Thursday, 24 March 2016
Spring Events in Williamson County

As promised in my previous post, I've complied a list of events that are more friendly for adults-or the whole family! Get out there and enjoy Spring 2016!

WillPower 5K
The Square in Downtown Franklin
April 9th @ 7:30 a.m.
Come out and run or walk for a good cause!


Main Street Festival
The Square in Downtown Franklin
April 23-24; Sat. 10-9 and Sun. 11-6
This popular annual event includes craft vendors, entertainment, a food court, and a kids' area.


Vintage Baseball Games
Ravenswood Mansion, Brentwood
April 24th 12:00-1:00 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Come explore the beautiful grounds of historic Ravenswood Mansion at Smith Park and enjoy a vintage baseball game on the front lawn.


Main Street Brewfest
The Square in Downtown Franklin
May 7 @ 2:00 6:00 p.m.
Walk the streets of Franklin while you sample more than 50 craft beers at 30 tasting sites. More details should be coming out soon.


Hot Air Balloon Festival
Westhaven in Franklin
May 14th 3:00-9:00 p.m.
This family-friendly event includes craft vendors, live music, food trucks, a KidZone, and a hot air balloon glow at dusk. Tickets must be purchased online.


Franklin Rodeo
Ag Expo Park
May 19-21 @ 7 p.m. daily
This rodeo is one of the largest east of the Mississippi and it's been going in Franklin since 1949. The Rodeo parade will be in downtown Franklin on May 14th, and a free rodeo experience with a lot of activities will take place on May 18th.



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Posted on 03/24/2016 3:41 PM by Jarod
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Easter and Spring Events for Kids in Middle Tennessee

It's Spring, and that usually means that families with young children are out looking for fun outdoor activities and local easter egg hunts! The Middle Tennessee area has a lot to offer this Easter season, but here are some favorites.


Williamson County Parks & Recreation Eggstravaganza
Timberland Park @ mile marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace
March 23rd @ 10:00 a.m.
FREE for kids ages 3-5
Come meet the Easter Bunny, make an Easter craft, and participate in an egg hunt!

Brentwood Library Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Field between Brentwood Library and Lipscomb Elementary
March 24th @ 2:00 p.m.
This popular egg hunt includes activities and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Bunny Breakfast
Lucky Ladd Farms
March 25th and 26th @  8:30, 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00 a.m.
Come enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet while you visit with the Easter Bunny, take photos, do crafts, and visit the baby animals at the farm. Must purchase tickets in advance.

Easter Bunny Excursion Train
Tennessee Central Railway Museum
March 26th @ 8:30 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased online.
Ride with the Easter Bunny to Watertown, Tenn., to participate in egg hunts.

Easter Egg Hunt
Gratitude Ranch in Franklin
March 26th @ 2-5 p.m.
Come out to the Gratitude Ranch for the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunt, animals, pony rides, and snacks. All proceeds go to help S.A.F.E. foster families.

Nashville Zoo's Eggstravaganzoo
Nashville Zoo
March 26th @ 9 4
This annual event is a blast for kids of all ages. Ten scheduled egg hunts will take place during the day, so be sure to find the right time slot based on age. There will also be a hunt for golden eggs around the zoo, the Easter Bunny, and other games and activities.

Check back later this week for a list of events for Adults!



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Posted on 03/20/2016 4:31 PM by Jarod
Monday, 7 March 2016
Inexpensive Updates for Your Kitchen

If your kitchen is starting to show its age, you don't necessarily have to get out a sledgehammer or empty your wallet to give your kitchen the facelift you're looking for. Spring is a great time to open the windows and get to work on bringing the heart of your home into the look of this decade. 

Here are 5 Inexpensive Updates:

  1. Fresh paint. It sounds easy enough, right? But you can do more than focus on the walls. Consider freshening up the trim with a bright white, and refresh your white ceiling or branch out and change it up with a fun accent color. Don't have the budget for new cabinets? Paint them! Click here for some tips on doing that well.
  2. New lighting. Many people overlook their builder's grade lighting, but spending a few extra dollars on a fixture that could become a talking point could make a huge difference. Click here for 50 ideas from House Beautiful.
  3. Hardware. You could get lost in the number of options here, but there are a plethora of ways you can update your cabinet nobs, drawer handles, and faucets to change up the look of your room. Click here for some ideas.
  4. Buy an Island. Not that kind of island. The kind that can become the centerpiece of your whole kitchen! Some companies will build to order, and you can save money by painting it yourself. Or, you can shop here for ideas that can be delivered to your front door.
  5. Clean Out. This one is the least expensive! Clean out your junk drawer. Find space under your cabinets to store those small appliances that are not used every day. Get rid of anything you have doubles of. Do you need two toasters? Two can openers? Creating space will make you love your kitchen even more.



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Posted on 03/07/2016 2:42 PM by Jarod