It has been over six years since I moved away from Columbus, Georgia. And though we have visited several times the last few years. It has always been for short periods of time, about a week or less. But this summer I was able to spend a little over three weeks in what I once considered home. This time was not only great for spending time with my family but also for discovering new gems in the small town that has a special place in my heart.
So, I’ll say that I was impressed by the progress the town has made since we moved away. So much, that we contemplated moving back. But then bounced out of it, I guess my love for Houston is much stronger. Either way, I thought I could pass on details on things to do while in Columbus. This would be especially useful to military families who move in and out of the Columbus and Fort Benning area.
Uptown Water Park
When I lived in Georgia, this was not around. I also didn’t have any kids, so it would not have been a place where you’d find me. However, now that I have two girls it was a great and refreshing way to cool down during the summer days we spent. What is it? It’s a giant Splash-pad, adjacent to a playground and overlooking the river.
Columbus Public Library
This is not a new attraction, and possibly not one that most people think to visit. But there’s something beautiful about the library; the architecture is what I’m probably drawn to. The Aflac Children’s Room is divine; it’s like walking into a story book. The space is large and perfectly decorated. We easily spent two hours there, while the girls picked out books, colored and played with other children who were visiting.
FLOWERS! What do you think about when your hear the word flowers? Spring, right?! Even though Fall is slowly creeping, the floral trend is sticking around. I’m not mad about it, either. Fall Florals? Yes, please!
I love floral prints and this delicate floral top from SheIn is perfect as we’re in between seasons. I styled it with my favorite jeans, but could easily wear it with white shorts or pants.
Also, I am currently loving studs, as you can probably tell by my handbag and sandals. I got the sandals for a steal at Kohl’s, keep scrolling for detail on how to get your hands on these. 😉
First, I’d like to thank Katie from Life She Lives for the nomination. We have been Instagram friends for a while and I truly love her feed and blog – so make sure to check it out.
It really is special to be nominated and recognized by other bloggers in the blogging community. Learn a little more about my blog and check out some of my favorite bloggers below. 😉
The start of Thirty Minus One
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It has been a while since I’ve shared a recipe… shame on me, for keeping all the yumminess to myself. 🙂 Truth is, I’ve been winging it, dinner, life, motherhood, everything!! Which is a testament to me needing some organization in my life at the moment. And meal planning action in the kitchen. Last week I made a sweet and spicy shrimp dinner worth sharing…
Because my love for rice is undeniable, this is the side that accompanied the shrimp. If you need basic instructions on how to make white rice, leave me a comment. 😉 I will walk you through it.
Today, I wanted to share five looks that I put together for a 5×5 Summer Challenge. Before I get started, are we friends on Instagram? I keep saying that’s where most of the fun takes place.
Don’t believe me? Go take a peek for yourself; it’s ThirtyMinusOne_Blog.
So you’re wondering what is a 5×5 Summer Challenge. It’s when you choose 5 pieces from your wardrobe, and you mix and match these to create five unique looks. No worries, the items don’t have to be new. Many of the items in my look below are ones that I had worn before – keep scrolling to see details.
Hello, hello! How is your Tuesday going? I’m still in denial that another week has begun and another month nearly ended. This pink romper though, it’s so bright I almost feel a little more cheerful. You can keep scrolling to shop similar items.
I love pink, then again what girl doesn’t. When I saw this romper, I had to get it! I love the little details, bow and ruffles by the thigh. It’s so breezy and perfect to dress up for date night or a girls night out.