United By Hope, Fighting With Song: Musicians Band Together to Help Find Cures for Cancer

United By Hope, Fighting With Song: Musicians Band Together to Help Find Cures for Cancer

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Tennessee Chapter will be celebrating the mid-point of their Man & Woman of the Year® fundraising campaign at a unique songwriter’s event, United By Hope, Fighting With Song, with live performances by Creed’s Scott Stapp, Matchbox 20’s Kyle Cook, Shay Mooney of Dan & Shay, and Austin Jenkes of NBC’s The Voice. The event will take place on April 3 at The Pleasant Hill Mansion, Governor’s Club in Brentwood, TN.


LLS’s Tennessee Chapter officially kicked off Man & Woman of the Year on February 23, 2018, joining 80 communities and dedicated local leaders across the country for an exciting ten-week philanthropic competition to raise the most funds for blood cancer research, which I have been nominated as a candidate for. The man and woman who raise the most funds during their local campaign are awarded the prestigious title of “Man or Woman of the Year.”  Nashville’s 2017 Man of the Year is Aaron Joyce of My Nashville Agent and 2017’s Woman of the Year is Diana Warner of Diana Warner Studio. The top local fundraisers in the country go on to win the national titles.


The mid-point event is the halfway mark of The Man & Woman of the Year campaign.
Candidates come together to acknowledge and celebrate the progress already made and re-energize to focus on goals ahead. “We’re thrilled that these superstar musicians are joining The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support this year’s Man & Woman of the Year mid-point event and help us create a world without blood cancer,” said Jeff Parsley, LLS’s Tennessee Chapter Executive Director. “Their support is unmeasurable. Through programs like Man & Woman of the Year, LLS has invested more than $1.2 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies that are saving lives.”


LLS is doing more than any health non-profit organization to advance cures and access for blood cancer patients and is having an impact beyond the blood cancers. Every nine minutes someone in the U.S. dies of a blood cancer. Despite progress, more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive five years after their diagnosis.

Visit the Man & Woman of the Year website (www.mwoy.org) and learn how you can
become engaged with LLS.  For tickets please visit bit.ly/ambermwoy


Tennessee Chapter
404 BNA Drive Building 200 Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37217
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency
dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease
and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesavingblood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and isthe voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information
Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

Please come out & support my team’s goal of raising $50K so that we can name a research portfolio in my late friend Phillip Robertson’s name, who passed away March 15, 2014 of Leukemia !! 

xo,

Amber  

NASHVILLE, SPEND YOUR MONEY ON GIFTS, NOT ON PARKING

SPEND YOUR MONEY ON GIFTS, NOT ON PARKING

The Gulch to offer free parking throughout Black Friday weekend

NASHVILLE, TN (November 21, 2017) – Starting this Friday, November 24, the Gulch will offer free parking through the weekend to celebrate the official start of the holiday weekend. The parking special will run through Sunday in select lots and garages throughout the neighborhood.

Participating lots and garages will be denoted with a gold star icon (see below) and include:

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  • The Gulch Crossing garage, accessible from Demonbruen Street or 11th Avenue S
  • The Velocity garage, accessed on 11th Avenue S
  • The Icon garage, accessed on 11th Avenue S & Division Street
  • The 11th avenue public lots, under the Gulch mural and across from Velocity retail
  • The 12th Avenue public lots, behind and between Twelve Twelve and Turnip Truck
  • The Pine Street public lot, accessible behind Two Old Hippies
  • Pine Street Flats garage, accessible off of Pine Street across from Biscuit Love
  • The Division Street public lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Your Vision Turns Into a Reality...

About two and a half months ago, when I created this whole "Native in Nashville" thing, I had NO idea what I was getting myself into.  I had no idea how hard bloggers work on getting these informative things done.  I had no idea how many hours I would spend researching places making sure I didn't dare to write incorrect information for the whole world to see.  I had no idea how many connections I would make through this or about any of the events I have had the opportunity to attend, solely because of my blog.  I especially had NO idea how many people I would reach by it.  It has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done for myself.  No, I don't get paid for this, and that's ok.  That is not at all what I mean by rewarding.  I have never been the type to really have any hobbies.  When people have asked me in the past, I almost feel stupid because nothing has ever really interested me enough to give a straight answer.  However, if you ask me now, I will definitely tell you blogging is it.  I love connecting with people and this gives me multiple ways to do that.  It gives me a platform to literally talk about anything I want to talk about and the beauty of it is that no one is being forced to read it.  Gotta love being an adult.  I genuinely want to thank everyone who, in fact, does read it.  It means the world to me when I start to tell someone something, and their first reply is "I read about that in your blog"  I literally LOVE you guys!! When I say it's rewarding for me, I mean that I take pride my posts.  I've never had a lot that I have been super proud of.  This is definitely it.

