10.11.2009

Hello monday.....

Good morning {or evening....} and happy day to you. I'm going on my 4th day home with the children...yes...they had a 4 day weekend....lucky kids.


Part of living in the midwest...means that when there is a festival in town....the kids get an extra day off.....so that maybe we might attend the so-called festival......needless to say.......


it was a rocking 40 degrees here this weekend........


which means.....i had to dig into the closets looking for jackets and hats.....


which then got me into the .......


throw everything that has to do with summer into a large bin.....


clothes strewn everywhere......


goodwill bags accumulating....


then... my horns started popping out.....


my eyes started turning a shade of red....


and.it's.not.even.halloween.


I admit...i get a little crazy when it comes to organizing.


I actually tackled 3 closets....and a pantry this weekend.....


which means a lot of downtime for the kids....or in better words
translates to....


fighting.


But...the good news is....


i snuck away....because i needed some more.....


knee high socks!














oh...


yes.....


i know they look like the $18 dollar knee highs from ANTHRO....


but alas...


they ARE NOT.







I wear my boots from the beginning of October all the way.......


till April.........


and i wear.....


KNEE HIGH SOCKS.......


because i love how they PEEK out from the top.


Silly...maybe....








but....when you can get them at good ole target for around $6 a pair...then...


i can buy 3 pairs for the price i would have bought them at Anthro for....


ya know.....


just trying to save a buck.......or two......

{are you a knee high type of girl ??}


Okay.


on to other exciting news.....


i'm in the middle of planning something.


SOMETHING EXCITING.


Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with a revelation....a dream....


well....


i did.....


i dreamed of having an evening


with you girls....


full of inspiration.....


talking about ...


anything....


or everything.....


about life....about dreams....


about wants....and if's.....


I promise to share more details soon.......


really.....


but i will be opening up my home on December 5th...


for an evening of good food....maybe..just maybe....


some great wine......

time to mingle...time to create....

time to talk....time to feel inspired....


a special guest to help us make some beautiful jewelry....


oh...and some fabulous gifts for you from some of my sponsors...


just for you.

An inspired evening.


Ticketing will be limited....but i will let you know more..


really soon.


i promise.










whew....

so....how was your weekend....did you purge and tie your children up like i did....

no....

i didn't think so....



Oh...

one more thing....the winner of Simply me day is:

Rachel of little nest!

{email me and i will forward your info to Jamie...and thank you Jamie....you are SO generous!}



xo

89 comments:

Olive Rue said...

Thank you Kasey. Love the knee sock photos too.

The Flying Bee said...

Yes! I buy my knee high socks from there. I love them! Oh, and so excited about your very special evening.

xo,
Adrienne

Beach Vintage said...

Great socks and a great idea/dream you have.

Nozomi said...

Hi, Kasey!
Thank you for visiting my blog:)
LOVE those knee high socks!!!!!!!!
And your blog,too :) Your blog is so lovely!!!!!

LuLu said...

Yep, i'm a knee high sock gal too, have stipped ones on right now under my fa la la pj pants...
Your "idea" sound absolutely down right intriguing!!!
xo,
LuLu

Tonia Hobbs said...

I love the knee highs. . . I have never worn them. I know that is probably sinful. But they look really great! I will look into them!

Amy said...

I am going to run, not walk, but run to Target. Oh how I LOVE Target!... and I love knee highs. Live in them with my boots during the winter.

Thanks for sharing the find!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I absolutely adore knee high socks that peak out of boots, and I own some of my own Targetanthroesque socks. Love them. I also organized closets and painted French words on my bureau drawers to make them more appealing. And yes, my kids also fought. We have so much in common :).

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I haven't worn knee socks in years, but I do remember the days when I did. They sure make knee hi's a lot more fashionable than they used too, that's for sure. It's a good day for me when I've managed to organize a closet. Today was actually a very good day!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I cleaned my refrigerator...does that count? I think I need you to dress me. I love your style, all the skirts and boots. You just look so cute. I want to branch out with my fashion or lack thereof.

I would love to come to your enchanted evening thing. Sounds like soooo much fun. Why do you live in Illinois and I don't??

Pat said...

Hi Kasey,
Love the idea of an inspired evening. Would the invites be open to even those of us who do have a blog? I hope so. Love knee socks too even though I am a little elderly for them. Who cares, still wear them!!
Always love your blog,you are the best!
Pat

Pat said...

Me again.... sorry about the typo, meant to write the invites open to those of us who DO NOT have blogs.
Pat

Martha said...

I love knee high socks...but my problem is skirts to wear them with:)...and love how they peak above the boots too...and your evening sounds just splendid...you have the best ideas...I may say...you do indeed!

stacey said...

