I have to admit I wasn’t so welcoming to fall when it started to show its face around here. I was sad to see summer coming to an end, but then I remembered that there are lots of things l love about fall, like working out and not being fearful of a heat stroke…
This weekend I’m officially welcoming fall with a hike in the North GA Mountains followed by a wine tasting (I’m setting my expectations low for the wine, but we will see). I also hope to get my hands on some apples and spend Sunday putting up jars of apple butter. Very fall indeed.

pot pies   |    winter greens  |   apple butter  |  fall beers   |   fire pit  |  fall fashion


I’m headed to Savannah this weekend for a little boating and beach time. I must confess that I spend the majority of my time in the sun, but these Sombrilla’s from Hollie and Harrie have me seeking a little shade. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Hollie and Harrie ship these stylish 95% UV protection Sombrilla’s worldwide.


Brighten things up and get ready for summer entertaining with these colorful patio additions. I don’t need new outdoor cushions, but sure want these Marimekko for Crate and Barrel ones!



I participated in my first ever Crop Mob on Saturday and it was such a fun experience.
Crop Mob takes connecting with your food a step further, giving you the opportunity to meet local farmers and get your hands dirty. This event was a little different in that we didn’t do any planting ourselves, but set up growing structures and prepared the soil for an edible playground garden at a local Montessori School. The students will then plant the gardens and make meals using the food they’ve grown!

Teepee for growing runner beans

Tunnel that will be covered with cucumber.

Mine & Sarah’s hut! It will be covered w/ edible vines and provide a hiding spot.

Crop mob is a group of young, landless, and wannabe farmers who come together to build and empower communities by working side by side. Any crop mobber can call a crop mob to do the kind of work it takes a community to do. We work together, share a meal, play, talk, and make music. This is the stuff that communities are made of.

  • No money is exchanged.
  • Work is done on small-scale, sustainable farms and gardens.
  • A meal is shared, often provided by the host.
  • This is not a charity. We crop mob for crop mobbers.


It’s not too late to pick up a 2012 calendar and these beauties from Rifle Paper Co. are 50% off! They have pretty amazing offerings for weddings and events too. I’m a long time fan of this duo from Winter Park, Florida. Poke around the site, you’re sure to find a few things you love.