Knoxville, TN: Free Stuff You Can Do

    Knoxville, TN. My weird, little hometown, juxtaposed by The Great Smoky Mountains on one side and Oak Ridge(“Secret City”) on another end. Knoxville is the 3rd biggest city in Tennessee, but even so, it surprises me how many people from all different walks of life end up here.   I say it’s a […]

Knoxville, TN: Local Favorites ❤

  Knoxville, TN. It’s a place I’ve called home since 1990. Born and raised there, I’ve seen the town change quite a bit, but one thing remains the same: the entrepreneurial spirit. I ❤ local, hidden gems. I know that some of you all may not have even heard of my hometown, but if you […]

Suspenders+Jealousy 

 Sometimes, you just have to check yourself.  Sometimes, you realize you’re engaging in a certain behavior, having a bad violent or nonviolent (Hey, I don’t judge!) thought and you have to tell yourself, “SELF! We are better than this.” Or, if you’re me, you wallow in self-depreciating pity. Just for a liiiiittttle while.  As I […]

Venturing Towards Adventure

   I think, if you were to ask people, the majority of them would be up for a trip, vacation, excursion, adventure of some kind. When you talk to people about going somewhere, their eyes light up, or you can see their weariness. You can almost sense their troubles, but for a brief moment, they let […]

Portland, Maine

PORTLAND. Such a beautiful, interesting place. We flew into Portland International Airport at the beginning of this week on Sunday, November 13th. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting at the terminal on the 19th, sad that I have to leave and go home. Don’t get me wrong, I miss our family, house and our pets, […]

New England Trip 2016

Okay, so…I didn’t do too well with the hints and the suspense and build up, so—surprise! 🎉 We’re in New England! We decided to take a trip up this way to explore beautiful Maine and Massachusetts this year. We being my husband and I.  This guy. Right here. This is Tim pretending to be a […]