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!