Take the Day Off

For the better part of three hours standing in the middle of the gin-clear Noontootla Creek in Blue Ridge, I was laser focused on a 2-inch piece of green yarn. I’d glance up occasionally for a new cast, looking for foam or those treasure troves of cold dark water. My guide David Hulsey was patient, then pushy when that green…

InstaStyle: IG icons

 Article Maria Smith  Insta-fun! Insta-fashion! Insta-FABULOUS! Meet six unique, engaging and chic Instagramers, all who call Metro Atlanta home. Whether running to the country club, running to the beach, or just running errands with the kids, they are stylish, hip and seem to be effortlessly fashionable.   From those who favor bold colors, to fashion mavens who want to rip trends from the runway, to the…

Beach, here I come!

 Article Sue G. Collins  I spend most of the summer outdoors (I'm writing this sitting on the cottage porch) so I asked the experts at Aesthetic Specialty Centre to recommend the smartest products for my summer beach bag. I'm loving them all!  1)  Colorescience brush on SPF, powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides total protection in one…

Sharing Time together is their favorite thing

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Provided  Guilty Pleasure: Watching General Hospital Together  Manju owns her own business and Vanita works crazy hours.

Housework Holiday

A friendly little gecko scampered across the sun-drenched wall around the pool where I lay reading the third novel of my spring break vacation in Seagrove, Florida. Besides the song of a resident male cardinal serenading his girl, the afternoon was still and quiet. Just the way I like it. 

Clean Now, List Later

7 Tips To Get Your Home Ready To Sell – from Rhonda Shell Real Estate


If your New Year's resolutions include a declaration to get off the couch and spend more time away from the computer screen, 2018 might be the perfect year to create a better and healthier you. Living in the South provides a change of seasons, but also 12 months of possible outdoors time to not only explore, but expand our hobbies…

WestRock Team Lights the Night

WestRock, formerly RockTenn, has been supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Light The Night since 2010. The company began their involvement and impact because of the diagnosis of an executive’s son and the company rallying behind the family in support. WestRock has continued to be a leader with 300+ participants and being a key sponsor with an overall contribution…

Scarecrow Harvest

The 12th Annual Scarecrow Harvest Event will take place September 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in downtown Alpharetta. Smokejack will be onsite, selling delicious hotdogs, perfectly smoked barbecue sandwiches and other tasty fare, while an assortment of fall treats will also be available. Festivities include hayrides, bouncy houses, face painting, music, historical demos, and storytelling. All of the…

10 under $10

Winter is a stressful season. With gift shopping behind us, wanting to self-indulge is understandable but budgeting finances can be tricky. To satiate those feel-good needs, here are a 10 of my favorite skin healing and enhancing products under $10. Enjoy!