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Friday favorites: back in the saddle edition
i know it’s been a long time since i’ve shown my face around here. (thanks to everyone who’s hung around!) still a bit sorting through reasons why (maybe a post for later), but long story short, not writing these little posts is not helping me answer any of the questions i have been having about what […]More
Friday Favorites: slacksplaining my absence
i hate blog posts that begin with an apology for having been gone for so long, for not writing, for ignoring readers in favor of real life pursuits. so i’m not going to be that blogger. suffice to say there has been a lot going on in my world recently and now that the dust has settled […]More
5 on Friday: a(nother) Writing 101 mashup
(photo: thrillist.com) um. didn’t Writing 101 end like 6 weeks ago? you’re asking. i know, right? but here i am. still. did i ever tell y’all that i didn’t graduate college on time? yeah, somehow at the finish line, i still needed one more class and ended up hanging around Winter Park for the summer […]More
wine Wednesday: beef bourguignon
as usual, i did this all totally wrong. or, i mean, as wrong as you can go with a delicious California red. a tinge of fall weather seemed to beg for something hearty to put in our bellies. i had some beef tips of some nature in the fridge. i had a bottle of red […]More
Friday favorites: procrastination edition
so today’s Writing 101 challenge asked us to write a post about one of 5 Tweets. this one obviously spoke to me. it’s been a weird, long short week. and i definitely believe procrastination is essential to creativity. here are a few ways i have procrastinated this week. and i totally feel more creative for […]More
Friday favorites: into the woods!
in just a few hours, we’ll be heading to Tugaloo State Park with 4 other families for the weekend. 9 adults, 10 kids (omg, how did we get outnumbered??), 4 yurts and 2 pontoon boats for 2 nights of unlimited fun. we are so excited! the other 4 families are all neighbors or former neighbors. […]More
wine Wednesday: Good Morning Sunshine!
it’s been a while. i have been dealing with a lot of uncertainty, uncomfortable-in-my-own-skin-ness and overscheduling on both the work and home fronts, seemingly all summer. i’m holding a post on all that until it is perfect, you know because i have time for perfection (gaaahhh), so stay tuned and sorry for the blackout. the good […]More
wine Wednesday: Southern Slush
so, this is vacation drinking, y’all. Spy took the kids down to a cute little craft market at Tybee Lighthouse the other day and brought me back this: Southern Slush from Savannah Signature Sweets. yep. it’s exactly what it sounds like. a frozen wine cocktail. no shame. last year’s random, fruity indulge was old-school berry-flavored […]More
munch out on your lunch out: beach edition
even though we just bought like $1,000,000 worth of groceries for the week, when the kids said “let’s eat lunch out!” we couldn’t say no to a stroll up the beach to one of our favorite spots on Tybee Island. North Beach Bar & Grill is the quintessential beach bar, but with really good food. […]More
cheers to old fashioned commerce and karma!
i’d hoped to get this up for wine Wednesday, but well, wine Wednesday got in the way. anyhoo . . . in the past couple weeks, i got an email asking if i would be willing to sell one of my domains. it was one that had a brief (though private) life as my blog […]More
Friday favorites (with a $25 off chloe + isabel raffle)
happy Friday, everyone! i’m so excited to be heading up to Richmond for the weekend to visit friends and family. it’s gonna be a whirlwind, but it always is . . . and it’s always a really good time, too. hope y’all have some fun to look forward to, as well! enjoy, and here’s the round […]More
munch out on your lunch out: White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
oh, yes, y’all. late lunch this afternoon, due to random west coast calls. work is slow at the moment and i just couldn’t bear to go grab something and eat at my desk. late is actually the perfect time to go to a lot of restaurants and get awesome service and an awesome experience. White […]More
Colmar: fin de la route
our drive through wine country ended in Colmar, just 45 miles south of where we’d started our day on the Route des Vins. we all were a little sad that this was the last stop on our journey before heading back toward Paris the next day, and a final night at an airport hotel and […]More
Route des Vins: wine Wednesday special edition!
i mean, as if gas station champagne weren’t enough. (please pause while i laugh my ass off.) the true story about our drive from Strasbourg to Colmar is that there wasn’t actually that much wine involved. we had Miss Girl with us of course, so stopping off at every (or any) degustation wasn’t really in […]More
woo-hoo! we survived, y’all. this was the single busiest weekend we’ve endured enjoyed since i don’t know when! i’m currently relishing a Sunday night moment of calm before it all starts again. before we finally leave for France on Friday night, Spy and i will see our beloved Hartsfield-Jackson just about more than we will […]More
munch out on your lunch out: Bellwoods Social House
this is a quick one. but so well worth a mention! i was out running errands on the Westside earlier this week. having dropped off all the dry cleaning, i looked around and wondered what i should do until my 2:00 meeting. Optimist? raw bar & martinis seemed extravagant by myself. i wasn’t exactly in the mood […]More
Friday favorites: guilty pleasures
i have to write a separate, tragic post about how we are like 90% through the school year and this schedule has still not gotten comfortable for me — or pretty much anyone else in the house. these early mornings are ridiculous, y’all. it’s felt like another rough week of rushing around, always being late […]More
wine Wednesday: patio weather!
not tryin’ to brag, y’all. but . . . according to one source i just saw, Atlanta hit 77° today. yep. that’s right. this time last week, we were tracking school closings and bracing for another snowpocalypse. welcome to winter weather in the South. i even decided i could pull out white jeans today — […]More
wine Wednesday: we all scream for wine ice cream!
just wow. anybody who’s ever had a gruesome, wallow-inducing break-up, something rooftop-shoutingly phenomenal to celebrate or just an everyday case of feeling utterly decadent will totally be able to relate to the sheer awesomeness of this find: Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream. in the ultimate 2-great-tastes-that-taste-great-together combo, the most clichéd and delicious heartbreak/celebration/indulgence go-to foods confirm what i’ve always known: […]More
Friday favorites: baby, it’s cold outside!
yesterday morning when i woke it up, it was 10° outside. TEN. that is almost single digits! i know y’all up in the Northeast or over in the Midwest are all what? that’s nothing. bless your sweet, frozen hearts. one of the reasons i live in the South is because i’m too delicate a flower […]More
anyone else having trouble remembering what day it is? omg. i’m on day 3 of a 5 day break from work and am pretty much in a complete days daze. it’s freaking fantastic. so when i realized on the way home from the vet (fluids for Mr. P) that today is Friday, i thought what […]More
munch out on your lunch out: 5 Seasons
ermagahh, this was so kind of weird. i mean. or not. so, 5 Seasons is totally Westside. and i’m so embarrassed i haven’t been. until earlier this week! and it was a project end/work kind of lunch in fact, that drug me in. i’m terrible. i know. Spy had had a happy hour or something […]More
the Christmas party
i cannot even believe it is only 10 days ’til Christmas, y’all! i thought i had everything under control. now i’m not so sure. but aside from that minor detail of oh, you know, presents, i have hit all my major milestones, including the infamous Woodward Holiday Open House. this party is so legendary, i […]More
NaBloPoMo day 21: near nuptials
tomorrow morning, i’m so lucky to be traveling to Richmond for a girls’ weekend. for a wedding! my first second wedding. for one of my Game Girls. for y’all that don’t know, the Game Girls are the girls i spent the better part ofmy mid-20s and 30s with. these are the girls i met in/after […]More