Pick up & go

That is exactly what me & my bestie did this past weekend. We constantly talk about our desire to travel to these extreme far away lands that we cannot afford at this point in our lives. So we just don’t go anywhere and that gets old.

She was planning to come visit me before she starts her 24/7 90 on call shift (aka house arrest for work) and instead we found some super affordable round trip flights to Toronto on kiwi.com ! We found a last minute Air Bnb and to say we were pleased is an understatement. That place is beautiful, breathtaking, fun, clean, eclectic. It has so many sights to see, streets to roam and people to meet. Perfect mini vacation!

Just because you can’t currently take your dream vacation or travel to the most exotic destination doesn’t mean you can’t go anywhere. Just go somewhere and see something new. It was eye opening and refreshing in all of the best ways.

Here are a few of my favorite photos!  We explored the Royal Ontario Museum, went to the last Toronto Blue Jays baseball game and hit to town to some of the nightlife hot spots including the famous Harry Potter inspired bar The Lockhart!

Where has been your favorite mini get away? 

i did a thing

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Even since high school friends have turned to me for advice on makeup, clothing and just kind of style in general. Not much as changed even today! Part of the reason I started Crescent and Key is to share my love of the things I find beautiful. I have also gone the extra mile and started a YouTube channel! I plan on posting a weekly video either doing a tutorial, review or haul!

I know very little about filming and editing video but the only way to learn is by doing it.

I would love if you would take a few minutes to check out my channel and let me know what you think! Subscribe, Like and Comment too if you feel so inclined. Any little bit of attention helps. If you do; leave a comment letting me know you found my channel through my blog!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCQbYONc4HnimIYZnHuNzBw

 

Thanks,

 

Courtney

Music City 

This place has blessed me with experiences I would have never dreamed of. I love the freedom of expression through fashion here. I love the energy music brings to this town & I love the people I’ve surrounded myself with. Last night I had to opportunity to hang out back stage for the St. Jude Guitar B-Q and watch one of my friends fiancés kill it on stage in Nashville. If you haven’t listened to Michael Ray you should. He is extremely talented, humble and way on the eyes. He is also surrounded by a band that is making waves in country music. Nights like last night make me extra thankful for my experiences here 

NORDSTROM SALE!

 

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past month; you know Nordstrom has been having their biggest yearly sale. I hopped right into the madness as soon as it was open to the public and wanted to share a few of my favorite items I got!

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t wait for it to cool down a little so I can wear that jacket! Easily my go to jacket for fall.

 

Let me know what you snagged from the sale!!!

omg, who are you & why are you here?

17626364_10210503679921503_2717665222669628354_nI think we can ask each other those questions with equally entertaining answers. I would love to hear your answer, but since I asked first I will give you mine. My name is Courtney, I live in the boomin’ city of Nashville, TN and have 0 musical abilities. For the loooongest time past 2 years or so I have teetered with the idea of starting a blog but because of my lack of commitment issues i.e. groupons never used, shirts with the tags still on them… you get the idea… I just couldn’t muster up the courage, because it does take courage to share any part of your life with strangers, and have been a little lost in where the heck to start. But never the less I’m here and ready to parrrrrtay.

I want to share all of the things I love with anyone who will listen, honestly. I love trying new beauty items, clothing brands and home décor ideas. If you like any of those things then pretty please stick around and lets find new stuff together! I have friends text me for outfit ideas or ask what make up I’m using so they have boosted my ego & encouraged me to share with anyone else who wants to know the deets on what I think is worth its weight in gold.

I will always pick the prettiest version of whatever options are in front of me even if it’s  a spatula, there are some really pretty spatulas out there y’all… I think it makes for a happier life, if not at the very least a little bit prettier moment. If you’re in for a pretty little blog that has no real direction then welcome! If you have any helpful advice or anything you would love to see send it my way!

I hope you have the best time here and a wonderful day,

Courtney

PS leave a comment where you’re from so we can be internet frands!