An Anniversary, A Recipe, and Cute Corgis!


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


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


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 »

Reads: A Good American by Alex George

The Meisenheimer family made their way across the big ole sea to settle into a new American life.  The story chronicles both the heartwarming and heartbreaking moments of embracing a new country (sometimes readily, other times not so much) and laying down new roots to anchor the lives of their children and their children’s children.… read more »

Reads: Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster


  Jen Lancaster’s Here I Go Again is a book you want to grab if you’re having a jones for some light, easy reading.  In this story, Mean Girls meets The Butterfly Effect when teen princess Lissy Ryder finds herself knocked off of her high school thrown and gets hit square in the face with some cold hard… read more »

Knoxville | First Ice Storm of 2013


We had ourselves a lil bit of an ice storm here in Knoxville today, so I stepped outside of my nice warm house (ever thankful that we haven’t lost power!) for a few minutes to take some photos. What’s your favorite way to spend an ice or snow day? I like to bundle up with… read more »

A Peek at the Holidays


Typically, we take many photos throughout the holiday season.  This year we certainly fell behind, but I do have a few to share, so I thought I’d post up a glance at what our holidays looked like. First, let’s start with the food coma that is Thanksgiving: This is probably only 2/3 of what was… read more »

Reads: The Willpower Instinct


  Well well well, here we are at the starting line to another year. 2013 is here, and once again I find myself surrounded by a flood of social media postings declaring goals and resolutions for the coming year. It’s great to have goals, and though the idea of a “New Year Resolution” can seem… read more »

Fekkai Round Styling Brush – and a special offer!


Howdy ho!  I wanted to share a great site that I came across and talk about a product that I cannot live without. This is a large round stylish brush from Fekkai.  The Frederic Fekkai collection of hair care products has something for all hair types.  Everything from Fekkai – from hair care to styling… read more »