Happy Thanksgiving Week! Our family has a few Thanksgiving traditions -- we watch the Macy's parade, the dog show, and have dinner at the same time every year. One of our most recent traditions is Black Friday (and Small Business Saturday) shopping! The ladies in our family put on our tackiest Christmas sweaters and load … Continue reading A Local Guide To Small Business Saturday
I wrote this essay in December 2017 to use for a college application. I rewrote a few parts to reflect what I have learned, felt, and experienced since writing the original piece. This is one of my most passionate pieces I have ever composed. I hope you enjoy it. --------- June 26, 2014, Annie Lowrey … Continue reading What’s Really The Matter With Eastern Kentucky
I'm not one to happily wake up at 6:45 in the morning on a Monday to get ready and go to school. I'm definitely not one to happily wake up at 6:45 in the morning on a Saturday to get ready and do just about anything. But, as my Instagram post* said, if it involves … Continue reading Rollin’ on the River
As a grade schooler I was always so excited to walk "the big halls" of the high school. I went to a K-12 school for a few years -- which is on the same campus my college is on (you can read more about my thoughts on that here) -- and there was one high … Continue reading The Small Boutique You Need To Shop At This Summer
In the county I have grown up in, everybody knows everybody; as of 2015, we only had around 15,600 residents. In the county seat (Wikipedia also ironically refers to it as the county's "largest city"), we have the option of choosing between three fast food chains and three locally owned restaurants. On weekends, there isn't … Continue reading A Little Bit About My Small Town College Life
One of my friends from Lexington is coming to visit me for a vacation this summer, so I started thinking of things to plan for her to make her trip to East Kentucky unforgettable. Here’s a list of things that every Eastern Kentuckian (and visitor) should do! Whether you’re bored this summer and planning a … Continue reading The Ultimate East Kentucky Bucket List
Hey guys! Although I wanted to go straight into blogging about my life, I figured it was only fair I let you know about who I am first. I'll be brief, but I just wanted a post that will break the ice! I'm Callie and I was born and raised right here in southeast Kentucky. … Continue reading My First Blog Post!