Cat & Nat are bringing The Fun Show to Nashville!
The Canadian mom duo Cat & Nat who are known for their #MOMTRUTHS are taking their show on the road to give cities the Ultimate Girls Night Out. They are making a stop in Nashville on Sept. 28th and will be at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Polk Theater.
Cat & Nat's Fun Show will give you a behind the scenes look, and a chance to be apart of a "Chit Chat with Cat & Nat" show. You never know what to expect with this duo! They are notorious for being open, honest, and hilarious about momlife and are not afraid to say what we are all already thinking. Grab a friend and a cocktail and head out for the Ultimate Girls Night Out!
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at TPAC.org. Prices start at $25+; VIP is also available for $100 and includes great seats, a meet & greet, Q&A session, photo op, and a special Cat & Nat item.
Photos and Videos from: Cat & Nat
ShowerUp is an organization designed to build relationships, restore hope and dignity, and share love with those who need it the most by providing showers and personal care. We serve those experiencing homelessness utilizing mobile shower units, volunteer teams and shower supplies. We have 2 mobile shower units that have 3 shower suites each. We provide towels, toiletry items, privacy, and a comfortable situation for people to experience. Because we are mobile, we can go to locations when people are already at such as tent communities and locations where meals are being served to the homeless. ShowerUp is also a terrific on-ramp for people to serve and volunteer! We have a variety of opportunities for everyone especially if they have never done anything like this before. Right now we serve in 2 locations every week in Nashville, monthly in Murfreesboro, and a team will be starting in Clarksville.
What lead you to start Shower Up?
We have been working with and serving the homeless for nearly 10 years. Throughout that time, we realized that the most important thing we can offer is relationship. There's a cultural disconnect that happens with those on the margins of society so we were looking for a way to bridge that gap. We have seen the most impact in someone's life happen when we really get to know them and understand their needs. About 2 years ago, we heard about a mobile shower vehicle and started to explore ways to see how we could do something like that and serve the homeless in Nashville. We started researching available services and talking with our friends who are homeless and those who work with them and serve them. We discovered that, in Nashville, if you are experiencing homelessness, there are less than a dozen showers available to you throughout the week...not a dozen locations...less than 12 actual showers! Plus, most of the places offering showers had limited hours and were in stationary locations. About that same time, new research came out identifying Nashville as the worst city in America for chronic homelessness. 2 out of 5 of our homeless population (40%) are considered chronically (long term) homeless due to a variety of circumstances including mental health issues, health issues, addiction, etc. That study also showed that our homeless numbers had risen nearly 10% over the previous study. Today in Nashville there are anywhere between 5,000-10,000 homeless men, women and children (most of the organizations that serve the homeless put that number at nearly 20,000).
We believe that we are not in the business of making dirty people clean, but rather giving hopeless people hope.
What is your mission?
Our mission is to first and foremost, build relationships with those we serve. It's through those relationships that real life change takes place. We believe that providing a hot shower and personal care is a meaningful way to start a relationship. Through that relationship, we are then able to understand someone's story, see areas that need help, provide encouragement, offer hope, and celebrate success. It comes down to this: ShowerGrace - build a relationship on dignity, mutual respect, care, and an understanding that everyone's journey isn't the same....ShowerHope - a hot shower and personal care communicates optimism, possibilities, and forward thinking...ShowerLove - we believe that God's love is best communicated when it's actively being displayed and when we hand someone a towel, clean a shower, or provide personal care for them, we know they feel genuine love being poured out on them.
What is your vision for the future?
We just added our 2nd mobile shower unit for Nashville and later this summer we will be announcing ShowerUp's expansion into a new city that, similar to Nashville, has between 5,000-10,000 homeless. Our vision is to work with local teams to bring ShowerUp to their communities and strengthen our outreach here in Nashville so that we have ShowerUp available 7 days a week at various locations around the city.
How can people help and contribute to this great cause?