Speaking of proud, that brings me to my next subject.  Since the first day I created Native in Nashville as my blog name, after about six hours of trying to come up with a name that wasn't already taken, I had a vision for all of this.  When I created my logo I envisioned seeing it on tee-shirts, hats, etc.  I know that I personally have always loved anything that has "Nashville" written anywhere on it, so I thought to myself, this would look really cool on a shirt.  I never dreamed that when I thought those thoughts that I would actually have enough people that supported me to even think twice about it.  Fast forward about two months later and I started getting requests from people, a lot of people, saying "you should make shirts with your logo on them".  I had another friend, Erica, reach out around the same time period asking if I cared if she made me a shirt with my logo on it.  She made me one and I loved it.  I wore it to the Nashville Sounds game and posted about it.  When I posted a picture in it I had twelve people order a shirt from me, when they knew the shirts weren't even made yet.  I even had two people order from out of state.  I am humbled beyond belief.  That day when I went to the Sounds game, I thought to myself how amazing it would be if I was at a game one day in the future, or anywhere for that matter, and looked around to see even one other person wearing something I created on a shirt....five people... ten.  I would be over the moon ecstatic.  

Today I picked up thirty shirts with my logo on them.  It was a surreal feeling.  Ever since I was young I have always been a big fan of t-shirts.  Wearing them, buying them, or thinking of ideas for them.  I think my favorite part of high school was making shirts for pep rallies (those were the days).  Anyways, I never really had a reason to make them, and now I do.  I think they are the perfect way to show your love for Nashville and pride in living in such an amazing city.  Don't be surprised when you see me wearing one everyday.  Nothing wrong with a little shameless self promotion, plus they are SUPER comfy!  I'm so proud to call Nashville HOME.  I'm also proud of myself,  that is a rare thing.  I genuinely appreciate everyone who supports me and my blog!   

If you are interested in purchasing a "Native in Nashville" shirt you can click here http://www.nativeinnashville.com/represent-nashville/ or choose the "Represent Nashville" tab from the dropdown above.  I have put in a lot of time and dedication on these shirts to make sure to provide a good quality and comfortable shirt for everyone.  I have definitely experienced a lot of trial and error through the process, but I couldn't be happier with the result. If you have any questions, please email me at nativeinnashville@gmail.com.  As always, thank you for reading.

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The Grandparent's Guide to Facebook

Anyone over the age of 50, this one's for you.  It's 2016, and Facebook isn't just for twenty-some year olds anymore.  It's for every age, and let's face it, EVERYONE and their mama has it (literally).  I think it's safe to say that not everyone knows how to use it.  Being a self proclaimed Facebook expert, I would like to share some tricks of the trade, some do's and don'ts, with whoever may find this info useful.  You'll be an old pro in no time, no pun intended.

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1)  This is important to know... there is a search bar and a what's on your mind section.  One is for your status, one is to search your grandkids names.  My grandmother was once trying to stalk me on Facebook and made my name her Facebook status.  BUSTED!! Love you Grandma!

2)  My dad's name is Dale.  Dale doesn't even text me on my phone anymore, he messages me on Facebook messenger.  I maybe check that messenger once a week.  Learn from his mistakes guys, Facebook messenger is not the answer, to anything ever.  Don't be a Dale.

3)  Did you know you can like something and not share it?  You don't have to share every single post you come across on Facebook.  There is a like button, there is even a love button.  Like and love everything always. 

4)  Set a profile picture.  Even if it's your Glamour Shot from 1984.  

5)  Chainletter types aren't real.  If you don't share something with 12 people, you aren't actually going to have bad luck for 10 years. 

6)  There is such a thing as too much information.  

7)  Feel free to comment on every single picture us grandchildren share.  We love it.

8)  If you see your sweet angel of a grandchild use a curse word on Facebook, make sure to call them out with a simple "watch your mouth". Let them know you're ashamed and disappointed.  That'll teach them a lesson.  I bet they will think twice before doing it again. 

9)  When you write a comment on something we post, you don't have to sign it "Grandma, Nanna, or Granddaddy" at the end.  We know who you are.  Though, I will have to admit it's the most adorable thing in the world.

10)   Remember when a # was actually called a pound sign?  Not so much anymore.  Nowadays it's called a hashtag.  A hashtag is used on social networking sites to create a tag or a link on a word.  Don't be surprised when you see someone using it in #every #single #word #like #this. #ANNOYING I know. 

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Thank you for reading!  I almost forgot number 11.

