Foodie Guide to Athens

We visited Athens, Georgia for the first time earlier this month and were able to sample some of the local flavors thanks to the great recommendations of friends! Here's our guide of where to eat in Athens if you're visiting! Since we always try to travel as cheaply as possible while also supporting local businesses, these restaurant recommendations won't break the bank!

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October 2017 Spotify Playlist

I'm excited to share my October Spotify playlist with you all today! The temperatures are finally starting to cool down (at least in the mornings and evenings). While I start to switch up my wardrobe for Fall, I also switch up my music. Fall is a time for all things cozy and warm so I wanted to make a playlist that mimicked the way the season feels. This playlist is full of songs that are atmospheric and cinematic, romantic and soulful, piano-driven and a bit more downtempo than my Summer playlists. It's also heavily inspired by the film Baby Driver.

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Fall Flowers

While we don't have cooler temperatures or the colors of the changing leaves to celebrate quite yet, that doesn't mean we can't get in the Fall spirit! Over the weekend we threw all of our dying vegetable and herb plants left over from the summer into the compost to do a bit of cleanup on the porch. We stopped by Lowe's and picked up these mums to give our back porch a bit of Fall color. I love the way the arrangements have transformed our small outdoor space.

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French Press Brew Guide

Have you ever wondered how to use a French Press? While it's not always our go-to method of brewing coffee at home, we do pull out our French Press from time to time. Since I mentioned how I was able to whiten coffee stained teeth at home in my last blog post, I thought I'd stick with the coffee theme for this week by sharing our French Press recipe!

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Whitening Coffee Stains at Home

Using Smile Brilliant has given me the boost of confidence I needed at my new job to let my smile really shine. I get more and more excited after every whitening session to see how amazing it is that I'm able to achieve professional quality results at a fraction of the price right at home! I can't stop showing off my pearly whites to my husband and I'm sure my little sister is tired of the post-whitening updates via Snapchat by now!

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Arts in the Heart of Augusta

During the second weekend of September each year (which is, undoubtedly, the hottest weekend before the Fall season arrives), Downtown Augusta is home to the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. Arts in the Heart is a three-day festival that celebrates global arts, food, and culture. There are various stages scattered throughout the core of downtown Augusta that highlight music, spoken word poetry, acting, and more. The Global Village located in the Augusta Common highlights food from over twenty different countries.

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Easy Mason Jar Meals

Meal prep is a relatively new concept to us. We haven't been consistently preparing breakfasts and lunches ahead of time, but I thought I'd share three easy Mason jar meals that you can make ahead of time to eat for breakfast or lunch throughout the week. When we do make the time to meal prep, it usually takes an hour or two on a Sunday afternoon to get everything cut and assembled. While it takes a little bit of forethought, it saves us time and money week over week and we usually consume a lot fewer calories because we aren't tempted by the convenience of grabbing a fast food meal to go. 

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