Doggy Portrait Fail

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I haven’t taken any deliberate photos of the boys in way too long!  Yesterday was a gorgeous day, so we headed out into the backyard, images of beautiful fall portraits of Dexter and Dewey already dancing around in my brain. It was just not to be, my friends. I knew this was going to be… read more »

Halloween 2013

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Halloween is behind us, and the 2013 holiday season has officially been kicked off!

Carver’s Orchard and Applehouse Restaurant | Cosby, TN

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Desperate to do something fall-related to kick off my favorite time of the year (not to mention the most beautiful season in Tennessee), we loaded up with some friends and headed to Cosby, TN to check out Carver’s Orchard (that link’ll take you to their Facebook page!)

Knoxville’s Cupcakes in the Park 2013

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Cupcakes in the Park is a fun annual event hosted by the Helen Ross McNabb Center.  Its purpose is to raise funds to support mental health, addiction and social services in the Knoxville community.  The event is supported by many local sponsors as well as a plethora of bakeries that donate their yummy treats for the… read more »

Knoxville Greek Fest 2013

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This past weekend we hit up a yearly local event right here in our cute little city – Knoxville’s 34th annual Greek fest!

It Came from the Kitchen

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I was in the middle of a fitful night of sleep, tossing and turning in between a seemingly endless stream of nightmares.  First, I was a young boy (uh, what?) and I was running away from “something” while big, scary men tried to chase me.  At one point, I recognized one of the men as… read more »

An Anniversary, A Recipe, and Cute Corgis!

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We just passed our 8th wedding anniversary, and we decided to spend it lounging outdoors at a local park with Dexter and Dewey.  It was a warm, sunny day, and since it was a weekday we had the park almost completely to ourselves.  We packed up a picnic, a blanket, our camp chairs, and our… read more »

Knoxville International Biscuit Festival 2013

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Yesterday we woke to grey skies and rain, but there wasn’t much that could dampen our spirits, because we had plans to meet up with Kara & Remington for our second time at Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival!  BiscuitFest occurs alongside the regular Market Square Farmer’s Market, and biscuit festivities extend down into the Market St.… read more »

Reads: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

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Show of hands – how many of you out there in the blogosphere read TheBloggess? Ok, of those of you who didn’t raise your hands, how many of you read TheBloggess but you’re too ashamed to admit it? Uh uh, I thought so. I’ve been reading Jenny’s blog for several years now, and I just… read more »