Thumbs Up Johnnie Family Night Adventures #giveaway ends 9/20 #FallingIntoFall

Disclosure:  We want to thank Ovation Brands for partnering with us on this post.  We’ll receive a prize box like this one, and post contains affiliate links (so we’ll earn a commission if you make a purchase). Opinions shared are mine.

First, let’s just get this out of the way. How cute is this book?! [Read more…]

Magnolia Tree restaurant in Cobsy, TN near Gatlinburg

Just outside the gates of our Gatlinburg KOA campsite was a restaurant called Magnolia Tree.  We drove past it a couple of times before we had the chance to stop in. The signs announcing the ice cream and Amish foods drew me in!

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Fabio’s Restaurant in Newland, NC

You’re on a family camping trip and you run out of food. Your family suggest going out for breakfast (again).  What kind of restaurant do you look for?
In my case, we turned to TripAdvisor in search of the best pancakes.  Did we find it?

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The last of the summer squash and the Perfect Twist vegetable spiralizer

Disclosure: I partnered with Smart Buy Center for this review. Post contains affiliate links; if you make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Opinions shared are mine.

This year, I’ve sadly neglected my garden.  It’s overgrown with weeds and untamed vegetable plants. Somehow it struggles on without my help, relying on rain and hope to keep going.  Today I harvested a few tomatoes, and discovered 2 yellow squash that were so big and hard that they resembled gourds you’d use for a bird feeder.  What to do?  It was time to pull out the Vegetable Spiralizer I just received from Smart Buy Center. [Read more…]

Head to Kaye’s Kitchen for Saturday breakfast – Newland, NC

When we packed up for the Roan Mountain State Park campground last weekend, I decided not to fill the fridge with meals.  Before work, I put a roast in the slow cooker, which we enjoyed for supper the first night.  After that, we alternated between leftovers and going out for meals.  It was a real treat for me, since I didn’t need to cook and clean for our short trip.  On Saturday morning, we tried to find a new dive for breakfast.  We hit the jackpot with Kaye’s Kitchen!

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Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge #giveaway #HatfieldMcCoyDinnerShow

Disclosure: Thanks to Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud for providing us with tickets. We enjoyed it! Groupon referral links are used; opinions shared are mine.

Every time we drive through Pigeon Forge, my kids ask if we can go to the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud. The building is so eye-catching, you can’t miss it!  We were grateful to receive deeply discounted tickets to attend the dinner show this weekend.  The show was scheduled to start at 5:00 pm; make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes early.  I advise going at least an hour early so that you have time to enjoy the atmosphere before heading in for the show! [Read more…]

Night Night book series at Family Night – Ovation Brands Restaurants

I’ve been blessed to partner with many wonderful companies in my 7 years of blogging.  Being a Tommy Nelson mommy blogger opened my eyes to the wonderful world of faith-based books for little ones.  While Ryan’s has always been a favorite restaurant of ours (even before the kids), it’s at the top of our list since I’ve worked on many campaigns with Ovation Brands.  What a thrill to share the newest Family Night promotion with you — this time, it includes BOTH of these fabulous brands!  As always, opinions shared here are mine, and I received product/gifts for posting.

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Chocolate Covered Cheesecake – camping style!

Now that we’ve had two great camping trip with our new travel trailer, it’s time for me to share some of our experiences. I hope some of you will get to enjoy camping in the northeast Tennessee area, where we have beautiful mountains and stunning sunsets! My son cheerfully declared, “Everything tastes better at the camper!” and I think he’s right. We’ve had fun finding ways to create delicious meals and snacks with the simple ingredients our camper pantry holds. We’ve worked with Rigoni in the past to create snacks.  When they offered to send us a fresh jar of dairy-free Nocciolata, I knew we had to share our camper’s chocolate covered cheesecake with you!  [Read more…]

The Gathering Place Cafe – Greeneville TN

We recently took our camper on our first camping trip!  We went to Davy Crockett Birthplace campground in Limestone, TN.  On the last night of our trip, we decided to go out for dinner.  It was a welcome respite from outdoor cooking!  We tried to get in to the Butcher’s Block, but it had an hour wait list.  After consulting TripAdvisor again, we headed for The Gathering Place Cafe.  I called ahead to see how busy they were, explaining that we could arrive by 7:30 (they close at 8 pm).  I  was told that outdoor seating would soon be available and my name was added to the list.   [Read more…]

BEYBLADE BURST event at Ovation Brands restaurants #TastyTreats2017 #giveaway ends 7/2

Disclosure: I received a Beyblade package for posting. Opinions shared are mine.

Our kids love Family Night at Ryan’s, but they’re ecstatic about the Beyblade Blast promotion!  We received an Ovation Brands promotional package that includes the Beyblade Blasts Epic Battles Set (2 launchers, 2 tops, and stadium) and 4 free meal tickets.  One lucky reader will receive the same package!  [Read more…]

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