Happy New Year!

There are two types of people – those who make New Year’s resolutions and those who don’t. If you’re not one to make resolutions, my guess is you think every day is a new day to start living better. And if you do tend to make resolutions, my guess is you work better when you’re … Continued

For Auld Lang Syne

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Franklin Lifestyle in 2019! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to write my January letter to all of you, talking about resolutions and … Continued


What goes through your mind when you think of Thanksgiving? It’s a holiday steeped in traditions: turkey, stuffing, big family gatherings, the Thanksgiving Day parade and maybe even some football. We love what’s familiar, but sometimes familiar needs an update too!   In fact, in this issue, we share some secrets about changing up your dessert from one … Continued

Lifestyle Letter

October is my favorite month of the year—and it has nothing to do with Halloween (though I do enjoy a good Reese’s cup from my kid’s bag of loot!) The truth is, October just hits all my senses perfectly. The changing leaves are beautiful to look at as I drive through the streets; the air is … Continued

Turning of the Seasons

Earth, Wind and Fire sang about it. Neil Diamond sang about it. Even Frank Sinatra sang about it. September! I can think of a good 20 songs about the month of September. So what is it about this time of year that makes us want to sing about it? September marks the end of summer … Continued

Kids and Pets!

Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. (Shhh, I’m secretly excited, but don’t tell my kids.) Since we dedicated an issue to both the men and women of our community earlier this year, it would only be right to celebrate some of our cutest residents: kids … Continued

Sunshine and Summertime

Bryan Adams said it best in “Summer of ’69” when he sang, “When I look back now, the summer seemed to last forever, and if I had the choice, I’d always want to be there—those were the best days of my life.” What is it about summer that makes us wish for it longingly and miss … Continued

June is for Gents

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. To gather information for this issue, we looked to the experts: the men of Franklin! You might even recognize a few faces. I … Continued

Let’s Hear It for the Boy Girl!

It’s been said that one woman can make a difference, but together we can rock the world. This issue applauds women rocking the world!  We not only celebrate mothers this Mother’s Day with suggestions for some first-class gift-giving, but we also highlight some brilliant women in our local community. Our May issue is filled with stories … Continued

Going Green

If April showers bring May flowers, then we all better buy boats! We’ve had enough rain in Franklin this winter to set a record. Wait… we did set a record! Mother Nature is fascinating, amazing and unpredictable. This month at Franklin Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. We … Continued

Spring into Home

Welcome to March, where opportunities seem unlimited with the introduction to spring. It’s the season of transitioning from cold to warm, from short days to longer ones, from hibernation to awakening, from bud to bloom.  Personally, I love the possibilities of springtime. I envision being able to actually put into action many of the things … Continued

Curating Creativity

I often feel Music City is mislabeled. Yes, it’s where a country music artist is born, but there’s so much more to Nashville and its surrounding suburbs (Franklin!) than just music. Franklin is a community of passionate artists, aspiring authors, stimulating writers, innovative designers, diverse entrepreneurs, gifted musicians and so much more. And in this … Continued

Wishing You Wellness

Happy New Year, Franklin! The start of a new year means a lot of things to me. It represents my ability to close the door on some of the things that may be dragging me down. A new year also represents a fresh view of my opportunities and the things that are most important and … Continued

For Auld Lang Syne

Phew! As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Franklin Lifestyle in 2018! It’s been a year of change here at Franklin Lifestyle. We’ve expanded, made lots of new friends and enjoyed seeing our team and vision … Continued

Giving Thanks

Welcome to November. I can barely bring myself to say it, but it’s here: the 11th month of 2018. Where does the time go? I swear, it was just June.  But anyway, here we are. The 11th month brings with it sweater weather, changing leaves, Thanksgiving break, and—inevitably—Christmas shopping. And in this issue, we cover … Continued