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  • Community,  Health,  Home,  Life,  Season

    It’s Good To Be King

    It’s Good To Be King If it applies to you, that title holds a lot of truth but, in keeping with our theme of Tom Petty hits, let’s explore this slightly sarcastic number.  “It’s good to be king and have your own way Get a feeling of peace at the end of the day” The reality is, it’s good to be king… right up until it isn’t.  “You’re out there with winners, it’s good to be king” Most of us have had our worlds turned sideways, over the last few weeks. Stay at home orders, supply shortages, and job insecurity, have affected different people in different ways. The very real…

  • Community,  Home,  Life,  Local,  Real Estate,  Season

    The Waiting

    There’s a lot to unpack this time around. Let’s begin. First of all, there are really no lyrics, from this song, that I could contort into a real estate reference. I mean, I could -“Every day you get one more yard” – but it would be a ridiculous stretch. I’ll let it remain the peppy little love song it is. Instead, I’m going for the obvious: the title, in allll it’s truthy wonder. So much of life is about waiting, though not all waiting is equal. Waiting for a bus when you have free time is no big deal, but becomes much more stressful when you’re running late. Waiting on…

  • Activities,  Home,  Life,  Local,  Real Estate,  Season

    Wildflowers

    Wildflowers, as a song, isn’t the rockin’ good time we best know Tom Petty for, but that difference is what makes it special. A simple melody that almost reaches a Dylan-esque feel, as it works its way through a very “Peace & Love” vibe. Truly, this song was made for February, a month that is such a dramatic blend of extremes; it’s the dreariest time of year, in desperate need of some warm, cheerful thoughts, and it’s the month of love and romance, thanks to Valentine’s Day.  What could be more romantic than a bunch of flowers? Wildflowers, in this particular instance, picked just for you. Imagine, that bright field…

  • Activities,  Community,  Holiday,  Life,  Season,  Things to do

    Prayer on a Plate

    It’s finally here. The last blog post of 2019. In keeping with the Food-Holiday Theme, I’ve got the arguable best saved for last.  Ladies and Gentlemen: It is my distinct pleasure to announce to the unaware, that Saturday, the 14th of December, is National Biscuits and Gravy Day! More words seem really unnecessary, in the wake of such an announcement, and yet, I’ll continue. Biscuits and Gravy isn’t just a food, I would argue it’s a culture. A feeling. It’s an old reliable meal; the answer when you’ve gotta feed a crowd, quick! It’s what you can pull together out of the couple things left in the pantry and it’s…

  • Holiday,  Life,  Local,  Real Estate,  Season

    Something For Everyone

    Q: A vegan, a crossfitter and an atheist walk into a bar; how can you tell which is which? A: Don’t worry, they’ll tell you. It’s really interesting, how many different types of people we have on our tiny planet. In some instances, you may never know of the interests or inclinations of your neighbor. In other cases, people feel so strongly about their convictions and life paths that they want everyone to know about the amazing benefits of their decisions and terrible consequences of ignoring their warnings.  Different strokes for different folks, you know? It keeps life interesting.  For example, it may interest you to know that November 1st…

  • Community, Life, Local, Seasons

    10-4 Good Buddy

    If we’re friends, you know I’m excited about this.  (**If we’re not friends, we probably should be… I’m delightful.**) 10-4-19 -October 4th- is National Taco Day! The fact that it takes place on a Friday and not a Tuesday is a travesty, but it’s better than no National Taco Day at all, so I’ll take it! I look forward to Taco Tuesday all week! Fortunately, Tuesday is the second day, so I don’t have to wait long and, although we occasionally succumb to the Americanized, ground-beef-with-Old-El-Paso version of “tacos,” sometimes, the taco experience is seriously amazing. My always-encouraging friend, Valerie, dragged me to this hole-in-the-wall place in Nashville, where I…

  • Community,  Goals,  Home,  Life,  Local,  Season

    10 People You MUST Know When Moving to Knoxville

    June 12th International Falafel Day 10 People You MUST Know When Moving to Knoxville 10. It 9. Doesn’t 8. Matter 7. They’re 6. All 5. So 4. Nice 3. Laura Fangman 2. Yassin Terou 1. Dolly Parton Allow me to explain. 10-4: It doesn’t matter, they’re all so nice. Now, I understand that no one is immune and there are always exceptions -I don’t live in a bubble- but there truly are so many great folks around here! It was one of the first things we noticed, when we were considering our move. General friendliness was our introduction; strangers who looked you in the eye and smiled, people driving by…

  • Community, Life, Local, Seasons

    3 Best Things About Adulting in 2019

    Obviously, lists are a tiny bit subjective. Narrowing down all the wonders of the universe into a succinct list is equal parts overwhelming and empowering. I mean, there are lots of things to consider but, if I make a list and put it on the internet, it automatically becomes the truth, right? With that in mind, I present to you my infallible and totally true list of the top three best things about being an adult. In keeping with this year’s blog theme of food-related topics, I’ll kick off this list with number three: 3. You can eat what you want. Ice cream for dinner? Go for it. Tacos for…

  • Community,  Home,  Life,  Local,  Real Estate,  Season

    4% Of The Time- I Got You

    April is a month where so many things I love come together. It holds the promise of Spring and warmer weather and my birthday. April also holds my very favorite real estate conference and one of the best, food-related holidays on the calendar. April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day. Although deserving of much more than a day, but humble enough to accept the simple honor, this sandwich is a staple.  From the original white-bread-and-Kraft-singles staple of our youth, to fancier, grown up versions that evolved -either from necessity or maturing tastes- to things like this masterpiece from Le Noir Southern Bistro. Those savory layers were slathered in a tasty…

  • Community,  Goals,  Home,  Life,  Local,  Real Estate,  Season

    Jealous?

    You should be. March 23rd is National Chips & Dip Day. To clarify, when I think of chips and dip, I’m not talking about fried tortilla bits and runny garden smush (though that combo has a time and place, for sure!). I’m talking about crispy-thin slices of golden potato, lowered into a creamy blend of dairy and a particular selection of spices. Potato chips and French Onion dip. Specifically, Prairie Farms French Onion Dip. If you’ve had it, you know what I mean. Growing up, absolutely nothing else would do and everyone knew it. PF’s dip is distinct and far superior to any other brand, off-brand, or store-brand. It was…

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