Saturday, February 26, 2011

ABC Post

So I found this cute ABC post on a friend's blog so I decided to do one too. I hope everyone is enjoying there weekend. Things are good here at Hotel Indigo!!!

A. Age: 31

B. Bed size: Queen of course :)

C. Chore you hate: I hate all chores really, but the most hated is cleaning the bathroom and kitchen floors. They never seem to look clean!
D. Dogs: Love them all. Maycie and Hallye are my favorites. I will get one eventually.

E. Essential start to your day: Contacts-I am blind as a bat!

F. Favorite color: Pink and Green

G. Gold or silver: Silver – Silver-always. Of course I love white gold and platinum, but have never been a fan of yellow gold.

H. Height: 5’6. The shortest in my family and I love it!

I. Instruments you play: ummm does Ipod count? I played the trumpet in middle school.
J. Job title: Front Desk at Hotel Indigo-both locations in Nashville.

K. Kids: I LOVE kids but not sure if I want any of my own.
L. Live: Nashville.

M. Mom’s name: Pat

N. Nicknames: Borg, Sarbear, Sarakat, SKB

O. Overnight hospital stays: None (knock on wood)

P. Pet peeve: SLOW people. I mean slow talkers, slow drivers, etc.

Q. Quote from a movie: Big Mistake. Huge. I'm going shopping now. Pretty Woman of course.

R. Righty or Lefty: Right
S. Siblings: Little Sister Laura and 2 stepbrothers who I think of as brothers, Lane and Bo.

T. Time you wake up: I work 3 to 11 so usually 11 AM.
U. Underwear: Victoria's Secret PINK of course.

V. Vegetables you dislike: Radishes-I hate the texture.

W. What makes you run late: Anything and Everything.

X. X-rays Lots, but I have never brokedn anything.

Y. Yummy food you make: Mashed Potatoes

Z. Zoo animal favorite: I have no idea. I am so not a zoo person.
So that's just a little about me. Tell me about you!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


"Love me or hate me both are in my favor...If you love me I'll always be in your heart...If you hate me I'll always be in your mind." Shakespeare

Over the past couple of weeks some drastic changes have occurred in my life and all for the better!!! Change is always hard, but I have found that once you get to the other side life is usually better. Sometimes it is faster than other times and its always painful in some way, shape, or form, but once I reach the other side I always look back and see that the change was necessary.

This time changing bad habits was MUCH easier thanks to some very special people that I am blessed to have in my life. As an addict it is against my nature to ask for help. I will beat my head against a wall and try it my way until I hit absolute bottom. Not this time! I asked for help from a new friend and she helped me and has quickly become a bestie. I was straightforward, honest, and asked for help and it was so amazing-she helped me!!! I then called on an old friend that I haven't seen in a while, but holds a special place in my heart. We always connect right were we left off and this time was no exception. She lifted me up and I think I did the same for her in a number of ways. I love how God works like that. I needed both of them, but in a way I think they both needed me too.

This is a picture of my ultimate bff and me. We have been through thick and thin over the past 5 years and I must say, I love her more every day! I have never met a kinder person with a bigger heart. Last weekend she fell down the stairs and sprained both ankles! Fortunately one was a minor sprain, but the other ankle had previously been broken in 3 places, so reinjuring this ankle was not good. Needless to say, I have played nurse all week taking care of her, and it feels so good to be able to do that.

I love how 2 of my friends have taken such good care of me lately and because of this I was able to take care of Kat. I love to see how everything comes together and how God works. Believe me-if I had not asked for help, I would never be in the position to help Kat out right now.

I have been reminded of how important true friends are to me. There are always haters, doubters, fake people, two faced people, and jealous people. I have come across those in the past week as well and it all comes down to jealousy. I mean I am 31 years old and because I have become bff with a friend at work who is in a higher position than I am, she was told we shouldn't be friends. What the heck? Is this Kindergarten. My gut feeling is that she used to be close to another manager, they are not friends anymore, so the girl snitched on her!!! People-GROW UP!!!

So thank you all to the WONDERFUL people in my life that support me no matter what. Have friends made a difference in your life? Do they step up to the plate when you need them? Are you a good friend???

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Favorites!!!

