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We wanted to share a few things we're currently loving. Our hope is to bring you inspiration, beauty and simplicity through these links. Enjoy! 

  1. Hikes in Tennessee you don't want to miss. This weather is just asking you to go on an adventure. 

  2. Eclectic Fall Home Tour that has us swooning. Love the way this home showcases natural beauty, simplicity and personality. You might see an image that gives you some inspiration for your space! 

  3. Trader Joe's publishes some of their featured items online. They do not disappoint in the seasonal food department. They also consistently have beautiful bouquets of flowers at great prices. 

  4. These tips for a Casual Fall Dinner Party are so practical and also inspiring. According to this post, all you really need is a loaf of bread, a bottle of wine and a genuinely grateful heart for those gathering. Amen to that! 

  5. Feast your eyes on Danielle Walker's Paleo Pumpkin Recipe Roundup. Tis the season for everything pumpkin! Danielle Walker is the author of a few incredible cookbooks despite living with an autoimmune disease and multiple dietary restrictions. 

Wildcat Falls - Anoldent. 

Wildcat Falls - Anoldent. 


Did you know we have a page of our favorite organizing products? Check it out. As always, we'd love to hear from you- what are you currently loving?

This fall would be a great time to begin your year long subscription of monthly organizing with us. Give us a call to find out more- 865.245.9080. 

*blog post image courtesy of Nesting With Grace

 

Keys to a peaceful summer

A big hooray for students, teachers, volunteers and parents who worked hard this school year!

Kids have been counting down the days; eagerly awaiting pool play time, road trips, and freedom to roam the neighborhood day & night. While summertime is sweet it can also add some chaos to our homes and cars. Here are a few tips to keep peace in your home & car this summer while the fun summer activities ensue!

  1. Fill a small tote with the summer outdoor essentials and keep it in your garage or laundry room (easy access to grab and go). Fill it with these items: outdoor/picnic blanket, sunscreen, bug spray, band aids, frisbee, and the ever useful Eno hammock. 
  2. Designate a section of the pantry and refrigerator for kids snacks and drinks. Make sure to pick an easily accessible shelf for your kiddos. These snacks and drinks will take up more room in the summer than they do during the school year, so it saves everyone from clutter and hunting for the right snack to designate a specific shelf. 
  3. Plan some free family fun - check out these local hikes from Outdoor Knoxville. Be sure to check the weather forecast, grab some snacks & hit the trail together. This is a great alternative to more expensive indoor activities. You could even incentivize the hike by allowing your kids to invite a friend if they consistently keep up with their chores around the house for a week straight! 
  4. Check out the Children's Festival of Reading hosted by the Knox County Public Library. This Saturday, May 21 is the free kick off event at 10:00 AM! The library is a great resource to continue education and reading throughout the summer, especially on those rainy days.

Happy summer to you! 

Fall to do list guide

Do you ever get to the end of a season and realize that there were so many things you planned to do but never got to? Us too.
There are so many fall festivals, holidays, and events going on and we've made a to do list of sorts to help get the ball rolling for your harvest plans. We love the idea of having seasonal bucket lists as well; things that aren't necessarily all planned out but a list of ideas for the occasional Saturday when you find yourself with no plans.

We suggest carving out an hour with your calendar ASAP to get things on your schedule.

Festivals: Click on the links for more info

Activities/Holidays:

Photo by Sarah Musgrave

Photo by Sarah Musgrave

  • Host a bonfire
  • Take a hike in the Smokies (not sure when trail to choose? Check out the Top 10) If you are looking for a family friendly hike with young kids, "Andrew's Bald" is perfect.
  • Plan and purchase or make Halloween costumes for your kids (Need some ideas? Here are a few)
  • Seasonal decorating (Southern Living's Fall Decorating Ideas)
  • Tailgate with friends before a football game
  • Finalize Thanksgiving plans

What kinds of things are on your to do list for this Fall?