Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We're Obsessed!

This week, we wanted to share with you Say it with Vases! These fantastic vases are super cute and springy. These Portable, Expandable, Reusable Plastic Vases are a great way to update your home for spring! For more great spring style products, check out the April issue of At Home Tennessee magazine!

For more information on Say it with Vases, go to

Monday, March 22, 2010

Meet Melissa

It is time for another edition of Meet the Staff Mondays! This week, we want to introduce you to Melissa. Melissa is a regional account executive at AHT. When she isn't here with us, Melissa enjoys making jewelry. She has a son, Clarke, who lives in Arizona (but he is moving to Chicago in August) and her baby Bentley a King Charles Caviler spaniel.

More about Melissa:
Hometown: Memphis
Favorite Book: Sweet Potato Queen's Fat Ass Cookbook and Financial Planner
Favorite Food: Rendezvous Ribs
Favorite part of working at AHT: Working with a Great team!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What We're Reading

This book, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, has been going around our office for quite some time. Our publisher and editorial director Margaret, as well as managing editor Lindsey, both read it in record time. The New York Times-bestseller is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s and follows main characters Skeeter (a wealthy Ole Miss alum questioning race relations in the South) and African American maids Minny (who is outspoken to a fault) and Abileen (an introspective mother who loses her only son). The three women embark on a journey that could change everything--or it could end in jail time, beatings or worse. Take it from Lindsey and Margaret--it's a great read!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

We're Obsessed!

It is Tuesday, so it is time again for us to share our obsessions. This week, we are sharing the most wonderful face wash in the world. It is the Purity made simple face wash from philosophy. It is a deep cleanser, but is silky smooth and leaves your face feeling not only clean but super soft. There is nothing like using the Purity made simple face wash! Really, anything by philosophy is spectacular, but using the Purity made simple is one of the best things you can do for your skin (at least that is our opinion)! Even the philosophy on the front of the bottle makes us feel cleaner and happier. Let Purity made simple change your skin, like it has changed ours!

For more information, go to

Monday, March 15, 2010

Meet Virginia

Virginia is an Account Executive here at AHT. The little cutie in the picture is her year old son John Wilson. Virginia considers herself from Texas and has a dog, a mutt named Jackson.

More about Virginia:
Favorite Book: "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger and "Caravans" by James Michener (and at the moment, "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown)
First Job: Small space ad sales at Reader's Digest
Favorite Food: Pasta
Hobbies: Running, reading and traveling
Favorite part of working at AHT: Meeting and working with local retailers

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Travel in Style

Packing for a trip can be crazy, but with planning and preparation, you can pack less and make so many more outfits!!

Packing List:

1. Light, solid color dress

Michael Stars Shine Surplice Tank Dress in slate
available at

2. Cardigan

Splendid Light Jersey Wrap Cardigan in gray
available at

3. Striped tank top

Splendid Navy Striped tank
available at

4. White tee shirt

Splendid Scoop Tee in white
available at

5. Jeans

Red Engine Scarlett Jeans in "Midnight VIntage"
available at

6. Large bag

Kooba Olive bag in black
available at

7. Fun accessories

-Stetson Breakers hat
available at

-Michael Stars Tossed Tassels Scarf in white
available at

For more fashion tips and ways to make it work, check out our March issue on stands now!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

We're Obsessed!

Today, we are sharing one of Lindsey's biggest obsessions... it is the Nic's Sticks Brighten Up! brightening pen. In the words of Lindsey, "I freaking love it!!" So simple to use and no drippage....They are wonderful. They make your nails look glossy, and since there is no color, you can do it really fast. They make your nails look healthy and natural. Lindsey carries hers around in her purse.
The Nic Sticks also come in a variety of colors (as seen in our March issue), which make them great to take when traveling.

For more on Nic Sticks and other products by Nicole by OPI,

Monday, March 8, 2010

Meet Nikki

Nikki is the creative director at AHT. The picture above is of Nikki, her fiance Charlie and their baby Buddy on Halloween (Buddy is dressed up like Mickey Mouse). Nikki is a graduate of the University of Memphis and is excited about her beach wedding in June!

More about Nikki:
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Favorite Book: Too many to choose just one- I read anything I can get my hands on! i love The Bell Jar, Pride and Prejudice, anything by Emily Giffin and Sophie Kinsella, The Lovely Bones, and of course my beloved guilty pleasure Twilight series!
Favorite Food: Anything Italian! My dad's ravioli is wonderful and so is his cannelloni.
Hobbies: Yoga, reading, cooking, painting and drawing, shopping, traveling, listening to Charlie's band Biloxi Memphis Bridge
Favorite Part about working at At Home TN: I love my job, really. The artist in me gets to let her creative juices flow by working on the design of the magazine and creating ads. I love writing article and going on photo shoots. Plus, we have fun while we work.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What I'm reading

We did a book review for our March issue on The Cracker Queen by Lauretta Hannon, and today I (Nikki) gave Ginger a copy. So that is what Ginger is reading now. I'm so happy someone (in my office) is reading what I tell them to read. But, really, everyone should run out and buy a copy of the Cracker Queen right now. It is hilarious. I really couldn't put it down.

Here is a peak at my book review on The Cracker Queen.

“Live out loud, laugh hard and love life to death.” This is the motto of the Cracker Queen, and Lauretta Hannon is a Cracker Queen through and through. Lauretta’s memoir is hilarious but also filled with touching moments and words of wisdom. There are certain characteristics that a Cracker Queen must have—“...without them we’re just mean ol’ white trash—the unhappiest and most havoc-wreaking creatures in the whole trailer park,” the author writes. Lauretta’s book will prove that you’ve probably got some Cracker Queen in you, even if you don’t know it. Whether you have a crazy aunt Carrie or throw packs of cigarettes to chain gangs working by the roads, you will find something to identify with in The Cracker Queen.
If you aren’t a Cracker Queen before you pick up the book, you will want to be one by the time you finish it!

For the complete book review and an interview with author Lauretta Hannon, pick up a copy of our March issue.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

We're Obsessed!

This week, we wanted to share one of our favorite fashion obsessions. These fantastic ballet flats are by Lindsay Phillips, the creator of switchflops. The amazing thing about them (besides their comfort, which is spectacular) is that the toe piece snaps on and you can switch out attachments. They come with one attachment, and then you can buy more for them.

Other attachment examples:

To see more attachments and colors of the ballet flats,plus all the Switchflops go to

Monday, March 1, 2010

Meet Lindsey

Lindsey is our managing editor. The little fellow on her lap is her black pug Winston. When she isn't working on the magazine, Lindsey is busy planning her vintage- inspired Oxford wedding to her fiance Andrew.

More about Lindsey:
Hometown: Ocean Springs, MS
First Job: Worked as a day camp counselor for the marine education center in Biloxi when I was in high school.
Favorite book: Right now, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. I also love anything written John Irving.
Favorite food: Sushi! I think I could eat it for every meal.