My home has been invaded with tiny black ants! They’re everywhere in the kitchen — and I can’t get rid of them quickly enough! Here’s the best solution I found for getting rid of house ants without poisoning my kids or pets in the process. It’s called Terro liquid ant bait. The active ingredient is Borax — which is a natural way to get rid of ants.
Need Mother’s Day brunch ideas for the Brentwood mom? What about Mother’s Day gift ideas? Here’s a list of fun and easy things to do on Mother’s Day in the Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee area.
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is fun for the whole family. Our 10 best tips for making the most of your visit + Nashville Zoo prices, animals, hours, and directions.
Looking for an outstanding private school near Brentwood, Tennessee? Here are the 10 closest private schools to Brentwood, including Brentwood Academy, Montessori Academy, Currey-Ingram, and Battle Ground Academy. And, closer to Nashville, there’s: Father Ryan, Oak Hill, Ensworth, Christ Presbyterian, and St. Matthew. Details here.
Which carpet cleaner works best on Berber carpet? Which steam cleaning method works best on upholstered chairs? I had stained carpet and stained chairs, and I called Chem-Dry of Tennessee to my Brentwood home. Here’s how well the Chem-Dry cleaning method worked on Berber carpet and upholstery…
The Brentwood Library on Concord Road is open every day of the week. Here are the hours for the Brentwood Library, along with 5 free ways to enjoy visiting one of Brentwood’s finest buildings!
What’s the best kids consignment sale in Nashville? I think Otter Creek Church of Christ’s consignment sale is one of the best, with good parking, polite shoppers, and better-than-average clothing brands and toys. Here’s more about shopping the Otter Creek Church sale in Brentwood, TN.
Here’s a list of fun places to go at night in Brentwood, Tennessee–from bookstores with live music to concerts at the Dyer Observatory to the best local sports bars. Where do you like to go at night in Brentwood, TN?
Are you thinking about moving to Brentwood, Tennessee? Wonder what it’s like to live there? Here are some good and bad things about living in Brentwood, TN, one of Nashville’s nicest suburbs.
Here are my family’s 3 favorite sweet spots in Brentwood, TN — from Merridee’s Breadbasket in Franklin to the local Puffy Muffin to Cuppycakes at the edge of Williamson Co. in Spring Hill.
Here’s the newly updated list of Brentwood and Nashville restaurants where kids eat free–or at least, cheap. Here are our picks for the kids meals with best value and nutrition in the Brentwood and Cool Springs area.
Traveller’s Rest Plantation is a great historic home to tour near Brentwood, TN. Located just off Franklin Rd, Traveller’s Rest is one of Nashville’s oldest historic homes, with great period Tennessee furniture and engaging guides. Especially exciting during events like Civil War Encampments and holidays.
We think the Maryland Farms YMCA has the best new outdoor pool for kids in Nashville. Here’s what we love–with pictures–about the slides, fountains, and more.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban live in the Green Hills part of Nashville. When I checked to see which hospital Nicole Kidman used for the birth of Sunday Rose, I was surprised to see ugly rumors about her mothering. Here’s the real scoop on why the Kidman and Urban family can go all over Nashville and a list of places they like to go.
Do you dog-ear and drool over the latest Pottery Barn catalog?Is decorating your Brentwood home your favorite hobby?Here’s something fun to do! Cool Springs’ new Pottery Barn store will hold a FREE decorating class on July 27th. Find out what…
I’ve been looking for the best Brentwood hotel for our out-of-town visitors. So far I’ve checked the business and suite hotels in Maryland Farms, the lovely but out-of-the-way Hilton Suites on Church St., and the easy-to-find Holiday Inn on Old Hickory…
Brentwood, Tennessee lies squarely along a historic Civil War route. Soldiers marched down Franklin Pike between the Battle of Nashville and the Battle of Franklin.We talked about the historical significance of Isola Bella when it came up for sale…
I’ve noticed 5 fun new things about living in Brentwood TN this year! Here’s information on the newest Brentwood park, the Maryland Farm’s YMCA’s cool new kids pool, Brentwood City Commission meeting webcasts online, and the new Harpeth River Watershed signs you see on I-65.
