christmas: Christmas at Fort Defiance, Clarksville TN - 2018 - 11/28/18 04:54 PM
It's Happening Again Christmas in Occupied Clarksville TN 
Fort Defiance will be having a celebration depicting a Christmas during the occupied years of the 1860's. These were hard times during the Civil War back when Christmases were simple. A special meal or dessert was shared, a small gift perhaps or sharing a piece of candy made this time of year special. This is something to see and reflect on. Christmas in Occupied Clarksville is a special event.
The day is Sunday, December 16th from 3-4 and again from 5-6 PM. Step back in time with period costumes, reenactments, Santa, games and refreshments. Santa will be there to read to children. Fort … (8 comments)

christmas: Christmas on the Cumberland 2018, Clarksville TN - 11/25/18 02:30 PM
Christmas on the River, Clarksville TN

It's OPEN, the Annual Christmas on the Cumberland opened on Tuesday, November 20 for the season. Thousands of people come out to see the twinkling lights and they come from all over Middle Tennessee. The display is free and open to the public every evening until January 1, 2019. The location is at the Riverwalk on Riverside Dr. in McGregor Park.
While you are in the area check out Downtown Clarksville with the many decorated buildings including the Historic Montgomery County Courthouse, small businesses and many of the banks. The street lights are decorated and be sure to see Downtown Commons The … (12 comments)

christmas: Throwback Thursdays- Memories of Christmases Past - 12/27/17 09:21 PM
Christmas Memories of my Childhood
There are so many vivid memories and moments of Christmas and Christmas traditions that have shaped and formed how I wanted to instil the traditions of Christmas in my children. My mom made each holiday special and though there were many of us living on a very limited income, she did certain things that were special, very special.
There were many little things that made Christmas special. Christmas, of course, was centered around Jesus birth. Mom worked for the church and we went to services, plays and learned the Christmas story. The rest she added to teach us about giving and gracefully receiving.
Christmas … (13 comments)

christmas: Will a Buyer Call on Christmas Day? - 12/24/17 10:39 AM
Do You Keep Your Phone on During Christmas Festivities?

It was several years ago when we put our home on the market the week before Christmas. We fully expected to have no action until after the holidays were done but wanted to get a jump on having it market ready and looking good with all the holiday decor.

About midday on Christmas Day the phone rang. The caller apologized for calling and disturbing our Christmas but had seen the sign while visiting some friends of theirs in the neighborhood. The caller wasn't expecting to see it that day but wanted to set an appointment for as soon as … (8 comments)

christmas: The Smell of Cinnamon - 12/23/17 08:16 PM
Cinnamon Rolls on the Production Line
The last few days I have made dozens of cinnamon rolls with a light orange glaze to take and share with others. The first batch went to my Board of Directors that have worked with me and supported me this last year as I served as President for my local Association. 
I also made sure all the staff members got some. i didn't leave out and the staff at my office and took them rolls or banana bread. The smell drove my husband crazy and he didn't get any until the second round of rolls were baked. There were … (14 comments)

christmas: The Eve Before the Night Before - 12/23/17 08:09 PM
The Eve Before 
This has been a busy day getting ready for the family to come tomorrow to celebrate Christmas. There were a few errands to run and tidying up the house. Our tradition is to play Christmas music while we prepare so it makes the day more fun while we sing along.
In between running errands and getting a haircut, I made a couple of desserts and prepared a few dishes for the big dinner tomorrow. We have ham and the trimmings on Christmas and turkey on Thanksgiving. My kids are all prospering adults and will bring dishes to contribute to the meal.
This … (15 comments)

christmas: Clarksville TN Schools Holiday Schedule- 2017 - 12/20/17 05:54 PM
Clarksville Montgomery County School 2017 Holiday Schedule 
The holidays are here and the kiddos are out of school. Parents are making plans around the Clarksville Montgomery County School calendar if you have school-age children you want to be aware of the allocated days. The school system puts this information on their website. 

Winter Break or Christmas Holiday, as many people call it, had the children taking a half day of school on Friday, December 15. They are to return to school Wednesday, January 3, 2018. This is almost 3 weeks off to enjoy the holidays.

