Visiting Franklin, TN

Hey there friends!  It's Christmas Eve and I'm sure you all are scurrying around like we are, with family gatherings and Holiday festivities all around you. It's such a fun time of the year as our loved ones are drawn closer and we are thankful to have them all in our lives another year. We are having Mark's family over this afternoon for a shared meal and fellowship and we're looking forward to … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: The Marble House, Newport RI

It's Friday again! I love Fridays since it means Mark is home for the weekend and this weekend is even more special, since he's off work until after Christmas.That's fun for both of us and I'm sure we'll enjoy some memorable events over this Christmas holiday. We're working on a little fireplace project at home that shouldn't take too long to get done, so I'll be sharing that with you … [Read more...]

A Visit to Newport, RI

We've had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday at home and with our families.  We went to see the new Grinch movie with our little people and had a good time with them over the weekend and really enjoyed having Lauren and her family home for the week. I'll do a post soon on our trip to Bryson City and the Polar Express train ride too.I also got the news that our river cruise with … [Read more...]

Visiting Falmouth, MA

Hey there friends!  It's Thanksgiving week and I couldn't be more happy and content. We are really settled in our house this year and so feeling the nesting mode this time of year. We're excited for Thanksgiving this year, spending it with both our families.  I've been working around here getting ready for Christmas and have my decorating done just in time for this week's festivities with my … [Read more...]

Rosecliff Mansion Newport

Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Feature Friday! Today's feature is another of the Newport mansions we visited on our recent trip to New England.  These mansions sprawled around the coast line of Newport and beyond were just amazing.Today's Feature is Rosecliff Mansion and here's a snippet of the history from the website:Commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair … [Read more...]

Visiting Nantucket Island

Hey there friends!  I'm back today sharing our second stop on our Cape Cod adventure.  Are you still hanging with me?  I don't want to wear out my welcome and feel like the family you visit who pulls out the family photo album and all their vacation pics that they are so excited about, but you all have spurred me on in sharing more, so here I am!We really only spent 24 hours in Nantucket, but … [Read more...]

Day Tripping in Chatham, MA

A travelogue of Cape Cod and Chatham, MA.  Enjoy the sights and food highlights of day tripping in Chatham, MA and our Fall visit to Cape Cod.Hey there! I hope you all had a great weekend. It turned cold here in Atlanta finally and we got some crisp colder weather which feels pretty good after all the heat of the summer months.I hope y'all aren't tired of hearing about our Cape Cod trip … [Read more...]