We found ourselves at Nashville's Pinewood Social for Thanksgiving this year and we couldn't have had more fun bucking our usual holiday tradition in honor of Owen's 10th birthday! Fantastic food, bowling, and a stellar atmosphere - Pinewood Social is a must visit when you are in Nashville

Nashville’s Pinewood Social & Bucking Holiday Tradition

Having one of our cubs be born the day before Thanksgiving, we always promised that we would put birthday first and holiday second when they both land on the same day. And this was the year! But where does a family go to celebrate the birthday boy on Thanksgiving? It was all about Nashville’s Pinewood […]

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Nothing beats a small town during the holiday seasons. This sweet little town makes me weak in the knees during fall. I wanted to share five things to enjoy during fall in Franklin, Tennessee for when you find yourself in the south for a visit! From Gentry's farm and pumpkin patch to the view from the Natchez Trace bridge. Catch it all over on the blog!

Six Things to Enjoy During Fall in Franklin, Tennessee

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There’s nothing quite like a small town during the holiday season. Franklin makes me weak in the knees when the leaves start to change color and everything gets a little cozier. Okay, to be fair, this town always makes me weak in the knees – wink! If you ever find yourself this way I wanted […]

Strawberry picking in Nashville Tennessee and another edition of Casual Friday over on KaraLayne.com!

Casual Friday: Down at the Strawberry Patch

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Jun

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Whew. The first week back getting back to business around here and it feels good. Like, really good. Slowly, but surely I feel like we are finding our groove which is making all the difference (if you missed where I have been you catch up here and here). I just do better when I am […]

Our first Dickens of a Christmas on Franklin's Main Street. And we just couldn't wipe the smiles off of our faces. From the people to the music, it was the most amazing Christmas ambiance. Get a look into all the festivities over on Haus of Layne! #AmericasFavoriteMainStreet #ThingsToDoInNashville #ThingsToDoInNashvilleInDecember #ThingsToDoInNashvilleWIthKids #FranklinTennessee #FranklinTN #HistoricFranklinTN #FranklinTennesseeMainStreet #DickensOfAChristmasFranklinTN #ChristmasInTennessee #ChristmasInNashville #NashvilleBlogger #ThingsToDoInFranklinTN #ThingsToDoInFranklinTennessee

Dickens of a Christmas on Franklin’s Main Street

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Dec

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While none of us can wipe the smiles from our faces with how quaint our new town is, it is an ongoing joke with Jarett and the kids that I am their very own Lorelai Gilmore now. And that we, in fact, moved to our very own Stars Hollow. Okay, so I may squeal with […]

Saturdays at Franklin Farmers Market. A beautiful part of the town where farmers and makers gather to sell their goods. It's one of my favorite weekly traditions and I am sharing a peek into the experience. Catch it all on Haus of Layne! #FranklinTennessee #ThingsToDoInFranklinTennessee #FranklinFarmersMarket #NashvilleTennessee #ThingsToDoInNashville #FarmToTable #OrganicFoods #Farm #FreshFood #HealthyLiving #HealthyLifestyle

Saturdays at Franklin’s Farmers Market

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Oct

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You better believe that when we were researching Nashville as a potential future home at the top of our pros list was this. The accessibility of fresh foods and produce. To know where our food is coming from and develop relationships with the talented individuals who make it happen. It’s something that had been stirring […]

As John Muir would say and our journey to Tennessee. Catch it on Haus of Layne #RoadTrip #SummerMemories #MovingToTennessee

The Mountains are Calling & I Must Go

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May

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Okay, maybe not mountains, but the hills of Tennessee are calling. And as John Muir would say, “I must go.” We woke up this morning with a strangely calm feeling. Despite the journey ahead, 1600 miles with the seven of us and our entire life packed into two cars and a UHaul trailer, we feel […]

The space between doubt and faith. The journey of blindly following inspiration and trusting in the process. Read about our life changing experience and moving our family to Tennessee on HausOfLayne.com // #Faith #Doubt #LeapOfFaith

The Space Between Doubt and Faith

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Feb

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A friend called the other day to ask how things were and how the move to Tennessee was coming along. As I opened my mouth to answer from the other end of the line, my voice cracked as the tears began to fall… “I don’t even know right now”. And then, as if the surface […]

Moving organization tips and how to tackle packing. My thorough approach to staying hyper-organized moving from Arizona to Tennessee #MovingTips #MovingOrganization #Organization

Moving Organization Tips and How to Tackle The Packing

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Jan

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When we decided that we were moving last month and that it will be approximately 1600 miles away, I knew that with our entire brood (not to mention having our belongings stored for 3 months while between homes) I had to approach it as methodically as I possibly could. No one has time for Mama […]

Our leap of faith and adventures in moving to Nashville, Tennessee #Nashville #Tennessee #MovingToTennessee

Our Leap of Faith and Adventures in Moving

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Jan

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I promise there is a grand excuse for the quietness that has been going on ’round these parts. It seems that the entire month of December whizzed by and left us a bit dizzy with some big decisions our family was suddenly making. To be quite honest, while the holidays were lovely, our minds and […]

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