Friday, March 31, 2017

March Faves


 One of my absolute faves this month has been the amazing food I've had! I'm sharing lots of pics of food today, including this one of the absolute best spinach dip I've ever had at Malone's in Lexington!

You're also going to see lots of UK basketball posts. I mean, it's March, so....

Meg and I at the Vandy game at Rupp.

Loved this quote I read during my One Year Bible Study. Reminder to self.....


Time with my sweet babies (niece and nephew) are my absolute fave. They top everything else!



Umm, hello! Donuts are always a fave!


Loved receiving a copy of Kids in the Kitchen by Shay Shull. Can't wait to cook up some yummy stuff with my niece, Rae. Thanks, Shay!


Chonda Pierce. Girls, this woman is a testament to faith in dark times and laughing your way out. She's an absolute hoot, and I'm loving reading her book, Laughing in the Dark. YouTube her if you've never heard of her. Amazing!


Nachos at Bridgestone. Let me explain a little more- pork nachos with spinach queso. Life doesn't get much better than this, my friends. 


Another SEC Championship? Yes, please!


Slumber party with my favorite little girl and this cute lil pup will always be a fave. So much fun!

Memphis bbq. 
No need to say more. 


World famous fried chicken (tenders for me). Yummy!


And a trip to Graceland has to make the list, right? Yes, I think so.


A sweet 16 win was fun, but was followed by a heartbreaking Elite 8 loss. Thanks, John Higgins. 

I have to say, March was a pretty great month. It was filled with family time, UK ballgames, and lots and lots of yummy food. April, you have some big shoes to follow!

Linking up with Momfessionals today!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Graceland

While in Memphis this past weekend, we had a day between games, so we headed to Graceland...along with every other tourist in Memphis. 

Now, let me be clear. I'm not a huge Elvis fan. I can appreciate him and what he did for music, but I've never had visiting Graceland on my bucket list. I'm just like "eh, no big deal."

But when in Memphis..... I mean you have to go, right?

I was excited to see just what this was all about.

Get ready for a picture heavy post; there's just so much to share!

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Since I'd never been or even looked into it, I wasn't sure what to expect. Upon arriving, you see these new, modern buildings. Those are the ticket hubs, restaurants, gift shops, etc. 


And the line was long. After getting your ticket, you don't just mosey on over to the house. No, you have to wait for the next opening, which was 1.5 hours from the time we got our ticket.

And we were tired from the night before on Beale St. 

While we waited, we grabbed lunch. I went with Elvis' favortie- grilled peanut butter and banana. I mean, I like peanut butter and banana, but grilled? It was the worst sandwich. It was salty. Just no. Fries were pretty good though.



We had about half an hour to kill before the tour, so we checked out the planes. 








A little wind blown.....


Elvis' actual home is across the street from the planes and cars and check in, so they shuttled us over on a bus. Here's a pic of the grounds from the bus. 

So excited to finally be at the house....some 2.5 hours later.

It is big, but I think I was expecting something much bigger. Beautiful though. 





The living room was gorgeous. I love those deep blues and all of the mirrors.


I mean, couldn't you see this in a magazine now???



The kitchen! I have never seen a kitchen so outdated! You have to remember, this was in the 60s and 70s. I was born in the 80s, so all of this was before "my time". 

TV room in the basement.

So many mirrors!

Very cool game room!

Jungle room

I think this was my favorite part- the horse pastures. Beautiful! No horses out today, but doesn't this remind you of Kentucky?


And here is the meditation area where Elvis and his family are buried. My friend, Meg, (seen in photos in this post) had been before and she said she saw middle aged women weeping over these plots on her previous trip. I mean.....



And that's Graceland. I'm glad we went, experienced it, and can check it off the list of things to do. If you're a fan at all of Elvis, I know you'd enjoy!

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