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…

Stargazer Lilies and Giant Sunflowers – Fun in Our Summer Garden! – Athens, Georgia – 07/11/2021

Stargazer Lilies and some kind of Giant Sunflowers! These lilies are my favorite flowers ever! They are huge, absolutely gorgeous,…

Everything Else! Random Shots on Cedar Key Beach Album Four – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

Along the natural beaches of Cedar Key, Florida, you can experience an abundance of marine animals in their natural Gulf…

Sisters! Cedar Key Beach Album Three – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

The setting sun casts its magical warmth over Cedar Key Beach as my girls and I explore all that we…

Shells! Cedar Key Beach Album Two – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

Cedar Key is a quaint, but spirited, old fishing village nestled in a series of islands of the northwestern Gulf…

Starfish! Cedar Key Beach Album One – Cedar Key, Florida – 05/07/2021

We spent a lovely evening exploring Cedar Key, Florida. Cedar Key is a quaint, but spirited, old fishing village nestled…

Fun with Florida Lizards! Hanging with the Brown Anoles – Ocala, Florida – 05/07/2021

We spent the day in Ocala, Florida, visiting with Grandpa Ken, sitting on the porch, watching the brown anoles lounge…

Celebrating Grandpa Ken’s 91st Birthday with a Florida-Style Cook Out in the Garden – Ocala, Florida – 05/07/2021

It’s definitely been a challenge over the course of the last year to spend time safely with family. But, the…

Showcase of Citrus Album Six: Giant Monster Truck Super Swamp Safari! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

Climb aboard a behemoth open-air monster truck for a birds-eye view of orange groves, blueberry bushes, farms, fields, swamplands, and…

Showcase of Citrus Album Five: Orange Picking in the Citrus Groves! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

High atop the list of our favorite things to do throughout the course of our homeschooling experience has always been…

Showcase of Citrus Album Four: Farm Animal Feeding Fun! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

Showcase of Citrus boasts a farm full of fun faces! On your way to the orange groves, or when you…

Showcase of Citrus Album Three: Shopping in the Old Country Store! Local Honey, Toys, Gifts, Soaps, Drinks, All Things Citrus, and MORE! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

Be sure to spend some time checking out the wares in the Showcase of Citrus Old Country Store! They offer…

Showcase of Citrus Album Two: Two Rounds of Orange Creamsicles, Frozen Lemonade, and Orange Cold Brew Coffee on Tap! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

It may be hot in Florida, but Showcase of Citrus will keep you oh-so-deliciously cool! Two Rounds of World Famous…

Showcase of Citrus Album One: Fun Abounds All Around! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

When in Central Florida, we all think of the theme parks. But, honestly, I HIGHLY recommend getting off the beaten…

Animal Tracks of Florida’s Wildlife Exhibit at the I-75 Welcome Center – Jennings, Florida – 05/05/2021

Sometimes you can find educational things in the most unlikely of places! Make a pit stop to use the facilities…

A Southern-Style Souvenir Stop at Magnolia Plantation – Tifton, Georgia – 05/05/2021

If you’re traveling along I-75 in Southern Georgia, headed to, or coming from Florida, Magnolia Plantation in Tifton makes a…

All the Southern Flavor at Merritt Pecan Co & General Store – Weston, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Heading out of Columbus, Georgia, towards Interstate 75, in the tiny town of Weston, Georgia, you’ll find ALL the big…

Old Sign Collection at Merritt Pecan Co & General Store – Weston, Georgia – 05/05/2021

This is one of those moments that makes our learning style loads of fun. We just left Columbus, Georgia, the…

Toasted Marshmallow S’mores Brownie Cake at The Bakeshop by Fountain City Coffee Co Inside Banks Food Hall – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Oh, wow! Every bit as incredible in the mouth as it looks in the photo! Toasted marshmallow cream, atop a…

Cinco de Mayo Taco Specials at El Primo Taqueria in Banks Food Hall – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Fish, Shrimp, and Steak, Tacos from El Primo Taqueria at Banks Food Hall in Columbus, Georgia! We decided to give…

Crab and Tofu Poke Bowls from Poke Sun at Banks Food Hall – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Poke Bowls can often be a great option for a vegan meal, by adding tofu and/or edamame as your proteins,…

A Little Something for Everyone at Banks Food Hall – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Today, for our lunch, we decided to check out the food vendors at Banks Food Hall, just steps away from…

