Do Your Shelf a Favor

O.P. Jenkins Furniture knows that to create the perfect space you love coming home to, it's OK to be a little "shelfish." That's why O.P. Jenkins offers beautifully crafted accessories for your home's shelves like dried boxwood, white pottery and even local art.

Family Style

For Thanksgiving, the Emamalie family of Brentwood Jewelry gathers to celebrate and reflect upon the past year’s events. While enjoying the traditional turkey dinner, they give thanks and enjoy sharing memories of their family and friends in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mediterráneo Gin Penne Pasta Sauce

Add olive oil to a medium pot with diced onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat until the onions and garlic start to soften and smell fragrant. Then add in tomatoes and sugar. Continue to cook the mixture for a few minutes before blending it up with a stick blender. Add the Mediterráneo Gin to the mixture,…

A Back To School Nightmare

Every year about a week before we have to report back to school I have the same back-to-school dream. Scratch that, nightmare! The start of school is filled with all kinds of emotions for a teacher. I am so excited about the start of a new year, but I am always nervous about the first day. I’m so excited to…

Engineering a Career Change

Trula Davis grew up in Williamson Country and is a graduate of Franklin High School. When you ask her how she’s seen the area change since she moved here in 1976, she says “Cool Springs was a grassland. Franklin, Page and Fairview were the only high schools in Williamson County and Moore’s Lane had a gas station at the interstate…

Apple Tart Topped with 
Salted Caramel Ice-Cream

Heat oven to 400º F. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and the flour in large bowl. Stir in apples. The sugar-flour mixture 
 will not all stick to the apples; that’s OK. Spread the apple mixture uniformly from the center of the dough circle to within 2 
 inches of edge. Fold edge of dough over apple mixture; crimp edge of…

Spring Fever with Cool Concepts for Organizing your Home!

Closets By Design can customize an attractive storage space for any area of your home, from the pantry to the garage and everywhere in between. For more information, stop by the showroom at 118 Fort Granger Drive in Franklin. To schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, call 615.261.8700 or visit

Health, Wellness & Beauty Guide

Middle Tennessee is the source of many products and services that can help you look and feel your best, every day. Franklin resident Jamie Atlas has found a few that you might want to try.

The “Fix” is In

There was no large scale celebration when Scott Phillips opened his technology repair shop in the Marketplace at Maryland Farms. Instead, the opening presented an opportunity to give back to his community in a generous and heartfelt way: by presenting iPads, Otterbox cases and accessories to the Brentwood YMCA preschool.

A Strong Cup of Love

The best things happen to me when I have a good cup of coffee. Like lots of people, I’m far more productive when I’ve had my morning java. I once saw a giant posse of my favorite celebrities—together—in a coffee shop. For a while, I even worked for the first locally-owned coffee shop to open in my hometown. But, probably…