Flag(pole) Football

Eep- I can’t wait for football to start again! Made some tiny fan portraits at this week’s drawing club:It’s crazy to think that until kinda recently, my opinion of football landed between indifference and dislike. And it’s not because I didn’t grow up with it: I was adopted into an exceptionally athletic family of football […]

Rockabilly Road Trip with Mum & Cliff

This is the longest road trip and longest vacation Dean and I have taken together and we’ll never forget it. I still have 1000s of photos to sift through but here’s our vacation video. Rockabilly Road Trip 2016! Helen → Chattanooga → Nashville → Franklin → Jackson → Memphis → Oxford → Birmingham → Kennesaw […]

All Damn Day in Atlanta

The past week was awful– nationally heartbreaking and personally disgusting (TMI another time)– but Saturday was a nice break in the clouds. Erin drove us into Atlanta to hang out with our third AZN Girl Gang member, Bo. Without a doubt, it’s the longest chunk of time I’ve spent with a group of “girlfriends” since […]

Hausu-versary

Dean and I have been homeowners for one whole year! We shoved a mountain of clutter behind the shower curtain and invited friends and co-workers over for a celebratory breakfast. Hausu played a couple times in the background cuz the concept of a Hausu-Houseversary is delightful (here are the party invites). We served 40 waffles […]

Our House Before We Made it Our House

When we first met our li’l ranch, the inspector told us it was OK but needed real work and had what he could only describe as palpable grime. He wasn’t kidding. There was termite rot; the bathrooms were moldy with peeling ceilings and rotten subfloors; it was infested with bugs; almost every surface was sloppily […]

Happy Birthday, You Handsome Devil!

Today is Dean’s birthday. We tried to take a family portrait a couple days ago but Matilda said “NO THANKS.” Haha. Totally worth it for a rare, toothy grin from Dean though. He doesn’t like “fake” smiling for photos so if you see him like this, he’s laughing for real. Love this guy. PS: That’s […]

Save the Drama for Yo Mama

James and I are on a friend break… with no foreseeable end. I hesitated documenting anything here but it’s too painful and major to totally gloss over. Our friendship has been limited for some time; now we’ll have zero contact. We’ve been best friends our entire adult lives and it’s frankly crushing that he accepted […]

Tanglewood Farms

November 2014: Dean was working a long Black Friday weekend in Lithonia and I tagged along for my own vacation of  hotel swimming and cable TV (Lifetime Christmas movies, my greatest vice!). On the way home, we stopped at Tanglewood Farms, a petting zoo of miniature animals. Like many who love animals, I’m conflicted about […]

Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden

On the way to Tennessee, Dean and I stopped off at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Summerville. Oh man! This is a must-see for anyone in or around North Georgia. Finster used his art to spread the gospel but his vision is so joyful and inspirational, it transcends religion. Every painting, sculpture, and structure emits […]