As you all know, my little family loves to take a trip. Since the kid was a baby, we’ve always done our usual yearly and sometimes bi-yearly beach trip. As she’s gotten older though, we’ve been able to expand destinations that include a bit more exploring – there was no one happier than her mama when we went to Boston and this kid happily skipped along the Freedom Trail asking a zillion questions.
If you need a quick, but loaded with fun trip this summer, then Dollywood Splash Country might be perfect for your crew! There’s something for everyone here! And be sure to stay at Dolly’s own hotel, the Dollywood DreamMore Resort – there’s nothing else like it! Last year, we started the tradition of taking the…
Want to attend a Jimmy Carter Sunday School class? I’ve been and it’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Below, you’ll find information for planning your trip to Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia to attend former President Carter’s class! No matter what side of the aisle you’re on or what you think of his presidency, one…
If you’re a fan of Fried Green Tomatoes (the movie!), then you’ve got to plan a trip to Juliette, Georgia, where the movie was filmed. You’ll love eating at The Whistle Stop Cafe and seeing all the landmarks from the movie in this charming little southern town! I think Fried Green Tomatoes will forever stand…
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…
If you’re looking for that beach you’ll love coming back to year after year, you can stop looking. Isle of Palms beach is that beach. This barrier island, located just outside of Charleston, SC, IOP isn’t crowded, has a small town feel, wonderful restaurants and yes – beautiful beaches.
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.