• Lifestyle,  Travel

    How To: Plan the Best Road Trip

    Ahhhhh, Summer… the time for windows down, hair up, music blasting, lots of laughing, and getting lost on road trips. Road Trips are the greatest. You have your friends with you and you have the ability to just be in the moments. So…how do you plan your road trips? I have a few tips and tricks to help you make your next road trip your best road trip!     Choose Your Destination   You can go anywhere. Pick your timeframe and then search for destinations that can get you there and back within that timeframe and then stick your heads together and choose your ultimate destination. Once you have…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    Independence Day Events In And Around Nashville

    Next week is Independence Day! Yay!! This is the day we celebrate our independence from Great Britain. This holiday is one of my favorite summer holidays. You have good food, great booze, awesome fireworks, and fantastic outfits. What’s not to love? Today we are going to give you some awesome Independence Day events in and around Nashville! Let Freedom Sing: The Nashville Fireworks Show Main Stage: 5th Avenue and Broadway Fireworks Show: Cumberland Riverfront Cost: Free This is an amazing show and it’s completely free! They just announced this year’s lineup and A DJ will entertain from noon until 4:00 pm followed by live performances by Lady Antebellum, Chris Janson,…

  • Travel

    How to: Plan a Beach Trip During Peak Season and Stay Within Budget

    Happy first day of summer Y’all!!! It’s been so hot here in Nashville that people can’t believe it’s just now summer. With summer though, comes vacations! I just planned an entire vacation for my family and stayed well under my budget! Today I’m going to show y’all some tips and tricks to stay within your budget when you plan your beach trip.     Book Really Early or Really Late   For beach trips, I choose to book really late. Late as in, I just booked our condo last week and we are going to the beach June 23rd-30th. Most sites will run early bird and late specials. I got…

  • Lifestyle

    National Martini Day

    Happy National Martini Day everyone! This is one of my favorite holidays. 😉 Any excuse to have a cocktail is a good holiday in my opinion! I am visiting family in Grand Haven, Michigan and there is a restaurant called the Theater Bar that serves the most amazing martinis in town. It is a small bar area wedged between Dee-Lite and The Grand. With live music 7 days a week, you want to make sure you get there early for a good spot! If martinis are not your thing, they have many other drink options for you as you enjoy your surroundings. My mom and I recently visited this town…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    The Top 10 Nashville Distilleries

    Nashville is known for many things; hot chicken, country music, Broadway, beer, and whiskey. They are so many distilleries in and around Nashville that are a must-see when you live or visit the area. Tennessee has been a leader in distilleries before, during, and after Prohibition. These distilleries range from small homegrown operations to those well-known distilleries that have been making whiskey for generations. We have compiled a list of just 10 of the fantastic distilleries in our town that we think you should visit.   Jack Daniels Distillery 280 Lynchburg Hwy, Lynchburg, TN 37352 You can’t talk about Tennessee distilleries and not think of Jack Daniels. Built in 1866,…

  • Healthy Living,  Lifestyle

    Mennonite Communities: Who They Are and How They Make a Living

    You guys have heard me talk about Mennonite communities and how we go there during the summer and fall months to buy our produce. I wanted to write a post that went in depth about who they are and how they make their living. Mennonite communities are very scarce in the United States with more focus on their communities being in Europe. They are literally the nicest people you will ever meet.     Who They Are   Mennonites are very similar to Amish communities. With over one million members, the Mennonite church has been in existence for more than 480 years. While old school Mennonites follow these ways of…

  • Lifestyle

    Drive-In Theaters: How Many Are Left? Should They Make a Comeback?

    There are not enough drive-in movie theaters anymore. We are lucky in Tennessee because we have 13 open locations, but I feel like they are a dying breed. There are only 321 drive-in movie theaters left in the U.S. today. Getting to experience a drive-in movie is an awesome thing. It’s relaxing, it’s great for the kids, and you don’t have to worry about proximity to your neighbors because you’re in your own car. The History The history of drive in movie theaters is actually very fascinating! On June 6, 1933 Richard Hollingshead (an auto-parts salesman) opened the first theater in Camden, N.J. People paid 25 cents per car as…

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    Lifestyle

    June Goals

    June is here so it is officially finally summer! Let the party commence! Time for beach days, campfires, and movie nights! Being educators we are always excited for summer break. It’s time for us to recuperate and relax before the next school year comes around. That being said, we wanted to bring you our goals for June! Eat Better Chelsey: During the summer months, my family and I like to visit the Mennonite community. They’re located about two hours from Nashville and they offer all sorts of fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods and molasses. We like going to the Mennonites because we know what we are buying…