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Jack Daniel's Whiskey Tour



Hope you had a great weekend!!

This weekend, I took a trip to Lynchburg, Tennessee to visit the famous "Jack Daniel's Whiskey Distillery." It was amazing. People from all over the world visit; there were tourist from the UK, California, and Maine in our group! We got to see behind the scenes of how whiskey is actually made. Jack Daniel's has been making whiskey since 1956. They make over 119 million bottles a year! Another thing is that Lynchburg is a dry county, but making whiskey MAKES the town (which is crazy). We purchased our ticket in the visitor center and got on the shuttle to take us to the top of the mountain where the distillery is located. 

The distillery was incredible. Did I mention that the trees (and some buildings) in the town are black? It's called the "black frost." They look like their bark has been blowtorched. This is because the distillery uses ethanol as a source of energy. 

We got to see everything; beginning to end. Jack Daniel's makes their whiskey out of 3 ingredients: corn, rye, and malted barely and then they distill it in copper stills. Then it is filtered through 10 foot stacks of sugar maple charcoal. They place that mixture in hand-crafted oak barrels which gives the whiskey its color and most of its flavor. 

They also had this beautiful spring that runs throughout the distillery. 

It was so neat! We then went to downtown Lynchburg and walked around the town square. 


If you're looking for an inexpensive day trip, this is the place to go. It was so interesting and now I know why Jack Daniel's is the best whiskey around... the process speaks for itself! 

Side note: it's best to order your tickets online before you arrive; they sell out fast!

Here's their website:

If you get a chance to go, you won't be disappointed. I know I wasn't! 






Hey, hey!

Last week, I mentioned that I would be talking about a special product that I am obsessed with; JORD Watches. This company is incredible and they have the best quality watches for both men/women that I have ever worn. When the company contacted me and asked if I could team up with them, I totally said yes! 

Watches are my favorite piece of jewelry to wear. I am very particular when it comes to watches; I always want the best quality possible! I want to be able to wear the same watch for a lifetime. 

JORD is a company out of St. Louis, Missouri. The company is owned by 3 brothers. They have been open for 4 years. JORD makes quality men/women watches out of raw wood. They have over 25 different watches to choose from and they are all unique in their own way. 

They even have wooden watch bands for your apple watch! You can also get your watch engraved on the box or on the watch itself.




Every watch comes in a beautiful wooden box with natural cleaning oil and a cloth.



The watch featured above is called the "Frankie 35" complete with Dark Sandalwood and Mint. 

Here is the link to it:

Another one of my fav's that is also in this year's spring collection is the Cassia series. Check it out on the women's shop:


Also men, don't forget to pick you out one too! Men's Shop:

JORD watches are my go-to piece for every occasion. I can't wait to wear my watch for years and years to come!

By teaming up with the company, I've given my readers a chance to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site! One lucky person will

win, but everyone will receive a code worth 10% off once the contest is over! (Crazy good deal right?!).


I can't wait for you to be apart of the JORD family! These watches are a timeless quality piece that will last you forever. 
Happy watch wearing!!! #jordwatches 



Nashville Write + Show


Happy Monday everybody! I hope you're having a fantastic day. This past week I had a write with my friend Britney Monroe (@britneymonroe) and a show at Belcourt Taps in Nashville!

Before going to Britney's, I stopped for lunch at a cute restaurant in Hillsboro called McDoogle's. I got a salad with grilled chicken and it was sooo good.

Then it was off to Britney's for the write. 

 I showed up at Britney's house with my guitar, notepad, phone and my laptop. The first thing I do before I start any write is pull out my phone and check my "hook book" page in my notes app. A hook is basically a title or the main line in the song. The hook is the backbone for the song. I also already have a melody in my head (I always have one going constantly) and I usually try to record that in my voice memos. Most of the time when a writer is writing with you, you'll get the question "Are you a lyrical or melody writer?" Personally me... I always have the melody before the lyrics. Melodies always help me set the tone of the song. 

