Cumberland Falls, KY: Falling In Love with the Niagara of the South!

  I don’t know if anyone knows this, but I like to travel.  The problem with it is that I often have limited funds and limited time frames.  And also, I get really tired when I have to do a lot of driving.  Still, I missed a lot of travel/tourism opportunities when my children were younger and I’m determined to start squeezing some of these trips in.  The saddest part is that my boys are busy with college and work {Read More}

10 Budget Friendly (and Interesting) Places to Visit in Kentucky & Tennessee

Spring Break is upon us!  Spizzie is a little sad that everyone keeps talking about going to the beach and we definitely won’t be going there!  I did manage to get a week off from work, so I am trying to plan a few “staycation” trips.  Whether it is just the two of us or some other family members decide to tag along, I think we deserve a little fun.  With the suggestions from a few friends, I came up {Read More}

Puttin’ on the Ritz-Carlton…in Naples, Florida!

Sometimes I want to be on a permanent vacation.  Sometimes I feel like my brain is already on one.  And sometimes even a short vacation goes a long way to rewiring your brain for a bit.  I definitely felt better after a recent long weekend at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida! Let’s just be really honest here…I never thought of myself as a Ritz-Carlton kind of girl (although I’d like to from now on)!  I’m not even what you think of when you {Read More}

14 Things For the Non-Rider To Do at Dollywood!

The amusement park non-rider:  everybody knows one.  In our family, it’s pretty much me.  I used to love roller coasters and carnival rides when I was a teenager.  Then one day, I didn’t love them anymore…at least not the roller coasters.  The carnival rides (tilt-a-whirl, ferris wheel, etc.) I can still handle, but there’s something about the feeling that I might be plummeting to my death that makes me not want to step foot on roller coasters anymore.  We’ll just {Read More}

Welcome To the Kentucky State Fair!

Spizzie and I had a chance to go to the Kentucky State Fair last week.  I didn’t relish the drive, but we had free tickets and a place to stay.  I thought since we didn’t do anything all summer, this would be a chance to make it up.  Plus, my sister lives in the area and we always like to visit!   Basically, the Fair is a ten-day-long event.  I’m sure there are more days if you count the activities {Read More}

Welcome To Clinton, Y’all: Antiques and Appalachia!

So I spent part of the day in Clinton, Tennessee with my Momma and Spizzie.  In case you didn’t know, none of my side of the family lives in the same town as me.  As a matter of fact, my Momma doesn’t even live in the same state as we do!!  Luckily, her house is just a little over an hour away, so we can still visit each other. Clinton is actually another hour away from her, but she’s opening {Read More}

That One Mom Favorites From 2013

  As the year draws to a close, I thought I would share some of my own favorite posts with you! I know as a blogger you are supposed to find your niche.  And I know you are supposed to be constantly striving to come up with new things to draw attention.  Personally, I love to craft and cook and decorate, but most of my favorite posts are really just about my life and how I feel about it on {Read More}