Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Outfit Recap: Great Peacock's stage gear

It's been a while since I've been feeling like posting an outfit recap of an ensemble I've put together myself, mainly due to the crazy allergies that have been plaguing me lately, but when I saw the guys in Great Peacock play a show here in Chattanooga, I knew they would more than make up for my lack of stylish posts. Don't believe me? Take a look at these guys....

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Local Visit: King of Pops Chattanooga

During my visit to the Spark festival celebration thingy (I'm truthfully not sure what exactly what it was supposed to be addressed as...), I made a new friend. My new friend's name is Hudson and he's the King of Pops guy for here in Chattanooga.  All I knew as I was walking towards his cart was that A) he sold popsicles, B) he was a legit Chattanooga guy this time around [I'd seen him out a week or two before but in an Atlanta shirt...all will be explained in a second though...] and C) the colorful umbrella he was standing under was calling my name. So I ventured over & scoped out the set up.

Friday, April 26, 2013

How About Some Adventure?

I'm gearing up for adventure this weekend & I hope you all have some too!

Total recap coming next week.

Enjoy the sun, friends.


"Adventure is out there!"

Monday, April 22, 2013

AmericanaramA, Here I come!

Just wanted to let you guys in on the amazing news I found out yesterday- My Morning Jacket, Wilco and Bob Dylan are touring together this summer!

They're playing in Nashville and Atlanta, along with a whole bunch of other dates and I'm pretty sure it's meant to be that I attend this show: Nashville's show is at the Riverfront Park, the site of my very first MMJ concert way back when (whose poster I purchased 2 or 3 years after the actual show & it now resides over my bed...so pretty) and the best part of this gig? It's on my birthday!!!! June 30th brings these three acts to Nashville & this girl can't wait- I can cross off something from my bucket list seeing Dylan live- come on, who truly loves music and doesn't want to do that?  and it's very possible it may turn into a Nashville birthday weekend with some of my friends up there, as well.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Picture It: Downtown Chattanooga (Part 1 of many, I'm sure)

The roof of the Coolidge Park carousel
 This afternoon, I had a little time to pass and had spent the afternoon working at the school I visit that is right by downtown. Since I was in the area, I had dropped of some clothing to trade at Collective Clothing 1 (in St. Elmo, right up the road from where these pictures were taken) and was scouring the store for fun things that I couldn't live without.  I found a small Bambi stuff animal from probably the 60's or so for a good price & I snatched it up, namely because it had the Disney company tag on it (I figure if all else fails and I don't stay in love with it forever, I can send to to a Disney museum or something....enough Mouse talk...).

Walnut Street Bridge

Alas, Bambi was all that I found, so I decided to head up town some to Collective Clothing 2 and check out what all they had gotten new in stock since I visited a few weeks back. Driving over, I debated where to park in the popular area of town I was headed and decided to take the opportunity on the nice day for a walk to get over to the store. Thusly, I parked across the river from CC2 (sorry, I can't give up my free parking spot info though! Those things are hard to find...) and was ready to walk across the Walnut Street Bridge, a solely pedestrian bridge and one of my favorite places to be in all of downtown.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Local Visit: Fork and Pie

The ever-changing chalkboard wall!
Here's a shocker- I like food. In fact, good food, I tend to love it. That being said, I especially love local, really awesome food. That's why for this edition of "A Local Visit", I decided to feature the Chattanooga establishment, Fork and Pie.

This place stays true to its name- they have savory pies and also sweet pies- and they are all pretty good, I have to say (and I've had quite a few of the varieties offered...). Ever since the restaurant opened last summer, I've had many a girls night out, visitors from out of town and an especially high number of Sunday brunches with L at this spot. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

It goes without saying....

Here's to bluer skies soon

Prayers & good vibes are being sent from here at NLN to all of those affected by the terrible events at the Boston Marathon today.

I got the opportunity to go to the event 9 years ago when my dad ran it- it was extra upsetting hearing the stories on the radio and seeing the images on tv, knowing that I had been to that place where such unthinkable things had occurred this afternoon. It just somehow hits you a little bit different when it's actually somewhere you've personally experienced and quite enjoyed as well.

Make sure to tell people you love them- we never know what will happen & this is an unfortunate reminder of that. 


"Adventure is out there!"  (But stay safe!)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Just a Head's Up....

This picture says it all.

It's kinda crazy around here, I won't lie. I'm working on my final big masters paper, trying to get things tied up to start applying for certified positions at work, trying to fight allergy season starting and also squeezing in time with L in there too (I know, I know, it's ridiculous, but I have a hard time going more than a day not seeing him...call me a sap...).

That being said, it may be a little sparse on posts around these parts for a little bit, but please don't count me out- I'll be back with allergies under control & a paper dominated & hopefully a job before too long (pray for me)!

Enjoy the sun, friends.

"Adventure is out there" 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Finally Friday Night: Breakfast at Tiffany's

At the end of the week, I won't lie, I tend to be quite exhausted. Friday nights are generally lazier nights for me- you can ask L about that one, I have a tendency to fall asleep during movies if we go out or even watch on at the house on Friday nights. That being said, this week is no different. It was a little difficult to get back on the work schedule after the week before off for spring break, so I have had a few moments of naps throughout the week, let alone an early night here or there.

Tonight is not much different, except I'm going to watch one of the best movies ever, in my opinion, "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I love the time period in which it was filmed, along with Audrey Hepburn (of course) and the complex character that is Holly Golightly.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Date Night: Bowling Marathon

L and I tend to go out for little date nights every so often and are always looking around for fun things to do around town. It's been a little bit tougher to find stuff to do through the winter but I'm thankful to see that it's going to be warming up very very soon. Last Wednesday night, it was my Spring Break from work & we were looking for something to do post church (post church tends to be the time I get to really want to go out & do something), so we decided, after much hemming & hawing, to go bowling.

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Local Visit: Collective Clothing Two

I've been wanting to post about some of my favorite local spots around Chattanooga to shop, eat and just be- I love telling people about the awesome places to go to support folks I know all over town, so I'm excited to get started on these posts, but this one is even sweeter- today's visit was on the soft opening day of Collective Clothing Two. 

I've been a shopper of the original store in St. Elmo for a few years now & have turned on quite a few friends who live in town & else where to the shop. I even have a tendency to take some of my clothes & accessories in for trade credit in the store & have had nothing but great experiences. Even if I can't always find something clothing wise that I can't live without, I can usually find a nick-knack (say, a  ceramic cat...I've got one of them there before...), accessory, vinyl records, pair of shoes or sunglasses to take home or atleast really want to take with me.