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About Kristin Peddicord

Kristin Peddicord was born and raised in East Tennessee. She’s a proud wife, grateful mama, photographer, blogger, adoption advocate, farmhouse lover, and silver leader with Young Living Essential Oils. She is the founder of Joy in the Waiting, a blog created to encourage mamas and future mamas to find joy in the waiting. Growing up near Dollywood, Kristin and her family visited often and she has many childhood memories there. She wants to continue that family tradition and recreate those same memories with her family while also making new traditions. Kristin is excited to share her decades of knowledge about Dollywood, her love of Dollywood’s Splash Country, and her newest obsession which is the DreamMore Resort and Spa! You can follow Kristin on Instagram at Joyinthewaiting and Tennessee_farmhouse.
30 April 2018

Insider Recommendations on What to Wear During Spring

By | 2018-04-30T15:13:45+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Spring has sprung in East Tennessee and it’s starting to warm up—or is it? One day it’s wet, one day it's 78 degrees. You just never know around here! Tennessee weather can vary so I wanted to share some tips on what to wear when visiting Dollywood during the spring months. Here’s what my [...]

18 April 2018

Not An Ordinary Gift Shop

By | 2018-04-27T12:52:01+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Shopping|0 Comments

Ok friends, did you realize that Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is also a fun place to shop? I love Pokeberry Lane because it offers unique gifts, apparel, and souvenirs for all ages. My favorite is the home decor that (of course) has a touch of Dolly’s own flair. Next time you’re in [...]

8 February 2018

My Family’s Favorite Restaurant in the Smokies

By | 2018-04-27T13:12:14+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Dining|0 Comments

I debated whether I wanted to share this with you, or keep it to myself. For the greater good, I decided to share. My family’s favorite place to eat in the Smokies isn’t located off the Parkway. It’s not a hole in the wall or something flashy. Our favorite place to eat while visiting [...]

8 December 2017

Insider Recommendations on What to Wear to Dollywood When It’s Cold

By | 2018-04-27T13:19:13+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

It’s a joke, but it’s true—don’t like the weather in East Tennessee? Wait five minutes. Being from this area, I can remember 70 degree Thanksgiving gatherings and turkey days with spitting snow. So, how do I recommend you pack/dress for a trip to Dollywood this time of year? L A Y E R S. [...]

1 December 2017

Behind the Scenes with Parade of Many Colors

By | 2018-01-11T09:55:59+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Entertainment|0 Comments

When you come to Dollywood during Smoky Mountain Christmas, there are so many things to see and do—the seven holiday shows to enjoy, four million Christmas lights to see, and seasonal food items to taste—but before leaving, you MUST see the Parade of Many Colors. It will be a highlight of your visit. As a [...]

18 October 2017

Where to Shop for Home Decor

By | 2018-01-04T10:50:56+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Shopping|0 Comments

One thing I love about Dollywood that many people might not think about is that it’s the perfect spot to shop for home decor! I’ve bought gifts for friends and family there, as well as items for our farmhouse. Here’s a quick video of a few of my favorite spots to shop in Dollywood. [...]

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