Reflections on Six and a Half Years
It doesn't seem possible, but I've lived in Franklin now for six and a half years, and to say that a lot has changed in my life during that time is a massive understatement. A lot has also changed in Franklin. As I move forward with Discovering Franklin, I find that there is always something new to discover, but I would be remiss if I didn't share personal favorites and great discoveries with you. I mean, you can't exactly live in a small community for this long and not devel
Acting Like a Tourist in Nashville
Do you ever have a desire to head to Nashville and spend the day acting like a tourist, only exploring places that only locals know about? The truth is…I live here but I’m still kind of tourist…it’s confusing, but if you moved in the last several years, you’ll get it. I wish I had adopted this attitude in Los Angeles. I think I would have loved it! I know…Nashville is so far away, but it isn’t and there’s a whole lot happening just 18 miles up I-65. Really – that’s nothing.
Summer Lawn Woes?
I have to say that this California girl is NOT used to this heat or maybe it’s the humidity! I love summer storms, but can definitely do with a little less humidity. And when it’s this hot, there are also summer lawn woes. Do you have them too, because apparently it’s a thing! You might remember that Pure Green Lawn Care takes care of all my lawn and garden needs and I LOVE this company, but even still, my lawn is not loving this heat either. I wilt. It gets tired. I went out
7 Must Have Herbs in Your Garden
I’ve always wanted an herb garden and I really can’t explain why I didn’t grow one in Los Angeles. There’s something so luscious about grabbing a pair of scissors and cutting fresh herbs from the garden, and in my opinion, there are 7 must have herbs in your garden! Last year we grew a few things…but this year I took a big leap of faith and decided to do it! I mean what’s the worst thing that can happen? I planted peppers…lots of different kinds and Sugar Snap Pea s (which ar
Dickens of a Christmas Y'all
It’s here…my first Christmas away from family, friends, tradition and all that I took for granted for so long. The lesson in all of this is NEVER take things for granted. We hear it. We acknowledge it but we don’t really believe it. This Christmas is a tough one for all the obvious reasons. As my brother told me, “You love tradition more than anyone I know, so of course this year is going to be hard. Give yourself a break.” Thank you Jim. And I’m trying, but every time I give