Family Valentine’s Party | Halcyon | Alpharetta, GA | 02/12/2022

This was my first visit to Halcyon, and I now wish I lived in Alpharetta so that I could attend practically every event they do.

Parking was considerably easier than anticipated. A parking garage is located across the street from the event site. There was plenty of parking space available. We arrived on the fourth floor and headed down the stairwell. Taking the elevator was also an option. It was also convenient that they had a couple of people directing traffic there. Oh, and PARKING IS FREE!

We followed the crowd as they led us towards the busy party area. A lovely lady greeted us and handed us some adorable event brochures shown above. I wish there was also a map included.

We decided to start with Mickey and Minnie, who were posing for photos from 12:30 until 2:30pm. The line was long, but it moved quickly. It was good that there was a lady assisting you with snapping shots with your own phone.

It was also wonderful that while I was holding our place in line, my brother took my baby to play in the sandbox, which was packed of kids and grownups having a good time.

He also had the opportunity to play in the ball arena, which was quite dangerous. Children can be rough, and they were kicking balls in the faces of children by accident, and some would purposely kick them out of the area, hitting people standing in line nearby.

At one time, I was smacked in the face while standing outside watching my child.

On the back of the pamphlet, there was a list of shops in the vicinity that were running offers.

We stopped by Holmes Slice, a pizza restaurant, to purchase a box of pizza baked from scratch and cooked in a wood-burning oven.

I appreciated how they asked for my phone number so they could text me when the pizza was ready.

The wait was only approximately 10 to 15 minutes long. The pizza was delicious! There was only one slice left in the box when we finished.

On-site, there was a FREE photo booth, which was fantastic!

Both inside and outside of the small trailer, there was a setup. We began by capturing shots with our mobile phones on the setup outside. We were assisted by a lovely lady in line. Then we were ushered inside, where a worker snapped photos of us with our own devices before we gazed into the box to pose for photos as the timer counted down, just like a standard photo booth.

On our way to the puppy play area, we stopped by “It’s A Sweet Life’s” cart for some chocolate coated oreos and red velvet cake.

I can say one thing about this event: there were dogs EVERYWHERE. That day, around one-third of the population was made up of dogs, haha. They were all nice to see too.

The event was enjoyable. I’d love to return to Halcyon whenever possible! There’s so much we haven’t done, so many shops and locations we haven’t yet seen. Hopefully, the next event will have a map so I can make more direct stops or I will personally have more time to explore.

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Keep Your Home Cozy and Beautiful in January with these 4 Tips

After Christmas, we often put away all of our cozy and colorful home décor, which makes the house look empty and somber. With these 4 tips you can continue to keep the warmth of the season even after Christmas.

After Christmas, we often put away all of our cozy and colorful home décor, which makes the house look empty and somber. With these 4 tips you can continue to keep the warmth of the season even after Christmas.

1. Leave Some Greenery Out

You can use the greenery from your Christmas trees and garlands as a decoration in the winter months after you remove the Christmas ornaments and lights from them.

2. Consider Bright, White DĂ©cor

Right after Christmas, when you want your home dĂ©cor to seem fresh and bright – much like your view on the new year – white is the perfect color to use!

3. Include Soft, Comfortable Fabrics

The winter month would benefit greatly from the presence of your plush, fluffy blankets and cushions.

4. Add Wooden Accents

Adding some wood to your design creates lovely accents that are both wintery and rustic in appearance.

Family Movie Night at Home | Checklist | Valentine’s Day | 2022

Essentials 1. Plush Pajamas Spend some time lounging about in an extremely comfortable fabric. 2. Put on Your Red Fuzzy Socks Relax in socks that are the most comfortable for your feet. 3. Red Heart Valentine’s Day Head Bopper Make a statement this Valentine’s Day with a colorful and charming head bopper! 4. A Warm…

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17 New Year’s Resolutions to Get You Ready for 2022

It’s a new year, which means now is the perfect time to introduce a new you! The year 2022 is nearing, and it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions.

It’s a new year, which means now is the perfect time to introduce a new you! The year 2022 is nearing, and it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions.

Maybe you’ve had difficulty in the past keeping your New Year’s resolutions. However, you have another opportunity to try—and New Year’s Day is an excellent time to do so! If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out this list of 17 New Year’s resolutions. Whether you want to lose weight or learn to love yourself more, manage your money better, or strengthen your relationships with friends and family, you can choose from these 17 doable New Year resolution ideas.

Strive to exceed expectations and use this new year to pursue your dreams, whether it’s learning how to start a business or simply trying therapy for the first time to overcome a breakup. Whichever path you take, there are countless opportunities to live a happier and healthier life in the new year.

