The House on Tradd Street Book Review

Never fear- there are no spoilers here! The House on Tradd Street by Karen White follows protagonist Melanie as she unexpectedly inherits an old house in a classic Charleston neighborhood, and all the crazy renovations that come with it. Unfortunately for me, I thought that was the whole description. But White had a surprise in store [...]

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Aladdin Movie Review

Never fear, there are no spoilers here! 2019 is basically the year of Disney epics. First Dumbo in March (which, confession, I haven't seen yet), Aladdin landed last weekend, and this summer is bringing Toy Story 4 and The Lion King (excuse me while I squeal uncontrollably while jumping up and down), and fall is heralding in Frozen II. So it's kind [...]

Why you should visit Anakeesta

Anakeesta is a mountaintop oasis in the Smoky Mountains. With a chondola (chair lift style) ride up and down, a canopy tree walk, a restaurant, zip lining, shops, and nature walk, visiting Anakeesta is an adventure from start to finish. Anakeesta is Cherokee for place of high ground. It's cost inclusive, with only zip lining, [...]

Summer Love it List

Summer is almost here! While I'm looking forward to a break from the insanely early wake up time set forth by elementary schools, I'm also a little nervous about my house turning into chaos. Here's what I'm loving now, what I can't wait to read, and what will hopefully save my sanity when the children [...]

Smoky Mountain Opry Review

I've lived within an hour of the Smoky Mountain Opry for nearly five years. My interest has been piqued for awhile, as we often drive through Pigeon Forge around Christmas to take in all the beautiful light displays up during Winterfest. It was on one of these drives we happened upon the Smoky Mountain Opry, [...]

An Inside Look at Dollywood’s Cabins

Dollywood has some great lodging options. You can find my Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa review here to learn more about that option, but this post is all about the cabins. Did you know that Dollywood has cabins? Cabins are perfect, especially if you have a larger group, plan on doing some cooking, or just [...]