Hey y’all! I hope your February is off to a good start! I can’t believe we are already halfway through the month. Like literally, WHERE does time go? Last weekend I met up with my BFF’s Ricci & Jenn in Memphis. We were actually celebrating three different events: Ricci’s birthday, the Fifty Shades Darker premiere, and the passing of my pharmacy boards. That’s right, I’m an officially registered pharmacist! We had been planning this trip for a while, and it didn’t disappoint!

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Ricci & I met up in downtown Memphis Friday for lunch and headed to Huey’s. I personally loved this spot because I got a yummy “California” burger with avocado on it. YUM!

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memphis, huey, burgers, restaurant, downtown

We then walked around downtown/Peabody Place for a little bit before checking in to our hotel. If you have never been inside the Peabody Hotel, you have GOT to go. It’s so beautiful inside and the ducks wading in the fountain are so cute!

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After we checked into our hotel, we just rested for a while before meeting Jenn at the mall for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Since we had been doing Whole 30, this was a welcome change to our diet. We might or might not have eaten a little more than we probably should ;)

If you don’t know the back-story, I met Jenn & Ricci through blogging. We constantly joke because the first time we met was on a road trip and we are thankful we didn’t turn out to be complete weirdos. Well, we are weird, but you know what I mean! Friday night we had a wild night let me tell you…we went back to the hotel and did clay masks! Here’s the evidence…

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Saturday we had big plans to go to Graceland. I was a little bit apprehensive, because I never really got into Elvis. However, the trip and tour turned out to be a blast! We got to tour Elvis’s home, racquetball court, garage full of cars, and jumbo jet. Of course I was the tourist on my phone googling Elvis facts the entire time. I never knew he had a stillborn twin brother OR the fact that he actually died at Graceland. I would highly recommend the tour to get to know more about this American icon. PS the meditation garden was my favorite part…be sure to check it out just near the pool in his backyard.

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graceland, elvis, memphis, road trip

DID you know that Elvis had the cutest pink Jeep? I suspect it was purchased for his wife or daughter. It was so adorable and I want it!

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Saturday night we did a little shopping at Sephora and I grabbed this, this, and this!

We then headed to see Fifty Shades Darker. If you have seen it, let me know in the comments and we can discuss!

If you know us, you know we pack a lot of plans into one weekend. Sunday morning we got up and headed to the Majestic Grille in downtown Memphis for brunch to celebrate Ricci’s birthday! OKAY the Majestic is amazing. The décor is very old-timey and charming. It almost reminds me of like Miami/Cuba back during the 50’s. They have palm trees, cool lights, and show old movies on the big screen. We had a yummy flatbread that I would highly recommend:

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We then finished our weekend at IKEA. I had made a “shopping list” on the IKEA app, and I was so thankful I did. I highly recommend doing this before visiting the store. It’s such a large store that it can easily be overwhelming. I grabbed two cabinets, a new lamp, a utility cart, and several décor items. I cannot wait to show you the two rooms I am redoing at the moment. I will share the process here and on my Instagram. Be sure to follow along!

Thanks for reading & please let me know your fave things to do/see in Memphis in the comments below.



Happy Thursday! I’m beyond thankful that it’s almost the weekend. Today I would like to introduce you to a new series here on the blog: Travel With Me Thursday. Catchy, huh? This week, I will be starting with a location near & dear to my heart, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Travel With Me Thursday may cover a town here in Arkansas or a city in Europe or China. The possibilities are endless. I have a fun trip lined up in October, so I can’t wait to share that with you! I had mentioned in Monday’s post that I wanted to blog more about travel, so here we go.

If you’re not from Arkansas, you might know a lot about Fayetteville. It’s located in the far northwest corner of Arkansas and is home to the University of Arkansas. Our mascot is the Razorback and we call the hogs to support our team! WOO PIG SOOIE.

I had actually never spent much time in downtown until the #Megaphone16 blog conference; however, I’m so glad I did because it’s beautiful. I love the tree lined streets and the beautiful town square that gives some much needed shade in this hot, humid Arkansas weather. I will definitely have to head back this fall to see the trees change color, too.

Recently, downtown has added a mural by Alexis Diaz:

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{Alexis Diaz is on Instagram here}

If that owl mural isn’t a huge photo opp, I don’t know what is. Next up, the rainbow wall at Maude Boutique. Grab your BFF and head to Maude to do some shopping, then take some photos (or do a snapchat story) behind the store at the Maude Wall.

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{burgundy skinnies, Target + leopard flats, Yosi Samra}

If it’s football season, you don’t want to miss a game at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium here in Fayetteville. Home to the Arkansas Razorbacks, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come see for yourself as we call the HOGS in our cardinal & white. (HOG call video is here!) If you cheer on another team in the SEC, you know that football RULES the fall season and it’s a big deal around here.

Also, be sure to check out Old Main at the University of Arkansas. It’s the oldest building at U of A and is an iconic symbol of Arkansas.

