Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nashville road trip....

Got up yesterday morning, dropped the kids off at school, met B Smith at Target, and we took off for Nashville! How much fun is that? It's one of my favorite things to do....get in the car with B and go somewhere for the day. She is the ultimate Disney trip planner. Her customer service level is above and beyond expectation! Now, I don't know if she would do this for everyone...but, she delivered a Disney basket to one of her clients in Nashville!

Her client was a certain news anchor that most of Nashville wakes up to each morning on Fox 17's TN Mornings, Kelly Sutton. She is a doll! We met in the Kroger parking lot and followed her to Monell's.

OH WOW! Brittney and I weren't sure about the place, at first. The building was fantastic...built in 1880. We are walking up to the door with Kelly and she is telling us she only eats here when she can work out for 3 days after....uh oh! Next she tells us we have to turn off our cell phone....B, can you do this? Next she tells us we will be sitting at a table with people we do not know and make sure you pass to the left. We are a little scared... People, this place has won awards for the Best Meat and's more like 2 meats and 10 vegetables and dessert (banana pudding) YUM! I left there feeling like I had just had Thanksgiving dinner! Full and Fluffy! Wishing I had on a stretchy skirt and not a pair of jeans! We left there only taking a photo of 3 of our favorite foods.....nothing of us, nothing with Kelly, nothing of the restaurant....what in the world?

We took off looking for cupcakes. She was obsessed. Then she gave up on that and we moved on to Country Music stars.....NONE. We did go to the Country Music Hall of Fame and saw some guy playing the guitar. He's somebody, but I can't remember his name.....sorry!!!

If you ever get the chance to ride with B somewhere for the day....go. You will not regret it. We solved LOTS of problems and conquered many, many projects....not. It was lots of fun, though and I'm thankful for that!! 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Night at the Fair

I must admit. I did NOT want to go to the Alabama State Fair! Wednesday is the only day of the week we do not have something going on until 7:30. Connor decides he has to go to Bilouxi...I'm thinking he knew what he was doing. The kids have been asking for weeks. They know Wednesday is the only day. Emma does have gymnastics until 6:30 on Wednesday. I tried to think of a way to get out of it. The problem is, it's less than 2 miles away from our house! I would have been a terrible mom if I hadn't taken them, right? So, off we went. We had our cash in hand and bought our wristbands. We would just go through and hit every ride once and then go by the "win a goldfish" booth and try to win one or two or three. Last year we won 6! ugh 
Three goldfish! I wish I could remember their names....

Since we got a late start, I didn't want to take the big camera. I just used the cell phone and the quality is pretty bad. I got some fun shots, though and they are worth the memories! Even the creepy fair guys looking over the shoulders of my children!!

We did have $10.00 left in our pockets and I was talked into seeing how fast they could throw the baseball......we won a patriotic hammer and a leopard guitar. This is what dreams are made of!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall Fashion

I get my fashion on more in the fall than in the spring....anyone else like that? I don't know what it is. I think there are just more layers and more things to wear in the Fall. I love Spring/Summer clothes. I just don't feel like it has as much to work with?

I'm feeling the boots this season. I CAN NOT wait to wear my boots! I keep thinking I need a new pair. I love these Frye Paige Riding boots, but I seem to have a pair VERY similar to them. Maybe I could go with the gray? 

THIS pair of boots, I wanted last year. Wasn't sure if I would still want them this year....I do. I need to sell something...anyone need a kid? kidding

I have another must have on my list......this scarf. OH My! 

I want this so bad. The etsy store it is linked to says it's all out. I commissioned my new friend Stephanie to make one for me. We met last week at a tennis tournament. She knits, I like, it's the perfect combination! We are going to meet at this cute, little shop in Cahaba Heights to pick out the yarn. Coincidentally, Emma came home from Momba's the other day with knitting needles and patterns that were Aunt Bercie's...maybe that was a sign that I need a new hobby? I'm thinking someone needs to get on it ASAP if I'm going to wear it with a white tank!

Seems like a gray kinda fall. I'm a big fan of color. Maybe gray will be my neutral!

What will you be wearing?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

hi there

How much fun is a blog? It's so hard to sit down and type something out for me! Why? I have no idea. There is so much fun in the world and I guess I'm just enjoying it!

I have been a little busy with my little business. It is growing a little...just enough. It still fits in with my personality and I think that's what I love most about it. It's still all things that inspire me! I've been doing lots of social marketing for a couple of businesses. You all have heard of my little secret place in Cullman, AL.....Southern Accents Architectural Antiques.

I can't ever get enough of that place. I was there yesterday and hung out with a couple of really cool decorating/DIY bloggers, maybe you've heard of them, Kevin and Layla of The Lettered Cottage? They are as adorable in real life as on their blog! If you don't read their little corner of the web, check it out....soon. They are about to hit the big time! A production company is working on a pilot for HGTV all about them! They came by the store back in the spring and went home to work on the Reading Room Redo....aka.... Gym flooring made super cool.

We just recently built a piece of art for their upcoming "It's Fall Y'all" link party. It's adorable, they are adorable, you will be adorable when you link up your decor to the part-ay!

In all of this linky party business, we have been talking to the producers about what they will need from us for the pilot that is filming......NEXT WEEK! They are using some fun stuff that is going to look GREAT in the house!

When they came up yesterday, we went through the store and found a few other "pieces" they might need for the pilot. I loved every second of helping them make choices and giving them ideas of what might work. I could get used to that! Hopefully, the show will be picked up and they will be re-doing houses all over the south!

If you need help getting your business out in the Social Media mix...Modern Info Media is who you need to call! I would love to talk to you about it!