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 »

Audra Explains How You Can Get Paid to Give Your Opinion About What Goes on Store Shelves!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Yes, I realize the title of this article in and of itself sounds like a scam.  Too good to be true?  NO!  I visited the Consumer Innovation Center (CIC) and can show you my pictures and verify this is true!

First, let me mention the convenient location next to Dunwoody’s HOBNOB. … Read More »

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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 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 »

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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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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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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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 »

Before & After at Audra’s House with Alpha Clean Pressure Washing

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Having my home, deck, driveway, and walkways pressure/soft washed has turned out to be the gift that keeps on giving.  Chris and Daniel from Alpha Clean performed the work the day before I left town for a much needed 10 day “spring break”.  My hubby and I LOVED the new clean look but I didn’t have time to write any notes before I left town. … Read More »

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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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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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Dunwoody Baptist Church – Construction Update!

Note from Audra: 

Dunwoody Baptist Church was purposely built on a busy corner and they have been working hard for over a year to “plant a tree for future generations to sit in the shade”. Many Dunwoodians attend church at DBC but even more play ball there, take music lessons there, attend preschool there etc. But EVEN MORE ride by DBC every day and have probably been wondering what’s going on with the construction!… Read More »