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T is for Tennessee and Thanksgiving

Hello friends and Happy T-day!

I have been traveling a lot lately so I haven't been able to post or create much.  The travel has been for work and for fun. 

Last week we did two trips - one to the mountains (Tullahoma, Tennessee for Thanksgiving) and one to the beach (Orange Beach, Alabama for the Grandsons' Wrestling matches).  Lots of fun places, great food and drink, fabulous snacks, entertainment, and family time. Now it is time for diet season so we can survive all the yummy Christmas eating.  

When we arrived at the airbnb in Tennesse, this is what was on the kitchen counter (you know how I love kitchen counters - lol).

The Watersedge chocolates were so wonderful we ended up going to the candy store and buying more.  Seriously, this was some of the best chocolate I have ever had.  They make everything there and it is high quality.  I will be shipping some as Christmas presents as they ship.  I included the link if you want to check them out. Some of my favorite things were the chocolate popcorn, chocolate dipped pork skins, Starwars themed chocolate, fun campfire mugs filled with chocolate, chocolate pretzel love bugs,...they have pretty much anything you can think of.  

Tullahoma is right by Lynchberg, Tennessee so we had to tour the Jack Daniels Distillery and do the taste testing.

My favorite was the fireball.

They made a lovely barrel Christmas Tree. This tour was probably the best distillery tour I have taken.  Lots of history and they detail the full whiskey process.  
There are plenty of drink pictures here so I definitely have a ticket to Elizabeth's T-day part over at her blog - Altered Book Lover. 

I will close with a Christmas card I painted a few weeks ago - need to make a few more and get them in  the mail quickly.

The sentment is from DRS Designs.

Have a great week and many hugz!



  1. Life sounds busy but FUN Nancy. I really need to visit Tennessee again (I last went in 1979) as I have cousins around Knoxville. It's been way way too long. And those chocolates come in a big variety. I've never heard of chocolate dipped pig skins. Hmmm. That sounds like I'd need to try one. And your Christmas card is amazing. Hope you have a great T day and week ahead. hugs-Erika

  2. Sounds like a fun trip. My favorite part was the chocolate and your lovely card. Happy T Day

  3. I'm glad to hear you found fun things to do here in Tennessee :) I got a kick out of the barrel Christmas Tree. I've never been there. Happy T Tuesday

  4. Blogger has the hiccups again and even won´t let me in via google, gah...

    Work AND fun is a great combo!
    And yummy food! (darn the diet, though!)

    Boy, am I glad I don´t like sweets, LOL!

    "chocolate dipped pork skins"?! Now THAT I would try!
    Hmmm, I bought 4 tiny bottles od Whiskey to try.
    Cool Christmas tree!

    Beautiful Christmas card.
    Tempting to try myself. You can guess I have a Henry - thank you for the input, happy T-Day and hugz!

  5. So nice that you are able to travel and do fun things. Those barrels are amazing. A very lovely card too. Have a nice day.

  6. Sounds like you've had lots of fun on your travels! We just went to TN at the end of October and traveled both sides of the state...such a fun time! Really love your photos! Your painted ornament is stunning! Thanks for sharing your fun!

  7. Love your card, you have been very busy. Your welcome at the Airbnb was great, how nice- Hope you enjoyed the Jack Daniels, too! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  8. Nancy i know a few people in my circle who would have LOVED that jack Daniels I love the bokeh effect you achieved in your painting.. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  9. Hi Nancy! It looks like you've had a wonderful time on your travels 😊. I bet the distillery tour was such fun and I love the barrell Christmas tree, that's so cool! Your Christmas card is beautiful, such a lovely painting. Wishing you a very happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

  10. What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving. That chocolate is amazing, I like the Santa baskets. They are so cute. My favorite, cherry chocolates are sold out. Seems they would be a favorite.

    I have been to the Jack Daniels Distillery, but never took the tour. Sounds like you enjoyed the trip and the wonderful time you had in and near Lynchberg. LOVE that barrel tree. Thanks for sharing this amazing holiday with us for T this Tuesday.

    I love that card. It is a real beauty.

  11. Finding a good chocloate place is highly dangerous! Everything on the kitchen counter looks delicious. I will follow your link and visit that place now. Happy T day!

  12. Sounds like you had a busy holiday but oh, so fun! Yum to that chocolate!! I will check them out.
    Happy Tea Day,


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