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Planning a farm wedding? Book soon for traditional dates

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE On-farm wedding venues are filling up fast for 2018, particularly for the fall. The Pick Tennessee farm wedding directory can be the shortest distance from bride and groom to happily ever after.

What I Love About You Is …

By JENNY PRUITT CLEVELAND “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” That’s what George Eliot said. That’s what I know to be true. On this Valentine’s Day, humor me. I want to

The Little-Known Google Calendar Feature that Can Help You Live Intentionally

By ALLIE MYSZKA I don’t know about you, but when I set a goal for myself, I often fall into the trap of, “Ugh, I don’t have time to keep up with this,” after a

Combat Shame With Courage And Compassion In Community

By KENDALL GILFILLAN Do you struggle to overcome self-doubt or perfectionism? What about fear or shame? Do you long for connection, compassion, and real change in your life? Are you searching for genuineness and belonging?

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Welcomes Brie Arthur as Featured Speaker

The 2018 Nashville Lawn and Garden Show welcomes nationally recognized author, PBS correspondent and gardening expert Brie Arthur as its featured speaker. This year’s Show is March 1-4 at The Fairgrounds Nashville. Arthur will present

3 Reasons to Start Journaling in 2018

By ALLIE MYSZKA What are some of the habits you want to start in this new year? Is journaling on your list? If not, it could be time to add it! Journaling isn’t just for

VIDEO: Franklin’s first annual Taco and Tequila Festival

PHOTO: Three taco aficionados enjoy the offerings of the first Franklin Taco and Tequila Festival / Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Hundreds showed up for Franklin's first annual Taco and Tequila festival on

DIY Interior Design Tips

By JENNIFER SMITH This month, I wanted to share a few basic design tips for the DIY-ers out there. These are the top questions I am asked when making updates in the home and typically

Cardio May Be Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Cardio: does any type of exercise strike more fear or loathing into the hearts of we pitiful mortals trying to get into shape? If you’re like most Americans and me, specifically my

How To Deal When The Weather Keeps You Indoors

With our first threat of rough winter weather here in middle Tennessee, many of us are already canceling plans and opting to stay indoors instead. This is great for safety, of course, but not always

HOME SWEET HOME: How to prevent common home injuries

Although your home is the place you often feel the most safe, dangerous situations can arise when you’re not paying attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47 percent of injuries requiring medical

HOME SWEET HOME: Five cleaning tips for the new year

By REBEKAH JONES Instead of trying to form an entire list of New Year’s resolutions, we want to recommend that you try clearing out the most important space (besides your mind) to start the year

Be Proactive About Seasonal Depression Symptoms

By ALLIE MYSZKA In case you haven’t noticed, winter is in full force here in middle Tennessee (yes, that thermometer does have a single digit on it—brrr!). The chilly air and shorter days can really

Habits To Start And Stop In 2018

By ALLIE MSYZKA 2018 is finally here, and it’s that time of year where many of us examine our lives and determine some things we want to change. A new year is a wonderful opportunity

Tell a love story on video and win a wedding at Ravenswood

CITY OF BRENTWOOD The City of Brentwood, which owns and operates The Ravenswood Mansion, is kicking off the new year with a dream wedding giveaway for one Middle Tennessee couple looking to wed in 2018. A cadre

A New Year, A New Outlook

By TRESA HALBROOKS The first leg of my flight from BNA to DFW had just landed when the intercom broke the silence. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are having electrical difficulties with the jetway bridge at

Organize Your Christmas Décor Once and For All

By KENDALL GILFILLAN Whether you’re sad or thrilled about it, the Christmas festivities are mostly over now, and that means it’s time to pack up the décor until next year. You’ll have to store it

Activities Around Nashville For Winter Break

By ALLIE MYSZKA The days are short, the temperatures are colder, and the kids are out of school. Sure, holiday celebrations will take up part of the break time, but what about the rest of

Fresh winter trends for your home with Ellen Sherwood Design

By REBEKAH JONES It’s rare to associate bright hues and colors with the winter season, unless it’s red and green. Most homeowners feel that décor must err on the side of safety: browns, taupes, grays

‘America’s Got Talent’ holding auditions Jan. 13 in Nashville

NBC’s America’s Got Talent will be hosting open call auditions on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Music City Center. Season 12 saw the crowning of 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer from Oklahoma City as the winner.  In addition to the $1

The Best Tried And True Productivity Apps To Skyrocket Your Efficiency

By ALLIE MYSZKA I’ve always been a “productivity junkie.” If something is messy, I find a way to tidy it. Tasks that take forever? I’m all about working to speed those up. Streamlined, effective communication

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

By ALLIE MYZKA Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? If so, way to go! Your list is checked off early, and you’re ready to start wrapping everything. But, maybe you’re tired of using the

When The Holidays Aren’t So Jolly

By GRACE HALLOCK I know, I know. This isn’t exactly a cheery subject when we are all supposed to be “joyful and triumphant” during “the most wonderful time of the year.” But the fact of

Local Shopping Guide for Unique Hostess Gifts

By KENDALL GILFILLAN 'Tis the season for holiday shopping and holiday parties! But what are you to do when the two worlds collide and you need to shop for your holiday party's hostess gift? We've

Old school gets new life, new audience with vinyl record shop

Above, Luna Record Shop Owners, Brenna Gentry and Calvert Gentry McMahan // PHOTO BY MIKE ROBINSON   By Rachel Blackwell Throughout their childhood, sisters Brenna Gentry and Calvert Gentry McMahan spent hours upon hours listening