a first canoe outing

This past week I went canoeing for the first time ever. I know I know I'm deprived of all things out doorsy. We never had a cabin, a boat or even a fishing pole when I was growing up. So I am trying now in my older years to find my connection with nature haha. And let me tell ya something I am quickly realizing that I just love being outside. No we weren't canoeing in one of the most beautiful places in the world but it sure felt like it. Removing yourself from real life and all of the technology these days feels great. Not worrying about conversations that are hard till later, not checking how many like your latest post. I encourage you to spend sometime with someone you love or even by yourself outdoors this week. I promise you won't regret it.



Helllo everyone.....We apologize for things being pretty quiet around here lately. The both of our schedules have been pretty hectic with summer coming to close. BUT! We are working on a few new exciting things and promise things will be back to normal next week! We hope you all are having a fantastic summer and fitting in all of your adventures. If we're being honest though.... we are ready for Fall! (but not old man winter :/)

Sara and Vicky

(photo via pinterest ....perfect right?)


nashville on my mind

Oh Nashville.. I love how alive you are. You are proof that there are so many creative and wonderful people in this world. Something that always hits me hard during my visits is how there is NO judgement in this place. I get to feel myself.. look the way I want to look.. dance the way I want to dance. It astonishes me how creative and unique everything is. Each time I visit I find a new spot that I fall in love with. 

This past weekend John & I took my mom and family around the city and showed them our favorite spots. It was so cool seeing my mom love it as much as I do. :) We had to do a few touristy things like Broadway,  Opry, Franklin etc...but even whilst Honky Tonkying we found new great spots! (The new Acme building on Broadway is amazing!) 

Photos from our little getaway & a few of favorite place below. 
Thank you Nashville for always filling me up:)

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A few of our favorite spots

Crema - grab the Creme Cuban you won't regret it
Barista Parlour - pick one of their hot coffees and biscuit :)
Mas Tacos - a llll of zee tacos and corn OH! and the agua frescas!
Pinewood Social - almond milk latte & egg in a basket for breaky... and grab a cocktail they're great!
Las Paletas - we just tried this for the first time and went back for more! they are ever changing and amazing!
No. 308 - if you searching for a neat bar and a really good time..this is your place :)

Obviously there are a TON more but this should get you started:) 


listening to | Twin Forks

When Erik and I first moved to Orlando, we were walking around "downtown" looking for things to do. (I say "downtown" because it's just 1 street and I'm not sure if that constitutes a "downtown" area.) Everything was closed because it was a Monday night, but we did see a sign for a show happening the next night for a band called Twin Forks. We looked them up and found out it was the smokin' hot singer from Dashboard Confessional's new project! We were so stoked and decided to head down the next night. We ate tacos, then stood in line where we got free tickets, a great show, and new music to fall in love with.

I love performing and I absolutely love watching people perform. Chris Carrabba is doing exactly what he was born to do every night when he walks onto a stage. He knows how to engage a crowd, drown everything else out, and perform to his hearts desire. Along with his incredible vocal talent, he has a heart that goes beyond it. He loves what he does and you can completely tell. He is dedicated to his music and no matter what stage of life he is in, he writes what he feels that he should and I love that. I love screaming my lungs out to old Dashboard but I also love dancing to Twin Forks. The people he hand selects to be in his band too, are amazing. His cousin is his drummer and he was so good, the singer's and banjo players have been amazing, the bass player is incredible. Every detail of what Twin Forks does is thought out and done with so much passion! We have been so lucky, too - both times we have seen them, it has been in Orlando which is his hometown! Hometown shows are always my favorite because they are just so stoked to be back and play where it's familiar. The Social, the venue we have seen them at both times, is the first venue Chris Carrabba ever sold out in his career too, which is so cool!

Along with putting on a great show, he brings some amazing acts out with him. I can't wait to tell you guys about Matrimony and Corey James Bost, two of the artists I've fallen in love with since seeing them with Twin Forks. Please give Twin Forks a listen and let us know what you think! I hope you love dancing to it as much as I do!