MEET CLAIRE

MEET CLAIRE

In honor of our little love being one month old yesterday, I wanted to share our new favorite photos taken in her nursery by our friend Tara Hodges. I still spend most of my day staring at her and soaking her all in every chance I get. Please pray for her health and our wisdom as parents.

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MATERNITY PHOTOS

MATERNITY PHOTOS

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post thanks to quarantine and getting ready for our sweet girl to arrive! I couldn’t miss the opportunity to share our amazing maternity photos shot by Tara Hodges in Roan Mountain State Park. I was nervous about it looking a little dreary outside but I’m slightly obsessed with the end result. After all the waiting it’s hard to believe Claire will be here in 2 weeks or less!

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FIRST TRIMESTER Q+A

FIRST TRIMESTER Q+A

I’m well out of my first trimester and I’ve been debating whether or not to post about my experience. In some cases, I’m the last of a group to get pregnant and in others I’m the first. I’m blessed to have friends who have already been through all the beauty and chaos but I wanted to have a record of my own to look back on when I’m feeling nostalgic. So here goes! You asked and I’m telling. Continue reading “FIRST TRIMESTER Q+A”

THIS MASSIVE WAREHOUSE IN TENNESSEE HAS THE BEST SELECTION OF USED BOOKS, DVD’S, & MORE

THIS MASSIVE WAREHOUSE IN TENNESSEE HAS THE BEST SELECTION OF USED BOOKS, DVD’S, & MORE

If you’re an avid reader, gamer, or fan of old records then you can appreciate this resale paradise located in Knoxville, Nashville, and Chattanooga, TN. You can buy gently used items or sell your own for a little extra cash. Take the time to wander through the stacks and find something in need of a new life. Continue reading “THIS MASSIVE WAREHOUSE IN TENNESSEE HAS THE BEST SELECTION OF USED BOOKS, DVD’S, & MORE”

ASHEVILLE NYE GUIDE

ASHEVILLE NYE GUIDE

We ushered in the roaring 20’s this week with friends in Asheville, North Carolina. It’s a short hour and a half drive from Bristol and offers some of the best food and drinks around. Continue reading “ASHEVILLE NYE GUIDE”

MIRACLE ON GAY STREET

MIRACLE ON GAY STREET

Over the years I’ve compiled a list of choice bars and restaurants in cities around Tennessee. I have favorites for appetizers, meals, dessert, and drinks. Given the time I could organize a Knoxville progressive dinner of sorts. While other elements of the meal would be hard to narrow down, I’ve had cocktails covered since 2012. Continue reading “MIRACLE ON GAY STREET”

5 BEST PLACES FOR HOLIDAY PHOTOS IN PIGEON FORGE, TN

5 BEST PLACES FOR HOLIDAY PHOTOS IN PIGEON FORGE, TN

Pigeon Forge goes all out for the holiday season and practically every inch of the city is covered in garland, bows, and twinkling lights. If you’re looking for the best places to get photos for social media, a holiday card, or a photo with Santa then I can tell you the best places to go! Continue reading “5 BEST PLACES FOR HOLIDAY PHOTOS IN PIGEON FORGE, TN”

ANCIENT ROME

ANCIENT ROME

On our last full day in Rome, our travel agent scheduled a tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Thankfully, the Pantheon was a convenient stop en route to our Colosseum tour meet up location. We arrived to that part of town early enough that we were able to walk right inside the Pantheon and look around. Here are a collection of photos from our day spent immersed in Ancient Rome! Continue reading “ANCIENT ROME”