twenty-four hours in nashvegas

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Nashville from Birmingham is the perfect distance for a little twenty-four hour getaway. We drove up last Thursday morning and made it there for lunch with sweet friends. We spent the day in Nolensville where Kevin and Jane moved last month and got to see their church and home for the day. The last time we were there was moving day so it was fun to see how far they’ve come making it homey.

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The murphy bed experience was a first for me, but it was adorable and such a functional way to make the most of a two-bedroom apartment. The office and work space is fully functional with the murphy bed up and out of the way – but in no time at all it converts into a cute little guest room. I loved the girliness of the quilt with the “man room” axe above the window!

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Kevin’s office and church is also multifunctional – his office serves as the “nursing room” on Sunday mornings, which in fact, is hilarious to me. There are rocking chairs and breastfeeding pillows amongst his commentaries and figurines and discs. Such a memorable combination.

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For dinner we went to Saint Añejo’s in the Gulch. A little spicy but overall delicious. I’m not sure I could handle the hot chicken trend of Nashville! That salsa was amazing though. I wanted to smuggle some home with me.

21-salsa overview

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As the sun was setting Ethan and Kevin went to see The End of the Tour at the Belcourt and Janie and I headed to East Nashville for a night of hymns, coffee, and sweet community with Kate Whitley’s new 30 Days of Hymns calendar. It was such a sweet night!

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Kate had her hymns and the sketches for her designs all over the room. We sang through hymns old and new – some familiar and some I’d never heard before. The guy leading told us about the meaning and history behind most of the hymns we sung, which was such a cool piece of knowledge to have as you sing those beautiful words.

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Naturally we ended the night with Jeni’s ice cream down the street. The lady serving us hit on Janie and I had my life changed forever with my first experience of wildberry lavender. It seriously tastes like fruit loops.

Friday morning meant tattoo time, which was a whole experience in and of itself. Janie was probably more nervous than me, but it was an exciting morning complete with passing out and permanent ink.

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Janie and Kev graciously took us to “that colorful wall” I’d seen on Instagram and we explored Hillsboro Village for awhile. Such a fun area! We had a vegetarian meal at Kay Bob’s (so wish we had more delicious options like that around here!) then of course hit up the other Jeni’s location because… wildberry lavender again. duh.

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After walking around a few shops and taking some more colorful wall pictures, we headed home full and happy from a sweet 24 hours in Nashvegas. No complaints here. Until next time, Nashville!

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