It isn't too early to check the other scheduled holidays for the remaining of the school year.  Click here for … (5 comments)

christmas: Christmas in Historic Downtown Clarksville TN - 12/14/17 09:24 PM
Christmas in Downtown Clarksville

Clarksville has a Historic Downtown that is pretty to see any time of the year. But when Christmastime rolls around, you don't want to miss seeing it in the evening hours. It is all lit up with lights and decorated lampposts and lighted buildings and streetways.
I promise you it is worth the drive to take a look and see the magic going on. On Public Square you'll see the lighted tree in front of City Hall and City Hall has trees in all of their arched windows. Franklin St. and Strawberry Alley are in lights and you will feel in the … (10 comments)

christmas: Here Are a Few of My Favorite Things - 12/12/17 07:28 PM
Here Are a Few of My Favorite Things 
It's Christmastime and the parties and the hustle and bustle are going strong. It is hard to focus on the real meaning of Christmas with all the distractions. We must slow down and consider what is most important to us and not let this season pass us by.
The simplest things can give us the most pleasure. They are the things that we remember and that we want to share. Here are some of my favorite things this holiday season.

MeMaw is the best cook!
The smell of balsam. I just bought a balsam-scented candle to enjoy this season.
The smell … (29 comments)

christmas: Christmas in Occupied Clarksville- 2017 - 12/06/17 09:20 PM
Christmas in Occupied Clarksville TN- 2017
A favorite is returning again this year at Fort. Defiance. A historic Christmas Celebration is taking place on Sunday, December 10th from 3-6pm. This is an opportunity to see the way Christmas was celebrated during the Civil War with Clarksville was occupied by the Union Army.  Fort Defiance Civil War and Interpretive Center is a treasure of an experience in learning and this fun event brings people back each year.

There will be refreshments of eggnog and cakes, Christmas carols, period Christmas costumes and decorated trees and even a Santa from the Civil War Period. This is a family-friendly event and all ages … (13 comments)

christmas: Where to Find Live Christmas Trees in Clarksville, TN- 2017 - 12/04/17 07:57 PM
Live Christmas Trees in Clarksville, TN

Clarksville, TN has many options when it comes to finding a fresh Christmas tree. Almost every corner in town has a tree lot and most of the big box stores and grocery stores are also selling trees.
Don't forget that another good source is the local nurseries and landscape businesses. I like nothing better than the smell of balsam or pine and the natural look a real tree. Prices seem to be up this year over past years but that will not stop those that want to keep a real tradition in place. 
Here are the names of … (7 comments)

christmas: 10 Reasons You Should List Your Home During the Holidays - 12/02/17 05:54 PM
The Best Time to List Could Be Right Now 
The holidays are here and some people think that is at cross purposes with selling a home. The good news is that is could be an even better time to sell your home because it is the holiday season. Take a look at what actually happens in the minds of buyers and how that can help sellers get their homes sold.
People are generally happy during the holidays. They may be looking for that perfect home and call it their perfect Christmas gift. We don't want to disappoint. Some agents say December is … (55 comments)

christmas: 58th Annual Christmas Parade Clarksville TN - 2017 - 11/20/17 05:16 PM
The 58th Annual Christmas Parade Clarksville TN - Dec. 2, 2017.
The weekend parade is always a huge success with families and friends gathering in Downtown Clarksville. For more information, click here.

People line the streets of the parade route and anxiously await the floats, decorated cars, vehicles and emergency vehicles with sirens blazing. At 5 PM sharp the parade starts from the Austin Peay State University parking lot and follows through Historic Downtown Clarksville. The horses will be toward the end of the parade with Santa Claus making his grand appearance for the season at the very last. 

Marching bands and beauty queens, local … (8 comments)

christmas: Annual Stones Manor Decorating Contest Winner for 2016 - 12/24/16 02:10 PM
2016 Stones Manor Christmas Decoration Contest Winner 

This has been another pretty year of decorating in the Stones Manor subdivision. This is the 3rd annual Christmas Decoration Contest. Stones Manor is a luxury neighborhood near I-24 on Rossview Rd. in Clarksville TN. It has lovely unique homes on gently rolling landscapes.

