Our Visit to The Bobby Bones Show.

Tim and I are doing a "stay-cation" this week and Nashville has to be the best place to explore. A few things on the staycation to-do list is to get a cortado from Crema, go hiking at Edwin Warner park, eat at Josephine in 12th south and the number one thing that I ABSOLUTELY HAD to do was sit in on The Bobby Bones Show. So we did. It was my birthday wish and it came true. photo 2

For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Bobby Bones Show, you best familiarize yourself. It is a country music radio show and it's so much fun. Visiting the show was even more fun and really the only thing I'll get up early and curl my hair for on vacation.

We waited in the lobby for our turn to go in and Cruz came out and got us. Cruz is the head of security a.k.a. "The Bobby-Guard". He gave us some instructions and walked us back into the studio. We sat behind Lunchbox, who is the hilarious one on the show.

I was completely starstruck when I saw Bobby. And so was my husband.

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No shame.

Anyway. It was so amazing getting to see behind the scenes of the show I listen to every morning when I wake up. Everyone was really nice too! This was one of the coolest things we've done in Nashville. The only bummer is that Amy wasn't in the studio that day. She was the one I was looking forward to meeting the most! Maybe we can photo-shop her into this awesome picture.

photo 3If you're ever in Nashville and you love The Bobby Bones Show, I highly recommend you try and visit. You can sign up on their website and they respond really quickly.

Okay, now I'm off to the pool because that's what we do on a Tennessee Pretty Stay-cation.

Also, what's everyone doing tomorrow for the fourth?

XOXO,

Di

 

Process

I just got this sweet note in the mail...

The Les Paul cake pictured in my previous post was for my darling cousin Randy's graduation party.  He loved it.  He loved it so much that he wouldn't allow us to cut it until EVERYONE had seen it.  We had so much cake left over we didn't know what to do with it!

When I started to think about what kind of cake I was going to make for this dude, I'll be honest I googled "graduation cakes".  I needed inspiration!  What does a graduation cake look like?  I mean, my graduation cake had a picture of me printed on it (remind me to show ya'll that some other time...hilarious).  I just didn't know where to begin.  After that shameless google search, I attempted to sketch my idea in my handy action book I got from Behance...

For some reason, I didn't get the talent of sketch that my father has.  Apparently, I was going to make square cakes with a fondant diploma tied with an awful ribbon on top.  Yikes!  Then, it occurred to me.  Randy isn't just any graduate.  I wanted this cake to really reflect who he was.  He's a musician.  He is the John Mayer of graduates.  He started playing guitar straight out of the womb.  So, duh.  Guitar cake.  That horrible sketch was just part of the process.

Randy will be moving to Nashville in the fall!  He's going to Belmont and I can't wait to have him here with me!  He's cooler than I am.