Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving that I got a Memphis fix this past weekend with the beautiful Hathaways!  For a little anniversary weekend, they headed to music city and we met up with them Saturday to check out Yazoo and Sunday for the Titans game.  I love Steph because she always keeps me laughing :)  Let's just put it this way, we have a similar sense of humor...

I'm loving these rumors that John Gruden is headed to UT!  These past football years have been rough in vol country, and while I'm never pro "fire the coach if your not winning", a new spark of energy in the big orange needed.  It doesn't hurt that his wife is a UT alum too!

Have you been to Old Navy lately?  Probably not.  I don't know what inspired me to check out their fall collection, but I'm glad I did.  Check out these cute sweater dresses.  Old Navy seems to have significantly stepped up their quality, and while it's no Nordstrom, sometimes you need a fun $20-$30 dress and these are a steal at that price.

Women's Crepe Shift DressesWomen's Button-Shoulder Sweater Dresses

Women's V-Neck Sweater DressesWomen's Cowl-Neck Sweater DressesWomen's Belted 3/4-Sleeve Dresses

I'm loving that we have officially entered holiday season in my book.  Christmas Village in Nashville next weekend, Thanksgiving just around the corner and shopping, parties and planning bring a smile to my face.

I'm loving that the L'Oreal plant I worked at after college in Little Rock, AR was featured on Sunday Morning this past week.  Bill Clinton visited the site to congratulate them for all of their efforts in decreasing CO2 emissions and basically saving the world.  They are truly a world class organization and I couldn't be prouder to say, I used to work there!

And lastly, I'm loving these pinables to get you through the rest of the week!

What are you loving on this chilly fall day?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tour Guide Tuesday: CMA Songwriters Series


Have you ever wondered how the songs you jam to on the radio get inspired?  Want to hear the songs from the people that wrote them?  Nashville is just the place for you then!

Wednesday Oct. 31st (Tomorrow) Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Brantley Gilbert (You Don't Know Her Like I Do), Bob DiPiero, and Brett James are performing together at the CMA Songwriter Series  at Marathon Music Works. These four songwriters are responsible for such hits as “Southern Voice” (Tim McGraw), “Jesus Take the Wheel” (Carrie Underwood), “My Kinda Party” (Jason Aldean), “Already Gone” (Sugarland), and so many more. They’re some serious songwriters.

Brantley Glibert

   For the CMA Songwriter series, these guys will tell the real stories behind their songs, and play them for the audience. The show is at 8:00pm and tickets are $30, check out more info here:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bye, Bye, T-Shirt Stains!

I'm SOOOO excited to share my latest pinterest SUCCESS!

Kiss gross yellow pit t-shirt stains goodbye!

*******I am not usually a measure-er, but I will try for my explanation below. 

What you need: Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda and Dawn

1.  Mix 1/2 a cup of baking soda with 1/2 a cup of Hydrogen Peroxide. 

2.  Add about 2 tablespoons of Dawn.

3.  You want the consistency to be close to a paste, so add baking soda for a thicker consistency.

4.  Scrub paste into stain.

5.  Let it soak for about an hour.

6. Launder as usual

7.  Marvel at the results!

I used this little concoction on the stove and to get tape marks off the stainless steel refrigerator too.  I've read it can be used for shower cleaning, so that's next on my list to try.

Modern Day Miracle,

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tour Guide Tuesday: Halloween in Nashville


Halloween in Nashville

Are you looking for something fun to do this Halloween weekend?  Look no further, Nashvillians, I've got you covered. 

For those of you looking for a scary haunted house, Nashville has plenty to offer.  Here is a little list to get you started:

If you are looking for something a little more low key, check out this tradition by the Nashville Symphony.  Each year, they accompany a silent film with spooky organ music!  This year, they are featuring Murnau’s vampire thriller Nosferatu, on Monday the 29th

What about a hoppin block party for those of you looking to show off your creative, fun, sexy, or scary costume?  The Gulch has you covered, with the annual Nightmare on M Street party, purchase your tickets here or at Whisky Kitchen.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Haunted Tavern Tours

Thinking your crew would like to actually experience real spirits in Nashville?  Nashville Haunted  Tavern Tours and Nashville Ghost Tours are happy to guide you to the right location.  Check out their website here for more info on specific tours.

What are your plans this weekend? 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Want to be an extra on Nashville?

With all of the buzz surrounding the new ABC hit Nashville, everyone wants a little piece of it.  It's not everyday that a new hit show is being shot in your backyard!  Sooooo, I applied to be an extra, and you can too.  I filled out an application online here:

Trust me, it works! I got invited to shootings this week, too bad my full time job got in the way :(
Here is a snippit of the e-mail I got this week.

