Happy 2018

Hello Hello!!

2017 was not too terrible. The good, job transitions, business launches, engagement (Yes engagement, I’m a  fiancee). The not so good, the loss of a friend dear to me to a tragic accident. Outside of the tragedy, it was basically a steady year that flew by extremely fast. I am truly grateful for the newfound insight and wisdom 2017 left me with. However, I am glad for another year and a new beginning.

To cap the year off I got a chance to do one of my favorite things with one of my favorite gal pals. Paint and Sip!!! Yes, who knew that painting your own unique masterpiece could be so therapeutic. If you’ve never taken a paint class you must treat yourself. I have been to several venues who host paint and sip (you get to paint and enjoy a beverage, customarily wine, BYOB). For this outing I visited Pinot’s Palette. I loved the atmosphere and the hosts were awesome as well.

Check out some of the pics from our wonderful paint night experience:

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Me with my finished creation

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My bff & I enjoying our chilly night out

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Our hostess painting that guided us through the night!

 

Looking forward to filling you in on some things and having you along for the journey of this new year. Please subscribe so you won’t miss a beat.

~Soulfully/Truthfully Yours~

 

 

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Fun Day at the new Bass Pro Shop in Memphis, TN

So I finally got a chance to experience the new Bass pro Shop located in the Pyramid of Memphis, TN. No I’m not a regular outdoorsy type of person but I can’t pretend I didn’t want to go find out what all of the hype all of us in the city of Memphis has been waiting 2 years to see about.

The transformation of the Pyramid into the Bass Pro Memphis retail shop was a total cost of 113 million. It includes a hotel, a rooftop restaurant, a sky ride, bowling alley, aquarium and more.

The line was extremely long to ride the elevator to the top of the pyramid to see all of the before mentioned things. You also have to pay $10 to ride the elevator up to gain access to all of the top floor perks.

Although the top floor is a popular tourist spot, you can find plenty of “free” excitement on the lower floor as well. A river flowing through the ground floor complete with fish, a huge wall fish tank, a gun shop, food shop, and much more. Check out some of my pics:

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Outdoor View

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Sign

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Wild pigs (fake)

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Sniper Mannequin

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Me checking my aim. Yes it’s a bebe gun! 🙂

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Fun on a 4 wheeler

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My cousin and his son

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My sweet daughter & I. I have to force her to take pics! 🙂

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Some of the fish from the large tank

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Elevator to the top

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More fish from the huge tank

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Fish in the river that flows through the ground floor

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My daughter testing out a 4 wheeler

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Summer Fun

My daughter, as all  kids are this summer, is all about going swimming and getting wet. I thought she had enough pool action from her week long vacation in Arizona. Obviously not. After a little research, I decided on a cool inexpensive spot to cool off from the scorching summer sun. It’s a little spot downtown Memphis in between Main Street and Adams near the trolley that is indeed a hidden gem. I’ve been staying in Memphis all of my life but never knew where this piece of water heaven was located. We had to park our car and walk the small distance to our destination. My daughter insisted on riding her bike which was fine with me. As we approached the spot, my daughter got super excited as she watched water splatter from different fountains all around. At first she was quite shy to dive in but after a while she could not get enough!! I’m glad she had a great time, a chance to cool off, and last but not least we didn’t spend a dime. Take a look at the pics. We will definitely be back!!

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My Sex in the City Divas Night in Event was a success!!! :-) :-) :-)

Recently I hosted a Diva’s Night In event for myself and friends and it turned out spectacular!!! A few of my friends and I collaborated and created a beautiful event. I have been seeing a lot of parties where the host used glassware or plastic ware (drinking utensils) to serve appetizers in so I tried my hand at that and it was so much fun. I will share with you a few pics from our wonderful, successful night!!!

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Fruit Display (By: Talyla C)

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Sex in the City Skewers (By: Angie B of ROC)

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Layered Bean Dip (not a very good picture for details but it tasted great!)Image

Spinach Dip

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries (The strawberries read Divas Night In.. Wish I had more detailed pics of them) (By: Talyla C)

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Entire food set-up (I made some awesome wings which I named “Sexy Wings” & Meatballs served w/ miniature forks & Meat Lasagna served in martini glasses) & neither are pictured 😦 next time I will be sure to designate a photographer to get everything)Image

Sweet Treatz/Candy Bar (By: Tasha W)

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Welcome Signs & Menu

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DIY Popcorn Balls Take Home Gifts

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DIY Pom pom Decorations ( So fun & easy to do)(These pics are from before the party)ImageImageImageImage

Decorations

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Some of my smiling, happy guests!!!!

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The smiling hostess (myself) and a recap of the night!! 🙂Image

Hope you enjoyed!!! Please feel free to comment and/or share!!