Day Trip Near Nashville – Hiking With a Toddler

Day Trip Near Nashville – Hiking With a Toddler

If you’ve been following LtL for a while, you know my fond affections to hiking with my family. We used to hike quite frequently when we lived in the Pacific Northwest – one summer I actually set out a goal to hike 100 miles before we left Washington! While we didn’t rack up that many miles, we did our best and had a blast making the memories in the mean time. Since moving to Tennessee last year, I still wanted to make it a point to find kid friendly trails around Nashville and continue making those special memories with my family.  Recently I found a kid friendly hike just south of us near Columbia that led to a beautiful waterfall! Continue reading “Day Trip Near Nashville – Hiking With a Toddler”

Family Friendly Arrington Vineyards

Family Friendly Arrington Vineyards

One of the things I love about Nashville is the kid friendly options they offer! It’s so nice to have ‘date night’ places to go when you’re  trying to stay friendly on the ol’ budget. Insert: Arrington Vineyards for your favorite summer evening destination for a night out that’s easy on the wallet and fun for your littles. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly destination, a date night for just two, or a wine picnic with the girls Arrington Vineyards has what youre lookin’ for: relaxation, good booze, and views for days. Continue reading “Family Friendly Arrington Vineyards”

Summer Bucket List – Free Template

Summer Bucket List – Free Template

Summa, summa, summa time!! Now that summer is officially here I’m already thinking of what Brooks and I can do around the Nashville area to make these next few months fun and memorable during our free time together. I’ve got a running list of a few local and day trips that are kid friendly, and I thought it’d be fun to share them here with you, plus a free template for your very own summer bucket list! Continue reading “Summer Bucket List – Free Template”

Blood Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe

Blood Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe

Hey LtL readers! Ok, quick question for y’all…have you ever tried a blood orange?? If I’m being honest, the name was always a deterrent for me but they were so pretty to photograph! So, the other day after I shot this flatlay I decided to put them to good use in a smoothie. Waste not, want not #amiright Today’s blog post is an ode to the blood orange. I whipped up a recipe that you can easily customize to your very own blood orange smoothie liking!

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How to: 3 Date Ideas Under $20

How to: 3 Date Ideas Under $20

Having a child and having a life with your spouse are sometimes not a symbiotic relationship. Schedules can get busy, work gets crazy and the budget can be tight. And even with the number of reasons we’re all trying to stay on a budget (insert: saving for a vacation, saving for a home, saving for a rainy day, or getting out of debt) any of these reasons are not a great reason to not make time and connect with your spouse. But do not fret 😉 here are a few budget-friendly date ideas to keep that connection alive. Continue reading “How to: 3 Date Ideas Under $20”