sky blue cafe and tomatoes…

sky blue cafe is a gem in east nashville.  i found it thanks to scoutmob app on my iPhone.  it is nestled on historic fatherland street.  it is PRECIOUS.  i like to frequent it now.  🙂  i KNOW you all are planning on coming to the tomato festival this coming weekend.  that post was so brilliant that you cannot contain yourself and made travel arrangements.  you are welcome 🙂  on your way to the tomato festival, there are lots of places you could go and visit. ... Read More

i don’t know how to thump a watermelon…

so, i wanted to know if my watermelon was ripe.  my friends told me to thump it and then describe what to listen for.  i thumped it and thought it sounded EXACTLY like it should if it was ripe. I WAS WRONG.  isn't it adorable! it is a sugar baby so it is supposed to be small...   soooooo...adorable but not ripe....   i do want to avoid this from happening again, so i asked the GENIUS crew at DELVIN FARMS, and they told me this…   you will know when watermelons... Read More

viva sophia!!!!

this week has been C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!! i mean, really crazy. but, i was able to grab dinner with a friend this week and had some OH SO YUMMY sushi and ZUMI SUSHI in hillsboro village. zumi is located near the belcourt theatre, which you NEED to go to if you haven’t done so already.  OH, AND…they are on SCOUT MOB (the iPhone app) currently and i was able to treat my friend to dinner because the total was only $17.  yeah, i totally love my iPhone. i even capitalize for... Read More

i love WAGS & WHISKERS…

in nashville, we have a WONDERFUL woman named Amanda who, in 2008, opened a holistic food shop for our four-legged friends and named it WAGS & WHISKERS.  she LOVES animals and is just a kind and gracious individual.  i found out about her because bella has food allergies and she and her staff know A LOT about food and what will help your four-legged to feel good and be happy.  this is the front of the store… it is even CUTER on the inside!!! IT GETS BETTER…this... Read More

happy birthday to me becomes instant curb appeal…

when asked what i wanted for my birthday…i replied, “a new mailbox.”  yes, i know, so romantic! but, here is what my mailbox has been since i bought my house almost a year ago… ick!!! so, i opened the huge cardboard box after my birthday and was so excited to get a NEW MAILBOX!!!!!  it still needed a post, so we headed over to LOWES (yes, i had a coupon), and got this… it goes BEAUTIFULLY with my cedar shake over the front porch and the cedar shutters... Read More

hatch show print…

if you haven’t been here yet…go.  if you live in nashville and haven’t been here yet…well, you are either in solitary confinement or live under a rock.  hatch show print is on broadway in downtown nashville.  it is near all the old and new honky tonks.  it is a bona fide print shop.  and, they do it all by hand.  still.  it’s good to know a place where time doesn’t touch it’s craft.  here is the history from them… It started,... Read More

get off work early…

and go to COOPERS ON PORTER!!!!!! they have happy hour from 4 to 6.  it is supposed to be sunny and 82 tomorrow (friday).  they have a LOVELY deck for you to lounge on.  during happy hour, they have $3 draft beers, $4 wine and $5 appetizers.  the house white is lovely... the zucchini crisps are delicious!!!! a great change from fried pickles...more complex and tasty in my opinion... the hand cut fries...YUM...make sure you get them loaded with bleu cheese, bacon, and chives... carb... Read More

if you love coffee…

then you should make yourself a coffee sack headboard.  🙂 i have a very bright bedroom due to the fabrics that i chose.  and, i have some lovely old wood furniture (thanks to my parents).  so, i wanted a headboard that made the room a little funkier and added in a natural component and another texture.  so, i told my mom i wanted a coffee sack headboard.  she said she had just found a bunch of old coffee sacks in my grandfather’s storage room and that she had an... Read More

make your sunday plans now…

and go to holland house on west eastland for BRUNCH!!!!!!!  (if you don’t live in nashville, this gives you time to make travel arrangements). i did not take my camera with me...this is just a picture from their facebook page of two of their drinks. thought this might help you keep reading... we went to the holland house this past sunday and brunch was PERFECT.  here is what they advertised on their facebook page… 2 Willow Farms eggs to order with bacon, pommes frites,... Read More

the perfect sunny day doggie date…

SPRING IS HERE!!!! i think i have announced that an annoying number of times, but i am too excited to care.  🙂  in honor of spring being here, it is time to get outside!  enjoy the sunshine….get some exercise…be amazed at the beauty of creation and the wonder of how things bloom!!!  it is an awe inspiring time of year 🙂 there are lots of great places in nashville to get outside.  the one on which i am focusing today is well known to all nashvillians….the... Read More

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