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This Town. (A Grateful Heart)

June 8, 2015

This is our first summer here as Nashvillians and it just feels like we’ve always meant to be in this place. It’s more than the fact that I have fallen in love with the south and the slow-pace/southern ways, or that the state of Tennessee is unbelievably beautiful. It’s not just this state that feels like home, it’s this city: Nashville. When Christian and I first moved here, we threw ourselves into work. We wanted to. Up until recently, it was perfectly…

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Italy 3/3: Rock It.

April 23, 2015

I mentioned in detail our reason for this trip in Part One but in short: it was a business trip 😉 I mean, not for me but the Italy portion involved some “work” on Christian’s part. Of course he wouldn’t necessarily call ‘headlining a rock show’ rough work, but you know… a lot of practice and energy still goes into it. Christian’s main job is producing (records, sound design for commercials, and even baby toys) but being able to watch…

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Time (w/ Clark Street Bridge)

November 7, 2014

“Clark Street Bridge is a two-hour experience that is hard to put into words. It is about reading, writing and understanding. It is story-like in nature and scored to music, performed live. And it is participatory, with a couple of writing exercises meant to increase our understanding of writing just a bit and our understanding of ourselves, a bit more.   Some finding engaging. Taken by small things they never knew before woven into a story of something they want…

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A Grateful Heart (+ week long linkup!)

October 20, 2014

This past weekend was quite the musical weekend for me and let me just say- a weekend I’ll remember for the rest of my life. This Breaktober really has given me so much perspective because it’s kind of forced me to honor it and to focus on life’s present moments. As I was packing to leave for Indiana on Saturday morning, I almost packed my laptop and then thought, Nope. It’s Breaktober. I can live without it for a few…

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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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Anything’s Possible (when you’re on a boat)

July 12, 2014

I don’t know what it is, but anytime I’m on a boat and out on the water, I feel like royalty. (I also kick myself for not having made friends yet with someone who has a boat and can charter me around all summer.) (I also always think of the song “I’m On A Boat” which then, of course, makes me think of Michael Bolton as Jack Sparrow.) (I mean, RIGHT?!) But where was I. Oh yes, so on Thursday,…

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Playing for Change

June 10, 2014

Last weekend, I attended one of my all-time favorite musical events. It was a night full of amazing music, beautiful people, dancing, and inspiring stories of perseverance, hope, and love. Playing for Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. “I was walking down the street in Santa Monica, CA, and…

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15.52 & 16.52

April 19, 2014

Project 52: Weekly Walk 15.52 Last week, I attended Clark Street Bridge with X (he was playing in it).  “Clark Street Bridge is a two-hour experience that is hard to put into words. It is about reading, writing and understanding. It is story-like in nature and scored to music, performed live. And it is participatory, with a couple of writing exercises meant to increase our understanding of writing just a bit and our understanding of ourselves, a bit more.  …

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My Writing Playlist, plus my dad weighs in on The Biebs

April 9, 2014

I know, you’re confused by this title. You’re thinking- what’s she doing talking about Justin Bieber?! (And why??!) Well stay with me now, and I’ll try to explain.  I’ve mentioned before that there is always music playing in our home. Whether it’s X the one actually playing it or me jammin’ out to my playlists or a favorite station on Pandora (or sometimes it’s just me, doin’ a little acapella rendition of Céline Dion’s It’s All Coming Back To Me…

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