September 23, 2016

Let's talk about hormones

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So let's talk about hormones, today (both natural and artificial).

Fellas, if you're out there reading this, now is not the time to click away. Chances are, you have a wife, girlfriend, mother, aunt, and/or friend who can relate to some of the things I say here, and trust me, as a woman, it's nice to have a man around who actually tries to understand a woman's hormonal struggles.

Ladies... LADIES, can I get a collective amen when I say hormones can sometimes feel like they're taking over your world? It's frustrating, annoying, and often uncontrollable, but I'm on a journey to master mine, so keep reading if you're interested in my story. Warning: it's a long one.

September 20, 2016

30 before 30 - an update

Almost exactly three years ago, I wrote a list of 30 things I want to do/accomplish before my 30th birthday - my 30 before 30. It's time to check in on this list since I've put a nice dent in it. By the end of the year, I should be halfway there!

It's worth noting that I really wanted a fresh and fun selfie to accompany this update, but I keep missing that magical hour in the day, where the sun shines through your windows just right, kinda like it did in the selfie that accompanies my original 30 before 30 post. So I just had to pull one from the archives and place it here. 

(It's also worth noting that my selfie game is not on point) (Can I even call myself a blogger)

But back to the update. Each "done!" below is linked back to the corresponding blog post, if I blogged about it.

Let's jump in!

September 13, 2016

Multiple paragraphs of updates

There's this feeling I get when I want to write a post, but I don't really have anything to write about, and I can't quite explain what the feeling feels like, but it's quite compelling.

September 2, 2016

The Stout Brothers

Smyrna, GA

Fact: I used to live within walking distance of this spot, and then we up and moved, and then I discovered this gem. 

I don't know what it is about summer sixteen, but I've been all about the breweries! The Stout Brothers is actually considered a "Beer Market," and thanks to city regulation, they can't offer standard tastings. They can only let you try six 2 oz. pours in a day, but if you already have an idea of what you like, that should be all you need. Honestly, the pint-sized "tastings" other breweries offer is often too much for me. Either I end up being very wasteful or I completely tap out after the second glass. I'm here to enjoy the flavors - not to get toasted.

August 29, 2016


Atlanta, GA
I've recently come to the realization that brunch is my favorite meal of the day. I thought I was a breakfast person, but truth be told, I don't really enjoy eating in the mornings. I will, however, make a full breakfast spread at 2pm, and fully enjoy it, and wonder why I don't make breakfast more often. 

So yeah, brunch gets me. Breakfast is like your strict (but loving) mom: healthy and well-balanced, with the intention of fueling your day. Brunch is like your favorite aunt: less-healthy but still fairly balanced, with champagne poured in your orange juice. 

In my opinion, the only thing that makes brunch better than it already is, is a view. That's where Canoe comes in. They have what is arguably the best backyard of any restaurant in Atlanta. It's situated along the Chattahoochie River, and they have lawn chairs all around for people to sit, sip, and chat. Lots of people wandered around after they ate and just soaked up the sun. I can only imagine how great the vibe is during the fall!

August 24, 2016



I'm fresh out of post ideas today, but I felt like plopping this photo right here as motivation to do something with this backyard. The weeds are so overgrown that even the dog doesn't want to lay around in it.

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August 19, 2016

A whole post in which I talk about tacos


August 2, 2016


Fernandina Beach, FL
Don't you love when a place lives up to its name? Such is the case with Tasty's in Downtown Fernandina Beach. Out of almost 200 reviews, the place had 4.5 stars on Yelp, which means I had to try it.

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