WELCOME TO MASHVILLE

WELCOME TO MASHVILLE

I am thrilled to share that we celebrated not one but two special occasions last weekend in Nashville. I graduated with my Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt and on the same day Chris turned 30! After graduation we were looking for a place to escape the pouring rain and toast to the birthday boy so we headed to Peabody and 6th for a tour of Ole Smoky’s newest location- affectionately referred to as “Mashville”. Continue reading “WELCOME TO MASHVILLE”

WE DID THE MASH

WE DID THE MASH

The latest restaurant in town that you have to try is MonsterMash Burgers. This themed eatery has everything from monstrously large meals to lemonade served in blood bags. Burgers, mac n cheese, and hot dogs are all customizable as well as gigantic shakes. You can indulge in bubbling cheese from a cauldron while listening to The Eagles sing “Witchy Woman”. Continue reading “WE DID THE MASH”

VISION QUEST VR

VISION QUEST VR

Yesterday was the official opening day of Vision Quest VR virtual reality arcade and learning center in Johnson City. I was fortunate enough to land an invite to the soft opening on Saturday and try out these very very expensive toys for myself. You know I’d never send you some place I didn’t like and this one you have to see to believe. Continue reading “VISION QUEST VR”

50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AT STILL HOLLOW FARM

50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AT STILL HOLLOW FARM

We had the pleasure of attending the 50th wedding anniversary party of Jay and his beautiful bride Ann. They’re the owners of Still Hollow Farm in Greeneville where my husband and I were married. The breathtaking farm has been in the family for generations and is part of the National Register or Historic Places. Returning a year and a half after our wedding for such a special occasion was everything we hoped it would be. Continue reading “50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AT STILL HOLLOW FARM”

GO BURRITO!

GO BURRITO!

If there’s one thing I could eat 7 days a week it’s Mexican food. Anything served with chips and salsa is an automatic “yes” for me. My husband and I even went to Mexico on our honeymoon where we got to enjoy all the guacamole, quesadillas, and margaritas that our hearts could desire. I heard a new restaurant was opening in Johnson City that served our favorite food and wanted to share it with you! Continue reading “GO BURRITO!”

Q + A WITH JESSI BAKER, AUTHOR OF “SHINING” MOONSHINE COOKBOOK

Q + A WITH JESSI BAKER, AUTHOR OF “SHINING” MOONSHINE COOKBOOK

I had the opportunity to sit down for a phone interview with Jessi Baker, author of the new cookbook “Shining” which features a collection of family recipes as well as the story of Ole Smoky Moonshine. Jessi and her husband Joe Baker started the now global business back in 2009 with absolutely no idea they were building what would become the most visited distillery in the country.  Continue reading “Q + A WITH JESSI BAKER, AUTHOR OF “SHINING” MOONSHINE COOKBOOK”

LUMAC ROOFTOP BAR

LUMAC ROOFTOP BAR

The Bristol Hotel is Bristol’s first ever boutique hotel and its also home to Lumac, Bristol’s first ever rooftop bar. That’s more excitement than our little town has seen since the Battle at Bristol was hosted at Bristol Motor Speedway back in 2016. After weeks of traveling all over East Tennessee, I finally got the perfect opportunity to sip a glass of rosé on the rooftop while watching the sun set over the mountains. Continue reading “LUMAC ROOFTOP BAR”

8 IDEAS FOR GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT IN KNOXVILLE

8 IDEAS FOR GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT IN KNOXVILLE

I recently saw an article that talked about how vacations with your girlfriends are good for your health. Makes perfect sense, right? But with careers, kiddos, and bills to pay the idea of an extended vacation doesn’t seem feasible for everyone. No need to worry— Girls’ Night Out is the next best thing and I’ve got 8 ideas for you to put to the test with the adventurous women in your life. Continue reading “8 IDEAS FOR GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT IN KNOXVILLE”