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Five on Friday…The Music City Masquerade


April 4, 2014

This week, I am taking my Five on Friday to talk about the fabulous and fun Music City Masquerade we went to last week, which was hosted by the Junior League of Nashville. It was too much fun, getting all dressed up, hitting the town with the hubby and our friends, and staying out until 3AM (yes, what in the world is wrong with us??). I have to brag on a few of my friends who were on the committee and were instrumental in making the night a big success…yay to Rachel, Candice, Megan, and Jocelyn-it was AMAZING!
Prom Session 
I felt like I was going to prom all over again when Mimi and Pappy took our pictures once we got all dressed up and ready to go…all I needed was a wrist corsage to make it complete…hahaha! My handsome hubby cleans up pretty well when he wants to πŸ˜‰
P.S. I fell in love with the dress when I found it at Nordstrom (BCBG Max Azria Bernadette Gown), however, I didn’t fall in love with the price tag. I got resourceful, trusted the guidance of my friend Jocelyn, and bought the same exact dress off of Ebay for $200. WINNING!!!

now with the girls who were dressed in their yummies πŸ˜‰
Pre-Game Festivities 
We decided that we wanted to make a whole night of our big event, so a bunch of us decided to hit up The Oak Bar at the Hermitage Hotel to sip on drinks and munch on apps before the big late party…the boys were in heaven because basketball was on, and we were in heaven with some adult beverages 
Meg all fancied up 
The Grunkes looking oh so good!! 
Taking a moment to ham it up for the cameras in the men’s restroom…it’s famous!
Love these gorgeous women…Andrea, me, Chelsea, and Meg

Belles of the Ball
We took over the photobooth, danced all night to Scat Springs Band (the same band who played at our wedding!!), and had ourselves a grand old time with our closest friends. I think the boys were up to their usual shenanigans as well.

selfie action with the BFF
The cute Chambers all dolled up
I have no words…if someone wants to comment on my wrinkly forehead, go on and do it…
that’s what two babies will do to you πŸ˜‰ 
Apparently we all decided it was the green and black event!! Yay for coordinating
Handsome boys…they sure do clean up well. Nice crotch action, Adam!! 
This brings it back to our college years

Recovery Time
Let’s just say Jeff and I learned two things… 3AM bedtime and two children don’t mix well…we paid for it the next day by shamelessly staying in our pajamas all day long, letting the minis run around the house in their yummies, and ordering pizza for dinner. And our second lesson was that we are in fact 30 now and don’t need to act like we’re in college.

Cheers to such a fun and entertaining evening!! And another cheers to the weekend…headed to Knoxville to see friends, attend our niece’s first birthday party, and then back home to work on fulfilling my first orders for Sugar Bit. I hope each of you have a FANTASTIC weekend!

  1. am i the only one crazy enough to be up this early? also…am i the only one who can't access the linky tool?

  2. Nina says:

    Nope….gorgeous pictures Natasha!! So fun! But the linky tool isn't working for me either!

  3. Look at all the gorgeous pictures! Looks like you had a fun time and you have more fun times ahead in Knoxville!

  4. I love your dress! No linky tool for me either:(

  5. This looks like an awesome time!! Love all the pictures πŸ™‚

  6. Love all your photos! Happy Friday!

  7. Cari says:

    sounds like such a fun time!!!

  8. You looked gorgeous…totally awesome that the next day called for an all day pj party! Xx.

  9. Kristen says:

    Love your dress! It looks like such a fun night.

  10. LOVING the dress!! And whata steal!

  11. my gosh that dress is gorgeous! Great job getting it for way less!

  12. You look gorgeous, girl! Looks like a fun time!

  13. Love, love love that dress on you!! You look stunning!! The day after always feels terrible, but every once and a while you need a night like that!!

  14. Lexy says:

    You look so great! But out until 3?!? I don't know how you did it! I'm too old for that!!

  15. Cherish says:

    Love your dress, you looked absolutely stunning! And congrats on SugarBit! I checked out the site yesterday and the clothes are just darling, there's no doubt it's going to be a huge success! Have a great weekend.

  16. BLovedBoston says:

    You looked gorgeous!! Looks like it was a really fun and well deserved night out!!

  17. OMG – You look absolutely stunning! (And Meg too)!

    GREAT eBay score, friend! xo

  18. In love with your dress!!! You look amazing! Xo

  19. You look amazing! That dress is just stunning!

  20. I love your dress, it's gorgeous! I can't imagine even staying up until 3 am – I would totally fall asleep before then!

  21. Nat says:

    Gorgeous dress!! Looks like so much fun! We just had our junior league gala last Friday and I thought staying out until 1:30am was rough but you're much wilder with 3am!! Good for you all!

  22. Y'all look beautiful & looks like y'all had a great time!! Sometimes, despite being out of college & such, you just need those super fun nights out with friends!!

  23. Meredith says:

    Love that dress and your hair looks AMAZING!!!

  24. melissa says:

    Friend, you are just gorgeous! And what a fun night! Even though it's painful the next day, sometimes you just have to have some fun!

  25. Rebecca Jo says:

    Nope… you're wrong. Forehead wrinkles are from a lifetime of laughing πŸ™‚
    Your hair & dress… you look like a SUPERSTAR!!!

  26. you are gorgeous!!! omg I am in love love love with you dress. it looks like you had the most fabulous time with your friends and hubby! but I am totally with you…we are 30 now, we totally pay for the partying hard the next day πŸ˜‰

  27. I went to HS with Rachel. Small World. Love her— she has such an amazing heart of gold. REALLY! No wonder you two are friends! πŸ™‚ And your dress is stunning. PS, I buy everything possible off ebay including all of presley's smocked items!!

  28. love your dress! so pretty!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  29. You look amazing!! That dress is gorgeous on you.

  30. Sara Y says:

    You looked great and the dress was stunning πŸ™‚ have a great weekend.

  31. I was an adpi with Andrea at Samford! Small world.

  32. Kelly Sue says:

    Looks like a wonderful evening! You girls look beautiful too! #3…It's ok to get silly now and again. Don't be so hard on yourself. xo http://www.coastalKel.com

  33. Lyndsey says:

    Beautiful dress and your hair is AMAZING!

  34. Caroline says:

    You looked gorgeous (as always)!

  35. Kelly-Belly says:

    You are a lovely person on the inside and out! I always enjoy seeing your pictures and following your blog. It is nice to know that us mommies can get all dressed up and have some fun every now and then! : ) Hope you have a good weekend.

  36. Lauren says:

    that dress is stunning! looks like such a fun evening!

  37. Oh my goodness, you look STUNNING! So so beautiful πŸ™‚


  38. Haha. Same problem here. We went out for my husband's birthday a couple weeks ago and thankfully I was the DD so I was good the next day but… he was not. And we were both so tired from getting home at midnight and getting a 6am wake up call!

  39. Samma says:

    So fun! You look gorgeous!

  40. Sounds so fun! You look stunning! I love your dress! Yay for a great deal !:)

  41. You look amazing!! There is no way you had two kids πŸ˜‰ I am in love with that dress. Trust me – I have two under two and those late nights are a no go for me lol. I always say now it's like recovering from a minor surgery the next day!

  42. Cambron says:

    Tasha- You look gorgeous!!! Hair and makeup are spot on! What color is that blush?!

  43. Natasha! I love your dress! You look amazing!

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