I found it interesting that HGTV’s Design Star contestants traveled all the way from their Sara Evans project at the Opryland Hotel to Cool Springs, Brentwood and Nolensville for shopping! Here are some of the Brentwood, TN area stores I spotted on the Sara Evans episode.
Brentwood, TN has a unique landscape. Once farmland and river bottom, now covered with houses. There are a few wild spots remaining in Brentwood, TN. Here are some of the best places to see local wildlife and animals around town.
I was looking for a good dermatologist in Brentwood, Tennessee. I found Dr. John Binhlan at the Advanced Skin Center in Maryland Farms. Here’s what my patient experience was like.
Visiting Brentwood? Showing out-of-town guests around town? Here are my top 5 uniquely delicious restaurants in Brentwood, TN — from the most romantic spot to the best Sunday brunch to the taste of Tennessee and an exotic Middle Eastern buffet. Bon appetit!
Here’s advice for shopping the 3 fresh farmers’ markets near Brentwood TN. I have links and tips for the Franklin Farmer’s Market at the Factory, the Nashville Farmer’s Market in downtown Nashville, and a new upstart market on Wednesday nights in East Nashville.
Plan your Fourth of July party in Brentwood, TN. We have detailed information on the Crockett Park 4th of July concert, the downtown Nashville fireworks, the Nashville Sounds game and a patriotic concert at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ. Also included are our picks for planning your 4th of July picnic food with local Brentwood businesses and restaurants.
Talk about Nashville homes of the stars! This summer, Nashville is home to the Design Star TV show by HGTV. Here are links to local gossip and blog coverage of Season 3, Design Star. Where exactly is the Design Star house? We’re guessing Percy Priest or Old Hickory Lake.
I’m excited about the new stores and restaurants in Brentwood Place, the Kroger shopping center on Franklin Rd. One side of the development has been remodeled to include a pedestrian friendly strip with restaurants like Kalamatas, Bricks Cafe, Elena’s, Peter’s Sushi, Chile Burrito, and Subway.
Brentwood, TN has great access to hospitals — Vanderbilt, Baptist, Centennial and St. Thomas are within a 20 minute drive. But we chose Williamson County’s own hospital, Williamson County Medical Center in Franklin, for our daughter’s outpatient surgery. Here’s what our patient experience at Williamson Co. Medical Center was like.
Here’s a list of landmarks unique to Brentwood, Tennessee. We should all know a little local history and geography! Let’s start with that giant tower next to I-65 and Concord Rd.
Last year I reviewed the beach at Percy Priest Lake, with photos of the Anderson Road Recreation Area. This year, the beach looks a lot different. Here’s our update on Nashville’s Percy Priest Lake beach and why it’s not quite the same.
Looking for a fun place to go for Father’s Day in Nashville, TN? The Lane Motor Museum is my personal top pick. We visited this week and were amazed at the fun things you can see at this quirky collection.
Looking for the best BBQ ribs in Brentwood, Tennessee? Harris-Teeter in Peachtree Plaza sells hot babyback ribs every Saturday. Only $6.99 for a full slab! We tried one and thought it was deeeee-licious!
Here’s the 2008 Crockett Park concert schedule for Sunday night free concerts in Brentwood TN. This year’s lineup includes the Nashville Symphony, Paul Ross Band, Dean Hall, John England and the Western Swingers, the original Charades, the WannaBeatles, the Tams, and a fourth of July fireworks celebration with the Kadillacs.
Brentwood singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman’s daughter Maria was killed in a terrible accident. Here are local reports of the accident, including Chapman’s church information and the official address of Steven Curtis Chapman if you’d like to send a note of condolence to his family.