1. Begin a Journal

Keep a record of your thoughts, feelings, and dreams. There are numerous advantages to keeping a journal. It can aid in the reduction of anxiety, the creation of awareness, and the regulation of emotions. Furthermore, when you look back on it later in life, you’ll find it both humiliating and endearing.

2. Send Greeting Cards

Create joy in someone’s life by leaving them with a heartfelt note. You can even personalize greeting cards with your own artistry, fragrances, and even gifts!

If you want to make the gesture even more meaningful. I recommend acquiring some stamps and an address book. Consider how surprised they would be to get a beautiful greeting card from a loved one in the mail.

3. Make a Bucket List for Movies

Every year, there are a slew of films that you don’t want to miss out on seeing. Make a “bucket list” of all of the movies that you really want to watch that are coming out this year and put it on your calendar.

4. Take a Break from Social Media

It is possible to reduce the feelings of anxiety, wasted time, and procrastination that can be brought on by excessive browsing on social media if you take a break from it.

To make it more challenging, choose a day of the week, once a week, when you will not be able to access any social networking sites for the entire day.

5. Spend Less

Stop all non-essential expenditures for a day, a week, or a month. Effective use can help you save more.

6. DIY: Make Something Extraordinary

Getting started on that home improvement project you’ve been putting off is easier than ever in the new year. Doing something creative can be calming, fulfilling, and enjoyable!

7. Begin a Workout Challenge

Instead of rushing to sign up for a gym membership, think about how often you’ll actually use it. Particularly if you’re paying for it. Instead of going to the gym, why not just do it at home?

You may have a specific goal in mind, such as becoming more flexible or losing some belly fat. Concentrate on just one thing at a time. Starting a fitness challenge is a good way to get started. So many free online resources are available to help you achieve your individual physical goals.

For most challenges, you must complete a short workout every day for the entire month. It’s easy at the beginning, but as the days go on, the difficulty increases.

8. Every Month, Read a Book

Is it possible to read a book once a month for the next 12 months? Yes!

If you’d like to be recommended books to read, an Amazon Prime membership entitles you to receive an email at the start of each month with at least five suggestions. You have the option to purchase one of the five for free!

9. Increase Your Water Intake

The temptation to reach for coffee, soda, tea, or anything else sounds more exciting than plain water. Increased H20 consumption, on the other hand, is the key to radiant skin, a more balanced diet, improving the body’s ability to bounce back after a tough workout, and a slew of other benefits. Just to reiterate, increasing your water consumption is always a good New Year’s resolution to make.

For some individuals, the recommended eight glasses of water per day may seem excessive. But that is all it is: a recommendation. Why not make a more realistic aim of drinking at least one or two full bottle of water per day?

10. Schedule Your Appointments

How long has it been since your previous visit to the dentist? What about your most recent visit to your primary care physician? What about your dermatologist or OB/GYN? To avoid having to think about it, schedule your appointments at the start of the year and put them in your calendar right away.

11. Increase Your Vegetable Consumption

Although there are numerous health benefits to eating veggies, the majority of us do not choose to do so. So, if you can’t eat your vegetables, why not drink them?

The V8 brand’s “Healthy Greens” is one vegetable juice I recommend. It’s made out of a mix of green veggies with green apples added for sweetness.

12. Take More Walks

Walking is good for your health and happiness.

Walking 30 to 2 1/2 hours a day is suggested, but fitting that into an already hectic schedule can be difficult. Instead, once or twice a week, go for a stroll for at least an hour. Try to take in some different sights each time you go.

13. Schedule Your Car Washes on a Monthly Basis

Your automobile will always appear clean if you schedule regular car washing. The key is to plan things ahead of time and schedule them on your calendar so that you actually make time for them.

14. Make Time for Meditation

Mental health and wellbeing are just as critical as physical health, if not more so. In the new year, make a conscious effort to give your mind the same amount of TLC as you do your body. Calm, Headspace, and Liberate are all apps and programs that can assist you in getting started!

15. Visit a New Place

If you’ve been putting off your vacation plans, now is the time to start planning—or at least saving.

16. Consider Using Therapy

Everyone needs support from time to time. Even if you don’t feel like you’re stuck or going through anything major, finding a therapist can be extremely beneficial. There are a variety of options available, including phone therapy, virtual video calls, in-person therapy, and even text chat.

17. Cross Something Off Your Bucket List

What is something you’ve always wanted to accomplish but never had the time or money to attempt until now? Do it!

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