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Frankly Southern a place for my friends and family to gather online and talk about our extraordinary blessings of everyday life. Each day is an opportunity to explore, wonder, laugh, cook, connect, and enjoy.


I’m Julie and I live 30 minutes south of Atlanta, Ga in Peachtree City.  I deeply appreciate my home and family.  I have two college-aged children and two toddler-aged pets who take delight in chewing, scratching, and asking for money.  The pets beg for attention, too.

Frankly Southern is about Attitude

I try to approach each day with a lighthearted attitude and a sense of whimsy.  Admittedly, it doesn’t always happen but its a daily goal.  I consider every excursion, no matter how near or far, to be exciting because I love to explore and see new places and faces. I mostly stay busy but I enjoy a good day of rest, too! Those are the days for the screened porch or the couch in front of a classic movie with popcorn and other tasty treats.


Frankly Southern is About a Life Well-Lived

My motto? Try something new today!  Life is a gift and there are lots of amazing adventures out there. I enjoy trying new recipes, making interesting crafts, poking around in the yard, taking long walks, and trying a new hobby.  How does my motto fit into my lifestyle since I’m not exactly the National Geographic exploring daredevil? I do what I enjoy and try not to worry about trends or what other people are thinking.  Age brings a certain peace of mind about that.

I consider my life to be an extraordinary ordinary one.  The phrase is an oxymoron and a contradiction but it’s true. I have a very ordinary life working as a teacher in the suburbs of Atlanta yet I delight in all of the extraordinary little opportunities life brings my way.  I maintain curiosity, develop habits of gratitude, keep in touch with friends, and above all treasure a sense of humor.  If you share these pursuits, you’ll fit right in here at Frankly Southern.

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