5Things_1Today deserved an update. Between the start of our summer travels, getting back into a normal life routine after the wedding (it seems to be taking longer than I imagined), and spending as much time outside as possible, life has been quite the rollercoaster.  Last week, Patrick and I ate, drank and danced our way through Nashville.

A few stops we made on our trip:

The Pharmacy: Best burger and tots, and not to mention the darling branding.  Nashville just gets me with all of their quirky, retro design.

Jeni’s Ice Cream: One word: heaven

The Flipside 12 South: Who would have thought you could come up with 20 different fried chicken sandwhich combinations? Order the Big Fix, and you will thank me later.

Las Paletas: Hands down the best popsicle I have ever had.

Pinewood Social: If you’re looking for a place to spend the day, this is your place. Bowling, bochee ball, craft cocktails, and great music. We spent hours sitting outside and taking in the surroundings.

Broadway Street: You can’t go to Nashville without making a pit stop on Broadway for some great country and millions of tourists.  If you are anything like me when you travel, this was a short stop on our tour.


After the wedding my parents drove our gifts from Scottsdale to Dallas, along with a few things from my childhood.  Apparently I had a major obsession with Trolls (anyone else?).  I am slowly going through the boxes and laughing as I travel back in time to the 90’s- talk about all things Lisa Frank, Pogs, Barbies and rhinestone covered dance costumes.  Now I just have to figure out what to do with it :) 5Things_4

I was sad I wasn’t in Scottsdale to celebrate Father’s day with my dad on Sunday, but thanks to Personalized Creations I found the perfect gifts for my grill-lovin’ dad.  Here’s a peek at the personalized cutting board I sent to him. They make the cutest gifts for every occasion.



My summer makeup routine is a simple as it gets. Thanks to my lasting tan from Costa Rica, I have been wearing these SUGAR lipsticks from Fresh and a spritz of my signature scent before heading out the door. They have just the right amount of color but keep your lips moisturized throughout the entire day.  It has been too hot and muggy (thanks to the crazy rain) in Dallas to spend time putting on makeup. Because who likes melting makeup face? :/


I picked up this dress from Old Navy on sale last week. It is perfect for these hot summer days, and would make the perfect casual dress for a 4th of July party.  Just add some red accessories and you are set!

xox- a dash of details