Kara McFarland

My name is Kara McFarland. I was born and raised in St. Louis, but I’ve called Knoxville home for 12 years! I’m a recovering TV news career-woman, turned SAHM. I live in South Knoxville with my husband, our beautiful daughter Navy (and two very naughty fur babies). We love Knoxville’s urban wilderness, Ijams Nature Center, local breweries and backyard play dates!
Knoxville Fairy Gardens: From Fairytales to Tailgates

Knoxville Fairy Gardens: From Fairytales To Tailgates

Ready to bring a little magic to your backyard? Look no further than a fairy garden! This screen-free, ‘no wi-fi required’ outdoor-activity will enchant your children (and perhaps even your inner-child). From fairytales to...
Mom Friends: A Collector's Guide

Mom Friends: A Collector’s Guide

Mom friends. They are the ultimate survival tool when it comes to navigating motherhood. They'll validate you, assure you, and even toast you at those elusive moms' nights out. They are the cure for...

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: A Week Of To-Dos With Toddlers Under Two

Frigid temperatures. Snow. The winter blues. Sometimes getting your toddler out of the house can seem impossible in the cold. I know, I know; there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes...
St. Nick's Day: A 'Sole-ful' Holiday Kickoff

St. Nick’s Day: A ‘Sole-ful’ Holiday Kickoff

My mom's antique nutcracker collection has officially replaced my daughter's favorite Barbie. Our tree has been up since September. Amazon boxes arrive daily and Christmas lights sparkle from my front porch (because let's be...

Trick-or-Treat: A DIY Necklace Teachers Can Eat!

In just a few easy steps, these fall-inspired, edible necklaces are crafted from candy corn and ribbon, making a perfect gift for the deserving teacher in your life! (More on why our teachers "aren't...