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”

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”

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST IN THIS KNOXVILLE BEER CASTLE

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST IN THIS KNOXVILLE BEER CASTLE

October is finally here which means Oktoberfest is almost over! It ends on Sunday the 6th but don’t worry if you can’t make it to Munich this year. Knoxville has the best place to celebrate Oktoberfest (in a CASTLE no less) and I’ve got pictures to prove it. Continue reading “CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST IN THIS KNOXVILLE BEER CASTLE”

DELTA BLUES BBQ

DELTA BLUES BBQ

The newest restaurant in Bristol caught my eye while walking down State Street during Rhythm and Roots last weekend. Delta Blues is a BBQ restaurant that feels a little like Memphis and Nashville right here in Bristol. My husband is known as the brisket king in our family so I knew it wouldn’t be long before we ended up at Delta Blues for dinner. Let me show you around. Continue reading “DELTA BLUES BBQ”