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Snowpocalypse 2014

On Tuesday Atlanta and surrounding areas as well as Alabama was surprisingly dumped on with around 2 inches of snow and ice and caused total madness.  I was one of the lucky ones who was sent home from work around 1pm and so it only took me 30 minutes longer than normal to make it to the house whereas most of my friends weren’t so fortunate.  A coworker who left at the same time spent 9+ hours in the car to go the same distance but her route included the mess of an interstate. My poor boyfriend spent 4 hours in the car to get from campus to my loft which was a measly 3 miles-totally nuts! After I made it home I immediately hit up Kroger for supplies, ie. beer, and stayed indoors until Dustin arrived and suggested we go check out the Beltline, here’s our mini-adventure-

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We didn’t go too far from the house since it was legit FREEZING and no amount of layers was keeping this cold natured lady warm.  We did go to the North Ave. overpass and watch cars, even trucks, attempt to make it up the icy hill until a cop on an intercom told them to “do not proceed, safely do a u-turn and head back.”  We were amazed at all the stories that flooded our FB newsfeed of people spending hours and hours in the car, folks trapped at work or spending the night on the highway, kids stuck on school buses and even a woman who delivered a baby on the interstate!

 Bet you are wondering how in the *bleep* 2-ish inches of snow shut down a city, well here are two articles I found interesting and accurate, 1 & 2.  Today Atl is up and running and I’m back at work downtown at the Mart. Hope everyone in GA and Bamaland is also back to normal!


-Back to recapping my Savannah trip with my babe-
So after we checked into our bed and breakfast we headed to Tybee Island to explore the beach, eat and snap photos in the sand. Tybee Island’s size surprised us both,  we were expecting a small quaint beach town when in reality it was more hop’n and touristy but this didn’t disappoint us, still way cute!  We chowed down on shrimp patties and beer at Fannies right on beach! mmmm, so good and their onion rings are amazing as well, this makes me want to teleport there now!
It was slightly overcast and chilly so we didn’t get much in the water but a few toes while watching some brave surfers shred the cold waves.
The 35mm 1.4 lens that I rented was incredible! So worth trotting through sand spurs to get this photo!upclose
-H&M sweater, Loft pants-
-the exterior of Fort Screven-
For beach roaming I kept it casual then added lip stick and a beanie to spice things up just a bit.  Wearing a lip color by BA Star, it’s their “holiday red” and it’s fierce! Wanted to try this brand because I’ve been looking for a lip color that will last and not smudge outside of my lips.  This brand is actually marketed towards dancers and cheerleaders because it really does stay put! You’ll be seeing it a lot since it doesn’t make my lips peel like other brands, new fav for sure!
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We may have seen a door open to the fort and let ourselves in..maybe.
There were small rooms inside the fort that were definitely prison cells. We took it upon ourselves, after all we had made ourselves at home, to take photos of us on “lockdown” then got spooked and bolted!
-H&M beanie, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, Clothing Warehouse sunnies, lip color c/o BA Star-
Don’t lose sight of my babe when he’s wearing these bright kicks!IMG_2538
I plan to frame this photo. It’s totally unedited and I LOVE IT, pat on the back self :Pmanhands
Loading the Lomography film I gave him into his granddad’s camera, can’t wait to see these photos!lighthouse
Parked next to the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. Neither of us were hung up on reading a lot of signs and info so we simply just walked around the perimeter and enjoyed the view from the outside. Have I mentioned I love traveling with my man, he’s the best travel mate, so chill and easy going!
Got another gel manicure before the trip. Giving the whole gel thing a second try because I realize that my bad experience the first time was my fault. It’s really really really bad on your nails if you take of the polish by picking and yes, I knew this while I was doing it but couldn’t stop..just kept plucking away at the polish. This time, I’ve sworn to myself and my nails I will soak them and remove the polish as it’s supposed to be removed. On my third week and while they are badly grown out the polish actually still looks good!The above ring is one of my all time favorite pieces of jewelry. The Hippy Santa Claus looking silversmith was living in Alabama when I met him before going to brunch one day in downtown Northport many years ago.  I chatted with him for probably about an hour, all the while he was showing me cool stuff like dinosaur bones and crystals I’d never heard of, I ended up buying a petrified palm tree ring but knew I’d be getting more of his pieces.  He had told me that he had a house in Jamaica and would be moving out there someday and he did but before leaving the country he sold a couple dozen rings to a friend of mine and that’s how I picked up this piece. Honestly I can’t remember the stone but I know it sure is pretty!Hope your week has started out on the right foot, have a good Monday yall!

air b&b

this past weekend flew by so fast! we left early from work and headed South to Savannah. originally we went down for Dustin’s half marathon at the Rock & Roll run held downtown but his plans of running changed last minute with a swollen knee so we just made it into a vacation getaway weekend! friends of mine had tried and loved a website service called Air B&B where people can rent out their homes, rooms or entire estate.  so we thought we’d give it a try and went with room inside a home just outside of Savannah in Port Wentworth, GA just a short drive to downtown and also minutes from Tybee Island. the homeowner, Jonathan, was very friendly and goofy and right away we knew we’d get along with him and his girlfriend. while there was another couple staying in his other room, we didn’t see them often. it was overall a relaxed environment with no awkwardness around common spaces.  it’s really great to get to stay in a fully furnished spot while vacationing and I also thought the experience overall was a different one than you’d get just renting a hotel room and bouncing around.  I’ll def will be using Air B&B again!like I said in the previous post I rented a Canon 5D Mark II and played around with all sorts of aperture settings with great natural light we had as the weather was gorgeous for the whole weekend. here are some snaps of the house and its yard we stayed in this weekend-

my man takes some great photos!
Jonathan’s workshop out back where he stores two vans and a boat!
one of my favorite photos from the whole weekend!
I spy a cute guy!
Jonathan’s backyard had all sorts of plants and vegetation, even a lemon tree!
Dustin brought along his 35mm film camera that he inherited from his granddad. half way through the trip he changed it over to some lomography film I gave him for his birthday, can’t wait to see those photos!
reminded me of the wreaths I have hanging over my bed at home!
such a lovely time with my easy breezy traveling mate and love.
I have TONS more photos from our trip, coming soon to a Lady Flashback blog near you!