Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My Favorite Things Nashville- Post #3


I saw this semi driving down the road yesterday, and the sight of its advertisement made me really happy.  Both of my boys spent crucial developmental years in the nurturing environment at High Hopes Inclusive Preschool.  It is such a blessing to families in this area, and it will always have a special place in our hearts.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Favorite Things Nashville - Post #2


We were already on the road this morn when the text came in that our first basketball game of the day was canceled, so the boys and I decided to have one last leisurely breakfast at Monell's.

And as I am writing this post, I suddenly hit rewind... I'm listening to our friend Tha City Paper's new album that dropped last night, and I just heard "passing the plate at Monell's" on his Black History Month track... Ironic.  I think this Paper track just became one of my Favorite Things Nashville.  

Our favorite Monell's in Germantown

My basketballers at Monell's at the Manor this morning.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

My Favorite Things- Nashville

We leave Nashville for Dallas in exactly one month.  As part of my mourning process, I'll be blogging about some of my favorite Nashville things.


I just picked up my early 1950 Singer sewing machine from FRANK's Sewing Machine Repair in Franklin.  I wanted it to go to TX ready to work!  As I have said before, if the house were on fire and I could get only one thing out besides the people, it would be my Singer.  If you have a chance to own one of these solid metal workhorses, seize the opportunity and take it to Frank for new life.  These old girls have none of today's cheap plastic parts & are extremely reliable.  My Singer was Honey's machine (Tommy's paternal grandmother) and it's very dear to me.  Frank has maintained it for me over the years and it runs like a champ.  

This old girl was very patient with me as I learned to sew...

Sewing is a dangerous business.  Frank  is good, but even he can't idiot proof the machine.

My favorite sewing project lately- cotton palazzo lounge pants.  
My TN dining room drapes- I'll be using my Singer for new drapes in the TX house- can't wait to hit all the fabric stores in Dallas!