Belmont Mansion in Nashville, Tennesee

Belmont Mansion Exterior
Here are a few photos from  my recent visit to the beautiful Belmont Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee.  Part of the Belmont University campus, you can tour this incredible mansion for only $15.    There are some interesting stories related to this Read more [...]

Nancy Lynn’s Cute Fruit and Vintage Camper Gal

YouTube has pretty much replaced television for me.  In fact, I cut the cord on my cable company a few months ago.  There's just so much cool olde stuff to see on YouTube, from urban explorers to abandoned places to vintage travel trailer tours, who needs those obviously scripted "reality" Read more [...]

Inexpensive Privacy Trellis for the Deck

Cattle panel trellis on deck with morning glories and moon flowers
When we were designing our new deck, which I revealed in my last post, we designed it without a railing, because we wanted it to feel very open to the outdoors and not closed-in.  But the far end sits pretty high above the ground thanks to the slope in our backyard.  A 5-foot fall could be Read more [...]

What I Bought at Antique Archaeology

During a recent trip to Nashville, Tennessee, I was thrilled to get to shop at the American Pickers' Antique Archaeology!  For years my family and I have watched Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of The History Channel's American Pickers, find little pieces of history in people's barns, Read more [...]

Thomas Wolfe Home

Thomas Wolfe house home memorial museum Asheville NC
Today I'm sharing a few photos from my recent tour of the Thomas Wolfe home in Asheville, NC.  This is open to public tours and has quite a few interesting stories, so if you're in Asheville, I definitely recommend it for you history lovers out there.   Thomas Wolfe is North Carolina's Read more [...]

Dishes Graveyard

Long time, no blog!  Hello and welcome back after a four-month hiatus.  Perhaps we'll get back to some degree of regular posting over here, I do miss my junkin' friends. Last week the hubby & I took a wonderfully relaxing vacation to Asheville, North Carolina.  Mountains, waterfalls, Read more [...]

Online Photography Classes

Welcome to the 57th History & Home link party, but first, let's talk photography.  Ah, photography.  It's something I've been interested in since I can remember.  I tried to take a 101 class in college but it was so popular, I couldn't get in!   The last several years have been Read more [...]

Business Cards and More from

BuildASign business cards quality
Guess who has gotten all official and now has business cards?     Don't they look great?  I've been wanting to get some for this blog for quite a while, but kept procrastinating.  Needless to say I was very excited when BuildASign contacted me about doing a product review for Read more [...]

Tarkett Flooring Lets You See Before You Buy

Tarkett Flooring RoomVue online room visualizer tool
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tarkett NA. All opinions are 100% mine. Our home has hardwood flooring in the living room, kitchen, dinette, and hallway; and vinyl that looks like wood flooring in the bedrooms.  That leaves the bathrooms with 1990s-era plain, white vinyl.  Oh, Read more [...]

USS Yorktown: The Floating City

USS Yorktown
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the USS Yorktown, a WWII aircraft carrier that's now a maritime museum in Charleston, South Carolina.  I was serving as chaperon for a school group, so I wasn't able to take too many photos, but I did capture a few that I'd love to share with y'all today. The Read more [...]