The Best Christmas Movies on Disney+

Oh my garland, December is here and Christmas is just a few weeks away! I'm all about the Christmas movies, from animated to heart tugging to classic to cheesy. I'm here for it all! Disney+ has loads of great Christmas movies, so here's what I'm watching this sparkly season! For the whole family Mickey's Once [...]

Anakeesta in Every Season

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of visiting Anakeesta for the first time. Thanks to their local appreciation days, I went again in November and was able to take the family with me! We had such a lovely time, and I'd like to share all the wonderful adventures you can experience at Anakeesta in [...]

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

It has been chilly and blustery here! This weather, combined with the grand entrance December makes and all the Christmas shopping/movies/wrapping/decorating essentially demands a delicious hot cocoa/hot chocolate recipe. Since I'd never made or had homemade hot chocolate before (thank you, Swiss Miss and Godiva, your packets have served me well!), I decided it was [...]

Disney+ Noelle Review

Never fear, there are no spoilers here! Oh my garland. Disney+'s Noelle may just be my new favorite Christmas movie. I'd been looking forward to it since I saw the first preview last month, and it did not disappoint. With classic Anna Kendrick humor and a velvet bag full of great messages, this adorable confection of a [...]

Review: Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights

Dollywood's Great Pumpkin LumiNights is back this year and is somehow even better than last year! With new character meet and greets, plenty of photo opportunities, and clever decorations, this event is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Character Meet and Greets My youngest, at 4, is not super outgoing with characters. [...]

What to Pack for a Fall Day at Dollywood

Last week, we visited Dollywood for the first time this season to take in the Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights. While gathering all of our must haves for a great Dollywood day, my husband joked we should keep a Dollywood bug out bag so we can just grab and go next time. Ha. Little [...]

How to Make it Feel Like Fall

Or maybe a better title would be, "How to Make it Feel Like Fall, Even When You Live in the South and it's Still Insanely Hot"...hmm, might be a bit long for a title! But really, when you live in the South in the fall, the month of September is basically torture. It still feels [...]

Keeping Cool at Dollywood

While we're all in fall mode, Mother Nature has not taken the hint here in the South! My latest Dollywood Insiders post has all my top tips and strategies for keeping cool at Dollywood. What's your favorite way to cool off during the hot season?

Book Review: Dandelion Summer

As an avid reader and lifelong book nerd, I was overjoyed to discover one way to acquire new books prior to their release via the site LibraryThing. You can receive free books to review, and it's basically a bibliophile's best friend (in a lottery system sort of way, at least!). So far I've received two [...]

Beat the Back to School Blues with Dollywood!

My latest Dollywood Insiders post is up, and it's all about how to beat those back to school blues by planning a gorgeous fall vacation at Dollywood! You can read it here. I share my favorite Fall Break planning tips. When planning your fall Dollywood fun, remember to use this Dollywood Insiders code to save [...]