Adventures in Travel - Nashville, TN

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+ Flying with Wrigley was easier than anticipated. The most difficult part of the whole weekend was waiting at the gate prior to getting on the plane. He was so squirmy! 

- Driving on highways that aren’t well lit is extremely annoying 

+ Seeing Christina (one of my best friends from high school youth group) was overdue and so welcome. Even though we haven’t physically been in the same place in almost 4 years, it was as if no time had passed.

- Wrigley and Collins (Christina’s dog) were obsessed with each other from the moment we walked in the door. 

- E being sick was probably the lowest point of the trip. Thank goodness for CVS Minute Clinic.

+ Franklin really is the cutest small town in Tennessee. AND the chicken salad at Merridee’s was some of the best that I have ever had. 

+ Nickel Creek killed it. E has seen them live 15+ times and he said that this is the best he has ever heard them sound. They played (almost) all of my favorite songs, and the Ryman is one of the best venues I have ever been to. Also, if you haven’t heard my favorite song of their new album, I suggest listening to it now

- Dog owners that can’t control their animals at the dog park.

+ Brunch at Husk was out of this world. I’m still thinking about the sliced country ham and pickled green tomatoes. If you are ever in Nashville, this is one restaurant that you shouldn’t absolutely make time for. (Plus, our waitress was named Elyse AND she brought us free champagne for my birthday. Both plusses in my book)

Jeni’s Ice Cream. Enough said. 

+ Birthday drinks at Patterson House with Christina. It felt like I had been transported back to the 1920’s and the drinks were works of art. 

- Breakfast at Jackson’s was disappointing, but sitting outside in the sun with the pup was a plus. 

+ An easy trip back to DC without any travel mishaps. 

+ Already planning (mentally) our next trip to Music City

I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.

Audrey Hepburn * Lipstick.com (via glamour)
littlejandthecity:

Happy Opening Day!!

Let’s Go Nats! 

littlejandthecity:

Happy Opening Day!!

Let’s Go Nats! 

Young and Hungry just wrote about my favorite dish from Rose’s Luxury…uni scrambled eggs. The dish was so simple, yet so decedent. 
Click here to read more about this bowl of deliciousness. 

Young and Hungry just wrote about my favorite dish from Rose’s Luxury…uni scrambled eggs. The dish was so simple, yet so decedent. 

Click here to read more about this bowl of deliciousness. 

This photo is from a dinner E and I attended a few weeks ago. I didn’t even know that it has been taken, but it certainly put a smile on my face when it unexpectedly showed up in my inbox this morning.

This photo is from a dinner E and I attended a few weeks ago. I didn’t even know that it has been taken, but it certainly put a smile on my face when it unexpectedly showed up in my inbox this morning.

- Still thinking about Saturday’s incredible dinner at Rose’s Luxury. If you live in DC and haven’t gone yet, I highly recommend carving some time out of your schedule to stop by. (FYI - we got there at 5pm to put our name in and we were seated by 6:45)

- I’m obsessing over the current color on my nails - OPI Scores a Goal. It’s perfect for this awful in between Winter/Spring weather we have been having. 

- Speaking of the weather…the whole snow thing is getting pretty old. I am beyond ready for spring. (Mother Nature can you hear me?)

- We’re less than a week away from Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation here in DC. It’s an incredible event that benefits an extremely worthy cause. (and all the food & drink you could want!) If any of you are interested in going, please send me a private message so I can send you the friends & family discount code for 20% off the ticket price. 

- Wedding planning is going along swimmingly (for the most part). We’ve got the venue/hotel, the photographer, musician and the private room for dinner reserved. And I (thankfully) have my dress and we have picked out our ketubah and our rabbi (not that there was every any question as to who would perform our ceremony). Next on the list is invitations and flowers. Does anyone have any recommendations? 

- It is also worth noting that getting Wrigley was one of the best decisions E and I have ever made. He brings so much happiness and joy into our lives. (How could anyone resist that face?) 

The lovely people at NPR have posted a sneak peek of Nickel Creek’s first album in 9 years. 
I’m now even more excited for our trip to Nashville to see them next month! 

The lovely people at NPR have posted a sneak peek of Nickel Creek’s first album in 9 years. 

I’m now even more excited for our trip to Nashville to see them next month! 

I’m totally jumping on this TBT bandwagon. 
Just a note - this wasn’t my high school’s prom. Oh no, I skipped that (I went Junior year…the year my class hosted) and went to prom at the school across town. I don’t regret that decision one tiny bit.
And that dress is my mom’s and I still have it in my closet (sorry, mom). 

I’m totally jumping on this TBT bandwagon. 

Just a note - this wasn’t my high school’s prom. Oh no, I skipped that (I went Junior year…the year my class hosted) and went to prom at the school across town. I don’t regret that decision one tiny bit.

And that dress is my mom’s and I still have it in my closet (sorry, mom). 

tbridge:


Bryce Harper is huge, and he clearly got that way via Samoas and Thin Mints.
Like a boss.
Bats in one hand, cookies in the other. The myth of Harper rises.
Photo by Sheahin/Souza for WJFK, used without permission, please don’t sue me, I’ll happily get you a box of cookies of your own.


A man after my own heart. 

tbridge:

Bryce Harper is huge, and he clearly got that way via Samoas and Thin Mints.

Like a boss.

Bats in one hand, cookies in the other. The myth of Harper rises.

Photo by Sheahin/Souza for WJFK, used without permission, please don’t sue me, I’ll happily get you a box of cookies of your own.

A man after my own heart. 

Yep. 

Yep. 

Hypothetical Question

If you were attending a large conference (with amazing speakers!) and they were utilizing Tumblr as a social media platform, what would YOU want to see on their page? 

  • GIFS? 
  • Video? 
  • Quotes from the speakers?
  • Links to more info? 
  • Something else?
Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel & The Roots Sing Let It Go from Frozen (w/ Classroom Instruments)
You’re welcome.

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Shake it, Meryl, shake it!
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Bless you, o Craigslist Gods, for helping me find my dream bed at 1/3 the original price. 

Bless you, o Craigslist Gods, for helping me find my dream bed at 1/3 the original price. 

fallontonight:

Brian Williams Raps “Rapper’s Delight”

Brian Williams is rapping “Rapper’s Delight” - and this time, he brought some friends to the party. 

TGIF!