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Weekend Weather Report

If you have anything planned this upcoming weekend in the great outdoors, be sure to grab a few extra layers and hit the store for a gallon of milk and maybe some eggs… 😉

 

This afternoon has been a rather cloudy one! Tonight, we can expect windchills up to 15 degrees around 5pm. Unfortunately, we will see those chills go down into the single digits by 9pm. Tonight’s low will be 33 degrees. Be sure to layer up tonight, Kentucky. It’ll be a cold one!

 

Looking into Saturday, we will see temps of about 30 in the morning hours. Thankfully, we aren’t expecting any rainfall. In fact, there’s a strong chance the sun may come out to play! The high for Saturday will be 43, dropping back down to the 30’s that evening. 

 

We suggest making a hot pot of chili or some homemade soup on Sunday because it’s looking to be a gloomy one. There is a 60 percent chance of rain and possible snow showers...

2023 Home Design Trends

There are lots of new trends starting to make their way into our homes in 2023.  If you are looking to renovate your home, this is the blog for you.

The first major trend we’re seeing this year is the return of bold colors. Over the past couple of years, we have seen a major increase in neutral colors—think greys, whites, and light browns. Now we are seeing colors in the wheelhouse of greens, blues and teals, and bright reds and pinks. These are tectonic changes we are seeing, which could be a psychological change in the masses wanting to look to a brighter future after the past few years.

Bringing the outdoors indoors has been a growing trend in the younger homeowner demographic. Pots and plants have found their way into living rooms and kitchens across the nation. This trend started in the apartment scene. With little outdoor space and greenery to be had, renters have been bringing a slice of Mother Earth into their apartment lifestyle. Now those renters...

2022 Real Estate Trends

Before we completely dive into the New Year, how about a quick recap on the Real Estate market in 2022!

 

The market certainly had its ups and downs this past year, which has been a common trend we’ve all seen since 2020. However, in 2022, the price of homes hit an all-time high. The national sales medium price was 433K with prices here in Lexington bouncing just over half that at 243k. Of course, this isn’t too surprising since we have seen a steady increase since lockdown. The demand sharply increased while the supply remained historically low.

 

Another sad but not surprising increase we all witnessed was the price of rent. We saw a substantial uptick due to the same lack of supply issues that are plaguing the housing market. Aiding this situation, though, is the 1.1 million rental units currently under construction in the United States at this moment. We’re hoping to see more affordable housing heading our way this year.

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How To Keep Your New Years Resolution

Time flies and we hope you enjoyed Christmas with your loved ones!

 

As 2023 is approaching, now is a good time to mentally prepare for the new year.

Here are our top 4 tips to get yourself set up for success in the upcoming 2023:

 

#1 Let Go of The Past Year

Whether you’ve had a stellar year or you’ve hit so many bumps you’re feeling defeated, it’s important to take a moment to honor the year past and then release it in preparation for the coming months.

 

#2 Honor Your Growth

After that reflection and releasing, it’s then important to acknowledge your growth (and get excited for the growth to come).

 

#3 Dream Big

One of the best pieces of advice we could give you is to not poke holes in your dreams; don’t naysay your goals or put limits on what you want to achieve.

 

#4 Break it Down

Break down your goals. Make big goals and small...

4 Christmas Decoration Trends 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While you’re are out shopping for loved ones and wrapping presents, you are going to want to make your humble abode just a little more festive. If you are not sure how to decorate your house, here are some of today’s hottest trends to help you get started.

1)      White Trees

If you are still “rocking around” that green tree, STOP! Green is OUT and white is IN. That’s right. The white Christmas trees are huge this year. No matter the color choice you make, the white tree will enhance those lights and create a bolder backdrop for your ornaments.

2)      Neutral Colors

Another reason the White tree is so hot is because... Neutrals! We. Love. Neutrals. Cream, champagne, and gold are a whole vibe right now. The neutral color pallets present...

Breeders Cup 2022 Guide

This year’s 2022 Breeders Cup race is finally upon us. Keeneland racetrack is the host of this year’s exciting event and there are plenty of equine events for horse lovers to get behind. The stakes are high and there is a star studded stable to put money on.  We are going to breakdown everything you need to know about this year’s race.

 

In the far most inside slot is the number 1 horse Tabia, trained by trainer Bob Baffert and being ridden by jockey Mike Smith there is a lot of Talent in this horse. Tabia has won 60 percent of his races and sits at 8-1 odds. Next is the 2 slot is the horse, Life is Good, this horse is trained by Todd A. Pletcher and jockeyed by Irad Ortiz Jr. This horse has earned over 4 million in total earning over it’s lifetime and has won 82 percent of his races. Sitting currently at 6-1 odds this horse is one to look out for in the big race. Next up is Happy Saver, trained also by Todd A. Pletcher this horse is sitting at 30-1 odds,...

