Western Kentucky

  • Dry Ground: Brewing Hops and History | Her Life in Ruins

    Dry Ground: Brewing Hops and History

    When you think of Kentucky, one of the first things that probably comes to mind is bourbon. But, did you know that the state also has tons of awesome craft breweries? Today, I’m giving y’all an inside look at one of my favorite breweries here in the Bluegrass: Dry Ground. I’m absolutely obsessed with Dry Ground because everything they do is rooted in history! They’re super committed to supporting the…

  • Why You Should Visit the Adsmore Museum | Her Life in Ruins

    Why You Should Visit the Adsmore Museum

    I have always been a pretty major fan of historic homes and home tours (which you know if you’ve read my post on Savannah!). My love affair with historic homes began when I was pretty young and my grandmother would take me to the Adsmore Museum in Princeton, Kentucky, a short drive from my hometown. Recently, we returned to the Adsmore Museum for a tour, reigniting my love for the…

  • Idgie's Sunflower Farm: A Burst of Sunshine in Western Kentucky | Her Life in Ruins

    Idgie’s Sunflower Farm: A Burst of Sunshine in Western Kentucky

    Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Idgie’s Sunflower Farm, a family owned and operated sunflower farm in Nebo, Kentucky, right by my hometown. I was able to sit down with the owners of Idgie’s, Daryl and Kim Patton, to chat about their farm. I was so surprised (and excited!) about what I learned from them! Why Sunflowers? The Patton’s are HUGE nature lovers! This year, they started planting sunflowers…