August 4, 2011

Summer Obsessions

Every summer has it's obsessions, new discoveries, and fads. These are a few that could be found in my summer!!

This is my happy place. Billy's family has a cabin
in Blue Ridge, GA right in the valley of Cold and Rich mountains along a creek that runs down to the Toccoa river. It's so peaceful there. When we arrive it's like we leave all of our cares and the rest of the world back on the highway. The only way I can describe the drive down into the valley is that it's like the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. In the first book when the siblings find the closet that leads to Narnia and they walk through the closet and it slowly turns into this paradise. Well, that's how the road that leads up to the cabin feels for us. It's a mix between a fairy tale and an 1800's novel. They call the Cabin Treetops--it's what Billy's grandma used to call it. It's seriously as if it was perched on the tops of trees that line the creek. There is never a day, rain or shine, that we don't say "it's a pretty day today." Even thunderstorms are wonderful up there. I can't wait to go back and spend a few days this weekend.

I would like to thank McDonalds for making my favorite drink available to me every single day of this incredibly hot summer. Strawberry Lemonade was made for me and my taste buds. AND it's in slushie form! Thank you God as well!

Molly! She's my new car that I really needed, hate paying for, but love her nonetheless. Jenna and I had a very long, wonderful ride together. Well, until she started costing me more than she was worth. She stood by me through a lot. If only cars could talk--she'd hate me, but she'd have some great stories to tell. Well, Molly is a 2010 Mazda3 and she is wonderful. She's so much fun to drive. I'd comment on her dependability, but I hope to not find out for a while how dependable she is. She's great on gas, she loves the road trips I take her own. We're like peas and carrots. Not to mention, she's pretty cute! ;)

So I've seen this little logo floating around Milledgeville for a couple of months now, and finally tracked down it's meaning/brand. Peach State Pride is an awesome idea that a GCSU alumni and a fellow North Georgia native came up with to promote pride of the state of Georgia. I describe it to all of my friends as the equivalence of the Palmetto Tree for South Carolina residents (being from a SC boarder county, they all undersand what it means. Unlike others who just think it's a palm tree for people that like the beach.. Sorry, my rant caused my to digress). I'm absolutely in love with the logo, the brand, the purpose. I want one of everything that he has to offer!!

This, ladies and gentlemen, is my best friend this summer. I would not have made it though a summer as a baseball coach's girlfriend without it. If you've ever had to follow a summer league of any outdoor sport in the south, you know how hot it can get. Baseball games are unbearably hot and typically there is no shade to be found. I purchased this battery powered fan to take with me to the games, because I knew I wouldn't be able to make it through the summer without some way of beating the heat. I'm able to put it in my bag and set it up wherever my blanket lands. Very handy, convenient, portable quiet, cheap, and worth it!

One of my newest discovers, and probably the worst of my obsession is Axxium Nail Polish. It's some type of gel that is cured after applied to the nail to ensure that it is very, very hard. It doesn't chip!! It's so good that some salons will guarantee it for at least two weeks. If it peels or or chips, they'll replace it for free! I'm on my second color and even through all the crap I put my nails through, I haven't had a single chip, scratch, or anything less than an awesome looking polish.

This is my first summer of Netflix, and possibly my last depending on how I feel after the price hike. So I have started watching tv shows religiously. My two favorites that I watched this summer have been Dexter and Bones. Not sure what this says about me, but I love them regardless!

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