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Exploring Hawaii's coral reefs, marine life, and pristine blue waters is an absolute requirement while visiting Maui. Head out on a glorious snorkeling adventure to Molokini with the Pride of Maui!

Snorkeling Adventure to Molokini

Exploring Hawaii’s coral reefs, marine life, and pristine blue waters is an absolute requirement while visiting Maui.  Head out on a glorious snorkeling adventure to Molokini with the Pride of Maui!   *This post was written in collaboration with the Pride of Maui. All opinions are 100% my own.* Can you believe it? I have …

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The Staffordshire Spaniel: The Best Mantle Accessory since 1840

Decorating mantles since the 1840s the Staffordshire spaniel is a winsome figurine adding charm and style to any room. Southern Heirlooms Series Part I In collaboration with my college chum, McKenna, P&P will be featuring a new post series about Southern heirlooms.  We will be delving into attics, rummaging in our grandmothers’ china cabinets, and …

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Explore my Southern Christmas Home on the Simply Seasonal blog hop: Christmas decorating tips, holiday decor, boxwood wreaths, mantle decor, garland, plaid

Hunting the Perfect Christmas Tree

A beautifully lit Christmas tree with ornaments scattered amongst the branches is pure Christmas magic.  Decorating the tree is one of my favorite parts about the holidays.  I love how a Christmas tree transforms the room, and the way it ignites memories of Christmases long past. I grew up on a Christmas tree farm. You …

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How to give directions like a Southerner

When a Southerner Gives Directions

Ever been on one of those back country roads in the South rambling through cornfields and pecan groves, passing by roadside stands, and circuitously winding your way through unfamiliar territory?  On these roads, signs seem few and far between. Cell phone service is iffy, and your GPS hasn’t a clue.  It keeps telling you turn …

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An afternoon Tour at Blount Mansion. Check out this historic house of Knoxville. Home of William Blount. Wonderful piece of Southern and American history.

An Afternoon Tour at Blount Mansion

As a newcomer to Knoxville and a public historian, I’ve made it my goal to visit all of the 7 historic homes of Knoxville. I like to start learning about a new city by delving into its past! So far I’ve spent a festive evening at the Mabry-Hazen House and a lovely afternoon tour at …

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