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Restyle Your Fur Event

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August 23rd & 24th from 10 am to 5:30 pm

Do you have a sentimental fur stole, jacket, or coat hanging in your closet not being worn? Let Restyle Your Fur perform an unforgettable “trans-fur-mation” by having expert furriers:

» Convert it into a fabulous vest or 2-in-1 jacket with removable sleeves
» Make a cuddly teddy bear, pillow, or throw
» Enlarge, downsize, or repair your garment
» Create a lightweight reversible fur/silk raincoat
» Shear it to update the look

Fur is one of the few materials that can be stripped apart and entirely restyled. Beyond alterations, it can be sheared to a short plush, updated to a different style, or, most commonly, added as fur collars, cuffs, or lining for raincoats and everyday coats to add luxury and style. At our Restyle Your Fur event, we will first assess the condition of the fur of your coat and then discuss updating and restyling options for you. Restyle Your Fur is proud to make perfect fur alterations, always with on-time delivery.

If you were lucky enough to receive a fur coat from past generations, it may require a restyle to keep up with today’s fashion trends. Updating your furs will give you a new piece you can comfortably wear and even pass down to younger generations. 

Restyle Your Furs is an independent business that continues to fuel the ever evolving restyling market. All furs are restyled in the United States by their highly qualified professionals. To learn more about Restyle Your Furs, visit www.restyleyourfur.com. The Lily Pad is thrilled to partner with them for this event!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

Could You Accidentally Have All of Your Investment Eggs in One Basket?

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By Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA

A retired couple came to my office recently to talk about their investments. In the course of our conversation, the husband wondered aloud how he could have lost a third of his portfolio in 2008 when he had invested in mutual funds, rather than individual stocks.  Didn’t he have his money well diversified?  On the surface, it seemed so. But after we talked further, I found that he had inadvertently invested in mutual funds holding one kind of investment – large cap stocks – and that particular asset class had suffered a 37% decline that year.  He had mistakenly put all his investment eggs in one basket.

True investment diversification spreads your money across many asset classes – large cap stocks, small cap stocks, mid cap, growth, value, U.S., international, real estate, less-risky bonds and fixed income, cash… well, you get the idea.  Each asset class performs differently under changing market conditions. The trick is to find the right mix that suits you and your unique risk profile. 

Understanding how well you can financially and emotionally withstand a market downturn is critical to building a diversified investment portfolio that suits you.  Why is this so very important?  When you are invested in your right mix, you’ll stay in the market through its inevitable ups and downs.  If you inadvertently take too much risk, you’ll flee to safety as many investors did in 2008.  And if you get out, when do you get back in?  For those too terrified to get back in the market, they missed the significant upswing in 2009 and beyond.  

The ability to stay invested in the market over time is critical.  According to a Fidelity study, if you invested $10,000 in the S&P 500 index in 1980, it would have grown to $659,591 by 2018.  If you missed just five of the best days in that time period, you would only have $427,041. Those five days cost more than $230,000! The statistics don’t lie – jumping in and out of the market does not work.

Diversification and disciplined rebalancing is THE key to building wealth over time.  It’s simple but not easy.  

Marsh Wealth Management, LLC
Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisors
504 Ebenezer Road
Knoxville, TN 37923

Financial Planning & Investment Advisory Services are offered through Marsh Wealth Management, LLC (“MWM”), an independent investment advisor registered with the state of Tennessee. Yvonne Marsh is an Investment Advisor Representative of MWM in the state of Tennessee. Marsh Professional Group, LLC, is a TN registered public accounting firm and a separate legal entity from MWM. For a detailed discussion of MWM and their investment advisory fees, see the firm’s Form ADV on file with the SEC at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

Tellico Players Comedy, The Glitter Girls, Opens August 8

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The Tellico Community Players presents The Glitter Girls at the Tellico Community Playhouse, located at 304 Lakeside Plaza in Loudon. Directed by Len Willis, this (mostly) female southern comedy will run Thursday through Saturday, August 8-10, and Thursday through Sunday, August 15-18.  All shows begin at 7:30 pm except for the matinee on Sunday, August 18, which begins at 1:30 pm.  

