Tis the Season

Tis the season

Tis’ the season y’all! And no, I’m not talking about the holidays…I’m talking about camo-wearing, locked and loaded, ass hurtin cause you been sitting in a deer stand for hours kind of season. I myself have personally never been hunting. Im around folks who talk about it nonstop and go quite often enough that I’m sitting here talking to y’all about it right now.

The reason that I bring it up because on my way to work this morning I could not help but notice the abundance of dead deer on the side of the roads from getting hit by cars from what I assume.  So here is my funny store for Y’all on this fine Monday. A year ago from today during the summer, I was driving to my internship from my boyfriend’s house, He lives in Claxton, Ga which is basically made up of just a bunch of dirt roads and houses. He lives on a dirt road himself. So it is very typical to see deer on this road, especially at night time. Well, it was pretty early in the morning and I noticed a dead deer right in the middle of the road on the other side coming towards his house. So anyway, the day goes on and I spend the day at my internship and don’t think another thing about the dead deer.

Later that night I was returning to my boyfriend’s house driving down these backgrounds where there is absolutely no source of light except for my headlights. I am driving about 65 miles per hour jamming to what I am assuming is some Johnny Cash or throwback Taylor Swift jams and then it hits me, low and behold…there he is… the dead deer. Now, by the time I see this massive feller I’ve got 2 options. Literally drive over the damn thing or probably pop my tires by swerving and possibly flipping my car. So, I slowed down as much as I possibly could which was to about 45 miles per hour and just hoped over the guy. IT WAS GUT WRENCHING. Not to mention the thing was already half rotten.

Soo lets keep going. I heard a few pops or two which sounded like my bumper splitting in two and then something dragging underneath my car. I was so scared about the damage that I had done, but at that point, I was just glad that I was ok and decided I would have my boyfriend look at it in the morning. I got back to his house and called it a night. The next day we didn’t look at my car right away, instead we immediately got up and decided we’d relax a little bit with his family and get in their pool…

This is where it gets embarrassing.

Josh’s entire family was in the pool. His mom, stepdad, two brothers, and I were all swimming when his mom pointed out a god-awful smell that the wind kept carrying over to us. We pushed it aside of course because it could’ve been anything with them living out in the country.

Later on that day Josh finally decided to look at my car. The first thing he does is duck his head under my bumper, quickly lifts his head back up, looks back up at me and says with wide eyes, “Alexis…come look under your car.”

I was afraid.

“No….”

“No….seriously. Come look.”

Y’ALL. THE ENTIRE DAMN  HALF ROTTEN DEER DRAGGED BACK TO HIS HOUSE WITH MY CAR!!!!

Worst. Smelling. Thing. I. Have. Ever. Smelled. Ever.

Let’s just say that Josh wasn’t too happy with the cleanup process of this because I sure as hell wasn’t going near the deer, and he also had to fix my bumper because it had snapped in half from running over the already dead deer…

Moral of the story. Pay attention on back roads people. haha!!

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-Alexis

Autumn Moments (1)

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year!! What is there not to love? Everything from the weather beginning to change (even though it’s basically summer all year round in south Georgia) to duck boots, sweaters and cute scarves, delicious smelling candles, candy apples…I could go on and on. I decided to share some of my favorite fall activities and dates that are perfect for this time of year, whether it is with some of your best girlfriends or your sweet loved one. Enjoy! 🙂

1. Fair Nights

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The fair is always the perfect date spot for you and your longtime boyfriend or that certain someone you’ve had your eye on for some time. Fair season typically means that it’s chilly and you need someone to keep you warm, especially when you get to the top of that Farris wheel.  It is also a perfect hand holding spot. Personally, my boyfriend HATES PDA, but this year at the fair he didn’t mind when I reached over and took his hand leading him to my favorite attractions. Take your special someone to the fair this year and devour a funnel cake…I know I did.

2. Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

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Ahh yes, one of my favorites! Pumpkin patches and corn mazes bring me pure joy. This is not something I would necessarily do on a date with a boy, but every year in college my sorority would make it a trip as a sisterhood retreat to go to a pumpkin patch. You better believe I was one of the very first ones to sign up. I absolutely recommend getting a big group of your girlfriends together and planning a trip to a pumpkin patch together. Your Instagram will be blowing up with cuteness! 🙂

3. Movie Nights

One of the most comforting things is coming home from work, pouring yourself a glass of wine, grabbing your favorite throw blanket, and snuggling up to someone you love, whether it be a partner or a friend, and putting on a seasonal movie. Hocus Pocus, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Christmas Vacation are a few of my favorites. A date doesn’t necessarily mean you have to travel somewhere! Take a night to relax and enjoy your surroundings with a fall candle lit. p.s. the Sweater Weather candle from Bath and Body Works smells INCREDIBLE.

