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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

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

Green Your Christmas

*This page contains affiliate links. Just like your consumer choices the rest of the year, your seasonal choices can add up to a greener Christmas that’s better for you and the planet.  Yes, a real tree is the greener choice.  Analysts in Canada examined the life cycle of both real and artificial trees, and concluded […]

Continue Reading By on December 7, 2013 in Christmas, green, safer chemicals, sustainable

Illuminating & Greening Your Christmas

Do you deck the halls and outdo the neighbors with your light display or barely manage to install a tree in your living room?  Wherever you are on the Christmas-decorating spectrum, there’s something for you this Saturday on The Housing Hour.  Hosts Kevin Rhea and Mark Griffith are featuring a professional light installer who can […]

Continue Reading By on December 6, 2013 in energy, environmental, home

Flour Sack Mama’s Family Holiday Giveaway

Happy Holidays to you and yours!  Our family is always excited about celebrating Christmas traditions. Chances are your winter holidays, too, involve food and fun.  So we want to share with readers. Earlier this year, when Anne won a recipe contest from Stonyfield and Earthbound Organic, she received a $50 gift certificate for Whole […]

Continue Reading By on November 22, 2013 in family, giveaway, Uncategorized