Friday, December 27, 2013

New Things

This time of year, everything is new. New things for Christmas, new year's resolutions, and fresh starts. A fresh start I've been thinking about a lot lately is one for this blog.
When I started f&f, I had no idea what I was doing. I still don't, really, but I have a better idea of what I would like to blog about, and how I would like to go about it. I've learned so much in the pat year, and I'm very excited to continue putting it into practice.
So, we're relaunching with a new blog, Over Mountains, and a new direction in the new year! I'll get it set up so that there's a redirect from this page to the new blog once it gets up and running so that no one has a problem finding it. I have so many ideas that I can't wait to put into action that I really think you all will love.
Thanks so much for being a reader here, and I hope that you will continue to follow along at Over Mountains and enjoy it even more. 
I'll see you all in the new year! I can't wait to get started!

*Over Mountains should be officially launching sometime in mid January.  It's a bit of  a mess right now getting things together so that it looks good, but the most popular posts from this blog will be imported to the new one so that they don't get lost!

Thanks again for following along.  When Over Mountains is launched, there will be a redirect and announcement here so that no one gets lost :) In the meantime, you can follow me on Instagram @hnnh_fth  and Pinterest!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

a day in Franklin

I had a big girl interview (!) in Franklin on Tuesday, and since neither Caleb nor I had spent much time there before, he took the day off and we made a day out of it.
We LOVE this place.  And if the Lord decides that this is where we need to be... well, I don't think either of us will complain.

We spent most of our time downtown.  I wanted so badly to go to this theatre (they were playing White Christmas!), but sadly we didn't have time.  We're gonna make a special trip back up just to go to the threatre soon!

We ate at an Irish pub (of course) called McCrary's.  It was pretty delicious, and not all that expensive.  I got bangers and mash (because it was the most Irish sounding thing on the menu) and Caleb got Corn Beef and Cabbage.  Sounds gross, but it was actually pretty good.

Probably my favorite part of the trip was the discovery of the cutest store ever.  It's called Philanthropy, and not only does it look like a better Anthropologie, it gives back to charity with every purchase.  At leat 10% of every in-store purchase is given to charity, and 100% of every purchase made on their website goes back.  It was a really cool place and I plan on shopping there often!

If you have any last-minute Christmas shopping to do, look around their website!  They have some gorgeous stuff and you'll be helping someone out with your purchase :)

All in all, we love Franklin.  If you're in the Nashville area, go look around!

Monday, December 16, 2013

essie 3-way glaze top coat {review}

I paint my nails all the time, but unfortunately my life isn't conducive to keeping a manicure.  Working, typing, and cooking make my average manicure last about 4 days before it looks atrocious.  I'm always on the lookout for  a product that will help keep polish on my nails, and I think I finally found one.

I first used this at my friend Ashley's house because I am that friend who waltzes into your home and uses your nail polish.  That was Friday, and my nails still look really good - even after a pretty grueling retail shift.

3 days in:

There are a few chips right at the end of my nails, but no big chips at all. These are the kinds of chips that you can trim your nails and your manicure looks like new (does anyone else do this?)
I'm really impressed with the staying power of this stuff.  It was very easy to apply - no globs - and dried super fast even though there were at least three layers of polish underneath it.

If you have trouble keeping polish on your nails, I would definitely recommend giving this a try!

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