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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, 21, and son Emory, 18. 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.
National Read A Book Day:: Celebrate with Atlanta Based Authors, Books, & Stores

National Read A Book Day:: Celebrate with Atlanta Based Authors, Books, & Bookstores

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During quarantine, my family and I dusted off our library and dug back into the joy of reading. And so far, it has stuck with us! Since National Read A Book Day is September...
Where to Find Your Zen in and around Atlanta

Where to Find Your Zen In and Around Atlanta

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If you clicked on this link – well done and welcome! You are on your way to achieving the near-impossible feat of carving out some quality time for yourself. Whether it’s because school’s back...
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...
A Re-Feathered Nest

A Re-Feathered Nest

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Are you sad?  Are you moving? What are you going to do with all your time now? These are a few of the questions I get asked as I begin the phase of a parent’s life called,...
How to Stay Cool in HOTlanta

How to Stay Cool in HOTlanta

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"It's SO HOT!"  How many times do we hear this (or say it) each day? With record temperatures in Atlanta this summer, we've got to find some creative ways to cool off. Here are just...
World Kindness Day: How to Turn it Inward

World Kindness Day: How to Turn it Inward

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World Kindness Day is November 13. Traditionally, it is a time set aside for people to mindfully connect and offer love, support, assistance, etc. to their neighbors, friends, or even strangers. It's a beautiful...
Squirrel!

Squirrel!

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Anyone that knows me well, knows I absolutely love my back deck. A few years ago, my husband completely demolished and rebuilt it, so it now includes a screened-in porch. At the end of...
Keeping Love Alive: How to Date Indoors

Keeping Love Alive: How to Date Indoors

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The world is still in the midst of a pandemic and many people are not ready to embark on a "new normal" outside of their homes. Not to mention, all this extra togetherness may...
Our Country in Crisis: How We Can Learn More

Our Country in Crisis: How We Can Learn More

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To be honest, I am at a loss for the right words to appropriately comment on what is happening in our country right now. The pain, the loss, the tragedy is overwhelming. There continues...
May 8 Is National Have a Coke Day: How To Make A Meal Of It

May 8 Is National Have a Coke Day: How To Make A Meal...

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You know the song:  I'd like to teach the world to sing In perfect harmony I'd like to buy the world a Coke And keep it company That's the real thing While this song was penned in 1971, Coca-Cola...