MINDFULNESS.

Raise your hand if the holidays stress you out? You can't see it, but I'm raising my hand. I LOVE the holidays (who doesn't?) but let's be honest - it's a chaotic and stressful time! There's the traveling that involves packing everyone up, piling in the car and driving from house to house to visit everyone. There's the cooking - who's bringing what? What time is dinner? Will your cousins be late again like they are every year? Did we forget the cranberry sauce again? And I'm just talking about Thanksgiving!

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A NEW SEASON - LITERALLY & FIGURATIVELY.

Fall has FINALLY arrived in Nashville (Praise the Lord!) and I think the cool weather is here to stay! I love the season of fall. No wait... I LOVE the season of fall! I love the cooler weather, the fashion, the leaves and the way they change colors, the rich & savory foods (see my super easy pumpkin bread recipe below), the holidays... but most of all, I love the actual change of season. 

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TAKING ON TEXAS

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you've seen that I spent a few days in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Work brought us to the Lonestar State, we were scheduled to play a campus concert at The University of North Texas at Dallas. We have friends in the area so we extended our trip a few days to hang out with them and take on Texas! Texas is one of my favorite places. If I couldn't be from Carolina, I'd be from Texas. I love the landscape, I love the truly authentic cowboy way of life, and the food... OH, The food! 

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A NIGHT WITH SAMMY KERSHAW

I was side stage in the wing watching wide-eyed. I was sitting on a barstool with a paper bag full of Logan's roasted peanuts in my lap because it was the only thing I could find to eat backstage. Sammy Kershaw was talking to the crowd about how he started in the music business and who his influences were when he said, "I'm a country music singer. I'll die a country music singer." And right there, covered in peanut shells, I sobbed. Because, I felt the same way.

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