Wednesday, June 8, 2016

May 2016.......Recap

Recap #3!!!  I honestly don't know where May went, I remember April and its now June, but where in the world did May go?  Here is a little look to remind me of the great times in May.

To kick off the month, I attended the Pinnacle Awards Tourism luncheon with some of my favorite Bristol ladies!!

 And, we swept the awards luncheon.  Six Pinnacles and one Best of Show!!
Love that BCM's Marketing efforts are recognized by our own industry. 

Next we headed to Richmond for a fun night celebrating Virginia's new Music Tourism initiative. 

 We made it back in time to fit in a day long video shoot for a new project we are working on. 
I cannot wait to reveal it next month!! 

More Music!!!  I love that our organization brings incredible musicians to Bristol! 
This was a SOLD OUT show!!  Love this venue!! 

 In the midst of the craziness, I also was honored to graduate from Lead Bristol!! 

Then the Bristol Tourism Ambassador Class headed to BMS for a fun afternoon of learning all about the history and current plans for the track! 

 Next, I headed to Georgia with these sweet gals to wrap up our final year of Marketing College! 

 Great Class!!!  Cannot believe I graduate with my TMP Accrediation next Spring!

 Finally, I worked my way through these two bible studies in May. 
Its the only way I know how to stay balanced. 

Hoping I can stay a little more up-to-date on the blog in the coming weeks, and hope you enjoyed my last 3 posts for the last 3 months! 

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Monday, June 6, 2016

April 2016 ................ Recap

Post #2 on catching up.  April brought three weekends of travel.  I headed to Knoxville, Nashville, and North Carolina.  Here is a recap:

My sweet friend Nikki invited me to go to Knoxville with her to see Karen Kingsbury, one of my new favorite Christian authors.  I have already read 6 of her books this year, and even got my mother-in-law reading them too.

Did I mention we had front row seats!!! 

 Two of my favorite childhood friends.  

 Nikki and I backstage ready to meet Karen and her family. 

 Karen and her family!!
Thanks Nik for asking me to come along.  You are the best, and I was so excited to experience this night with you!!

Next, I headed to Nashville to see a sneak peak of the Born in Bristol film.  This film showcases the story of why Bristol is known as the Birthplace of Country Music.

 Movie Poster

 BCM, VA Tourism, TN Tourism, and Plan A Films! 

 The BCM Team

With two of my favs from VA Tourism 

We also hit up the Johnny Cash Museum while we were in town and had a GREAT time.  I would definitely recommend visiting this museum if you are in Nashville. 

Finally, I headed to Merle Fest in North Carolina for a couple of days.  

Here is a picture of one of my co-workers and I setting up the booth. 

April was definitely full of travel and lots of work fun! 

Hope you are enjoying these updates. May's update is coming soon. 

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

In the Summertime.................

I have been singing this song all week!!  I am excited summer is here, and even though the hot temps are not great for a gal who doesn't wear shorts, I still love all that summer brings.  Speaking of summer, here a few casual outfits that I plan to add to my closest soon. 

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

March 2016 Recap

As I try to get caught up with blogging, I thought I would share a few posts that recap the last three months.  In today's post, I am tackling March. 

March was a fun month, and here are a few highlights.

We kicked off the month with buying new furniture for our sun room and home office.  Above is a picture of the sun room.  We got the furniture from Rooms 2 Go and rug from Lowes.  I am still working on the decor, but I love this room especially in the mornings when the sun is coming up over the large farm that our property backs up to. Such a peaceful place.

 I headed to Asheville for the weekend to attend a women's conference.  These are three of my favorite Christian leaders, and loved seeing them on stage together. 

 I was honored this year to be a part of Lead Bristol, and one of my all time favorite activties we did was this puzzle test.  When our team started it took us nearly a minute to put it together; however, after working through it, we got it down to 6 seconds.  This is a picture of us working together to get it done.

We set up a fun display at the movie theater to promote the museum.  Love working with our local partners to promote the museum. 

We hosted Easter at our house this year, and here is our group selfie.  It was so nice having our entire family in our home to celebrate. 

BCM's marketing team spent a day filming for a Festival video we released in May.  Two of my favorite co-workers drove a stick shift around town for an hour to get the perfect shot.  Love these two. 

April update coming soon. 

Hope you enjoyed.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Unofficial Start to Summer.............

Hello.....Long Weekend! I am excited the unofficial start to summer is here on this Memorial Day Weekend!  I simply love summer time.  In our house it usually means a little more travel, a lot more time with friends and family, and enjoying the sun being up until 9pm!

When I hopped on here this morning, I realized that I have not blogged since March.....eek!  I am not sure why this season in my life did not lead to me blogging more, but every time I would hop on to blog, my mind would just go blank.  However, I have some ideas on future blog topics, so hopefully this summer I can get back into the swing of blogging again.

Okay, back to Memorial Day fun!  We kicked off the weekend by heading to Nashville for the Jimmy Buffett Concert at the Ascend Amphitheater. We had an awesome time, and I loved seeing Jimmy at this new venue.  Definitely my new favorite venue to date for seeing Buffett.

We headed to Nashville on Thursday Morning for an afternoon of shopping at Opry Mills and then relaxing in our hotel room at Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

 We had some fun with SnapChat this weekend. 

Entertaining myself on the drive with some Red Nose Day Fun!
View from our room! 

 Photo: Via Kristy Davis 

 View from our relaxing

 Next we headed downtown to eat at Puckett's.  The food was awesome, 
and the perfect pre-Concert meal.  
Photo Credit: Via Puckett's FB

 Trying to stay rained for about 30 minutes before the concert. 
But, then it stopped and the weather was PERFECT! 

Found our seats and waiting out the rain. 

Pre Concert Selfie! 
So thankful my hubby introduced me to Buffett over 10 years ago!

 Jimmy......... Loved our seats! 

 Buffett with my Sweetie. 
And yes, I have been wearing this shirt for over 10 years to Buffett Concerts. 

On Friday Morning, we got up and headed back to Opry Mills so I could meet up and catch up with a good friend, and then we headed off to Franklin to shop downtown.  
It was a perfect day, and loved wandering in and out of these fun shops. 
Photo Credit: Downtown Franklin FB

We ended our time at Gary's for a late lunch.  
After eating, we headed back east for a 5 hour drive home. 
Photo Credit: Gary's FB

We had a great time kicking off the holiday weekend, and I am excited for all the summer holds. 

Happy Summer!

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