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 »

Peggy and Audra Visit CrossFit Dunwoody

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I first visited CrossFit Dunwoody in April of 2019.  Much has changed since then.  First, the owner, Glenn, has gotten a haircut, a wife, and will become a father in October!  Probably more noticeable are their new digs…. CrossFit Dunwoody vacated their space in the Dunwoody Village shopping center now occupied by Village Threads and moved about 100 yards away into the out-parcel that used to be Jiffy Lube. … Read More »

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Unusual Plant Blooming in Audra’s Home Town

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection     

This post is for those who love plants and gardening!

My dad sent me this note along with the photos he took of the Century Plant blooming in my home town!   I thought it was cool enough to share!

from my Dad:

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Brian and Silvia Eufinger are helping kids get into their dream colleges and saving families money….

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

So, how can I get your attention?  Let me try this:

Current 8th graders have control NOW over which college they can attend.   Yep, I said 8th graders…. let me say it again…. EIGHTH GRADERS.

What do I mean? Well, GPA (Grade Point Average) is EXTREMELY important to colleges, and grade inflation has been dramatically rising the last decade, with over 47% of students having an A average in 2017, and likely more than 50% today!… Read More »

We made BRACELETS at Spruill Center for the Arts!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve known Alan Mothner, the CEO of Spruill Center for the Arts, since our kids played Little League baseball at Murphey Candler park and I’ve lived in Dunwoody since 2002 but I’ve never taken an art class at Spruill!  Well, until last week that is….

Alan invited Peggy, Lauren, their daughters, and me to a jewelry making class taught by Amy Gresens. … Read More »

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Books Audra is taking to the beach……36 books on my “short list” plus a few giveaways!

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I can not really pinpoint why, but I haven’t been reading much lately.   However, I think I’m getting a message from above to pick up my Kindle or even a real book.   I’m seeing so many emails, Facebook posts, app alerts and magazine articles about books to read.   … Read More »

Team Building with Taste ~ Such a fun night out making Tapas!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I have been so very fortunate to have been given several opportunities lately to visit local businesses and participate in fun programs that are still “social-distance friendly”.  Last week was no exception.  This time, Peggy and I decided to take my hubby with us!  We laughed, learned, laughed more, chopped, laughed, sauteed, sneaked bites of Manchego cheese, laughed, cooked, ate and laughed even more!… Read More »

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