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{Travel} Summer in Wisconsin

Yikes! It’s been a while- what a crazy month this has been. My parents are moving out of my childhood home this week {to Nashville!}, so Grant and I made the trip up to Wisconsin before the house has new owners! We had a wonderful long vacation, full of friends, family, good eats, new adventures, many memories, and even more “see you laters” {I don’t believe in goodbyes}. Since we’ve been back, I’ve been getting ready for my new school {nursing no longer!} and new job {at Vanderbilt’s Career Center} to start!

A few of my most favorite Wisconsin vacation moments {sorry for so many!}…

Summer Sounds – Cedarburg

Madison Farmer’s Market

A day of boating on Green Lake

Found all of my 1st grade lunch notes from my wonderful Mom while packing!

Lambeau Field – Go Packers!

Hello, Aaron Rodgers

Milwaukee Lakefront


Navy Pier Ferris Wheel


Happy Sunday!




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{Travel} Historic Tennessee Tour

What to do on a hot summer day, you ask? Well, how about a driving tour of historic Tennessee? Considering I’ve lived here for almost 4 years, its about time I saw what life was like in the “olden days.” Last week, Grant and I both had a free day, so we decided there really wasn’t anything better to do! We’re completely movied out, and with temps near or over 100, staying inside is really the only option, especially for a Wisconsinite like myself. I found the sights to see online, and we drove at our own pace on beautiful back country roads for a good 6 hours… bonding at its finest!

1) Donut Den. No, not on the “historic site” list, but its been in business since 1940-something, so that’s historic enough. I drive past it on my way to the gym, and am always tempted, but have never stopped. Good thing, because I’m now addicted!



2) Historic Franklin. I just love the little town square and main street of shops- it definitely reminds me of Cedarburg, where I grew up!

3) Lieper’s Fork. Supposedly a historic town, with really good almond butter from Joe’s!

4) Attempted to stop at the Rattle & Snap House. Unfortunately, its now a private home, and you need advance reservations. Otherwise the guard dogs will chase you out…

5) James K. Polk Home. The pictures speak for itself!

6) We passed a few civil war battlefields on the way to stop #7

7) Carnton Plantation. By this time, it was 4pm and still over 100 degrees. We decided to save this for a cooler day, but it looks beautiful and is sure to be another great adventure!



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{Travel} Weekend in the Big D

Longhorn Crossing!

Dallas. It’s been on my “go-to” list for months, probably because ALL of my friends somehow center around this city- they’re either born there, grew up there, have recently moved there to start a job, or have some connection to this great place! So, it was about time I made a trip to go see what all of the hype was about. I had been there once before, but I was 13 and it was for an ice skating competition, so needless to say I didn’t get to experience all the city has to offer like I could now. I went for a long weekend, Friday through Monday, and stayed with my sweet friend Kathryn! It was such a fun weekend and a great way to start June, and summer for that matter!

Directly from the airport, we headed to Fort Worth for some legit Tex-Mex at Joe T. Garcia’s and the RODEO! Yes- a real life rodeo. What an experience to say the least…

Joe T’s


The rest of the weekend was filled with shopping, eating, catching up, quality friend time, and even more tasty meals!

Out and About

Sweet Friends

Banana’s Foster Souffle

Thanks to my wonderful friends for such a great second-first trip to Dallas!

Mother and Daughter


A “must”… 3 is my FAV number!


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{Travel} Quick Trip to Chattanooga

Over Memorial Day Weekend, Grant and I decided to head to Chattanooga for a little fun. I had only ever driven through, and had been wanting to spend a little more time there, than just at a gas station. I didn’t know much about it before going, only that it was a 2 hour drive from my house. Its definitely still an “up and coming” city, but there were so many unique things to do, that we can’t do in Nashville. It was so hot out, that we definitely had to take advantage of all the touristy things the city offers. Some highlights of the weekend:

Tennessee Aquarium

Pedestrian Bridge

Ruby Falls

Lookout Mountain (the sign said you can see 7 states from the top. I’m not so sure about that…)

Good Eats

Let’s eat!

If you have a free day or two, I definitely recommend going- a quick weekend trip worth taking in my opinion. I loved every second of our trip, and am already excited for our next adventure!


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{Travel} Weekend in Rome

This past weekend I went to Rome. No, not Italy, I wish… but, Georgia, where Grant’s sister was married on Saturday! It was so fun to be tourists for the weekend, and I’ve had enough sweet tea to sail away.


She was married on the Berry College campus at Barnwell Chapel, a beautiful 100-year old wooden chapel that seats about 100 people. The ceremony was so sweet and personable and the day was just gorgeous!

Barnwell Chapel

We had some time to explore the town, and it reminds me exactly of where I grew up, just about 4 times as big! We ate at a couple of great restaurants… Honeymoon Cafe, 333 on Broad, and The Partridge.


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