Hi! i'm really looking forward to what you are planning for dec. 5th...
i live in chicago and find that there aren't too many events for us like-minded gals here. we have some good flea markets (kane and grayslake) but that'a bout it it seems. i would love to do a boutique flea market or barn/farm type show, but i live in the city and space is very limited. will you be doing any shows from your home soon? if you're interested in collaborating with a fellow chicagoan ever, let me know or check out my blog....

-stacey
asortoffairytalegirl.blogspot.com

Jill said...

It's on my calendar. You are awesome - I love your crazy ideas in the middle of the night and happy and honored to be a part of it. And yes, I am a knee sock girl too - bought 6 pairs at Nordstrom Rack this week!
Jill

The Flying Bee said...

Me again...just back to say congrats on making it to over 1000!

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

$6 at Target, REALLY? I'm so there tomorrow!! I don't wear them as cute as you do, peeking out from boots, but I love that they're cute for me... even hiding under my jeans!

Katie said...

I LOVE your boots!! Where did you get them?

Ali said...

Oh my! I adore your boots and ALL of the cute knee-high socks too! I am currently purging my little ones closet. She has so much stuff and it is too cute and little to get rid of! I keep thinking that I should save it just in case we have another one someday! Does that make me a hoarder? Have a great day!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

KAY-SEE......

December 5th.

gotta go - you know what I gotta do...

xoxo

Tattered Goods said...

Kasey, you are the SAUCE Girl friend. You make me want to run out and get some knee highs and boots ;) this look is smashingly chic and casual. I hope you had a great 4 day weekend and that this week brings you joy.

Sheila

Tamara said...

I have never been a knee high girl. But, you have "inspired" me to try...

A.Love said...

do ya need gifts from your sponsors? i know one personally!

Kristen said...

I love knee highs. My favs are a pair of pink and black argyles from Kohl's.

My kids were sick all week and my six yr. fell down the stairs and split his head open. Rough week for/with the kiddos.

Julie Harward said...

I love your knee socks..the lacy tops sticking out of the boots is way cute! I wear them with my cowboy boots through the winter so the boots don't rub on my leg. Love-em!
Come say hi :D

Julie said...

I was totally at target today...wish I would have looked at the socks. Very cute of course.

We too are going through summer/fall clothes...great fun...

The Whispering Creek House said...

Your so lucky to have great legs! mine are chubby and would do dammage to others if I let them out in public..I think that the knee socks rock and maybe I can talk to my daughter and she can wear them and I can live through her LOL ..very cute post!

Florence said...

I haven't worn knee highs since high school and college, are they coming back in style, oh heck I don't care if they aren't in style I would go and buy some any way. I think I will go to our Target tomorrow. I hope your weekend was great. Florence

Sarah said...

Love the knee socks :)

I've always thought I could never pull them off,
I love how you wear them peeking out of boots!

{ L } said...

I just tackled the job this weekend of switching clothes for the season (even have the goodwill bag of old clothes!)too!

An evening like that would be so enjoyable and super fun, especially during the holidays.

vicki archer said...

They look so cute...I love those knee socks, xv.

Tiffany said...

Those have got to be the cutest knee socks ever! LOVE them! You totally can pull off stuff that so many people cannot! Those boots look great!

I actually went through my girl's closet this weekend and put everything that has to do with summer in a garbage bag. I got all of her winter clothes out of the basement and so her closet is officially winterized! It was too much fun!

Anne Marie said...

add parisienne farmgirl to your e-vite - she lives near us - well, you -

and I am going to target for those socks immediately - and where did you get those boots? - like those too -

Paddywack Designs said...

I've apparently got to get some knee high socks because they look fabulous... the rest of my body has gone to hell but my calves are still looking fine.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Dang it Kasey...why do you live so far away! You know I would love to come to your soiree. I'm seriously doubting I can fly in for the event though. sigh.

As for the socks....LOVE THEM. NEED SOME. WALKING OUT THE DOOR TO TARGET RIGHT NOW. Oops! Still in my jammies. Better get dressed first! And too bad I have ugly knees. Yep, ugly knees. Still need the socks though.

;-)

Jingle said...

I was just eyeing those same socks at Target yesterday! THey are SO cute!

Leah C said...

When I was in junior high, my mother insisted I wear knee highs with skirts and I detested them...then! But, I must say, you look so stylish in your socks; perhaps I should give them a second chance:) Cute boots, too!
Whew...so glad you survived the 4-day weekend with the kiddos, and that they survived, too;)

PS~Erin said...

I love the socks peeking out of the boots, and those boots: I'm in love with them. Details, please.

