Tuesday, November 18

Smell Ya Later, Nashville

Nashville trip
As I mentioned last week, I took a weekend off (four days, to be exact) and flew to Nashville.  I stayed with my sweet friend, Gowa, who I met through the internet.  When we first met up in person, we had already been friends for months via texts, emails, etc, so when it was love at first sight earlier this year, neither of us was surprised.  We share a million common interests, so spending 4 days with this pal was nonstop fun.

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She lives in this darling little cabin in the woods and we had fires in her wood-burning stove every morning as we planned our day.  This place could not be more charming.  Straight out of a book.  She has a really great Etsy shop full of handmade leather goods, so you should definitely check it out if you're looking for gifts this holiday season.

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We shopped, went to honky tonk bars, saw Jenny Lewis (!!!), went to the Opryland Hotel, ate like kings, and heard SO MUCH great music from local bands.  It's crazy how talent-saturated Nashville is.  Everyone I met was amazing.

It was nice to have a weekend away, but you know how great it always feels to get home.  I'm getting back into the swing of things today, as I have lots going on this week, but it's great to be back in Missouri... though it did snow while I was away and I was a little jealous I had to miss that.  The trade off was worth it, I guess.  ;)

Happy Tuesday, friends!


  1. How wonderful you found such shoes super friend through the internet!
    Lovely greetings from Bavaria, Rena

  2. How fun! It looks like she has SUCH a darling place, and it would be so nice to get away like that for a few days! And her shop! So many pretty things!

  3. Yay I was hoping you got to see her! Saw her in Omaha. It was surprisingly full of new Jenny fans. She had a diff vibe but still just as beautiful as I remember!

  4. oh wow Nashville! lucky girl.
    I've had Nashville on my wishlist for quite a while now. Some day, some day!

    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

  5. Sounds like a great time! It's always nice to take a few days off from everything.


  6. looks like fun!!

    xx nikki

  7. You two look like a beautiful, creative, force to be reckoned with. I love it.


  8. that looks like so much found! sounds like a great city. :)
    xo, cheyenne

  9. Your litttle trip sounds fantastic!
    Beautiful photos!!!
    I love it.

    Greetings & Love

  10. Her home is so beautifully decorated! I love it!
    Siobhan xx

  11. I love how easy it is these days to make real friends via the internet! Looks like you had an awesome trip.

  12. I ALMOST went to that show but decided to stay home. Jealouusss!

  13. i have an identical picture with that nutcracker.