The play revolves around an ad hoc meeting of a North Georgia women’s social club called “The Glitter Girls,” convened by its richest member – one Trudy Tromaine – who is supposedly at death’s door and wishing to bequeath some of her millions to one lucky “Sister of the Gleam and Sparkle.”  The hitch is that it’s the members themselves who must decide to whom to award the small fortune (with hopes that the Glitter Girl they select, will see it in her heart to share the money with the rest of her “sisters”).  The play can be described as Steel Magnolias meets Survivor, with a big dose of quirky Mark Dunn humor thrown in for good measure.

The cast features seven women and three men: Hugh Aukerman as Arpege Lacroix, Freddie Jacob as Trudy Tromaine, Jodi Moody as Patty Wesley, Brad Williams as Charley Seaburn, Judie Douglas as Valerie Fairhope, Pat Ezell as Flossie Price, Mary Gene Brancik as Mayvonne Rausch, Ku Adams as Mamie Ewing, Donna Devenuti as Corinne Culvert, and Mark Brashares as Dowd Foster.

Reserved seats cost $21 and are on sale at www.TellicoCommunityPlayhouse.org

Rediscover Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion

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Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion will officially open for lunch beginning on Friday, August 9th. Local restaurateur, Janice Alley, will offer a variety of on-menu Southern specialties, including many of your Upstairs at the Mansion favorites such as Fried Green Tomatoes and Signature BLTs. Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion, located on the second floor of Sweetwater Flower Shop, will also offer a combination of full lunch buffet, hot bar only or salad bar only choices, and daily sandwich specials that are sure to become favorites with diners as well, particularly those who may be on a tight schedule. 

Janice’s culinary experience includes 20 years of restaurant ownership and management in Rhea County, TN, and Cleveland, OH, in addition to her passion for both cooking and baking. You’ll also have an opportunity to savor a wide selection of her popular homemade daily dessert and candy specials, and if you’re celebrating a special event, you can pre-order your dessert choice so it will be ready when you arrive to dine.

Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion will be open during lunch Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm and is also available to host your special events, including graduations, anniversaries, and birthdays. In-house catering is also available for a whole host of gatherings at a date and time convenient for you. Meat and cheese, cookie, and candy trays are also available. Southern Cuisine replaced Kelly D’s, who was forced to close for personal health reasons. We wish Kelly the very best and thank her for her fine efforts on behalf of all of our customers.

For a true culinary treat with a unique Southern flare, you are invited to visit Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion, located within Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater. Be sure to introduce yourself to Janice, who delights in greeting her guests.

Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion
118 W. North Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

FarmHouse Fresh

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At FarmHouse Fresh, you’ll find skincare products crafted around delicious food and drinks, with a touch of country humor, using up to 99.6% natural and naturally derived ingredients and chock full of fruits, vegetables, milks, and more from U.S. farms, including their own. They are proudly made in the U.S.A. and put just as much love and care into their products as they do in cultivating what goes into them.

FarmHouse Fresh hand creams, bath and body, and all-natural skincare products are available exclusively at The M Salon in Vonore. Everything they make is paraben and sulfate free, and their fragrances are all phthalate free, regardless of whether they are all-natural, synthetic blends, or essential oils. Many of their products are also vegan and gluten free. They love crafting complex and scrumptious fragrances, but they also offer a range of products made with only essential oils if that is your preference.

The FHF Ranch is located on a hilly five-acre site that’s designed as a sanctuary for rescue animals. They LOVE animals and recently received a PETA Cruelty Free certificate. They never test on animals – they are rescuers of them. Dogs, bunnies, horses, turtles, and donkeys all reside at their FHF Ranch. In fact, their team dedicates time each month to animal rescue initiatives. That’s their passion and the heart of their charitable mission: Funding and supporting the rescue, safe relocation, and loving care of forgotten, neglected, and abused animals.

