Head in the Cloudland

Cloudland Canyon had been on my radar for over a year; I mean, look at it. After my trip to San Juan, I thought hey, where can I hike that resembles heaven without hopping on a plane?  Cloudland is one of sixty Georgia state parks and is located in Rising Fawn about two hours northwest […]

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like it’s golden

I visited Stone Mountain Park for the first time last week. If you’re passing thru Atlanta or its many suburbs and you enjoy nature beyond The Discovery Channel, hiking/walking and beautiful views, I’d say give it a gander. Thanks to Josie over at Mind Jo Business for re-sparking my interest in taking this trip! I […]

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local tourist ish

Before it got too chilly, we made a trip up to Vickery Creek Trail at Roswell Mill. It’s pretty dope! I give it five stars. It’s perfect for a fun outdoor date [lots of ‘secret’ spots to make out], a group hike or morning run [plenty of moderate trails]. As far as hiking goes, it is […]

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Simmer Down

Just a light recap: The Simmer Down Picnic was presented by Chop It Up x Good Hearts Win-a summer outdoor experience in creative company. This was a great event for all involved; vendors and attendees alike got to indulge in local music, local foods, and a local vintage shop. And, of course, mingle pretty tough […]

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change of plans

My sister and I were supposed to debut our all natural desserts this weekend at the Simmer Down Picnic, but you know. Weather. We thought we’d be up all night Friday, prepping and baking and taking turns washing dishes, but we were informed that the event was rescheduled -_- [for Sunday, September 13th if you […]

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about this past weekend

brdgI’m definitely enjoying adulthood more than ever. I hope you can say the same. So many people look forward to the weekend or next month or their next vacation or next summer instead of finding and creating ways to enjoy the now. I agree that there should always be something to look forward to, but it should be a daily occurrence! There are so many faraway places on my bucket list and I don’t see why I can’t reach them all in my lifetime. But until the time comes, I make it a point to find closer, much cheaper ways to venture.

This weekend I went to Heritage Park in McDonough, GA, a city just south of Atlanta and north of Macon. It was hot as bleep so we didn’t stay too long, but I got some cool photos and learned a little history that I found pretty interesting:

schlhsOla Schoolhouse Kids of all ages learned here in one room. Apparently this was normal in rural America before the 50s. I just can’t imagine.

ckhsDetached Cookhouse This one I found the most interesting. So the kitchen was always at risk of catching fire[which it still is!] so it was separate from the living quarters. Just in case it did, the family wasn’t completely at a loss. But how annoying would going back + forth be on a rainy/snowy/hot/crispy cold day??

loco1934 Steam Engine Locomotive

cbn181-year-old “Settlers” Log Cabin I’m assuming they didn’t have too much money or land because it was so small! But the placard states that a ten-person family used the house just to rest because they played and worked outside most of the day. Although it wasn’t mentioned, this could have quite possibly been slave quarters.


snflwrgrdnThere’s also an on-site community garden with flowers, fruits and veggies. {Although I don’t get why they call it community if they ask you not to pick the produce or flowers?} Supercute, right?? And the bees helped this sunflower look like a smiley 🙂

sidenote: Walking under party cloudy skies and 90+ degrees, slightly hungry and very sweaty, my sister was like “just think, our ancestors had to work in this all day! EVERYday! We have to be, like, the strongest people on earth.” Agreed. So I shut my spoiled mouth up from complaining about the weather. I enjoyed my little outing despite the heat.

It’s a pretty cool spot if you live in/near the area but I wouldn’t go as far to say make it a point to see it. There’s regular park stuff like walking trails and a playground as well as a real helicopter, a veterans’ museum and veterans’ memorial if you’re into that.

Next planned outdoor adventure is Vickery Creek Trail! CANNOT wait!

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Five Stacks on the Make Up Bag

Every so often, I like to spotlight someone’s work. Their gift or specialty. Whether I know her or him personally, I just like to share their journey and let others know about their specific crafts. You know, to help them and their businesses grow and stuff. Today I’m sharing the story of a young makeup […]

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