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April in Tennessee is a sight to behold, especially if you love seeing trees in bloom. I have wanted to take the three-hour drive from Nashville to Knoxville for the annual Dogwood Trails and Gardens tour in all four corners of Knoxville. Armed with the 100 Things to Do in Knoxville before you Die book, my husband and I have plenty of options for a splendid day or weekend trip right at our fingertips. Read on to learn more about this fun resource.

Let's go to Knoxville!

100 Things to Do in Knoxville before you Die book

Wordless Wednesday:Smoky Mountain Views

in , , , , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Smoky Mountains layers of blue and green

serene water views

wet rock and fern

higher elevation clouds and blue skies

Wordless Wednesday: Tennessee Morning skies

in , , , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, October 07, 2015
I drive my girls down our long gravel drive each school morning to meet their buses around 6:12 am. Lately the morning sky has been so beautiful! We can see the moon, Venus, Jupiter and several stars. Country living has its perks. 

Beautiful Morning sky in middle Tennessee

Beautiful Morning sky in middle Tennessee

Beautiful Morning sky in middle Tennessee

Please share in comments: Are you up to enjoy your morning sky? Have you taken pictures? If you have shared them on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest, share your link so I can see your morning view by following or tagging me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest or leaving a comment here with your profile. 

Wordless Wednesday- Spring Returns to middle Tennessee

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, April 02, 2014

spring returns to #Nashville
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yellow flowers
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Welcome to the
"Alone Yet Not Alone"
Movie Ticket Giveaway!!
Sponsored By FlyByProductions


A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of sharing my review of the book Alone Yet Not Alone. My daughter and I loved the book and were excited about the movie release to follow. 

About Alone Yet Not Alone:

"Alone Yet Not Alone" is an amazing historic story about faith and family, based in the fall of year 1755 during the French and Indian war and is recommended for children ages 8 and older. It's a book that they are guaranteed to love, you will also enjoy the story just much as your kids, I promise you that. It combines great adventure with even greater values - they won't even realize that they're learning!
Such a wonderful history lesson!

To learn more about the book "Alone Yet Not Alone", I invite you to read my book review here and/or the hosts book review on her blog, My Kind Of Introduction. 

Now I'm partnering with a few Fab Southern Bloggers to bring you this giveaway!

About the Giveaway:

Opening Weekend for "Alone Yet Not Alone" the movie is September 27 - September 29!! It's only going to premier in a selected amount of cities.

Is your city one of them? 
If your not sure, check the theater city list below to find out!

If you happen to live in or near the Franklin TN area, YOUR IN LUCK!!!

 You host My Kind Of Introduction was offered a wonderful opportunity to host a giveaway for 2 tickets for the movie "Alone Yet Not Alone"! The tickets will be for opening weekend, on Saturday 9/28!! After the winner is chosen, the tickets will begin to be shipped out this Wednesday!

This giveaway runs from 9/16 - 9/17 8pm EST
Open to TN Residents Only 18+
See full giveaway rules in Terms and Conditions in Giveaway Form

Good Luck to you All!!!!

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The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received.
** This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed/administered by, or associated with ANY Social Media Network.**
Must be aged 18+ to enter and win.
Tennessee Residents Only.
Bloggers are NOT responsible for delivery of prize.
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September means Fair time

in , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Saturday, September 07, 2013
Disclosure : I am a member of the Tennessee State Fair's blogger outreach program and received complimentary tickets to facilitate this post.

It's that time of year again in middle Tennessee! The kids have been back in school about a month now, we've all got our normal routines established and the leaves are just starting to fall.

So what time is it?

Tennessee State Fair time!  This has been a fun family event for us for years now and it just gets better every year!

Did you know the Tennessee State Fair has been held every year (with the exception of the 4 year span during World War II) since 1906! The fair has entertained Tennessee families for more than 100 years. It attracts more than 230,000 visitors annually.

Ferris Wheel at the TN. State Fair

There are some big things going on this year including the Tennessee Two-Crust Apple Pie Contest, Hendrick's Racing Pigs, tons of livestock events, live music daily, and of course the rides and games! This is the big draw for my girls!

Games at the TN. State Fair

For the hubby and I,  it just wouldn't be a fair without all that not so good for you fair food!
The Fair is boasting their world famous fried Goo-Goo cluster, a local delicacy. You MUST try it! Of course they will have all your all time faves... funnel cakes, cotton candy, corn dogs and every other yummy thing you can think of. I love the way the aromas meld together, in the air, at the fair... can't you just smell it now?

My family is so excited to go to the fair. We plan to make an entire day of it.
Seeing all the attractions, tasting all the food and playing a few games. The Tennessee State Fair is a fun, family friendly event that has a little something for everyone.
Check out their easy to use scheduler and plan your family's day at the fair today!

Admission ticket prices are listed below:

On-Site Tickets – Available During the Fair Admission Tickets
Adults (19-54): $8
Youth (3-18): $6
Seniors (55+): $6
2 & Under: Free

*Bring any non-winning Tennessee Lottery ticket to the gate to receive $2 off one adult admission. You can purchase your tickets online, on site, or at participating Kroger locations.

Unlimited Ride Wristbands: $25 The Fair starts Friday September 6th and wraps up Sunday September 15th so make A day of it!

I hope to see you there enjoying the great music and fun in the sun!

Disclosure : I am a member of the Tennessee State Fair's blogger outreach program and received complimentary tickets to facilitate this post.