We’re Back!!! 

I know, I know, my blog looks neglected.. I haven’t forgot about any of my faithful followers, it’s just that I decided last year to take a break from reviews and blogging. I was a busy bride-to-be planning the wedding of my dreams.

We got married on a beautiful fall day in our hometown of Michigan on October 2, 2016. The day was everything I ever hoped for. Our ceremony was planned to be outdoors, so when I woke up to rain and chilly winds that morning I was a little worried, but a couple hours before our ceremony the sun peeked through and dried everything up. It turned warm outside and it was (I’m not exaggerating) THE MOST PERFECT DAY EVER!!!!!!!!

Although planning my wedding was probably the most stressful thing I have EVER done,  I am so thankful that my family and friends stuck through it with me and helped me with everything.




After all that excitement I am glad to back! One more cherry to add on top of this delicious Sundae is….WE’RE EXPECTING our 3rd baby in August!!! Yayyy!!!!

Nashville, Tennessee, Lucky Ladd Farms



Located minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee, Lucky Ladd Farms is 60 acres of fun owned by Jason and Amy Ladd. Today the Ladd Family is excited to provide a wholesome source of family entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.

SEPT 9 – SEPT 10 = Open Friday-Saturday from 10am-5pm
SEPT 14 – SEPT 30 = Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sunday from 12pm-5pm
OCT 1 – OCT 30 = Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-6pm, Sunday from 12pm-5pm

FALL FAMILY FUN SAVINGS! – Present coupon and receive $2.00 off General Admission, weekdays (Wednesday-Friday) at Lucky Ladd Farms. Nashville area Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Tennessee’s largest AG-Venture Farm Park. Fun for all ages.

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Monster Jam is comin to Nashville!



Monster Jam® Heading to Bridgestone Arena with #MoreMonsterJam Action than Ever Seen Before!

Nashville, Tenn. – The widely popular Monster Jam® tour is heading to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 9-10 for an explosive new points-paying endurance showdown, featuring more of what the Monster Jam fans have been asking to see -#MoreMonsterJam!
Unlike any other Monster Jam show seen before, this exclusive showcase of endurance will feature the best Monster Jam truck line-up ever highlighted by more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies and more action… #MoreMonsterJam! Fans will also be treated to competition vehicles such as thrilling Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs as they rip through the arenas during aggressive head-to-head racing action.
Headlining the tour will be eight of Monster Jam’s fiercest athletes, which will represent each Monster Jam race team of Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters, and Monster Jam ATVs, competing against one another to earn valuable points during each new event discipline. These athletes will be contending for a bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® held at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on March 17-19.

Monster Jam Teams
Grave Digger®: Morgan Kane
Max-D®: Colton Eichelberger
Scooby-DooSM: Bailey Shea
El Toro Loco®: Kayla Blood
Monster Energy: Coty Saucier
ZombieSM: Travis Groth
New Earth AuthoritySM: Tyler Groth
Monster Mutt® Rottweiler: Daron Basl

Show Times
Saturday, 2:00 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, 2:00 PM
Pit Party both days from 12:00-1:00 PM with valid ticket for that event.

Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Ticket Information
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27, tickets will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800/745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations, including Kroger Grocery Stores, or by purchasing them at the arena’s box office. All seats are reserved. And you can still Save 50% on Kids’ tickets. For Group Sales, call 866-248-8740.

For more information on Monster Jam, please log onto http://www.MonsterJam.com. To follow Monster Jam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram log on to http://www.facebook.com/MJOnline and http://www.twitter.com/MonsterJam and http://www.instagram.com/MonsterJamLive. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/MonsterJamLive.

Nashville Boat Show @ Music City Center Jan 7-10 *2 winners-Family 4 pk Ticket Giveaway* TN Only-Ends 01/02/16

All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize. 



Tennessee’s premier boat and sportshow is setting sail for four days of winter relief in Nashville this January. Celebrate the Nashville Boat and Sportshow’s 30th anniversary from Jan. 7- 10 with the return of popular features, the best boating and accessory deals of the season, and unique attractions to entertain visitors of all ages.


  • Show visitors can view, board and buy hundreds of boats from the region’s top dealers, plus take advantage of show specials on the latest marine accessories and electronics, including the Queen of the Show, a luxurious 2016 Regal 42 Sport Coupe featuring two private staterooms and a retractable hard top.
  • See what it’s like to soar over the water in a Defiance Flyboard. Defiance instructors will discuss and demonstrate flyboarding, one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world.
  • Hone your wakeboarding skills as professional wakeboarders demonstrate flips, twists and stunts on the Wakezone–Trampoline Wall.
  • Ask them anything: Sharpen your boating and angling skills during a meet-and-greet with bass, fly, trout and tournament fishing pros.
  • Test out the latest and greatest canoes, kayaks and paddleboards in an indoor pool. Experts on hand will demonstrate the advantages of these healthy outdoor activities, and visitors can try them for the first time or experiment with new equipment.

