Category: Nash-livin’

Praying for Vanderbilt.

Today is a big day at Vanderbilt University. Let me see if I can explain this correctly in normal people terms. The policy makers at Vandy have written a new nondiscrimination policy. [That’s good. Discriminating is mean.] Except. This particular policy says that no organizations on campus can discriminate because of the core beliefs of

Moving is not for wimps.

I moved to Nashville 3.5 years ago. And would you believe, no kidding, that this is the SIXTH house I have occupied in this town? So, mathematically speaking, that’s like moving every 7 months or so. Barf. [I know your next question and no, I am not in the witness protection program. And even if

Serving at church: Sweet spot or sweep spot?

I can’t even begin to tell y’all how much I LOVE my church, Cross Point. There are a lot of backstories that led to this place, which we don’t have time for, but just trust that it has taken me 3.5 years in Nashville to find a church like this. [Sure. We could have a

I’m pro-cohabitation.

I got back from Scotland approximately eight weeks and two days ago. I only know because one of my besties in Nashville birthed a baby the same day I got on a plane. So yesterday, when she tells me, “Yep, he’s eight weeks old exactly,” my brain immediately thinks, “Man, I’ve been home for eight

Top 5 Friday: Nashville is delicious at noon.

TOP 5 FRIDAY is when we each list five of our favorite things, depending on the topic. Feel free to join in via the comments or by posting on your own blog and linking back here. Play along. It’s Friday. . . . . . I love when people email me questions about Nashville. It

That dress.

If you have read my book, you know this already. I used to hate me.  As a teenager, I was my own worst enemy. The only thing that was worse than looking in the mirror was looking in the mirror while trying on new clothes. It was horrible. I spent many a high school shopping

Home sweet home.

I’m happy. For recap’s sake, here’s where I’ve been since I was in Scotland last week. [I was in Scotland last week. I used to live there. My insides feel bizarro.] I spent a jet-lagged and wonderful Thanksgiving week with my family. We ate lots of food and I slept some weird hours and I

Day 19 :: Rescued by Nashville [+ a giveaway!]

Congrats to Sarah for winning the beautiful board from Glory Haus! Hope it inspires and encourages you, Sarah. We have another gorgeous giveaway today… so keep reading! . . . . . As a quick recap from yesterday: God spoke Nashville into my heart in October of 2007. I moved there, alone with no friends

Day 18 :: Moving to Nashville.

So many of you reader-bloggy friends have jumped on board in the last few years. Which, I’ll have to say, is just awesome. Welcome. Most of you only know me as Annie in Nashville. [Or, I guess, Annie in Edinburgh.] I’ve been in Nashville since August of 2008, but before that, I was a hometown

Dear Laura.

Dear Laura, I think about the first time we met- when you were moving in to Marisa’s condo and Betsy and I showed up to give you the key. And not help you at all. 🙂 Thanks for not letting that define us. Over the years, our friendship grew and we simply had a blast