO amazing - thank you Denise for hosting this beautiful event;)and to QM for organizing! I recieved many goodies to ease my travels and stay at Mrs. America. I appreciate all the former Mrs. KY's for their advice, support, and inspiration. The food at this event - absolutely delish!!!!

Sunday August 16 - Todays starts early will full hair and make-up at Jr.'s Salon as we prepare for mock interview day! Mrs Indiana 2009 Julie T. and I meet up (LOVE HER!) for a full scale Mrs. America style interview session. This was an extremely valuable experience. The feedback will truly help at Mrs. America interviews.

Monday August 17 - Rise and Shine!!! I'm up early for a WLEX News feature at my Jazzercise studio (5:30 AM) featuring the 1 DAY SALE. My studio welcomed 21 new members today -- super excited to see all these new faces in class.

Tuesday August 18 - Mrs. America office announces roomates for Mrs. America week! I'm thrilled with my beautiful roomie and can't wait to meet her - nope, not telling ;)

Thursday August 20 - I head to the the SKIRT magazine August After Work Party tonight at Bakers 360 (new Lexington hostspot on the top floor of the Chase Bank building). So much fun to catch up with girlfriends (last time before heading to Mrs. A) and even ran into Jill Brown, Mrs. Kentucky 1989!

Saturday August 22 - Another bright and EARLY morning!!! Today brings a photoshoot with photographer Jerame Stephens ( for Tres Chic Boutique!!!! Love working with Deata, Shelby, Logan, and Jerame for some GREAT shots.

Tuesday August 25 - Boxes are packed and ready to head to Tucson AZ. THANK YOU to Bruce &UPS Hamburg Store for sponsoring my shipping to Mrs. America.

Wednesday August 26 - Only 5 days until I leave for Mrs. America. It is time to attend to all the last minute details with a trip to Louisville.
*First stop: Makers Mark (yes, Bourbon!) to pick up gifts for my 50 fellow Mrs. America delegates as well as gifts for the mayor of Tucson and the host hotel general manager. Thank you Makers Mark!!
*Second stop: Cut and Color with Jo Ann at Jr.'s Salon - HOT!
*Third stop: IMAAGE for an amazing facial with Erica ;) This is my first visit to Imaage ( This full service facility is state of the art. I can't wait to return!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday August 8 - It feels like Saturday Funday with a full & exciting day! First a meeting with Fitness for the Family board members (planning future events). Next I'm off to then pick up my ECTectera interview suit from Jill Brown (Mrs. Kentucky 1989) and work with her picking out my outfit for a fall photo shoot featuring ECTectera later this month. Next I stop my Tres Chic Boutique for final measurements for my Mrs. Kentucky state costume (top secret ;) While at Tres Chic Boutique I pick up a few smashing gowns for festivities during Mrs. America Pageant week in AZ. Thanks Deata, Jill, and Fitness for the Family board members XOXO

Monday August 10 - Mrs. Kentucky America magnetic car signs arrive today courtesy of Classic Promotions. Look for them at an appearance near you!

Tuesday August 11 - Queen Mum asked me to draft a letter for the newly selected Mrs. Kentucky 2010 delegates. I feel as though I express myself best in writing and am so excited to be one of the first to welcome the newest contestants to their Mrs. Kentucky 2010 adventure. I worked hard to "keep it real" and inspire them to hold nothing back in their journey this year.

Thursday August 13 - Who says 13 is unlucky? Today the UPS store in Hamburg signs on as a Mrs. Kentucky 2009 sponsor. UPS Hamburg will be shipping my boxes to AZ for the Mrs. America pageant. Yes, there will be boxes :)

Friday August 14 - My earrings for evening gown competition are IN at Miss Priss! Daughter Cece and I stop in to see Elizabeth and check out her custom made stunning earrings -- breathtaking -- and perfect for my gown. Thank you Miss Priss!

Wednesday July 15 - I'm so excited to announce that Jazzercise Inc. will be advertising in the Mrs. America Pageant Program book on my Mrs. Kentucky page! More details to follow.......

Thursday July 16 - Today I finished the Mrs. America application. Well, "finished" might not be accurate as Queen Mum and my former Mrs. Kentucky sisters will review for grammatical corrections and unclear thoughts - so much appreciated!

Saturday July 18 - My hubby and I headed out for date night to the Miss Kentucky America pageant tonight. These beautiful KY contestants knocked my socks off! Congrats to the new Miss Kentucky Mallory Ervin! At the pageant I was honored to be recognized as "visiting royalty" during the production. I had the chance to visit with "T" Mrs. Kentucky 2008, Jill Brown Mrs. Kentucky 1989, Katina J. (Mrs. Eastern KY 2008), Debbie R. (Mrs. Jefferson Co. 2008), Candace H. (Mrs. Pendelton County 2010), Karen Blackwell Mucci of Charmed Pageants, Deata and Shelby Gregory of Tres Chic Boutique, Elizabeth Cruse of Miss Priss, and Taylor Thomas a Bluegrass Princess!

Tuesday July 21 - Beautiful JA Creations arrived in the mail today! JA Creations is a Mrs. Kentucky jewelry sponsor and has been a delight to work with. Together we selected 2 beautiful bracelets that I will be honored to wear at Mrs. America and throughout my year as Mrs. Kentucky. Thank you Joyce and JA Creations

Wednesday July 22 - Today I traveled to Northern Kentucky to visit Beneath the Crown, a brand new pageant boutique in Florence, KY. Beneath the Crown is a Mrs. Kentucky sponsor! Laura at Beneath the Crown worked with me to select a perfect cocktail dress for Mrs. America festivities and some beautiful earrings to go with :) I appreciate the generosity of Laura & Beneath the Crown!

Thursday July 23 - I love Kentucky Monthly Magazine! Mine arrived in the mailbox today and page 14 features a Mrs. Kentucky write-up ;) Sweet!

Saturday July 25 - Mrs. Kentucky business cards arrived today! I love them and can't wait to use them at upcoming networking events as well as Fitness for the Family Foundation appearances.

Wednesday July 29 - I'm starting to really look forward to my monthly visit to Jr.'s Salon and Spa. Today's visit was so fun and the hairdo is fantastic ;) Thanks Queen Mum! While in Louisville, my daughters and I take in a beautiful day at The Louisville Zoo.

Monday August 3 - The Mrs. America application is complete and submitted (exhale here). I appreciate all the proof-reading help from family and friends. Also complete is my Mrs. America ad page sponsored by Jazzercise! Thank you to Michelle S., Megan P. and Shanna at Jazzercise for all their support!