11)  Click this link and press the like button  https://www.facebook.com/NativeInNashville/

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Be sure to checkout my Facebook page or Instagram page @nativeinnashville to see how to win a Native in Nashville t-shirt!  More details coming soon on these ❤️ 

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Lady in Red...& Leather & Denim

There is nothing I love more than having a staple in my wardrobe that goes with just about anything or pull any outfit together.  A leather jacket has always been my go to clothing item, and when I go out, I'm almost always wearing one.  I don't have a particular "style" of clothing.  I wear whatever makes me feel good.  This outfit in particular makes me not only feel good, but also like a badass! 

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This outfit is from Revv in Hillsboro Village.  Revv is a trendy boutique where women's grunge fashion and classic style collide.  Step inside or checkout their Instagram @shopRevv or website www.shoprevv.com and you will see what I mean!  I also posted some of my favorite items they have below!! 

First thing's first, let's talk about this studded leather jacket, "The Rambler".  It's AMAZING!  It has become quite a hot commodity since country superstar, Kelsea Ballerini, has been pictured wearing it on more than one occasion. 

 Kelsea Ballerini moments before the ACM awards

Kelsea Ballerini moments before the ACM awards

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This Rambler jacket is a rock-n-roll dream, if you ask me!  It's the perfect vegan leather motorcycle jacket which features zip closures at the front opening and pockets, with a belted waist. Did I mention, it's dripping in studs?  Checkout the detail on it. 

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I would rock just about anything with this jacket, but this time I went with a sleeveless shirt, the "Ellie Top", in the most vibrant and pretty shade of red.  It would be perfect to wear with a long necklace without the jacket as well.  It's flowy and the sides have slits that show just the right amount of skin.  The back of it has small section of it cut out with a gold zipper.  Love!!

The jeans Im wearing are the "Mya-Delray"  made by Articles of Society.  They are very comfortable and a jean you would get a lot of wear out of, not to mention very affordable-only $69! I love the wash of them too!  So cute! 

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I paired this outfit with one of my favorite pairs of black fringe booties & they have a great shoe collection at Revv!  I seriously hope fringe never goes out of style, I'll be in trouble. 

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Favorite Items at Revv Currently 

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Now do y'all see why I love this boutique?  Revv is located at 1815 21st Avenue South.  They also have a sister store "The Rage" and you can check them out at www.shoptherage.com or on IG at @therageboutique. You can follow me on Instagram at @nativeinnashville.  Thanks so much for reading!!

Styled// Ally Barrett (Revv) @a.barrettstyling on Instagram

Makeup// Jessica Vaughn (Primp This)  @primpthis on Instagram

Photos of myself// Jennifer Cody @jennifercodyweddings on Instagram

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Spring Vibes

I can't believe how gorgeous it is in Nashville today!! We've been in a crazy, I guess one could say bipolar, weather transition around here lately.  One day it feels like wintertime and the next nearly summer.  There hasn't been much in between, but I think we've finally made it to spring! Yay!  I want to share this adorable outfit, perfect for spring, from Fab'rik Nashville with yall! 

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I'm all about some comfort & this outfit is the perfect combination of comfort & style.  I'm also all about supporting and shopping local and absolutely love Fab'rik!! We have two convenient locations in Cool Springs and Murfreesboro.  These jeans are about as comfortable and soft as you can get.  They are the DL1961 Premium Denim in gray.  I love the fact that they are stretchy and I could fit in a size smaller than I normally wear.  I'm also not a fan of super low rise pants and the rise on these is perfection for my body type.  You can find them in store or here: https://www.fabrikstyle.com/dl1961-margaux-in-faulkner/ .  The shirt I'm wearing is also from Fab'rik.  I absolutely love the pattern on it and how well it goes with the gray jeans.  Super flowy and comfortable.  I paired this outfit with the most amazing shoes from Target .  They have them in four colors that I've seen (taupe, blue, black, and purple) & I could not resist them when I saw them.  I'm completely obsessed with fringe everything these days and have been wanting some shoes like this for awhile.   I love the fact that they go with everything and they are SO affordable.  You can find them in store or here : http://m.target.com/p/women-s-devan-pumps/-/A-50211294 .  I wore this with a simple, almost choker-like necklace from Fab'rik, gold with a darker crystal stone in the middle and it really made the outfit come together nicely.  It was also on sale!  I can't resist a good sale item!  Even if I don't need something, I feel accomplished when I buy anything on sale!  The hat I'm wearing is from FancyFixin' Boutique and you can find it here: http://www.fancyfixin.com/ .  You wouldn't believe how good this hat looks with just about anything! 

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Hair & Makeup // Kalahn Harmon (Faces by Kalahn)  

Photos// Jennifer Cody  

Styled// Kayla Hindman (Fab'rik Nashville) 

For more outfit ideas checkout my Instagram at @NativeInNashville 

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