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Holiday Time in East Tennessee

Christmas traditions and the holiday season come wrapped in brightly colored paper, glowing lights and the smell of peppermint.  At least that’s the way we try to remember them, don’t we?  I thought I’d share a few of my favorite holiday season stories from WVLT. You’ve heard of long-established charities that help families in need […]

Continue Reading By on December 28, 2017 in Christmas, East Tennessee

Top 10 Reasons Christmas Will Never Be The Same After Baby

*May include affiliate or sponsored links. Thanks to Hip Baby Wrap for help with our photo shoot.  Congratulations if you’re the proud new parent of your first baby who’ll be experiencing the Christmas holiday for the first time this year! No doubt you’re excited about the novelty of everything surrounding your baby’s first Christmas!  While […]

Continue Reading By on December 21, 2014 in baby, Christmas, family, holidays, pregnancy

Wrapping Up the Year

Sacred celebration, time with family, a break from work…how have you been spending these last days of 2013?  Maybe you’re still enjoying the glittering-covered Christmas tree, or perhaps you’re clearing it out to make space in the living room.  Maybe you’re still on holiday.  Or perhaps you’re focused again on work and routine. Thanks for […]

Continue Reading By on December 29, 2013 in Christmas, holidays, home

Hurray for the Pumpkin Pie!

Hurray for the pumpkin pie!  Isn’t that the way one of the season’s songs ends?  No matter how sacredly you may treat this Christian holiday or whether you only take part in the secular waiting for Santa Claus, you’re probably partaking in plenty of food. The United States Department of Agriculture’s My Plate program reminds […]

Continue Reading By on December 23, 2013 in agriculture, Christmas, family, food

Talking about a Green Christmas on The Housing Hour

How green is your Christmas?  We all live with various shades of green in our lives, and the holidays are an interesting time to challenge some traditions while embracing others. I recently had a fun chat with the hosts of the The Housing Hour on NewsTalk 98.7 about greening our Christmas traditions.  Here’s what we […]

Continue Reading By on December 18, 2013 in Christmas, green

Why this Mom’s Not Always So Cheerful for the Holidays

*This is a sponsored post full of fun information for your family that may include affiliate links, thanks to! “Mom, will you make me a tote bag?”  asked my oldest recently.  That was music to my ears, since I’d been guiltily delaying new Christmas sewing projects, while fabric fit for princess dresses lays folded in […]

Continue Reading By on December 17, 2013 in chidren, Christmas, holidays, Uncategorized

Lighting Up Winter Nights in the Great Smoky Mountains

*Winter holidays sponsorship post for Enjoy the City. Festive, illuminated, family fun is spilling from every corner of communities near the Great Smoky Mountains this time of year!  No matter how cold, or wet, or frozen the winter may get, they’re ready for a Smoky Mountain Christmas plus New Year’s and general holiday revelry.  A […]

Continue Reading By on December 11, 2013 in Appalachia, Christmas, family, holidays, Uncategorized