Life Lately – A Weekend in Nashville Review

Hey friends! Happiest of Monday’s to you! How was your weekend? Ours? Delightful! I thought today I’d do a little life lately post in the form of a weekend review and share what all we did this past weekend.

If you are a regular here at Coast to Coast then you know I’m in Nashville, and Kent was here for the weekend. We had a lot of fun things to do and celebrate. I shared when I could remember on my Insta-stories, so if you follow me on Instagram and happen to be a story watcher, this might be old news. On a side note, the Mother’s Day Giveaway is still live until May 10th, so make sure you enter at the bottom of the post.

Friday during the day, Kent and I had some time to ourselves to just goof off, so we played tourist a little, but not before taking Erin (our daughter-in-law) a treat at work. Katie was in class and Benny works too far away to just breeze into his office. I did take a picture and it’s blurry, but still cute.

I took Kent to an area called 12 South. He’d only been there to eat and never really explored it. Naturally I had to hit a few murals. I mean after all, “When in Rome”. If you go to Nashville and don’t take a picture with a mural, were you really even there? And if you’re a blogger and don’t, then your entire identity is called into question. LOL

Jeni's Ice Cream in Nashville on 12 South

We stopped into Jeni’s ice cream and shared in a little afternoon treat. I highly recommend the Gooey Butter Cake and Buttered Almond Brittle

For dinner, we met our peeps at our favorite Mexican restaurant. We have to get a good Mexican fix whenever we go to Nashville or Richmond. The Mexican restaurants in California are not at all what we’re used to and in our opinion are lacking…mostly in the queso department. Yep, when you ask for queso aka cheese dip, they look at you like you have 3 heads. What the heck??? After dinner I was so proud I remembered to take a picture of us all together. The struggle is real y’all.

This was a cah-razy weekend to be in Nashville. Not only was it the marathon, but you may have heard the NFL Draft was in town.😉 The main drag in downtown was all blocked off and was one big party. Our friends live a little over 3 miles from downtown, so we walked down Friday night to check it out. We had to do it…we may never have that opportunity again.

Saturday we were up and at em’ bright and early for Benny to run the Rock-n-Roll marathon. He was planning to run the entire thing until a few weeks ago when his leg started bothering him, so he ended up just running the half. He did so AWESOME!!! Ranked in the top 2%. We are so proud and excited for him. Oh and did I mention it was his 24th birthday. What a great way to celebrate. We were able to catch him in two different spots and cheer him on.

Saturday night we went to one of Benny’s favorite BBQ restaurants and some of friends that lived in Richmond with us 10 years ago were able to join us. We had the best time catching up with them.

We went back to our friends and had the requested birthday dessert of Chocolate Brownie Trifle.

Sunday I got to see two of my besties at church and again…so proud that I thought to grab a quick picture. #becomingalegitblogger My jumpsuit made another appearance and got rave reviews.

That’s it for photo documentation, so I won’t bore you with all the words about the rest of the day, but let’s just say there was lunch and dinner with my kiddos and that makes for a pretty perfect Sunday.

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Now on to the giveaway!

Come and enter the Mothers Day Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win gift cards totaling $410! Winners choice of gift card

We are so excited to be giving away $410 in gift cards for Mother’s Day to three lucky readers. The giveaway will run from April 26th – May 10th.

The prizes are:

  • 1 – $200 gift card
  • 1 – $105 gift card
  • 1 – $105 gift card

Each winner will choose the gift card you want. Please choose a gift card which comes from an online store and can be paid by US dollars. EX: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Macy’s, Kohls, etc. You may ask for more than one gift card but must add up to your prize amount.

Come and enter the Mothers Day Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win gift cards totaling $410! Winners choice of gift card

Now its time to meet our co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.

Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom | Mary at Real Girl’s Realm | Dana at Create To Donate | Marie at The Inspiration Vault | Debi at Life Currents | Meredith at The Mom of the Year by Meredith Spidel | Audrey at That Recipe and Munofore | Tammy at Creative K Kids | Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag | Michelle at Our Crafty Mom | Leslie at Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After | Kristin at White Arrows Home | Penny at Penny’s Passion | Mary at Dine Dream Discover | Trish at By Trish Sutton | Lisa at Coast to Coast | Janelle at Num’s the Word | Tara at Noshing With The Nolands | Emily at Domestic Deadline | Linda at A Labour of Life | Gladys at Moms to Grandmas | Habiba at Craftify My Love | Sinea at Ducks ‘n a Row | Nancy at Nancy On The Home Front | Heather at The Super Mom Life | Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style | Terri at Our Good Life | Beverly at Eclectic Red Barn | Tammy at My Life Abundant

Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful co-hosts and their blogs.

The giveaway will end midnight on Friday, May 10th, a few days before Mother’s Day. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming their prize. If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will choose another winner. The giveaway is open to anyone over 18 years of age and able to receive e-gift cards from the U.S.
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