So it is finally friday and I am off work-yay!!! I hope everyone has had a good week, I know I have. What a turn around from the hard ones I have been having lately, but I have to say I have learned a lot over the past couple of weeks. I have the best friends I could ask for and its so interesting when a crisis happens to see who steps up to the plate. Not everyone will or did for me, but the ones who did will be there for life.

In honor of Friday, here are some of my favorite things from this week.

University of Kentucky Basketball!!! I LOVE it and with March Madness approaching it is at the front of my mind. I actually got to watch 2 games this week (I am normally at work) and thought I might have a heart attack during the Vandy game. Since I live in Nashville this is a HUGE game for me. I am confident we will get them next time!

My new Hot Pink watch. Mine is very similar, but where it is black on this one mine is white. LOVE IT!!! A great addition to my spring wardrobe.

Said I would NEVER watch this show, that it looked stupid, but boy was I wrong. I LOVE it. My roomate got me watching it after the Superbowl, and I still wasn't impressed, but I liked the warblers (competing singing group) so I watched it again. Tuesday they did Justin Bieber and I was hooked! My poor roomie twisted both ankles on Saturday night and has been stuck on the couch. I went to Target and bought Season 1 and am hooked!!!

 This bar is here in Nashville and is owned by one of my favorite people, Phil Martin. It is sooooo much fun. We went Saturday night with a group of great people and have not had so much fun dancing and hanging out in a long time. The best part of Bourbon Street is my friend Jackie Wilson. Like her Facebook page here:!/pages/Miss-Jackie-Wilson-The-NEXT-American-IDOL/175158002527780. She is an AMAZING singer as you will see in the video below:

Jackie is also on American Idol this season. She has made it through all the rounds so far (even though they didn't show her this week) and will be on next week. So look for her and when its time, please vote. She is just as sweet as she is a talented musician.

Which leads me to my last favorite this week, which is American Idol Season 10. I HATED this show the past couple of years and didn't even watch it. Of course Jackie sparked my interest this year, but so did the new judges. I have always adored Jennifer Lopez and of course Steven Tyler. I have had so much fun watching them judge so far and it has made me like the show again. It is definitely different and they are such good critics. They bring a lot to the table and I am SO glad they made this change.

I will leave you with my girl Jackie's audition. You will see a lot more of this girl and I feel blessed just knowing her. PLEASE watch and vote for her.

I wish you all a warm and sunny weekend!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Feeling Pink and Preppy!

I did it! For three days now I have broken that relationship and I feel a little better each day. 3 days is not much in the grand scheme of things, but on the small scale, and in my life right now, it is SO much time! I won't say I am proud of myself for quite a while (like a year) but I can say I have done great up to this point. Now I must keep it going.

Now on to happier things! I don't know about anyone else, but that House Beautiful, the Power of Pink issue, made my month!!! I LOVED it. Just looking at those pages filled with pink really made me feel a lot better when I was sick. There was an article in there, "The Born Again Pinkster", that I just loved. My favorite point the author made was that Serotonin is pink. As soon as I read this there was a "ding, ding, ding" sound and something popped into place. That's it! Everytime I see pink my entire body just lights up. Every shade, every item, every use of pink just makes me smile. The entire issue made my soul light up! There was nothing better then picking up this magazine when I have been going through so much lately. My serotonin is most definitely pink and I am SO glad I am not the only one.

                                               Image courtesy of

The page in the issue that I hit that just made my day was the spotlight page on (drumroll please) Lilly Pulitzer for the HOME!!! OMG I was sooooooooooo excited. Hello Lilly for the home? What could be better? Everything on the page was ADORABLE. Just looking at the few items on the page, I was in heaven.
Of course everything can be purchased at

Some of my favorites, from what I have been able to find from the collection are:

How cute would this be in a sunroom or sun porch!

My serotonin just went HOT PINK!!! LOVE THIS!!!

I also adored everything on the Lilly page in the article above. All of it.

Here's to our future home's decked out in Lilly!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Not feeling so Preppy and Pink: Day 1

I hate giving up things that I love. Whether they are people, places, or things, but in order to change I have to break a huge relationship with something and possibly someone, that I love. As I reflect back on the past couple of years I can now see that my greatest love has been trying to lead to my demise. Day after day I depend on something that gives nothing back but heart ache, broken relationships, lost dreams, and missed opportunities.

