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Dollywood Cabin New Year’s Retreat

dollywood cabin porch

Over the Winter Break, we realized we had a rare two weeks where not only my husband was home, but our good friends the Lee’s (who we refer to as “chosen family” since we’re so close) were as well. So we all decided that instead of spending a lot of time and money traveling out of state on a vacation, ... Read More »

2015 Disney Movie Schedule

2015 Disney movie schedule

The 2015 Disney Movie Schedule was just released and I’m excited to share it with you, especially because one is being released on my birthday! Oh, and did I mention that I have the trailer for the new Star Wars movie below too? 2015 Disney Movie Schedule January 23, 2015 - Strange Magic (Touchstone Pictures / Lucasfilm) #StrangeMagic TRAILER: February 20, 2015 – McFarland, USA (Walt Disney ... Read More »

Top 3 Christmas Movies

Christmas Vacation Movie Clark Griswold

You know you’re all talking about it anyway, so I thought I’d just go ahead and post my collection of the top 3 Christmas movies of all time. One of our favorite things to do at Christmas is watch the movies that only seem to come out around the holidays, so here are my 3 favorites: 1. White Christmas So ... Read More »

Nashville’s Nutcracker Youth Cast Dancer Behind the Scenes Interview

Nutcracker Ticket Giveaway

Nashville’s Nutcracker Youth Cast Dancer Behind the Scenes Interview This year, my daughter once again joined the Nashville Ballet Youth Cast for Nashville’s Nutcracker as a garden fairy. Two years ago, I chronicled the behind the scenes life of a parent of a youth cast dancer, videoing everything from rehearsals to costume fittings and even back stage before their performance ... Read More »

Top Christian Children’s Books of 2014

Top Christian Children's Books of 2014

This Christmas, our family is giving gifts a little differently than we have in years past. Instead of allowing our kids to circle catalog after catalog or even fill out a massive Christmas list, we sat down and got a little more intentional with them. We didn’t want Christmas to be ALL about the gifts. You see, it has felt for ... Read More »

Gaylord Opryland Cyber Monday Christmas Deal!

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I can’t believe there’s a Gaylord Opryland Cyber Monday Christmas deal for us! We just got to experience the most “Christmassy” hotel in the country last weekend for their Country Christmas and new Dreamworks Experience and it was AMAZING! For the next 48 hours (or while inventory lasts) take advantage of room rates from $149 or value rates on the ... Read More »

Kids & Technology: VTech InnoTab MAX Review & Giveaway

Britton InnoTab MAX screen

It should come as no surprise that our kids – ages 8 & 10 – have been begging for their own technology for some time now. I think it started when my daughter was 8, saying EVERYONE in her third grade class had an iPhone except for her. We told her to get over it. But there’s no denying that ... Read More »

Free Opryland Christmas Lights Ceremony

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The time has come!  Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville will flip the switch on their millions of Christmas lights on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The free Opryland Chritmas lights ceremony will begin at 5:15 pm and the public is welcome. The lighting ceremony marks the beginning of their 32nd annual Country Christmas celebration that will run through January 3, 2015. Watch the ... Read More »

Top 7 Things to Remember the Day of Running a Marathon

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I may not be the most experienced marathon runner, but I’m sharing the top 7 things to remember the day of running a marathon. Heck, who am I kidding? I’ve never actually run a marathon! Well, that’s not completely true; I’ve run a half-marathon and intended on running the St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville last year, but a ... Read More »

Let it Go Live Duet: Idina Menzel & Jennifer Nettles {CMA Country Christmas}

Frozen Let It Go Live Duet CMA Country Christmas Jennifer Nettles Idina Menzel

I don’t care how many times you’ve heard “Let it Go”, you need to hear this Let it Go Live Duet with Idina Menzel & Jennifer Nettles that I captured at the CMA Country Christmas taping in Nashville on November 7, 2014. Jennifer started out by interviewing Idina, asking her about her upcoming tour and new Christmas album. She then ... Read More »