When In Rome With Whitney

This blog is a part of a series #31DaysofBlogging … we are going through the year (2015) chronologically.

In early October, our friend Whitney came to Nashville for a visit and stayed with us for a few days.

Whitney is one of the amazing new friends we met in Canada earlier in the summer. This chick is BADASS. Can we say that? Yes, yes we can. Because she is.

She started this company called Day Designer and maybe you’ve seen them, I don’t know, IN TARGET. (She’s like royalty in design circles, which we’ll get to in a minute.)

She’s also a mom of 3 cuties, married to the best guy ever, and the definition of a solid, quality friend. Plus, she’s wicked smart and has so much business advice for us that we actually RECORD our conversations sometimes, (with her permission of course.) We learn so much from her every time we get together and also we have such a great time. So we were excited that she was coming to Nashville to hang & stay with us.

The three musketeers. 

The three musketeers. 

We sort of unloaded on Whitney (sorry Whit) about our year and how we felt a little bit overwhelmed with what to do and how to navigate the road we were on. Whitney was headed to speak at a conference in Georgia after she left us in Nashville...and being the spontaneous, helpful person that she is, she said “COME WITH ME.”

We were like, “Whitney...that’s cute and all but, no. We can’t crash your conference.” But sometimes in life you just have to trust the company you keep and TAKE A FREAKIN’ adventure. So we hopped in the car with her and headed to Rome, Georgia.

The gorgeous setting where the Pursuit conference was held. Can you say gorgeous? 

The gorgeous setting where the Pursuit conference was held. Can you say gorgeous? 

Now, we were not really supposed to be at this conference. But, we were kindly welcomed by everyone we met. We watched Whitney speak and KILL it….and then she asked us to play a few songs after she spoke. It was such an honor to share our music with these new friends.

Whitney speaking… #likeaBOSS

Whitney speaking… #likeaBOSS

Playing a few songs...

Playing a few songs...

Group shot of new (and old) friends….

Group shot of new (and old) friends….

And friends we did make! Jami, Kelli, Vanessa, Karen…..We were in a rough patch and it was so nice meeting and speaking with other women who were honest, vulnerable and real. Sometimes just being in a space where vulnerability and honesty are the norm is what helps draw it out of you. We are so thankful that Whitney had the crazy idea to take us along on this roadtrip with her. It was just what we needed.

Back to the fact that Whitney is design royalty...everything she does is BEAUTIFUL. It was so fun seeing people get excited to meet her...CELEB STATUS y’all :) Like, seriously go follow her on Instagram right now. And get a Day Designer because she has created something that is not ONLY beautiful, but will help you organize your days and your life with ease.

Thanks Whitney for being someone we can look to for advice AND adventure!  To many more adventures together! xo j&k