Why I Turned Down The “Big City Dream”

Barn edited“Why’d you choose to move down here when you could be living and working in the city?” This is a question I’m asked a lot. People are genuinely curious as to why I wouldn’t move to the city, where my parents live, and work a big corporate PR job and make tons of money.

My answer has never changed.

I moved to South Georgia for college. I spent four wonderful years in a small college town where there is nothing to do but to go to the local bars and drink enough where you’re no longer bored, ride dirt roads (miles and miles of them around here), or attend house parties.

But the University is not what made me fall in love with the area. The small town feel mesmerized me. Ever since I was little id tell my family and friends that I wanted to live on a farm and marry a southern boy. I’m not sure if it was my love for animals or just the completely different culture.

honey suckle editedSo go ahead, ask me… “”Why’d you choose to move down here when you could be living and working in the city?”

The thought of making more money is something no logical person would ever be opposed to. For me, getting stuck in Atlanta traffic for a good hour or more after my 9 to 5 shift is far from appealing. Speaking with people of MANY different cultures, states, and mindsets compared to the simple and sweet southern hospitality of everyone you meet, there’s no question which id rather do. Money is not worth it for me.

tree 2 editedThe pictures in this blog are worth a thousand words. Mile after mile I drive around this town and immediately see something new I want to capture. The area is absolutely beautiful. Sure, it may be extremely hot during the summers and the gnats are very aggravating. But I would never trade the gorgeous vast fields and bright green grass God produced for us for some man-made concrete.

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If you have never been to Georgia, or anywhere in the south…add it to your bucket list. I promise you that the crazy incest hillbillies that the media portrays the south to be is far from what you will encounter. Sweet tea, porch swings, sunflower fields, huge oak trees and a smile from a stranger will keep you here.

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Check out my photo gallery for more pictures that I have taken! There are plenty more to come.

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xoxo

Alexis

Feedback

Hi y’all! I hope everyone has been having a fabulous new year so far (: So I want some feedback from you guys. Lately, I have been posting a lot of my vlogs on here. Do yall like the vlogs? Or would y’all rather see more of my writing? Or both?

Please comment below and let me know! I love hearing your feedback!

In the meantime, I uploaded another video on my YouTube channel. This video is super funny! It’s a story time about a party I went to in college that just went horribly wrong! You can check it out here. Please make sure to give it a thumbs up and subscribe. 🙂

Thanks, I look forward to hearing what y’all want to see from me in 2018!

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-Alexis

Rare Sighting of Snow Fall in South Georgia

It’s Christmas all over again! I can’t contain my excitement today. It’s pretty rare that it snows in Georgia but VERY rare when it snows in South Georgia. Let the snowman building begin! ❄️☃️

My New Year’s Resolution: The Key To Sticking With It

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Every year I constantly see people tweeting, Facebooking, and sharing their New Year Resolution’s online… how they are drastically going to change their lives, their health habits, the amount of money they spend, and so on and so forth. But we all know these things rarely ever happen. We’re all guilty of it. I’m totally guilty of it.

Last year my New Year goal was the lose weight and to just be completely healthy all around. Well, to be honest. I kicked butt for a good while. I started working out every single day and eating very healthy, which was pretty hard considering I was a full-time student, had a part-time job, and made very little money to spend on healthy groceries.

This lasted about 3 or 4 months. To be completely honest with you, I have no idea what made me stop. I cant remember for the life of me what made me quit. If a holiday rolled around, or if something drastic happened and I took a few days off and just didn’t get back into the routine..who knows?

But, with all this being said… I’m not a quitter. I’m challenging myself to this resolution once again. I don’t necessarily think I’m a “fat”, but hey, losing a few pounds would be nice. Also, I just want to be healthier all together. Being healthy is SO important to me. I eat pretty healthy on a day to day basis. I RARELY eat fast food anymore. I take vitamins every day, mostly drink water, and pack a healthy lunch for work every single day.

So, Lets talk details.

To achieve this goal of mine I will be doing the following:

  1. Daily workouts and recording how many sets of each workout I do so I can refer back each day and slowly challenge myself a little more. (I will keep a cute little journal to do this so I can stay organized and make it easier on myself!)
  2. Cut out sugars (soda, candy, junk food, etc), whites (carbs, pasta, etc.), and processed foods (frozen foods).

THIS WILL NOT BE EASY.

I’ve kept asking myself over and over what would be the best day to start this because this will not be easy for me. But, there is no other day than today. If you really want something in life you have to just go for it.

Do you have a New Year Resolution? What’s important to you? Let me know!

Or if you want to join this challenge with me, let me know, I’d love to share my detailed workout schedule with you.

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xoxo

-Alexis

CHRISTMAS HAUL & YOUTUBE CHANNEL?!

Hi Y’all! Great news, I made a YouTube channel! I wanted to find a new way to express myself to y’all and what better way than to make a YouTube channel? I have been an active YouTube follower for years now, so Ive really been studying how vloggers speak to their followers so I decided to give it a shot.

My first video is kind of a little introductory video as well as a short Christmas haul! So let it speak for it self and go check it out. Maybe even subscribe and leave a comment letting me know you are coming from my blog, it’d mean a lot! Link is down below ❤

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