Your Inspired Evening sounds so nice... I so wish I was closer.

It was just me and my little guy this weekend, so there was no fighting. It's amazing how they can be little angels when it's one on one.

Cathi said...

Love your inspired evening...kneehighs and boots are fabulous!! have a wonderful day!

PamperingBeki said...

You just described my weekend, exactly.

Crazy kids.
Clothes everywhere.
Sorting. Organizing.

Whew.

Holly said...

I love the kneehighs peeking out the tops of the boots:) I too grew up in the midwest;)

Simply Me Art said...

I Love Knee High's, I just ordered some last week from Urban Outfitters, can't wait for them to get here. Congratulations to the Winner, can't wait to see what she wants!! Thank you again, this was fun...Jamie

Jboo said...

LOVE knee-high socks! Think I need some boots like yours -- esp. since we had snow, yes snow, on Saturday!

Janet

Lissa said...

I wish I could come to your inspired evening! So can you email me and tell me where you got your socks so I can *copy* you?? I bought some yesterday at tj maxx for me trip but they're just plain. Cute knee high socks sticking out of boots is one of my favorite looks in the whole world! LOVE those grey boots. LOVE. And the skirt.... the top grey and cream socks are my fave!!!! xoxo

paige said...

so fun to see your little dream plan coming to fruition!

love the socks
all of them
xo

truly blessed said...

Kasey, those socks are fabulous!!! And those boots....the part i could see....love the ruffles!!!♥ wish you lived in the south, i'd love an evening of girl chatter and creativity. you know, you'd love the south. old homes and dreamy antiques. what'cha think?

Jen from Windy Ridge said...

I am a knee high type of girl, bought meself 2 pair of the lace trimmed knee highs from Anthro in Carmel and they remain my favorites. Can't believe you don't want a goat.

Tara said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! You have quite a lovely site yourself! And the knee socks? Adorable!

jules said...

Kasey...you are working those knee highs perfectly...
Four days with busy kids?...no long weekend in this neck of the globe, but we did take took our teenage boys to a Barn Sale...it was well worth the "how much longer mom"...a couple times I did have to tell them not to hover next to me...all for the love of vintage!!!!

Laura said...

my 4 kids are home today and I think I need a therapist and anti depressant. they are really pissing me off.

and I am in such a bad mood and in SUCH need of a vacation that when I read about your gathering on Dec 5 my reaction was "I AM GOING!!!!!!!!!! AND I WILL BRING CAKE!!!!!!!!!!"

and then I remembered that I had to sell my clothes to pay rent last week...

oh well...

a girl can dream....

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my, how I would LOVE to come to your gathering. I just might! How far are you from Columbus?

So...you tied up your kids this weekend too? :)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh! I forgot, those knee socks are f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s. Not sure I could pull them off, though. they look adorable on you.

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Love the socks, Kasey. Great shopping tip. xo

Jeni said...

After reading your adorable post I had to rush out and get those socks. Super cute. Thanks for sharing. It's getting pretty cold here in Utah too. Here's to keeping our piggies warm.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I wore knee socks all through HS as I went to a private school and had a uniform that they were part of, so I haven't wore them since...or a weskit or a plaid skirt for that matter..all uniform requirements ...lol

They do look cute under your nice boots!

I saw your lovely give away gifts on Rue's blog. They are all wonderful!

Morgan said...

I love your knee high socks and the boots also!

It was cold here this weekend as well and I had to bring out Mason's winter clothes as well!

Bay said...

Ohhh Kasey!!!!!
I have those socks. ALL OF THEM.
I am wearing the tan cable knit ones with the little yellow bows on the side today, with my boots!!!
Aren't they just the cutest and well within the budget. Gotta love it.
Oh how I wish I could come to your inspired evening...can't wait to hear the details though.

Sarah said...

You need good knees for knee highs don't you? I'm afraid of that.

Brandie said...

NOOOOOO!!!!!! Kasey, say it ain't so! I was reading this post getting all excited for this event when I saw what I think said December 5th. I am just about in tears here. December 5th is Aidan's birthday:( Surely you meant December 6th, right? Right? Why is God so determined for me to never get out there?!


Anywhoo, I share your knee high love. It makes me feel like a school girl.

I really hope that it was just a typo...

~Valentina~ said...

I love the knee highs :) I wish I can use some right now... but is hot in Miami!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Yep...I'm a knee high wearer too {is wearer a word?}.

B said...

Lovin' those knee socks! And am soooo excited about your news, will your trans-atlantic friends be able to take part too? I do hope so!

B x

Wendi said...

Must know where you got those gorg gray boots too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rue said...

