Field Trip Friday #3: Historic Franklin, Tennessee

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  If you love old houses AND proudly salute the stars and bars, then you're going to love today's field trip!     We're headed to Franklin, Tennessee (just south of Nashville) to check out the historic homes of Hincheyville—Franklin's first subdivision. Perhaps another day we'll take a different walking tour. There are some great ones to choose from!     Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, the Hincheyville neighborhood is comprised mostly of single-family homes built between 1828 and 1935. A  wide variety of building styles are represented featuring frame construction as well as brick and stone... and lots of amazing architectural details!   Ready to step ... Keep Reading...

With liberty and justice for all…

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She asked if I was available to take her. I was.    Source   Then she asked if I'd go in with her. Of course.   Source   It was 9:00 on Tuesday morning, and every inch of every seat in the entire courtroom was filled with a body. The judge said there were 29 pages of cases on the docket. I had no idea.  Source   My young friend had been subpoenaed to tell her side of a story. She didn't want to be there. She'd done nothing wrong and wasn't accused of anything, but the experience was emotionally charged, and she was physically exhausted. She'd worked the night shift and hadn't slept yet. She wanted time with her husband and children before going back to work again.   But there ... Keep Reading...

Field Trip Friday #2: Shopping ’til we drop—without dropping cash

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Welcome all! I'm glad you're joining me today for another Friday field trip.   This week's destination is a bit out of the ordinary, but it's one of my favorites!   We're going shopping for inspiration...   ... and we're headed to places like Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Dollar Tree, Home Goods, Pier One, Pottery Barn—anywhere there is color!   We won't spend a penny.   First stop is the gift bags aisle with the scrapbook paper section not far behind.   Like a color combo? Snap a picture!     Next are the pillows and fancy gift boxes.     And then... the office supplies section.     Having fun yet? Confused ... Keep Reading...