we are in the middle of the mildest winter in as long as anyone can remember. and some days, that's okay with me. in tennessee where it doesn't snow, winter can just be ugly and miserably cold. so when the news predicted that we would have a weekend of snow in the same week of sixty degree temperatures, us tennesseans just crossed our fingers and prayed for a blizzard. okay, maybe just me.


in between the christmas and birthday celebrations, we spent the few days we had free out and about in nashville and franklin. we visited my favorite coffee shops like barista parlor, honest coffee roasters, and fido. with all of our coffee shop hopping, i made sure to wear my new coffee tree bracelet from the kula project. i urge you to check out their website and see the incredible work they are doing in rwanda! we did some window shopping in downtown franklin and the 12 south neighborhood. we spent a beautiful morning grabbing breakfast, checking out a few antique shops, and driving through leiper's fork. and we finished off the trip with a night of bowling at king's. 

as always, no visit is ever long enough! until next time, nashville! 

SO LONG, 2016!

another year has come and gone and what a year it has been! i am welcoming the new year with open arms and an open mind. 

happy new year to all of you! and thank you from the bottom of my heart for following along. 


when we first moved into this home, we were so excited about it's potential. we are still renting and didn't want to throw too much money into a home that truly isn't ours but a fresh coat of white paint true transformed this little cottage. for months we talked about decorating for the holidays. it's our favorite time of year and filled with so many traditions. we couldn't wait to put up our tree, hang stockings on our (first!!!) mantle, and do so much more. here's a few photos from the last week. we've been adding more greenery and lights by the day! happy holidays, friends!