east nashville ~ porter road butcher

that’s right folks…i’m back!!!  life has finally slowed down a bit, so i want to try and update y’all on what all is going on with me and around me.  to start off, here is a new addition to the east nashville family… PORTER ROAD BUTCHER!!!! the fantastic porter road butcher staff!!! yes, we have.  our beautiful little gem of a side of town has a bona fide butcher shop.  they have fresh eggs, milk, and ALL kinds of meats. i don’t think i’ve... Read More

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

preparing for the east nashville tomato festival…

the tomato art fest is in 2 weeks and my garden is preparing.  i am going to take my tomatoes and try to talk my lovely and talented friend into making some more bloody mary mix, like she did last year.  she says she can’t recreate it, but i am betting she can come up with something pretty darn good.  if some of you are wondering what the tomato art festival is….let me enlighten you… it is EAST NASHVILLE's time to shine....   there is a whole website... Read More

introducing effie…

it is OFFICIAL y’all.  i now have two dogs!!!  you all remember bella, i am sure!  well, bella now has a sister.  i found her through EAST CAN.  (go and check them out…they need good owners to come and scoop up their adorable adoptees…) she is as sweet as bella is.  she is currently a little needy, but who wouldn’t be in the new environment.  she loves to be petted and barks at anyone who walks near the house.  between bella, who howls, and effie,... 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

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

where to go for dinner before your date at the belcourt theatre…

yesterday, i posted about how blessed we are the have the BELCOURT THEATRE here in nashville.  and, i am sure that you have now all decided to take a date night there… so, for those of you who live here, or those of you that have been persuaded to visit IMMEDIATELY, here is where you need to go for dinner….ready….wait for it….SILLY GOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  no, YOU aren’t a silly goose…you need to go to the SILLY GOOSE!!! this is the... Read More

in my humble opinion…the best hairdresser in nashville!

i have lived in east nashville for almost 3 years….and, i have not been able to find a hair stylist i like.  i am sure i have missed some!  i know that there are a bunch of great little places in east nashville that i have missed.  however, the individuals that i have tried have not worked out for me.  (to be fair, i am on a budget, so i haven’t totally had access to some of the more fabulous ones.)  my appointments over the past couple of years have... Read More

east nasvhille…sweet 16th bakery…

tomorrow morning, i get to do my FAVORITE morning activity.  (coffee doesn’t count because i am addicted so it is not an activity, it’s a fix). i get to drive from my house to SWEET 16TH BAKERY in east nashville.  the snow is no longer on the ground here in tennessee, but this is what the bakery looked like a couple of weeks ago. when i walk through their door, and begin to salivate (just call me pavlov), i will be greeted by dan and ellen einstein. they are... Read More

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