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We recently had flights booked to Fort Lauderdale to celebrate our 14 year anniversary. We had not taken a trip together since our our 10 year and we really just needed a couple of nights away after the past year. We were booked to fly out on Friday and finally found time the Tuesday night […]

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Right now is the perfect time to visit Gaylord Opryland Resort! If you are not familiar with everything Gaylord Opryland has to offer, you can read more here! Our family loves to visit Opryland anytime of the year but visiting in spring was such a treat! The flowers are always blooming in the beautiful atrium […]

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 If you’re like me, teaching your kids during a pandemic was not something I learned in school, nor do I have a degree in education. This past year we’ve tried a little bit of everything to keep the kids on track, from beginning with a zoom classroom, to homeschooling, to even back in the regular […]

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We had the best time visiting Memphis and staying at the Peabody hotel.

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“What’s for dinner” feels like the most common phrase in our home, next to Mom! I feel like every week it’s the mind game of what to cook? I’m a foodie and love to try new foods and experiment with new recipes. So I get tired of normal meal rotations of taco Tuesday and spaghetti, […]

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We recently kicked of Christmas at our favorite place, Gaylord Opryland Resort. This year the Christmas experience is bigger than ever with covid guidelines in place. (Book Now) I grew up visiting Opryland every Christmas as a child and it was not officially Christmas until we saw the lights at Opryland. It’s now one of my […]

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All Things Dollywood  We recently spent the day at Dollywood and had the best time! Nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains with gorgeous views there’s something for everyone. From live music to rides, and of course all the food, everyone from young to old will be entertained. We visited in early October 2020, […]

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Now that school is back in full swing with after school activities, it’s hard to find easy weeknight meal that are ready when you walk in after a late night night game or practice. This easy lasagna is one of the kids favorite. I’ve learned it’s easy to make ahead of time and it will […]

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We recently took a long weekend getaway down to the Hilton Sandestin. In the middle of a crazy pandemic, while trying to get adjusted to the kids new school routine, and with one homeschooling, a few days a way to reset was just what we needed. I can remember visiting here every summer as a kid […]

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Nashville has become the hot spot for bachelorette parties. Being a local I’m honestly surprised at how many visit each weekend! So a few months ago when one of my long time out of town friends got engaged she mentioned coming to Nashville for her bachelorette party! So while I feel like I know a […]

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I’m so excited to share about one of the cutest southern towns in America. Charleston, South Carolina is absolutely adorable. I have no other way to describe it! We recently went over the fourth of July weekend. Keep in mind there was still a pandemic going on, so many places were not open and many […]

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If you’re a Nashville local, or just visiting Music City, one of the absolute best places to stay is Gaylord Opryland Resort! Boasting over 2800 rooms, a 9 acre waterfall wonderland atrium with over 10,000 plants, plentiful meeting space, and one of the most amazing indoor/outdoor waterparks, SoundWaves, you could ever imagine….you could spend a […]

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This Lemon Blueberry cake is perfect for summer days! The best way to use those fresh blueberries. You can serve this with breakfast, enjoy with coffee in the afternoon or even dessert! The fresh lemon glaze is what gives it the added lemon flavor. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. Also great to take […]

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Dad’s can be the hardest person to shop for! They buy everything they want anyway! I love giving experiences but this year it’s a little harder with so many places closed. If you are looking for something fun to do, you can always send him for a round of golf, a hiking adventure, a trip […]

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We recently took a trip down to Orange Beach, Alabama with the kids just as the states began to reopen after the Covid-19 lockdown. I have many memories of visiting here as a kid but this was my first time back in over 20 years. I was amazed to see how much things have changed […]

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1 cup of water 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate 1 cup powdered sugar 2 large eggs 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt Add 1 Cup of water to your Instant Pot and make sure your trivet is set inside. Butter 4 small ramekins […]

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These are my kids favorite muffins! Great for breakfast or a snack on the go! 1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Mayonnaise 2 Cups AP Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 2 tsp Baking Powder 3-4 Ripe Bananas 1 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips Preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients first. Then add mayonnaise and bananas. […]

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The past few weeks have been a hard reality for many people with COVID-19 arriving like something out of a horror movie. No one has ever dealt with this particular situation before, not even our parents or grandparents. Yes, many of them have lived through difficult times, like the Great Depression or World War II, […]

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These peanut butter energy ball are one of my kids favorite snacks! They are so easy to make and a healthy alternative from all the junk! You can also modify this recipe to add in your favorite items, like dried coconut, flax seed, cocoa powder, protein powder or other items. 1 Cup Rolled Oats 2/3 […]

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How to Travel with Kids: A Focus on Copenhagen When you think about traveling to Europe, Copenhagen may not be on the top of your list but, surprisingly, after visiting ten countries, it is on the top of the kids’ list! The two places that made Copenhagen the most memorable for them were . . […]

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Nashville Restaurant Reviews

There are so many amazing restaurants in Nashville that it’s hard to settle on just one to recommend! So, I decided to create a list and organize them by meal: six recommendations for brunch; four for lunch; and six for dinner. I’ll provide an overview of each restaurant so you can choose the ones that […]

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New Mom Photo

Becoming a new mom was, for me, a beautiful experience, one that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. Being a mom is a continuing blessing for me. This doesn’t mean that raising young children will always be easy—because it won’t. In fact, after having our first baby, I struggled to find a sense […]

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I have lived in Nashville most of my life and I have to say the only time I have spent much time in Columbia was years ago when I came to Mule Day! Columbia is a small town just south of Nashville with a cute Main Street that feels like you are stepping back in […]

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From a girl who has grown up in Nashville it’s crazy to see how much it has grown! I remember when the “Batman building” was built and we thought that was the tallest building. Today Nashville is covered in high rises with more going up every day. Nashville is Growing Nashville is also now one […]

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My Heart Warrior The day of Ella’s surgery is a day I’ll never forget and a day I don’t wish on any parent. Again I wanted to share for other parents who may be walking this journey and for those that want to hear Ella’s story. You can read more about Ella’s diagnosis on my […]

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This is such an easy way to make wings! And healthy because they are not deep fried! You can also use your choice of rub or sauce to what you like. Toss in teriyaki sauce for asian style wings or bbq sauce of your choice! Ingredients Chicken Wings  Salt/Pepper 1/4 C Franks Hot Sauce 1/4 […]

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