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Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit.

BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL
Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion (Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

Bluebird Patch Halloween Safety Checklist

Bluebird Patch Halloween Safety List Checklist


Kids Safety: Provide yourself or the children with a flashlight to see better and to be better seen. Glow bands or sticks are a must!


Costume Safety: Kids must wear bright, flame retardant costumes. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.


Put reflective tape on bikes, skateboards, and brooms or any Halloween prop.


If your child is trick or treating with a group and you are staying home to give out the candy make sure you provide each child with a wristband with your name and cell phone number. Or, write this information on a piece of paper and place it in each child’s pocket.


Go only to well-lit houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses.

Road Safety: Walk on sidewalks, not on the street. Cross the streets ONLY at corners. Do NOT hide or cross the street between parked cars. In the case whe…

How Happiness and Psychology Relate

Nothing is Good or Bad Jonathan Haidt speaks about happiness and how nothing is good or bad.

Jonathan Haidt is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on the psychological bases of morality across different cultures and political ideology.
Haidt created a "Happiness Theory" that can be read (and downloaded) by going to this link http://www.positiveworkplacealliance.com/files/Abstract%20Happiness%20Hypothesis%20Haidt%202006.pdf
My favorite idea about Haid is about the "divided self" or divided mind and how he uses the analogy of the rider and the elephant.

Basically, he states the mind is divided into parts that sometimes conflict. People are driven by strange forces.They are able to see the right way and approve it, but follow the wrong. People are not really in charge of their behavior. They know and see the right way but they just can't do it. The reason for this is the mind is divided in many ways: Automatic c…

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.) BOO-seum admission is free with a Museum ticket: $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3-12, and free for museum members and children ages 2 and under.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road, NE in Atlanta. Visitor information is available at fernbankmuseum.org or 404.929.6300. Tickets can be purchased at fernbankmuseum.org or by calling the box office at 404.929.6400.
Haunted Night at the Museum



Storytelling, face painting and c…

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!! The Bluebird Patch is expanding

"Divided We Fall, United We Will Prevail

Great news! If you live in the Atlanta area keep in mind that @BloggingAtlanta in now @BluebirdPtchATL
We decided it was best to join forces and merge these two brands into one.  If you only want to receive our regular "musings" please follow our main twitter account @BluebirdPatch. However, if you are from Atlanta, please follow us at @BluebirdPtchATL.
You will not see double tweets since one account is just for our "musings" and our Tumblr and Pinterest posts, while the other account is just for promoting local happenings around the city.
We also opened a Bluebird Patch Atlanta facebook page so give us a like and check things out. http://www.facebook.com/BluebirdPatchAtlanta
Thank you all for your support. Liza Cardona The Bluebird Patch



Sip, Savor & Shop with Chefs in the City and Virginia Willis

This fall, Grape Crush Productions and Bloomingdale’s are bringing Atlanta’s premier chefs to the kitchen of one of the city’s most celebrated shopping destinations for a monthly event where guests will enjoy a guided tasting of artisan wines, a cooking demonstration by some of the city’s most celebrated chefs and preview the latest in home and fashion d├ęcor along with exclusive savings at Bloomingdale’s.  
A celebration of food and fashion, this month the Chefs in the City event brings beloved Southern chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis to the store’s state-of-the-art demo kitchen on Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m.  
Virginia Willis, former kitchen director for Bobby Flay and Martha Stewart is one of the South’s most talented chefs. She’ll demonstrate how guests can dish out a few Southern classics from her new release, Basic to Brilliant, Y'all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes & Ways to Dress them Up for Company, perfect for serving during the upcoming holiday season.  
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5 Brilliant Home Tips You've Never Heard Of

1. One-of-a-kind Picture Frame.                                      Photographs in Oil From all the possible things you can do with a mason jar this is hands down the least expected. I think the whole idea is simply genius.  Olive oil as a picture frame? Who knew...



2. Glow-sticks Inside Bottles.
Just add water and break glow-sticks in the bottles for lawn bowling at night. Great idea for a glow in the dark Halloween party!!



3. How to Create Unique Affordable Art
For personalized bedroom poster print black and white photos as an "engineer blueprint" at Staples. Only $2.99 for a copy 2ft. by 3ft. AWESOME!


4. Chalkboard Fridge
Tired of looking at your old refrigerator? Don't have the money to upgrade? Turn it into a chalkboard!!

5. Re-purposing Your Old Maps
Do you complain you don't have enough art to hang around the house? Why not create art that actually means something.


Where you met, where you married, where you honeymooned. Fabulous!! 


Oh, how Pinteresting!!!

It's official. We are obsessed with Pinterest. I love how it helps you discover and organize all the things you love. From all things turquoise, recipes, to DIY projects Pinterest is quickly becoming my favorite tool to organize all the great things I find on the internet.  We open the account last nite and we already created 2 boards to die for. My favorite is "For the love of turquoise" so make sure you check them out. I'm getting so many ideas for my home that is mind blowing. 

To view our boards just visit us at: http://pinterest.com/bluebirdpatch/

If you want us to follow you on Pinterest please leave us you link in the comment section and we will follow you back. 

Have a Pinteresting day. Let's start pinning!!

Daily Updates From The Bluebird Patch? Join the Buzz!!

Hey Bluebird fans are you following all of our updates and going ons? Did you know The Bluebird patch has several social media pages that are updated daily? Join the daily buzz by giving us a "like" or a "follow".  Our mission is to help you develop a happier, healthier and more mindful life. Besides, let's be honest, we all need a little inspiration to help us get through the day :D

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