We have your talent profile in our OLC talent database and would like to possiblybook you for paid EXTRA work as follows:
NASHVILLE, TN Casting Notice - ABC television series "Nashville" for work on WEDNESDAY 10/17/12 (TOMORROW!!)

Pay rate $8.00/hour with an 8 hour minimum guarantee ($64.00) plus overtime after 8 hours. 

We do not have a Call Time yet so you will need to have the whole day (possibly 10-12 hours) available. Call Time could be VERY early in the morning!!

RECORD COMPANY OFFICE EMPLOYEES: male and female, all ethnicities, age range 23-40, hip, types that might work in the music industry. *NEW FACES who have not yet worked on this show ONLY, unless you worked previously at Edgehill Republic Records * Works Weds. 10/17/12 ONLY.

ROAD CREW & ROAD TECHS: male and female, all ethnicities, age range 24-55, crew types who are familiar with backstage and concert set-ups. Should look like you know what you're doing moving equipment, etc. *NEW FACES who have not yet worked on this show ONLY, unless you worked previously at Edgehill Republic Records * Works 10/17/12 ONLY!

RYMAN CONCERT AUDIENCE: male and female, all ethnicities, age range 18-80, all types. -- ALSO WORKS ON MONDAY 10/22/12!! When submitting, please specify that you can also work on Monday 10/22/12 and consider yourself booked for BOTH work dates once confirmed!! OK if you have worked before as long as you were not featured as something specific or in a scene with one of our lead actors.

  If you have a flexible schedule, this paid gig could be a fun treat for you.  If I get invited to a weekend shoot, I will SO be there! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Welcome back for one of my fav posts.....

I'm loving so many things right now! 

Let's start off with a funny story, I'm loving being stalked by papa-paparazzi :)  JK and I perused Oktoberfest this weekend in Germantown and after running in to a few of our friends, we stopped for a second to do a little people watching.  I spotted a photog behind a tree and said "Act cool, I think we are being photographed", needless to say , we did not act cool, JK instantly searched for the camera, and I went with the ole trusty hand on the hip pose while the Tennessean photographer snapped away....
Julie Newman and Justin Kinsland enjoy Oktoberfest in the Germantown neighborhood Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
Bahahahaha we got a good laugh from this classic photo, oh yeah, it made their website too lol.  Glad I got my highlights updated Friday ;)

I'm loving the beautiful fall weather and cooler temps.
Pinned Image

I'm loving that the Titans surprisingly won last week and we got to see it in person!  Titan UP!

I'm loving my WHITE teeth!  I tried ZOOM whitening yesterday and it worked wonders.  My teeth were a little sensitive last night, but it was so worth it.  I have wanted to try it for years, but it is pretty pricey, so when a groupon appeared a week after my birthday, it was the perfect opportunity to try it out, and I'm loving the results.

I'm loving all of the great events supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month.  From the Titans to Race for the Cure, it's easy to get involved and make a difference.  Did you notice both Michelle and Ann were sporting pink last night at the debate?

I'm loving that I have a hot date tonight with a fabulous bestie from Memphis!  Can't wait to see you tonight, Sarah!

Oh yeah, and Nashville is on again tonight!  I'm hooked :)

What are you loving today?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tour Guide Tuesday: Capital Street Party feat. Luke Bryan


Capital Records Nashville is hosting, “CAPITOL STREET PARTY 5: LUKE BRYAN TAKES BROADWAY” ON OCTOBER 17TH. Capitol Street Party 5 moves to Lower Broadway with headliner Luke Bryan along with Kelleigh Bannen and Jon Pardi performing at the free and open to the public music event.  This is bound to be a stellar night :)  Count me in this party!!/capitolstreetparty

Monday, October 15, 2012

Multiphoto Instagrams

Ever wonder how people create the multi-photo instagrams like this
Cheekwood in Nashville

or this?

me too....Thank goodness for google!  There are several apps, but the free one I downloaded was Simply CollageStitch.  I have also heard good things about Diptic and Pic Stitch.  Now I can only upload several pics to FB at once and only clog your news feed with one artsy pic :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Recipe: Cranberry Salad (Puffy Muffin)

Puffy Muffin in Brentwood is a favorite of all Ladies Who Lunch :)  My two favorite things at this bakery/cafe are the cranberry salad and the poppy seed bread. 

Amaretto Chicken Salad Plate with Cranberry Salad at Puffy Muffin

Here is the easy recipe for the cranberry congealed salad, and it is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser!

Ingredient List:
1 large box of lemon Jello mix
1 large box of raspberry Jello mix
16 oz can of whole cranberry sauce
1 cup of crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups of boiling water

Easy Steps:
1.  Mix jello mixes with boiling water until mix dissolves.
2.  Sirt in remaining ingredients and mix well.
3.  Pour mix in large baking dish and refrigerate for 4 hours uncovered
4.  Enjoy!