If you’re looking for unique hotels, there are several in the state of Tennessee. Eight are profiled here, including 4 in Nashville. The next time you’re passing through, or if you live in the area and have guests visiting, don’t overlook these hidden gems.
Shopping & Business
If you’re buying a home OR selling a home in the Nashville area, I thought it might be interesting to look at some of the unique ways that QR codes can be helpful to you.
When you first walk in the Kid To Kid store, it looks pretty cluttered because they have so much stuff. Besides baby and kids clothes, they have toys, furniture, baby gear, and maternity clothes. It really is easy enough to find things though, because it’s an organized clutter.
A home decor store and gift store in Brentwood, Tennessee. Inside, you will find LOTS of very unique items for children, adults, the home, your walls, and more!
Information about 2 of the best kids consignment sales in Brentwood, Tennessee – the Otter Creek Consignment Sale and the Brentwood United Methodist Church KidSale. Plus tips from someone who’s been there, done that — how to sell, and how to buy at a childrens consignment sale.
At Fleet Feet in Brentwood, I not only found a great place to shop, with friendly workers and no-pressure help, I may have found my next pair of running shoes. The best things about Fleetfeet is their expert knowledge about shoes, sports, and running in particular… and their excellent customer service.
King and Associates quoted me a rate from 2 different companies and both of them beat my existing auto premiums by $500 a year! Needless to say, I’ve changed my insurance carrier and have been quite pleased with King & Associates. They made it so easy to cancel my old policies and switch to them. I just signed some paperwork, and they faxed it everywhere it needed to go.
Stops at The Feed Mill, The Curly Willow, ShopGirl and Martin’s will give you a fun afternoon of browsing, a great meal and probably some good treasures. It is definitely worth the drive to Nolensville, Tennessee.
The Nolensville Feed Mill offers antiques, gift baskets, candies and brittles, salsa, pickles, live music, and handmade housewares from the Amish. Where else can you find such a wonderful array of goodies in Nolensville, Tennessee? It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Brentwood.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Tales Humane Shelter in Franklin has just opened a pet supply store in Brentwood called Happy ReTales.
Happy ReTales gives all its profit to the shelter and offers supplies, self dog wash, natural and holistic pet foods, and grooming
When my Gateway laptop broke, I took it to the Best Buy Geek Squad in Cool Springs. Here’s my personal review of the Geek Squad’s repair service.
I bought some beautiful blueberries on sale at the Fresh Market in Brentwood Tennessee. Here’s my best recipe for blueberry muffins, along with a recipe NOT to use.
The Puffy Muffin in Brentwood bakes the best blueberry muffins you can buy, but the recipe that’s listed in the Puffy Muffin cookbook is not the same recipe that the store uses. I tested it.
If you don’t want to buy your blueberries at Fresh Market, I’ll tell you where I’m going to pick blueberries in Williamson Co. this year. The Golden Bell Farm is a pick-your-own blueberry place near Brentwood, on Clovercroft Rd. between Cool Springs and Hwy. 96.
Do you need to sell your custom window treatments? Are you looking for designer draperies for less? Another Time Another Place Consignment is my favorite place near Brentwood Tennessee to buy window treatments at a great price. Find out what types of valances, curtains and draperies are available at Nashville’s best kept design secret.
With the break-in at the Davidson Co, TN election commission office and my purse being stolen from Brentwood, TN, I’m more than a little worried about identity theft.
Fellow Brentwood resident Dave Ramsey gives warning signs that you might have had your identity stolen.
I investigated how to prevent identity theft, placed a fraud alert with the three major credit reporting agencies, and purchased a one-year plan with the Dave Ramsey-endorsed Zander Insurance group.
Need local Nashville and Tennessee souvenirs? The best place to find Tennessee books, postcards, notecards and foods–all in one stop–is the Tennessee State Museum gift shop in downtown Nashville.
Take a peek at my photos and see all the great gift ideas that the museum shop offers.
Do you have shoes or luggage that need repair? Do your pumps need new heel tips? Did your purse strap break?
Take your shoe and leather repairs to Brentwood, Tennessee. The Brentwood Shoe and Luggage Repair Shop fixed my husband’s boots when he was ready to send them to Goodwill.
Now we’re telling everyone about the reasonable prices and old-fashioned service we found at Brentwood Shoe Repair in the Nashville Tennessee area!
I have found the cheapest rose bouquets at Aldi, a discount grocery chain in the Nashville area and soon to open in Franklin.
If you’re looking for the cheapest roses for Valentine’s Day, you may like to investigate the six rose bouquets at Aldi.
Since I’ve arranged these Aldi roses for holidays and gifts, I have lots of tips for making supermarket rose bouquets look fabulous!
Looking for fun gardening things to do?
See why this 1887 oil painting strikes a chord with so many Tennessee gardeners–and where you can see pioneer tools and art at the downtown Tennessee State Museum.
This free museum is one of the most fun things to do in downtown Nashville.
Someone snuck into our Brentwood driveway and broke into our car, stealing my purse, CDs, phone and gift cards. Right at Christmas, too!
