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. 


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. 

In their breezeway
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 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


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.


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.



Pho Bac

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



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.


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!


Craft and Vine

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


Final Cut

Final Cut is always a good idea.

Check out my previous post about this store.


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!





Indian Healing Clay

Good evening!

The great thing about my life right now (besides being engaged and blessed beyond measure) is that I went from working full time to working part time! Yes, there is a side of me that is freaking out because I have so much free time now but, let me tell you, I can relax, focus on school and really take care of myself.

And that is where this Indian Healing Clay comes in. This stuff is amazing! It is so easy to use and it gets rid of everything that has been building up on your face. Let me give credit where credit is due, shout out to my sister in law who put me on to this clay a couple of years ago!

You’ll need:

  • A small plastic bowl
  • A plastic spoon
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Healing Clay

**** Make sure you are not using metal, the clay reacts to it! ****

How I usually do it  is I put 1/4 teaspoon of the clay into my bowl and add in the vinegar drop by drop. The vinegar reacts with the clay immediately so you have to just give it a little time before you add in more. Once it’s all mixed I apply a thick layer to my face and just wait for it to dry. You will definitely feel this mask working, your skin WILL be pulsating. You won’t be able to talk because your skin is so tight but wow the results are amazing! My face is always blotchy after washing the mask off so make sure you’re not doing this an hour before you have to be somewhere. You’re skin will feel so clean and fresh after this mask, it is currently the only one I use! Once my face is dry I moisturize with just a little coconut oil  and then I just bask in the amazingness that is my new skin!

This is a must buy, simply click the picture below! You will not regret it.

If you try it out or have any comments let me know, I’d love to hear about it!


Happy Wednesday!



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! 


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.


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.


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


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.





Travel Diaries: Columbia, South Carolina

So I must confess something… I absolutely love food. My family and I were planning this awesome food filled trip to Charleston, South Carolina BUT with all the rain and thunderstorms we decided that wasn’t the best idea, unfortunately. So we decided to make our way to Columbia instead. Yelp is seriously my best friend when I’m going to a new place, so I found a few places that caught my eye but we went with this awesome little place called Cafe Strudel.


So coming into this place it was PACKED, (which definitely tells me that we went to the right place) our wait ended up being a little more than 30 minutes.

So to kill time we went next door and visited the Old Mill Antique Mall. This place is massive. When you think you’re done another room pops up out of no where. Old Mill has over 75 dealers selling anything from jewelry, books, pins, clothes, old cameras, you name it, they probably have it.



Once we were antiqued out we headed back to the restaurant and what a coincidence our table was ready.

Our waiter was absolutely wonderful and the service was great. BUT our food was even better.

Duck fat fry Basket: Fries tossed in duck fat and truffle oil with a green onion aioli.


Freshly squeezed orange juice. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING


Hangover hash browns: Hash browns with banana peppers, onions, tomatoes and scrambles eggs. WITH one pineapple french toast.


Sunrise Burrito: scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, salsa, black beans and sour cream in a cheddar cheese wrap.


Apple Strudel 


If you’re ever in Columbia you must visit this place! I 100% recommend it. They have great service and great food.