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Sweet Summer Memories

Summer is always a marker of time for me. Sweet memories of a moment that feels like yesterday, but may have been years ago. Sometimes it’s not the long-planned vacation, but a simple thing that takes me back. The lake is a place of fond summer memories. We stopped in a cove recently and I […]

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The 2016 Guide to Knoxville’s Vacation Bible Schools

It looks like this summer will be filled with some awesome local Vacation Bible Schools! All of the themes seem very interesting, educational, and fun. There are varying times from which to choose– early morning as well as evening times. There are also classes for just about any age you can think of! June Overflow […]

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Memorial Day Recipes

Typically when we think of Memorial Day, the menu includes grilled burgers, potato salad, baked beans, etc. This year, I decided I wanted to switch up the menu a bit! All of these dishes are easy and the prep time is minimal. I love that you just throw the ribs in the slow cooker to […]

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Mama’s Summer Bucket List: this Girl Just Wants to Have {Kid Free} Fun

Summer is the best season, amIright?! Hello, just ask Olaf. Speaking of Olaf…how many times did you watch him and his pals? How many practices, sporting events, band happenings, choir concerts, or school plays did you attend? HOW MUCH LAUNDRY DID YOU WASH? (Bonus points if you only washed the same load once.) How many […]

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The viewing trail, where you'll set up camp for the evening

The Elkmont Synchronous Fireflies: A Guide to Mother Nature’s Finest Performance

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who call them “fireflies” and those who know them only as “lightning bugs.” I grew up in East Tennessee and will always be a lightning bug girl, but because we have one of the most unique displays that Mother Nature has to offer right […]

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Knoxville Festival Fun

Trees covered in neon-colored flowers bloom, families come out from winter hibernation, and the festivals come alive during spring time in Knoxville, TN. It’s a fantastic time of year indeed! First warm temperatures of the season arrive making for the perfect environment for outdoor fun! From Opera to chicken wings, reading to biscuits, get your […]

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