Friday, February 18

litchfield here we come!

litchfield best be ready! here we come for landrum's bachelorette weekend!!! 

Thursday, February 17

best in atlanta: alterations

carrie turned me on to my only atlanta recommended alterations guy...affordable, great work [all done on an old-school singer sewing machine that still has one of those pedals vs. a motor], and with pretty quick turn around time. 

although you feel like you are headed into the wrong part of town, it's location is still conveniently off of cheshire bridge and piedmont rd.

T&M Alterations

["Mr. Tim"]
2000 Manchester St
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 872-6027

although he isn't Mr. Suave and will tell you what he's thinking [don't get him started on my "crooked back and uneven shoulders"] he is great!
headed back today to pick up my bridesmaid dress for landrum's wedding!

Wednesday, February 16

great deals: address stampers

if you've ever received mail from me in the past 6 years you've received it with a PSA or 3 Designing Women address stamper stamped on the back. one of my favorite gifts as well as personal favorite office items i have purchased through one site forever! they also have great stationary if you are looking for something different, colorful, and inexpensive. is the site and you must check it out! home4 is a coupon code that saves you 40% off (yes even off the same stampers Swoozies and others sell)! 

so many options to use for good birthday or wedding presents and at 40% off, you can spoil yourself with one too! 

Tuesday, February 15

the blue can

everyone on our street seems to have the overflowing blue cans on the curb tonight for trash and recycle pick up tomorrow. everyone expects the green cans [trash] to be filled to the brim but for some reason on greenview, the equally large blue cans [recycle] seem to be just as full. 

after 8 months of calling the city of atlanta we finally got ourselves a big blue curbside recycling pick up. although not previously an avid recycler, since pig came and we got my new stainless simplehuman trash can and our old white trash can had a purpose, we weren't recyclers [yes, yes, shame on us]. convenience is often time the reason people don't recycle.  thank you city of atlanta as they will sort our bin for us and we can even put everything in a trash bag. 

until a few months ago, i also never knew children knew SO much about what could be recycled. a family down the street with two girls who are avid greenies, passed along my tips of what we all forget can stay out of the trash and fill up that recycle bin! after getting these tips, no wonder people can fill up their whole blue curbside bin each week!

aside from the normal cans, bottles, newspapers these things used to end up in our trash can and we are now transitioning them to the recycle bin...
-paper towel holders & toilet paper holders
-empty household bottles [dish detergent, soap, shampoo]
-paper shreds from your shredder [often these have to be in a clear bag...use one from dry cleaners]

city of atlanta will take all plastics labeled #1-7 but look on your city's recycling service site to find out what they can process! 

good luck! 

Monday, February 14

my valentine

my sweet valentine greeted me with lots of kisses this morning and was so excited to see me [as he is every day]...despite the fact that i hate [and i mean hate] valentines day, its always nice to get his lovin' my new traditional valentines black dress and headed to work!
my valentine wilson! 
our first year without our annual valentines get together! :-(

Sunday, February 13

the beatitudes

last week my discipleship class was reading Matthew and we all read about the beatitudes [blessings] that Jesus taught on the sermon of the mount...some of which i'm sure we all [including me] could use a good reminder of...

the 10 second summary version of Matthew 5 [per the Harrison's refrigerator]...
*trust God
*be open to God's presence
*be humble (putting others before you)
*fight for right
*be steadfast
*be calm
*be courageous

happy sunday!