Merridee’s Breadbasket (Franklin, TN)

After strolling through downtown Franklin, Tennessee, we made our way to Merridee’s. It was on all the lists for the top breakfast places and has been featured in Southern Living. Thankfully, we went at a good time and the line wasn’t too long. The Setting It had a warm, Grandma’s house vibe. Tons of brown…

Christmas 2021: Victorian Cranberry Boho Vibes

I put way too much thought into my theme each Christmas. I settled on cranberry as the primary color after last Christmas and I actually bought decorations at after Christmas sales in anticipation. Of course, Chris wants to know why it can’t be traditional colors every year. As if! Cranberry is closer to cherry red…

Review: Greenville Soy Candle Co.

I have been looking into what it would take to start a candle making company. The easy part is the names for the hypothetical scents. The harder part is the actual making of the candles. After talking to someone already in the business, the next step was to take a class to get a better…

Warehouse at Vaughns (Simpsonville, SC)

Mall food courts are dying out but the food hall concept is on the rise. There are several new developments in the works in the Upstate. Gather GVL in downtown Greenville is already a popular spot. Both Easley and Greer have food halls, The Silos and Cartwright Food Hall, coming soon.

Fall in the Courtyard: 2021 Edition

Decorating doesn’t have to break the bank. I probably should invite someone over to enjoy all this decorating but until then I’ll just be over here planning my Christmas decor. ​

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken (Memphis, TN)

We ended the first day of our cross country trip with dinner at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken in Memphis, Tennessee. Since we were arriving at our friend’s house in Little Rock, Arkansas, fairly late we thought it best to make a pit stop before and see whether fried the chicken was worth the hype….

Hillcrest Little Bakery (Little Rock, AR)

After an hour-long tour of the Little Rock Nine National Historic Site, we were famished. A quick Yelp scan later, we decided to check out HLB. We are a Little Rock based bakery set out to create quality pastries and meals that are as unique as our customers. We are proud to be a part…

Rocky’s Hot Chicken

This popular spot opened in Greenville, South Carolina, within the last year or so. When it first opened the lines were incredibly long and out of the building. One Friday, we decided we had plenty of time to wait so we made our way to Rocky’s. It has a decent-sized parking lot across the street…

Legends on the Lake

As is our custom, we jumped in the car and headed to the mountains for a weekend ride. Chris is always scanning the web for the best places to go. I had no idea where we were headed. We ended up at a resort in North Carolina near Lake Lure. I wasn’t sure what to…