For Thanksgiving, we traveled up to Nashville, TN to spend the holiday with Davey’s mom and brother. It was such a wonderful trip and it was so nice to be back in Nashville. Both of our hearts are in the city and we long for the day that we can be there permanently! On our way back to Texas on Sunday, I wore this comfy outfit for the long travel day ahead. Little did I know that our 9 hour drive would turn into a 14 hour one! Right outside of Memphis we hit bad traffic and we didn’t get home until almost 3am. Blah. This outfit was a comfy one to travel in, lots of layers and stretchy fabrics help to maintain comfort throughout the drive. I think after a certain amount of time in a car though, nothing is comfortable anymore!
What is your favorite outfit for a long car ride?
Chambray: Polo (old)
Top: Target (old)
Pants: Banana Republic (here)
Boots: Target (similar here)
Happy Friday everyone!!! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you should! But if not, here are some pictures from life lately..
knitting by the fire in Nashville
our beautiful mantle my mom put together for us
I LOVE my ceramic Starbucks mug with my re-purposed sweater mug sleeve
our beautiful Christmas tree
I just adore this ornament
mini pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving that were a hit!
so thankful for our first Thanksgiving as a married couple
our silly great dane
the awesome bar cart frame that handsome made for me!
our cargo carrier that handsome made for our jeep
a family picture 🙂
loaded with wedding stuff and ready to head back to Texas!
I absolutely love fall. It is definitely my season! I love the rich colors and lots of layers to keep warm. Thanksgiving in Nashville last week surely did not disappoint! The temperatures were cold and perfect for snuggly layers and lots of time by the fire! I absolutely adore this top from Loft. The navy is a great color for fall/winter and the sheerness of it gives it a whimsical feel for layering. Plus, it’s a longer top which is great with skinny jeans but thin enough to be tucked into a skirt or pants. I realized when taking these pictures that my entire outfit is from Loft! I may have a problem..
Sweater: Loft (here)
Top: Loft (similar here)
Cami: Loft (here)
Pants: Loft (corduroys here)
Boots: Target (old, like these!)
Bracelets: Charming Charlie/Gifted
Ah! Normalcy has returned! We are finally all moved and (somewhat) settled. I hate moving but this one was exciting as we were moving WAY up in the world from where we were living. Our house is adorably retro but we just are so happy. Plus, it is a new decorating challenge for me to try and play into the retro feel. I will be posting pictures soon.
First, we went to Nashville weekend before last to meet with our Pastor and do some pre-marriage counseling. This was something that was very important to us as we wanted a Pastor that put a lot of interest into our relationship and making sure it was a healthy one before marriage. It was a great weekend and so nice to be back “home” for a couple of days.
This coming weekend I head to Salt Lake City to do my final fitting for my wedding dress! EEK! I am SO excited to see it and actually be able to bring it home with me! It will be a fun-filled weekend with my best friend, Heather, her hubby, Tappan, my mother and her mother! Can’t wait to do some shopping for dresses for my mom, hike and enjoy the 100 degree heat sans humidity. Boy, my hair is in for a treat!
I am SO excited to start doing more food blog posts though. With a bigger kitchen, I have more room for cooking projects and ability to take better pictures! Stay tuned!
Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks to catch you up on what we have been up to!
A really PINK smart car that is always parked at my gym
Invitations are done and sent! Phew!
Um, a hilarious picture of my brother-in-law to be that I can’t stop giggling at.
A beautiful boat ride in Nashville to lunch
My handsome hubby-to-be in some sweet shades
Some delicious cornmeal coated catfish in Nashville
My adorable hubby-to-be. I pray our kids get his curly blonde hair
Yup, the kitten has weaseled his way into the house every night now.
Tazzer is in heaven on our new patio – outdoors and shade!
Our first day of opening RSVP cards! With Starbucks of course..
This past weekend, My mom and I went to Nashville to do some wedding planning. Because I am currently in Texas and she is in North Carolina, this will probably be the only weekend we have before the wedding to actually plan stuff! It was a packed weekend full of laughs, tears, joy and lots of food!!! I just love Nashville, it’s such a wonderful city with all kinds of things to do and explore. We stayed away from music row this trip as we wanted more quiet and time to really think out and plan stuff for the wedding. Thursday night we went to Whiskey Kitchen for dinner. What an awesome place! We sat at the bar and ordered a bunch of appetizers to share since neither of us were really hungry. Aptly named, they have a lot of great whiskey drinks so we sampled some! At handsome and I’s wedding we are having a signature cocktail and have been debating for awhile about what to make for it. We asked the bartender what a great but simple whiskey drink would be and he whipped up a couple for us to try! My favorite (and hopefully our signature drink) is Jack Daniels (for Tennessee, of course), a splash of homemade ginger simple syrup and a squeeze of lemon. I thought it would be way too strong but I LOVED it. It was the perfect balance and I think a great option for our wedding. By the way, if you ever find yourself in Nashville and want to try Whiskey Kitchen, their Sweet Potato Fries and The Aristocrat wings were AMAZING! I apologize for the shameless selfie below too…
Friday was a whirlwind day. I really wanted to get a picture of my outfit cause it was super cute but alas, I forgot! Ah well, it will be another outfit for another day! We started off with cake tasting at Dulce Desserts and I am so freaking excited about our dessert bar, I can’t stand it! Dulce makes some unbelievable cake flavors and their buttercream icing is to die for! Can’t wait to see all of that set up the way we envisioned it! After indulging on lots of cake, we walked around the Nashville Farmer’s Market then headed off to Franklin, TN and ate a quick bite at Merridee’s Breadbasket which was fantastic. They have some great desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth! Franklin is such a cute little town with a bustling downtown area and lots of awesome shops. However, we had to run off to our hair trial at Wedding 101,which is a neat studio where a bride can get everything she needs in one place for her wedding! I love my hair/makeup lady for the wedding so much. She did a fabulous job and I know she will make me look beautiful for our wedding day! After exploring Franklin for a bit, we headed back to Nashville and ate at Puckett’s for dinner. Oh my is this place delicious. Just home cookin’ type food. We tried the BBQ and the Fried Chicken. I’m not a big fan of Fried Chicken but this was DELICIOUS. Sufficiently stuffed, we headed back to our hotel to do some logistical planning for the wedding.
Saturday was mainly spent at the venue trying our rehearsal dinner food (YUM!) and touring the site for details we needed planned out. I am so excited about getting married about this BEAUTIFUL spot. Hachland Hill Vineyards is our dream location and I know it will be perfect! Below are a couple of pictures of the barn where our reception will be held. Isn’t it beautiful!? That night was spent with Handsome’s mom, Lia, at her house just having some needed girl time. We are so fortunate that our mothers get along and I know it will be a great friendship from here on out!
All in all, a great weekend. I am so excited about our wedding and can’t believe it’s only 6 months away. It can’t come soon enough!
Hope you all have a great week!!