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weekend adventures



What were you up to? Anthony and I had another low-key couple days at home, including a couple of local adventures. First up was Second Harvest Food Bank, where we packed meals for kids in need with our church group! Last time we volunteered here we had to work in the freezer room (hence my 7 layers of clothes) but luckily this time we were working in 70-degree bliss. Fun times.


All that hard work left Anthony and I hungry. No food in the fridge on Saturday so El Jaliciense it was! This hole-in-the-wall Mexican spot is our favorite in town.


Followed by a long nap and an evening stroll…


Later that night we met up with friends to check out a new-to-us restaurant on Nolensville Pike: Bangkokville. Love the fancy details at little Thai place! All the servers were really dressed up and my straw wrapper was folded like a rose.


And my rice was shaped like a heart. True love for Thai food.


The four of us shared some apps and my main event for the night was panang curry. Leftovers for lunch today which will make Monday a little better :)


Two other big accomplishments of the weekend. One, I finished re-organizing my pantry! It was in okay shape after I revamped it last year, but needed some cleaning up. Lots of forgotten, unused, and disorganized foods/appliances were driving me bonkers. Felt so good to put on some Beyonce and spend some time with my trash can, sharpie, tupperwares, and labeling tape.


One of my favorite new OCD tactics is labeling all of my bottles of oils/vinegars/sauces with tape at the tops. That way I can see what’s there without having to pick up each bottle in the back to read the label! I know, I’m crazy.


On Sunday we made it outside for some fresh air at Beaman Park! The weather was awesome and a hike sounded right.


Fall colors everywhere.


This hike wasn’t too challenging (which is good, because I definitely don’t want to fall down a rocky cliff as a pregnant person) but had some nice little inclines to get our heart rates up.


We really liked this five-mile loop though the halfway point was a bit of a letdown. We were hoping for an overlook or waterfall — something pretty! — but instead it was just a few benches and a big tree. Womp.


Still a fun adventure — and only 20 minutes outside of Nashville!


And that’s a wrap! Time to get this week started. Hope you have a good one!

  • Locals: Favorite hiking spot around town?
  • Curry: Red, green, or panang?!
  • What’s one crazy organization/cleanliness tactic you love?

4 thoughts on “weekend adventures

  1. I feel as though the “Hole-in-the-Wall” places are often the best places to go to! We have a mexican place like that, that we love to go to as well. It’s cheap and yummy!

    How neat the details that the Thai place had for your meal. I’ve never had Thai food, I need to find a place because that looks delicious!

    I’m glad you were careful on your trail run, falling down a cliff is def not good, pregnant or not!

  2. I just got home from a nice week in Nashville! I got to run the Brentwood trails every day………….so nice! My husband and I have hiked the hills behind Smith park (newer one, just off Split log road and Wilson Pike, I believe) and Percy Warner trails before.

    Some Nashville food highlights we hit up: Acme feed & seed (downtown) and California Pizza Kitchen!