Leading up to vacation I had the best of intentions to make sure my house was clean and orderly upon our arrival. Well spoiler alert, it didn’t work out that way. We were running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to make it the airport on time. In the past I would have to come home from vacation and spend a full day (or more) trying to get cleaned up.  Not this time! My laundry was done, my dishes put away and my last minute work mail went out! Thanks to Please Assist Me.

Ever feel like you need a whole team of people to help you get through the day? I do on a daily basis. I became a SAHM because I wanted to be more present in my kids life. Being present to me isn’t doing all the mundane tasks that are time sucks though and seriously, does the laundry ever end?  Every now and then its nice to outsource some of the work to make time for things that are more important. Thanks to  Nashville’s  Please Assist Me I am now able to have more hours in the day (and a sink free of dishes).

I have assistants that help me run my blogging business why not have an assistant that helps with those tasks that make your house run and your family happier? In fact, it wasn’t until recently that I never knew how much my husband secretly hated coming home to a sink full of dishes. Seriously, he never said anything and since all my kids do is eat all day I was never concerned with it. Well he made a comment and apparently his love language is a clean kitchen and voila, all fixed.

So do you have a task list a mile long and need an extra set of hands, but not quite ready for the sister wife yet? Check out below all the things Please Assist Me will help you with (and if not listed, just ask they are so very flexible)

  • Groceries Delivery

  • Groceries can be ordered directly through their website. And you can get as specific as you want because they offer organic, gluten-free, dairy-free options. And they even deliver wine!

  • Dry-cleaning

    The dry cleaner that is closest to my house doesn’t have a drive through and with 2 kids in 5 point harnesses I strongly suggest to my husband that he doesn’t wear clothing that needs to be dry-cleaned because of the inconvenience of drop offs. Well until now because they pick up from your house and drop off, then return it the next week at your weekly appoint and for only $2.25 per item.

  • Laundry

     

  • My youngest daughter changes clothing 7 times a day and I’m not even exaggerating. She spills food on purpose to be able to put a new dress on. Im drowning and can never get my head above water. Lets not even talk about hanging clean clothes up. The bedroom closest to our laundry room is a staging area for the clean clothes. Well they have these great bag that you fill up and they wash, fold, and hang all depending upon how you want your laundry done. At $15 per bag (huge bag and can fit so much) it is a service worth its weight in gold. 
  • Mail

     

  • I run two businesses from my house and used to have to hit up the post office a couple times a week. And our adorable little post office takes an hour lunch break during they day which just so happens to be the only time I need to go. Ha. Well now just pay for postage! They provide envelopes and boxes and you don’t even have to worry about packing, they do that too! I just left mail in the basket next to laundry and away it went.
  • Dishes

  • Oh the dishes. They will hand wash your dishes every visit using natural, plant-based soap and leave the sink looking like its move in day. I didn’t even have to tell them where  to put everything, they did it and did it well.
  • Seasonal Services

    And more. Do you need something done not covered above? Just ask! They are so flexible to work with. Never forget flowers again for your momma. They wrap gifts during Christmas, delivery flowers during Valentines Day and more!

So my gift to you all is extra time. You deserve it and you need it. In a world where being busy is a bragging right. It’s time we all take a stand and chill out and do what’s really important. Relax more. Work less. But let Please Assist Me help you keep your house on track.

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.

 

 

It was such a gorgeous day today that we grabbed the dog and the kids (not in that order) and headed downtown Franklin to explore and do a little window shopping. And of course stopped to take a couple pictures.  I have a fancy nice dslr that sits around collecting dust because I don’t know how to work it as well as my camera on my phone. I have a goal this year of making it a point to step out of my comfort zone and figure out how to use it.

I’ve had a birthday idea for them for a little while (there birthday is in June so clearly we have time) but while passing a paper store I knew we had to do it because the exact “theme” was in the window with beautiful plates and napkins.  My kids birthdays are a day apart so we only get one Pinterestesque party a year.  Thankfully my girls don’t realize they should be the ones picking the theme. So until they find out, don’t tell them, I’ll pick for them.  So I told B to work her magic and low and behold she won, like she always does. Look at those eyes, she knows how to work it.

 

Check out that wallet. Not only does hubs love it but obviously Brooklyn does to (prob for much different reasons, but whatever). It’s handmade with love from Benjamin Bott! Hubs is already picking out his next one.  In fact they have wallets, phone sleeves, key chains, passport holders, valets, the lists goes on and on and they are all stunning.

 

Plus we are running a contest with Jord Watches and giving one lucky winner a $100 off their next wood watch. This watch is pretty cool because we both wear it and fight over it, obviously he won today.  All you need to do is click HERE. Contest ends on the 28th so make sure you enter now! Here is a direct link the watch we have. Not only does Acacia make gorgeous countertops but it also makes beautiful watches. This is our 2nd wood watch from Jord and they are timeless and transition easily between seasons as well, plus we can share and as we all know sharing is caring.

If anyone is curious as to what the X mean, i blogged about it yesterday and you can find that here. We did bathe so stop judging but that stuff doesn’t come off easily.

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!