When: Jan. 7-10, 2016

  • Thursday, Jan. 7          2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 8               12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 9           10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 10            11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:    Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203


Specials:  $2 off with advanced online purchase until midnight, Jan. 7.        



Please enter the Giveaway using the Giveaway tools entry form below. Giveaway is open to TN residents only and will remain open until 01/02/16 12pm CST. **2 winners**


Coobie Seamless Bras and Violet Love Headbands *Promotion Code* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.



Coobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and versatile without sacrificing style. These affordable, stylish bras are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 10+ styles and 50+ fashion colors and patterns. There is also a full size that fits 38-42D.


Violet Love Headbands are no-slip no-headache headbands that are perfect to wear for yoga, pilates, or just as a stylish accessory. They are made from Premium quality fabrics that are buttery soft and super comfy.


Promotion: Save 30% on any order of Coobie Seamless Bras or Violet Love Headbands at www.shopcoobie.com and http://www.violetloveheadbands.com

Promotion code: USFG30



Disney Pixar Inside Out on DVD *Review* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Disney Pixar present an inventive animated film that takes you on a journey from the Inside Out to discover the emotional roller coaster inside your head.

Inside Out is directed and co-written by Pete Docter. This film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen (Kaitlyn Dias), who has  five personified emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). These characters tell a story how she leads her through life as she moves with her parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) to a new city.


Inside Out is one of my favorite kids movies this year. Disney Pixar has really outdone themselves with this one. I loved every second of this movie as much as my kids!

It is very difficult for kids to understand their emotions when they are young like my two kids and Inside Out had helped them (especially my 4 year old) with identifing what it is that they are feeling. The movie is made exciting and fun but at the same time very educational as well. My 4 year old daughter now finds it hilarious and believes she has little emotion people living inside of her. Its quite adorable. Her favorite is “Silly Island” which her and her brother show me examples of daily (haha) I highly recommend Inside Out as it is a great movie the whole family will love.

On top of Inside Out being a fantastic movie, the bonus features included on the dvd are very amusing and we really enjoyed them as well! You get to learn the process of creating this film and also a very cute short film called Lava! Riley’s First Date is also an included bonus feature (the clip is below).

Here are some fun activities and clips to enjoy


EnnoLogic temperature gun duel laser non-contact infrared thermometer-accurate digital surface IR thermometer *REVIEW & GIVEAWAY* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.


EnnoLogic temperature gun duel laser non-contact infrared thermometer -58°F to 1202°F accurate digital surface IR thermometer -$59.95


  • Dual Laser for precise targeting
  • Easy to read LCD display with white backlight
  • Fast response time with Min/Max display
  • Adjustable emissivity provides increased accuracy for different materials
  • Adjustable High/Low set points with audible alarm
  • Lock feature for continuous readings
  • Retains user settings for laser, backlight, and °C/°F
  • Double molded housing
  • Soft storage case and 9V battery included

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Christmas shopping for my husband is so easy its hard…does that make sense?  The man loves anything that can go into his tool box. Needless to say when I gave him temperature gun to test out he was like a kid in a candy store. I have been told this gun does not disappoint.

He does a lot of work around the house and especially loves working on cars. He promised this temp gun would come in handy on multiple occasions and so far he has proven his statement true. Although I think he just likes to use it on everything because it is fun and powerful (haha). There is always a use for it. So much so, that I am unaware of how he diagnosed and fixed problems prior to owning the temperature gun!

This checks surface temperatures only. You can use it to check the temp of your grill, pizza stone and oven, but it does not check the inside temperature of food. I have not used it for any of those things yet, but my hubby has used it to check insulation leaks in our home. With the weather cooling down it always gets so cold in our home and so this temp gun is finally helping us solve the mystery of where there is leaks in the insulation in the walls.


He has also used it to help his buddy diagnose a engine problem in his buddy’s car. His friend was so impressed with it that he said he was going to purchase on asap. Not only does this temp gun give out accurate readings and work for multiple uses but it is also built tough. My husband is not gentle with his tools and he’s even dropped this a couple times already and there are no scratches, and it still reads accurately.

