Sign Up For OrderUp Nashville Through My Link And Get a $10 Credit!


There are many days when I’ve forgotten to take my lunch to work, the weather is nasty, I’m on a deadline, and I just wish someone would run out and bring me a nice hot lunch. Between that and a margarita fairy my life would be complete. Okay and a laundry fairy.

I was excited to hear that OrderUp was opening in Nashville! I went to the fun launch party downtown Tuesday night at Barista Parlor, which I learned is one of the most photographed coffee houses in the United States, and had a blast celebrating the grand opening, meeting great people and listening to great music.

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It wouldn’t be a Nashville launch party without live toe-tapping music!


And cupcakes…

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And friends… (Photo courtesy of Angela with Spinach Tiger)

Here’s the deal. I went to the party, got the scoop on Order Up Nashville from their CEO Chris Jeffery AND I have a little virtual party swag for you. I came home with my swanky red sunglasses as seen above. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for OrderUp here in Nashville for free and use code BlondeMom to automatically get a $10 credit! Because they just launched, they’re offering some pretty sweet deals (like a cheese pizza from Obie’s for $3.99.) Plus, if you use my code, you’ll be automatically entered to win another $30 credit. The code ends March 31, so don’t miss out! Sign up now!

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Note that most of the available restaurants at this time are in the downtown Nashville and Vandy area but new restaurants will be added continually.

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Old School Blogging: What We’re Up To!

Mardis Gras Pooch

When we get snowed in slash iced in we do crazy things like dress up the dogs in Mardi Gras beads and boas…good times!

It’s been a while since I really wrote an old school blog post (remember those?) about what my family is up to so I thought I’d share a few updates.

First of all, our baby girl Miss A is going to be starting middle school in August. Yes, let’s just let that sink in for a bit. MIDDLE SCHOOL. We’ll have two middle schoolers at home this fall. Now 5th grade for us in Metro Nashville public schools officially means the start of middle school and don’t get me started on how I think that is way too damn early. We toured a magnet school last month and really loved it but we’re on the wait list so both girls may or may not be at the same school in the fall. I sense a lot of car pooling finessing in my future if Miss A does get into the magnet school.

Miss A has been enrolled in A Novel Idea’s Pen & Paper Club this school year and she absolutely loves it. Her group meets weekly and it’s been perfect for her amazing writing talent. If your child loves creative writing, I highly recommend it. I will never forget her fall teacher, J’Laine Vest, an amazing creative soul who lost her life too early. My last conversation with her was one of positivity and encouragement about Miss A’s writing ability and I will treasure this poem written by Miss A (which J’Laine handed to me that afternoon) forever.

Speaking of car pooling, Miss C just made middle school track and is back on the soccer fields this spring after breaking her ankle last fall. I’m a big advocate of kids playing sports. I was never athletic as a kid and more of the always chosen last in P.E. sidelines kid but if your kid has a particular talent or love for a sport, I say go for it! Just be prepared to log a lot of hours driving to and from games and practices.

Spring break is this month and Miss C is flying solo for the first time ever and will be visiting my sister in Tampa. I’m excited for her! We may take a quick weekend trip to Chattanooga at some time during the break, as well, although all this crazy winter weather in Nashville is chipping away at snow days and more ice and snow is in the forecast for this evening. Mama needs to make a faux wine run (yes in other news I gave up wine for Lent…and not I’m not Catholic or crazy!) I gave up drinking about 5 years ago for Lent and it was a great way to detox before spring, not to mention shed a few pounds of winter weight.

So, that’s about it for our little corner of the world. I have been decluttering the house like crazy and some of that was inspired after seeing how much work it took to settle my stepmom’s estate and get my dad moved into an apartment last fall. We humans love our STUFF. I’m also working on some cool projects at work and occasionally writing for The A Group blog, doing a little freelance work on the side, and enjoying serving on the boards of Femfessionals Nashville and Every Girl Counts, which is set to open Hope Academy very soon!

What’s going on in your world? Do your kids take track? I’m curious to learn more about it as we are track newbies.

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10 Picks For Your Nashville Valentine

Photo of George JONES and Tammy WYNETTE

Valentine’s Day is this Saturday ya’ll!

Here are some Nashville exclusive ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this week either in town and out on the town or for sharing with your loved one(s) across the miles.

Pick up some Olive & Sinclair chocolates as a traditional gift with a Nashville twist.

Go out Friday (and stay in Saturday!) Book a dinner at The Chef and I in Lenox Village. Their special Valentine’s Day wine tasting menu is available starting Friday evening. There are a lot of amazing Sunday brunch options in Nashville as well. Adele’s is on my must try list.

Pick up a gift certificate or a little something for yourself at Beloved Intimates in Green Hills. I’m going there for the first time this week for a Femfessionals Nashville networking after-hours event and can’t wait to see this lovely boutique!

Another option is a gift certificate from Blush Boutique. I love this pink crochet sweater and this black lace skirt for a night out look.

In doing a little research for this post I discovered custom corsets and designer sister duo Ani & Ari should you want to channel your inner Madonna.

Hazel & Chic is another favorite local online boutique owned by fellow Nashville Femfessional Ashley Hammer. I love the  Pretty in Lace champagne dress and this Cross My Heart blush pink tank. Check out her post in the Nashville Scene for more Valentine’s Day date looks!

I always love gifts that make me feel pampered. Check out the skincare products from Thistle Farms and their special Valentine’s Day shop.

Snag tickets to an upcoming Nashville Symphony concert (it looks like there are still tickets available for this weekend’s shows.)

Send your favorite wine enthusiast a bottle of red (my fave) or white from Arrington Vineyards.

Finally make an old school playlist for your love. We’re talking greats like Tammy and George.

Do you go out or stay in for Valentine’s Day? We’ll stay in and if my girls have anything to say about it, we’ll celebrate with chocolate!





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