Wednesday, June 6, 2012


As you can tell from the following photos, I am getting quite excited to visit my family of the west. My Cousin is getting married. He's the son of my daddy's first cousin, so you figure the whole 2nd, 3rd, whatever thing. We've visited them over the years (summer between 2nd and 3rd grades, summer between 9th and 10th grade, and once by myself in college). It's been 8 years since I've been last, I am so excited. A lot in life has happened since I've seen these dear family memebers, and I can't wait to hug them most of all.

 Seeing Lumsden Farms on this invitation, honestly, made me smile from the inside out. I grew up on Lumsden Farms (of the east). This is the Lumsden Farms of the west. The wedding is at their home, and let's be real, it's one of the most gorgeous properties I've ever been. The weather they have there grows the most beautiful plants and flowers a garden could ever dream of.

Cheers to Oregon. I. CAN. NOT. WAIT!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012


I downloaded Instagram on my phone a while ago, but recently I find myself using it a little more. Here are a few a my favorites!

Gus and Tank - East Weekend

 Gus and Tank - Not to Sure about their new pool

Usually not into self photography, but playing around with a photo and thought just the eye was cool.

Hair Appointment

My Trusty old UGA anorak- Bulldawg Pride

I just love my Tanky

And of course I love my old fella Gus. He loves me to the moon and back and loves resting on me anyway he can. 

That's a little of my life recently in Instagram photos.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012



I just realized that it's been since February since I posted last. I need to get better. That's a new goal. Take time at least once a week to share, bitch, soap box speak, or just reflect.

Yes...I took a jar of icing and spooned out was easier and let messy that stabbing myself with a knife.

Hope your day is more pleasant that a jar of icing....that will be relocated to....places that will be hard to work off.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Lesson of Fashion

I'm by far no expert in fashion, fashion is a hobby. You can see some of my fun things on Pinterest. I am not going to lie though, I would love to have a side business of styling people, helping them edit their closets, and taking the clothes they already have and putting together great outfits. Most people don't realize the potential that they already have in their closets. It's just getting their brain out of the box of solids.

I would like to share some things I've learned over the years. Some are from my own mistakes.

Things you should save and spend the money on:
1. Purses
2. Shoes
3. A good pair of jeans

Things you should NOT spend much money on:
1. Basics like tank tops
2.Things that are trendy that year
3. Costume jewelry

I may shop a lot, but the only thing I will consider paying full price for is designer purse, a good pair of shoes, and jeans. Most everything I purchase is on sale, with the exception of things I get from H&M and Forever 21, mainly because everything is so cheap already and they never really put anything on sale.

The reason for spending money on purses and shoes is that not matter what's going on in your life, they will FIT! You know those days where you want to wear your fat pants! I have two designer purses in my closet now, and I saved for them. The satisfaction of spending that kind of money is that I will have it forever, and I will be able to pass it on to my daughter (if I have one) or grand daughter. They really are an investment if you don't buy trendy designer pieces, but stick to classic styles.

Don't spend much money on shirts. Reason...they don't take the beating of a lot of wear well. I want to shake those ladies that just because they can spend $100 on a cotton shirt, they do. It's a waste of money....go to Forever 21 and find something similar for less than $20!

When it comes to costume jewelry...I LOVE!! My two favorite places to find great inexpensive (I mean necklaces for $10) items is Forever 21 and H&M. They really do have some good stuff. I have one necklace that I spent less than $10 on from F21 back in 2007...I get the most complements on it than I do anything else. There is this necklace that I have been swooning over from J Crew, their bubble necklace, I have a hard time imaging myself spending $150 on it. So I rediscovered eBay. If you click on the ebay link, it'll take you to the jcrew bubble necklace search. Happy Shopping! I bought the red one for $19.99 and free shipping. Why spend $150 on a trendy necklace!! If there is something you want and it's out of your price online for'll find it and at a great savings.

Happy Shopping! If you ever have any questions, let me know. Tweet me - @KellyLHumlan I offer free advice. :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Blazin' the Oregon Trail

I got the save the date for a cousin's wedding this summer. This wedding takes place in Oregon.

Usually, a trip that far away we'd just send a gift, but we are jumping at the opportunity to go out West!

The plan is fly into Portland, work our way down to the Jacksonville area via rental car, and fly back to Charlotte from Medford. Here are a few places planned for the stop...we'll hit all the breweries and wineries in between.

Of course we'll be spending some time in Jacksonville which is near our cousins home. The wedding will be at their home in Applegate...which might be one of the prettiest places I have ever visited in my life. I can't wait to take my husband out there.

The is a trip I feel like my Dad is pushing me to go on. Ever get those weird feelings that you know is coming from up above? This is one of them.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Twit Pic

If you follow me on twitter you would have seen this picture I posted the other day. If you don't, my handle is @KellyLHumlan.

This picture and saying is a reminder on bad days that if Britney spears can make it through shaving her head, hitting paparazzi with an umbrella and other bat sh!$ crazy things she did in 2007, I can make it through this day, this week!!

Remember, your bad days could be worse, it could be Britney's 2007!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Humor- A Day Late

Yesterday I sent an email with the picture below to some co-workers. My caption was, "What are the odds that their human mother is single?"

Some day after Valentine's day humor. Can't go wrong with dear 'ol Maxine!!