Monday, March 16, 2015

Read Me Week

Read Me Week is in full swing. The boy dressed as Davy Crockett for the book character parade. To my great delight he has become a reader. He is devouring all the Lemony Snicket books and also is reading the Lightning Thief for his book club. Third grade is pretty cool.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

snow-pocalpyse 2015

Nashville is ensconced in ice. and snow.

mostly ice, actually.  and frigid temps. like below zero and stuff.

but on a walk yesterday i found this. i've decided it's my stonehenge. a magical moment indeed.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Acklen Flats: Kitchen

This photo is from the A-Flats Facebook page. Isn't this a lovely kitchen? I like the look overall. My tour is in just over a week. I can hardly wait!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


If you're not watching Grantchester on PBS, the big question is why?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Acklen Flats. My new nest?

Several businesses will soon move into the retail space of 2100 Acklen Flats: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Double Dogs restaurant, Revelator Coffee, Native + Nomad, Uncle Classic Barbershop and Pilates Garage.

A few more slots are left to be filled.

Progress is coming along with construction. Exteriors are taking shape, and some interiors too, if you check the A-Flats Facebook page.

Can't wait to see the courtyard in the center (a mini-central park if you will), which could be nice for bocce ball, s'mores-making and stargazing on summer nights.

Also the stained concrete, granite countertops, subway tile and stainless appliances are going to be pretty.

I go on a tour in a week and a half. Can't wait!

Pre-leasing will begin soon. Only 42 units on two levels, so it will be cozy and hopefully have a nice sense of community.

fingers crossed!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Acklen Flats.

A new exciting housing option is springing up in a neighborhood I love. It's exciting to see it rise.

This side presents to the main street. (click on the photos to enlarge)

You can see where the shops will go in on the bottom level, followed by two levels of units above. There will be a Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream and Revelator Coffee. Plus a pilates studio, barber shop, boutiques and more.

Each side of the building has its own personality. This is the south side.

I think the south side is my favorite. Love the brick.

This is the back, facing the alley.

This is the side presenting north, in other words it has a view of my favorite independent art house theater.

The building is rectangular, with a secret greenspace tucked in the middle, which will feature courtyard views, a firepit with flat screen TV, outdoor grills and more. Shall i bring the bocce ball and croquet? Because i'm willing.

This exterior looks very sleek i think. Parking is below. Interiors will feature nice urban touches, including marble counter tops, stained concrete or plank wood floors, stainless appliances and open concept living spaces.

The fabulous Belcourt theater is so close. Plus Provence Breads, shops like Bookman, Pangaea and 1000 Faces, and much more. My church is across the street, and the bus stop is right there if i decide to ditch my car and take advantage of my employer's free ride to work option. and did i mention it's two blocks from the elementary school and one block from the park? What could be better, I ask you?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

lego heaven.

remember three years ago when i said i wanted this lego camper? well, i got it for myself for christmas/birthday and have spent the last several days watching the boy assemble it brick by brick (photos to come).

(i indulged my OCD tendencies by helping organize the 1,300-plus pieces into color categories while he did the assembling.)

i rarely buy kits like this, and have lots of reasons for that (too expensive; what do you do with it after it's built; if it breaks, the pieces just end up in the big lego tub, etc. etc.). but this little splurge has been worth every penny.

seeing my boy engrossed in building has been quite revelatory.

my child is exceptional at legos. he LOVES doing this. and he's usually not a kid who stays focused on any one thing for very long.

the TV has been off for hours. he's using his analytical skills, following directions, playing independently, is focused on a task, and is building self esteem along the way.

dare i say legos are educational? healthy? positive?

 i just did.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

gingerbread house. you are not long for this world.

After Christmas we are going to blow it up with firecrackers. (After removing the American flags, of course.) It's our new favorite tradition.

Monday, December 15, 2014

the holiday season is here. hurray for christmastime!

we are so in the spirit of christmas, the tiny fake walgreens tree would not do. we went out and got the real deal from the boy scouts. perfection!

Monday, November 24, 2014

sister time is the best time.

here are a few pictures from my recent trip to south florida for my birthday. its was a magical time with sisters Charlotte and Jean and cousin Sooz.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Marco Island birthday celebration.

Sister selfie!

we are 50.

And enjoying every minute in south florida!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fall is here indeed.

chilly temps, golden hills, and the rise of sparkling new towers across the skyline. nashville is growing, changing and evolving, even as the leaves take flight.
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