Leave Only Footprints on Alabama’s Coast: Anti-litter Campaign

November 14, 2017

The smell of salt in the air. The sound of the waves, gently crashing on shore. The sight of the sun sparkling off the water, like a dancing light display. An aluminum can…cigarette butts…or plastic bottle. They just don’t fit into that peaceful picture you have of the beach, do they? That’s because they shouldn’t be part of the picture. And they should never be left behind after you enjoy a day at the beach. Neither should your beach gear. Even if you’re staying at a home on the beach, […]

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Fall Into Fitness Giveaway #FallforC9atTarget

October 31, 2017

It’s Fall, y’all, and that means time to pull out the warm weather clothes that leave you feeling comfortable and cozy, and maybe even energized to workout before you pack on a couple holiday pounds. And when you work out, you want to look cute doing it, or at least I do, just in case the exercising part doesn’t happen and you end up in those yoga pants or running tights all day, paired with your favorite sweatshirt. A new set of workout attire does inspire me to at least […]

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Six Flags Over Georgia Fright Fest: The Last Weekend

October 24, 2017

“I never want to go back to that place again.” When you hear a child saying that after spending a few hours at the Six Flags Over Georgia Fright Fest, you know the event succeeded in its goal to scare all whom entered its gates. Granted, this child was younger than the recommended minimum age of 13. But I’m at least triple his age and it scared me. It always does. Yet, I always go back. The Fright Fest theme is thrills by day, fright by night. And trust me, […]

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So You Want to Write a Book? #NaNoWriMo

September 14, 2017

There’s a stat floating around out there that 81% of Americans think they have a book in them. That’s about 200 million people…thinking about it…knowing they have a story (or two) to share. I don’t doubt it. That they have great stories. We all do, I’m sure of it. But how many will actually sit down and pound it out? I did it a few years ago. I didn’t publish it at the time. It’s loosely based on my own life and there are some people who aren’t going to […]

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Cirque du Soleil Heads Back to Atlanta with LUZIA: Giveaway!

August 29, 2017

If you’ve never been to a Cirque du Soleil performance, you’re missing out, but you can fix that with the upcoming Atlanta shows of LUZIA at Atlantic Station, and we have a ticket giveaway for you. LUZIA is the newest Big Top show from Cirque, set to open September 14th and run through November 19th. The visually-stunning production LUZIA transports you to a waking dream of the wonder of Mexico. Tickets start at about $35.  There’s a special 20% offer running now, too, on select show dates and times while […]

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Your Solution for Smelly Problems: Goodwipes (a Review)

August 27, 2017

I went for a brisk walk last week with a friend. Down here in the ‘deep south’ we call Atlanta, it was HOT (understatement). I’d like to say the sweat made me glow, but instead it made me smell. Bad. Just keeping it real, kids. I still didn’t have a shower curtain up at my new place (I’d only been here 2 days, so don’t give me grief…there are a lot of boxes piled up and the priority was getting the door frame off the wall to fit my luxurious […]

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What to Do When You Visit Jacksonville: Surf Lessons! VIDEO #Visit_Jax

August 10, 2017

When you think of Jacksonville, Florida, what first comes to mind? Maybe the Jaguars NFL team, the Florida-Georgia college football game played there each year, or is it the beach that kicks off the rest of the coastline of the Sunshine State? For me, it will now eternally conjure up memories of surfing lessons with my daughter, a funky, renovated motor coach inn, and bike rides on the beach. While on a recent ‘lobsters and lighthouses’ road trip down the coast with my daughter, my friend, and her daughters, we […]

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Family Fun at Margaritaville Resort Video Review #DestinationParadise

August 10, 2017

Just as a margarita is the perfect mixture of salt and sweet, the Margaritaville resort in Hollywood Beach is the ideal combination of classy and casual…comfy and chic. To be perfectly honest, if there was ever a hotel I’d like to make into my own home, this would be it. Maragaritaville pays tribute to singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffet, but you don’t have to be a Parrothead like me to appreciate its beauty. There are touches of Buffett throughout, and it’s really tough to walk anywhere in the resort […]

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2017 Toyota Sienna Review and Road Trip: VIDEO

August 10, 2017

In some cars, you just want to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible, but when you’re in a Toyota Sienna, especially as one of the passengers in the back, it’s all about kicking back and enjoying the ride. These minivans are set up with the equivalent of your daddy’s recliner in the middle row, complete with footrest when you’re truly looking to relax. To me, this turns the Sienna into one deluxe way of soaking up the sites from the road, so the question really […]

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Six Flags over Georgia Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Fun, New Ride

June 22, 2017

After five decades in Atlanta, Six Flags over Georgia continues to add new rides and fun to the amusement park that draws thousands to the area—and a combined 300 million dollars to the local economy in the last year alone. The 4D Interactive Action Ride JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis opened at Six Flags Over Georgia at the end of May. The ride features interactive laser fun that creates competition among the entire family. There’s nothing that loops (ok—there’s a virtual loop, but that’s so not the same thing) or flips, […]

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