Friday, June 13, 2014

Drawing Challenge / Coca Cola


A pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia conjured up the recipe for Coca Cola in 1886, and the rest is history.  From what I understand, you don't even mention the word Pepsi here.  I can't vouch for this story but someone told me that a delivery driver for Coca Cola was fired after someone tattled that he had a Pepsi during his lunch break.  I find that hard to believe because I have yet to see a Pepsi product available for purchase anywhere in Atlanta.  

We see Coca Cola murals, billboards, and products around the city more than any other.  As the kids are avid bottle cap collectors, we are finding these bottle caps everywhere!

If you have a few minutes listen to this episode of This American Life.  Ira Glass claims to have found the original recipe!  

Please visit Ariane,  Nadine, Veronica, Susan, Tania, Patrice, Eric, Joke, and Sally to see what they came up with.  I am curious to know what kind of relationship y'all have with Coca Cola.  Frankly, I can't drink it.  It makes me a bit nauseous.  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

High Museum Atlanta

A couple of weeks ago I took the kids and their new friend, Ethan, to the High Museum of Art here in Atlanta.  We went for the concept car exhibit and ended up discovering a lot more.
















Tuesday, June 10, 2014

drawing challenge theme / coca cola

This week's theme for the Drawing Challenge comes from none other than
 Atlanta, Georgia.  Did you  know that Atlanta is the home of Coca Cola?  

   COCA COLA

This morning I had a request from Ariane for a video from Atlanta.  I took a video while the kids and I took a walk to a nearby park that we love for it's trees, the pond, and all of its birds.  Our neighborhood is named Inman Park and is the very first suburb of Atlanta.  The streets are lined with historical homes and giant live oak and magnolia trees.  It's perfectly shaded for a nice morning walk during the hot Southern summer.  But from what I hear, we aint' seen nuthin' yet!
The video may be a tad boring and it's pretty shaky, but the song...the song is definitely worth the 3 minutes and 36 seconds.  Enjoy.






Monday, June 9, 2014

drawing challenge/upside down

I'm catching the tail end of last week's drawing challenge.  I am so grateful that Sweet Patrice hasn't given up on me.  She is our host this week.




Friday, May 23, 2014

spring in atlanta






















The kids and I joined Zach in Atlanta about 6 weeks ago.  Wow. Time is flying by!  We are loving it here.  Atlanta is friendly, beautiful, (so many trees!) and historically rich.  We found out that we are leaving sooner than expected, the start of July.  There are still so many places to see and people to meet.  Wonderful new friends have been made that we hate to leave.  This bittersweet roller coaster that is our gypsy life.  



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Drawing Challenge/ Nest

This is my nest.




And this is Greta's nest.


The drawing challenge this week is hosted by Ariane.  One of the most beautiful roses I know!

Next week the family will be in Atlanta, Georgia.  We will be there for a few months.  I hope to share lots of good things in the coming weeks!    


Saturday, November 30, 2013

drawing challenge / everyday objects


























Some bits from my jewelry box.
Kristen is our host this week!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

drawing challenge/autumn

































I sat down with the intention of drawing Autumn, the drawing theme chosen by lovely Ariane last week.  Out came these birds.  Crocheting with beautiful yarn, my favorite autumn/wintertime craft.
A suitable combo, yes?