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What I’ve Been Doing Instead of #write31days

I didn’t do it. I stayed off the bandwagon. And for a person who a) adores The Nester and b) hates to be left out, staying out of #write31days was HARD. I did it last year. Amidst three conferences, one week of single parenthood, and long rehearsals for what became A Christmas Carol at the… Continue reading What I’ve Been Doing Instead of #write31days

31 Days of Living Local

Reflections on Living Local {31 Days: Day 31}

This very well might be my Christmas card this year. If you’d like to win a free session with MB Shaw photography, click right over here.  I wrote this series during what might have just been the most chaotic, grace-filled 31 days of my life.  It’s taken my 31 days to realize how much I… Continue reading Reflections on Living Local {31 Days: Day 31}

31 Days of Living Local

What Does It Really Mean to be Local? {31 Days; Day 29}

Originally printed in the The Northeast Georgian on October 4, 2013.  Around here (and really everywhere in the South) folks want to know if you’re “local.” Did you grow up here? Are you from here? These are questions I’m frequently asked. Then, when I share, that in fact, I am not born and bred Habersham, the… Continue reading What Does It Really Mean to be Local? {31 Days; Day 29}

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Because She Sees Me: An MB Shaw Photography Givewaway! {31 Days: Day 28}

So this past weekend, I went to Allume. It was incredible.  So much so, that I can’t put it all into words right now. But while I was there one phrase I heard from Sarah Markley kept resonating in my mind. And I knew I had to tell you why.  She was talking about a… Continue reading Because She Sees Me: An MB Shaw Photography Givewaway! {31 Days: Day 28}

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Weekend Activities with Macaroni Kids {31 Days: Day 26}

Meet my friend, Jennifer.She has triplets.  All boys.  And a little girl.  And a teenage son.Yeah, I know.  She’s super mom.She’s also a mom who loves to get out and be active with her family and enjoy all the local activities that are just minutes from our homes.  So…“When we first moved to North Georgia, I… Continue reading Weekend Activities with Macaroni Kids {31 Days: Day 26}