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A Weekend in Nashville: Bachelorette Party + Baby Henry

Good morning!

How was your weekend?!

I told you we were going to have a fantastic weekend, and we did indeed. We drove back to my hometown of Nashville, TN to visit family, and for me to attend my best friend’s bachelorette party. It was a jam packed two days, but we made lots of fun memories, and I have lots to share. Excuse the iPhone photos this time, I was a busy lady!

Let’s start with Saturday morning’s workout!

If I don’t have a race planned, or if I’m not training for anything in particular, I am generally lucky to squeeze in one workout over the weekend. Anyone else this way? As you know, I LOVE finding time to workout while I’m traveling, even if it’s just a long walk. And the long walks I love most? The ones with my mom! We don’t get to do this very often, so when I’m in town I like to make it a point to get out of the house with her and catch up on everything while we walk and talk. This time we took Truckee, and she loved feeling like “one of the girls.”

walking in franklin tn

I’ve learned a lot living away from “home,” especially that moments with family that are few and far between, are moments you want to remember.


My parents live pretty much in the woods, up on a ridge, so their neighborhood is nothing but big hills. We walked a little over 2.5 miles, and soaked up the sunshine! I forget how much I DON’T do hills here in AR, so it was good to give my legs a new workout. Truckee did so good! Her big nose took her off the road a few times, but other than that, she walked right along with us and was pooped the rest of the day. I knew she’d be in her kennel a lot that day so I wanted her to be able to stretch her legs! Starting the weekend off active is always a good idea!

After our walk, Adam and I got ready to go into town and run a few errands before it was time for lunch. For lunch, we had my grandparents, parents, and brother and sister-in-law and of course baby Henry over. This was Adam’s first time meeting our new nephew Henry, and only my grandparent’s second time to see him, so we took lots of sweet pictures! The pictures of Henry with his great-grandparents deserve their own post, so check back later!

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Henry LOVED Uncle Adam’s beard. He was quite the fan and couldn’t take his eyes off him. I think they’re going to be best buds! I’m seeing lots of fishing adventures in the future.

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And of course Henry loves me. We already knew that.

After our late lunch, I got ready to go to my friend’s bachelorette party! We all wore black dresses except for the bride who wore a cute white dress with her pink sash. I had planned to wear my go-to short black dress with red high-heels, but then I found this black maxi dress at Loft while Adam and I were out, and after combining a 40% off coupon with a $40 Loft rewards card, this beauty topped out at $18!!!!!! So, I said heck yes to the dress and opted for comfy over tall. Or sexy really. But whatever.

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The party started at one of the bridesmaid’s apartment where we ate and had her lingerie party. How cute were these cookies?? Don’t worry, they were delicious too!

bachelorette party decorations and cookies

After she opened up all of her fun goodies, we headed to downtown Nashville to Zanie’s Comedy Club where we saw Loni Love. Without going into detail, Loni was a HOOT and I’ve now had my year’s worth of crude humor! But, it was hilarious!

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bachelorette party in nashville

It was so fun, and I think the Bride thoroughly enjoyed herself! She deserves it!

Sunday we headed back to AR, and I’m already missing the weekend.

black lab riding in car

How was your weekend? How did you stay active? Been to any fun get-togethers recently?

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    April 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Looks like a great time! I spent a lot of time outside too enjoying the sunshine with my pup.
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      Sweet Miles
      April 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

      Fun! You know I love hanging outside with my fur baby too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie
    April 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I love bachelorette parties! They are always so fun. That Loft dress is a steal! You can get some really insane online deals with them too. I never pay full price for their clothes.
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      Sweet Miles
      April 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

      I thought so too! I was quite proud of myself for getting such a good deal! Oh yes, I get their emails and they are ALWAYS having a sale, it’s fantastic!

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    Healthy Diva
    April 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Looked like a fun weekend! Bachelorette parties are always a good time! Glad your friend had a great one, always a good memory to have!

    And Henry is adorable! <3

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      Sweet Miles
      April 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

      It was so much fun! Definitely worth the drive to spend that time with my girlfriends ๐Ÿ™‚ Aww thank you! We think Henry is adorable as well!

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    April 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Love me some Loni, she’s hilarious on Chelsea Lately! Loved those cookies, we made those for my Bestests bach party too!
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      Sweet Miles
      April 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Haha she was pretty funny!! Pretty dirty, but hilarious! Aww fun!! I’ve never made them like that before but I always see them and think they’re so cute! So girly and fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    April 14, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Sounds like a fun weekend! I love the look little Henry is giving Adam – so sweet!
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      Sweet Miles
      April 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

      It was so cute, he was just in awe ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    April 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Look at you holding that lil’ babe. You’re a natural ;). LOVE the dress and I love great deals even more haha! Can’t believe it was only $18 from Loft. That’s pretty crazy haha.

    Glad you had such a nice weekend :).

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      Sweet Miles
      April 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

      HAHA! I’ll tell my husband you said so ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know, $18 was a steal, I almost laughed when she told me the total!

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    April 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Your weekend sounds wonderful! I love when my weekends are filled with family time. You really don’t understand or appreciate how precious family time is until you don’t get to see your family the whole time! You looked beautiful at the bachelorette party. I am planning my best friend’s bachelorette party and lingerie shower right now, and I’m already so excited for it!

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      Sweet Miles
      April 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

      So true!! Family time is so precious! Aw thank you! FUN!!!! I’m planning one in Sept, and can’t wait! How are your plans coming together??

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    April 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Yes for dresses on sale!! I love it. Also, can I borrow that baby for, like, a day or two? So cute!
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      Sweet Miles
      April 15, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Haha!! Isn’t he so cute?? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 16, 2014 at 3:30 am

    My weekend was spent trying not to die (nah just kidding, it’s only tonsillits). Yep recovery ๐Ÿ™ oh well better now than during Spartan race.
    Baby Henry is adorable, yay for baby cuddles.
    You totally rock the black dress. I want a dress like that but we are coming into autumn now, and I don’t out.
    Were the cookies tasty?
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