Not to be cliche, but if these are the results of my actions than why you may ask, do I do the same thing over and over and expect different results? That's insanity right? Because I have a full fledged love for all things that lead me down the wrong path.

Granted, I have tried many times to break off this relationship. I even went for 2 whole years without touching it. However, life it me again and before I knew it my greatest love was back. This time it has stayed. Just like they all told me it would. It happened just like "they" all said.

But not me? I thought over and over. I am different. For God's sakes, I am not like these people! I mean hello I wear Lilly, I am a true prep, I graduated from UK, I know all the right people in all the right places and that is enough.

And that statement has gotten me so far. Its nice to find out when life turns bad, not one of those things could help me out. Not one of those things could make me a better person. None of those things comforted me or helped me to choose the right decision over the wrong one. Even with all of these things (so I told myself) I still did not know what to do. So for 3 years on and off I had a love affair with something that can kill me anyday, can take my job, all my friends away, my family away, all my money, my house, my car, everything. And still that wasn't enough.

So what is it going to take for me to end this relationship once and for all?

I hadn't even realized that I have been isolating. I won't talk to people on the phone if I can help it. I text whenever I can.

That is all going to change and this is day 1. I spent the weekend reaching out to people and it actually seems to be helping. Imagine that. I am with a very good friend of mine and she is helping me through along with her precious grandson and grandaughter. It is SO nice to get out of myself for a change. This is all day 1 and I know this blog is supposed to be about all things preppy, pink and green. But life throws me a yucky looking green sometimes, but I have realized for today, that I don't have to deal with it all by myself.

Hope you are all well.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pink and Green Thursday

Hello Everyone! Its my Favorite Post of the week, Pink and Green Thursday! Below are some of my favorites from the Lilly Spring Collection. Hope you all are having a FABULOUS day!!!

Hope you found a smile today!!! I want ALL of these! Keyword here is WANT!!!



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Thoughts!!!

So I visited the Lilly Blog today and it always makes me so happy!!! Its so colorful and happy and makes me long for Summer! Especially the pic that they had posted on there today:

I mean how can you not smile when you see this pic??? Palm beach of course, but any beach will make me smile! I wish this was my patio at home, how wonderful would that be. Of course as we all know Lilly launched there spring line last week or the week below. I am not in the position to buy anything right now, I have to admit I always look for deals and really don't care what season they are from, but I LOVE my Lilly.

So I tried to post pics of some of my FAVS in the spring collection, but no luck! I will have to try again later. Anything pink, green, or Lilly makes me smile!

What makes you smile? Are there certain things that evoke instant happiness for you?



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Unfortunately, today has not been my day. Without going into to much detail, I have made some bad mistakes in the past few months and they are catching up with me. Someone that I love very much told me last night that she was done with me. I don't blame her. I feel like I am done with myself. Now comes the hard part...change.

The word itself evokes such strong emotions in me, it literally makes me sick. I do know that life cannot go on the same and that every time I have made a big change it has hurt like hell, but has been worth it in the end. I messed up again and I am so tired of making the wrong choices. It sounds so easy, just make good choices, do the right thing, and everything will work out. If only life were that simple. The difference this time is that I have a new work family now and I know they love me unconditionally. Asking for help is the hardest thing for anybody to do, but as an addict it is so much tougher. I followed all suggestions and lived like I was supposed to for 2 years and of course it worked. I don't have a problem drinking and never had, but the other things tend to get me in trouble.

Anyway, I reached out to help today to Laurie, the head of my work family, and what a blessing she is to me. Of course I happen to fall apart when she is out of town, but even from 1000 miles away she is helping me and I am so grateful. I forgot what it was like to have people that really and truly care about me. I know I have these amazing people in my life, but I did reach out today and she, along with some other amazing people I have here at work, are helping me.

Ultimately, it is up to me, but support is something I have not had, nor am I used to, especially unconditional love. This is going to be a hard road, but I have done it before and I know I can do it again. I am so blessed to have wonderful angels in my life. Please say prayers for me as I begin this new journey. I am not ready to throw in the towel and thank God I have people in my life that help me remember that.

How do you react to change??? Do you have special angels in your life too???