We are a 501c3 charitable non-profit and we are sustained because of the donations and generosity of individuals and families. Volunteers are the core of how we are able to operate and we love to have people join us even if they have no experience.. People can volunteer, donate, or give toiletry items to help our cause. All the info is on our website: www.showerup.org.
This organization is ran by:
Paul Schmitz - Executive Director
Rhonda Schmitz - Vice President
and Volunteers like you!
Today Build-A-Bear is hosting it's first ever Pay Your Age Day! Today only, you can pay your age for ANY furry friend. This is an offer for Bonus Club members, which is a FREE member program offered by Build-A-Bear. You may want to sign up for your membership before heading to the store to avoid any extra lines.
It’s easy – how old you are is how much your furry friend costs! It’s a Bonus Club offer, so sign up now to save time in the Workshop!
Build-A-Bear PAY YOUR AGE DAY has been a lot more popular than expected! Due to an overwhelming response Build-A-Bear closed the lines this morning!
The lines at Opry Mills are all the way back to Old Navy and this was by the time the store opened! They have now closed the lines due to demand and offered some customers $15 off vouchers!
You will be able to PAY YOUR AGE (or your child's age) during their birthday month to purchase a Birthday Treat Bear!
These photos were taken at Opry Mills this morning around 10:15; shortly after the mall opened! The line was already back to Old Navy and I heard that there was a line of similar size at CoolSprings Galleria. Things you do for your kids! Do not worry we did not stay!
Luke Brian is the next country superstar that is set to open a bar on Broadway in Downtown Nashville. Luke's 32 Bridge Food + Drink will be in a 30,000 sq ft building on lower Broadway featuring six levels of entertainment space with eight bars. It will also be the only multi-level rooftop bar with a sushi menu, four stages for live music and two restaurants.
Luke's 32 Bridge Food + Drink is located at 301 Broadway on the corner of Broadway and 3rd Ave. The drinks are names and inspired by some of Luke's songs: including DRUNK ON YOU (gin, cherries, simple syrup, ginger ale) and LIGHT IT UP (tequila, club soda, lime wedge. The Signature Restaurant will feature Burgers, Pizza, and more. Or you can check out their Sushi Bar. They are currently hiring bartenders, servers, kitchen staff, security, and more.
COMING SOON - JULY 2018
LUKE'S 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK
PHOTO AND MENUS BY: LUKE'S 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK
Reese Witherspoon is Headed to Nashville to Share her First Book
Academy Award winning actress, producer, entrepreneur and all around southern girl Reese Witherspoon has announced that her first book, "Whiskey in a Teacup" will hit shelves on September 18th followed by a book tour that will be stopping in Nashville on September 23rd at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center!
"Whiskey in a Teacup" invites you into Reese's world sharing her southern style and traditions. She shows that no matter where you live that there is always a southern side. In the book she shares everything from decorating tips to her hot roller technique and one of my favorite style tips, "if it's not moving, monogram it!"
You can pre-order the book on Amazon, which is set for release on Sept. 18th. Or if you plan on attending the book tour each ticket comes with a copy of "Whiskey in a Teacup".
Tickets for the book tour go on sale to the public via Ticketmaster on July 13th at 10am. Each ticket includes a copy of "Whiskey in a Teacup" from Parnassus Books and tickets range from $72-$171.
VIP Tickets are also available and come with preferred event seating located in the first five rows, early entry into the venue, an individual photo with Reese, Official VIP meet & greet laminate, a signed copy of "Whiskey in a Teacup" and a limited edition Draper James tote with some of Reese's favorite products. (Packages start at $400+ and can be purchased through the box office at (615) 687-6400.)
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This summer has been a hot one! So I have put together a list of some great places in the Nashville area to help you and your family beat the heat while having fun!
So grab your bathing suit and let me know what you think!
GRAB YOUR SWIMSUIT FOR SOME WATER FUN AT...
Ava's Splash Pad (Mount Juliet)
Let you kids splash around at Charlie Daniel's Park in Mt Juliet. This is a great way to beat the heat this summer!
