Monday, April 30, 2012

7 Inspirations for Monday

Happy Monday!  Here are 7 inspirational thoughts to get you closer to 5:00.  Just call me a walking inspirational poster for your spirit today :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Fashionable Friday: LBD

 The LBD is a closet essential.  It is the perfect go-to for all occasions....if you find the perfect Little Black Dress, it can be dressed up, dressed down, or accessorized for any social scene.  Black is hard to keep looking new, so I'm sure you could use a new LBD in your wardrobe.  Here is a head start on your online shopping :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday Loves!

I'm loving that my Memphis besties had a fabulous time in NYC celebrating Taylor.  I am disappointed I was not able to join in the fun, but so glad they lived it up!

I'm loving that JK is OFFICIAL.  He was sworn in yesterday in the Davidson County Courthouse and celebrated with his entire family by attending the ceremony then indulging in an amazing family meal at Maggianos.  Now we are in full "Let's Open a Law Firm" mode, and couldn't be more excited. 

I'm loving that Giuliana and Bill are finally getting their baby!  I absolutely love G&B.  Have you watched their reality show on Style?  They are such an inspirational couple.  They have ups and downs, but focus on the positive.  They also have a book that is very open and encouraging.  It seems as if Bill uses a lot of the life lessons and business principles he has learned through the years to keep the relationship on track, and Giuliana adds a dash of fun and youthfulness to the mix.  With so many negative reality couples on TV, it is refreshing to have a sneak peak into their "reality".

I'm loving that THE WORLDS BIGGEST FISH FRY celebration is this weekend.  This is not my first trip to the rodeo, I feel like I'm a fish fry regular.  This is Paris, TN's claim to fame, and since Paris is the home town of my better half, we make a point to try to attend the big parade every year.  The week of the Fish Fry includes a huge parade down the highway, a carnival, a small fry parade for the little ones, catfish races, and we can't forget the all you can eat fish tent.  If you are looking for this girl Friday, I will be in P-Town celebrating Catfish :)

I'm loving these accessories :) Anthropologie and Kate Spade

And how can I forget THE PREDS!  I'm loving that the Preds are revving up for Round 2 of the Playoffs vs. Phoenix....Welcome to SMASHVILLE Coyotes. 

What are you loving?!?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tour Guide Tuesday: Downtown Homes

Downtown Homes

The Downtown Partnership recently hosted a downtown home tour, and being a lover of downtown living, I eagerly jumped on the bandwagon with my sister and JK.  This year, the tour focused on properties down Church St.  It featured some properties for sale, rent and some were just private residences the current owners were proud to show off. 

Downtown Nashville offers all types of city living.   From the NYC feel, to a hotel feel, to hipster living, Nashville has urban living covered.   

Here is a photo recap of my favorite downtown finds from this tour...
2. Noel Court Loft-This condo won first prize!  It had to be around 5000 sqft.  The bottom floor was pottery barn chic, and the upstairs revealed a Titans Fan Dream.  THE ULTIMATE MAN CAVE!

3. Phenox Lofts Amazing unit right over Printers Alley
4. The Lofts at Exchange
6. Viridian Pool + NYC Decor + Amazing Views

8. The Kress
9. The Cumberland
10. Bennie Dillion Lofts
11. Encore Condos
Who's Ready to Move?!?  The pictures are charming and the locations incredible, but pet walking and parking prove to be the main concerns for most people to make the downtown jump.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Guide

 Mother's Day is 3 weeks away!  If you are planning on ordering anything custom, you better get to it.  Here are some of my favorite ideas for May 13th, 2012.

I love supporting small businesses, check out this personalized family tree pillow from Etsy.

Does your mother have a Pandora bracelet yet?  They are a little piece of luxery that is unique to each proud owner (not to mention, a great go to for all occasions and holidays :)) 
Check out this cute stationary from Minted!  Everyone loves pretty paper.

Here is another ETSY piece that is just perfect for every mom.  Did anyone else bawl their eyes out the first time reading this book?

For those Mom's that love to host girls night, these stemless monogrammed champaign glasses are adorable.
Here is a different idea, subway art, capture your parents wedding day, each child's birthday and any other special dates in your family....hey, it will be a nice reminder of special days for everyone as well as a cute piece of art.

Aren't these jewlery boxes gorgeous?!?  Of course, a pottery barn find.

Hope in a Jar was featured on Oprah's Favorite Things, so you know it must work magic :)
Don't forget a mani pedi!  That is always a popular and well appreciated option.

And, there are plenty of places to spoil mom with a Mother's Day Brunch.  Try Mere Bulles in Brentwood, Germantown Cafe off 5th Ave N, or the Capitol Grill in the Capitol Hotel.  A great meal to show your Mother, Grandmother, or Mother-In-Love how much you truly appreciate everything she does!