4. Haunted House

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Since Halloween has already passed, it’s a little too late to go to a haunted house, but it is definitely one of the best places to take someone on a date! When my boyfriend and I first started dating he took me to a haunted house called ‘Scare House of the South’….I.was.terrified. I didn’t want to look like a wuss cause I was with his little sister and her longtime boyfriend, so I literally forced myself into this thing. The entire time I was screaming and squeezing the life out of Josh’s hand. But it worked out because the whole time he was comforting me, and I could tell that he was attracted to the fact that I was brave enough to go through with it because this was no ordinary haunted house… Getting chased by chainsaw demons is not an everyday occurrence Y’all…

5. Pecan Pickin’/Apple Orchard

If you are a nature-lover like me you appreciate this date. Pecan and apple orchards are breathtakingly beautiful.  Josh and I have already planned out a trip to Pearson Farm. It is a beautiful pecan farm in Fort Valley, GA.

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I’m just excited about the beauty of it as much as I am as the tasty pecans and peaches they have! They also offer tours of the farm, and if you go online to their website you can use the pecans and peaches you pick with some of their very tasty recipes, yum!

Now, I am originally from North Georgia and that is where people are more familiar with apples. Growing up my family and I always attended the apple festivals in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it was very common to see a few apple orchards here and there on the way up. Granny Smiths, Gala, Red Delicious, Honeycrisps…all the varieties of apples you can imagine. And there is something just so satisfying about picking your own apple and doing whatever you please with it, whether it be making a pie, apple cider, a caramel apple, or just eating it on its own. I’m telling you, you need to do it this season!

6. Football Game

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Football Games are more than a big deal down south. I mean people will run you over just because you are the opposing team…you think I’m joking. Regardless of the violence, football games are so much fun! I always get so hyped dressing up head to toe in spirit wear and spending the entire day tailgating up until kick off. This is fun with a giant group of people, or with your significant other. Just have fun!

 

Thanks for reading! I hope this gives you a few ideas for some fun this season. Let me know what you do for fun in the Fall!

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xo

-Alexis

 

Cutest Toddler Halloween Costumes

Ok Y’all so for the past few years my aunt has been totally KILLING it with her Halloween costume ideas for her son. I couldn’t resist sharing these with y’all. So I hope you get a kick out of them like I did cause he just looks too stinkin’ cute!


2015- Scuba Diver 


2016- Donald Trump


2017- Willie Nelson and UGA Football Coach Kirby Smart. 

And aren’t those poses just too cute?!? He didn’t even have to be asked to do them.

Happy Halloween Everyone 🎃

Tidal Rise

First of all, don’t get thrown off by the title…I am NOT getting married. Even though marriage is something I dream about on a day-to-day basis (such a hopeless romantic), it’s not my time yet. This past weekend was my Big’s (my big sister in my college sorority) bachelorette weekend! I am going to be one of her bridesmaids, along with multiple of my other sorority sisters from college.

The weekend took place in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We were blessed enough to stay in a condo right on the beach. Let’s start off by saying my friends love to have a good time. Now, I am not much of a drinker, but a bachelorette weekend is an exception right? 😉

Our first day of fun began as a beach day. All the girls dragged themselves out of bed, threw on their bikinis, poured some wine/mixed drinks in some sparkly little tumblers, and spent the day soaking up the badly needed sunlight and discussing which of us was next to get engaged. (spoiler alert: It was me..lol)

After playing mom and making lunch for some of my less sober friends…

“Can you make me a bagel with peanut butter? NOT cream cheese, I need some protein.”

“Are these your Cheeto puffs?…Can I steal some?”

“Can I have a bagel too Alexis?!”

Yes. Yes. and Yes… hahaha

All ten of us took showers and started getting ready for our adorable beach pictures in pink dresses. (and the bride in white of course)

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It wasn’t long before everyone started to complain about how hungry they were, so we suited up for dinner and our so called “crazy night out”.

We took over Senor Frogs in a little strip in Myrtle Beach. If you’ve never been to Senor Frogs it’s a very noisy atmosphere, family-oriented, and the waiters make crazy balloon hats for everyone. They also have a bar, so it can get pretty rowdy at times. The food took forever to get to us, but our waiter made sure that we had PLENTY of drinks and a few free shots to make up for it.

The funniest moment of the night was when the words “karaoke” and “free tequila shots” were heard across the table from the waiters mouth… He knew exactly what he was doing.

Minutes later I found myself, and nine of my frisky friends singing “My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas on stage in front of a packed restaurant/bar. Why I choose to do this to myself…good question. ha! But the bride enjoyed it, so that is all that matters, and she’s my excuse when my boyfriend asks about all my crazy snap chats.

We threw back our well deserved shots and headed to our next adventure of the night. Little did we know we would end up at Dave and Buster’s playing ski ball instead of dancing at a club. Our poor little underage friend Karina got her fake I.D. taken at the bar we were supposed to go to. Oh, I remember those days…

But all was good because my granny self was exhausted and the bed was screaming my name.

Long story short, bachelorette weekends are meant to celebrate a time with the ladies you love and the one who’s lucky enough to have that diamond on her finger. Whether you have 1 tequila shot or 7, trust me you will have a good time.

