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Whether you’ve got kids or are just a kid at heart, pumpkin patches are a must-do Fall event, at least once in your life. Get the scoop on our favorite patches around Middle Tennessee: 

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens Pumpkin Patch | Nashville

Cheekwood is approximately 8 1/2 miles southwest of downtown Nashville and is adjacent to the Percy Warner Park and Golf Course on Forrest Park Drive.

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens operates their pumpkin patch from September 23 – October 29. The famous estate is always a treat to visit due to their impeccable gardens and beautiful architecture, but fall is one of the most breathtaking seasons due to the farm’s many oak, maple, and dogwood trees sporting their spectacular fall colors. Their 5,000+ autumn-hued

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Last week we posted a list of easy home maintenance tasks you can do yourself to lower your energy costs this Fall and Winter. But many homeowners don’t realize the savings that can be achieved by spending a little money up front to properly maintain your home each year. We’ve consulted some local experts at Roscoe Brown to bring you the best annual maintenance checklist.

HAVE A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT INSTALLED

If you’re not very handy, call your local HVAC company and have them install a programmable thermostat in your home. This is an easy installation that removes the hassle of changing your thermostat manually during your busy work-week or at night before bed. Set it, forget it, and check for savings on your next bill.

FLUSH YOUR

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As summer trudges on and the hot, steamy, humid weather has made itself at home for the time being in the Middle Tennessee area, you can say the “Dog Days” of summer have officially arrived and settled in. While some complain that it’s the most uncomfortable time of the year, we challenge you to use the “Dog Days” as a chance to get out and enjoy the area. Sunny skies, summer hours and Middle Tennessee at your fingertips? We can think of many worse situations to find yourself in. Here are some of our favorite ways to get out and enjoy this time of year.

KAYAKING OR RAFTING 

There are very few things that feel better on the hottest of days than the cool temperatures of our local rivers. The gorgeous views you get while traveling along them by

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If you’re firing up the grill for your entree, why not make the most of it and make your entire meal outside? It’s easy to throw some veggies on the grill to round out your dinner, but have you tried preparing appetizers, desserts, or drinks? Impress your guests with these easy recipes that are both delicious and nutritious!

GRILLED WATERMELON LIME MARGARITA (AGUA FRESCA)

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

Half of a large seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch slices
2 limes, cut in half length-wise
1 T canola oil
2 T honey (local is best)
2 cups ice or 1 cup chilled tequila
Salt and lime for garnish

Directions:

Preheat grill on medium-high. Brush watermelon and limes with canola oil. Grill fruit for about 1-2 minutes or until flesh is charred,

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The holidays have passed, and facing the long stretch of winter weather ahead can seem overwhelming and bleak. As the colder temperatures force you to spend more time inside, beat the winter blues by getting out of the house and into a fun indoor activity near you.

 

ROCK WALL CLIMBING

Get your heart rate up and try something new! Wall climbing gyms are popping up all over the place, including many locations in middle Tennessee:

·        Nashville is home to two locations of Climb Nashville, where you can wall climb at your leisure as well as participate in organized fitness (for both endurance and strength) and yoga classes. ·        Franklin offers a great climbing space called The Crag, which is purely focused on the…
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If you are looking for new ways to improve your home this year, take note of what is IN this year. The 2017 home design trends have a lot to do with color, texture, shapes, simplified living spaces, and taking traditional designs and putting a modern spin on them.
 

Textured Furniture

 

Textured furniture is different and unique and is making its way into 2017 because of the way designers want their customers to be more in touch with textures. Anything from pleats, foldings, cotton, velvet, and wool will be making it’s way in homes this year. This is coming from a larger macro trend of comfort according to Patti Carpenter, the Global Trend Ambassador and Creative Director from Carpenter Co. She adds “you will continue to see faux fur, mohair, and

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