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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.
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...
Spring Break From the Sofa: How to Find Unique Experiences Online

Spring Break From the Sofa: How to Find Unique Experiences Online

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It was marked on your calendar - the beach, the mountains, the ski trip, the college tours. Or maybe it was the anticipation of a week off work, and some quality stay-cation time at...
Distance Learning: How It's Going From a Teen's Perspective

Distance Learning: How It’s Going From a Teen’s Perspective

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Those first early rumblings that school might close ... the canceling of extra-curriculars...the rescheduling of prom...   Every new announcement added a bit more panic into my already anxious heart. How would we pull this off?...
Merry Mix Up: How to Add a Twist to Festive Appetizers

Merry Mix Up: How to Add a Twist to Festive Appetizers

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I wouldn't call myself much of a cook, but during the holidays, I pull out all the stops. I love the old faithful recipes that have been passed down through the generations. But I...
Unique Atlanta Date Night Ideas

Unique Date Nights: How To Enjoy Atlanta Together

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It's slowly getting colder outside, so what better time to warm up your love life?  If you and your partner are in a date-night rut, I have a few ideas to freshen it up. ...