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Dollywood Cabin New Year’s Retreat

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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, ...

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Gaylord Opryland Cyber Monday Christmas Deal!


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 ...

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Disney Cruise Departure: What to Do Beforehand

Your Disney Cruise Departure(What to do beforehand)

While the days, weeks and months leading up to your Disney Cruise are filled with a lot of Disney dreaming, I wanted to share some practical tips for what to do before your Disney Cruise departure. Being that you’re on a cruise ship, there aren’t as many “We’ll just take care of that once we’re there” moments (not to mention ...

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Little Girls Birthday Weekend at Opryland & Opry Mills


If you follow me on social media, then you were recently barraged by photos of my daughter’s belated birthday celebration. She was born just two days apart from one of her closest friends (well, four years and two days apart), so for the past few years, we have held a joint birthday party for them since we have similar friends. ...

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Chattanooga Summer Fun

chattanooga summer fun

Before one of my closest friends (who currently lives in Atlanta) moved back to Florida this month we wanted to get together for some Chattanooga Summer fun! Chattanooga has always been the perfect family-friendly meet up location for us since it is just about two hours from both Nashville and Atlanta. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they have great ...

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High Point Climbing Chattanooga Review: First Time Family Experience

high point climbing chattanooga kids

We love coming to Chattanooga for family fun…not to mention it’s a great place to meet friends in between Nashville and Atlanta. We’re already fans of the Chattanooga Aquarium and the Children’s Discovery Museum, but when a colleague from the aquarium suggested we try the new High Point Climbing center, I was a bit hesitant. While my obsession with American Ninja ...

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It’s a Small World Ride 50th Anniversary Celebration & Sing-Along


It’s a small world after all… Come on, you know you want to sing it. And I bet I now got song stuck in your head for the rest of the day Yet it’s hard to believe that this perennial Disney classic ride, propelled by Richard Sherman infectious tune, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. That’s right, the It’s a Small ...

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Disney Boardwalk Inn Room Tour

Disney Boardwalk Inn Room Tour Hotel Check IN

The 2014 #TypeAWDW Bootcamp event allowed me my first opportunity to actually spend the night at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, so I thought it only fitting that I shared my Disney Boardwalk Inn Room Tour with you. Keep in mind, I stayed in room 1346 which is on the 1st floor overlooking the quiet pool in the back corner of Disney’s ...

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Dollywood FireChaser Express Family Roller Coaster Debut!

Dollywood FireChaser Express Family Roller Coaster 2014

Dollywood FireChaser Express Family Roller Coaster debuts at Dollywood’s 2014 Season opening on March 22, 2014…but we got a special preview today! If you missed the live stream of the event, you can watch Dolly Parton herself sing “Great Balls of Fire” LIVE at the FireChaser Express opening ceremony: FireChaser Express is the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster, meaning it ...

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