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Souvenir

Did you get a Souvenir?

Souvenir is a French word from the 12th century meaning “to remember or to come to mind.”  Looking at the history of the word means we have been transplanting oddities from country to country since the 1100’s.  If you do the math, that’s 900 years of pocketing trinkets in one place and moving them to […]

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America's Mart

America’s Mart in Atlanta

One of my favorite summer trips is to America’s Mart in Atlanta.  I have been going there since college when I worked for Davison’s Department Store in their gourmet cookware department.  Davison’s is now gobbled up in the Macy’s conglomerate and my cool job is long gone, but my love for the Mart remains. First […]

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Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

I hope your new year is off to a better start than these little guys! Ha! I found this yard art on the way to my New Year’s Day Kai.  A Kai is an event where people gather together to weave or spin, eat a meal, and share ideas.  I went to this Kai at HanDen […]

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Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour

Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour

I really enjoyed going to the Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour.  My across the street neighbor, Andrea, was one of the artists and she sent out a neighborhood notification for people to attend.  I’m sure glad I went.  I had no idea we had this many talented artisans living in our community.  The great thing about […]

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Fall Apples

Fall Apples

On thing I love about living in Atlanta is that you can be in the mountains in two hours and the beach in four.  Georgia has a range of regions and they all have their season.  Right now is mountain season and apples! We went to Ellijay to load up on my favorites – apples, cider, […]

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Barnstormer's Grill

Barnstormer’s Grill

We thoroughly enjoyed eating a Sunday buffet at the Barnstormer’s Grill in Williamson, GA.  I had never even heard of the place until my mom was told about it by some of her friends.  It is a charming restaurant in Williamson, GA which ironically is a stone’s throw from where we always get our peaches […]

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Dick Lane Velodrome

Dick Lane Velodrome

I went to a bicycle race yesterday at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point, GA.  Even though I grew up in East Point and lived near the velodrome, this was the first time I had ever attended an official event. I went with my two birdie friends, Terri and Gina.  We took a wagon full snacks and drinks and […]

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Grand Opening!

Grand Opening!

At 5:30 a.m. Davis and two of his friends jumped out of bed and drove to our local Chick-fil-A.  Tomorrow is the grand opening.   (For some reason even though I have resized these photos three times, they are coming out gigantic – at least in the preview.  Maybe they will settle down in the […]

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Loch Ness Monster Sighting

Loch Ness Monster Sighting

We’ve had alligator sightings in our fair city and now there is a Loch Ness Monster sighting tonight.  The alligator sighting took place last May.  A truck driver saw an alligator under a bridge and stopped to take a photo of it.  You have to realize we live in suburbia 30 congested minutes south of […]

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Talented

Talented

I went last night with my friend Terri to see a performance at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. As enjoyable as it was to watch Terri and her Rockettes imitation at the Decatur gazebo, the real show was singer Hunter Callahan. He actually went to Olivia’s high school but is now playing in venues in Atlanta […]

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