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Blogtober14: hair of the dog

my current situation on November 1 at 11:00 a.m. kind of a mess, y’all. when i finished my final Blogtober14 post on Thursday night and scheduled it for Friday, i breathed a sigh of relief, felt a sense of accomplishment and went about the business of Halloween — without a single thought about what i […]

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pumpkin patchin’

duh, y’all. my burgeouning (not to be confused with bourboning) career as a mommy/lifestyle/writing blogger would not be complete without the obligatory October apple picking post (check!), pumpkin picking post (read on — check!) and pumpkin spiced something warm and cozy recipe (fuck. that. shit.) though i do have to admit, i tried and failed […]

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Blogtober14: who’d play me in a movie

wow. putting this together has brought up some interesting things! i’ve always, always thought Ashley Judd would play me in the amazing movie of my life. we are soul sisters in the way that Reese Witherspoon and i would total besties IRL. but Reese is way too blonde. sorry. Ashley’s down to earth. smart. Southern. Liberal. […]

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Sunday supper: gameday breakfast

god, it’s weird to watch football at 9:30 in the morning. but with the Falcons in London (along with Spy — and our Falcons flag!) you gotta do what you gotta do, y’all! given that this is the only meal that will likely get cooked in this house today, i figured i’d go ahead and […]

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Friday favorites + Blogtober14 catch-ups

well this was inevitable. so much blogging, so little time. i fell behind on the #Blogtober14 prompts. again. but lucky for me (and you!), i think i can wrap up yesterday’s, today’s (since they’re both kind of about favorite things) and my semi-usual Friday favorites in one neat little package here. so overachieving of me, huh? don’t get […]

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Blogtober14: my pet peeves

phoning it in a bit tonight, y’all. i am exhausted and have just about hit my wall with these posts. serious, giant YAY!! to everyone who’s still hangin’ tough and knockin’ ’em out every damn day. 9 more to go, people! keep it up! and now, in no particular order, i present my completely-off-the-top-of-my-head laundry […]

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apple jammin’

this past summer, i tried my hand at making jam for the very first time and it was a lot of fun! we had a gazillion peaches from our tree in the yard and every year i struggle to do something with them before they all rot. and thus, July’s peach jammin’ was born. well, […]

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Blogtober 14: fall fashion

one word, people. pants. i still don’t have the pants thing figured out. this post-weight-loss shopping is totally not as fun as it sounds. but it is to be hoped that between my recent trip to the seamstress and an Old Navy order currently being processed, i will at least have that ridiculously basic problem solved […]

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Blogtober14: my funniest childhood memory

a’ight, y’all. in all seriousness. the funniest thing about this post is how absolutely freakin’ absurd it is. could anybody please just give this old lady a break here? i can barely remember what i ate for dinner tonight, much less shit that happened literally decades ago. i mean . . . i am lucky […]

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Blogtober14: if i were president

4 score and 7 years ago, i started this damn post. this prompt has been one hell of a hard one, y’all. as i said yesterday, i try not to get too political on here. but i also didn’t want to softball this one and do a “fun” post, because i think the issues are […]

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Friday favorites

one work week of single-mommydom almost down! if that’s not a reason to celebrate Friday, i sure don’t know what is. somewhere between running double-duty on carpool and hostessing Barbie show marathons, i managed to come across a couple cool things that a preschooler would probably hate. enjoy and happy Friday, y’all! being a card […]

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Blogtober14: best Halloween memory

i’ve never been much on #TBT, mainly because i’m way too lazy to dig up old pix, scan ’em and post ’em. gaah. that exhausts me just typing it. also, i truly do prefer looking forward over looking back. and also, i’m old. so my memory is fading. truth. i did just look through some […]

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Blogtober14: best/worst vacation

a bit late to the game, but jumping in on #Blogtober14, here! i’m considering committing to a big writing project for November, so it seems like trying to post here every day is a good way to start flexing those muscles and get into the habit of writing every single day. luckily, The Daily Tay […]

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Monday, y’all.

Spy is 6 hours ahead. i have a lot of weekend unfinished business and a business trip i’m missing. Miss Girl has an epic upcoming “Fall Break” (aka four-fucking-count-them-i-dare-you weekdays off). things are about to get cray-cray around here. or not. we can all have a panic attack. (my go to reaction, of course . […]

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Friday favorites

just a few funsies this week. looking forward to beautiful fall weather and a productive weekend with the whole family at home before Spy runs off to Europe for a bit. TGIF!   perfect passtime over the past couple weeks, i at least started the process of cleaning out and organizing my closet for fall. not fun. unfortunately/fortunately, i […]

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apple picking day!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin what a fun way to spend an almost-autumn Saturday! we met a bunch of Miss Girl’s old schoolmates for a play date at B.J. Reece Orchards near Ellijay. an hour and a half drive for normal people. us, maybe 2 hours? nonetheless, neither Spy nor i had been up there […]

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Friday favorites

where on earth do these weeks go? somehow, the first half crawled by for what seemed like centuries. then, all of a sudden it was Thursday. whee! we’ve got a big weekend full of birthday parties and Pre-K prepping (omg!). Miss Girl’s last day at her current school has got me all weepy and nostalgic, so […]

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Friday favorites

i know. it’s been a while. i’m trying hard to get back into the swing of this, so here goes . . . happy Friday, y’all! boozy popsicles i’m not sure anything more really needs to be said. Thrillist has put together a (beautiful) list of 14 amazing-sounding cocktail-based popsicles from mint julep to white […]

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Friday favorites

another week and another collection of awesome things i’ve encountered over the course of it. enjoy and TGIF! retro dresses absolutely loving these sweet throwback dresses and more! not only does Shabby Apple have super cute vintage-inspired clothing, they are seriously committed to beautifying and empowering women. two reasons to feel good that i placed […]

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