Next time we meet it will be July, can you believe it? This year is flying past us, y’all! Today, I wanted to share with you a special piece of jewelry from Victory Jewelers. I may have mentioned that my birthday was on June 6 – I turned 31 but didn’t do anything too big. I suppose going on 30 was a bigger deal than going on 31. But in honor of my birthday month I have been wearing this (Gemini) Zodiac Necklace piece.
I love unique pieces like this one and its simplicity because it goes with everything. Plus, it’s under $35 and quite the conversation starter, as I often get asked about it. 🙂 Victory Jewelers’ collection goes beyond zodiac signs though. It includes initials, lifestyle pieces and even military pieces as they’re based in the small military town of Ft. Benning, Georgia.
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.