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Showing posts from March, 2012

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.

HOP into HoneyBaked Ham This Saturday and Meet the Characters from the Easter Film! Plus Enter to Win a $25 Gift Certificate

What: Fans of HoneyBaked Ham and the 2011 animated and live action film “Hop” are invited to stop by the HoneyBaked Ham location in Alpharetta to meet characters from the movie. E.B., Carlos, Phil and the Pink Berets will be available to take photos with guests while some will win door prizes including Hop DVDs, HoneyBaked Hams, or E.B.’s favorite dessert—delicious Carrot Cake. This event is free and open to the public. No purchase is necessary. Where: HoneyBaked Ham 7601 North Point Parkway, Suite A (South of North Point Mall) Alpharetta, GA  30022 When: Saturday, March 31 from noon to 4 p.m. More: Now available on DVD and Blu-ray, the “Hop” packaging includes a promotional coupon valid for $5 off a bone-in ham at participating HoneyBaked Ham stores nationwide. HoneyBaked is also partnering with Universal to give away $7,250 in prizes, including a $7,000 gift card to purchase a dream home entertainment system and a $250 HoneyBaked gift certificate. H

Making Memories at The Atlanta Fair

With spring comes song birds, fresh flowers, sprouting trees, and fairs.    OMG! Is the flying chairs. Let's go!!! Spin, spin, spin fasterrr!!! Feeling a little dizzy I think I need a more calmer ride this time. Hmm?  Maybe I could take pictures from the top. That would be so cool. Modern Warfare Game $59.99, putting into practice your sniper skills in real life and showing your parents you actually develop a skill by playing video game, PRICELESS. Oh no, don't let the kids see the fish. Ahh!! Never mind. It's  too late... 5 minutes later: [daughter] "I knew I was going to win a fish.  I had a dream about it last night!!" Cotton candy, candy apples, snow cones and popcorn, oh my!  So many options so little time. You have to pay me to get into this one. I get dizzy real fast ;D It was a fun night but it's time to head home... and stop at Walmart to buy a new fish bowl sigh... www. atlantafair .com/

How to Find Peter's Shadow at Atlantic Station

Photo © Center for Puppetry Arts 'Peter Pan' soars onto the stage in this new adaptation for everyone who is young at heart. Thrill with Peter, Wendy and Tinkerbell as they swim with mermaids, romp with Tigerlily, and cross swords with the nefarious Captain Hook! With original music, songs, and a Neverland full of adventure. Director Michael Haverty’s adaptation utilizes blacklight puppetry, projected animations and filmed shadow puppetry to create a magical effect on stage. This vibrant, colorful world invites audiences on an imaginative voyage across London, to Neverland and back .  To keep the high-flying tale grounded, Center for Puppetry Arts brings an air of authenticity to its version of Peter Pan: Princess Tigerlily, the daughter of the chief of the Neverland tribe, speaks Cherokee. The Center for Puppetry Arts was pleased to work with the Cherokee Nation Education Services and the Translation Department of Education Services to translate Tigerlily’s di

Bluebird Travels: Callaway Gardens TreeTop Adventure

This past weekend I was invited to a tweetup at Callaway Gardens with fellow bloggers Malika Harricharan of Atlanta Restaurant blog , Oge Ekeh of Single in Atlanta and Lauren Thomas from Digital Aftershock.    Callaway Gardens is an award-winning, 13,000-acre gardens, resort and preserve nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. In addition to three types of accommodations, 9 restaurants and plenty of shopping, guests at this family-friendly getaway enjoy lots to see and do. One of my kids favorite thing to do at Callaway Gardens is to watch the " Birds of Prey Show" . This show seems to be always a crowd's favorite. There are approximately one dozen birds in the program with three to five birds presented at each show so no two shows are ever alike. While these birds cannot survive in the wild, the Birds of Prey show at Callaway Gardens allow nature’s feathered ambassadors to provide pric

Brunch with the Easter Bunny & Alice in Wonderland at LOBBY Bar & Bistro - 4 Family Ticket Giveaway

  Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting! Join Alice and the Easter bunny down the rabbit hole into a food wonderland.  On Easter Sunday bring your whole family to a family-oriented event at LOBBY Bar & Bistro to meet the Easter Bunny and Alice in Wonderland for a one-of-a-kind Easter brunch.  The weekend brunch menu will be available along with added chef specials in honor of Easter. Brunch will be served from 10:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. Activities includes: egg hunt, egg painting, face painting and posing for a picture with the Easter bunny and Alice!   F or kids 5 – 12 years old, brunch items are ½ off. Activities and brunch are complimentary for children under 5 years old, attending with a paying adult.   For more information and to make your reservation today, call 404.961.7370. Lobby Bar & Bistro is located on the ground floor TWELVE Hotel & Residences at Atlantic Station.      Lobby Bar & Bistro 

When Pigs Fly

Happy Friday y'all!! I wanted to share this picture with you just to prove you that if you keep your eyes open you can always find amazing stuff at Goodwill. Two of these items I bought at my local Goodwill, and two of them I bought at a nearby antique shop. Can you guess which ones are from the goodwill and which ones are from the antique shop? All four items were DIRT cheap. Sometimes being broke is a good thing. You don't fill your house with useless things and you develop a deeper appreciation for the things you do have. Thrifty living doesn't have to be an unpleasant thing. I actually think is pretty awesome. It's cool to be be frugal. Very cool  ;)

Simple Salads: Grilled Peach and Avocado Salad with Goat Cheese with Fig Vinegar and Burnt Sugar Reduction

 "I really like adding grilled fruit  to my salads . I love how they caramelize nicely and melt in your mouth. Adding fruits to your salad not only makes it picture perfect but elevates the dish to a whole new level." Liza Cardona The ingredients for this salad are: 1 head of Romaine lettuce (or your choice of greens mix) 3 medium sized ripe peaches 2 small avocados Goat’s cheese, crumbled Optional: Red onions, cherry tomatoes, toasted pecans (or hazelnuts) and bacon For the Glaze you will need:   1/3 cup of Alessi White Balsamic Fig Infused Vinegar   2 Tablespoons of Blue Mountain Country Burnt Sugar Preparation  For better grilling cut the pea ches in half  and remove the pits. Place them on a well-oiled cast iron grill over medium-high heat and cook for a few minutes on each side to lightly char.   Pour Fig vinegar and the 2 tablespoons or burnt sugar into a small saucepan and  bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to

First look: New LEGO Store at Discover Mills Celebrates it's Reopening by Hosting LEGO® Creation Nation Event

     The LEGO® group, one of the world’s best-known toy manufacturers, is thrilled to announce the grand reopening of the LEGO store at Discover Mills, Atlanta’s largest outlet, value retail and entertainment destination.  To celebrate the grand reopening of the newly redesigned LEGO store, children, adults and families are invited to help participate in building a large-scale map of the United States using LEGO® bricks.  This three day building event entitled “LEGO Creation Nation” encourages participants to use their creativity to construct a small scale model that represents their favorite city or place in the United States to be added to a large map made entirely of bricks, creating a unique and one of a kind LEGO model of the nation.     The LEGO store will now be located near The Disney Store and Gymboree Outlets and raises the bar in innovative displays, in-store family events and shopper-friendly play areas.  “The newly redesigned LEGO s