The OceanšŸ’™

The ocean is where sadness ends and healing begins. I can always find my center sitting on the sand, watching the waves, hearing the sounds of seagulls and laughter of both young and old. This time of year I relish in the ability to fly down to Florida and enjoy the heat, but this year…

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Green Pea Hummus

Originally posted on Barak Kitchen:
HummusHummus is a very delicious, healthy, high in protein vegan dip that is very popular in Middle east and Mediterranean region. It?is a?dip or?spread?made from cooked, mashed?chickpeas, sesame seed paste, olive oil and garlic. ?I am sharing a hummus recipe where I added some blanched frozen green peas to make…

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Final Thoughts On My First Bloggtober Experience. YIKES!

Not sure how all of the other bloggers enjoyed the month of October, but for me it seemed to steal my joy. I felt like I was under a lot of stress and pressure to develop a post of good quality daily when that is not my usual process. Yes it did force me to…

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My Top 5 Suggestions for High Falls State Park

Get your ass up and get out early. The park can get crowded quickly, especially near the most picturesque locations. The park opens at 7, parking is 5 dollars which includes entry to any other national park in close proximity for the day. Pay attention to the signs posted regarding safety, especially if you are…

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A Lesson in Life and Death

Many days I stress over my lack of experience as a photographer, I want my pictures to be perfect. I want pictures that transport my viewers, readers, followers, family and friends to locations they may never get the opportunity to experience. If they do, I want them to feel the love of the location that…

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The Mayor, The Dentist and The Slave

One of my favorite spots is the site that Maynard Jackson rests peacefully. The first African American Mayor of Atlanta sits surrounded by shade,a perfect spot to rehydrate and give thanks for his work and dedication to the community šŸ’• Dr. Roderick Badger, born a slave and learned the art of dentistry from his master…

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Historic Oakland Cemetery

How we honor the dead may differ based on ethnicity, culture and religion. One thing remains the same, we are all equals in death. Take a trip with me this week as I explore the lives of those that were pioneers in the city of Atlanta, through the graves of those buried at Historic Oakland…

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Blogtober Update

Blogtober seemed like a great challenge for the month of October and lots of fun. Being a person who is organized at times to a fault, I stress over planning everything and struggle with displaying perfection. I seemed to be on track to meet my goal until this week. I had pictures and short posts…

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Lakes and Loves

Hidden from the naked eye, Lake Peachtree opens along highway 54 in Peachtree City. This area has become the home of Pinewood Studios and a celebrated carefree way of life being a golf-cart community. As you visit, pay close attention to the design of the roads and additional paths designed for walkers and golf-card drivers.…

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Spots of Serenity

As I continue this challenge for the month of October, this week I will share the spots across the metro area that provide serenity. We all have places where we spend time reflecting, recharging and restoring our sanity. The beach is my saving grace, but since Iā€™m 3 hours away from Savanna, the serene calm…

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