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Alison

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Alison is a Florida transplant who came to Atlanta just in time for the '96 Olympics. She married her husband Travis that same year and is the proud mama of daughter Carolyn, 22, and son Emory, 20. She is a self-employed web and graphic designer, rooster art collector, and squirrel enthusiast. She enjoys blogging, watching her kids follow their dreams, and spending as much time as possible on her back deck.
Happy Galentine's Day: Women-Owned Restaurants in Atlanta

Happy Galentine’s Day: Women-Owned Restaurants in Atlanta

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"Uteruses before duderuses…Ovaries before brovaries." - Leslie Knope Welcome to Galentine's Day ladies! Make your plans for Monday, February 13 - it's our day to honor our girlfriends and lift each other up! It all began...
Finding My Word of the Year

Finding My Word of the Year

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Finding My Word of the Year New Year's Eve 2022 I received a text from my 22-year-old daughter with her 2023 "resolutions." I immediately sat down my charcuterie party plate because it was a pretty cool,...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How to Commemorate it in Atlanta

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How to Commemorate it in Atlanta

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How to Commemorate it in Atlanta This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on January 16th. What better place than Atlanta to learn about Dr. King's legacy and the...
'Tis the Seasoning: Making Holiday Food Memories

‘Tis the Seasoning: Making Holiday Food Memories

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I was recently a guest emcee for a Give a Folk storytelling event to benefit The Sandwich Project, a local charity that addresses food insecurities in our community. The theme was, fittingly, food, and...
Don't be S.A.D. - Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Don’t be S.A.D. – Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

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I know all the signs - it's just a tiny bit too chilly to sit outside. Or the sky gets eerily dark too early in the day. Acorns are pummeling the back porch, the...
Halloween for Grown-Ups:: Atlanta's Spooky Spots

Halloween for Grown-Ups:: Atlanta’s Spooky Spots

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When my kids were little, Halloween was a big deal – costumes, pumpkins, trick or treating with neighbors. Once they got older, it scaled back, as they were less interested in dressing up and...
Spooky October Recipes for Kids

Spooky October Recipes for Kids

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Happy Halloween-ish! I know the day is usually about candy, candy, and more candy, but it doesn't have to be! There are a lot of creative food ideas and recipes out there for just...
Fun Things to Do with Teens Around Atlanta

Fun Things to Do with Teens Around Atlanta

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Whenever my son is home on a college break, we like to set aside a day to find new hidden gems or old favorites around town. On the flip side, my husband and daughter,...
My 50th Birthday Un-Bucket List

My 50th Birthday Un-Bucket List

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It's about to happen ya'll! In just a few more tick-tocks, I'll hit the BIG 5-0. Many have gone before me, as my friend Becca puts it, "to reach the fifth floor," and have...
Back-to-School Time How to Get Back Into the Grind

Back-to-School Time: How to Get Back Into the Grind

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Well, that was fast! Summer is already over and school is back in session. For me, the prep is minimal. My daughter is a sophomore in college, and my son is a junior in...