When the days aren’t incredibly hot and humid, one of my favorite things to do is stroll around East Nashville neighborhoods, window shop, grab coffee, and enjoy the beautiful weather. The sunny-yet-bearable-and-less-humid days are few and far between lately, so when we get a perfectly balanced weather day, there’s nothing better.

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Steve and I try to take full advantage of those days by working in the yard or planting things in our garden. I’m getting really excited to see our hard work produce some vegetables and herbs, as long as the deer and rabbits don’t get to them first. We’ve been seeing a ton of wildlife in our yard the past few weeks, so I think it’s going to be a bit of a challenge keeping our plants alive and well. I guess only time will tell.

summer casualsummer casualNothing new and too exciting has been happening over here. Just a lot of work. Steve and I have both been putting in crazy amounts of work over the past couple of weeks. At my job, we’re in the middle of a big launch– so I’m putting in those extra hours to help with customer support (on top of developing a brand new product that I think new self-publishers are going to LOVE, which is exciting) and Steve has been waking up super early and getting home after dinner to tech some pretty big shows. All of the working hours help us appreciate the time we finally do get off together, though.

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summer casualTop– Lulus [on sale!] // Pants– Lulus [on sale!] // Sandals- Steve Madden

summer casualsummer casualHappy Friday, friends! Hope you all have a great weekend.

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Today I’m sharing my easiest and simplest peach cobbler recipe. Peach Cobbler is one of my favorite summertime dessert dishes, especially now that I live in the south. It’s so easy to get your hands on delicious, fresh, Georgia and Tennessee peaches either from The Peach Truck or the Nashville Farmers’ Market. I’ve recently started …

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Last night was the 1 year anniversary party for Jeff Ruby’s steakhouse downtown. I was invited by my favorite ladies at Reed PR so I brought Steve with me to make an appearance and celebrate the past year of success, delicious food, tasty cocktails, and the best damn desserts I’ve ever had at this luxurious steakhouse. You can learn more about Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse in this old blog post.

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The party included live music, hors d’oeuvres, a sushi bar, tiny chocolate desserts, a signature whiskey cocktail, and a cake that looked like a giant t-bone steak and cigar box. It was amazing. If you haven’t already visited this Nashville restaurant, you need to plan ahead for your next event, anniversary, birthday, or just for a night to treat yourself. They have, by far, some of the best food I’ve ever tasted in my life.

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The sushi bar was incredible. The last time I visited Jeff Ruby’s they served a sushi roll wrapped in thin-sliced, pan seared steak and I talked about it for weeks after. I also can’t sing enough praises about the pastry chef on staff here because not only are they decadent and delightful, but they’re the most beautifully decorated desserts I’ve seen. I didn’t get any pictures of them last night, so you’ll just go see for yourself.

jeff ruby'sAfter the event, Steve and I strolled around downtown near 4th Avenue to enjoy the remaining daylight of one of the most beautiful days we’ve had in Nashville. It was finally not too hot to stand outside for more then a few minutes.

nashville bloggernashville bloggerAgate Beach Blue & White Dress– Lulu’s (on sale!) // Tahari Slides– Zappos (available in different colors) // Hat- Old Navy // Watch- Charming Charlie // Charee Cross Body Bag– Hush Puppies (available in different colors)

nashville bloggernashville bloggerThis is one of my favorite new dresses from Lulu’s. I love that it’s a light material for summer but also has high slits and long sleeves. It’s the perfect mix of professional, trendy, and practical. It even snaps all the way down and the fit is great. I love a good belted dress.

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Happy Friday, friends! I hope you all have a fun-filled weekend ahead.

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Listen up, Nashville! There’s a really cool event coming up at the Mall at Green Hills Monday, August 7th from 12:30-1:30pm. Kiehl’s Since 1851 has announced its continued partnership with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and they’re holding their 8th annual Kiehl’s LifeRide to support the cause.

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The annual motorcycle LifeRide continues Kiehl’s mission to heighten awareness and raise funds for amfAR. This year, beginning in Minneapolis and ending in Nashville, the multi-city charity ride will take place over 8 days, from July 31-Aug. 7, 2017.

The LifeRide rally will continue along through 9 different stops throughout the country. Even better: Kiehl’s will donate a total of $100,000 over the course of the ride. With each public stop, people can attend and meet the riders, learn more about amfAR, and contribute to the non-profit. Kiehl’s and amfAR executives will be riding motorcycles alongside celebrity riders from NYC through their journey. Since Nashville is the last stop on this year’s ride, they’ll be hosting an event at the Kiehl’s location in The Mall at Green Hills celebrate the grand finale of the LifeRide.

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The event is open to the public and festivities will incude a special musical performance from Ingred Andress, a meet-and-greet with beauty blogger Amanda Ensing, skincare consultations, catered bites from Bacon and Caviar and on-site motorcycles, with TV expected to attend. If you’re in the area and available, please come out and support this wonderful event!

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In honor of this charitable event, I’m hosting a giveaway on my Instagram— where one lucky winner will receive NINE of my favorite premium skincare products from Kiehl’s Since 1851.

Hope to see you there!

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I feel like I’m getting my groove back after being in somewhat of an exhausted slump since I returned from Mexico last month. This past week has been more productive than the entire month of July so far and it feels good to have my energy return. Now if I can just get myself to finish up our garden out back, I’ll feel more accomplished. I knew yard work was going to take a lot of elbow grease and motivation at this house, but man, it takes some serious dedication to stay on top of it. Kudos to all you homeowners that spend hours on end in the yard making sure everything is neat. I can barely keep my green bean sprouts alive and those are the easiest things to grow. I’ve got a long road ahead of me, haha!

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A couple nights ago, Steve and I decided to go on a last minute dinner date to our favorite taco spot, Bartaco after picking up his car with newly replaced tires. We weren’t ready to go back home (where I spend all day every day working) so I offered up the idea of grabbing a late dinner. I say this every time we randomly go out during the week, but it never fails to amaze me how good it feels to break up the week with a mid-week date and a cocktail.

airyairyI wore this delicate, lacy white top with my favorite loose-fitting and flowy palazzo pants. The heat has been insane in Nashville this week, so I wanted something light and airy that wouldn’t make me feel even sweatier. The older I get, the more I appreciate a good pair of loose-fitted, comfortable pants. Especially since I no longer work in an office.

airyTop– Shein // Pants– Target // Slides- Forever 21 // Necklace- Lulus [similar] // Clutch- Lulus [similar]

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So happy that it’s Friday! Tonight I’m grabbing drinks with friends, tomorrow we’re going to the Elliston Place Street Fest, and Sunday I’m going to do some gardening. Hold me accountable. 😉 Have a great weekend!

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