Why not mush-up vitamin rich, live strawberry fruit cells with whipped sweet cream shea butter? The result is Strawberry Smash – a two-part moisturizer sold with a mixing stick that makes lotioning up as enjoyable as morning coffee. It also leaves skin dewy-soft and can calm a mean sunburn in just a few seconds.

FarmHouse Fresh products make the perfect gifts for those special people in our lives. From charming jelly jar toppers to delicate glass pour-spout cruets, each product is lovingly crafted and packaged for that special someone who will enjoy it!

First launched in 2005, and shortly thereafter, Oprah selected their sea salt scrubs for her O-list, proclaiming “Here’s a trio of foot scrubs that smell so good, I want to serve them over berries!” Since then, their products continue to win consumer awards, including Redbook’s Most Valuable Beauty Product Award, Southern Living Magazine’s Beauty Awards, Elle Canada Hot List, and more – even being honored with Oprah’s O-List a second time!

To learn more or to purchase FarmHouse Fresh hand creams, bath and body, and all-natural skincare products, call or visit The M Salon today.

The M Salon
1255 Hwy 411 in Vonore

Summer Sale-A-Bration

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 | Uncategorized | No Comments

25% Off Now in Progress… 50% Off Begins July 20

As the temperature goes up, The Lily Pad prices go down! All summer merchandise is now 25% off, leading up to our HUGE semi-annual 50% off sale beginning Saturday, July 20, at 10 am.

As most of you know, this day has become quite a great social event! You’ll see lots of your friends and neighbors, all having fun and assisting each other find bargains galore!

To prepare for this major event, beginning July 1st, the entire “LaSale Boutique” (the large room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off, clearing the way for the next season!

Shop our great selections of cotton gauze, now the most popular items we carry during the sweltering summer heat. These lines never go on sale as they’ve become staples year-round per customer request! Many new styles and colors are arriving daily, so visit our website or the store to check these lines out… unbelievable comfort, quality and design! Funky and fun, these styles take you anywhere!

Remember to mark July 20th on your calendar… it’s a day we look forward to… seeing so many of our Lily Pad friends on one day, enjoying yourselves and looking for your Lily Pad finds! You may want to come in ahead of time, try on and make your list so you’ll know what to hurry in for on the morning of the sale! We look forward, as you do, to this fabulous event!

There’s no way to clear the store of summer stock in one day, so if you prefer to shop when it isn’t so crowded, plan to come to Sweetwater in the following days and make it a leisurely day to shop and dine. The merchandise remains at half price until it’s gone! We’ll look forward to seeing you when we open the doors promptly at 10 am on Saturday, July 20th!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main StreetSweetwater, TN 37874

Step Out in Fashion This Summer

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Are you looking for some stylish ways to update your wardrobe this summer? Then look no further than Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater.  

Sweetwater Flower Shop receives shipments nearly every day of designer-inspired apparel, scarves, jewelry, handbags, and hats that can liven up and brighten up your entire summer wardrobe at savings you won’t believe. Discover beautiful lace-like patterned apparel and scarves that are perfect for both business and casual attire but are light enough to remain comfortable no matter how high the mercury rises. Also, if the temperature drops at night, as it often does, your fashionable scarf can function as a light wrap as well.

Also, don’t forget to accessorize your new wardrobe selections with Sweetwater Flower Shop’s extensive collection of fashionable designer-inspired jewelry, including their latest vintage pieces. They also offer a large selection of popular clutches, handbags, purses, and totes that can be used to enhance all of your summer fashions.

Sweetwater Flower Shop is your premier shopping venue for the latest in today’s fashions and accessories, home décor items, florals, gifts, and fresh flowers. Right now, many spring and summer clothing items are 25% off, and all fall and winter items are buy one, get one free… with some even 75% off.

