July 29, 2017

Catching Up and News

I want to take a few minutes to catch up with you.  

I have been in summer mode with posting...Everything is slower in the heat of summer, even this blogger.  But, I do like to keep in touch with you. 

I hope all is well with each and every one of you. 

I am beginning to wrap up a few summer things. The extreme heat has made my few flowers dry and crunchy...but the grass is hardy enough it seems. I am ready to pull out the flowers and wait for some pretty fall mums. Ha!

I have been trying to decide on a blog logo. 

I am only a few years late. ha ha. 

Daughter, who works in communications and branding, said "Mom, you need to have a logo, one logo, that when people see it they will know it is you." 

Well, I love to play with fonts and layouts and cannot decide. The logo above and below are my most recent attempts...because I just like to play. 

I am too much of a control freak to turn over "my" logo creation to someone else. Being such a visual person...not every font or color passes muster with me. :-) 

I am going to let you all give me your thoughts. Top one or bottom one. Please leave your vote in a comment. 

I have a few posters to share with you. Funny and serious! I have some great Instagram friends who come up with some great sayings.

For a chuckle... this one from an IG friend. 

Oh so true!  It's me or the house!

And to be more serious... some good advice for all of us!

And because sometimes we have hurdles we are not sure we can manage...Yes we can. 

It is not easy. 

There is pain. 

There are tears. 

But yes, we/you can make it. 


This tickled my funny bone when I first saw it. What say you!

I bet hubby could comment on this one!


I do not lay out in the sun anymore...but I remember the days.

The smell of Coppertone. 

Being thin with a cute figure that could wear any two piece swimsuit I wanted, and thinking I was "fat."  

Blond highlights from the sun.

A transistor radio playing those tunes of the mid to late sixties. (Substitute any decade.) 

And talking about cute boys.

I remember the days well. 


I spotted some new pottery!  woohoo!

For my readers/friends who are close enough to drive to Lexington, the new Pottery Barn, located in the Summit at Fritz Farm shopping center will be hosting a Meet and Greet for people to meet moi and see my fall tablescaping ideas on Sept 16th! It should be such fun. 

The details are still being ironed out as to the time of day, and maybe some giveaways. I will keep you all up to date. 

I am so excited to get to play with the new fall Pottery Barn dishes, table linens, an candlesticks. Eeeeeek. 

But meeting a few of you would be the most fun of all. If you will be in Lex on Sept 16th, I hope you can visit. 

I'll be back in a few days! I am going to work on some changes in my kitchen. Just a few things. And of course there will be pictures. 

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Love that quote about me vs the house. Let's see... shall I dust or give myself a mani/pedi? Hope your Summer is going well!

    1. Hey...the dust will be there for later. 😊 Go have fun. Thats my new outlook. Ha. 😊

  2. Sheila, Your daughter is right...you need an instantly recognizable logo. My daughter just told me on Friday, I need to watermark my photos as she has seen them being used. I would love to come see you playing with the table settings. You always do such a great setting in your home....if only I lived closer. I will watch for your posts. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. love the little quotes. :)

    1. Susie what would we do without daughters to help us?

  3. Sheila... at first I liked the top version of your logo, the nice contrast between the fonts and the colors. But then I realized... I like the bottom one better, because it spells out the name of your blog, which I think is such a great name! So.... what about the bottom logo, and color the spelled out name of your blog in the blue..? Wish I could come to your Pottery Barn event -- !!

    1. Thanks. I am still tinkering with my logo and will try your idea.

  4. Wow what fun!! I'd love to go play in Pottery Barn for a while!! The closest one to me is over an hour away - which is probably just as well!

    1. My PB is a distance too. Like you...Probably a good thing. 😊

  5. As far as the logo, I like the MKL with the superimposed My Kentucky Living in script in blue. I would rather that than the word blog in blue.

  6. I like the one with My Kentucky Living. It explains MKL. I like the name of your blog and think it should be included.

  7. My vote is for the second logo.

  8. I like the fist "logo".
    Blue has always been one of your
    signature colors, ie your blue jars,vases.
    I feel your pain about the flowers being dried up.
    I bought a Hydrangea then 2 days later it is completely
    crumbling apart. We are due for double digits in Seattle
    no less.
    Linda C in Seattle

  9. Love the logos and have fun at the PB event!..sounds wonderful!

  10. I like the first one! The blue stands out! For what it's worth.

  11. I know this is really late from the post, but I am catching up. I love the second one. Your blog name is great. I like the blue, but maybe you could use that somewhere in the background. The second one is classic like you.
    That first quote is hilarious. Either me or the house...love it.


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