Kilgore Fun

Chic & Cozy

Let me start off by saying two things. First, this was not meant to be a Kilgore dog photo shoot but it just kind of happened because they must be in my face at all times. Second, before I start this post I know damn well none of us need to love our beds any more than we already do. Having said that lets talk about things you can do to make your bed your one true oasis. Even with my dressing room, my favorite place in the house is in my bed. Here are my tips for making your bed so cozy chic.

  • In the winter, flannel sheets. In the summer, Egyptian Cotton. Do it you won't regret it.
  • I've said it once, I'll say it again. Make your bed every day! There is nothing better than crawling into bed that is made and pretty than sheets all over the place and sloppy.
  • Splurge on pretty throw pillows.
  • A faux fur throw will add chic, cozy and it so soft!


  • Fold your sheets under your mattress. This way at night you won't get tangled in sheets.
  • Tuck your comforter so that you can see the details of your bed (if there are any).

Seriously guys, my bed is life. I think at this point it's too comfortable...

On to this week's drink recipe. I'm about to get sappy ...  

This week, I'm making a "Whiskey and Wine". When I was perusing drink recipes I came across this and thought "It's mine and MK's favorite drinks made into one!". You see, as I sound completely cliché, that man completes me. So I'm cheersing to him this week for being the amazing man he is.

Here is how you can make this drink: 

4 oz red wine

2 oz whiskey  

1 tbsp Triple Sec

1 tbsp lemon juice

Simply mix everything and serve at room temperature.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!



Some of you may know this story and some of you may not. Either way, I'm taking you through my day five years ago.

It was just another Tuesday and NO ONE I knew was speaking to me except my future sister-in-law, Liz. I had probably sent out at least five texts to my friends/relatives with no response. I was like wow these people that I talk to all the time are obviously busy. Then, my Sister Sarah asks if she could come over to borrow a scarf and earrings for an event she had later. Now this sister of mine has one of the best poker faces I've ever seen and she stood in my kitchen listening to a dream I had about getting married the night before. She didn't miss a beat, nodded, and listened, picked out her scarf, and left.

Meanwhile, MK had been in Arizona for the Steeler game and had told me we were going to a nice dinner that night. He said he wanted to do it on Tuesday since it was my day off and he knew I liked to "primp". All day goes by and still no one is returning my texts. So I'm going back and forth with Liz about what I was going to wear etc.

MK had said to be ready by a certain time and I was believe me I'm very prompt. He had called to say he was running late but to iron him a suit. I head upstairs and I do just that. Still waiting. Then I hear a knock at the door and to my surprise it was a random man. I'm contemplating whether or not to open the door. I throw caution to the wind, open the door and greet the man. It's a gentleman named "Mick" who would become a major part of our entire wedding story. He says MK would like for him to bring me down town for dinner in his limo (he had a bigger one at home, watch the video haha!) I was so taken aback by this that the only thing I remember was lip gloss in my clutch. No phone (to you know call for help in case this was an elaborate hoax to serial kill me) nothing, just lip gloss. Into the limo I went.

I've gotten the question before of "how didn't you know?". Well, MK has a habit of doing special things when he is out of town so I assumed the limo to dinner was the "special thing".

The limo pulled up outside of the beautiful State Theater. I wasn't completely sure what was happening until I saw MK's brother from Texas with his very large video camera and seconds later heard "Marry Me" playing via The Jason Kendall Band. That's where MK met me to ask if I'd marry him.

I don't know who was shaking more but it was a magical moment. He announces that I've said yes and to my absolute shock, our entire family and friends were in the balcony. Even my Aunt/Godmom made the trip in from Florida. 

He has never stopped bring magic to my life. 

I was so honored and thrilled that all of these amazing people showed up to be a part of our day.

Thanks for stop by! Have a great Tuesday!


Perfectly Paired

Happy Valentine's Day!  


For this Slow Down Sunday I wanted to share what Mk and I did this weekend. Typically for this fun holiday we don't go out. We decided to get some wines we've never tried and go to our absolute favorite deli and get some delicious meats and cheeses. Off we went to the "Wine Store"!


Then we headed to Salamone's! This adorable Italian food market was established in 1950 and taken over by Tony the origional owners son in 1971. Allow me to just say that this man is basically my hero. Not only is he sweet and knowledagable but he also had a mug of wine in his hand at 1:00 pm. He truly is one of the reasons we always go back there. He remembers you and always makes for a great experience. Businesses like this are why it's so important to shop local. 


Then we went home and made made pizzas and did a little wine pairing. In case you were wondering what goes good with the wine we chose, this was last nights pairing:

Malbec - Gouda

Shiraz - Sharp Chedder

Rioja - Gorgonzola (We got olives stuffed with this delicious cheese), also Gouda. 


  So slow down, drink some wine, snuggle up with your Valentine!

..Or your your fur babies, either way.