RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019

RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019

Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Reunion is a music and art festival held every 3rd weekend in September on the state line between Tennessee and Virginia. Since we’ve lived in Bristol for the last 7 years we’ve been quite a few times and seen incredible headliners and talented artists from all over the world. One year my sister set up an art tent to sell her pottery which gave me a unique opportunity to see the festival from the other side. This year was much more relaxed because we decided to go for one day instead of all 3. Continue reading “RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019”

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS YOU PICK FLOWER FIELD IN SEVIERVILLE?

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS YOU PICK FLOWER FIELD IN SEVIERVILLE?

Did you know there is a “you pick” flower field in Sevierville? As a self-proclaimed anthophile (flower lover) I’ve spent my fair share of sunny days surrounded by delicate petals and buzzing bees. As a Sevierville naitive I couldn’t wait to tell you all about this small business with deep roots. Continue reading “HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS YOU PICK FLOWER FIELD IN SEVIERVILLE?”

GRAZE BURGERS

GRAZE BURGERS

Girls night out has been scheduled at Graze for months now and after 2 failed attempts the third time was the charm! I’m excited to see how downtown Sevierville looks in the near future. How great would it be to have more restaurants and maybe even (Heaven help us) a brewery? Continue reading “GRAZE BURGERS”

BREAKFAST WITH THE BALLOONS

BREAKFAST WITH THE BALLOONS

I don’t get out of bed early for just any occasion but I happily made an exception for hot air balloons. They make me feel like I’m in a story book or a fairy tale with their rainbow colors and promise of carrying me away. Continue reading “BREAKFAST WITH THE BALLOONS”

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