I haven't worn knee socks in years, but I think I might have to now. Besides, I think Rich might like that ;)

The inspired evening sounds fun!

xoxo,
rue

Jessica Haley said...

It's so funny b/c I don't really "know you know you" but when I saw those socks 2 weeks ago, the first pair, being grey and white and all... I thought, hmm, lola b. Funny.

Anyway, wish I could come to your party. Hubby's in wine... I'd bring lots of big bold reds. *sigh* Raise your glass for me!

jules said...

oh, there is room for that daybed...I am just waitin for my first paypal request...j

Simone said...

Great post....you always make me smile. I can clean/sort/purge cupboards all day too....it's right up there on my Top 10 Activities list I think!

And those sock are so cute....am going to have to find me some of those!!! Great boots too. I am having to do some work before Paris I can see....might need a stylist ;)

Your December evening sounds wonderful.....how lovely....

And finally....congratulations on your 1000 plus followers.....wow! I think that probably qualifies you for your own convention now ;)
Well done you, clever girl xo

Sarah said...

I love the lacey knee high socks! Those are at Target? I need a pair!!
Also, where did you get your boots? I am looking for a pair, but already being 5'9" it is tough to find when the style right now seems to lean towards 3-4" heels! Those are adorable!

Okay, I have enough notice, I might just be able to swing the December 5th event!!! Gasp! No football and you aren't THAT far away! I must come this time!!! Save a spot for me please! :)

Jerri said...

Lovin' the knee highs! Don't know if I have room in my boots for them, ha ha....
Can't wait for your inspired evening...how fun!!

McMaster and Storm said...

the attic, the closets the purging.....darcy & I went through this too. I knew it was time when I was rummaging around for zach's clothes in a rubbermaid tub. uggh.

cute sockies, knee highs I will check to see if our Target is as cool as your Target up North.

chat soon,
k& d too

paperbird said...

I love your knee socks. If I had cute knees like yours I would wear them all the time :)

mtrafica said...

Love the socks...and the grey boots!! Where'd you get them, what kind are they??

littlebyrd said...

super super cute socks! Whenever I buy knee highs they are all dark and argyle or striped and not very feminine...I might need to change that ;0

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Oh fun! I am a crazy crazy organizer. Love the socks too.
I thought of you yesterday while browsing Anthro in Oakbrook. But, I had the kid with me - not so much fun. The girls love the store, the boy - not in the least. But, I did visit Tiffany's. : )

Tara said...

love the knee socks, I just bought some for myself...as I am boot wearer through the winter...it rained today, can you believe it! :)

Juliet Elizabeth said...

can i please have the blue knee socks? i went to target just to find them. they didn't have 'em. boohoo! :P

paperhill said...

want to come organize some of my closets? love the knee socks!

JoAnn said...

Target should pay you commission. I totally ran out and bought knee high socks to wear with my boots. Thanks for the style tip!

Katie said...

Your rock those socks!! They look super cute on you! On my 5'2" frame, probably not so much! lol

Stacey said...

LOVE the socks - I too just bought these lovely knee highs from target!!! I bought the ones with the tuquoise flowers and the ones with lace on top and the ones with the line up that back - LOVE them!!! Love your boots - soooooooooo cute!

Alyssa said...

Target, really?!?! Going!!

a little bit vintage said...

LOVE your knee high socks...cute, cute, cute! Especially the ones with the lace at the top! ;)

Smiles,
Rachel

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

Goodness Gracious I want me some of those knee socks. I have those same boots so a trip to Target is an absolute must!!

Jacqueline said...

I am full of admiration....to sort out , was it three, closets. That is one job that I hate and I put it off until I can't close the door anymore !!!!
You look great in your 'knee highs'. I don't think that I would pull it off !!!!
Good luck with your preparations for your 'inspired evening', even though this Brit wouldn't be able to join in the fun !!!! XXXX

Kelly Berkey said...

I love your knee highs, going to have to go out and get some! I usually wear stockings with my boots, but this looks like fun too!
Beautiful blog, I enjoy your humor!
Kelly

amber renee said...

THIS is amazing a breathtaking. love the sweet and delicate photographs.

happily exploring around the blog community because i'm new (been meaning to introduce myself!) and finding new friends and blogs -- would love to swap links or anything.

xxoo

shopruche.com said...

OwWW That's the cutest coat! Perfect for Ruche! ;)

erin said...

love these socks! i'd even pair them with tights!

Lindsey said...

I had no idea Target had such cute knee socks! I love Target! I don't know if I've ever commented before! I have just started to make a point to do so! I really do like your blog!

BTW-I love your boots! Do you mind if I ask what brand they are? Love them! :)