This week I was supposed to be in Nashville on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a Neonatal Conference. The conference was only on Wednesday but a few of us from work were going to make it a little get away. It didn't work out for me at the last minute. My father-in-law, who is just wonderful and keeps my kids all the time, had a last minute schedule change at work so it didn't work out. My sweet sister-in-law, Carrie, saved the day! She and her husband came and stayed the night so I could leave at 4 AM and head east towards Nashville. I got a day off from being a stay-at-home-mommy-during-the-week. I surprised my friends. Ha! I am sneaky like that sometimes.
I wore this to the conference.
Top from Charming Charlie-$20
Necklace from Charming Charlie-$12
Mint Jeggings-Tillys-$39.99 and currently buy one get on FREE! They have a varitey of colors. I have coral too.
Good morning, sunshine! This was about 2 hours into my trip. It was just me and a bunch of truckers on I-40. I even called my Daddy. He's a trucker. Ha!
I had to take a pic of this bridge. It was on a two lane road headed into town. I thought it looked really cool. Excuse my dirty windshield. Lots of bugs killed themselves around 5 AM.
The conference was actually in a town called Franklin. It was my first time to visit the place and I loved it. It was held at The Factory at Franklin. It was so nice. There were several boutiques with adorable clothing and jewelry. If you are ever in the area it is a must see!
I found these shorts there. They are Miss Me. They were on sale for $87. Hmmm...I just have a hard time paying that much for shorts but my mom doesn't! She saw a conversation between Lora and I on Instagram about them and she found this exact pair online at Macy's and had a $20 off coupon. She had them shipped to me for an early birthday gift. Thanks, Mom!
So...when I arrived at 7:30 they were serving warm and delicous cinnamon rolls. I may or may not have had two. At 10:00, they brought out two chocolate fountains with pretzels, chocolate chip cookies, brownies with chocolate chips, bananas, and marshmallows. Did I mention all the tables had candy jars with Kit Kats and Hershey's Kisses? Yeah...these were my kind of people.
It was divine!
The speakers were great. They were all doctors from the NICU at Vanderbilt, which happens to be one of the best. I really enjoyed every speaker. I learned so much! Now back to the food! Ha! They did have a lunch buffet with a Mexican theme but my friends ate Mexican for dinner so we went to a restaurant at the factory. It was called Saffire. Omg! I had a burger and it was the best I've ever had besides Houston's in Memphis.
Yes! I ate every bit of it!
There were a couple more speakers after lunch and we met with some vendors who had lots of new neat stuff that NICU people get all excited about. Ha! Before I knew it, here comes more food. Lord, help!
Cinnamon and sugar muffins. There were all kinds but I picked this one.
I had to jet as soon as the last speaker was finished. We were in a Tornado Watch back home and I wanted to get back before all hell broke loose. Spending that much time in the car alone isn't too bad but I will confess that towards the end I was completely over it and singing loudly and possibly even dancing. Ha! I made ZERO stops! My dad told me I made good time which is a huge compliment from a truck driver. Lol!
I had a great day but it was nice to get back home to this little face!
If you're not following me on IG you should be @linzlee1982! You could have already lived with me through my chocolate fantasy! Ha! I am hoping next week is a little more calm and I plan to share a couple recipes and stories. I hope everyone has a great weekend!