Welcome to The New Girl in Nashville and a sweet Southern hello to all of you beautiful new faces and friends!

In October 2014, my handsome bearded husband and I packed up our Mini Schnauzer and our tiny home in Alabama and moved to Nashville because we fell in love with this city during a visit a few short months earlier. We quickly envisioned ourselves growing babies and growing old here. I know God has big plans for us in this new city, and I’m still discovering little pieces of those plans each day.

I started the idea of The New Girl In Nashville over watermelon lemonade froyo with a friend, just one week before I moved. I determined right then and there, over half frozen gummy bears and glazed strawberries that when I moved to this city, I would step out of my comfort zone (at least) once a week and explore new places and meet new people. And document it for myself. As a reminder that new adventures and new friends are always worth it…and not as scary as I make them out to be in my mind.

When I’m not sipping hot tea at brunch, consuming all the tacos (why is the guacamole always extra?), hunting for steals on mid-century furniture at antique malls, or rating local eats on Yelp, you will probably find me behind my camera photographing people and portraits around Nashville, reading in the corner of a quirky coffee shop, or practicing my hand lettering in the stacks of cute journals I can’t help but accumulate.

I’m grateful for those of you following my adventures! If we haven’t met yet, I’d love it if you said hello via the contact form above. I’d love to meet you!

August 11, 2016 - 8:17 am

Brittany - Hey! I love your blog and photography! I am relating SO hard to your posts! Currently, my husband (bearded as well 🙂 ) are transitioning out of a job in PA to move to Nashville so he can pursue his passion for music engineering/producing!! We are SO excited but also SO scared!! I was curious if you had annnnny advice/tips/encouragement? I’d love any feedback! We are Christians as well 🙂

April 27, 2015 - 1:05 pm

The New Girl in Nashville - You are the sweetest, Kristen! Thank you so much and your story sounds way more exciting and adventurous than ours 🙂 We love it here so much already!

April 27, 2015 - 1:04 pm

The New Girl in Nashville - Hi Jess,

Thank you so much for checking out my blog! You can subscribe on the main page under the section “What I’m Up to on Instagram” in the left sidebar. Best wishes on your move to Nashville this fall! You are going to LOVE it here! Let me know once you get moved in and settled…would love to meet up over coffee or brunch and welcome you to town 🙂

April 15, 2015 - 8:33 am

Kristen P - I stumbled upon your site thanks to instagram, and I was so excited! My husband and I had a similar experience 3 years ago. We were living in Minnesota and couldn’t take the long winters anymore so we packed up a trailer and headed south to Nashville without ever having been there! We figured if we loved it (which we heard we would) we would leave our first haul in storage and come down with the rest permanently a few months later…and that’s exactly what we did. It was crazy, but incredibly exciting. We have both been thrilled with our decision, and I hope that you and your husband find as much happiness here as we have.

April 13, 2015 - 6:47 pm

Jess - Hey there! I’m having a hard time finding a way to subscribe to your blog. is there a way i can do that? Lovely place you have here. My husband and I are moving to Nashville in September and I’ve been looking online all day for Nashville lifestyle bloggers to follow.

November 4, 2014 - 11:57 am

Rose - Hi Kathleen! I was wondering if you could tell me where I can learn more about Pursuit Community? I’m really interested in connecting with a Christian women in business group, and I’ve had a hard time finding one that’s the right fit for me. Thanks 🙂 Love your site! I’m excited to follow your journey!

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