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Monday, January 8, 2018

WALKIN IN MEMPHIS//WEEKEND GETAWAY & IKEA TRIP

This year for Christmas we booked a trip to Italy (read all about it HERE) so for gifts we promised to just fill each others stockings. It was actually super fun coming up with little treats that could fit into his stocking. I filled it with his favorite candy, a few small treats, and a trip to Memphis with tickets to a Grizzlies game! I had to text my brother first, to see if they were playing anyone good. Once I got his approval, I planned a little weekend getaway for Tyler and me. We have been to Memphis a few times, but after this weekend we decided we should go more often!

There was an 8:30 game on Friday, so we traveled to Memphis after working Friday. It's only a two hour car ride from LR to Memphis, but the traffic was crazy! Thankfully, we were able to get to our hotel and check in before heading to the game. We stayed downtown at the Hilton DoubleTree, and the location was perfect! We were able to walk to the game from our hotel, and just keep the car parked in their garage. The game was a blast, and we had so much just hanging out together. I found our tickets on Ticketmaster, and it turns out our seats were right next to season ticket holders- they were calling all the players by name and had us laughing the entire time!

 Selfie at the game, because who stops to take a real pic?! jk we tried and it turned out terrible

The game ended late, so once we got back to our room we were able to sleep in. Saturday we woke up for coffee and a small bite to eat before heading to IKEA. One of our friends is from Memphis, and she suggested this cute little coffee shop down town. It's really low key, but honestly that was kinda nice. PTL for some reason Tyler suggested (ok actually asked if I wanted to) go to IKEA. Of course I did!! I love a good IKEA hack, and I hadn't really been since mom and I went a few years back. We arrived, and were doing great, then all of a sudden Tyler wanted it to be over, lol. We were only on aisle 13 of what then felt like 3,000. We did survive, and I came out with some amazing things!!
lol @ our selfies this weekend!! Post coffee date, Pre-IKEA meltdown

After IKEA we hit up some local BBQ before heading home. Tyler had been researching top local Memphis places, and he took us to Central BBQ. It was so yummy- like the Mac-n-cheese was to die for. As we were walking in, I looked up and recognized where we were. We stumbled onto the Lorraine Hotel, infamous for the assassination of MLK JR. We both really love history, so that was so fun to find!
Here is a sneak-peek of my Insta-stories highlighting our Memphis weekend

Literally, since we have gotten home, I have been working non-stop in the house- until we lost power! I was so excited to work on all my projects and post on my blog, and unfortunately we lost power last night. Thankfully it happened after I hung the last picture up on the wall and once the Saints game had ended! We are back in business now and I am so excited to show yall all of my IKEA hacks and fun things I found this weekend!

Hope you survived your MONDAY
XOBARNETT


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