Hi! We are Jen and Tricia. Two chicks who really enjoy life, each other, and a good cup of chai. Over the last five years we have forged a friendship we call “sisters separated at birth”. We have so much in common, both growing up in Lexington, attending the same high school (not at the same time), and having fond memories of the growing state of Kentucky. Over time, we have discovered that we have much in common as well as the desire to share our joys and experiences with you.
Some of our interests are different, but we believe that brings just one more unique element to our blog. We hope you enjoy our discoveries of “lovely locals”, a series that highlights local businesses and local people. We sure will enjoy discovering them!
Sometimes in life things don’t always go as planned. Seems like just as we get our bearings, we’re thrown a curve ball. Our instincts are to duck for cover or even run away. As fast as we can. We’re pretty good at it. It comes from many years of practice.
There...Read More »
Our Evening With the Chicks event this past Friday was a success! Despite the threat of bad weather we had a great turnout and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. There was plenty to keep us all busy — making an iPad stand, shopping at Magpie, visiting with friends both new...Read More »
I vividly remember the scenes play out in my head as my elementary school teacher was teaching us about the history behind the National Anthem. The scenes of my imagination watched Francis Scott Key witness a terrible battle in 1812 and as he witnesses, putting pen to paper and writing a...Read More »
Amazing Women. Amazing Friends.
“I’m glad I came. I almost didn’t, but I’m glad I did,” said Ashley.
If you didn’t meet Ashley, you really missed out. She is brand new to this area and has stories beyond stories to tell about her worldly adventures she has experienced with her...Read More »
In case you can’t tell, we are STOKED about our Chicks’ Night Out. We’re doing all the behind the scenes work, getting everything together, and anxiously awaiting Friday night. So much to do!
I have to share — this is a little out of my comfort zone. I’m what I like...Read More »
WOW, things sure have changed in the past six months! A year ago things were vastly different than they were six months before that. The one thing that has been a constant through everything is my “flock of chicks”. Those friendships have been my rock when I was falling over...Read More »
Chicks With Chai Event
As time draws near and we start finalizing some of our ideas and plans, more come flowing in. There is so much we want to share with you all. There is so much excitement around the idea of meeting each of you!
One thing we...Read More »
Adult friendships are hard…
Will you be my friend?
Why in the world is that so hard to say to another adult?
Why is it so hard to make adult friendships out in the workforce?
Is it pride? Is it a lack of confidence? Is it fear?
We are not really sure what...Read More »
If you like chai, these chai cupcakes are AMAZING! They aren’t that difficult to make and have a wonderful flavor to them. For the icing I like my Memaw’s recipe for buttercream icing, but you can really use any kind of vanilla-type icing you want.
2/3 cup powder (instant)...Read More »
So, I had a meltdown last night. It has been a while since I’ve had one this bad. There was uncontrollable crying, a sense of worthlessness, and just downright exhaustion. I am sure the holidays had a lot to do with it, running raged...Read More »
Depression – Sincerest Thank You
I recently attended a great Christmas party full of friends that I choose to run in the cold with early in the morning before work a couple of times a week. These people are my dearest friends with whom I seem to share almost anything with. I...Read More »
Gratefulness Doesn’t Do It Justice
I cannot begin to express the gratefulness I have in my heart right now. So many of you reached out to me about my post on depression and I just want to thank you for doing so. It wasn’t an easy post to write,...Read More »
Depression Sucks Is an Understatement
written by Tricia
It seems the more I am open about it, the better I feel. Every time I disclose the super personal information to someone, I find a new friend who seems to have suffered through something very similar. But alone. Nobody...Read More »
written by Tricia
Have you ever used the r-word? Does it bother you when you hear someone else use it? If you were to replace that word in a sentence with another, what word would you use? Probably not a very good one. Which...Read More »
Chai is one of the best drinks ever invented (says me). There was a time a few years ago where I HAD to have a chai latte every single day. Not sure what would happen if I didn’t — I think I was too afraid to think of the consequences...Read More »
I made a new friend over the weekend….yay! Her name is Karen and she was delightful. She and her husband, Gene, were at a mutual friend’s Derby party and we bonded over bourbon punch (which is delicious, by the way).
Karen and I bonded immediately. She (like me) has a lot...Read More »
So, I am in the mood to write about doing something for others. All because I feel like I get caught up in my own life and don’t stop and appreciate what others have gone through to get where they are. It’s hard to step outside your own life and...Read More »
My Dog Has Glaucoma
Glaucoma is no joke. It takes an eye… it takes your peace of mind. My dog’s eye was taken two years ago due to glaucoma causing the pressure in her eye to go through the roof. It was a rough road. I can’t look at...Read More »
What will your random act of kindness be? What will you decide to do for others on World Down Syndrome Day?
I love doing random acts of kindness. I remember walking through my college campus one night on my way home from the college newspaper, and picking flowers off a tree...Read More »
Birdman now has 3 Oscars attached to its name! Honestly, I watched a lot of amazing movies this past year, 2014 was an amazing year for movies, and my favorites list (which I will be posting soon) changed constantly, but after one viewing of Birdman, I knew it wasn’t only...Read More »