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.
Details for lots of fun Halloween events taking place in Franklin, Brentwood, and other parts of Williamson County Tennessee. Plus Nashville, too!
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.
Looking for something fun to do in Brentwood, Tennessee? Here are some things you might want to consider…
When you’re driving around the Brentwood TN area — or if you’re looking for a place to live in Brentwood — it can get confusing as to what is actually in Brentwood and what is not. The boundaries are somewhat unclear, so it’s easy to refer to something being in Brentwood when it’s really not. Here are the Brentwood TN city limits.
Farmer Jason is a talented local musician who performs songs about animals, farms, and forests for children. Famous for his “Guitar Pickin’ Chicken” and “Punk Rock Skunk”, his shows are lively and fun for kids of all ages.
If you are considering purchasing membership at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere or are visiting for the first time, this article is for you. Learn about the various aspects of the zoo and all of the reasons you should be there!
I went to the Day Out With Thomas event at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum with my son. He loves Thomas the Tank Engine and we couldn’t miss this. The big draw is the 25-minute train ride pulled by Thomas himself. It was worth $18 a ticket because my son had a good time!
Joey’s House of Pizza has two locations nearby: one in Brentwood, TN and one in Spring HIll, TN. My family really likes this New York style pizza! Here’s what it was like our first time eating at Joey’s House of Pizza in Brentwood.
Spring has sprung in Brentwood and allergy season is upon us. I thought I’d pass along some of the home remedies that seem to help me in the peak of allergy season here in Middle Tenenssee.
As a relative newcomer to the Brentwood area, I’ve been thrilled with all the coupon books and half-off dining options that I have found in Nashville coupon books and online sites. Here are my favorite ways to save money when dining or shopping in and around Brentwood, Tennessee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When tornadoes rip through Tennessee, people start worrying. Will homeowner’s insurance cover the storm damage? Tennessee Farm Bureau insures our Brentwood home. We chose Tennessee Farm Bureau for this and our last 3 homes because they gave prompt and fair payment to homeowners in east Nashville after the devastating tornado.
Are you looking for an elegant place to have a wedding near downtown Nashville?
Hear all about our experience at a recent wedding reception at the Nashville City Club. From atmosphere to hors d’oeuvres, we give you the scoop on this reception site.
Including the fun wedding food that was the talk of the party: a mashed potato martini bar!
Need to replace or renew your Tennessee drivers license? When my driver’s license was stolen, I went to the Express DMV station in downtown Nashville. With average wait times of only 15 minutes, this must be the quickest DMV in Tennessee! Here are directions, plus tips for what to do when you get there.
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.
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.
Where is the best place in Nashville to take a Christmas photo?
You may be surprised to find that it’s NOT the Opryland Hotel! The Opryland Hotel has all kinds of fun, free things to do for Christmas in the Nashville area–but its dark conservatories and artificial lighting make picture taking hard.
Never been to the Christmas light display at Opryland? I’ve included a YouTube video that shows Opryland’s Christmas lights in all their greenhouse glory!
Here are some tips about visiting Opryland’s Christmas light display–and where I think makes the best spot for photos in the Opryland Hotel.
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.
Are you looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm in the Nashville area?
The Pick TN Products website has a great directory with lists of local tree farms and stands, including those close to Nashville in Pleasant View, College Grove, Gallatin, Murfreesboro and Lebanon.
Locally grown Christmas trees are better for the environment because they prevent erosion in rocky TN soil and reduces transportation costs.
TWRA will stock the Harpeth River with trout again this year after last year’s phenomenal success. We have the dates for stocking the Harpeth River in December, January, February and March–along with information about where to park and where to wade.
We also have photos and information about winter stocking at Marrowbone Lake and a list of all the TWRA winter stocking locations and dates for the 2007-2008 calendar.
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.
Looking for a Nashville theme Christmas tree? After touring Brentwood’s lovely Christmas decorations, I have an original list of Nashville-related ornaments and theme ideas, from the Music City country music inspired tree…
to an equestrian theme that draws from Nashville’s pastoral farms and history…
to a local landmark tree that includes art postcards and souvenirs from favorite restaurants.
Hope you enjoy this virtual Christmas tour of Nashville ideas!
Does your family love watching the Army-Navy Game as much as mine does?
When will the Army-Navy Game air in Nashville?
I’ve checked this year’s Army-Navy Game kickoff time, as well as when the Army-Navy Game will air on our local CBS affiliate, News Channel Five.
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.
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?
Melinda Doolittle will be on tour this fall as part of Michael W. Smith’s Christmas 2007 tour with the Katinas. You can also see Melinda Doolittle on the national PBS special, Christmas At Belmont. She’s hosting the traditional Christmas Eve show from her alma mater, Belmont University School of Music.
Lucky Nashville area fans can see the show early on our local NPT station December 20th!
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.
TWRA stocks winter trout all over Tennessee. We’ve always heard that Marrowbone Lake is one of the best-kept secrets for trout fishing near Nashville. We drove up to Joelton to check it out!
Have a look at our photos, directions to Marrowbone Lake, as well as information on boat rentals and creel limits. Included are links to more Brentwood fly fishing spots, local fly shops and fishing clubs you may find helpful.
My family took a weekend trip to Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green. Only an hour north of Brentwood, Beech Bend is Nashville’s closest amusement park. We loved its old-fashioned atmosphere and slow pace. Older kids may try the wooden rollercoaster and water park slides.
Find out how you can get free admission to the Hermitage, Mansker’s Station, and a handful of other Tennessee museums. It’s all part of the Smithsonian Institute’s national Free Museum Day this September 29th.
If you’re planning Tennessee vacations, you don’t need to go all the way to Gatlinburg to find handmade crafts, historic antiques, and fine art! Fall in Nashville offers unique local festivals that make vacations at home seem special. We have the tips you need to plan your Tennessee fall vacations around the Belle Meade Plantation’s Fall Fest, the TACA Craft Fair at Centennial Park, and the African Street Festival with Fisk University’s art galleries.
Looking for a dog park in Brentwood? While there’s not a dog park in the city of Brentwood, there are two dog parks nearby: Maggie’s Bark Park in Franklin and the Edwin Warner Dog Park in West Nashville. We also include information for the Centennial Park, Shelby Park, and Murfreesboro dog parks in Middle Tennessee.
This article includes information on each of Nashville’s fly shops, along with meeting times for both of Nashville’s fly fishing clubs, Trout Unlimited and Middle Tennessee Fly Fishing. We also give your our pick for the best Tennessee trout fishing guide book and links to our own articles about fly fishing near Brentwood.
Now you have it — the name and contact information for the tree trimmers who pruned our Bradford Pear trees in Brentwood, TN.
Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World is a fun place to take kids in Nashville! Here are a few ideas for free kids activities within the mega-mall Opry Mills, including where to toss your pennies, how to follow animal tracks, and why glitter finish boats are fun to explore—even if you can’t drive yet!