Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween blog buddies! 

Unfortunately, we don't get any trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. Major bummer. Last year, after we moved in our house I was all ready to give out candy and Gabby was dressed in her costume. And no one came! So we retreated to Granny's house.

Happy Halloween from Gabby & Tuck! 


{Sale Day Fashion: Buckles & Banners}

The whirlwind sale/video trip has finally come to an end. It was good though, because I was about to run out of clothes!

We had a first time sale in West Point, Iowa with Gerdes Show Cattle and some guest consignors. Eric and his wife Tara are the owners of Gerdes Show Cattle. Eric has been involved in the Simmentals for a long time, and was a member of the AJSA Junior Board, like me. His wife Tara is so nice! She is a vet. I really enjoyed working with her. It was a great event with awesome hospitality, cattle, and atmosphere. Definitely one of the highlights of the fall!

The theme of the sale was purple and gold - hence the name Buckles and Banners. So when Tara was going to get everyone vests with the logo of the sale on them, I wanted to make sure I looked the part!

Shirt: Ralph Lauren/Vest: Tommy Hilfiger/Jeans: Seven by Lane Bryant
Necklace: Southern Jewlz 
 P.S. -> Drew tells me I have to stop taking these photos at the end of the day! I think my hair held well though!

With the vest! 

Hope everyone weathered through Sandy! 
Happy Halloween! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

{Sale Day Fashion} New Direction Sale

Boy, Oh Boy. It has been a whirl-wind of the last couple of weeks. Can I sit down sometime?

Last week/weekend, we traveled to one of my favorite places - Seward, Nebraska! I am sure you have never heard of it. Seward is home to one of our great clients Nick Sloup and the Sloup family. They are such a great family and get so excited about their sale. People like that always make things enjoyable.

They have one of, if not the biggest sale we do all fall. They sold 109 lots of females, bulls, and genetic lots (embryos, pregnancies). They always have a great turn out and despite the weather a few days prior; it was a gorgeous day.

Shirt: Talbots/Vest: Tommy Hilfiger/Jeans: Seven by Lane Bryant
Necklace: ILY Couture

This is one of my favorite outfits. Sorry you can't tell that from the look on my face. I took this at the end of the day instead of the beginning!

I am behind. We actually have a sale again tonight! Then... it is time to go home!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall in Virginia

Sometimes I can't believe that we (my family) and I have the chance to travel around the U.S. imersed in the wonderful beef cattle industry. After a couple weeks of traveling - it might not look so fun. It does - I am just tired. 

Drew and I have been in Virginia doing some photography and videography work for one of our DP clients and their upcoming sale. The area of Virginia that she lives in is beautiful this time of year. Fall also means apple picking time, and there are tons in Virginia. Back on one of my High Five for Friday Posts I talked about Showalters. We made a trip back for more apples. 

It is a pretty small community where we stay at, which means not a lot of eating choices. We decided to try out the Southern Kitchen. It has been a staple in the community for quite sometime, and their Peanut Soup was voted by U.S. Today one of the Top 25 recipes in 2005. I tried the soup out of curiousity, and it tastes just like peanuts.

Peanuts aside - they are known for their fried chicken. Our waitress told us about Lloyd's famous fried chicken, and we felt compelled to try. And let me tell you - it did not disappoint. The skin was so crispy. It was a huge meal of delicious, mouthwatering fried chicken. Forreal. The cole slaw was pretty rocking to.

I also found this crossword puzzle very fun.

The hotel we stay at has two things going for it. This complimentary apple cider, which is warm in the fall/winter is delicious. I discovered it last year upon arrival. You are suppose to drink it in that very small cup you see there, but I get a coffee cup and enjoy! You can buy it in the Johnny Appleseed Restaurant which ajoins. So I did.

 Speaking of the Johnny Applessed, check out these little guys. Apple fritters that come with your meal, but you can also buy some and take them back to your room. With apple cider. Picture off calories...
All these apples, cider, leaves, and pumpkins made me so excited for fall! We even picked up some pumpkins today! What are your favorite things about fall?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

{Sale Day Fashion} Belles of the Bluegrass

Hold the phone! This Sale Day Fashion post is also my 100th blog post! Wow, sometimes I never thought I would get here. How exciting! I have definitely came a long way on my blogging, and I am glad you have stuck around to read! :)

This weekend's sale was only about a 45 minute drive from our house. Which meant I got to sleep in my own bed and didn't have to pick what I was wearing out of a suitcase.  Exciting!