Have you had your purse snatched in Brentwood, TN? I’d love to know!
I love the Pick Tennessee Products website! It tells you how to find great TN products, local farms and farmer’s markets, local meats, dairy and cheese and much, much more!
Let me show you five ways I used the Pick TN Products website last year in my own life.
The Honeybaked Ham Store in Brentwood is a great place to order holiday gifts. I’m ordering a gift certificate for someone, so I needed to find a Honeybaked Ham coupon code and a cute way to package the gift certificate.
The Honeybaked Ham Store in Brentwood is located just off Franklin Rd. in the shopping center with Wild Iris and the Lacrosse Store.
We’re going green at our Brentwood home, and I spent some time this weekend checking out the LED light selection at our Walmart, Big Lots, and Lowes. Find out why colored LED lights cost less than white, and what 3 styles are readily available locally.
If you’re looking for the best Black Friday shopping deals in Nashville, head to Cool Springs.
Brentwood’s largest shopping center has almost every major retailer, and I’ve compiled a great list–with links to their Black Friday ads.
Did you know a new Aldi is coming to Williamson Co? The Aldi is going next to the former Bi-Lo Grocery between the new Trees-N-Trends and Once Upon A Child.
This Franklin location will be the closest Aldi to Brentwood, other than the Aldi on Nolensville Rd.
Here’s what you need to know about shopping at Aldi, including its phone number (or lack thereof).
Looking for a Black Friday deal on memory cards? Circuit City has a great deal on a 2 GB Scandisk SD Memory Card for only $6.99.
So how early do I have to stand in line at Circuit City? When does Circuit City open on Black Friday?
The Brentwood Circuit City in Cool Springs opens its doors at 5 am. Brrr!
The new Whole Foods store just opened in Nashville, and it’s a feast for the eyes! Here are my first impressions of Whole Foods and its new Hill Center location in Green Hills, along with Whole Foods store hours and directions to Whole Foods.
We also answer the Williamson Co. question: will the Franklin Wild Oats store be closing?
Wondering what happened to that single store Walmart on Nolensville Road in Brentwood, TN? It’s been demolished. Now there’s a new Lowe’s Home Improvement store being built in the same spot. Since there’s another Lowe’s on Nolensville Rd. in South Nashville, this location is likely to be dubbed the Brentwood Lowe’s, just like the Brentwood Walmart down the street. Of course, Cool Springs has both Lowe’s and Home Depot.
If you’re fed up with the traditional costume rental options in Nashville, try this one on for size: Bittners Formal Wear on West End now rents costumes, in addition to tuxedos of every style and color.
I visited the Chico’s boutique in Cool Springs for the first time, and I was impressed with its warm atmosphere and large selection. I’ve only shopped the Chico’s catalog. I didn’t know I could buy the short length Travelers pants at a Chico’s store!
I love finding unique and beautiful gift wrapping paper and gift bags! (In fact, I’m already wrapping my Christmas gifts in October.)
I thought I’d share a few Brentwood shops and resources for the best Christmas and birthday wrapping paper.
Has the Brentwood Produce Stand gone out of business? I’m happy to report that the answer is NO! You’ll find this charming produce stand in the Shell gas station’s parking lot, under a metal carport — not in the wooden shed on the hilltop behind.
I’ve found an off-the-beaten-path place to buy your Halloween costume! How about real chef’s hats, coats, and pants from new restaurant supply store GFS Marketplace?
I have the links you need plus an idea to make your chef’s costume a gruesome Halloween twist.
I checked out the Grand Opening of Gordon Food Service Marketplace, a new restaurant supply store across from Costco in Cool Springs. GFS Marketplace sells restaurant quality foods, case quantities, janitorial supplies and restaurant equipment…all without a membership fee.
Interested in drinking local milk? I drove out to Williamson County’s Hatcher Family Dairy to investigate. Here’s my review of the local dairy store, its products, and other resources for local milk including Purity, Blue Bell, and Rock Springs Farm from the Produce Place.
The 2008 Entertainment Books are out…and area students are selling them all over Brentwood!
Not sure if the 2008 Entertainment Book is a good buy? I’ve listed all the Brentwood and Cool Springs restaurant coupons, as well as those from businesses and for fun things to do in Brentwood.
Granite countertops have become the norm for most Brentwood kitchens. What’s the best way to clean all those feet of shiny granite? I investigate the best granite cleaning products for your Brentwood kitchen, from Target’s all-natural Method brand to a homemade recipe I found on the internet.
Yippee! One of my favorite gift delivery services, Edible Arrangements, is opening a shop in Brentwood’s Maryland Farms! Read about my experience ordering a fresh fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements in Miami. Plus, I’ll give you the Edible Arrangements coupon code for $5 off your order!
Marti and Liz Shoes is a discount shoe store in Cool Springs which sells an amazing variety of brands–from Naturalizer to New Balance–at steep discounts. Marti and Liz also sells discount men’s dress shoes by makers like Cole Haan and Rockport.