ATLove

photo: thefunserv.com a couple fun pieces on our adopted city have come out in the past few weeks and i wanted to share the Atlanta love! the first is a Bitter Southerner piece on Living Walls and #weloveatl, and how these two grass-roots, arts-based movements have succeeded at rekindling residents’ love affair with our city, […]

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Sunday supper: not chicken

ever feel like if you eat another piece of chicken, you will die? i mean actually die? yeah, me too. so, perusing the meat counter for something, anything to buy for dinner tonight that wasn’t the same old thing we’ve had 100 times this month, the other white meat seemed like a good change of […]

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Friday favorites

here’s the round-up of my very favorite things from this week. TGIF, everybody! a fun new outfit i’m way past due in putting in a Boden order for spring! i’m kind of in between sizes and had a lot of trouble deciding between so many cute things! but settled for now on this dress and […]

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sparkle city

Miss Girl picked out this pink sequined shirt for me at Old Navy a few weeks ago. i never would have pulled the trigger if she didn’t insist, but every time i put it on, i’m glad i did. it always makes me giggle.

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skin deep

i’ve been suffering from a terrible eczema outbreak since January. my daughter’s, that is. she, on the other hand, hasn’t complained a bit. while i cursed through round after frustrating round of trial and (mostly) error with lotions and potions we’ve used previously, she remained her sunny self. through itchy nights when all the Benadryl i […]

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bunny tales

as if there haven’t been enough festivities lately, one more big one before we slide gently into the summer’s long stretch of nothingness. i’m so ready. the school bonnet parade kicked things off on Thursday. those kids are all so cute and the teachers always do such a fantastic job of coming up with amazingly […]

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Sunday supper: early Easter

the travel schedule around here has been insane lately. this time, Spy is off to Richmond this evening for an overnighter to check on family. in the scheme of things, it could be tons worse, but as much as he’s been gone for work the past couple months, it feels like we’re merely ships passing […]

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0-14 in 4 minutes

having just celebrated Miss Girl’s fourth, birthdays and growing older are top of mind around here. watching Lotte grow up in this gorgeous time lapse video by Dutch artist and filmmaker,  Frans Hofmeester,  made me well up a little thinking about my little girl growing up. and at the fact that i’m so totally not proactive or […]

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forty__________.

if it’s a day in April, it must be someone’s birthday in this household. after the whole four extravaganza, i was honestly too mentally exhausted to even think about Spy’s birthday today. and no, there will definitely not be a celebration or post for Parker’s birthday on Wednesday. i did at least manage to throw together […]

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four.

cannot believe Miss Girl had another birthday this weekend! god, i must be getting old. we celebrated her fourth with all the appropriate fanfare, including nearly 20 friends, a bounce house and cupcakes. and of course some adult beverages for the mommies and daddies. after weeks of discussion, we finally settled on a Pajamas in the Park theme, […]

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Sunday Supper: lazy basics

it has been an insane few weeks. with the husband half a world away and me holding down the fort as a working single mommy and planning a certain someone’s 4th birthday party all on my own, cooking real food has been one of the absolute last things on my list. chicken nuggets for dinner again? sure. […]

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i am a statistic . . .

i know, i know. crickets have been chirping over here lately on the diet updates front. i’ve been too ashamed to write myself through what’s happened over the past few weeks. after a totally solid first 3 weeks of hitting my goals more or less, feeling great and losing 5 pounds, i completely fell off […]

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the Thai offensive

photo: OnMyPlate.co.uk that year, in early in January, the famous Miser brothers made one of their annoying little deals that they make from time to time. the two agreed that Heat Miser would let his brother, Snow Miser, put the freeze on Southtown that Monday morning (itty-bitty snowflakes, schools closed for days and all). and in return, […]

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the Christmas shoot

so here we are. it’s the middle of November and time to start diving into the annual Christmas card project. and here i am with no family photo. coordinating with our regular photographer this fall for our annual family shoot proved to be impossible. given the current financial circumstances around here, it was probably an […]

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midweek matinee: The Informers

continuing the Bret Easton Ellis theme from last time, i reached back a few years to this one. kind of like the sequel to Less Than Zero, there are a lot of similar personalities, themes and even re-appearing characters (or mentions of them), which i always love. but as the credits rolled, i honestly had […]

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agency afterlife: week 6

you know what’s fun today? not even talking about how busy i’ve been with freelance and looking for a job in the past week. yeah! it is 3 days before Halloween, for god’s sake. i have a gorgeous, ridiculous 3.5 year old who is going to be a silly skeleton (or sellican, like pellican, as […]

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just (not) read: Z

normally, i love these kinds of stories that are a deeper dive into people and events i already know and love. not sure if it’s Fowler’s writing style or the voice she created for Zelda, but i just can not seem to care about any of it. i’ve spent maybe 2 months getting less than […]

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new product writing: back to basics

wow. i’ve had a crazy few weeks doing some freelance writing for a new social/productivity app that’s about to launch. i haven’t officially been NDAed, but feel like it’s not appropriate to give details right now. what i will do, though, is give the details of what this project has helped me remember. because there’s […]

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agency afterlife: week 4

(photo: LuckyPonyShop) we just got back from a wonderful 4-day weekend in New York, visiting friends and playgrounds across the city and on both sides of the river. the weather turned out absolutely fallish and perfect for all-day wandering. the generosity of the two sets of friends who invited us to their homes and actually […]

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midweek matinee: The Canyons

even Bret Easton Ellis called this a cold, dead movie . . . about cold, dead people. and it is so classically his work. an hour and a half of fucked up people with too much money and too few morals doing fucked up things to themselves and each other. depressing and fantastic. the story […]

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