Kate and Blake

From NY to Nashville.

Beige Lightning. September 6, 2009

Filed under: everyday — kateschalkboard @ 1:12 am

So Blake got a new car – and here it is!   It’s an 83 Datsun and in incredible condition.  We got it for a steal and are so happy with it.  We were thinking of a scooter, but when we found this baby on craigslist, we immediately rethought that idea.  Check out the pics and enjoy 🙂  Blake sure is.

I’d also like to say we have sadly given up our NY plates and licenses to become TN drivers.

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Math Camp BBQ! August 23, 2009

Filed under: everyday — kateschalkboard @ 6:53 pm

So Blake’s math camp ended on Friday and we had everyone over for a BBQ at our house.  Here are a few pics, we had a really good time.IMG_1944

Art, Erin, and Blake in deep discussion.

Art, Erin, and Blake in deep discussion.

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Lola was still the center of attention.

Lola was still the center of attention.

 

Anna Beth came to town!

Filed under: everyday — kateschalkboard @ 6:49 pm

My best friend from college, Anna Beth, came to Nashville for a few days.  Here are a few highlights.  She has some pictures too so I’ll hopefully add those.  These are all mostly from inside Opryland, which is surprisingly tasteful and beautiful.

Anna Beth in Opryland.

Anna Beth in Opryland.

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We opted out of the boat ride.

We opted out of the boat ride.

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Not the most attractive, but bffs for life.

Not the most attractive, but bffs for life.

 

We fixed the brown! August 11, 2009

Filed under: everyday — kateschalkboard @ 12:10 am

So the incredibly nice guy at Home Depot gave us free paint (basically because he totally messed up the first batch) and we were able to do only one coat of the dark brown.  It came out perfect – now for a dresser…DSC_0061

 

Which would you rather have?

Filed under: everyday — kateschalkboard @ 12:08 am

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Living room update.

Filed under: everyday — kateschalkboard @ 12:06 am

So we got a steal on a dining room table and chairs from Ikea (through Craigslist) and they’re the perfect size for our small dining area.  We also got a very LARGE sectional that is the most comfortable thing I’ve ever sat in.  They delivered it at 7am this morning, but a lovely way to start the day.  However, later in the day Blake decided it was too big for the room and wanted to rearrange the pieces around the room.  He eventually saw the sectional was made to be in one piece and not broken up.  You can see how I felt about the whole ordeal.  DSC_0054DSC_0057Also he built some shelves to go in the unit above the fireplace, so those will be filled soon.DSC_0058DSC_0092

 

Tomato Fest! August 10, 2009

Filed under: everyday — kateschalkboard @ 11:59 pm

So East Nashville (our hood) has a tomato fest every year, and we just happened to be here for it.  It’s quite eclectic and very odd at times, but a good time nonetheless.  Everything is based on tomatoes (obvi) and there are tomato eating contests (for people and dogs), tomato art, bloody mary “drink offs” and more.  It was fun, and we met some cool people (including a very inebriated girl who was wearing my same dress and insisted on taking a picture with me) and loved watching the live bands.  Best of all it was all only 5 minutes from our house.  Did I mention Nashville is cool?

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