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Garlic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Mustard Sauce

August 1st is National Mustard Day, so we thought we’d share an easy peasy Mustard Sauce recipe that pairs perfectly with garlic-roasted brussel sprouts. It’s so good that one bite will turn your pickiest eater into a number one fan!  This recipe serves six people and takes twenty minutes total to prepare.  Ingredients 1 - [...]

Four Reasons To Hit The Nature Trails

Everyone knows that hiking is good for our physical state. Like most cardio exercises, hiking reduces your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even some cancers. But a nice, long trek also does wonders for your mind, your relationships, and your quality of life. Keep reading to find out how [...]

Tips For Celebrating Prom Night At Home

As a parent to a teenager, we can bet that you’re so proud of your child for graduating high school...but also a little peeved about all of the missed memories—not to mention photo opps—that were put off due to this year’s interesting circumstances. But even though the year 2020 will go down as an anomaly, [...]

Front Porchraits

In order to capture this unique period in our lives, we encouraged our residents to participate in our #porchraits project...and we are so happy with how they turned out. Thanks to Gracie-Brookes Photography, we will be able to look back at these beautiful pictures for generations to come and remember a time when we returned [...]

How To Survive Summer Vacation While Working From Home

We’re a little over a month into summer vacation, and with so many of us working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s “summer fun” feels a little more overwhelming than it has in year’s past. Though it may feel impossible to keep your kiddos entertained while you’re busy living your 9 to [...]

Stephens Valley Coloring Pages

Calling all kiddos, parents, and coloring enthusiasts! 🎨🖍 Did you know that the simple act of coloring can calm the part of the brain that deals with stress, anxiety, and fear? It induces the same state of mind that meditation does, reducing the thoughts of a restless—and cooped up—mind and allowing you and your family to [...]

Celebrate Pi Day…The Right Way

There’s nothing sweeter than #PiDay, especially when you live so close to the Loveless Cafe, a quaint, southern spot near—and dear— to Stephens Valley residents and best known for its down-home dishes, country vibe, and the best pies in Tennessee. A Stephens Valley favorite, the Loveless Cafe is kind enough to share some of its [...]

How To Throw The Perfect Super Bowl Party

Whether you’re rooting for the Chiefs, the 49ers, or J.Lo’s halftime performance, a Super Bowl party is always a good idea. That’s because the tradition of getting together with friends and family never gets old—even if you’re still grieving the Tennessee Titan’s loss. With mouth-watering appetizers, family-friendly party games, and Pinterest-worthy decorations, your party will [...]

Photo Shoots at Stephens Valley

Whether you’re in need of engagement photos, a bridal or wedding shoot, graduation pictures, or even an image for your family’s next Christmas card, Stephens Valley is a wonderful—and free—backdrop for beautiful, timeless pictures that will last a lifetime.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Believe it or not, it’s already that time of year again. As excited as we are to watch the earth renew itself this spring, we always seem to dread the annual “spring cleaning.” However, you owe it to yourself to enjoy everything your home has to offer!