Sunday, August 25, 2013

I Went to Barnes and Noble...

Yesterday my grandparents treated me to dinner and a trip to Starbucks... I Instagrammed it because I'm slowly but surely becoming more and more obsessed with Instagram everyday.

Part of what I got from Barnes and Noble... also green tea from Starbucks.
We went to an Irish restaurant for dinner and this was outside. How cool!

I wasn't quite sure if I needed/wanted anything from Barnes and Noble, but then I remembered A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book came out recently and I more or less made a beeline for the book as soon as I walked through the doors. I'm a big fan of Emma and Elsie's blog A Beautiful Mess. It's an amazing blog with the coolest pictures I've ever seen and I'll be sure to use some of the tips I read in their book for my own photos.

Also while at Barnes and Noble, I picked up a planner. I'm starting school soon and while yes, I use my calendar on my phone, in my opinion there's nothing better than an old school planner. Besides how could I pass up a planner with elephants on it- I couldn't!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Roadtrip: Nashville

My best friend since the first grade (doesn't that make us sound old) decided to take a drive down to Nashville because
1. We always wanted to take a road trip. 
2. We love country music. 

And I have to say it was unbelievably awesome!!

The drive was beautiful in itself- if you ever need to clear your head or just need to take away, take a drive and hopefully you'll see breathtaking views like this.

We stopped at a gas station and stumbled upon this.

We only had two full days in Nashville, but we made sure to make the best of it. We stopped by some well known honky-tonks on Broadway, The Stage and Tootsies. We looked at the stars on the Walk of Fame and visited the Country Music Hall of Fame. My friend and I walked over to Vanderbilt University (a possible grad school) and then over to Centennial Park to see the Parthenon replica.

The Parthenon in Centennial Park

Walk of Fame

I'm a firm believer in the fact that the food makes the road trip and let me tell you, the food was delicious. Some of the places we stopped at were Fido (heard Taylor Swift's a fan) and this coffee shop Crema. I definitely posted a picture of my coffee with the cool design on Instagram.

Crema. This was so good!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Oh Florida.

I just spent the past week vacationing in Florida with my family and we had the most wonderful time. I relaxed on the beach, read a book called Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch, which I really liked, and took walks almost everyday. It's honestly one of my favorite things to do. Especially with this view.


We also visited to the Ringling Museum, which we go to every time we go to Florida. Seriously, we never get tired of this place.  They have an art museum and a circus museum and you can tour the mansion that John and Mable Ringling resided in (they tell you all about that on the tour).

Outside the Ringling Mansion

So, I had a fantastic week. Sad to leave, but happy to be home and I can't wait to go back again.