Hubs got back in town Friday and leaves again next week so wanted to make sure we had a weekend full of family fun.I scoured the Facebook events section to see what was happening around town and saw an event for Sevier Park Fest and our day was decided.  It is a 2 day street festival located in my most favorite neighborhood of Nashville, 12 South. Mark my words, we will live here one day.

 

We loaded up the car, kids, and dog and headed into the big city from the burbs. The best part of street festivals is that there is something for everyone. Corla, our Boston Terrier, had butts to sniff, the girls had a kid zone and music to dance to, hubs had good food, and I had booze during the day, not on vacation and no guilt along with local shops. Not to mention always good photo opportunities.  Visiting the walls in 12 South is a day in itself, that I am planning very soon when we are dressed for a photoshoot. Every where you look there is a wall that would make a great backdrop.

There was a kids zone with tattoos, kinetic sand, balloons, and so much more. Funny story, 2 years ago Brooklyn and I took this same exact picture. Clearly we are a street festival fam,

 

 

It started to sprinkle so we jetted but so glad we were able to get out and enjoy the day together outside. We will def be back next year! Hope to see you.

Yay! Hubs got back in town early this AM after working away all week so naturally we had big plans for today! We grabbed the kids, dog, my mom and sis and hit Main Street Festival in Downtown, Franklin.  Festivals are always so much fun for the family with food trucks, kids rides, music, shopping, and beer.

We got there early to avoid the crowd. Ha, yeah right. This event brings in so many people it was crowded at 10am when it opened. We instantly made it our mission to find some snacks. Kids with food, guarantees moms can shop a little easier.

 

After we got our face painting we had to stop at every reflective surface to see it. They loved it. And I love how Charleigh picked the girly bow and lashes, while Brooklyn picked the black lips and red eyes.

 

 

 

One of my most favorite weekend, family activities in Nashville is hit up the local markets located throughout the city. Most of the time we drive into Nashville proper but this weekend we got to stay close to home and headed to The Factory for The Sunday Market.  Most markets like this have a cause near and dear to their heart and this particular market was benefitting Go. Be. Love. Shopping and eating food trucks while doing good? Im in!

 

So we got there and of course instantly hit up the food trucks. No one likes to shop on an empty stomach. Hubs and kids headed to Yayo’s Omg for tacos and quesadillas.  I hit up Funk Seoul Truck. I ordered the YUZU KOSHO with a Boba Tea but hubs delivered a Chicken Teriyaki so if you are reading this and I stole your food, I apologize. It was delicious though so thank you.

We stopped at the little concert area and listened to some amazing live music. The girls loved it and twirled and showed off their impeccable dance moves they clearly got from their mother.

There were so many cute vendors selling all kinds of goods there. Here is a list of the vendors from their webpage.

~Light of Day HOME ~ Goldfinch  –  Aviate Press Home with Mary ~ FashionABLE ~ Stampily ~Newly ~Aubrey Hyde Home ~ Olive Branch Natural Soap Company ~ East 33rd Design Paper & Plank ~Bubo Handmade ~BRANDED Collective ~ Nash Vinyl  ~ Terri Andersen Ross Art ~ KCdesignZ ~ Barefoot Vintage ~Marshall and Rose ~Rustic River Creations ~ Straw Castle ~ The Faded Farmhouse ~ Tame the Beast ~Sabrosa VintageMaxine 55 – Props Antiques – Whimsical Danger – RV Pottery – Three French Hens – Studio B Printshop – Peggy Vessels – Project 615 – Cedar Comfort – When Heat meets Rust – Electric Buffalo – Franklin Flannels –Ashwood Estates Apothecary Naturals – Brother + Sister Creative – Cindy David Designs – Carpe Diem 212 –

 

If you missed this one, no worries because there is actually another Sunday Market on May 14th and it has different vendors too. This particular market location is great for small kids (and pets). Parking was a breeze. Plenty of space to run around and play plus tables and benches to eat at. Not to mention it’s located under the shed at the factory so you get to be outside but shaded. So next month you know where to find me then! Prob in line at the food trucks.

 

 

Last night my sis Becka and I headed out for a crazy night out on the town. Well kind of,  we went to the Preview Show for Porter Flea.  This was my first time and I was beyond stoked. http---cdn.evbuc.com-images-21996069-58618274593-1-original.jpg.png

We got there as the doors were opening (I’m always on time when I know I get a childfree night out, thanks hubs). And much to our surprise parking was a breeze and the line was short.

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After having our ID’s checked, because to most its probably unclear on whether or not we are 21 (thanks Rodan+Fields) we headed inside and were kindly greeted by cans of Jackalope beer and an adorable bag from Jenis to carry our loot. What do I love more than shopping for homemade goods?  Shopping with booze for homemade goods. Winning. And we are off….20160729_181242.jpg

There were some amazingly adorable booths set up. All kinds of goods like kids clothing, jewelry, art, flowers, leather goods, furniture, shoes. You name it and they had it! At times I felt like i was walking through a Parisian Market (or what one would who has never been to Paris would think a Parisian Market would look like). Check out these paper flowers by Amaranthus

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I forgot to mention they had amazing local vendors with food and beautiful tables capes! We started out with a cookie each from Littlest Love Bakery. I tried to split one but Becka wasn’t having it. Looking back Becka was right for once. I didnt want to share that little slice of heaven it was the perfect blend of sweet and salty.   Also If I ever throw myself a birthday party this is the theme. Think lots of gold, pineapples, palm leaves, pink, and black and white. Invites to go out soon.20160729_195348.jpg

After we grabbed our cookie we headed outside for food trucks. I am an avid follower of all things food truck. Looking for a good time? Find where the food trucks hang and good time   is guaranteed.

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Outside there were even more adorable vendors like Amelia’s Flower Truck in fun airstreams and old trucks. 20160729_200155.jpg

I didn’t even get a picture of our amazing burger or the name of the truck. Blood sugar was plummeting and we were hangry. But it was the best.

Check out the goodies i scored! #ihaveathinkforblackandwhite It’s a problem and I can’t stop. #cantstopwontstop

  • This Loves That adorable cross body bag or clutch and a tassle key chain. So in love with those prices too.
  • The Magpie Co had adorable kids clothing and will now be my new go to. Check out those bloomers, do they come in my size? Because these leg rolls would look adorbs in them.
  • Love & Lion temporary tats. Even more fun in person. So I left with donuts because who doesn’t want a donut tattoo. Hopefully I love it on so much I take it to the tattoo parlor to let them trace it for my first tattoo. Sorry mom.

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So what are your plans for the rest of the day? Id hurry and get to Porter Flea before you miss all the good stuff. There is def something for everyone there.