Category Archives: Tennessee

Bread on the Bluff

There is something so “Southern” about bread. My grandfather always had to have something in his “left hand” as he ate his meals. I have never been able to make biscuits from scratch but I do enjoy playing around with … Continue reading

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Our puppets went to Italy!

In June, a few of us traveled to Lucca, Pistoia and Florence to offer some fun and friendly puppet theatre! The puppet journey has not been as easy as it sounds… During last years visit to Tuscany several churches and … Continue reading

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International Festival in Tennessee Hills!

Everyone thinks of Tennessee as the home of Elvis, Jack Daniels, or Nashville Country Music-but Tennessee has a lot of surprises! Tucked in the valley of the Great Smoky Mountain National Forest in a busy traffic filled town called Pigeon … Continue reading

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The great outdoors.

This area of East Tennessee is noted for our beautiful scenery, the famous Great Smokey Mountains, lakes, rivers, and lots of outdoor activities. This time of year the kayaks and hiking boots come out of hiding. Many Trekkers grab their … Continue reading

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Building houses….

As a real estate agent I am known to sell a house or two, even help others work with a builder to build there dream home. But once a year The Carideo Clan gets to build a house! That’s right … Continue reading

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A Worthy Cause….

Our friends and missionaries to Naples Italy, The Worthy Family, have recently had some exciting news. Charles has been assigned the duty of organizing volunteer groups like ourselves for the entire country now not just Naples. We were lucky to … Continue reading

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You want me to eat that?

Being married to a Chef I have been introduced to some unusual foods. I am very willing to try just about anything and this makes traveling to another country easy. In Italy we have tried hot ricotta???, uncooked sausage???, dandelions??? … Continue reading

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The Cookie Caper…

Just like in Tuscany, Christmas brings lots of festivals, street fares and reasons to have fun here in Tennessee! Every year we drive the curvy 35 minutes drive to the sweet town of Tellico Plains. This one red light, gazebo … Continue reading

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The Santa Hustle…

This year we found another great reason to get outside and try to walk/run off some of the holiday treats! As much as I would love to call myself a serious runner I am really in it to stay semi … Continue reading

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Napoli starts off with an “Ahhhhh”…

After a 10 hr plane ride, 2 hour train ride, 30 minute walk,¬†my group from Tennessee¬†arrived at our Naples Hotel….and all I could say was..”Ahhhh…Ohhhhh…Ooooo”. Weekend a Napoli, known as WAN, which you can view at www.weekendanapoli.com was a private, … Continue reading

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