July 24, 2014

Life Lately

Mind dump begins here:

1.  We have been working so much lately.  Last night, the thunder started and it was just the excuse I needed to put down my computer and sit with the pups.  Quincy is afraid of storms and like to be under a blanket on your lap (and this is the dog that never likes to be held.)  Lola decided it looked comfy, so she crawled on my lap too.  I was just so damn happy... although my face looks a little creepy.

2.  You should probably save this recipe in your favorites and eat it next time you need some comfort mac & cheese.  I was in heaven Tuesday night while I inhaled so much of this.  Amazing.

3.  I am not a big fan of talking on the phone, but I have had a few extra long conversations this week with girlfriends and sisters all over the country and it gave me super good feelings.  I miss them all the time, but being able to catch up uninterrupted and laugh for an hour while drinking a glass of wine makes it easier (even if it's not face to face.)

4.  My niece is 6 today.  We miss those kiddos so much, but we get to see them in a few weeks.  Plus, thanks to Amazon Prime, I know that her gifts are arriving today.  We stick with this rule when buying gifts:  Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read.  It rhymes so it's easy to remember.

5.  This summer is FLYING by and I haven't sat on a front porch yet.  WTF?

6.  Finally, I desperately need your help.  I have never taken a vacation without researching the top things to do and see and eat.  We are leaving tomorrow and I haven't googled one thing to do.

So, PLEASE, send me all your recommendations on restaurants, places to see and things to do.  Send me all your favorite country songs for my plane ride playlist.  We are celebrating a friend's wedding on Sunday, but we have 2 full days to explore this city that we've heard so much about, but never been to.  Please help.


  1. OH Nashville. I havent explored the city since I was a kid, so other than the Bluebird Cafe (thanks, Nashville TV Show) i dont know what to recommend as far as that goes. But playlist? You must have Luke Bryan, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, FGL (haters gon' hate, i love) Brantley Gilbert, and Miranda/Carrie's duet!

  2. I've never been to Nashville, but I hope you have a blast!

  3. Whoop! Happy travels this weekend!

    We stick to that rule with our nephews too. Easy and fun!

    The poor dogs with the summer thunderstorms. I'm glad they forced you to slow your roll. You've had it going on this week!

    Pinned the mac & cheese, I'm always looking for alternative recipes.

  4. That mac and cheese <333 Ugh, I want it right now. Thanks for the recipe!

    I wish I had Nashville recommendations! I've always wanted to visit, so I'm looking forward to reading about your trip. My suggestion is to find a porch to relax on :)

    Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen and Springsteen by Eric Church are my two playlist suggestions!

  5. i've never been to nashville but i'm sure you're going to have a great time there anyway!

    Vodka and Soda

  6. Please please please eat at Husk. I have never been but have heard great things and it is on my must list!

    And I went to the country music hall of fame when I was a kid and thought it was really cool. Not sure how it would be for an adult but you never know...

  7. Ohh I don't have any Nashville recommendations because its still tops on my list of places I want to go. So I'll be counting on you to fill me in!

  8. Happy birthday to your niece!!! :D
    I love Nashville... we go every summer... I'm actually going in a couple of weeks. Tootsies and Legends are the shit but go during the day... at night they're so packed you'll literally feel like a sardine! haha

  9. I just want you to have the best time ever in Nashville and then come back and tell me all about it, so I can be even more excited for my trip in August. I think I've given you my recommendations already, but obv text me if you're still curious!

  10. Well, check red cowboy boots off of your list. HAHA

  11. I have not been to Nashville so I can't wait to read your blog report on it!


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