Me and Mom

My Mom and I are roadtrippin’ to Minnesota (and Wandawega!) this week!

We’ve driven 640 miles, and passed through four sunny states so far. The drive has been gorgeous! Such beautiful weather, and the trees on the sides of the road are just starting to explode with fall colors. (Rumor has it, they’re going to get more “fiery” the further north we go, too! Yay!)

We stopped in Franklin, Tennessee this afternoon and discovered a really cute shop called “Rebecca’s” while we were walking around downtown…

And this huge Sugarboo Designs sign, inside the front door at a shop called “Lulu’s”, stopped us smack dab in our tracks today…

Love it! Definitely need to make a trip back to Franklin sometime. What an adorable town!

Tonight, we’re spending the night at a Holiday Inn in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Unfortunately, the internet connection here is less than stellar, and I had to search high and low for one, so that I could put this post together…

You wouldn’t believe where I finally found a signal.

Or what I had to use as my desk chair.

Ahhh…life on the road.

Me and Mom (Part 2)
Stray Kitten

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  1. says

    AH! You were in my town :). Hope you had fun in Franklin. Safe travels….
    oh, and as a former northern girl, you will LOVE the firey fall colors of the north :)

  2. says

    Have a safe journey, enjoy this precious time together and Wandawega! {I so want to go there!}
    Your Friend,
    PS Like Jude’s hair bobbed!

  3. says

    Aw, gotta love a road trip with your Mom, you two are too cute.. Enjoy this life long memory.. and thank you for bringing us along, because you had to work hard to do it.. greatly appreciated. :)

  4. Andrea in WI says

    Make sure you stop in Lake Geneva, WI and check out the little shops in that cute town! And yes, the Fall colors are beautiful!

  5. Ashley in Nashville says

    We live in Nashville and visit Franklin often. Do not miss the opportunity to put yourself into a pastry-induced coma at Meridee’s Bakery!

  6. says

    It’s so funny to read that youre in Mt. Vernon. I’m from that area and always had troubles, when I did live at home, with the connection.

    Glad you’re on your way!

  7. Kenna says

    The weather is great here in MN right now and most of the trees are at peak color! What a beautiful time of year for a road trip.

  8. Frances says

    Have fun at Wandawega! We’re in Illinois, so not tooooo far. BTW, very obsessed with those ceiling panels from Lowes. Bought some for our sunroom after seeing your post about them, and now I want to do our office and kitchen, ha ha. They’re SO easy to work with and you can’t tell them apart once they’re up from the more expensive ones. Thanks again for that post!

  9. says

    We all know that the “throne” can sometimes be the best place to take your laptop! :-) lol
    You and your momma look so happy…I just love it!
    I read the sign about using your days for good…so I’ve decided after typing this comment, I’m going to play with my son….he’s growing up WAY too fast!
    Love ya Layla! (and Kevin too..and no Kevin, you weren’t an afterthought!) :)

  10. Sabrina says

    I live in Nashville and LOVE going into Franklin to check out the antique stores! I will have to go into Rebecca’s! I love that sign you saw too. Very cute! Have a safe trip!

  11. Debbie says

    Oh, which route did you take through Illinois today? Mt. Vernon is South of where I live, so you may have come right through here! Yes, the leaves are looking gorgeous and will hopefully continue to get even prettier. I hope you and your mom have a wonderful trip! You two look so much alike! :)

  12. Betty says

    My sister and brother-in-law live in Franklin, TN… I love it there!!! All of those shops are the best!!!

  13. says

    Can not believe you were in franklin. I live 2 miles from downtown! Would have loved to have met you. Safe journeys!

  14. Denise says

    Oh my goodness! You were just an hour away from where I live when you were in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Have a safe trip!

  15. says

    I’m from Franklin, TN! I love love LOVE it there as well; there is a fantastic store I think you would love called PD’S …. (119 S Margin St
    Franklin, TN 37064)

  16. Ter'e says

    You and your mom are so adorable together. I have a Mini-Me too – she’s in Kansas City.
    Getting settled in, in Sandestin……, is it ever beautiful here.
    I’m kinda in your neck of the woods!