Scarefest 2022

Are you a fan of frights, food, and fun? Then make plans to attend the 2022 Scarefest Horror and Paranormal Convention. This frighteningly fun event starts today and goes through the weekend, 10/21/22 – 10/23/22, at the Central Bank Center in Lexington, Kentucky.  This year’s convention will present many unearthly celebrities, host over one hundred vendors, entertainers, includes a film festival, and a terrifyingly competitive costume contest. There is plenty of spooky fun to be had this weekend.

For fans of Stranger Things season Four, you might recognize the headlining guest from his time playing the old man, Victor Creel. But many of us know him as one of the most iconic horror villains of all time, Freddy Kreuger from the Nightmare on Elm Street movie series. That’s right, Robert Englund will be attending this year’s convention. Horror fans rejoice for the chance to meet one of the foundational pillars of the slasher and psychological horror genres.

You will...

Football and Keeneland Double Dip

There hasn’t been a Saturday this exciting in a while! Keeneland is open, the horses are racing, the bourbon is flowing, and our Wildcats are preparing to kick some Mississippi State tail! If you had prior engagements this weekend, hit that cancel button because you do NOT want to miss out on this!!

Keeneland will be presenting the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Saturday afternoon. This historic race was inaugurated by the former Queen in 1984 and it is a tradition that lives on.  Look over your programs and get ready to place your bets! You’re in for a spectacular show.

(Visit www.keeneland.com to purchase your tickets ahead of time. Keeneland no longer sells tickets at the gate.)

But wait! Your entertainment doesn’t end with horses. They’re just the opening act of the weekend! Pocket your winnings, hop in the car, and head back home for a quick switch in attire. Take off the button down and throw on your jersey because...

Five Fun Fall Favorite Foods

Fall is finally here and it is time to start thinking of fun fall treats for your family and friends. These five recipes are a sure-fire way to brighten up any dinner or event. Put on your best apron and grab your whisk. Let’s get cooking!!

PUMPKIN PULL APART BREAD

  • First up is pull apart pumpkin bread. This bread is a wonderful addition to any meal. With a 15-minute prep and an hour of cook time, you won’t have to stand at the oven long. Below is the recipe as per Pillsbury’s website. 

SWEET POTATOE SHEPHERDS PIE

  • This next recipe is a fan favorite. A fall twist on a classic dish, a sweet potato shepherd’s pie. If you’re not familiar with a shepherd’s pie, it is a casserole style dish of meat and vegetables topped with mashed potatoes....

Hurricane Ian Relief and How You Can Help

Hurricane Ian has touched down in Florida, bringing life threatening storms, powerful winds, and the possibility of flash floods. Most of Florida, and southern states, such as South Carolina and North Carolina have been affected by the hurricane. Sadly, Hurricane Ian has devastated people’s houses and belongings. We must all come together to help those in need. If you are looking to donate, here are some ways you can help.

 

American Red Cross is taking donations to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian. The American Red Cross program helps aid in disaster relief all throughout the country and even the whole world. Every single penny will go to help families during these trying times. If you are looking to donate, go to www.redcross.org.

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Music Makes You Lose Control

Are you looking for the best and trendiest spot for Lexington and Bluegrass culture? Well, look no further than The Burl. Located in the heart of Lexington’s distillery district, The Burl is a one stop shop for food, live music, and games. Originally built in 1926 as a loading dock for Texaco Oil, The Burl has deep roots in Bluegrass and classic Americana culture, which provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for their patrons today.

 

The menu for The Burl is full of classics such as a double patty smash burger and a pork belly Cubano. They also offer a fresh market salad, spicy noodles with chili sauce and onions, and a charred broccoli grilled cheese. Also, for you early birds out there, they offer an amazing brunch menu. Favorites such as a cinnamon roll with pecans, fluffy pancakes, and biscuits and gravy can be found. If you are looking for something a little different you can try their amazing breakfast burrito with steak, peppers, and potatoes or their breakfast burger sandwiched between...

2022 Essential Tailgating Tips

Football season IS HERE and we are SO excited! Why you ask? TAILGATING! There’s nothing better than gathering with your friends and family to get hyped for the upcoming game while playing cornhole, sharing laughs and enjoying the company! Turn up that music, eat a few wings and dance a little! There aren’t any rules to how you tailgate, the goal is to just have some fun!! But we’d love to share some tips with you on ways to BOOST your tailgating experience!

 

1. Bring your favorite speaker

Create a fun playlist on your phone and grab a good Bluetooth speaker for the outdoors. If there’s one thing that can bring your tailgate party up a few levels, it’s good music! Get your friends to dance along and break out of their shells. Most importantly, make sure it’s charged!

2. GRUB

You absolutely cannot tailgate properly without the perfect finger food/munchie menu! If you’re hosting the party, you must have a spectacular buffet prepared!...

Tips On How To Help With the Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief

On Thursday, July 28th, many people in Eastern Kentucky woke up to devastating floods that tore through the region. Sadly, we lost 37 lives due to the flooding and loved ones are still missing. The flooding has torn families apart and left many stranded, but Kentuckians are strong and have banded together to help one another pull through this disaster. If you are looking to donate to the relief fund, here are some ways you can help.