We are very glad we have this handy gun available for when we need it, which happens to be often!

You can purchase this Temperature Gun on Amazon HERE for only $59.95. You will get your moneys worth plus so much more out of this tool as soon as you get it and it is made to last a very long time!

ONE of my lucky US readers will win one of these great thermometers! This giveaway will remain open until Nov. 23 11:00pm CST. Please enter using the link below 🙂

Digital meat thermometer -high-quality cooking thermometer *Review* #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.


Digital meat thermometer -high-quality cooking thermometer -ultrafast accurate and water resistant long probe -$13.95

This digital meat thermometer should be in everyone’s kitchen. I normally do my best to avoid using meat thermometers because the ones I would buy from grocery store would take to long to get an accurate reading or they would break easily. Not this one! I wish I would have had this thermometer sooner! One of the main reasons I don’t have to worry about this guy breaking is because it is actually water-resistant. This does not mean you can submerge into water or put it in the dishwasher, it just simply means that I can test boiling water, and every other steaming item without having to worry about damaging the device. The long probe gives you easy access and you do not have to stand and get burned by steam while trying to get a temp, and the response time is lightening fast. I get my reading in 5 seconds. It is effortless. I am so happy to have this before my holiday cooking starts this year.


I have used this while grilling so far, and I can not wait to use it on my Turkey this year. I can guarantee my turkey will be A1 this year thanks to finally owning a great meat thermometer! This thermometer is such a great price, it would make for the perfect gift for the person who loves to cook.

You can purchase this on Amazon HERE

ONE of my lucky US readers will win one of these great thermometers! This giveaway will remain open until Nov. 23 11:00pm CST. Please enter using the link below 🙂

Alisa Pan Sleeveless Short Fitted Floral Print Cocktail Dress *Review*

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.


Ever Pretty makes dressing fabulous effortless! For that I am always thankful to their very large selection of dresses. I realize more and more that when I wear any of these gorgeous dresses that my confidence is through the roof and that makes a woman very happy 🙂

I have been partnering with Ever-Pretty for quite some time now and so I already knew that I loved their gorgeous dresses and without worrying about  trying it on first. I was viewing their new arrivals and a beautiful dress caught my eye immediately!

I picked out the beautiful Alisa Pan Sleeveless Short Fitted Floral Print Cocktail Dress. Let me just start by saying, I am a sucker for floral prints. I love roses and if I could pull off wearing floral print everything, I just may do that. Back to the beauty that is this dress, everything from the length to the neckline is stunning! I mentioned in my previous review of the Black Club Dress Dress that I am very short in height, so to find a dress that goes above my knee is very difficult for me. I adore that the Alisa Pan cocktail dress falls beautifully right above my knees. The neckline is not too revealing, but it has a gorgeous “v” like cut that adds to the beautiful design of the dress. All of my dresses from Ever Pretty have always been comfortable, but this one in particular is my favorite! The fit is nice and curve hugging, but not in a clingy uncomfortable way. The material is soft breathable. Just perfection! I can’t explain it any other way.



This dress is gorgeous and I believe I will wear it more than many of my other dresses. I feel like the Alisa Pan floral cocktail dress is both elegant for more fancy outings and it is also casual due to the length and design paired with a pair of black pumps. I love having that option with a dress.


I am so glad to have found yet another perfect dress match for myself and I am positive you can too.
You can search their selection of New Arrivals Here

If you are looking for a dress to wear to a special occasion or to add to your wardrobe because one just cannot ever own too many dresses I will always recommend Ever-Pretty. They have a very large selection to choose from and you are sure to find your dream dress. They also have great sales so always be sure to keep a lookout!

CONNECT with Ever-Pretty and browse their beautiful styles of dresses! You will not regret it!





Locally owned FIDDLE DEE FARMS announced today that you are all invited to attend SHUCKLES PUMPKIN FEST & CORN MAZE every weekend from Sept 26th – Nov 8th. This huge festival’s centerpiece is a 10 acre Corn Maze! We are located in Greenbrier, TN – a short 25 minute drive from Nashville.
Fun for the whole family includes “A-MAIZE-ING” attractions, games, farm activities, hay rides, petting zoo, 200 ft. mine slide, ziplines, food and much more!

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Sept ember 26 – November 8th.
Hours of operation:
Friday – Noon to 10pm
Saturday – Noon to 10pm
Sunday & Columbus Day – Noon to 8:00p.m.

$11.89 + Tax
(2 and under are free)

http://musiccitykids.com/coupon.php?regionid=75&bid=12212&dealid=2057 @usfg