Usually the writer and I will just talk about life for the first 20 minutes of the write. How they are doing, what's been going on in their life, etc; 

Typically my writes with Britney always start off by talking about... you guessed it... relationships. (whoop!)  Boyfriends, ex boyfriends, guys that we would like to be our boyfriends, (lol)  and so on.

 Recently, Britney had broken up with this guy that was not very clear about the breakup. He lied to Britney about where he was at and who he was with... and (you get where this is going.) Obviously that was a really stupid move on the guy's part. Eventually, they broke up but the guy still had one thing of her's....... her car key. AND HE KEPT IT. He then would not respond to her texts or anything about the key. This went on for weeks. The car key was a fob too (which is an ELECTRIC car key) and they are extremely expensive to replace. Britney (and also me) were P. Oed. 

So of course...  what are we going to do about the situation? WRITE A FREAKING SONG ABOUT YOU, BOY, WHO STEALS CAR KEYS. 

He got what he deserved. 

Eventually Britney was able to get in touch with his roommate and she finally got the key back from him, but it was so silly how he kept it! 

We actually wound up writing half of the song that day and are in the process of  finishing it. The song is titled "GAME OVER." It is such a cute, funny song and every line is personal and raw about this boy who was NOT making good decisions in the relationship. 

I am hoping to put the song on Sound Cloud soon so you guys can go and take a listen!


I learned 3 things in that write that day:

1.) always just make a clean break in the relationship (because things can get messy.)

2.) Britany Monroe is one of the best singers in Nashville, HANDS DOWN.

3.) Don't steal car keys from people. 


I also had a show at Belcourt Taps with Rachel Dixon and Kiera Stella! (@racheldixonmusic) (@kiera.stella)

We had so much fun and Belcourt is one of my favorite places to play in Nash. 



It was such a fun week! Next Monday I'll be featuring a blog post about my favorite watch company, Jord Watches. I've teamed up with the company so ya'll can win some goodies and see what the product is all about!! Be looking out for it!

Thanks for reading, see you next Monday<3



Gatlinburg 2018



 Heyy!!! I hope ya'll are having an amazing Monday. The weather in Alabama has been so nice this past week, other than a few rain showers.  It feels like spring. Winter was so long and dreary. This weather can make anyone feel great! 

  On president's day weekend, I took a lil getaway trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee with my mom, little brother and my boyfriend Colby. We had so much fun! We left Saturday morning around 9AM and arrived about 1PM. The weather there was around 40 degrees. That Saturday night we walked around downtown Gatlinburg. There are all of these little shops, attractions and good places to eat. It started raining around 6PM and poured all night long:( but we still had a blast! We went into this little bar in the middle of downtown called Hog's Tavern and played pool with this sweet couple who was also from Alabama.  Side note: I am TERRIBLE at pool. I literally lost the game for us LOL.





On Sunday morning we got up around 7AM and hit the ski slopes. We got on the tram to take us to the top of the mountain. The tram always freaks me out just because we were so high in the air on what seems like a tight rope. 


This is what the tram looks like. 



(Kinda freaky right?!?) 


When we got to the top of the mountain, we received our ski's and our boots. I haven't been skiing in about 3 years so it was basically like I had to relearn everything. Colby had never been before so we were both in need of some training! We went down the mini "child" hill about 3 times and did terrible. Colby and I both fell; on the SMALLEST mountain. Mom suggested we go to the next hill. I was like "sounds good. I think we could at least do the second hill." We hopped on the chairlift and started riding up.