Other Random Shots Throughout Uptown Columbus – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

For everything we’ve experienced in Columbus, Georgia, be sure to CLICK HERE! These are just some random shots that don’t…

Broadway Uptown Columbus – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

All along Broadway in Uptown Columbus, Georgia, you will find loads of fun family dining and shopping options, as well…

Eagle & Phenix Mills – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Prior to the Civil War, the Eagle Mill was the second largest textile mill in the state of Georgia. At…

Eagle & Phenix Mills Water Tower – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

One prominent feature of the Columbus, Georgia skyline is the Eagle & Phenix Mills Water Tower. It can be seen…

Love Locks on the Chattahoochee River – Waveshaper Island – Chattahoochee Riverwalk – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Farther up the Chattahoochee River, in Helen, Georgia, Love Locks have become a pretty big deal! (Click here for some…

Chattahoochee Whitewater Park – Waveshaper Island – Chattahoochee Riverwalk – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

If kayaking or river rafting is your thing, check out the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park in Columbus, Georgia! You can walk…

Historic Mills Along the Chattahoochee Riverwalk – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Historic mills, industrial ruins, repurposed apartments, nature, and art all intertwine to deliver an incredible taste of historic-meets-modern living along…

Chattahoochee Riverwalk / Historic 14th Street Bridge / Phenix City Riverwalk – Columbus, Georgia / Phenix City, Alabama – 05/05/2021

The Chattahoochee Riverwalk is a 15 mile long river front park that traverses the scenic and historic Columbus, Georgia waterfront….

Sweet Southern Magnolias – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Not too far from Kadie the Cow, in Columbus, Georgia, we stopped to smell the flowers! Giant magnolia trees can…

Kadie the Cow – Columbus, Georgia – 05/05/2021

In the late 1960’s Kinnett Dairy of Columbus, Georgia, constructed Kadie the Cow as their behemothly bovine mascot! She has…

Historic Hotels: Columbus Marriott – Columbus, Georgia – 05/04/2021

One of our “new” favorite things to do is check out Historic Hotels. For my birthday, we spent an evening…

A “Little” Gas Station with a BIG Cult Following! It’s Buc-ee’s! – Fort Valley, Georgia – 05/04/2021

You’ve certainly heard that everything is “bigger in Texas.” So, you’d better believe this Busy Little Beaver hails from the…

Outside Exhibits at the Museum of Aviation – Warner Robins Air Force Base – Warner Robins, Georgia – 05/04/2021

There are SO many outside exhibits at the Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins Air Force Base, but we ran…

Museum of Aviation – United States Air Force Order of Medals – Warner Robins Air Force Base – Warner Robins, Georgia – 05/04/2021

This beautiful exhibit showcases the collection of Military Medals that have been awarded to Members of the Air Force throughout…

Museum of Aviation – Military Vehicles, Transport Equipment, and the Luftwaffe – Warner Robins Air Force Base – Warner Robins, Georgia – 05/04/2021

In the final room to the left, you can learn a little about The Luftwaffe, or the German Nazi Air…

Museum of Aviation – Flying the Hump WWII / Brigadier General Robert Lee Scott, Jr. / The Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force – Warner Robins Air Force Base – Warner Robins, Georgia – 05/04/2021

This album highlights the first room of exhibits, focusing on the China / Burma / India Theater of War during…

Museum of Aviation – Main Indoor Exhibits – Warner Robins Air Force Base – Warner Robins, Georgia – 05/04/2021

If you find yourself in the Macon / Warner Robins area of South Central Georgia, the Museum of Aviation at…

Easter Brunch at Mama’s Boy at the Falls of Oconee – Athens, Georgia – 04/05/2021

As our first on-site restaurant family-dining experience in well over a year, Easter Brunch at Mama’s Boy at the Falls…

Trapped in a Daydream: A Seonghwa Birthday Cafe Event at Oolong Bubble Teahouse – Kennesaw, Georgia – 04/03/2021

Our second K-Pop Fan Event for the day was another Birthday Celebration for Seonghwa from the group ATEEZ. Hosted at…

Hands Down, THE Best Sushi… Our Absolute Favorite FOREVER – Yuka Roll & Pho – Suwanee, Georgia – 04/03/2021

We have literally been eating here three times a week. And, honestly, if I could eat here EVERY day…. I…

Happy Birthday Seonghwa and Yunho! K-Pop Group ATEEZ Birthday Cup Sleeve Event at Boba Tea Tok – Duluth, Georgia – 04/03/2021

