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”

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”

ALEWINE POTTERY

ALEWINE POTTERY

I consider the art of making pottery to be part of my Appalachian heritage. From a young age my parents encouraged my older sister and I to learn how to “throw” at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I was most certainly the child who got gold stars for effort behind the pottery wheel but my sister, Katie, really found her niche and she is still working with clay all these years later at Alewine Pottery. Continue reading “ALEWINE POTTERY”

FIVE DAUGHTERS BAKERY

FIVE DAUGHTERS BAKERY

If there’s one thing I know, it’s good donuts. I have favorite donut shops in multiple cities across the U.S. and zero shame. So you know that I have to share with you loverly folks when I find a winner and Five Daughters definitely stacks up.

Bring your daughters, your friends, and your acquaintances but also bring an insulin drip because this place is legit.

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WELCOME TO CLEVELAND

WELCOME TO CLEVELAND

Hello 2019! I can’t believe I’m writing my first post of the new year. The holidays seemed to jet passed me in a blur. I think this year I’ll put up my Christmas decorations BEFORE Thanksgiving like a heathen and everyone else can just deal. Last week, Chris and I went to Ohio to see family and we spent one of our days in Cleveland. This city has A LOT to offer. Here’s what we did during our short visit… Continue reading “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND”

5 THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO WHEN YOU’RE IN PORTLAND

5 THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO WHEN YOU’RE IN PORTLAND

If you can believe it, this is my 100th blog post! I wanted to use this momentous occasion to showcase more of Portland. I can’t recommend this part of the country enough for your next vacation. There were still lots of things we wanted to see (and eat) so we’ll definitely be back. Here are my 5 must-do’s to keep in mind when you’re planning your trip. Let me know if you’ve been! Continue reading “5 THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO WHEN YOU’RE IN PORTLAND”

5 TIPS FOR VISITING NEW YORK CITY

5 TIPS FOR VISITING NEW YORK CITY

I would like to start off by saying that while tropical locations are popular for girls’ trips, NYC is certainly a competitive choice as well. We had an absolute blast for my friend’s bachelorette weekend and now I’m dying to go back. We went for 3 days and managed to fit in a trip to The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and a Broadway show. Whew! Needless to say I spent this week catching up on sleep but I’d do it all over again. I got a lot of messages about what we did and if I had any tips for those who are planning their own trips to the Big Apple. Continue reading “5 TIPS FOR VISITING NEW YORK CITY”