Thanks to Dolly Parton, each of your children can receive free books for kids every single month — from birth to age 5! Here’s how Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library works, how to sign up, and one mom’s review of the free kids books her child has received.
Shopping & Business
Whether you're a new Franklin resident or you're visiting, you probably want to know where to go to find unique items and great deals! See our favorite stores to find locally made items, where we get our dog food delivered from locally, when to find the best deals locally (like Tennessee Tax Free Weekend), dog-friendly places in the area, and lots of other local companies that have earned our repeat business (including realtors). Plus unique places that provide local items & services with a Tennessee twist -- like Mike Wolfe's American Pickers/Antique Archaeology store in Nashville and Dolly Parton's FREE books for kids (out of East Tennessee). Many of these could also be considered "fun things to do" for locals and visitors any time of year!
Mike Wolfe from the History Channel’s American Pickers TV show has an antique store in downtown Nashville, TN. It’s called Antique Archaeology Nashville. (American Pickers Iowa is located in LaClaire, Iowa.) Here’s what the Antique Archeology Nashville store is like.
Are you a bargain shopper? I am. I recently went into Franklin to find the best places to bargain shop. Here are my top 4 Franklin Tennessee shopping spots if you’re looking for bargains.
I made the switch from a commercial, store-bought dog food (Nutro) to a private label natural dog food that’s made in the USA and delivered to my home… for FREE! It’s called Nature’s Select dog food. Here’s why Nature’s Select makes sense if you’re looking for Nashville dog food delivery.
These top 5 Nashville area window and door companies rank high based purely on their customer service — although they each has great windows and doors as well. See why Central Woodwork ranks #1 and Marvin Windows ranks #2.
If you have passed by Landmark Booksellers in downtown Franklin, TN and never gone in, this review is for you! Unlike typical bookstores, Landmark Booksellers specializes in antiques and first-edition books.
Looking for a city park in Franklin, Tennessee to have a wedding party — like a rehearsal dinner? Here are our recommendations for the best Franklin, TN parks with pavilions to accommodate a wedding party — rain or shine!
The reason that I tried Sweet and Sassy Salon for Kids in Cool Springs was because I didn’t have good luck with Snip Its — another hair salon for kids in Franklin, TN. Sweet & Sassy takes appointments and does little boy haircuts too. Today, it’s called Divas & Dudes – the family salon!
After 70 years of showing movies in downtown Franklin, the Franklin Cinema closed its doors in January 2007. Since then, efforts have been underway to save the Franklin Theatre. Most residents look forward to Franklin Tennessee’s downtown movie theater re-opening soon.
The unassuming storefront of Learning Express Toys is nestled in between the Verizon store and Subway in Cool Springs. It’s quite a gem inside! A great place for parents and kids alike!
French’s Shoe and Boot Outlet in Franklin is a fun store to stop in and look for a bargain. You never know what will be on their next shipment, but you’re sure to find great deals on UGGS boots, and other great brands like Carhart, Justin, Coach, Cole Hann, Crocs, Nike, and more!
Everything you need to know about recycling and hazardous waste in Williamson County, Tennessee, including all of the recycling convenience centers and drop-off locations, and landfill info.
Whether you’re new to Franklin, TN or just passing through… chances are, you might want to get some recommendations from others before visiting a local business establishment for the first time (especially if you’re in need of a service that could be fairly expensive). That’s why we’re providing this list of all our favorite local businesses & services (including realtors) in Franklin, Tennessee that we like to support whenever we can — and why we think they’re the best. These Franklin, TN businesses have earned our business — time and time again. (By the way… no, we’re not getting any compensation from any of the folks on this list.)
It’s hard to find a good doctor that you like, and can trust — no matter where you live. We’ve been with each of these doctors throughout the entire time that we’ve lived here in Franklin, 6 years and counting.
We’ve been utilizing the door-to-door drycleaning service provided by Clean Threads for years now. When we first signed up for it, we were both working outside of the home and we had a lot of professional business attire that needed frequent dry cleaning. These days, we only dry clean a few items each month. Here’s why we’re still using Clean Threads…
Ready to conduct your own online search for a job in Franklin, Tennessee?… Check out these online job postings for jobs in Franklin, TN and Williamson County.
How to find a Franklin, Tennessee florist or flower shop to deliver flowers or gift arrangements to places near Franklin, TN. Which national companies — like FTG and Teleflora — have florists in Franklin. Plus local florists and flower shops that rate highly.
I’ve sung the praises of The Farm at Natchez Trace before. But now I have a few more to add to the list… And, just like last time, there was evidence that they went above and beyond to make him feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings.
If you’re wondering what to do about your kitchen or bathroom design, then the following home designers are likely to be helpful. Most of these are certified interior designers who reside here in the Franklin and Nashville area. Many have come highly recommended by the design centers and showrooms we have visited.
The details of our dog’s first visit to The Farm at Natchez Trace — a pet boarding facility in Franklin, Tennessee. Here’s why he loves The Farm… and so do we!
Everything you could possibly want to know about The Farm at Natchez Trace — a dog boarding facility located at 9479 Highway 96 in Franklin, Tennessee. Our dog loves it!
Owen Carpet Company carries a full line of officially-licensed college carpets and college team mats. They also have rugs featuring the logos of NFL teams, including the Tennessee Titans — like this one.
What started as an attempt to located building supply centers and salvage yards in and around Nashville and Williamson County Tennessee quickly spiraled into this growing list of home centers and specialty stores that will definitely be useful along the way. Most of these are in Franklin Tennessee or Williamson County… with a few in Nashville.
Are you prepared if your pet becomes sick or injured… and your vet’s office is closed? Here’s what you need to know about P.E.T.S… the Pet Emergency Treatment Service which is located in Brentwood, Tennessee near Cool Springs.
Do you need a lawyer in the Nashville, Tennessee area? How about a will? We’ve got some tips for you, if you live in Tennessee…