Amy

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Amy is a Northernor by birth, but please don’t hold it against her! Amy has called Middle Tennessee home for over twenty years and couldn’t picture raising a family anywhere else! Today, Amy lives just outside of Nashville with her husband of over seven years (JP), her four year old spitfire of a daughter (Lily), and their eleven-year-old-but-still-acts-like-a-puppy black lab (Alley). It’s a daily toss up as to who rules their house—Lily or the dog—and Amy has many funny stories to prove the battles. Amy is a working mama by day—a fraud and suspicious activities investigator at a local, community bank, and a jack-of-all-trades by night and weekend. She loves crafts, music, the outdoors, saving money and bargain hunting, gardening (and all the canning, freezing, and preserving that comes with it), comic books, and anything upcycled, recycled, or DIY, and she’s just crunchy enough to call herself a hippie. She can often be found perusing yard sales, flea markets, Pinterest, and Etsy, looking for her next big project, or playing superheroes, painting, or playing outside with Lily. Currently, Amy and her husband are on a quest to find the best burger in Nashville and love visiting all the fantastic foodie spots this great city has to offer!

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The outside of a home is the first thing everyone sees. We allowed ours to suffer in favor of more family time. My husband worked nights and every other weekend for years, and to...

10 Ways I’ve Ruined My Child

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If you’ve been a parent long (or even mentioned the idea of wanting to be a parent) or just announced a pregnancy, you’ve gotten a barrage of unsolicited-yet-possibly-well-meaning advice—things you should do, things you...

Toy Bartering: Lessons in the Value of Possessions

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Among the gifts our daughter got at Christmas was her very own (kid’s) tablet. It came preloaded with lots of fun and educational apps, and we added several more that we knew she liked. The...

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When Your Baby Isn’t A Baby Anymore…

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Spring Consignment Sales! Tips for Shopping & Selling

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Ah, Spring. The grass is green, the weather is warmer, and consignment sales are starting! If you're new to consignment, it can be completely overwhelming (and even a little bit scary). But, it is by far...