Have you ever been to a bachelorette/bachelor weekend or party? Please tell me about it, I love hearing all the crazy stories!

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xo

-Alexis

How to Start a Hauling Business

Have you actually ever thought about what is underneath your home? Or heck…have you ever CRAWLED underneath it?! haha probably not, and ill be the first to tell ya…dont.

Im going to dive a little deeper into the company I work for.

Well, here in the south most houses are built over a crawl space. Which is just a terrible thing to begin with. Crawl spaces are nothin but an energy bill demon, insect paradise, and foundation disaster. So that’s where my company comes in. Our inspectors come to the client’s home and crawl into…yeah you guessed it… the CRAWL space. So, my manager thought of a really fun idea to spend the day with an inspector so we can really grasp the concept of their position.

Well, I knew that the inspectors got into the crawl spaces, but I did not realize how dirty this job could actually get. I felt like I was Mike Rowe on an episode of dirty jobs for a minute. Lol!

But, Im not opposed to getting a little down and dirty, but when it comes to spiders…hell naw. I squeezed my body into this 12 inch crawl space door and was immediately met with mud, cobwebs, and puddles of water that made me feel like I was a participant in some cruel obstacle course. Thankfully, I made it from one end of the crawl space to the other without any unwanted creatures in my hair.

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(I was a lot dirtier than I look)

Basically what I am getting at is appreciate the men and women in this world who have to get a little, or extremely dirty, during their 8 hour work day, every day. Or, do what I did and get out of the office and explore the other positions within your company. I promise you will learn something!

On another note, while we were in Savannah (which is where the job site was) we decided to take a detour through some beautiful historic areas of Savannah.

 

These pictures that I took in Savannah are from a historic site called Wormsloe, which was a plantation owned by one of the first English settlers in 1733! You can read more on it here: http://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe

I don’t know about y’all, but nature and history just absolutely amaze me. Seeing things like this is what makes me super happy, especially when it has history tied to it! Just beautiful!

If y’all would like to learn more about my company, foundation repair, or historic sites in Savannah feel free to send me a message! I love spreading the knowledge.

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-Alexis

 

This is the post excerpt.

Introduction

Hi y’all! Welcome to my very first blog post! Now, before I get into any content material I figured I’d use this specific post to introduce myself, and give y’all a little bit of insight about what you should expect on this website and from me 🙂

My name is Alexis. I was born and raised in good ol’ Georgia. If you’ve never been to Georgia, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! Come on over and see me! haha but really, Georgia is beautiful and if you like a good juicy peach then you can just about expect to see a “Peaches Next Exit” sign on most south Georgia free-ways. Not to mention that boiled peanuts are a MUST, and I find myself slamming on my poor car’s brakes every time I see some sweet old man selling them on the side of the road.

But enough about food, we’re talking about me right? 😉 I’m a 22 (23 in December) year old Georgia Southern college grad..go Eagles baby! If you’ve ever seen GSU’s campus you can understand why I immediately fell in love with the University.

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(my sister on the left)

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Georgia Southern also brought me to my 4-year “home away from home”, Alpha Omicron Pi. As corny as it sounds AOll brought me my forever friends, as well as a bad a** costume box. Lol! I could go on and on about my wonderful sorority, but that’s for another day. So for now here’s a picture of me and some of my sisters/best friends.

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The surreal feeling of being a college graduate never goes away. I graduated from college in May 2017, and now I’m forced into the real world where I pretend that I actually know what I’m doing. I can personally thank my wonderful father for teaching me how important it is to budget, even though I still spend all my money on beauty products, coffee, and Chick Fil a…oops. I am currently working as a Marketing Assistant at a wonderful company called Lowcountry Basement Systems. It’s a foundation and crawl space repair company, and my job is to load tons of content (blogs, job stories, social media, videos) onto their website to produce lots and lots of leads. I have a huge passion for social media and writing, and I’m interested in doing a little bit of freelancing on the side if anyone needs help with social media presence. You can check out some of my work on their Facebook page.

What to Expect

So you’re probably wondering what this blog is all about.. Well, picture yourself sitting in a rickety old wooden rocking chair on a wrap around porch with your sweet pup sitting next to you in the early morning as you sip your cup of coffee. There’s barely a cloud in sight, just the distant sun beginning to rise. There’s no sound of cars passing by, or the chatter of busy people as they begin their daily work routine. A simple and relaxing lifestyle that most southerners experience day to day. I have such a passion for this lifestyle, and I wanted to find a way to appreciate it and bring it to life so that others can appreciate it with me.

So as far as content goes, the sky is the limit! Expect some true southern recipes, monthly favorite beauty products, home decor, music, maybe a few history lessons here and there, and some perfect traveling ideas!

I hope that this introduction helped you get to know me a little more, and that you are excited about what is to come! Please give this post a ‘like’ or comment below with some ideas for future posts.

Talk to y’all soon!