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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Make it a great week! As always, thank you for reading + subscribing!

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a day at the museum

Have you guys figured out that I’m kind of a nerd? Well I am and I get super geeked about art. Atlanta has a gang of dope museums and I visited The High last month for the first time and fell in love.

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I love the high ceilings and windows.

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Los Trompos, on view thru 29 Nov

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Museums always have the best lighting.

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I could like live here. It’s beautiful to look at the artwork is nice too hehe. If you’re ever in Atlanta, you should definitely stop by.

1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309

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Small Business Saturday: Earbuds

With my new, shorter-than-ever haircut, I’m pretty much obliged to rock huge earrings. Plus my recent jewelry purge made me realize that I had a lot of boring pairs! Some too small, others a lil dated, and a few made me question why I ever spent any money on them.

So, continuing on my crusade to buy small and buy Black [and local when I can], I just wanted to share some of my latest and greatest finds.I don’t know how, where, when or how I discovered Peace Images, but it’s an amazing brand. Very earthly, beautiful designs-wearable art from the heart. Soon as I get my money right, I’m buying up the entire site!!

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Rachel Stewart‘s page was suggested to me when I had Facebook and BOOM-I was instantly enamored. You know it’s real when you can’t decide what you want to buy cuz you want it allllll! Funky, chunky, colorful and fresh, she really has a signature aesthetic. I absolutely LOVE her stuff! [P.S. there’s a sale going thru February 5th!]

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I was introduced to Beads by Aree by a friend on the gram.. but it’s SO much more than beads! A quick scan thru her feed and I was like ok, this is something very cool and special. Majestic and soulful and happy are a few words that I feel describe these amazing, imaginative beauties.

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My trusty Etsy always always comes thru! A search on the site results Alii Fuerza and her lovely collection of badass, innovative jewelry. Featuring Malcolm X, 2Pac, and Che Guevara, Alii’s gems make such a statement without you having to say a word. [Perfectly fitting for Black History Month, no?]fts

Again, I was hunting for a certain something when I came upon Green Tree Jewelry on Etsy.They specialize in eco-friendly, wooden laser cut earrings. Suuuper lightweight and charming, they have everything you can think of to sport on your ears-from animals and plants to cityscapes and everything in between.

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Even if you’re not all gungho on buying Black or small or local, you have to admit that these unique brands are kind of dope, right! Regardless, I’m excited that they exist and that I can share them with you.

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