My Spanish/Mediterranean Style Home Infatuation

Let me begin by saying I love our home and we have no plans of moving in the near or even not-so-near future.  However, T and I have always talked about how much fun we’d have purchasing an older home and renovating it.

Lately, I’ve been thinking that home may just have to be in the Spanish/Mediterranean style.  Maybe it was my early years spent in San Diego, or Tyler’s entire childhood in Texas, or our love for Spanish food and wine — but we both love this style.  I may have even located said home just a few miles from our current one, and some sleuthing shows it has had the same owner for 40+ years (probably making it the perfect project for when/if it ever goes on the market).

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Partners Card Shopping Guide

Hooray!  It is Partners Card time here in Atlanta.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of these cards benefit Camp Twin Lakes (CTL).  CTL is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round recreational, therapeutic, and educational camp programs for children and young adults with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges.

Y’all, as you can see, it is truly is a win-win situation.  When you purchase one of these cards, you are helping out a very worthy cause and saving yourself 20% on Fall/Winter wardrobe updates, home-goods updates, dining, and early holiday shopping.  The cards cost $60 so if you are planning on spending at least $300 this season, you will make your money back.

If you are local, read on for a list of where I plan to shop with my card.  You can also find a full list of retailers and restaurants here.  If you aren’t local, definitely check and see if your city has a similar card.

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Dining out in Atlanta – Part II

Welcome to Part II of my Atlanta restaurant guide.  Here you will find my favorite breakfast, brunch, casual lunch, coffee and sweet treat spots.

Once again, look for the * for my kid-friendly denotations and kid tips.

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Dining out in Atlanta – Part I

We’ve lived in Atlanta for eight years now, and it really feels like home.  Atlanta is where we bought our first house, where I attended and graduated law school, where we bought our second house, where our daughter was born, where we started (and for me quit) out first adult jobs, and where we found our inner foodies.

The Atlanta dining scene has come such a long way since we first moved here, and it continues to evolve.  Here is a guide to some of our favorite spots.

Visiting Atlanta?  I hope you find this guide helpful.   Living in Atlanta?  I hope you find some of your favorites on here and try out some new ones.  

Kiddos in tow?  Look for the * for my kid-friendly denotations and kid tips.

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Atlanta Artists

I will admit it, I’m a wannabe artist.  However, in college I realized that I excelled much more in my art history classes than I did in my studio art classes.  So, I’ve settled for the second best thing — being an admirer and a collector.  I’ve recently become particularly enamored with all of the local art Atlanta has to offer.  Reading this and don’t live in Atlanta?  Have no fear – you can view (and purchase) works from all of my favorite artists online.

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