Nashville Musts: A Wills Casa Guide to Music City

Nashville Travel Guide

Nashville has always held a special place in our hearts. My family has an annual BBQ (58 years strong) there, so Nick and I have gone basically every year since we’ve been together which is *gulp* 13 years. This summer was  blessed with not 1, not 2, but 3 trips to Nashville. Definitely calls for an official Wills Casa Guide to Music City.

Just FYI this is Ramona and Beckett in front of the house their great-great grandfather built where their great-grandma grew up.

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Happy 30th Birthday Amber!!!

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Happy 30th Birthday to the one and only Mrs. Wills Casa, Amber!!!

We’ve been fairly absent the last couple of weekends celebrating this momentous occasion. Last weekend was spent at a rented lake house with Amber’s entire immediate family, her grandma (dad’s side) and aunt celebrating her dad’s 60th birthday and Amber’s 30th. We had a blast.

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DIY Stamped Curtains: How to Stamp Custom Drapes

DIY Stamped Curtains - How to Create Custom Curtains - Bonus Adorable Ron Swanson Nursery

Once we started planning and budgeting for the nursery, we decided DIY stamped curtains would give us the biggest impact for the cost especially since we needed 118″ curtains. We picked up some LENDA curtains from IKEA. They are tabbed at the top, but I sewed the tabs down to get a cleaner look. See how Kelly did that here.

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Wallpaper Revisited

So one time like a month and half ago, I was fixated on ordering wallpaper for our living room. I was determined to have it ordered and up within the week. Okay maybe I wasn’t that ambitious, but I wanted to have it ordered. Then I remembered I needed to finish the nursery. Priorities. I just want to take this time to congratulate myself on controlling my ADD long enough to finish up a space.

On to the choices and how y’all voted. All of them are Rifle Paper Co. from Hygge & West because duh. Also don’t judge my photoshopping too much.

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Haven Recap

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The entire Wills family headed to Atlanta last week, so I could attend Haven Conference. Beckett was less thrilled about the plane ride, but whatevs baldy it’s for the sake of a blog education.

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The Ron Swanson Nursery

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So last week (actually, the week before but who’s counting) Amber talked about the Mountain mural we did for Beckett’s Nursery.

Today I’m going to talk about the inspiration for the Ron Swanson theme and show the rest of the nursery.

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Living Pretty with Pets

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I’m over at Cuckoo for Design telling the story behind our dogs, Faith and Sara. Make sure to grab some tissue and head over!

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Mountain Mural: The Makings of a Ron Swanson Nursery

Mountain Mural

Remember that time when I had a baby who was almost 9 months and he was all like dude mom finish my nursery before I go off to college? Real judgey for a bald baby with a booger in his nose.

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Blinds for the Nursery

It’s finally here. We are finally  ready to talk about the nursery. Were you waiting in eager anticipation for the last 3 months? No? You forgot that we blogged? Well, that wasn’t very nice of you to say.

Anyways, we’re going to start talking about some parts of the nursery first, and eventually getting around to showing the whole room finished. Backwards? Yes. But we decided to not wait until the room is completely styled and photographed to start putting this stuff out there.

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So… Blinds. When we moved into the house we immediately needed to keep the neighbors from seeing all the shady stuff that we do, so we put up temporary paper blinds. The longest ones we could find at Home Depot weren’t long enough for our windows, so we ended up connecting two on each window (pretty much the classiest look in existence).

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Small Moments and the Current State of Things

Some moments and the current state of things

I think we have hit somewhat of a brick wall over here. I’d like to say it’s because we are just plain exhausted from making house decisions. There’s probably something to that. However if I’m totally honest with myself, I know it’s because we are just awful at pulling the trigger on finishing things (i.e. the last 5% of the nursery – it’s coming guys I promise).

We had like 2 things hanging on the wall in our first house. We didn’t hang anything until a pinterest challenge made us in the last house. I was hoping that would change when we moved here. I mean it will be at least 4 years until we move again, right? (Cue maniacal laughter then insert tears.)

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