After about 5 minutes, I realize something. WE GOT ON THE WRONG CHAIRLIFT. We got on the chairlift that goes to the black diamond slope; the hardest slope there. I start yelling at mom saying "OMG! We took the wrong chairlift!" When we got off, I look down the mountain and thought "there is no way in H. E. double L. that I am doing this." I look over at Colby and I know he is thinking the same thing. As I looked down the mountain I realize that there is one thing holding me back from going down it; fear of crashing. I look at mom and I say "screw it, I am going down." Turns out I started going way too fast and crashed at the bottom of the first slope. From the top of the mountain it probably looked hilarious. I could not help but laugh at myself because I know I looked so funny. After I struggled to get up, I jerked my ski's off and walked the rest of the way down the mountain. I bet it took me 35 min to get down it. By this time the sun was out and I was hardcore SWEATING. That mountain had done me in and when I got to the bottom I turned my skiing gear in and called it quits. Hopefully next time we go the snow won't be so icy and it will be easier to ski on! (also we will be more experienced before we take the biggest hill there LOL).



Here's a couple of pics of us that I featured on my Instagram... haha we both wiped out right after we took these!!



That Saturday night we got dressed up a lil bit, grabbed a bite to eat, and got in bed early for the car ride home the next morning. 

Before we left on Sunday, Colby and I went to the Flapjack Pancake House for breakfast. He got Reese's Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes. It looked like a heart attack on a plate!! Haha It was probably one of the best breakfast dishes I have ever had. 


We loaded everything up and got home around 2PM on Sunday. I still haven't unpacked a single thing. I am terrible about leaving my suitcase packed when I get home from a trip. It is still laying in my bedroom floor! 

If you are looking for a reasonable weekend getaway that is unique, I totally would recommend going to Gatlinburg! It's perfect for a trip with your family or with your boyfriend/girlfriend. (Ladies, get him to to take you on a trip... without breaking his wallet!) There is so much to do for all ages and everything is within walking distance of each other. Plus you can go in the winter or the summer! 



See you next year Gatlinburg.. you have my heart!! <3

10 Things About ME


Hey ya'll! Welcome to my site. I am so glad you are here and I'm looking forward to sharing a blog post with you starting every Monday of each week! To kick things off, here is a little bit about me.


10 Things About Me:

1.) Where did you grow up?

 -I was born and raised in Athens, Alabama. I went to a small high school called West Limestone. I grew up on a chicken and cattle farm and was immersed into the simple southern way of life. 




2.) What do you want to be?

-I want to be a songwriter. Songwriting is my escape. It helps me express my feelings through paper and I realized at a young age that my songs could relate to others maybe going through the same thing in life. 




3.) When did you start songwriting?

-I started playing guitar at 8 years old. My mom would take me to guitar lessons weekly after school and I fell in love with it. The guitar is what drove me to creating and writing songs. I wrote my first song when I was 10. I still remember some of it, sadly (because it was terribly written LOL). The first song I ever wrote was called "Would You still Love Me." Thank goodness my mom was the only one that heard it. 



4.) How often do you travel to Nashville?

-I travel to Nashville at least twice a week to co-write. I have written with some amazing people in the industry who have shaped me as the songwriter that I am today. 

- Hit songwriter Lance Carpenter and Clint Daniels-



5.) What is your biggest fear?

-My biggest fear is definitely tornados. Anything to do with bad weather freaks me out! I always want to be somewhere where I can access a storm shelter if I have too. One time I was playing at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN during a TORNADO WARNING. I was so nervous! Luckily after the show I found a basement in the consignment shop next door. 



6.) What is one thing you love?

I love people! One of my favorite things to do is meet new people and hear their stories. 




7.) What is your favorite quote?

-"Be the change that you wish to see in this world." -Gandhi.  Everyone has a purpose and a gift that could change the world!



8.) What is your favorite candy?

-Milky Way Bars. I love the soft caramel in the middle. I could eat an entire bag of them!


9.) What is the best advice you have ever received? 
-"Do not fear what others think of you." I feel like fear holds so many people back from doing what they want to do and being themselves. They may fear what others think of them or fear they aren't good enough. Don't let other people define who you are or who you want to be!


10.) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

-I am obsessed with the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The area has beaches all complete with little seaside towns. I've got this place on my bucket list!

How could you not love this place? 



 Be sure to check back next Monday for Blog Post #2. Thanks for reading!


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