All posts by Denise

I love my front porch

20160926_112647-01Two years ago, when we moved into our house, we quickly found our favorite thing to do every day: start the day with coffee on the front porch. I remember the first night in our new home, I got up and went to Panera for bagels and coffee. We enjoyed them on our porch, and the tradition began.

Summer and winter puts a damper on our front porch time, but spring and fall are perfect. It just sets my mood and day off right when I sip coffee with my husband and we watch the cars pass. We plot out our day. Maybe we will look at Facebook and Twitter until our phones are dead. Or like today, I’ll grab my laptop and get a little work done.

I love my front porch. I had no idea how much I would love it when we bought our house, but its become one of my top five features… if not my absolute favorite.

We need to paint the railings, which is on the to do list this week. I’d love to install a ceiling fan, so maybe we could use it a little more in the summer. And we should probably reseal the concrete soon. But its all part of being a homeowner, and taking care of what you have. Taking care of your home.

I love the memories we’ve already made on our front porch… and I look forward to years of more memories. One cup of coffee at a time.

Time Jumpers remind me why I love Nashville

Monday, I surprised my husband with tickets to see The Time Jumpers. They can be found ever Monday night at 3rd & Lindsley in downtown Nashville. If you want a seat, get there early…

As in, we were there at 6 pm for a 9 pm show. And our seats were pretty awesome:

Time Jumpers

I’m not going to try to describe the experience you get any time you see the Time Jumpers, I’m just going to tell you that you need to go if you find yourself in Nashville on a Monday night.

Time Jumpers

Time Jumpers

Time Jumpers

Time Jumpers

Time Jumpers

When we left the show, I was struck my the fact that nights like that are why I love living in the Nashville area. That heart of music that made it Music City beats strong every Monday night. You hear western swing, jazz, blues, country… all in one night from some of the very best musicians in the city. THE best. There’s no tracks here. There’s no flashy lights, dancing, or anything of the sort. It’s just a group of musicians who love what they do, who will make you love it too.

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