“Oh why can’t every day be like Christmas? Why can’t that feeling go on endlessly?” These Elvis Presley Christmas song lyrics ring in my head as I think about stretching Christmas this year. My husband and I have been talking...
I called to wish my grandmother a happy 86th birthday shortly before Thanksgiving. We both lamented that we would not be spending Thanksgiving together this year due to the pandemic. We always spend Thanksgiving together. It just doesn't feel...
What should I gift my child’s teacher? As a foreword, this post is not to sound ungrateful; it’s just to give ideas to those who need some inspiration. This article is simply a more detailed answer to the many “What...
The thought of moving a stuffed elf all over the house, coming up with creative antics every day leading up to a season already jam-packed with to-dos, to-buys, to-bakes, to-cleans, and to-decorates is nuttier than a nutcracker. It’s just...
It’s that time of year! Shop Small and Shop Local this holiday season by supporting local Knoxville businesses.
Since the first Small Business Saturday in 2010, everyone has learned various reasons why shopping small and supporting local is important. But in 2020, the need for supporting local is greater than ever. Due to the COVID pandemic and...
2020 has presented innumerable obstacles for all of us, but for those who struggled to put food on their tables and shelter over their heads pre-pandemic, the need is greater than ever now. There is reason to be hopeful...
Driving around town to find the best light display has always been one of my favorite Christmas traditions. My parents drove us around every year of my childhood and my husband and I have been doing the same with...
I am homeschooling my second grade daughter for the first (and hopefully only) time this year *thanks rona* and although it has been a challenge at every turn, one thing I do love about it is the freedom I...
I’m usually one of those people. You know, the ones who are sticklers for not putting the Christmas tree up until the day after Thanksgiving and if I hear Christmas music prior to Turkey Day when I go into...
Fall is my favorite time of year for creating family memories. It always starts with football season and is followed by lots of birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. Although this year may look a little bit different, I...
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is making a special trip from the North Pole to visit good girls and boys in East Tennessee! There are still plenty of chances for your children to talk to the jolly old elf...

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