A trip to North Georgia

The very first trip that Jacob and I took together was to the mountains of North Georgia, Clayton to be exact. It was absolutely amazing and we have been going back ever since. The mountains are so beautiful and the wine is perfect. 

If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation look no further, North Georgia is where you need to go. I have compiled a list of vineyards that we’ve been to and added the ONE place you have to hike. 

Vineyards

Oh the vineyards! I was not a wine person before meeting Jacob but after traveling here and trying different wines I have come to love it. Some of the vineyards that have helped with this and that are worth visiting are:

12 spies vineyard 

          It is so beautiful and everyone that works there is super sweet. They offered us pumpkin bread while we were trying the different wines, which was a plus! They also have the BEST mulled wine, I never knew it could be so good! (Jacob and I have been trying to make mulled wine and we just can’t get the recipe right, if you have any recipes you’d like to share please do!)

At 12 spies 

Yonah Mountain Vineyards

         This place is extremely special for Jacob and I (you guys will find out why in November 2019!). It’s beautiful, relaxing and just an overall oasis. The staff is friendly and the place itself is so nice. 

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That mountain!

Sweet Acres Farms Winery 

We came across this Winery because of Groupon. For Christmas I bought Jacob and I tickets to go ziplining and they came with wine tastings for this amazing winery. It was a relaxing place that had a lot of fruity wines that I have never tried before. Definitely a place to visit if you want unique wine. 

Hiking

Hiking has become a love of mine. Jacob actually proposed to me while we were hiking at a waterfall, I know, I know best proposal ever!

The first place we ever hiked together was Tallulah Falls Gorge.

Tallulah should be on the top of your hiking list!

I was honestly scared to hike this. There are so many stairs (not the scary part) and you have to basically hop rocks (the scary part)! They’re slippery and YOU WILL fall into the water. The nice thing about December is that it’s cold, so not only are you getting wet but you’re also now freezing! But the view is absolutely beautiful and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. 

If you have any questions about North Georgia or any suggestions please let me know!

Have a great day

Love, 

Best local spots in Augusta, Ga.

I have compiled a list of my favorite places in Augusta and the surrounding areas and made a perfect day out list!

I love local restaurants, stores and businesses in general. It’s nice to see hard working people and supporting them makes me feel like I’m helping their lives just a little.

Of course there are plenty of restaurants and stores all around Augusta but this is what my perfect day would consist of.

Breakfast:

Manuel’s Bread Cafe

On Saturdays and Sundays they offer brunch buffet and it is amazing. There are shrimp & grits, scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes and tons of pastries.

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Lunch:

Pho Bac

Pho Bac offers authentic Vietnamese dishes and I always get their Pho, its amazing.

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Mid-day dessert:

Two Mom’s Kitchen

Two Mom’s knows good cookies! Their sugar cookies are made with almond extract which makes it so special.

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Date Dinner:

Frog Hollow Tavern

I have yet to take any photos of this amazing restaurant but they have Gouda mac and cheese which is too DIE for!

Drinks:

Craft and Vine

Craft and Vine is owned by the same people that own Frog Hollow and they have unique cocktails and AMAZING pizza!

Shopping: 

Final Cut

Final Cut is always a good idea.

Check out my previous post about this store.

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I have fell in love with Augusta because of places like these and others that I will post about in the future.

If you have any restaurants or stores that you love I would love to hear about it!

 

Love,

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Local Coffee Shops

I have recently come to love local coffee shops and thankfully a new one opened near by! Ubora Coffee Roasters is located in downtown Augusta, Georgia and this place is amazing. It is a veteran owned business that is quickly making Augustans fall in love. The vibe of the place is amazing, the workers were sweet and knowledgeable and its an awesome place to just relax.

When I went we ordered their caramel cookie, which was so good that I’m going to try to recreate it, and two cups of their pour over coffee. I’ve never had a pour over and honestly I was kind of intimidated. Will it be too strong? Will I hate it? I am in no way a coffee aficionado, I just like good coffee. Their pour over coffee was just that, good coffee. We ordered the Ethiopian and Rwanda coffee, seriously amazing!

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An awesome thing that Ubora offers is that you can order their coffee online and it is definitely worth it. https://uboracoffee.com/

If you have any local restaurants that you want to share I would love to hear about them!

 

Love,

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Market on the River

Happy Monday!

Let me tell you guys, I had a great weekend with my fiance! Saturday morning we went down to the Market on the River and ate a bunch of food.

If you’re ever in Augusta, Georgia and you have nothing to do on a Saturday morning you must go to the Augusta Market on the River…. MUST!

It’s a place filled with vendors from food to soaps and everything in between.

This Saturday we enjoyed arepas, smore’s brownies and tostones, they were great!

Little Colombia is the place to go to!

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These are the best arepas that you can get in Augusta! The meat is made perfectly, this is their chicken but their pork (and I do not like pork) is amazing. The kids also enjoyed them.

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After our arepas we were like, “We need more food”.

So we made our way to the Puerto Rican booth.

