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Roswell Mill Adventures

Over the last month, we’ve been able to explore some of the cities near us and it’s been a lot of fun just to be tourists in our own backyard. I love that we live somewhere with so much history and respect for the things of the past. I absolutely love Roswell and its charming downtown area. They also have some amazing restaurants, shops and outdoor activities. This weekend, we went to the Old Roswell Mill on Vickery Creek. Roswell was founded as a mill town, so the remains of the mill have been converted into a really cool trail. Also, this weekend was so beautiful and I can just feel spring coming our way soon. Hope you enjoy a few photos! :)

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Barrington Hall Exploring

A few weekends ago, we took our visiting family to one of Roswell’s old plantation homes. I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for touring a slightly spooky old home. And Roswell has three of them! Last year, we went to the Smith Plantation and it was so much fun! So this time we went to Barrington Hall, which was the home of the family who founded Roswell. Hope you enjoy a few photos! :)

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Wolf Mountain Winery

A few weekends ago, we took a trip north to Dahlonega to visit Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. This place had been on our Georgia bucket list ever since we moved here and we were excited when our friends invited us along. We are big fans of traveling, but also fans of exploring the area we live in. Because we are relatively new here, there’s still just so much to see. This place is beautiful and worth the drive if you’re anywhere near the Georgia mountains. We ate at their really cool cafe, took a wine tour and did a wine tasting at the end. Here are a few photos from our weekend! Hope you enjoy. :)

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Georgia Hiking Day

Last weekend, we went to a little mountain trail in North Georgia called Sawnee Mountain Preserve, but it’s also known as Indian Seats. Two of our best friends, Ashley & Nathan, were in town for New Year’s, so we decided it was a perfect time to explore this beautiful part of Georgia on an equally beautiful day. We finally had some cooolllddd weather so I was really excited to be outside! As always, I just had to take a few pictures and I even made a little video of our adventures. I’m glad I did, because I think this will be a day we look back on and cherish for years to come. Sometimes it’s the little adventures with lots of laughter and really awesome people that mean the most. Hope you enjoy!

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Suburban Atlanta Guide

Okay, so I know “the suburbs” can get a really bad rep, mainly because a lot of college kids or young twenties get really freaked out by the idea of everything that suburbia entails. But, let me say, the suburbs of Atlanta are the place to be (or at least in my humble opinion). Honestly, as much as I’m a city girl, I love the suburbs of Atlanta more than the downtown city part of Atlanta. There are still tons of growing companies, awesome restaurants, things to do, shows to see, outdoor space and maybe a little less traffic (but, lets be real, Atlanta will stop having traffic problems when pigs fly). So, if you’re coming to the Atlanta area, maybe consider a visit to the suburbs! For this post, I’ll be talking about my favorite places in the Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek areas, as well as day trips further north. I hope you enjoy!

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Big Creek Greenway: This is a big green-way with walking trails and bike trails that spans over Roswell, Alpharetta and Forsyth County, GA. It’s an incredible space to go and just enjoy the great outdoors with family or friends.

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Apple Picking & Wine Tasting

This past weekend, the hubs and I had two of our very best friends staying with us. We always love when the Fontenots come for a visit, because times with the Fontenots are always good times. They were with us when we got engaged last year (can’t wait to share that story!!) and they were both in our wedding. Although we’d been wine tasting together, we had never been apple picking together. So we knew this weekend was going to be epic. :)

On Saturday, we drove from Atlanta to Ellijay. It’s a tiny little mountain place in North Georgia and it is just the epitome of fall. There are apple orchards, wineries, back roads and the prettiest fall leaves you’ve ever seen. Enjoy a few pictures from our time at B.J. Reece Orchards and Cartecay Vineyards.

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Atlanta City Guide

I’m becoming more and more proud to call the Atlanta area my new home. Okay, so the city gets a bad rep at times (traffic…), but it’s such a great place for young professionals and growing families. So much is being done to help the city grow and improve. There are incredible restaurants, unique museums, cool shows, a city feel, a quiet suburban feel, a variety of housing options, outdoor space, shopping and more. I love the city part of Atlanta, the suburbs of Atlanta and the easy day trips to the mountains. Since we’re still learning all about our new city, I thought I’d take some time to compile a list of our favorite activities for anyone traveling to the Atlanta area and wanting to do some touristy Atlanta things. There’s a lot to do, so I narrowed down the ones I thought were really worth it. My list quickly became way too large to put in one post (thanks to the massiveness of this area), so I’ll be sharing my Atlanta City Guide today. I’ll be posting my Suburban Atlanta Guide soon. Enjoy!

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Savannah Weekend

For Labor Day Weekend, we had the opportunity to visit one of Georgia’s little gems-Savannah! I’ve been wanting to go to Savannah for years and we finally decided it was time to make the drive for a long weekend getaway. Plus, we’re coming up on our 6 months of marriage anniversary, so we thought it would be a nice way to celebrate. Like babies, you count the first year or two of marriage in months haha. But, I suppose there’s nothing wrong with celebrating the little victories in life. :)

My first impression of Savannah was that it’s just the cutest, most quaint, hipster, artsy, trendy, historic town. I love the southern artsy flair you can feel in the streets and the accents of almost every waiter. I adore the immense amount of exposed brick, the cobbled streets and the architecture that boasts stories of a city that’s had many lives. Oh, and then there are all sorts of yummy restaurants and not enough hours in the day to try them all. Despite the rain, we had a really sweet time in this darling little city. Here are a few photos of what we did! Continue reading