A Heart for a Party

When Amanda Adamson and her husband, Derek, got married and then pregnant with their daughter, she knew the first birthday was going to be a big one. They went all out with an English Tea Party theme with fresh flowers, lace and other delicate details, thinking she wouldn’t do another big bash until Zoe’s fifth birthday. 

Companions For Life

When Master Sgt. Chuck Stewart retired from his 26-year career in the Army, a flood of memories washed over him. The Blount County resident had a lot of time on his hands and an increasingly uncomfortable back. His mobility weakened, his sleep disrupted, and a mess of traumatic brain injuries from seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan had started to…

One Last Hurrah

Cruze Farm – Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Cruze Farm has quickly become a Scruffy City favorite. They offer many delicious flavors from lavender honey to chocolate chip peanut butter. Their second location off Asbury Road in East Knoxville also offers homemade pizza. Their red gingham outfits and delicious flavored swirls and shakes are a must-experience this summer.

Enjoy the Last Lazy Days.

For many of us, August can be a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Tennessee Smokies Baseball Celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Smokies Stadium and the end of summer with the Tennessee Smokies! August is packed full of home games and theme nights, from All-You-Can-Eat Wednesdays and Free Beer Night to Thirsty Thursday and a 50-Cent Hot Dog Night. Family-friendly, laid-back and full of fun, Smokies games are a must-do … Continued

Suburban Farm Life Takes Work

That’s me in the picture, and those are most of the animals on what has become our backyard “farm.” Actually, there are more, but you get the point. This all started when my wife and I lived in married student housing at the University of Tennessee. One evening I was reading the paper (yes, people did that at some point) and…

For the Love of Dogs (and Cats)

Some people say a home is a gallery of things we love, so why not include our beloved pets in our treasured artwork?

June 2019 Around Town

Knoxville Brewfest 2019 The Ninth Annual Knoxville Brewfest will be held Saturday, June 22 in downtown Knoxville from 4–8 p.m. Breweries, beer and enthusiasts from all over will gather for a summer afternoon sampling fresh beers of all colors, styles and flavors. Knoxville Brewfest is held around the fountains and lake at the base of the Sunsphere and Tennessee … Continued