3 Colleges, 3 States, 3 Gal Pals

Life has a tendency to be a little crazy, but one thing I can always count on is Girls’ Night. I am extremely lucky to still have best friends from high school that I get to see often. While college brought me some of the greatest friends in the world, I find comfort in being close with a group of girls that has known me for so long and has watched me grow and change into the person I am today.

It was hard leaving a small high school with my group of friends (many I had known since I K-5) and starting something new almost 5 years ago, but I look back and think, “we did good.” I go to school in North Carolina, Tori stayed in Nashville at Lipscomb, and Blair went away to Kentucky but we still manage to stay as close as ever. I might even say that I have gotten closer with the gal pals being far apart.

When we are all home for the summer, we try to get together as often as possible! One of our very favorite places to host Girls’ Night is at Cabana’s.

outside_green_12pPhoto from cabananashville.com

On Wednesday nights, they have killer Ladies’ Night deals. We’re talking $4 drinks and $6 appetizers. The best part is that they taste great. There isn’t anything much better than talking about your favorite memories with good friends, strong drinks, and delicious food.

IMG_1143The one item that is a MUST for our outings at Cabana’s is the Tennessee Sliders. A Tennessee slider is a sweet potato biscuit with fried chicken topped with peach preserves. To say that it is delicious would be an understatement. I have tried making this meal at home multiple time, but it is easier said than done. The ones that I make still taste great, but it just isn’t the same. Maybe it’s the people I am with that make these snacks so perfect…

IMG_1148This little purple number was a good as it was pretty. It was the Huckleberry Lemonade. It is made with Pearl Blueberry Vodka and fresh lemonade. A tasty combo for a warm summer night.

IMG_1144I couldn’t imagine life without my girlfriends. From listening to all of life’s silly problems to being there when it matters most, I see true friendship that has lasted longer than I ever could have dreamed. From Tori letting me crash on her couch 3 nights a week and always being open for any adventure (Her 22nd birthday is a great example…) to knowing Blair since we were 3 years old, my life is so much better with people like them in it. Shout out to all my high school gal pals, wish you were here!

I think that Carrie Bradshaw had the right idea when she said…

Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with.

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The only song I see fitting for this is my girl, Lana Del Rey. This Is What Makes Us Girls (Remixed) has been a favorite of mine since I heard it. To me, this song describes a lot of what it feels like to be a girl and the friends you make. “There she was my new best friend, High heels in her hands, swayin’ in the wind While she starts to cry, mascara runnin’ down her little Bambi eyes: ‘Lana, how I hate those guys.'”

It’s in the moments when life really sucks that we find out who our real friends are and who will be there to hold your hand during the though times and who is going drag you to the bar telling you how great you are.

you do you, rach

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