Enjoy These 6 Summer Activities in Knoxville

As temperatures rise and your PTO days rack up, you're likely looking for worthwhile summer activities in Knoxville. Though it's important to check with each respective site or event for the most up-to-date information, you're likely to find one or two solid ideas below. Here are a few of our favorite things to do when you're feeling in the mood to explore.  1. Hit the Pool Summer is the perfect time to put on some sunscreen, roll up a towel, and head to the pool. Knoxville has two outdoor … [Read more...]

Decorating with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020: Classic Blue

Even if you're not one to follow trends, you may welcome some inspiration from color magnate, Pantone. This year's color, classic blue, may accommodate more tastes and decorating styles than recent years, such as living coral or marsala. It's easy to update both your indoor and outdoor spaces in either a bold or a more subtle way with this blue hue. Read on for more inspiration. Using Classic Blue Indoors Bringing natural — though not neutral — colors indoors can add both a sense of calmness … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for Thanksgiving

As you anticipate the kickoff of the holiday season, preparing your home for Thanksgiving may seem daunting. From colder temperatures to awaiting the arrival of new guests or old friends, your mental checklist is likely extensive. But don't worry. We'll lay out everything you need to know to set your home up for Thanksgiving success.  What You Need to Get Done Outside Though you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, this doesn't mean that all of your in-laws won't judge your home by its … [Read more...]

How to Decorate Your House for Halloween Without Ruining Its Value

If you're reading this, it's probably safe to assume you love Halloween. Whether you have young kids, no kids, or are just a kid-at-heart yourself, is it possible to ruin the value of your home with a few too many cobwebs and skeletons? Don't be afraid, that won't happen to you. Follow these tricks on how to decorate your house for Halloween — they're a real treat! Properly Prep Your Home How can you properly prepare your home for fall, as well as the busy holiday season? Set aside time in … [Read more...]

7 Must-Try West Knoxville Restaurants

As any Knoxville local will tell you, the city's restaurant scene boasts a number of culinary gems, where you can get a taste of cuisines from regions far and wide, as well as comforting southern favorites. While your average travel guide or restaurant review might point you toward downtown for the city’s best dining, you can just as easily find great food in West Knoxville. Stretching from West Hills, near the West Town Mall, to Farragut and Turkey Creek, the area is popular with residents who … [Read more...]

The Top Knoxville Attractions to Enjoy this Spring

While spring in Knoxville, Tennessee still features a few chilly mornings, there’s no doubt that warmer days are on the way. Now is a great time to begin planning activities that your whole family – including the dog – can enjoy. Here are a few of our favorite attractions for you to check out on the city’s next sunny day. Ijams Nature Center  You have plenty of local options when it comes to beautiful natural scenery, but none can match the 300 acres of walking and biking trails, and river … [Read more...]

How to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays — Safely

Chances are, you've already decorated the Christmas tree and hung a wreath on the front door, but this year, let's take your holiday decor to the next level by keeping your home safe for pets and children. We've offered tips on decorating for Halloween before, but now it’s time to look at how to keep your holiday decor safe for pets and babies. As you decorate your home for the holidays, keep in mind the natural curiosity of animals and little ones, and how new decor might tempt them into … [Read more...]

9 Things to Do in Knoxville with Kids

It’s tempting to stay inside and indulge in a family movie marathon, but don’t break out the popcorn and footie pajamas just yet. Knoxville is a great city with plenty of opportunities to get out, explore, and learn. And luckily, residents will never struggle to find fun, age-appropriate activities. Here are 9 great things to do in Knoxville with kids to get you started. 1. Story Time at the Public Library Knox County Public Libraries hosts a wide array of free, kid-friendly activities. All … [Read more...]

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Reorganize Your Christmas Storage

 Christmas is coming and your schedule is packed. With gifts to purchase, meals to prepare, and houseguests to plan for, the holidays are easily one of the busiest times of the year. Throw in the need to ready your home for winter weather while also decking the halls with boughs of holly, and the season can begin to seem downright stressful.But while this time of year can be draining on your time and budget, it also offers a unique opportunity to clear space in your closet. A more organized … [Read more...]

Ready for Holiday House Guests? 6 Ways to Prepare

It’s a given that if you have guests coming for the holidays, the joy and camaraderie of the season will likely be offset by a fair amount of stress as you work to make your home visitor-ready. Between work, shopping, cooking, family, and (hopefully) having some time to yourself, the prospect of taking on extra work to accommodate family and friends can seem overwhelming. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. If you can take some time each day to complete a task, you’ll have your home prepared for … [Read more...]