Weekend Travels: Blue Ridge, Georgia

We haven’t been on as many weekend getaways lately. We are trying to save for a substantial summer vacation overseas which means less travel during the academic year. (Any other former teachers think in school years or is that just me?) Last weekend, Chris decided we needed to get out of town and I wholeheartedly…

Weekend Travels: Clayton + Dahlonega, Georgia

As with most of our weekend trips, this one started out with Chris asking if I wanted to go to (insert random spot). Chris likes to travel anywhere he hasn’t been yet and I like to take pictures of everything which works out well. Clayton Clayton was a charming town. It was a typical small…

Weekend Travels: Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Our general plan was to get in the car and drove north through the North Mountains to go leaf peeping and visit a few sites. The line of cars to go on the suspended bridge at Grandfather Mountain went on for days so we called an audible and continued on to Blowing Rock. We had…

Urban Petals: The Grand Opening

The world is getting smaller every day! Apparently, one of my college friend’s sister-in-law suggested I visit her cousin’s new flower and lifestyle boutique , Urban Petals, in Greer. Shopping and flowers are two of my favorite things as my longsuffering husband can attest. After the recommendation, I followed the store on Instagram. Anna Stouffer’s,…

Review: One Backpack Challenge (aka The Great Northeastern Trek)

We did it. We took a seven day trip (Boston, MA; Portsmouth, NH;  Newport, RI; New Haven, CT;  NYC, Havre de Grace, MD; and Washington, DC) and each carried only one book bag + a small crossbody purse (not Chris, me). This trip came together in about a month. The plan was to visit some…