A couple of weeks ago during fall break, the Circus proved to us once more just how much of a rockstar little traveler she is. We went to visit Uncle Brandon and Aunt Caitlin in New York for a few days and then headed over to Boston for a few more days. I wasn’t worried…
The 127 Yard Sale is the world’s longest yard sale. It typically runs the first Thursday – Sunday of August every year and stretches all the way from Alabama to Michigan. You can find some real treasures and great deals along the yard sale route! Below you’ll find basic information and my best tips for…
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is loaded with countless things to do that your entire family will enjoy. There are so many things to do in Pigeon Forge including the Dollywood theme park, dinner shows, shopping, and numerous other Pigeon Forge attractions like go-kart racing, putt-putt golf and more! For over a year, the Circus has been…
This post is sponsored by Booking.com, however all opinions are 100% mine. Affiliate links included in this post. I have lived in Chattanooga for nearly a decade now and this city still surprises me sometimes. I grew up driving from the country over the mountain to come to Chattanooga for things like school clothes or…
If you saw any of my Instagram stories last week, you probably saw where we were at Disney World! This was our second trip to Disney with the Circus. We took her two years ago around Christmastime when she was three and she’s five now. I have to say, it was still just as magical…
For a girl who loves country music as much as I do, it should be no surprise that I love Nashville, Tennessee, Music City U.S.A. I grew up watching Ralph Emery host Nashville Now, The Crook and Chase Show and rarely missed a country countdown on TNN (The Nashville Network) from age five on. There…
As I said in Freak Show Friday last week, we got hurricaned out of our beach vacation plans for the second year in a row. We ended up having a fantastic little staycation, albeit a bit of a redneck one. 😉 Last year when this happened, my in-laws were with us and we did just…
When the Circus was five months old, we crashed my in-laws vacation with them to the Isle of Palms in South Carolina. I had never been there before and Grunt hadn’t been since he was in middle school or high school. My in-laws though had been practically every year. We had a great time. The…
I remember being about four or five years old, in the kitchen with my Grannie one day, when we heard country music and line dancing start playing on TNN.
All biscuit making halted.
She swept me into her arms.
Carried me into the den.
And we did our own version of line dancing right then and there in front of that tv.
She knew the song.
She knew the steps.
And she held me as we danced.
And in those moments, my love affair with country music began.
From Loretta & Conway to Garth & Trisha, I love them all.
Furthermore, I firmly believe that every single situation in life has an accompanying country song and I’ll be happy to tell you what it is.
Grunt Labor and I decided to take a quick trip for our five year anniversary back in June. As we pondered our options, one city seemed to be clear – Nashville.
Music City U.S.A.
Everyone should have a great love affair with a city.
A love affair that rivals Holly Golightly and Paul Varjak’s in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – its passionate and crazy and always leaves you guessing.
Mine is with New Orleans.
A city full of debauchery, excitement, and thrill.
And let’s be honest, booze – lots of booze.
I hate to put a cliche to it, but you truly never know what’s going to happen when you’re there.
My love affair with New Orleans began when I was 13.
My father took my brother and I to the French Quarter.
We went in the daytime, otherwise, I too, like you probably are now, would be questioning his parenting skills for taking a 13 year old and an 8 year old to the quarter.
One look at all that architecture and I was hooked.