Last fall, Dennis and I had a lovely dinner at one of the hottest restaurants in Nashville. The experience was flawless. After sipping on handcrafted cocktails at the bar, we dined outdoors at a rustic farm table beneath ropes of twinkling lights. The night air was divine, the bread crusty, the atmosphere sparkling, and the […]

Fun, Humor

August 21, 2019

I Went to One of Nashville’s Hottest Restaurants and This Happened.

Readers forgive me, for I have sinned. Yesterday in the car rider pick up line, I did the unthinkable. I honked my horn. I swear I didn’t mean anything by it. When all the other cars in the line moved except for the one directly in front of me, I waited very patiently for the […]

Family, Fun, Humor

August 16, 2019

The Honker

Home to Indiana University, Bloomington is a lively town that combines a progressive spirit with classic Midwestern charm.  There’s no lack of things to do in Bloomington, from  shopping to hiking to enjoying the town’s breweries, bars, and surprisingly sophisticated restaurant scene.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a big fan of Indiana. […]

Travel, United States

August 12, 2019

28 Great Things to Do in Bloomington, IN

This post is written in partnership with Amazon and contains affiliate links. All recommendations here are my own and I’m pretty excited to share them with you.  It’s back-to-school time, which means I’m hitting Amazon hard right now for all the last-minute things I need before the big day arrives. Luckily, Amazon has anticipated all our […]

Family, Fun, Sponsored

August 5, 2019

11 Amazon Products You Can’t Live Without This School Year

There’s a reason the Caribbean islands are so popular — Their transparent turquoise waters and sugary beaches inspire visions of a dream vacation filled with tropical sunshine, snorkeling, frozen drinks, and blissful relaxation… not to mention a killer Instagram feed. But choosing which Caribbean resort or island to visit can be overwhelming. Thanks to various […]

Global, Travel

July 29, 2019

15 Awesome Things to Do with Kids in Nassau Paradise Island

If you’re like me, you might be freaking out a little right now as summer approaches and the kids get out of school. What are you going to do with them? How will you get them off screens and make sure they’re having fun? Luckily, I’ve got a solution for you — I’ve got 65 […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 20, 2019

65 Things to Do with Kids in Nashville This Summer

It’s strawberry picking time, y’all! At our house, this means it’s time to start making strawberry bread. Tennessee’s strawberry season is short and very, very sweet — and since it’s in May before school is out, it can be tough to find the time as a family to pick berries. This year, though, we did […]

Breads, Breakfast, Food, Kid Favorites

May 9, 2019

Delicious Strawberry Bread

For years now, I’ve been trying to plan a weekend getaway with my husband in Murfreesboro. Even thought it’s just 45 minutes from Nashville, we feel like we’re worlds away when we visit, transported to a place where history abounds, nature beckons, and plenty of shopping and restaurant opportunities await. Dennis and I finally got […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 7, 2019

30 Things to Do on a Date in Murfreesboro, TN

What a month it was for reading! I didn’t read a ton of books in April (The Stranger Beside Me seriously bogged me down, as you will see), but I did read some very memorable ones! Whether you’re looking for a light romance that’s actually readable or an AMAZING dystopian novel I’d put right up […]

Books, Fun

May 5, 2019

Smart Romance, Savage Murder, Scythes, and Shoemakers’ Wives: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

Planning a move to Nashville? You’re not alone! I mean, you are really, really not alone! Thousands of people just like you are moving here every single month, and everyone has QUESTIONS — so many questions, in fact, that my Facebook feed is overrun with them every. Damn. Day. Well, I’ve got good news for […]

Fun, Humor

April 30, 2019

Planning a Move to Nashville? Here are the Answers to ALL Your Burning Questions!