Prerequisite: Please ignore my socks (JCrew), my pony tail, and my fake smile. 

Button Up: Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Womens/ Sweater: Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Womens
Jeans: Seven by Lane Bryant/ Socks: JCrew

I bought the top half of this outfit a few weeks ago at the Polo Outlet. They just recently added a Women's section (real women...with curves), and I was excited to check it out. Though the selection was small I thought there was a few quality pieces. I am not totally sure if I like these two pieces together on me or not. 

The white button up has great details like the ruffle cuff and puffed sleeves at the shoulder. The sweater is super fall like and equestrian. BUT, I did feel a bit frumpy. 

Hmmm..... Thoughts?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

These boots are made for walking...

Every fall I get really jealous when I see pictures of girls wearing boots. I have always been told that short girls shouldn't wear tall boots because, obviously our legs aren't that long. The tall boots take away your leg line. 

Also - I have large calves; which means most boots just don't fit. 

And then I found these beauties from Old Navy. Wide calf boots, and I just had to have. I was nervous (so nervous) about wearing them. 

On Monday, Drew and I had our yearly pictures taken with Matt Malicote Photography and the amazing Kelsey. I wanted to rock the boots. I think they went well. I enjoyed wearing them and they made me feel more fall like. 

What do you think? Does your height matter when wearing boots?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

{Sale Day Fashion} Krieger Farms

Fall is here! Fall is here! 
It ended up being quite chilly this past weekend, and to be honest with you - I wasn't ready for it. 

I made a pit stop at Old Navy to pick up a black t-shirt because mine is buried in the month worth's of laundry in our basement. I found these great shirts on sale. So I picked up a few extra. 

Old Navy Waffle Knit shirt in Mint
Scarf: Old Navy (my husband picked out!)

Now onto sale day....
Sweater: Talbots/T-shirt: Old Navy/
Jeans: Seven by Lane Bryant/Necklace: ILY Couture

Until the next one...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

{Sale Day Fashion} Buckeye's Finest

It is Fall; which means another sale day. This past weekend we were in Ohio. It was a fairly warm and sunny day. 

Sweater: Talbots/ Jeans: Seven by Lane Bryant/Boots: Luchesse
Watch: Michael Kors/Necklace & Bracelet: ILY Couture

While I was shopping in Nashville at the outlets, I came across this 3/4 length sweater from Talbots. It is a great weight, and will allow me to wear it by itself (as seen here) or under jackets. They were 50% off, so I bought one in every color! 

I have got to get my fall and winter clothes out of storage in the basement. Those cooler nights are going to turn into cool, fall days soon. 

Have a great week!

Stop the Bullying!

I sat down to write my sale day fashion post, but was on Facebook and found a video that everyone seemed to be talking about. I stopped to take a look and it was completely in awe of what I saw. 

If you haven't seen this video yet, allow me to recap. This news anchor received an e-mail from a male viewer criticizing her weight and her "duty" to be aware of her weight because she was in the public eye. What a brave woman she was as she lashed out on him and rallied against bullying. It was quite inspirational. 

I can't imagine what kind of person who have the "balls" to write something like that and hit send. Really and truly - he shouldn't have balls, and I hope he doesn't have a wife. I am sure her confidence is wonderful then. 

I know how she feels. I have never been a skinny girl. I don't feel like I was ever bullied for how I looked, but I know others were "aware" of it. I admit I have moments where the clothes or society bothers me. No, its not great to be overweight, but more important is being comfortable and happy with yourself. Screw others. And that is exactly what this anchor said to her bully. 

Rally against bullying. For anything. For everything. Race, weight, sexual orientation, disabilities - no one deserves to be put through that. 

As I was finishing up someone posted this quote: 

Be thankful for all the difficult people in your life, and learn from them. They have shown you exactly who you dont want to be .....