It is with TOTAL DISCLOSURE – and Liza’s blessing – that I offer today’s post about my brother-in-law’s local, seasonal business, Santa’s Trees. Nepotism aside, we would write about him anyway, as he is just the type of story we LOVE to blog about: local, passionate, and excellent at what he does. One reason I
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Get comfortable because this is a long post crammed with information on how to make your Thanksgiving magical. While many feel Thanksgiving requires lots of preparation, I promise you I know folks who have zoomed to the store looking for a fresh turkey because, OOPS, they forgot to thaw the one in the freezer.
My Facebook wall is about 25% comments complaints on the fact that November 1st ushers in the Christmas Season. I know I know. I could have said Holidays….but it IS Christmas that has become the lucrative winter holiday and most of that holyday has been eradicated making it part Secular holiday, part Christian Holiday….thus stores go
If you have yet to decorate for Fall, it’s time. I went crazy with Bittersweet vine and here are my pictures. If you are so inspired, it’s just $18 a bunch and I bought four bunches and decorated my entire house, so it goes a long way and lasts a good long time. I bought
I’m not a gruesome Halloween girl. All the graveyards and skeletons kind of freak me out…just a bit. I’m partial to decorating my house for Fall and then throwing in some Halloween touches (like cute cats, black pumpkins and white ghosts) a couple weeks out. Well, a couple weeks out is this Saturday and I’ve
Let’s face it: our homes speak volumes about our personalities. They are a mirror to our outlook on life sometimes reflecting our sense of welcome, order, beliefs or simply the way we like to adorn our own little world inside four walls. Rarely has a home mirrored the inner soul of the owner so completely as the
I can’t recall a better Summer to enjoy my front porch. For our non-Nashville readers, I hope you, too, have been delighting in a similarly glorious summer. The amount of time I have spent on my porch has given me the opportunity to have a critical eye and re-evaluate my decorating choices. I hope this
I went to a party at Clint and Holly Smith’s house. They are just too cool. You know the type. The type of people who don’t just think “gee, that would be fun” but actually DO it? So, they hired a Taco truck, added some music and had a party. The real hit, though, was
Celebrating a 32 year history, the Whitland Avenue 4th of July over delivered in every way. First of all, the weather was gorgeous with little humidity, a slight breeze and low temperatures. With an 11 AM kick off, the celebration looked like the quintessential Norman Rockwell painting with kids on bikes, babies in strollers, fashionistas dazzling in
We spend pretty much every 4th of July in a little NC mountain community called Balsam. Nestled in-between Waynesville (home to The Swag, a Nashville favorite) and Sylva, on HWY 19/23, the 4th always seems to be straight out of Southern Living Magazine. Actually, as under the radar as Balsam is to Nashville, let me