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May 12, 2014
Tennessee is home to 33 species of snakes, only 4 of which are venomous.  Please take the time to learn more about these interesting and beneficial residents of our state.  CLICK HERE to see a list of snake species native to Tennessee, and to see the few that are venomous.

You've heard it a million times, "The only good snake is a dead snake." It's okay to be ignorant about which snakes are a potential threat, and whi

May 6, 2014

You'll be hearing a lot from local non profits during the next 24 hours. Today is what's being called the Big Payback. It's a day the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is spearheading to bring attention to the non profits that help us year round, that we may kind of take for granted. You're asked to pick your favorite non profit and suport them, either with a donation or by posting their info on your social networking sites, with the hashtag#thebigpayback..

Mar 20, 2014
by Anna Marie

I go to the Southern Women's Show every year, and I've learned some things that make it a lot more fun!
Please share with your friends who are going, and if you have tips, please email them to me:

Comfortable shoes!
Mar 6, 2014


Feb 4, 2014
This has got to stop. Using the words, "retarded" and, "gay," as an insult to someone is hateful and offensive. We're smarter than this.

Author Ann Coulter has been using "retarded" as a slur, again. The latest came as she lashed out at an MSNBC interviewer, saying he won't have her on because, "he doesn't want any non-retarded conservatives" on the show.
Jan 26, 2014

Hey Gardening friends!
I can't WAIT till I can get outside and start spring gardening, again, so the following blog caught my eye!
I'm sharing it here, so you can get ready, too! Please note that this is not my blog, but one I've found useful tips from.  Enjoy!
Anna Marie


Jan 16, 2014


You deserve a home that's peaceful, serene, welcoming, and not filled with junk! But the hard part is making that happen!
That's why I'm sharing an article I found.

Jan 8, 2014


There are some who are completely able-bodied and won't work. But the ones we hear less about are those who do the best they can with what they've been given.

This elderly man was out shoveling snow, from his wheelchair, for his 85-year-old sister so she could get out to the church bus!

Jan 1, 2014

I found this article online, and wanted to share, as we start the new year with resolve to be better and do better!

This post may offend some readers, recruiters or not. But only because it's going to cut close to the bone for many.

And I don't care if I sound old-fashioned, because actually it's nothing to do with 'fashion' or 'generation'. It's got everything to do with basic good manners and respect for other people.

Oct 24, 2013

I LOVE this woman's take on the topic of whether we're teaching our daughters to be mean.


One night, during my senior year of high school, I received a text message from a group of girls telling me I was fat and needed to lose weight.

At the time I felt bad and embarrassed for them.

Oct 18, 2013

The largest Pet Adoption Fair in the state is TOMORROW (Sat), at Mars Pet Care in Franklin, 10 to 3. Mix 929's Anna Marie is there along with celebrity guest Barbara Mandrell. We'll have adoptable dogs and cats from at least 30 local shelters. 

Take the kids and your camera for a fun day at Lucky Ladd Farms, south of Nashville.

Oct 16, 2013

LOCAL: Do you know the story behind the Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch in Franklin?

Oct 7, 2013

The Making Strides Walk is Saturday, November 2nd.  Mix 92.9 will be there, please come sign up at and walk with us.
We lost Mariloyce Oliver this year when her cancer came back.

Oct 4, 2013


First, congratulations to everyone who WON CHER TICKETS this week from Mix 929!
   Cher will be at Bridgestone Arena March 31st. Tickets officially go on sale today (Friday) ... at noon.

Sep 4, 2013

Dear girls,
I have some information that might interest you. Last night, as we sometimes do, our family sat around the dining-room table and looked through your social media photos.
We have teenage sons, and so naturally there are quite a few pictures of you lovely ladies to wade through. Wow – you sure took a bunch of selfies in your pajamas this summer!  
PLEASE READ THE REST! You'll want to share it!

Aug 3, 2013

This is not my writing. This is an excerpt from Joe Martino's blog, on
It helped me, and I hope it may bring you more peace, as he did for me. Anna Marie

A Powerful Lesson: Do We Cut Ourselves Short? 
by Joe Martino

Jul 28, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013
I just read this story, and it reminded me how the things that hurt us can end up being our greatest messages in life. Whatever you're going through right now, know that you're not alone, and that it'll look different once you're through it.

Jun 29, 2013


Someone posted a quote on Facebook the other day that was a real eye-opener.
It said something like, "For some people life is full of angry, rude, selfish people. For others it's full of happy, kind, loving people. Same life."

We're all living in the same world. Why are some people always talking about the cool experience they just had with someone, and others always complaining about how rude other people are?

May 23, 2013


Although we know that Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who’ve died while serving our country, it’s also a rare day off for us so, to be honest, many of us are more excited that it’s a chance to hang out with friends, sleep in, catch up on yard work or get to a shoreline somewhere.

I don’t think you should feel guilty about doing that.

That’s what those men and women died for: your freedom. You have the freedom to either go to a cemetery to put flowers on someone’s grave, or to fire up the grill. 

May 15, 2013

I'm so proud of Angelina Jolie for speaking out this week about her double mastectomy. She could just have easily kept it a secret. She's had breast reconstruction, so who'd have known?
But she told us about her choices, and encouraged other women to educate themselves and talk to their doctors, and make their own right choice.
Having lost loved ones to breast cancer, and having friends who've survived it, I'm all for more education.

Apr 30, 2013

I'm just wondering today about some things that have been on my mind, lately.
Like, what ever happened to just being nice?

I remember the saying from the old animated movie "Bambi" that went something like, "Mama always said, 'If you can't say somethin' nice, don't say nothin' at all.'"
Why is it so hard to say something nice to someone?
Why is it so easy to make fun of some celebrity kid who's struggling and falling?
Is it because 'nice guys finish last'? And what does it matter if I finish last?

Apr 17, 2013
Please share with your friends who are going.

Here are some things to take, and some things to remember, to make your Southern Women's Show experience more fun!  

Apr 9, 2013

This reminds me how love and appreciation sweetens a life. In my opinion, it's the best product review, ever.

"An Edge for the Older Gardener," June 8, 2002

By "wbjy"

This review is for: Fiskars 9424 Garden Bucket Caddy (Lawn & Patio)

Apr 3, 2013

Okay, when you get time, try this today on your favorite video on

Click on the video, let it play through (some don't have to play to the end for this to work, but most do) then hit a NUMBER on your keyboard.