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Are You Watching Downton Abbey? (No Spoilers Here)

Okay, I was quite late to the party that is Downton Abbey. I kept hearing about it EVERYWHERE. My friend, Jamie, mentioned it to me a few times, and she and I tend to like the same things. So I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about. The only way to see […]

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A New Fitness Option: Stroller Strides

In honor of, you know, January, and everyone’s renewed focus on fitness…meet Holly! Holly is a mother of two and mompreneur who runs a fitness-related business called Stroller Strides. And while Holly’s business is located in Knoxville, Tenn. Stroller Strides has numerous locations around the U.S., which is why I thought this might be interesting […]

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Shopping with Half of the Jackpot

The jackpot isn’t actually a pile of money, it’s something better. I hit the jackpot on in-laws and my mother-in-law and I love to go to antique shops. We recently spent the day together hitting some great shops in Clinton, TN and an interior design shop in Knoxville. Here are some of the things that […]

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New Orleans Getaway Part III: Dear Kids, Do As I Say – Not As I Do

Last month my husband and I went on a short trip to New Orleans.   This is Part III of our adventures in The Big Easy… By the last day of our trip I was dying to go the graveyard (figuratively, of course). I had originally spotted the cemetery called Metarie on our drive from […]

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The Getaway to New Orleans – Part I

Thought I would share some pictures I took on our trip (sans children!) to New Orleans.    

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Time and Christmastime

Like last year, the whopping deadline known as Christmas morning once again had us up late – this year, until 1:30 a.m.! Fortunately, Christmas Day (post greed-fest) was really low key, so naps were on the docket. But even with naps, my kiddos have been out of sorts for the last few days and I […]

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13 Things A PR Girl Learned About Spin

So, I used to work in PR where I learned how to spin information. Recently, I took my enlarged butt to the gym, where I am learning a whole new kind of spin. I am a major weenie when it comes to exercise. I don’t really care to break a sweat, actually, but as more […]

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Can You Guess What We Were Doing?

It was warm, but rainy. In fact, rain pelted our car during the hour-long drive to the launch site, making us question the wisdom of our plan. But we were determined to go anyway. It might be raining, but we were wearing bathing suits. Also, more importantly, we had sitters. My little sister and her […]

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Back to the Future! What Would You Say to Your Younger Self?

I was in a dressing room at TJ Maxx. I looked in the mirror and thought: Hey, is that Texas? Oh… No, that’s just my butt. No wonder these pants don’t fit!  I got to thinking about how I used to look and the “problem areas” I thought I had. It made me think about what I would […]

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Time For A Reward

I dropped the kids off at camp. My sneakers hit the pavement in the parking lot when I heard it…Aretha Franklin’s Freedom. It was the last day of freedom summer camp for my kids, so I approached my day with an attitude of carpe diem. The fridge was empty and the laundry was knee-deep, but there was no way […]

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