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Tostones are always good.

After eating all the savory snacks, we decided to get some sweets!

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Jacob chose to get the smore’s brownie and of course he enjoyed that.

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Over all we had an amazing Saturday morning, hanging out together and enjoying downtown Augusta.

 

Love,

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Afraid of Flying? You’re Not Alone

I recently went on a little vacation to Los Angeles, California and let me tell you guys, I was terrified to get on the plane. This post is just to tell you guys what I did to overcome my fear and most importantly to tell you that you are not alone in your fear. 

Now let me give you guys a little back story. I have been flown on a plane at least twice a year since I could remember. Over the summer I would always go visit my dad and his side of the family and those plane rides were at most 2 & 1/2 hours. Guess what!? I survived those rides, I can’t remember ever being afraid. So WHY out of no where has this fear possessed me?! (I still do not know the answer to this) 

But here are my tips to survive a plane ride: 

Eat Light 

Now I don’t know about you guys but when I’m nervous my body tends to shake, I’ll start sweating and I will probably throw up (too much info, I know). But seriously on the plane ride I packed tons of snacks like trail mix, fruit and candied ginger. Don’t eat anything too heavy because if you do end up throwing up you don’t want it to be extremely gross. 

Stay Occupied 

If my mind starts wandering mid flight I start freaking out. For example, I can’t sleep on a flight because that moment when you’re waking up and starting to realize where you are is absolutely terrifying. I did think about taking a Tylenol PM to knock me out but I was afraid. (Obviously I’m a little baby about everything) 

So to stay occupied I bought two magazines.

****REMEMBER buy magazines outside of the airport because WOW those prices are steep***

I had my snacks, crunching on my trail mix and ice kept me occupied and watching the movies on flight helps so much. 

Be Friendly 

This is the best tip I can give. I’m a friendly person in general but I try to be extra nice to the people I’m sitting next to. On my recent flights I told the people next to me how nervous I was and they reassured me that everything was going to be okay and we engaged in some small talk that really calmed me down. 

Talk Yourself Up

You don’t understand how corny I feel by this last tip but I talk to myself to reassure myself that everything is going to be alright. For example I said something along the lines of “You have all these great goals that you want to accomplish and you’re going to let a little fear bring you down?” And also “little kids fly on planes all the time, am I really going to let a kid be braver than me?” 

I’m crazy, I know. But it really does help. 

Also I pray before the flight starts, this is a must. 

Another thing that I think is really important is to realize that this fear isn’t a thing of mine, it’s simply something that happened in the past and it will not dictate what will happen in the future. 

The mind is a powerful thing, conquering fear is just a matter of your mind. 

And even if flying isnt something you struggle with it’s important to know that with any fear, YOU GOT THIS! 

Here are some pictures from my trip! 





Have a great Thursday! 

❤️

Always Shop Post Season 

So I’m pretty sure everyone is well aware that the best sales happen when the season is over. And if you don’t know, well now you know. 

Let me show you what I got on my recent little shopping trip. 

From Macys: 


Lucky brand 


Lucky brand 


Betsy Johnson 


Steven by Steve Madden 


Ivanka Trump

FIVE pairs of quality shoes for only 140$, that comes out to be less than 30$ a pair. 

Honestly incredible! Some of these shoes were originally 129$.

Here in Georgia some days are still a little cold so I am still able to wear these! Thank god. 

Also I bought some scarves from Loft. 




Each only 4.88$

Talk about a bargain. I do shop during the seasons, of course. But honestly never pay for anything full price. A sale will always come around, just be patient. 

Have a beautiful Monday ❤️

Farmhaus fail?

Farhmhaus Burgers has two locations in Augusta, Georgia.  They boast that they use local products (which I am on board with) and they do use organic products as well. Since I’ve moved to the CSRA I’ve always wanted to visit this restaurant. And today was the day.

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Going in I was confused, I always thought it was a normal restaurant where you sit down and order, but instead you take a menu and order in line, take your number and then sit down and wait for your food. It has a Chipotle vibe, probably because of how it is decorated but it reminded me of Shake Shack.

The girl at the register was extremely nice and helped my pick out what was best for me. I got their veggie burger with sweet potato tots. fullsizerender-1

It was on an organic wheat bread which was pretty good. I added Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms, pickled jalapenos, a garlic ailoi sauce and avocado. I don’t know exactly what was in my burger but it was made with quinoa and beans, that’s for sure. And it was good, it did fall apart though and I had to eat it with a utensil. The sweet potato tots were a complete fail, I was truly disappointed, I don’t know what sauce was on the side but I wasn’t with that either. The regular fries were AWESOME though.

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And this is the number 6 or “the Farmstyle”, it looked good but both my brother and father said it was just okay.

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They do have shakes and floats with alcohol in them that seems pretty awesome. If I do come back to this place I’m going to have to try one out.

Overall, the place was just okay. And it’s really unfortunate I really wanted to like this place. I will probably come back, MAYBE.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Saturday.

Love,

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