I am so excited!! Yesterday, I saw a sneak peak of my new blog design. I’m happy to be redesigning with a friendlier layout and setting goals to update frequently with more content. I’ll also be updating my social media channels with more information so be sure to give them a follow. I’ll be updating the Southern Sparkplug Facebook page, SparkplugWhit Instagram and SparkplugWhit Twitter account. I know that I’ll be writing about the Southern lifestyle, my wanderlust travels, concerts, events, festivals and what not to miss in certain cities. I’ll start with Pensacola and Nashville and then start looking for suggestions on where to travel next! I’ll always keep you updated on country music, what events not to miss and even some fun photo shoots with boutiques, shops and creatives! You’ll get a sneak peak at my favorite shops and designers to follow. I’ll also be really talking about traveling, events and concerts. My favorite place to be is at a concert. I found another blogger, Ingrid from the Sassologist, that said it best, “Perhaps it is some sort of escapism. For those two hours, I don’t bother thinking about the issues I left at home. I don’t worry about deadlines or tests that I still have to check. It is just me and the music. Me and the artist on stage.” I could not have said it better. That’s exactly how I feel at concerts and why I attend or work them. You’ll find me often side stage, front row or in the photo pit because it’s brings me the most happiness. That’s what truly matters is what makes you happy. So continue on this journey with me and by all means, feel free to join along!
What a Thanksgiving! Normally everyone has their favorite foods they look forward to every holiday or each year. Then there’s the argument of if it’s called dressing or stuffing. We’re from the south, it’s definitely dressing just like those are buggy’s in the store not carts! 😉 When it comes to holidays I’m a little bit of a gypsy depending on what year it is, if the hubs is working or not and what my parents are doing. This year was no different. After a formal invite to a friends Thanksgiving, I couldn’t turn it down and what a blessing it turned into! Asking what I needed to bring, my hostesses told me purely, “yourself.” Bliss.
Come November, we all think about what we’re thankful for and we spend 30 days detailing our thankfulness and appreciation for those around us. Often times, we forget to be thankful throughout the rest of the year. There are days when I’m overly thankful and days that I plain forget. There are days that I’ll send handwritten thank you cards and then the weeks that I have a list of thank you cards I’d like to send, but they sit on my desk and I never get around to it. (Sorry!)
Pensacola is America’s First Settlement, established on Santa Rosa Island by Spanish conquistador Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano in 1559. Through a contest and marketing campaign hosted by Visit Pensacola, the hubs and I became tourists in our own city for a few weeks. The Visit Pensacola Passport campaign was designed to give tourists or locals places to visit and they chose some amazing places and views to #ExplorePcola. It took us at few days to really enjoy our adventures around the Pensacola area and also gave us ideas for more places that we want to visit. I believe these Passports are still available at the Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Visitor Information Centers. I’ve included our adventures below but you can find other adventures with the #ExplorePcola hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. Find my adventures at @sparkplugwhit.