Chattanooga, Christmas, Gatlinburg, Knoxville, weekend shenanigans

Shenanigans in Chattanooga and Knoxville

Well hello there!!! Happy New Year!!! I took a bit of a blogging break the last two weeks and enjoyed the holidays and our vacation in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Gatlinburg.

Oh, and also the Alabama shut out over Michigan State! ROLL TIDE!!!

So I am going to do a quick recap of Christmas, Chattanooga and Knoxville today and come back tomorrow to see a lot of pictures in Gatlinburg. I will let the pictures do most of the talking!

Can we start with how sucky mother nature was to the south the week of Christmas?? Go home mother nature, you’re drunk. Tornado warnings during Christmas dinner was not my jam. Neither was 80 degree weather. Either way, Santa was extra nice to me this year!


The day after Christmas, we headed up to spend the weekend in Chattanooga and Knoxville. We had to hit up Taco Mac in Chattanooga. Taco Mac was one of my favorite places to hang out when I lived in Atlanta and Chris loved it too. When we were heading over there, we realized there was a World of Beer across the street, so you better believe we popped in to say hello there too. Beer flights for all!


Taco Mac

WOB Chattanooga


We then headed up to Knoxville and checked in to our hotel and walked around town. We were just two blocks over from the coolest area of town that had a ton of shops and restaurants. There was even an ice skating rink set up! It was weird because it was 75 degrees and they had to keep clearing the rink to scrape out the water!




TN Sign

After walking around, we decided on Stock and Barrel for dinner. Burgers and Bourbon…what more can a girl ask for?!?!?!

Stock and Barrel Menus

Stock and Barrell



If you are ever in Knoxville, I HIGHLY recommend Stock and Barrel. Our burgers and crab dip were amazing and the bourbon menu is huge! Plus, the prices aren’t ridiculous for what you get. We certainly needed that walk back to the hotel when we were done!

We had so much fun in Chattanooga and Knoxville and will certainly be visiting both cities again. Tomorrow I will be back with our Gatlinburg Shenanigans!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders January 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Seriously, the weather this Christmas in the South was just so terrible! I wish that the cooler weather that came in on the 27th had managed to come in a few days earlier! Santa was very nice to you because that MK bag is so pretty! It looks like you had a blast in Chattanooga and Knoxville, and ate some delicious food!

  • Reply laura January 4, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I can’t wait to see more of your Gatlinburg trip! I’m glad Santa was so good to you; you definitely deserved it!!! I’m glad we’re getting a little bit cooler weather now!!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine January 4, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Look at that sweet smile!!!! World traveler as of late, Well Tennesee traveler, lol!!! Looks like a wonderful time! Looking so forward to your Gatlinburg fun!! Here’s hoping your 2016 is full of many more Awesome moments!!!

  • Reply kristen January 4, 2016 at 11:05 am

    oh fabulous! i have never been to knoxville (well, i drove through it). that’s hilarious about the ice skating. if we go, we’ll definitely eat at that burger place (no bourbon for us haha). can’t wait to hear about your gatlinburg trip as i definitely want to go back there!

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots January 4, 2016 at 11:37 am

    That purse you got for Christmas is so pretty!!

  • Reply Cara January 4, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Glad you had such a wonderful trip! Love the Knoxville area! Also, what a great purse you scored for Christmas 🙂

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth January 4, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Looks like a great trip and I honestly feel like my weekends are not complete if they don’t involve a fabulous burger 😉 I was rooting for Alabama and I would like you guys to continue that roll tide next week!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo January 4, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    We were hearing about that crazy weather from up here – no fun! Hopefully it didn’t effect your holiday and trip too much. Sounds like a great little get away and all the food sounds to die for – especially since I’m crying inside on whole30 day one…

  • Reply kathy at more coffee, less talky January 4, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    what a great trip and the food!! YUM. i’ve been craving a burger for a week now and although a lettuce burger woudl probably suffice, i do want the bun too!!!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer January 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    i have missed you but glad you took some time off! Looks like you had a great trip- good for you two! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Kaitlyn Danielle January 4, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Wasn’t the weather amazing. Makes it so hard to believe it’s actually winter, let alone Christmas. Awe, so glad y’all got to stop and eat at Taco Mac. We were in Knoxville, TN for a football game one weekend, but we tailgated and ate hamburgers the entire time. Never ventured out to try the Knoxville cuisine, but sounds delicious! I’m sure we’ll be back again someday, so I’ll add it to my list.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo January 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    We were in Nashville at Christmas & I couldnt BELIEVE how warm Tennessee was!! It was SOO strange – I loved it though 🙂

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis January 4, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    The weather has been crazy here too. It was from 90-something on Sat to low 50s on Sunday!!? Love the color of your new purse. Nice score! I love getting beer flights so you can taste a few different kinds and not fill up on just one or two.

  • Reply Mattie January 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    That food looks delicious! And that bag you got for Christmas…gorgeous! Sounds like a lot of fun!

  • Reply Tracy January 4, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Ugh you’re so right about the Christmas weather this year. It sucked. The bag you got is gorgeous and it sounds like you guys had a fun trip! I’ve only ever been to rural east Tennessee but there’s so much there that I want to see. I think I’d really like Chattanooga for some reason.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston January 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I love your new MK purse – it’s gorgeous!! Sorry you had crappy weather over the holiday’s but if it makes you feel any better its so cold here right now I’d rather be in the rain haha! I’ve never been to either of those cities, but for the food I’ll go haha! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Em January 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    OMG that food!! The weather here hasn’t been TOO bad, the ice just needs to melt so I don’t fall and kill myself. Lol. Come onnnnn spring!!

  • Reply Amanda January 4, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Blogging breaks are the best sometimes, aren’t they? Especially this time of year. It’s nice to just relax and not worry about anything but being… PRESENT (see what I did there?!?! lololol oh god)
    Love the purse!

  • Reply Kerry January 4, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Santa was very good to you with that purse. The burger looks amazing!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista January 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Mother nature definitely needs to get her crap together, it was in the 90’s earlier this week and now it’s in the 50’s. Looks like Christmas was definitely good to you though, how pretty is that purse?! Cheers to a fabulous week and the new year <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Myra January 5, 2016 at 1:35 am

    That purse though?! Swoon!

    I can’t believe how weird the weather was across the south this year! My parents were telling me Texas was experiencing all 4 seasons in a day, haha. Glad you guys were safe & still enjoyed yourselves 🙂 x

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