Stock the House Divided with Louisville Stoneware!

I've always wondered how those "House Divided" people do it.

via Etsy seller Sporting Standouts
I mean, if my beau and I had different team allegiances, we'd just have to watch basketball and football in different rooms of the house. Or maybe in different houses. But, I've always wondered about how you stock a house in enough team gear for two. I mean, we have Kentucky Wildcats Tervis Tumblers and UK serving platters and homemade quilts. And then there's the shirts -- oh the shirts. It's nothing this time of year for us to have a full laundry load of Kentucky blue every week.

My grandma made this. Sweet, isn't it?
But, if you live in a "House Divided", do you try to keep an even supply of fan gear? Is it one Cardinal Red wreath for every Kentucky blue flag? Do buy duplicates in both fan colors? The mind reels. It could easily be a pricey scenario to have split loyalties.

Our friends at Louisville Stoneware asked us to let y'all know about a fun promotion they're running in-store this week for all Cats and Cards fans. All in-stock, regularly priced UK and U of L merchandise is 20% off. It's a great deal, and a great way to stock up on gorgeous pieces like that Chip and Dip platter I love.



We'd love to hear from y'all: Do you live in a "House Divided"? How do you decorate it?

Match My Monogram

I love monograms. My initials are on EVERYTHING I own. At one point, I even had a "monogrammed" car.


It's a Southern girl thing. Like Reece Witherspoon once said, 
My sheets are monogrammed, so is my silverware and pretty much everything else I own. My rule is, if it's not moving, monogram it.
This is all great, but sometimes I change my mind.


Recently, I've realized that my monogrammed Vera Bradley "shack pack" screams "sorority girl going home for the weekend." Now, that isn't exactly the image I want to convey. I'm slowly retiring  the flowery, girly pieces out of the rotation in favor of classic L.L. Bean Boat and Tote Bags.




The only problem? I have no idea what to do with a perfectly good bag that just happens to scream "HCW".


I was so excited to hear from Katy Chambers, the owner of Match My Monogram, an online marketplace for new and gently-used monogrammed goods. What a great idea! If you take your husband's name, or your no-longer-little baby hits a growth spurt,  then you can find someone to love those custom pieces as much as you do!


Match My Monogram is a great way to buy monogrammed items as well. Not only can you find new and like-new items from individual sellers, they also serve as a custom clearinghouse for many businesses that create personalized products and may have too many old samples or unfortunate monogram mishaps. It's a great place to find customized items at a discount!

I think you'll love Match My Monogram. I really enjoy being able to see what other HCWs have for sale. It's a great place to buy and sell kids' items, too. I love the idea of reusing these custom birthday banners! It's great to know that all the love, planning and expense put into these items will be paid forward!


Match My Monogram is offering a special discount for HerKentucky readers. For the next month (through March 5th), you can use the discount code HERKENTUCKY20 for 20% off the entire site! 


What do you monogram?