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Week Eight.

February 21, 2015

One must maintain a little bit of summer even in the middle of winter. – Henry David Thoreau  Remember last week when I was pretty much mocking winters here in the south? Well, I basically ate my words this past week. Winter storms in the south are NO joke. Ice came shooting down from the sky for 8 straight hours and by noon, neighborhood kids were literally skating down the street. Yesterday, I cranked the heat, put on my favorite…

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Project 52 Tennessee

Week Seven

February 14, 2015

Throughout the afternoon I watched them there, Snow fairies falling, falling from the sky, Whirling fantastic in the misty air, Contending fierce for space supremacy. – Claude McKay, “The Snow Fairy” It had snowed earlier, this winter in Nashville, but nothing more than a few flurries. This time was different though; I woke up to a sky full of snowflakes, gently falling down to the ground. I ran outside to see how much had accumulated, but only found tiny snow…

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A new year of Project 52

January 22, 2015

I had such a great experience with last year’s Project 52 series, I knew I wanted to do it again this year. I’m so excited for the theme I chose for 2015: Tennessee. Having just moved to this gorgeous state, I figured this would be a great way to document my first year here. I’m a few weeks late in regards to sharing weeks 1-3, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been exploring. There is so much beauty and detail…

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Southern Ways: Vol. 1

January 7, 2015

Well, I’ve been an official “southerner” for a little over a week and my goodness have I learned (and picked up) a lot already. It’s almost scary. But like a good kind of scary, in that my heart feels calm and genuinely happy, even with the cultural shock 😉  Things I’ve learned. People absolutely move at a slower pace here. This means walking, talking, driving, ordering food, explaining a situation, giving directions, did I say driving?? Whew! Lots of slow drivers…

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The Long Way. (A Grateful Heart)

January 5, 2015

It was our first morning in our new state, our new city, our new home. I woke up early, just as the sun was beginning to rise. I looked over at Christian, still asleep, and quietly threw on my sweatshirt and shoes. I tiptoed downstairs and remembered there was no food, and more importantly- no coffee, in our still empty house. I grabbed my keys, jumped in the car, and typed “Starbucks” into my phone. The closest one gave me…

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Our Nashville Trip Recap!

July 24, 2014

If you were following me last week (here and here), then you already know how fabulous our time in Nashville was. Today I’m sharing with you all some more pictures and stories from our trip.  Please note: As I often say to my mom right before telling stories or giving a recap, “Just know I’m giving you the short version” – which just means I’m leaving out a TON but only because I could just go on for hours and…

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Jamming at The Rutledge

July 18, 2014

Oh dudes, I am dragging today! (TGIF, right?) I have to apologize to new readers – I will be back to my regular scheduling on Monday. Until then though I’m just going to be a huge slacker, mkay? 😉  Last night? AMAZING. For those following along via my Instagram, you may have picked up on where I was and what I was doing. Last night, I heard the best, most moving gospel, blues, and jazz music (all rolled into one) I’ve…

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Mornings like this.

July 17, 2014

Oh, hi. It’s just me. Totally slacking today and posting later in the day than usual. Even though I was up at 5:30am this morning. (Whyyyy does this happen?! Finally my chance to sleep in, babe-free, and I’m up at the crack of dawn.) I’ve gone jogging, took a long walk, smelled the flowers, ate the most healthy breakfast I’ve had in awhile, went to the gym, read the paper (like a REAL paper paper) (and I don’t mean People…

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