Country music fans all over Nashville have mourned the loss of 2 great music stars this month: Eddie Arnold and Dottie Rambo.
Here is a collection of local memories of Arnold and Rambo, including details of their music royalty funerals.
We are visiting Nashville this spring. Where should I take my toddler, my preschooler, or my school age child?
Here’s a short list of Nashville attractions and museums geared toward children.
Do you have household items or junk that needs to be hauled away? Here is a list of services that will pick up your junk, along with nearby places to donate your stuff, like Brentwood Tennessee’s Goodwill drop off.
Grand Old Opry tickets are expensive. Very expensive!
Here are some cheaper alternatives for experiencing Nashville music without the cost, including information on the Wildhorse, Bluebird Cafe, and Country Music Hall of Fame. Also included is a list of free summer concerts in and around Nashville, TN, for locals and visitors.
If you live near Brentwood, TN and you need to buy maternity clothes, here is a guide to the best places to find maternity clothes in Brentwood and Nashville, Tennessee from designer maternity boutiques in Green Hills to the entire Cool Springs maternity spectrum. There are also links to Nashville consignment sales and stores which buy and sell your maternity clothes.
Green Hills, just west of Brentwood, has lots of fun things to do with kids. We have the scoop on fun places in Green Hills Mall and the new Hill Center, along with storytimes for Davis-Kidd and the Green Hills Branch library.
Does Hannah Montana aka Miley Cyrus really live in Tennessee? Yes! Miley Cyrus and her parents kept their home in Williamson County when they moved to Los Angeles. Here’s where you can find Miley Cyrus’ home near Nashville, Tennessee. It’s also where the movie Hannah Montana was filmed.
I researched the cheapest places to buy gas in Brentwood, TN, with advice for the cheapest gas off I-65 in Brentwood.
Here’s why you should fill up your gas tank in Cool Springs instead of Brentwood, and how shopping at Kroger can save you money on your gas bill.
Where is the best place to rent cars in Brentwood, TN? The good news is that you don’t have to go all the way to the airport. Thrifty and Enterprise rental cars both have locations within Brentwood itself.
Here’s our personal experience renting a car from the Brentwood Enterprise on Franklin Rd.
Pimento cheese is a Southern delicacy — and it’s easy to find good pimiento cheese spreads in Brentwood. Have it on your lunch plate at Puffy Muffin, buy some by the pound at Fresh Market, or pick up a container of Nashville-made Mrs. Grissom’s at Harris-Teeter. You can also make homemade pimento cheese in your Brentwood kitchen. Here’s how.
Looking for a fun place to take the kids on a rainy day in Nashville? The Adventure Science Center is the only childrens museum inside Nashville. Here is advice on planning your visit from a mom with a family membership there, what kinds of things kids can do, and links to each exhibit.
Are you selling a home in Brentwood, TN, or just looking for your dream place to live?
Here’s an innovative new way to sell–or see–Brentwood homes on the real estate market! Check out this YouTube video of a 5400 square foot Brentwood home.
Cool Springs, TN has so many fun things to do with kids between Brentwood and Franklin, TN. Join us for a kid-friendly tour of Cool Springs.
Franklin Rd. has so many fun things to do with kids in Brentwood and South Nashville. I take you on a kid-friendly driving tour from downtown Nashville to Cool Springs, showing you all the fun museums, historic homes, parks and attractions you can do with your kids down Franklin Rd.
Did you know you can order gluten-free pizza in Brentwood, Tennessee? Matteo’s Pizza on Carothers Blvd. in Cool Springs sells gluten and casein free pizzas with all kinds of toppings. They also ship them across the US. Here’s how to order your gluten free pizza.
Need to sell coins or precious metals like gold and silver? Here’s my research on selling coins to a dealer, along with two reputable coin shops in Nashville and Brentwood, the Coin Purse and Nashville Coin and Currency.
Take a virtual driving tour of Brentwood, Tennessee! I have the links to Google’s street view map and directions on how to find your own home, photographed from the street!