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Bachelor Woes and Cute Jumping Beans

January 13, 2015


Erin Schrader

Do you know those angry feelings you get when you realize you hadn’t pushed “record” on Monday nights episode of The Bachelor as you sink down into your couch with a bowl of popcorn ready to dive right into the depths of Chris’s Soule [pun intended]. That’s me right now. Angry, irate really. BECAUSE THE BACHELOR IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT THING IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW.

Have no fear though, Hulu Plus came swooshing in at a fine rate of $7.99 per month which I fully intend on cancelling after tonight [directing that to you husband]. Breathe easy children, the internet heals all if you type enough hateful words about missing your favorite TV show into that little search bar up top.

Long story short, it is now 11 pm and I have a two hour episode of high quality television to watch. However, you most likely were smart enough to push record so you have since watched it meaning you now have nothing to do with your life [I win]. Lucky for you I came prepared.

Her name is Ashley and she happens to be the cutest jumping bean I have ever seen. I may also have a slight addiction with her blog design, an even slighter [that means more] addiction to her style, and am perhaps a teeny tiny bit [okay a lot] jealous of her life in Nashville as she gallivants around town working in the music industry. Get to know her better below, win a lululemon gift card from her, and then go thank her for the opportunity to make your butt look good over on her own space. I present you, The Nashvillian.

I love hearing people’s “why” behind their blog. Why did you begin writing and has that changed since you started?

I’ve actually been “blogging” since high school when Xanga and Live Journal were, like, a HUGE deal. Back then, I used to spill my feelings about my personal life (y’know…petty high school stuff). It was mostly a diary, and relatively embarrassing to look back on now. :-/ Recently, I’ve developed a hobby for photography. In an attempt to learn how to use my DSLR, I thought I’d begin a photography blog to document my learning experience. I quickly realized that I didn’t want to be confined to only talking about my experiences with my camera. I wanted to use my camera to take pictures of things I LOVE and write about THOSE. And that’s how The Nashvillian was born – because there’s not much I love more than Nashville and everything in it. This is where the two extremes of my blogging past merge into one. It’s a little bit of a diary (although, I won’t be spilling my feelings, just my adventures) and an excuse to practice photography. Win – win, right?!

Food is my ultimate love. If you could eat three things for the rest of your life what would they be?

Chips. Queso. Guac. That is all I’ll ever need in life. 😉

What is your favorite go-to outfit?

As much as I love to dress up, I mostly like to be comfortable. I love throwing on a warm Patagonia Better Sweater, Lululemon yoga pants, and Hunter rain boots!

I am a total social media junkie. Which form of social media is your favorite and why?

Instagram! Instagram is actually what sparked my interest in photography. It challenged me to view the world more “artistically” and helped develop my photographic eye when I was finally ready for my first DSLR. Also, pictures of food…duh!

Outside of blogging, how do you spend the majority of your time?

I’m currently living my life long dream of working in the music industry. For the most part, if I’m not blogging, then I’m probably working. However, a few things I try to make time for for fun are: spending time with my husband and our two dog children (who often make appearances on the blog), Netflix (I have a serious love for movies and binge-watching TV shows), cooking (nothing gives me quite the satisfaction in life than concocting a delicious meal from scratch), babysitting (I LOVE kids), and reading (I’ve always been a bit of a book worm…I’m currently reading through the list of the 100 Greatest Novels Of All Time).

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