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Wilderness at the Smokies: Fun For the Whole Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2018 | Categories: Around Town, Travel
family fun

This is a sponsored post; consideration was paid to me by Wilderness at the Smokies. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. My husband and I were talking about a short […]

Gavino’s Pizzeria Is A Hit With This Pizza Lover

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: November 3, 2017 | Categories: His Food and Drink
Gavino's plate-filling Italian Hero Sub

If you go looking in a certain small strip mall off Kingston Pike in Bearden, you will find a small pizzeria named Gavino’s Pizzeria. My wife and I did exactly that recently, and this was our first trip to the establishment. Being the pizza lover I am, I can’t believe I’m just now discovering this […]

4 Cheap Things to do in Knoxville

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 8, 2014 | Categories: Around Town, Frugal Tips, Travel
4 cheap things to do in Knoxville, TN

We moved to Knoxville, TN 17 years ago and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. It’s a beautiful city near the Great Smoky Mountains. There is so much beauty here with an abundance of things to do. Whether you are traveling through the city of Knoxville on your way to a vacation destination or live in […]

Hanging With Some Celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum #WaxFan #sponsored @HollywoodWax

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 7, 2013 | Categories: Around Town, Celebrity, Fun, Reviews
Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge #WaxFan

Remember in mid-October when I said we were going to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge during my son’s fall break? I know, it seems like yesterday, and now it’s December. Where does the time go? Sorry, I digress. Anyway, back to the Hollywood Wax Museum… we did go. What a blast! My husband, […]

Krystal Conquers Your Craving & Delicious Giveaway #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 15, 2013 | Categories: Food, Giveaways, Restaurants, Reviews

This delicious, steamy buns, square goodness post has been brought to you by Krystal…. When we moved to Tennessee sixteen years ago, one of the fast food restaurants I couldn’t wait to try was Krystal. I’d heard about Krystal, but there weren’t any in Kentucky. And trying a Krystal original burger the first time was […]

The Harlem Globetrotters are Coming to Knoxville, March 19

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 26, 2013 | Categories: Around Town, Entertainment, Fun

Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy?  I’m a big Harlem Globetrotters fan from way back, so when I heard they were coming to my town, I was like… I’m there! Your family’s smiles will start before you even get to the game as the Globetrotters take kid participation to a whole […]

Lucius P. Scanton from ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 23, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Photography, Wordless Wednesday

My absolute favorite character Cody as played to date is Lucius P. Scanton in “Around The World In 80 Days” by Jules Verne, that he is currently portraying (one of 3 speaking roles) at Knoxville Children’s Theatre. He is hilarious as the over-the-top U.S. Marshall. Oh, and not completely “Wordless” Wednesday….

Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 8, 2013 | Categories: Around Town, Reviews

Photo Courtesy of Titanic Museum On the Saturday before Christmas we went to Pigeon Forge to visit the Titanic Museum. Something I have wanted to do for a long time and cannot believe I waited so long to do. I’ve been fascinated by the Titanic for years, and long before the movie, which I am […]