So visit Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater and discover an affordable way to update your wardrobe this summer.

Sweetwater Flower Shop
118 W. North Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

Discover Vickie’s Secret Boutique

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While Salon Anew has earned a reputation for professional looking hair services, nails, and skin care, what you may not know is that Salon Anew is also your source for fashions in Vickie’s Secret Boutique, located right inside the salon.

At Vickie’s Secret Boutique, you’ll discover the latest fashions and trends from top California designer lines at savings you may find hard to believe. You’ll also find the latest in designer-inspired jewelry and accessories ranging in price from $10 to $25. Vickie’s Secret Boutique also features women’s shoes to complete your ensemble. In fact, most apparel and shoes at Vickie’s are priced from $20 to $40.

So if your wardrobe could use a bit of an update, do what other fashion conscientious women do and shop Vickie’s Secret Boutique. Also, make an appointment for hair, nails, and skin care at the same time.

Be sure to take advantage of the special summer sale going on now on select merchandise at Vickie’s Secret Boutique.

Vickie’s Secret Boutique
101 Cheeyo Way
Loudon, TN 37774

Rediscover a Summertime of Family Fun Out-of-Doors

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While many family events can be moved outside for the summer, the professionals at Undercover Systems can actually offer you unlimited out-of-door events, free from rain and the searing summertime sun, that the entire family can enjoy all year-round.

Now is the perfect time to install the totally unique underdeck ceiling system from Undercover Systems under your home’s existing raised decks. This underdeck system will ensure that this year’s events will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain and the sizzling summertime sun.  

“Now is a great time to weatherproof all of your out-of-door events,” said Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems. “Throughout the entire process, our skilled craftsmen work with you, each step of the way, until your project is completed to your satisfaction. And because your project will be completed this summer, your family can begin enjoying your new outdoor living spaces while the barbeque season is in full swing.”

Undercover’s patented underdecking system helps extend your outdoor season of enjoyment by protecting your family from July and August’s relentless sun, autumn rains, winter snow and ice, and next year’s springtime showers. You’ll also appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from years of experience, as they help you craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door living spaces, with a fully customized underdecking system designed specifically for your home and not the one-size-fits-all, big box store components used by the competition.

A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor.

Why not surprise your family with a special out-of-doors gift they can enjoy all year long and rediscover a summertime of family fun at home? Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091, and start celebrating the great out-of-doors.

Undercover Systems

Turning Loose

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By Brian K. Whitehead, Managing Partner

The Village Salon is proudly beginning its 31st year of serving Tellico Village and its surrounding communities and has been in its current location since 1995.  During that time, there has been a need to “spruce up” the place every few years, and that time is once again upon us.  So Turning Loose could possibly affect your next visit to the salon. Renee Fisher, owner of White Street Market, has been commissioned to do the current remodeling project here at The Village Salon and to an extent has been turned loose to complete job.  

The parallels between her job and your stylist’s job are quite remarkable.  Renee asked very important questions and established very important parameters prior to taking on the job.  Once her vision for the changes came to her, she began the project in two separate phases.

Many of our guests would ask me what exactly we were going to do to the salon, and most all of them were shocked when my reply was that I didn’t know.  The reason their question couldn’t be answered is because the project had been turned loose to Miss Renee.  

Since my particular area of expertise lies in coloring hair, it is likely best that the decisions made on the remodel of the salon are left to the people whose expertise lies in interior design.  It is this Turning Loose that could possibly help you on your visits to the salon.  

Simply tell your stylist the expectations and budgets you have, and then allow them to take care of the rest of the project.  You may find that Turning Loose of your control and absolving yourself from the decision making process will provide you with the best results.  

Turning Loose this project to Miss Renee has provided us with a fabulous, fresh new look, and my own absence from the decision making part has made it stress-free.  So give Turning Loose with your stylist a try, and enjoy the experience.  

The Village Salon
222 Village Square in Tellico Village

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