Home » Reviews » Events


So You Think You Can Dance Tour Nashville Review


Last night, the family and I went to TPAC for the So You Think You Can Dance Tour Nashville show. We didn’t realize you were allowed to take photos until the second act (yes, there was almost three hours of dancing!), so what we lacked in the first half of the show, we more than made up for in the …

Read More »

Invent It. Build It. #WE15 Nashville Family 4 Pack Giveaway

invent it build it nashville

I have an 11 year old daughter in the 6th grade. Unlike her outgoing mother at her age, Kariss isn’t exactly sure what she wants to do or be when she “grows up”. What she does know is that she loves animals, anything having to do with the ocean and Hawaii. She’ll tell you herself she’s good at math and …

Read More »

International Festivals in Nashville September 2015

nashville international festivals

There are even more international festivals in Nashville this weekend and I received an email from a colleague of mine at Lipscomb University that summed it up so well, I wanted to share it with you. Our family went to the Greek festival last weekend and not only was it a GORGEOUS night (in the 50’s!), our kids – while initially hesitant …

Read More »

American Girl Nashville Store Opening


The new American Girl Nashville store officially opens this Saturday, but we got a sneak peak today…and you can too! That’s right, American Girl celebrates it’s Grand Opening in Nashville (at Cool Springs Galleria in Franklin, to be exact) on Saturday, May 30, but their “soft opening” was today, which means everyone is welcome! We didn’t have to wait in …

Read More »

Top 7 Things to Remember the Day of Running a Marathon

CM Marathon St Jude Heros

I may not be the most experienced marathon runner, but I’m sharing the top 7 things to remember the day of running a marathon. Heck, who am I kidding? I’ve never actually run a marathon! Well, that’s not completely true; I’ve run a half-marathon, intended on running the St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville in 2014 but a broken foot …

Read More »

How to Support the St Jude Country Music Marathon (without running!)

st jude logo 2015

As a mom, I naturally have a soft spot in my heart for kids who are hurting or sick. Really, what human being wouldn’t, regardless of whether or not they are a parent? But ever since visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis last year, I hugged my kids a little closer and prayed a little harder. Not only is …

Read More »

Nashville Easter Egg Hunts: Red Caboose Park Egg Hunt & more

Nashville Easter Egg Hunts 2014

Looking for all the Nashville Easter Egg Hunts? I’ve put together all the Easter Egg hunt information I could find! The majority of Nashville Easter Egg Hunts happen the Saturday before Easter, (Easter Sunday 2015 is April 5) including one of our favorites, the Red Caboose Park Egg Hunt (at the corner of 656 Colice Jeanne Road – just down …

Read More »

Nashville’s Nutcracker Youth Cast Dancer Behind the Scenes Interview

Nutcracker Ticket Giveaway

Nashville’s Nutcracker Youth Cast Dancer Behind the Scenes Interview This year, my daughter once again joined the Nashville Ballet Youth Cast for Nashville’s Nutcracker as a garden fairy. Two years ago, I chronicled the behind the scenes life of a parent of a youth cast dancer, videoing everything from rehearsals to costume fittings and even back stage before their performance …

Read More »

Free Opryland Christmas Lights Ceremony


The time has come!  Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville will flip the switch on their millions of Christmas lights on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The free Opryland Chritmas lights ceremony will begin at 5:15 pm and the public is welcome. The lighting ceremony marks the beginning of their 32nd annual Country Christmas celebration that will run through January 3, 2015. Watch the …

Read More »

Let it Go Live Duet: Idina Menzel & Jennifer Nettles {CMA Country Christmas}

Frozen Let It Go Live Duet CMA Country Christmas Jennifer Nettles Idina Menzel

I don’t care how many times you’ve heard “Let it Go”, you need to hear this Let it Go Live Duet with Idina Menzel & Jennifer Nettles that I captured at the CMA Country Christmas taping in Nashville on November 7, 2014. Jennifer started out by interviewing Idina, asking her about her upcoming tour and new Christmas album. She then …

Read More »