If you happen to be around the downtown square in the spring/summer, be sure to bring your camera. The flowers are beautiful and bright! You might even catch a bee pollinating a flower.

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We are so blessed to see all four seasons in Arkansas. Be sure to pack a light rain jacket for the spring and even a fleece jacket for the winter. It’s pretty common to see snow (or even ice) in the winter, so prepare for that. And by the way, summer is HOT and HUMID. Be sure to pack some good hair spray ;)


Downtown Hotel: the Chancellor Hotel

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Can we please for a second talk about that ceiling? I want to re-create that in my house SO bad. I was obsessed with that ceiling, and I told everyone I saw :)

“Only in Arkansas” restaurant: Tacos 4 Life

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Here’s why Tacos 4 Life is amazing: 1 meal is donated for every meal purchased. Meals are sent to Swaziland, Africa, and Honduras. If you know me, you know that Honduras is close to my heart as I’ve traveled there several times on mission trips. It pains me to know that there are starving children in these countries, and Tacos 4 Life is a GREAT way to help others. I’m so thankful for those who started Tacos 4 Life. You can also find Tacos 4 Life in Conway and coming soon to Little Rock.

I hope you enjoyed this post on Fayettevile. I also hope you’re excited for my “Travel With Me Thursday” posts coming to the blog.

If you have any questions about Fayetteville, or Arkansas in general, be sure to email me. My email is listed here.



Hey y’all! HAPPY Monday…just kidding! I’m here today to share the first post in a line of a few about my trip to Nashville last weekend! I can’t wait to tell you ALL about it. I met up with my bestie, Ricci, in Little Rock and we headed to see our other bestie, Jenn, who lives in Nashville. It was just about the perfect road trip length…not too long (about 6 hours).

Jenn had to work a half day on Friday, so Ricci & I left SUPER early from Arkansas and went straight to the nail salon in Nashville. Jenn had recommended the Nail Bar & believe me, it did not disappoint! This was the most chic nail salon I had ever set foot in:

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After that, we headed to Jenn’s apartment in the Gulch! The Gulch is a super cute neighborhood that has everything you could ever want: restaurants, a salon, a pharmacy, and much more. That first afternoon, we decided to head out and start our sightseeing. We had booked a 2-day trolley pass that had several stops along the way…I am writing an entire blog post on this with LOTS of details, so stay tuned. We got on the trolley and rode around seeing locations that we knew we wanted to explore more in-depth.

That first night, we had reservations at Puckett’s Grocery for dinner. Reservations here are a MUST. Be sure to call ahead, because the wait was over 1.5 hours if we hadn’t had reservations.

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After dinner, we headed out on the nighttime trolley ride. This was really cool, because we got to see the sights all lit up in bright colors. It was fun to see a “different” side of Nashville without the sun bearing down.

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night view tennessee state capital

We got up pretty early the next morning to grab a spot in line at Biscuit Love. We actually arrived around 7:30am, and there were already people waiting. This place is famous, y’all. BE SURE to arrive early to start waiting in line for the best bonuts (biscuit donuts) you’ve ever tried in your life!

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We then headed to the Blowout Co. for blowouts! If you know us, you can usually find us at a DryBar or a salon at some point on our trips together. We love to get our hair done. Granted, it was super hot & humid, so we opted for ponytails! Right after our blowouts, we stopped by the Wing Wall in the Gulch for pictures! (our trolley had a stop in the Gulch, so it was SUPER convenient)

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After this, we again jumped on the trolley to take us back to the locations we knew we wanted to check out! We stopped at the Parthenon first! Ricci was ALL about seeing the Parthenon, and it didn’t disappoint. The huge Athena statue was super cool to see!

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We then headed to our tour (included in our trolley passes) at the Ryman Auditorium! Talk about history…the Grand Ole Opry had performed here several years ago. It was great to see that the pews still exist, much like a church today.

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Jenn had told us about a cool neighborhood, 12th Ave. South, so we decided to head there next. We visited Draper James (Reese Witherspoon’s store), got some ice cream at Jeni’s, and got some cupcakes (for later) at Sprinkles. We also snapped a few pictures outside at the “I believe in Nashville” wall!

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That night, we went to Green Hills to shop at Nordstrom. If you know me, you know I love Nordstrom. Sadly, Arkansas doesn’t have this store, so I have to visit it in person whenever I can in bigger cities. We then grabbed a super late dinner (around 10pm) at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. Again, the wait was LONG here…even at 10pm. We probably waited 30-45 minutes. They don’t accept reservations, so maybe try it at a weird time…early morning or afternoon.

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The next morning (after the fire alarm debacle at 5am), we ate brunch at Adele’s before saying goodbye to Jenn and heading back to Arkansas.

adeles nashville brunch

I am the LUCKIEST girl to have the BEST friends in the whole world. Who knew that blogging would bring these girls into my life and I would be able to travel with them? SO thankful for you Ricci + Jenn!

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More posts on Nashville coming up this week, so check back.