Lauren’s Recipes of the Week: Roasted Potatoes, Cochinita Pibil Tacos & Roasted Broccoli

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

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Lauren’s Potatoes

I bought too many potatoes last week for a thing and so I roasted 8 or so tonight. Rinsed, cut, tossed in olive oil, minced 5 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper. Roast at 400° for 45 minutes.… Read More »

Book of the Week: Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My friend Kristin (not the author) recommended Magic Hour when we were in Destin during spring break.   I picked it up last week and devoured in just a few sittings.    I found myself making excuses for reading time….which wasn’t hard since everyone else in my house was preoccupied with the road to the College World Series.… Read More »

Tech Tip: How to create those cute cartoon characters of yourself

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve always been curious about the cute little “mini me” cartoon emojis that people sometimes send via text.  When my mom (who is in her seventies) sent me a text with a cartoon of herself I realized then and there that I needed to figure this out.  

My oldest son recently taught me how to use Snapchat. … Read More »

Audra’s Trip to Vino Venue for Dunwoody Restaurant Week

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

Thanks Vino Venue for a wonderful Dunwoody Restaurant Week meal!  Everything was delicious and my nephew may never be the same after trying tres leches cake for the first time ever.  Everyone in my party can eat whatever they want.  However, Vino Venue could not have been more accommodating for gluten free me.… Read More »

Book of the Week: Bringing Up Boys: Shaping the Next Generation of Men by James Dobson

My hardback version of Bringing Up Boys:  Shaping the Next Generation of Men was copyrighted 2001, the year my youngest son was born.   I grabbed it from my library today to review something I remembered from this amazing book.  I realized when putting it back on the shelf that I’ve had this book for 18 years and it is the parenting book that I most often refer to.  … Read More »

Lunch with Lauren ~ Poolside Snacks

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

When the last school bell rings and my children exit the front doors of DES and into summer, they immediately require sustenance every 15 to 45 minutes. I typically start the summer with the high hopes of fruit kabobs and worksheet bridge books and by July, it’s anything covered in neon orange cheese powder, Popsicles that come in a mesh bag of a 1000 and unlimited WIFI.… Read More »

Lunch with Lauren ~ Summer Lunches

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Well, we all made it to summer and what’s that saying……”The pool/beach will give it whatever body I give it?” That’s my mentality considering most moms should get a patch for just surviving May. I do tend to eat less and lighter, but still maintain this squishy physique with plenty of empty wine calories.… Read More »

Movie Pass Giveaway ~ Late Night

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her.… Read More »

Worth the Drive: Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ Latest Exhibit

by Christina Mimms for The Aha! Connection

For some people, a green thumb is hard to come by. The few flowers I’ve planted in my gardens over the years mostly remain, some of them barely clinging to life while others surprisingly hang on from one year to the next. Others, well, not so much.

The good news is that our fair city offers a gorgeous plant life to admire just a short drive away at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.… Read More »


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Rocketman ~ Audra’s review from the United States Premiere in NYC

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

I was one of the lucky few who scored tickets to see the United States premiere of Rocketman in New York City last night.  I’ve shared tons of free movie passes over the years, but I selfishly kept these for myself! 

I had never been to Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and was quite thrilled to be on the second row of the balcony with a fishbowl view of the star-studded audience.  … Read More »

Movie Pass Giveaway ~ Aladdin

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Rated PG.

We are hosting a special advance screening on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00pm at Regal Atlantic Station and The Aha!Read More »

Kylie’s Voice: Basketball for Backpacks

By Kylie Bick for The Aha! Connection

Basketball for Backpacks at Dunwoody High School was a success! Many students came out last Friday night to support their teachers and help contribute to raising money. The $1,400 raised went towards backpacks and school supplies for children in DeKalb. Some of the schools that are being donated to are Hightower and Kingsley Elementary.… Read More »