31 Lists: Weekend Recap & Christmas Worship

WEEKEND RECAP! I always love knowing what people did on their weekends, even if all they did was stay at home. Weekends are LIFE! Or for life to be lived well and to the fullest. Sometimes the fullest is literally staying in your

I always love knowing what people did on their weekends, even if all they did was stay at home. Weekends are LIFE! Or for life to be lived well and to the fullest. Work is a part of life, but it shouldn’t BE life. You can love your job and still not let it be your life. And weekends are usually the time in the week where there is no work and we just get to live life to the fullest. Sometimes the fullest is literally staying in your pjs all weekend. Sometimes to fullest is having friends over. Sometimes the fullest is deep cleaning. Sometimes the fullest is yard work. Sometimes the fullest is going to weddings. And sometimes the fullest is a weekend road trip to Nashville!

I have a fall break day off on Monday and so does my sis-in-law, so the four of us decided to do a long weekend trip to Nashville. We left on Friday after we all got off work, got here late, and will head home tomorrow. We are staying with and visiting William’s best friend Jay. William lived here for 7 years, so he loves visiting and going to all his favorite places. Naturally, Emily visited a lot and has favorite places too! William and I have been once since we got married, and so, of course, I have a favorite place or two now too.

So far here’s what we’ve done:

We stopped in Memphis on our way to Nashville and had Rendezvous! It just feels wrong not to. I had bbq chicken nachos and they were delish!

We slept in a tad Saturday since we didn’t get in until past midnight. We attempted to go to the famous Biscuit Love, were gonna have to stand outside in the rain for over and hour and we said no. But there was a super cute flower truck next to it!

We decided to try the place across the street, The Pub. It was an awesome British themed pub with imported chairs! I had the Welsh dip and it was delicious.

After that we decided to go to the Nashville farmer’s market and it was so cute and there were SO many pumpkins! See yesterday’s post for more of those pics.

After that, we went to my favorite place to stop in Nashville, The Loving Pie Company! I had chocolate coconut custard and William had the great pumpkin (pecan chocolate pumpkin) and we both had frozen hot chocolate. It was also Show Tunes Saturday and all they played were show tunes!

We rested for a bit after that and then went to a magical store that had a Christmas open house!

For dinner we had Pei Wei, which is a chain, but not one we have. Then we went to bed early so we could attempt Biscuit Love again.

Today we got to Biscuit Love at opening, and didn’t have to wait in line! However, we were not super impressed and thought it didn’t live up to the hype. I mean it was a super cute place with a fun atmosphere, but I LOVE biscuits and try them pretty much everywhere and it was good but not amazing. But I’m glad we went once! I got the East Nasty, which was a biscuit with a fried chicken thigh, sausage gravy, and white cheddar and I added an egg on top (duh!).

We decided we needed [more] coffee and visited the Frothy Monkey. My fav Christian author/blogger frequents there, so I wasn’t sad about making a stop.

Since we got up way too early, we went back to rest for a bit, played a round of Settlers of Catania, and then went to McKay’s used book store. Another favorite place! And then for lunch it was everyone’s must eat place, SATCO.

We’ve officially eaten at all of our must eat places, so I’m not sure what we will do tonight. More Settlers of Catan for now, and then tomorrow on the way home another stop in Memphis for IKEA!

What did YOU do this weekend?

And just for fun, another list for the day!

Spoiler alert: I love Christmas as much or more than I love fall. I’ve been listening to Christmas music since this summer and I am not ashamed in the least. I have two ever-growing Spotify Christmas playlists. is just all the Christmas songs I can find that I like. It’s called Christmas Cheer and it 1,044 songs and counting on it. You can follow it here –

The first is just all the Christmas songs I can find that I like. It’s called Christmas Cheer and it 1,044 songs and counting on it. You can follow it here.

The other one is my favorite, Christmas worship. Christmas songs about Jesus just stir my affections! It is more selective on the songs allowed on the list and has 104 songs. You can follow it here.

Of those 104, I’ll share my favorites. (This is kind of a cheat list because I recently sent this list to two of our church ministers who are heading up our music ministry right now, but worthy of a share!)

Favorite Christmas Worship Songs:

The links provide a little snippet of each song and cords and notes and such (beneficial when recommending to your music ministers/directors/organizers). BUT, all songs can be listened to on Spotify obviously, via my playlist or your own searching.

Unto Us by Hillsong – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/23125/unto-us-sheet-music/

Unto Us by North Point – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/24493/unto-us-sheet-music

I Heard the Bells by North Point – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/24495/i-heard-the-bells-sheet-music

Our King Has Come by Hillsong – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/23127/our-king-has-come-sheet-music

We Have a Savior by Hillsong – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/23122/we-have-a-savior-sheet-music

He Shall Reign Forevermore by Chris Tomlin- https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/27390/he-shall-reign-forevermore-sheet-music/

A Christmas Alleluia by Chris Tomlin – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/27397/a-christmas-alleluia-sheet-music

Midnight Clear (Love Song) by Chris Tomlin – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/27391/midnight-clear-love-song-sheet-music

Hymn of Joy by Chris Tomlin – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/27392/hymn-of-joy-sheet-music

It’s Christmas Medley by Chris Tomlin (Away in a Manger + an extra chorus/bridge) – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/27395/its-christmas-sheet-music

A King Like This by Chris Tomlin – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/27400/a-king-like-this-sheet-music

Evermore by Phil Wickham – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/22163/evermore-sheet-music

O Holy Night by Phil Wickham – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/22162/o-holy-night-sheet-music

The First Noel by Phil Wickham – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/22159/the-first-noel-sheet-music

O Come O Come Emmanuel by Phil Wickham – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/22161/o-come-o-come-emmanuel-sheet-music

Silent Night by Phil Wickham – https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/22160/silent-night-sheet-music


This is part of my 31 Days of List series. Click here to see the other lists in this series.

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