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Pajama Party in the Snow – Athens, Georgia – 01/21/2022

Some years it doesn’t snow in Georgia at all. This year, we’ve actually gotten quite a bit of snow. No…

My Attempt at a Charcuterie Board – Athens, Georgia – 01/20/2022

I’m certainly not the food artist of the family, but sometimes you just have to have a little fun with…

Salted Marshmallow Cream Iced Latte – Athens, Georgia – 01/20/2022

Santa brought Trillian an Espresso Machine for Christmas, so we’ve been having all kinds of fun with it. Meaning, she…

Cat Napping with Evangeline Star – Athens, Georgia – 01/16/2022

The newest addition to the gang is Little Miss Evangeline Star. She’s made herself right at home, and loves sleeping…

Iced Lattes and a Little Porch Sitting – Athens, Georgia – 01/14/2022

Blue skies and a mild morning call for some porch sitting with iced lattes. We’re definitely enjoying our new espresso…

Vegan Snack Ideas: Cucumbers, Carrots, Salted Dill Toasted Pita, and Homemade Edamame Hummus – Athens, Georgia – 12/30/2021

Cucumbers and Carrots with Pink Sea Salt, Dill, and Nutritional Yeast Toasted Pita, with Homemade Edamame Hummus Click on any…

Happy, Happy 14th Birthday to Logan Dean! – The Yard Milkshake Bar Atlanta – Centennial Park – Atlanta, Georgia – 12/10/2021

It’s been hard, having so many milestone birthdays in the middle of a pandemic. The girls, 21 and 22; 17…

Condor Chocolates Opens Downtown Choco Coffee Roasters Cafe + Factory Experience! – Athens, Georgia – 11/29/2021

After a great deal of anticipation, the sweetest new thing in Athens is finally here! On Washington Street, in the…

THINK FUN: Early Learning Toys!

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THINK FUN: Early Learning Puzzles!

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THINK FUN: Early Learning Games!

Montessori Learning Toys Slide Puzzle Color & Shape Matching Brain Teasers Logic Game Humerry Wooden Memory Apple Matching Game RAEQKS…

THINK FUN: Early Learning Books!

Lollipop Logic: Critical Thinking Activities (Book 1, Grades K-2) Lollipop Logic: Critical Thinking Activities (Book 2, Grades K-2)

THINK FUN: The Best Homeschool Materials for YOUR Homeschool Classroom! – Toys, Games, Books, and Supplies to Maximize YOUR Family’s Funschool Efficiency!

After 22+ years of educating my 4 kids, we have tons of recommendations for the best, and often overlooked, products…

Happy Thanksgiving! Spending a Lovely Morning with Maple Tahini Sourdough and Turmeric Ginger Sourdough from Bishop Breads! – Athens, Georgia to Comer, Georgia – 11/25/2021

Have you ever gone hiking with two loaves of bread? That’s exactly what we did on this lovely Thanksgiving Morning!…

Top 100+ Toys for Kids to Promote Logic and Thinking Skills! Great for Holidays, Homeschool Classrooms, and MORE! Give SMART with SPGFAN!

Are you looking for the SMARTEST gifts to give this Holiday Season? Stocking a homeschool classroom, looking for unique birthday…

Top Toy Brands for Kids! – 2021 Holiday Season Favorites as Rated by SPGFAN! The Smiles Per Gallon Family Adventure Network!

We’ve been testing the Top Toys for Kids for over 22 years, and these following brands have very special places…

Matcha Latte and Custard Filled Baby Boong Ah Bang from 2 PLUS 2 Bubble Tea + Ice Cream – Suwanee, Georgia – 11/15/2021

If we visit a Boba Tea Shop that doesn’t have any Vegan Alternatives, it helps to have a back up…

“Sasuke” Ube Swirl Taro Milk Tea and Thai Milk Tea with Cheese Foam and Grass Jelly at Samurai Tea – Duluth, Georgia – 11/15/2021

Samurai Tea is one of the newest Boba Cafes in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The main address calls it Duluth, but…

Apple Season in North Georgia: Hillcrest Orchards – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

The last stop on our 2021 North Georgia Apple Excursion was Hillcrest Orchards. Here, we were able to grab some…

Apple Season in North Georgia: Mack Aaron’s Apple House – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

Our favorite Apple House experience on our 2021 North Georgia Apple Excursion was, hands down, Mack Aaron’s Apple House. It’s…

Apple Season in North Georgia: Aaron Family Orchards – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

Next on the list for our 2021 North Georgia Apple Excursion is Aaron Family Orchards. They have a great selection…

Apple Season in North Georgia: R&A Orchards  – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

R&A Orchards is an Apple House built for VOLUME! There are sooooo many apples in this place! Just check out…

Apple Season in North Georgia: Red Apple Barn – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

The first stop on our 2021 Apple Season in North Georgia Excursion was to Red Apple Barn. Red Apple Barn…

ROBUD Kids Kitchen Playset Wooden Kids Play Kitchen Set Pretend Play Kitchen

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Costzon Kitchen Playset for Kids, Wooden Pretend Cooking Kitchen w/ Utensils, Oven, Cabinets, Faucet, Sink & Telephone, Toddlers Play Kitchen Set with Accessories

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Best Choice Products Wooden Pretend Play Kitchen Toy Set for Kids w/ Chalkboard, Marble Backdrop, Realistic Design, Sounds, 7 Accessories Included