- open Monday - Saturday from 11a-6p and Sunday 1p-5p
- available for party rentals Friday and Saturday 6-730p
Cumberland Park Sprayground (Nashville)
Run around and get wet at Cumberland Park's Sprayground!
- open daily dawn to 11p
Elm Hill Marina (Nashville)
Explore Percy Priest Lake with a boat rental from Elm Hill Marina!
Nashville Shores (Hermitage)
Nashville Shores just keeps getting better every year and this year they have added a brand new Aqua Park! But that isn't the only thing you can do there. They also have a waterpark, jet ski rentals, cabin rentals, RV sites and more.
- open all week long through the summer; check out their hours here
Splash Town (Smyrna)
Splash Town in Smyrna is another great place to beat the heat they offer an outdoor pool, slides, and a kids play area.
- open Monday - Saturday 10a-6p and Sunday 12n-6p
Wave Country (Nashville)
A great place to ride the waves and enjoy an assortment of waterslide. Your admission into the park includes a float.
- open Monday - Thursday 11a-5p, Friday and Satuday 10a-6p, and Sunday 11a-6p
Shanna Hall is a successful business woman in the Nashville community. She not only owns and operates her own GloBody Mobile Tanning business but she also became the first Regional Sales Rep for the GloBody company.
I have had the pleasure of tanning with her on multiple occasions and love it! She makes the whole experience very seamless and comfortable. Plus, you cannot deny the confidence that you feel after gaining that extra color from your spray tan.
The products that she uses are vegan, paraben-free, fast drying, cruelty free, and gluten free. She offers 4 levels of color so that you can find what works best for you and there is no unpleasant odor like most self tanning products. You leave your appointment with a fantastic, natural looking tan.
More about Shanna ...
Tell us about your business and how you became
the successful business woman that you are today.Over 16 year ago I was pregnant with my first child. I felt blah and wanted some color. A friend had 3 tanning businesses and I went to her and she sprayed me for my very first time and I was hooked. I felt comfortable in my own skin after just a short 20 min visit with her. From then on I knew that’s the only way I would tan. The dream and vision of owning my own mobile spray tan business was my first vision....however I had to test many, research all brands, have several tans with different brands before deciding on the brand I would use.
During this time I was in New Home Construction Sales. I had several communities I managed. The market was great and then it all come crashing down. I stayed through the down market and then decided it was time to go. To do something I had a passion about. I used a very well know brand that i loves for over 5 years. I would Spray mobile, dancers, friends and family. Fast forward to today I found a Brand that was everything I had envisioned over 16 years ago. The founders, the product, their mission statement just the whole package was what I wanted. I worked building the GloBody brand out of a gym in Mt Juliet TN. It went from 5 tans a week to 30 plus a week in a little under a year. Continuing to triple over the next year it was then I needed my own space. This is where I am today I bought my GloBody By Shanna business and found space at a Very Respected, well know Salon in my Town. I’m now growing faster than ever while maintaining my vision I had 16 years ago. It takes hard work, long hours, investing time, a vision, support system, mentors, set backs, failings...But if it’s something your passionate about it doesn’t seem like work! There will be days when your tired, overwhelmed, scared but all of those feelings are just emotions to me that as a business owner you have to accept them appreciate them and just Grow into the best Version Of Yourself Inside and Out!!
Describe yourself in three words:
Loyal, Inspiring, Gregarious
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Owning my Own Business
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To grow the GloBody Natural Spray Tanning Brand In Nashville TN
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
With a good Calendar, Prayer, and Help from Family.
What websites do you visit every day?
Instagram, Facebook, Google
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Nashville is such a cool town there is always something going on and lots of things to do. My favorite spots are local outdoor ones with live music and a view.
What is your goal for retirement?
My goal for retirement would be spending my time traveling the world
and hanging with my family.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Just Breathe and Do It!! Don’t let Fear hold you Back.
