Food Trucks – Cause well Food Trucks 

So in Nashville one of the perks of working downtown is Food Trucks! And when I can get out of the office for some lunch I love to hit up restaurants and food trucks that are different. A couple weeks ago I hit up this truck! 

Bacon Nation

I want this shirt so bad! Because it’s honest y’all! 

Ultimate BLT 

50/50 burger. It’s beef and bacon and just really right in all the ways that bacon can be! 

Not being able to eat beef for a bit I went this frightening concoction that had chicken as the main protein being enhanced and brought to life by the bacon! 

Perks of downtown working definitely include the food. If you visit downtown Nashville be sure to check for food truck locations and hit them up. It’s definitely worth it! 




Southern Women’s Show – Girl’s Night Out 

So once again it was time for the Southern Women’s Show. Last years trip here. This year I went with one of my besties! 

Yes those are cocktails and yes they were fabulous! And yes expensive! 

All that pink! Yes this event has a pink carpet and well I love it! 

You will make friends! 

There are so many things to buy! 

A great pic of an old friend! He’s an amazing dude and fab writer! 

And there were firemen! Hey it’s for charity! 🙂 

Happy Friday friends! If you ever manage to be in Nashville in the spring try to plan it for southern women’s show time. It’s worth it. We had a fab dinner after the show and well that’s for another post! Until next time! 



Smoothie Magic 

So woot I’m back! I’m on my own coming up with ideas and since I can’t eat right now (my stomach hates me) I thought I would share a little smoothie treat. Make this a thirsty Thursday if you will! 

So the best smoothies in my opinion start with a banana. 

Add some berries, almond milk, hemp protein, some honey and some spinach for the win! It didn’t look to pretty but it was super tasty. 

So normally more sweetener may not be needed by most people but if you haven’t tried hemp protein I am here to tell you that it’s a little earthy so I needed a little more sweetness! But while earthy it’s really good and I like the natural aspect of it. Plant based you know! You can buy this here. But back to sweet!  So honey! And oh that honey! Seriously if you need a sweetener honey is just the way to go. And my favorite honey can be purchased here

What are you drinking on this thirsty Thursday? 



What attracts you, in love? 

As an adult, as a woman getting ready to marry the greatest love of her life this is actually a tough question only because I’ve changed. As a girl, a much younger girl, I would not have had the best answer. I think that in a romantic relationship what would have attracted me would be simple, the guy that paid me attention. I had a very unhealthy relationship with myself. I just wanted to feel needed. Read – daddy issues. Sometimes a young person cannot distinguish between lust and love. Sometimes we want to believe there is something greater in another person than is really there. 

I think initial attraction is physical and it’s part of nature. We all have certain things we are attracted to. Blonde hair, brown eyes, tall, short, etc.

But love what attracts and creates real true love well I can tell you the things about my fiancé that I finally as a healthy adult, fell in love with are: his sense of humor, the way he wants to take care of me and our family, and most importantly I fell in love with him for who I am when I’m with him and that is me. He lets me be me everyday. He never expects more from me then I can give. He encourages and supports me and even calls me out when I’m being ridiculous, I mean can you believe I could be ridiculous? And all of this brings me to the “real” meaning of finding the one, the way I feel when I’m with him and what I’m most attracted to about him, can only be described as coming home. 



100 – what a number 

For a tv show to be “viable” for syndication it has to have 100 episodes. 

Think Friends, Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, etc.

So many important things were formed 100 years ago. 

PGA, National Park Service, BMW, Boy Scouts of America, the list goes on. 

And some specific fun 100 facts for my real girls out there: 

In 1916, Mary Pickford was the first female film star to get a million dollar contract. 

Also in 1916, Jeanette Rankin was elected the first female representative in Congrass. 

But the reason you are all here reading this today is because well..

This is my 100th post! All those things happened 100 years ago. I’m so excited to see what’s going to happen in the next 100 and I mean posts lol! 

Thank you for joining me in this crazy journey of me figuring out what’s “real”. Here’s hoping for 100 more! 



If you won the lottery! 

If I won the lottery today oh the things I could think. Powerball today is like $200 million or something. So what would I do with $100 million you know roughly after taxes. Well I can say for sure the wedding and especially the honeymoon would get kicked up a notch. Think flowing champagne and personal butler at the resort for the week long honeymoon. 



Our home would be paid off and a bigger home would be purchased.

   I’d like to say I would keep working but that’s a big ol lie! I would for sure take at least the rest of the year off. I would write more, I would volunteer, I would spend time with friends and family. Lots of trips to everywhere. I hope that my heart would stay the same. I hope I would be able to do some good for my community, my family and my friends. And my one big splurge right away spend would be some good ol Louis luggage and the purse I have been waiting for like my whole life! 

 Ok so it’s so hard to win the lottery the odds are ridiculous but a girl can dream! And dreaming I shall do!

What about you? 



What Makes You Sad? 

Yesterday was all about happy and today is about sad. Honestly I try to avoid sadness. I avoid anything that might make me feel sad. I try to find the good and the positive in everything. But I suppose one can’t entirely avoid sadness. So I guess I have to find a way to answer this question. Children being sick, when someone I love is sick or sad. World disasters I still cry every year on 9/11. I cry almost every time I hear the song “Just a Dream” by Carrie Underwood. Other people do that too right?

But on a personal level what makes me most sad and is often the hardest for me to deal with is being misunderstood. When someone gets their feelings hurt by me or feels I was mean to them when I didn’t mean to. This breaks my heart. 

I guess most people just want to be understood. There is no better feeling in the world then to be “got”. Sometimes we have to ask questions and seek people in our lives that have an open spirit to “get” us. Keeping to the sad theme when we feel alone and misunderstood it’s painful. It causes self doubt and in some self loathing. It can take a drastic and scary turn. But it is important to remember that sadness will be fleeting if you allow it to become a choice rather than the way of life. Now that being said I believe in depression. I know there are times that the sadness can be paralyzing. I know that it can be so overwhelming you can’t describe it. I’ve been there. As a child as an adult I’ve experienced it. But…I don’t let it take over. I’m honest I’m open. I have bad times and I own them. They are my feelings in the moment and it’s ok to have them. They don’t have to make sense. Most of the time when I’m sad it doesn’t even make sense to me. But I have to overcome. So for the majority of my life when hormones and brain chemicals aren’t fighting for control over me and my emotions I choose to focus on the happy. I have bad days. I have bad moments in the middle of good days. It’s hard to be happy all the time. I do try though. Just know that it’s ok to be sad. But it’s also ok to let the sadness go and to keep moving toward the happy. 

Please my friends. Don’t stay on the sad focus on the happy! But if you ever need to chat or need to talk to someone I’m here I’m not a professional but I have an ear. And if you need one I’ll gladly start helping you search for the right professional if you feel you need one.