In the K-Pop music industry, fans worldwide will host local events to celebrate their favorite artists’ birthdays and special events,…

Cafe Blue Coffee Roasters – Duluth, Georgia – 03/14/2021

Cafe Blue Coffee Roasters in Duluth, Georgia is a newer coffee shop in Gwinnett County, opened in early 2020. They…

Hiking the Ivy Creek Greenway from The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center to the Woodward Mill Historic Site and Beyond – Buford, Georgia – 03/14/2021

Gwinnett County boasts an extensive park system with lots of hiking and trails. In the Buford area, The Gwinnett Environmental…

My Cocoa Cup Overfloweth – Athens, Georgia – 03/14/2021

Okay, so there is a reason I’m not actually employed as a barista of any sorts. I’m just a mom……

An Art Walk Through Decatur – Decatur, Georgia – 03/05/2021

As kids get older, the travel destinations change a bit. You don’t spend as much time exploring kids’ museums or…

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar (A Filming Location for the Movie Love, Simon) – Decatur, Georgia – 03/05/2021

We’ve been on a bit of a kick lately, checking out movie and television filming locations around the Atlanta-ish area….

Valentine’s Treats from Hansel and Gretel Bakery – Suwanee, Georgia – 02/13/2021

Trillian and I spent the day shopping for some yummy Valentine’s Day treats for the gang! Hansel and Gretel Bakery…

A Stroll Through Downtown Helen – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

It was a little cold… And a lot wet… But, that didn’t stop us from grabbing a hot drink, and…

Love Locks on the Chattahoochee River – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

How fitting for our Valentine’s Day Shopping Trip in Helen, Georgia, that we come across a bridge full of Love…

Hot Drinks for the Cold Weather – Yonah Coffee Company – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

After we finished our Valentine’s shopping, we grabbed a Honey Vanilla latte from Yonah Coffee Company to keep our hands…

Valentine’s Shopping at Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

We’re making the rounds to several local chocolatiers and candy kitchens to celebrate this Valentine’s Day! In Helen, Georgia, you…

School Bus Graveyard 2021 – Alto, Georgia – 02/12/2021

Since the last time we visited the School Bus Graveyard in January of 2020, we’ve been wondering if the art…

A Walk Around Hillsboro Village – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/26/2021

On our trips to Nashville now, we are trying to spend more time exploring the individual neighborhoods of the city….

A Hidden Graffiti Alley in Belmont – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/26/2021

One of the things about street art that will keep you on your toes as you are exploring, is that…

Bubble Tea at Cuckoo’s Cafe – Duluth, Georgia – 01/15/2021

One of the newest Bubble Tea Cafes on the scene in Gwinnett County is Cuckoo’s Cafe, located on Steve Reynolds…

The Daily Grind Index

The Daily Grind is our full collection of Personal Blog Posts. We also have The Daily Grind broken down into…

Rose and Lavender Lattes from Hendershot’s Coffee/Bar/Music – Athens, Georgia – 01/11/2021

Hendershot’s Coffee/Bar/Music is an Athens Institution, indeed! From hot floral lattes with housemade syrups, and cozy herbal teas, to boldly…

Homemade Vegan Waffles with Cranberry Syrup, Blackberry Jam, and Fruit – Athens, Georgia 12/21/2020

Breakfast this morning was a spread of homemade vegan waffles, with Wisconsin Cranberry Syrup, and Tennessee Mennonite Blackberry Jam; and…

…And a Rose Milk Tea for Trillian from Cafe Mozart Bakery – Suwanee, Georgia 12/20/2020

After a day of Alysia and I running our errands, we enjoyed sushi from Yu-ka Sushi Bar Roll & Pho,…

BuzyBites Cupcakes – Alpharetta, Georgia – 12/18/2020

Northpoint Mall in Alpharetta hosted a local business expo this weekend. We found several great vendors, including one young entrepreneur…

Another Day Another Ding – Ding Tea Taiwanese Tea House – Suwanee, Georgia – 12/12/2020

Another day, another Ding! Yes! I think we might like this place! Ding Tea Suwanee, and all of the Ding…

Byrd’s Famous Cookies River Street Location – Savannah, Georgia – 12/08/2020

One of our favorite destinations in Savannah, Georgia, is, of course, strolling down River Street, perusing shops and restaurants, and…