May 27, 2015

Viva Nashvegas

Last weekend's trip to Nashville was the Bomb.com
Some highlights included...

Getting lost looking for antique stores in Franklin
Sipping grapefruit shandy in our favorite beer garden
Hands down the best burger + sweet potato fries we've ever had
Randomly stumbling across Musicians Corner outdoor music festival in Centennial Park
Long walks through the dreamy 12 South neighborhood looking for MIA T.Swift
Sweet tater pancakes at The Pancake Pantry
Checking out the famous Honky Tonks on Broadway
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams grand re-opening {holy Brown Butter Almond Brittle!}
Pretending to be Elvis at RCA Studio B
Scoping out Belle Meade for our dream southern mansion
Drowning ourselves in whiskey caramel lattes and hipster vibes at Barista Parlor
Taking in the hiking views at Lake Radnor State Park
Playing cards while waiting for our turn to fried chicken it up at Loveless Cafe 
Driving through Percy Warner Park forests, windows down, taking in smells of oak and hickory

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Nashville, we see you! They don't call you Nashvegas just for the heck of it, and you sure didn't disappoint. Thanks for the memories - The Evanses will be back {with boots on} soon! 

A very special shout out to the following awesome bloggers who tookt he time to e-mail me awesome suggestions. You will each be receiving a puppy and a lifetime supply of Jeni's! 

Megan @ Chasing Davies
Candace Zarcore
Julie @ Wally & Jules
Rachel @ The Easley Family


What fun trips are YOU excited about taking this summer?

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May 26, 2015

Top 15 Workout Songs That Keep Me Moving

Good morning ya'll! 
I don't know about you gals, but today I'm feeling a little sluggish. As much as I don't feel like getting back into that healthy groove, I think today is a good day for a fresh start... especially post-vacay pallooza.

After being cooped up all winter, I was more than ready to be outside again the first day the sunshine returned. I reached the point where I was tired of justifying that eating a vat of macaroni and cheese (hello comfort food!) and watching 6 episodes of Girls in one night is a necessity.

Do you ever reach that point where being lazy is not fun anymore? 
When that scoop (or three...) of Ben & Jerry's no longer tastes as sweet as you thought, and you're terrified that you're going to break the elastic on your favorite yoga pants that have miraculously survived 7 years post-college?

Yup. I hit that point the first week in April, and feeling it again after a long weekend of vacation indulgences (vacation recap coming tomorrow!). Today I'm very thankful for great weather, renewed motivation, exercise buddies, and this new playlist that keeps me going!




Past Favorite Playlists...


HEREHEREHEREHERE, & HERE (The Ultimate Cardio Playlist)



What tunes keep you moving this month?

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May 22, 2015

Nashville or Bust


"We started to believe our dreams, and we just kept driving right past the exit.
Throwing our cellphones out of the window, yelling at the city goodbye we won't miss you." 

- Avalanche City // "Drive On"

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Time to get lost for a bit.
Happy { l o n g } weekend, adventurers!

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May 18, 2015

Mingle Monday Blog Link-Up!

Happy Monday to you! 
I hope you are properly caffeinated and ready to take on the weekday grind before a 3-day weekend. I could not be more ready for Friday already... helllllooooo Nashville!

Well I hope you all had a great, relaxing weekend. Did anyone do anything noteworthy? Graduations? Showers? So glad you dropped by - looking forward to catching up!

   

HOW TO MINGLE

 ** Only 3 easy rules - that's all I ask! **


1) Link-up your blog below.

2) Share a link to Mingle Monday on your post or give a social media shout out.
 
3) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below:
** What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? **




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May 11, 2015

Mingle Monday Blog Link-Up!

Hey y'all!
Happy Mother's Day to all you hot mamas out there! Did anyone do anything fun to celebrate? My mom picked a visit to a delicious burger shack, shopping at the cutest new discovery in KC, and people watching at Loose park (we may or may not have seen a crazy man walking around with a yellow boa constrictor). It was the perfect day!

And we celebrated with Adam's side of the fam last night by cooking out burgers and having a mellow night in catching up. So much fun!

So happy you're here. So glad you're you. Can't wait to catch up!
Please be careful to read the super easy steps below! :)

   

HOW TO MINGLE

 ** Only 3 easy rules - that's all I ask! **


1) Link-up your blog below.

2) Share a link to Mingle Monday on your post or give a social media shout out.
 
3) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below:
** With Nashville around the corner... what is your top travel advice? **

{I am all about drinking lots of water and grabbing hand sanitizer + good mags!}



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May 7, 2015

Gratitude Lately

Lately I'm thankful for rosy blooms that make home homier.

For Saturday coffee & toasty dates where the bakers know your name.

For photos from sissy in far away places.


For learning new things that make my creative soul happy.

For spring weather with great views.

For favorite coffee shops that feel like home.

For local made goods and the heart behind them.

For parents who know how to party,

For dog park Sundays and an adventurous one that loves mud puddles.


For the cute freckles on his eyelids and that kind heart that makes marriage such a blessing.


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Here's to gratitude and how it makes life fuller, and the smallest things more than enough. As always, thanks for the inspiration, Today's Letters!

  //  What are you thankful for today? //


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May 4, 2015

Mingle Monday Blog Link-Up!

Hey y'all!
Welcome back to the week day grind. Everyone doing okay this morning? Aside from freaking out when I found a tiny spider on my robe (nooooo!), the rest of the morning has been unexpectedly pleasant. I woke up looking rested, the morning went smoothly, and all green lights. How lucky can a girl get on a Monday?

It's all about the little things.

Thank you so much for dropping by. It was fun getting a glimpse at your weekends via Instagram. We had a great weekend - lots of fun activities with the fam, slept in like middle schoolers, got some outdoorsy time in, and enjoyed relaxing - you can check out the madness here. 

Thanks for dropping by to Mingle today! Will you help me spread the word? The more the merrier - can't wait to catch up!

   

HOW TO MINGLE

 ** Only 3 easy rules - that's all I ask! **


1) Link-up your blog below.

2) Share a link to Mingle Monday on your post or give a social media shout out.
 
3) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below:


** Do you have a green thumb? If so, what's your favorite thing to plant/grow? **

{I am all about succulents... no matter how hard I try, I can't kill them!}


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