Always use what you consider a Failure to Fail Forward!
Find your Tribe! Make sure it is one that Inspires, Challenges, and Supports your Vision!
Shanna Hall | GloBody by Shanna
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Spray Tan Party
Host a Spray Tan Party with 5 or more,
and the host tans FREE!
Great for Girls Night, Bridal Parties,
Bachelorette Parties, etc
($35 per person) Book your party. Call or text 615.732.9336
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 23, 2018 - NISSAN STADIUM
Monster Jam is headed to Nashville on June 23rd. Monster Jam is the world's largest monster truck live event. Monster Jam features high octane spontaneous entertainment and intense competition, featuring the most recognizable trucks in the world. You can join the fun at Nissan Stadium and enjoy an action packed night. Tickets start at $15 via Ticketmaster.
Monster Jam has several elements to the show, including:
Racing (Timed) – An obstacle course competition where the fastest to complete the course is the winner. It showcases the driver’s ability and the truck’s agility.
Two-Wheel Skills Challenge – Monster Jam drivers will have multiple opportunities to perform the best stunt, bringing at least two wheels into the air. This is a judged competition.
Donuts - Trucks perform in designated flat areas with the objective to rotate the truck as many times and as quickly as possible. This is a judged competition
Racing (Head -to-Head) - Competitors report to a starting line. On a green signal, the trucks head along a prescribed course to a finish line with first to legally complete the course advancing in competition. Winners will advance until two trucks remain with the finals determining the racing champion. Racing may be preceded by qualifying to establish brackets.
Freestyle – Competitors perform tricks and stunts throughout the floor area in a designated time. This is a judged competition.
Judges -Monster Jam fans have the unique opportunity to provide the scores for several competitions. Fans are encouraged to use their mobile device and log into www.JudgesZone.com. Using a three-digit code provided at the show, fans are able to watch the competitions and score by moving the “tire” higher or lower. You have just 20 seconds to submit your score, so act quickly. There are no professional judges
At Monster Jam, YOU are the judge! Throughout the competition, you’ll be asked to be a part of our judging panel to determine the winner. It’s fun and simple!
There’s no other sport that puts the scoring into the hands of the fans like Monster Jam.
Points – Tours will award points for individual competitions. These points are tallied throughout the performance to determine an event champion.
We have partned with Feld, Entertainment to give one lucky family a 4 pack of Club Seats to the June 23rd show at Nissan Statium. To enter head of to our instagram page and tell us who you would take with you.
Photos and Information provided by Monster Jam and Feld, Entertainment
CMA Fest 2018 has Officially Started!
Check out all you need to know about CMA Fest 2018!
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Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater
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Are you one of the many that will be Downtown for the CMA Festival this year? If so, you may want to check out this list of pop-up shops that will be set up! You never know what you will find.
Chris Stapleton's Pop-Up Shop
located in the George Jones Museum
This pop-up shop will be open Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10 from 10am to 6pm each day inside the George Jones Museum. His shop will feature exclusive merchandise, custom Louisville Slugger bats, and much more.
Eric Church's Pop-Up Shop
located at the Flying Saucer
(111 10th Ave South)
This pop-up shop will be open Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10 from 10am to 6pm each day inside the Flying Saucer. This shop will feature exclusive, custom merchandise that will only be sold here.
Music City Marketplace
150 4th Ave N
The Music City Marketplace will offer a curated selection of gifts, home good, and accessories. Saturday, June 9th they will be hosting a Sip & Shop event from 10a-2pm offering complimentary mimosas while you shop.
Wrangler Pop-Up Shop
217 2nd Ave South
This pop-up shop opened May 25th and will continue to be open Monday - Saturday 11a-8p and Sunday 11a-6p. This pop-up shop will feature various Wrangler styles and pieces and will also have some Nashville only merchandise.
Hi, I'm Brittany! I am a mommy, blogger, and Realtor! I look forward to connecting with you through the blog, social media channels, and our monthly Girl's Night Out events!