Christmas traditions: New & Old

While sitting and staring blankly at my iPad trying to come up with a blog post, my husband suggested “Christmas Traditions.” Hmmm… Maybe he is onto something. After all, a big part of the magic of Christmas is honoring old traditions while making new ones. For example, a new tradition is going to see Ice! ...more

One last group photo

Last time we will take a photo like this: ...more

They lift me up…

When I saw what this month’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) theme is, I knew I had to participate. Dec 3:...more

Enjoy your food

When I saw what this month’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) theme is, I knew I had to participate. Dec 3:...more

Remembering a happy surprise

When I saw what this month’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) theme is, I knew I had to participate. Dec 2:...more

Bring yourself joy

When I saw what this month’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) theme is, I knew I had to participate. Dec 1: What do you do when you’re down to bring yourself a little joy? Thankfully, I’m generally a happy person already, and I don’t let much get me down ....more

I am thankful

I have been thinking about my next blog post for days, and those thoughts have been all over the board. Mostly, I’ve thought a lot about the events I watched unfold in Ferguson, and then about the events going on around the country. My heart and head have been heavy with those thoughts and feelings ....more

Magical moments

I really do love Nashville. And that love is precisely why I’ve shaken my fist at the changes coming to the city at such a fast pace. It’s a magical city, and it has been for years ....more

The first of many good-byes

Back in July, I did a blog post about Printer’s Alley and what it’s meant to me over the last eight years. I also spoke of how it was in danger of being lost to a new hotel. We hoped they’d let the bar I call a second home stay and build around us ....more

This is the fun part

It’s become our mantra as well as my favorite hashtag on Twitter. “This is the fun part!” Sometimes is said ironically or sarcastically. Other times it’s said with genuine enthusiasm ....more