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HONEY JOY Kids Kitchen Playset, Wooden Pretend Play Kitchen Set for Toddlers, Cookware Utensils, Telephone, Realistic Microwave, Water Dispenser, Large Storage Cabinet

HONEY JOY Kids Kitchen Playset, Wooden Pretend Play Kitchen Set for Toddlers, Cookware Utensils, Telephone, Realistic Microwave, Water Dispenser, Large…

Teamson Kids Little Chef Florence Classic Kids Play Kitchen Toddler Pretend Play Set with Accessories, 2 Drawers, and Clock – White Green Yellow

Teamson Kids Little Chef Florence Classic Kids Play Kitchen Toddler Pretend Play Set with Accessories, 2 Drawers, and Clock –…

KidKraft Mosaic Magnetic Play Kitchen with Refrigerator and Magnets, Sink, Working Ice Maker, 9-Piece Accessory Set

KidKraft Mosaic Magnetic Play Kitchen with Refrigerator and Magnets, Sink, Working Ice Maker, 9-Piece Accessory Set Description From Amazon Ice…

A Fall Sunset in the School Bus Graveyard Alto, Georgia – 11/10/2021

Another trip to the School Bus Graveyard in Alto, Georgia, but this time, with the sun sinking into the golden…

Atlanta Braves 2021 World Series Champs at the School Bus Graveyard – Alto, Georgia – 11/10/2021

In case you haven’t heard, the Atlanta Braves are the World Series Champions! Driving through Braves Country, you can find…

Holiday Gift Shopping at Jaemor Farms Produce Market – Alto, Georgia – 11/10/2021

Give the taste of Georgia this holiday season! Consider small, locally owned produce markets to load up on all the…

Little Tikes Real Wood Pizza Restaurant Roleplay Pizza Kitchen Cook and Serve with Realistic Lights & Sounds and Dual-Sided Play

Little Tikes Real Wood Pizza Restaurant Roleplay Pizza Kitchen Cook and Serve with Realistic Lights & Sounds and Dual-Sided Play…

Little Tikes Wood Chef’s Kitchen Roleplay with Realistic Lights & Sounds and Dual-Sided Play

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Imaginarium All Around Play Kitchen with Appliances and Accessories

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Melissa & Doug Cook’s Corner Wooden Kitchen

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Chef’s Cook N Create Island Play Kitchen with EZ Kraft Assembly

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Little Tikes Real Wood Drive-Thru Diner Exclusive Roleplay Kitchen Cook and Serve with Realistic Lights & Sounds and Dual-Sided Play

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Hey! Play! Birthday Cake-Kids Wooden Magnetic Dessert with Cutting Knife, Fruit Toppings, Chocolate and Vanilla Swirls-Fun Pretend Play Party Food

Hey! Play! Birthday Cake-Kids Wooden Magnetic Dessert with Cutting Knife, Fruit Toppings, Chocolate and Vanilla Swirls-Fun Pretend Play Party Food…

Tender Leaf Toys – Pretend Food Play Birthday Cake – (Chocolate Birthday Cake)

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Tender Leaf Toys – Pretend Play Food Rainbow Happy Birthday Cake

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Tender Leaf Toys – Animal Macarons – 5 Wooden Animal Themed Macarons

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Tender Leaf Toys – Garden Wheelbarrow Set – Deluxe Garden Pretend Play Wooden Toy Set – Fun in Garden for Children

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Top Toys 2021: Wooden Kitchen Playsets

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Frozen Treats Ice Cream Play Set (24 pcs) – Play Food and Accessories

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Imagination Generation Ice Cream Maker Playset | Classic Wooden Play Food and Pretend Accessories | 9 Pieces, Including Mixing Station, Cup, Spoon, Cones, and Four Dessert Flavors

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Snacks and Sweets Ice Cream Food Cart – 40+ pcs Play Food – Double the Fun with Reversible Awning!

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ROBUD Wooden Ice Cream Cart Toys for Kids, Toddlers Pretend Play Food Truck

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Fat Brain Toys Let’s Have a Tea Party Imaginative Play

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Monster Truck Legend GRAVE DIGGER and OBX Monster Truck Rides at Digger’s Dungeon – Poplar Branch, North Carolina – 10/21/2021

If you’re looking for BIG adventure on your way to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, be sure to truck…

Vegan Fall Flavors: Trillian’s Salted Caramel Pumpkin Oats – Pumpkin Oatmeal with a Side of Pumpkin Seed + Flax Granola, Topped with Locally Handcrafted Peanut Butter, Sea Salt Caramel Hummus, and a Raw Pumpkin Seed Garnish – Athens, Georgia – 10/16/2021

One of my favorite concoctions so far this fall season, fresh out of Trillian’s Kitchen this morning, is her Salted…

Quaint Seasonal Shopping For ALL the Fall Flavors at Opa Robby’s Market – Athens, Georgia – 10/15/2021

Fall is in the air! And if you are anywhere in, near, or headed to North Georgia, one of the…

Autumn Espressions – Find YOUR Favorite Fall Flavors with These 2021 Limited Edition Seasonal Coffee Specialty Drinks at Local Coffee Shops in Athens, Georgia!

Buvez Looking for the BEST Seasonal Drinks at a local coffee shop here in Athens, Georgia? We have the list…

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