Book of the Week: Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon (One of Audra’s 10 faves of all time)

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

The entire time I was reading Boy’s Life I was thinking about how much my Dad would love it.   So, I decided to get him a copy for Father’s Day.   It was written in 1991 but I figured it would be easy to find a copy.  Whoa – it is not available at our Barnes and Noble.  … Read More »

Dunwoody Noise Ordinance – When is it NOT okay to rev up a blower or electric saw?!!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

When is it not OKAY to rev up that blower or electric saw? 

We’ve been spending a lot of time outside.  I love gardening and listening to the birds sing in my trees, hearing the fish jump in the lake and listening to the frogs begin their nightly chorus at sundown.… Read More »

Community Pool Options

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Update:  Thanks for the updates from Deerfield (no initiation fee/change to hours) and to Dunwoody North (explanation of planned renovation)   I’ve updated the spreadsheet!

The last time I updated our neighborhood pool list was 2018.  I just took some time to update for 2020.   Most have opened this week for the 2020 summer season but some have not. … Read More »

9 Tips from a recent Girl’s Trip

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

One of my college besties and I recently sheltered away together for a few days.  It’s so funny to me how every time I go away for time with any gal pals, we all end up learning interesting take-away tidbits!   Following are a few items that Carolyn and I took away from the weekend:

  • Molly Sims Recommended Malibu Quick Fix for Color Correction
    • I put this one on Carolyn’s hair last week and her blonde brightened beautifully!
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Sending someone shopping at Orchard Park Kroger

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve been getting my groceries via Kroger Curbside for over a year.   Until the pandemic I could order one day and pick up the next.   Nowadays you have to schedule a few days to a week in advance, so I’ve been counting on my sons to wear masks/gloves and do the grocery shopping lately…especially for items we don’t want to wait on. … Read More »

Quarantine planting therapy – get your play in the dirt supplies CURBSIDE!!!

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve been chatting with my mom a lot more lately during quarantine and she told me the other day that the thing she misses most about not going out is being unable to get out to the nursery to buy flowers.   Like mother like daughter.  

Just before the quarantine I went to my favorite Pike Nursery (Holcomb Bridge) with my youngest son. … Read More »

Zooming is Easy (and fun) Here’s How

By Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I must admit that I’d never even heard of Zoom until last week.  I bet most of you don’t even know that before I was “the AHA Connection girl” I was a Project Manager for AT&T responsible for Cisco Telepresence video conferencing installations all over the world.   I managed installations in South Korea, Turkey, Chile, United Kingdom and Costa Rica…just to name a few.  … Read More »

Get $40 off your first meal from Sun Basket ~ Audra’s Fave Contact Free Meal Delivery Service

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection Link for $40 off your first order  

When updating my weekly order from Sun Basket this morning I realized it is probably a good time to remind you about this amazing company.   During this social distancing time it is nice to know that my Sun Basket arrives weekly at my front door via “contact free delivery” with a great meal for my once again family of 4. … Read More »

Worshiping Online: I do it all the time!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I watch and/or listen to church services online and via podcasts all the time.  In fact, when visiting my girlfriend, Leigh, last weekend we decided we wanted to have double “pajama church”.  We each picked a service and watched both together!   I chose Levi Lusko’s Fresh Life Church and she chose Ron Carpenter of Redemption Church.… Read More »

Audra’s Trip to Shoppes of Dunwoody: Breadwinner, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Under the Pecan Tree, and My CBD Store

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

Taqueria Los Hermanos

Today I was lucky enough to have lunch with the leasing agent for Shoppes of Dunwoody at Taqueria Los Hermanos.   The waitstaff was friendly, welcoming, and attentive.  The food was simply delicious…delicioso.    I believe this is the fifth location for this Mexican family who’s great grandmother supplied most of the amazing authentic recipes.   … Read More »

Audra’s Visit to LifeHope Labs ~ Do you know about Synthetic Cannabinoids?

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

The Marketing Manager from LifeHope Labs in Sandy Springs, Emily Brook, reached out to me in December and I finally made time to go visit them last week.  Their CEO and I have a mutual friend and they piqued my curiosity when he told me he came out of retirement to get involved with LifeHope.  Read More »

Audra’s 2019 Halloween Synopsis + Trick-or-Treater Graph since 1984

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 »

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 »

Concessions, Bathrooms and a New Press Box! Game On! #nomoreportapotties

It’s homecoming week at Dunwoody High School.   The students have a fun dress-up theme every day.  The traditional parade down Vermack road is scheduled for Thursday at 4 PM.   A new HoCo Queen and King will be announced on Friday at half-time of the football game against Northview and a dance is scheduled for Saturday night in the DHS gym.  … Read More »