For the second time, the winners are Mike and Marcia Fulkerson. Their home is decked out in Christmas decor both inside and out. They have several decorated trees inside their home and are decorated all the way to the mailbox. Stones Manor Christmas Decoration Contest winner is located in 2413 Settlers Trace.
Mike Fulkerson and his granddaughter
Clarksville TN has … (18 comments)

christmas: Throwback Thursdays- Christmas in NYC - 12/22/16 02:46 PM
Throwback Thursdays- Christmas in New York

This is a throwback from Christmas 2006. My daughter was expecting her first baby and she wanted to take a mother and daughter trip to New York to see the Christmas lights and splendor.

We had a fabulous time and walked our legs off seeing Time Square at night, Broadway plays and shopping at the famous stores on Fifth Avenue.

Near our hotel was Macy's Department Store. Their gorgeous window displays and decorated interiors are truly beautiful. All the hustling and bustling sure puts you in the Christmas spirit especially if you put it with great food, good drink … (30 comments)

christmas: Serendipity Sundays- Christmas Lights - 12/18/16 07:56 PM
Serendipity Sundays- Christmas Lights
One of my favorite experiences of the holiday season is seeing the Christmas lights. Some people go to great lengths to decorate and many cities provide elaborate displays.
This weekend I got to see the lighting display in a neighboring city. Their tradition is to light the city park and provide a one mile drive-through showcase of holiday scenes. To add to the fun, you tune in your radio to a designated channel and listen as you slowly drive through the lighted park.
It took about 20 minutes to travel the park and nobody seemed to be in any rush. 

Take some … (26 comments)

christmas: Some of the Best Christmas Gifts Are Giving Time - 12/17/16 08:47 AM
Some of the Best Christmas Gifts are Spending Time Together
As time passes we get more and more stuff. It gets very difficult to find the right gift and many of us result to giving gift cards and money. It becomes stressful to think about and tends to lose the joy of finding the right gift.

Thinking outside the box, I am focusing on giving experiences and the gift of time. Planning an event or day out together is special to me and also to the recipient.  Fun adventures like attending a play, museum, art show or a botanical garden are out of the … (25 comments)

christmas: Stones Manor at Christmastime 2016 - 12/13/16 07:16 PM
Pretty Lights, Prettier Homes
Stones Manor Subdivision is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in Clarksville TN. It has a country setting with gently rolling hills and well manicured and landscaped lawns. The homes are different designs and have detailed brickwork and trim. Each home is very individually designed and built.
The homeowners in Stones Manor love decorating their homes for the holidays. Take a drive through the subdivision at night to enjoy all the colorful lights and displays showing at their best. Many of the houses are decked out all the way to the mailbox.

Stones Manor is located 1.3 miles from Exit 8 on … (18 comments)

christmas: New Elf Splash at Santa's Workshop in Clarksville - 12/13/16 03:24 PM
Santa's Workshop Swimming Event
This weekend is a special time to swim at Santa's Workshop in Clarksville, TN. For a small fee you can come and participate in all kinds of activities at the Elf Splash.
At New Providence Pool on Saturday December 17, 2 PM - 4 PM on 166 Cunningham Lane there will be swimming in a heated pool and you can visit Santa’s workshop plus enjoy craft making, ornament making, face painting and all kinds of holiday fun with Santa’s little elves.
The cost is $5 and it is fun for the entire family. This annual event is one many don't like to miss. Get some … (7 comments)

christmas: Throwback Thursdays- Christmas Grandkids Style - 12/08/16 06:33 PM
Throwback Thursdays- Christmas, Grandkids Style

This was taken at Christmas 2007. These are my 3 oldest grandsons and they are cousins. Even back when they were toddlers and babies they have loved each other so much.

These little guys play rough. They do a lot of hugging, wrestling and boy stuff. One of them generally gets hurt when they play together. We never worry about it too much because of the love they have for one another. They always say I'm sorry and make up.

Kids make Christmas special and their excitement is contagious. When kids are around there is laughter and something happening … (35 comments)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)

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Clarksville, TN

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