Governor Beshear has stated that a monetary donation and gift cards are the most helpful at this time. Gift cards to Walmart, Kroger, and other grocery stores will help those impacted to buy groceries and other necessities they are currently without. The Governor has also discouraged people from donating clothing because there isn’t a need at this time. Plus, it takes up too much space with little to no storage available. Anyone with trade skills such as construction, plumbing, and electrical work are encouraged to reach out to help in building back the businesses and homes lost...

Lexington Restaurant Week

This week is the popular Lexington Restaurant Week, an annual event held in Lexington every year. Restaurant Week is an event where 30 restaurants unite to promote what has made them so successful.  The event sponsored by Central Bank, Maker’s Mark, and WKYT will last two weekends this summer from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 31. Diners get to sample a range of delicious options at set prices of $19, $29, and $39. We are excited to see this year’s lineup. Let us tell you about a few of the 30 restaurants and what they have on their lineup this week

 

 

 

Malone’s

Hamburg – 1920 Pleasant Ridge Drive

Landsdowne – 3347 Tates Creek Road

Palomar – 3735 Palomar Centre Drive

        Malone’s is offering different options for their starters, salads, entrees, and desserts. For their starters, you can pick from Malone’s Steak and Potato Soup, Vegetable Roll, or Buffalo Shrimp. Their salad options...

Lexington Burger Week 2021

This week is the famous Lexington Burger Week, an annual event held in Lexington every second week of July. Burger week is a meat lovers dream with 26 restaurants participating this year. All throughout the week of July 5- July 11, burgers at participating locations will be a special burger that is not on their regular menus and will be priced at 6 dollars. There is a burger, a unique one of a kind burger for everyone, here are some of the burgers we have our eye on. 

 

The Killer Bee Burger

This burger can be found at Big City Pizza located at 2312 Sir Barton Way #110. The Killer Bee Burger is a 100% black angus beef patty topped with house pepper jack beer cheese, bacon crumble, and bourbon glaze on a brioche bun. 

The Veggie Hot Brown Burger ...

Fun Fourth Of July Treats For Your Holiday Weekend

The Fourth of July is finally upon us. That means every neighborhood is throwing barbecues, shooting off fireworks and having good old fashioned family fun! What is more fun than a tasty patriotic treat? Get ready to spark up your holiday weekend with these explosive patriotic treats that are fun for the whole family!

 

American Flag Cake

Get ready for this delicious and festive American flag cake. A tasty mix of cake, strawberries, and blueberries are sure to sweeten up your holiday weekend!

 

Red...

Governor Beshear Signs NIL Orders, What is Kentucky’s Future?

 

By Taylor Hatton

 

           Yesterday afternoon Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear, signed an executive order, banning colleges in the state of Kentucky from restricting student athletes from receiving fair compensation for their name, image, and likeness. The controversial law will be going into effect July 1st, and comes just a couple of days after the monumental Supreme Court ruling in the case National College Athletic Association v. Alston, in which the Court decided in a 9-0 decision that the NCAA could not withhold relatively small payments to student athletes. Now for context, the Supreme Court case was in reference to items such as books, laptops, and other educational needs, but the collegiate sports world all knew it was just a matter of time before the big changes started to happen. 

           The state of Kentucky...

Keys To Buying A House In The Current Real Estate Market

Keys To Buying A House In The Current Real Estate Market  

By: Taylor Hatton

        The current Lexington Real Estate market can be a buyer's nightmare right now. There are an immense amount of buyers and not enough houses being put on the market. So this means quick turnaround times from the listing upload to when it goes under contract. But there are ways to maneuver through the market and increase your chances of finding your perfect home in this volatile market. 

 

        The first key thing you need to know in this market is that you MUST know what you want. You need to have already weighed out your pros and cons and what you want and don’t want in your house....

5 Fun Springtime Ways To Decorate Your Home

5 Fun Springtime Ways to Decorate Your Home

By Taylor Hatton



       Spring has sprung and the weather is starting to turn beautiful. It is time to start decorating your home. Whether it is decorating your front porch or expanding your garden, there are a lot of fun ways to spruce up your house this spring. 

 

  • Umbrella Door Hanger

       Looking for a fun springtime way to greet your neighbors? Check out this fun and easy DIY trinket that is an eyecatcher. It makes everyone in the neighborhood feel cordial and is welcoming to anyone who stops by. 

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The 7 Best Things To Do In Lexington Kentucky

The 7 Best Things to do In Lexington 

By: Taylor Hatton

 

       Lexington Kentucky is a beautiful city with a vast array of places to visit. There are charming rural landscapes and a bustling city life. Whether you are new to Lexington or a local looking for something fun and exciting to do on the weekend. This is your one stop shop for the best that Lexington has to offer. 

       Keeneland is home to some of the most beautiful sights Central Kentucky has to offer. The racehorse track was founded in 1936. Keeneland has been entertaining the Bluegrass for almost 100 years. You can bring your whole family to Keeneland and experience the excitement of the track. With races going on all day there...