Peachtree College Planning – Audra’s Experience

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My hubby and I sent two sons off to college.  My oldest was in 10th grade when I started freaking out because I didn’t understand ANYTHING about the college application process, what we could afford, where was the best fit, scheduling college tours, etc.  Honestly, when I started talking to people about what to do, I felt like I was learning a whole new foreign language with words such as:  FAFSA, SAT Subject Tests, Early Admission, Gap Year, Technical School, Early Decision, Early Action, Early Decision, Common App, Safety School, Binding Decisions, Hope/Zell GPA vs regular GPA, UGMA, UTMA, EFC, etc. Read More »

These Community Girl/Daisy/Brownie Scouts want to sell you cookies!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

*We accept information from all aged Girls selling Girl Scout Cookies!

Wow – I’m loving the Girl Scout online ordering process.   Keeps the girls safe, cuts down on germs and is oh, so efficient!  Leave a comment if you’d like to add another Girl/Daisy/Brownie Scout to our list. … Read More »

Dunwoody Ace Hardware teams up with ServeScape to Enhance Plant Nursery!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Most people know I love piddling around in my yard.  I’m not an expert on anything except maybe growing zinnias from seed, but I love being outside.  So, when Mario Cambardella contacted me about advertising, I was intrigued to find out more about his business, ServeScape.  I researched and learned all about ServeScape to prepare for our conversation. … Read More »

Audra’s Trick or Treaters by the numbers…2021 edition

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My husband and I bought our home from the original owners in 2002. The Orgerons loved Halloween. Interestingly enough, they kept a tally of the number of trick-or-treaters that came to the front door each Halloween since 1984. We kept up the tradition of counting as accurately as we can with the help of all our Halloween guests each year!… Read More »

Audra’s Interview with Coach Tom Bass, Dunwoody High School Principal

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Coach Bass and I go way back to around 2004.  I can’t remember whether I first met him at the Murphey Candler Tom Bass Camp or at Indoor Winter Baseball at DHS when my oldest was six years old.  So, the first thing I asked Tom when we sat down to chat for this interview was….”What… Read More »

Audra’s Visit to Dunwoody’s First Rooftop Bar

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My hubby and I were out running errands this weekend and rode by the AC Hotel.   A light-bulb went off in my head as I remembered the new Bar Peri Rooftop Bar was on the 7th floor.  So, we pulled in, parked and went upstairs for the view, a quick bite and a few beverages. … Read More »

The Teal Pumpkin Project – Audra has a teal pumpkin!

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I have food allergies and it stinks.  I aged into these allergies so thankfully never had to pilfer through baskets on Halloween for gluten free candy as a child.  However, I can certainly sympathize with kiddos who have food allergies.  Therefore, at my house we offer non-edible treats PLUS the regular amazing candy treats!  … Read More »

Audra’s 4 Latest Reads!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Long before we planned a trip to Italy, my family planned a beach trip.   We’ve been on the gulf coast together all week mostly watching the rain and the waves out the window of our rental house.   Being at the beach in the rain is better than not being at the beach, plus it gave me plenty of time to read.… Read More »

Italy – Audra’s Re-Cap and three fave things!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’m not normally so forthcoming about my personal life and family trips but I just couldn’t help sharing Italy with everyone.   Here’s why:

  1. I wanted everyone to realize Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs actually does plan all of my big vacations and she is amazing.   This time my brother and I decided to let our parents oversee all the decisions and Danielle worked with Mom and Dad to plan the PERFECT trip for us.  
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The Skin RN says we should get facials every 4-6 weeks….no more than 8 weeks in between!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

This is message is certainly for everyone in our AHA! audience but I’d like to make double darn sure I have the attention of all the Wesleyan and Cornerstone Mamas and anyone who regularly finds themselves frequenting The Forum or Peachtree Corners Town Center shopping center areas.  I’m over that way myself a lot for Sprouts, Trader Joes and visiting my aunt!… Read More »

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What is that building caddy corner from the Georgetown Waffle House that you can now so clearly see?

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

When leaving the Georgetown Kroger and heading back toward Dunwoody on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, the view is very different these days.  Many trees have been chopped down making room for sidewalks and bike lanes and the burying of utilities.  Now you can now clearly see the JF&CS buildings located at 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. … Read More »

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International Book Lovers Day Giveaway! You could win Audra, Peggy and Lauren’s Current Book Choices!

Today is International Book Lovers Day.   So I guess it is my day?!   I LOVE books.   As do Lauren and Peggy.   I just finished Malibu Rising and am in the middle of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.   Very different books but both page turning excellence!

Quite by coincidence Maybe You Should Talk to Someone was Peggy’s suggestion for this week’s giveaway.   … Read More »

How the Butterfly “Festival” Morphed into the Butterfly “Experience” and Why You Should Plan to Go!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I recently sat down at the Dunwoody Nature Center with three of the lovely ladies working behind the scenes to bring us a fabulous 2021 Butterfly Experience.  As it turns out, the weekend of August 19-22 is going to be HUGE in Dunwoody.  Plan to stay in town that weekend! … Read More »

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Local Teen, Maria Deirisarri, wins Halcyon’s Got Talent Competition

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Local teen, Maria Deirisarri, recently won a talent competition at Halcyon’s Got Talent last Saturday, singing “Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé .  Her mom, Beatriz, is a friend of mine and is also the head designer at Jewelry Artisans!

Maria has been in training since age five and has released four songs: Blindfolded, I T I L U (I think I am in love with you) and Te Necesito, in English and Spanish.… Read More »