Five Things

In yet another testament to how lucky I am to have many great friends keeping me distracted from the ‘coulda, woulda, shouldas’ of the week , It’s been a busy few days. Between exploring new places, the front porch visitors (my porch is quickly becoming the greatest new hangout in Nashville – you heard it here first), and a couple walkable happy hours, my idle hands have been tied – in the best of ways.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights of my week:

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While we were hiking last week at Cummins Falls, I received a message from a friend asking if I wanted to run a half marathon in October. The Middle Half usually sells out in a few hours and is a race I’ve always meant to do but never seem to remember to sign up in time. Thanks to the reminder, I was able to and I now officially have my next half marathon on the schedule. Also, if I finish in the middle I receive a prize, so fingers crossed that I remain as average as possible.

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Tyler and I maintained our ‘get out of dodge’ mentality throughout last weekend and Sunday we found ourselves taking a drive on the Natchez Trace over to a tiny little town called Leiper’s Fork. I never watched the Andy Griffith show, but if I had, this is what I would imagine Mayberry to look like in real-life. We spent a few hours meandering through the small shops and galleries and had a fantastic lunch at Joe Natural’s. A sweet and relaxing way to spend the day.

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I have found that there is always a plethora of fun things to be done in this town, and so when I came across Symphony Under the Stars, I knew I wanted to check it out. I whipped up some picnic-ey food, threw in a box of wine and made quite a lovely evening out of it while listening to the Nashville Symphony do their beautiful thing.

photo copy 2I am lucky enough to live in a neighborhood that has its own Farmer’s Market every Tuesday afternoon. I’m also lucky enough to live in a neighborhood within walking distance to several restaurants that offer a fantastic happy hour. So after buying my goods at the market, I took my bag of organic produce, and walked up to meet a friend for a cocktail. On the walk over, I made note of how absolutely stereotypical I looked (stuff white people like style) and snapped a selfie of my chambray-covered self with my beet greens poking out of the top of my bag. Such. A. Poser.

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It’s a well-known Southern fact that drinks just taste better out of Mason Jars. So when I realized that I had all the fixings to whip up some home-made margaritas, (try this recipe) I dubbed them Mason Jar Margos, and happily get my tequila fix while – you guessed it – sitting on my front porch.

There is something to be said about a Southern front porch.

Now as I look out the window to see the rain falling, I can’t help but hope that it will stick around for a bit so I can get some serious work done without craving the outside and also make a movie night curled up on the couch with my sweet pup a bit more cozy. Have a great weekend everyone.

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3 thoughts on “Five Things

  1. Flag day fudgescicle day your are going to have to seek out the finest fudgesciles in Nashville…. Have you tried the famous Popsicle shop in Nashville?!:) if you do ,review please!!!!!

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