I had been looking forward to a long weekend in Atlanta with my family for a few weeks and was ready to hit the road last Friday to start relaxing.  After the drive, we just hung out by the fire pit and caught up with some football on in the background.  Lauren was also really excited to get the different Coastal Kelder projects she wanted for their new home.

Saturday morning my sister and I ran errands around town and the guys played golf. She wanted to create a gallery wall so we found frames for that and also picked up some really cute fall decor from Target. Check out how adorable these fabric pumpkins look! They were in the dollar bin so I got 6 and you’ll be seeing them in our home soon (similar to these).

We also stopped by Kudzu and Company‘s Sandy Springs location. They are a really cute antique & modern furniture shop with great gift and home items!  You may also notice some familiar oyster jewelry dishes 🙂The big event on Saturday was our dinner.  We had a brisket on the grill all day, then made cornflake potato casserole, roasted brussels sprouts and grilled oysters.. and there was peach cobbler for dessert!  We ate outside and had football on a big screen which was complemented with a bit of fall chill in the air.

You may recognize the tray from a DIY earlier this summer, but minus the paint for Lauren.  We used it all weekend for food & snacks and it was handy bringing stuff down to the backyard!

While the guys golfed Sunday morning, the 3 of us decided to check out the Chattahoochee River national park that was nearby and had some trails. Lauren played with her camera and took some great pictures and we walked a few miles by the river and then back through fields.

Sunday afternoon we tried out the Spear of Destiny escape room challenge at The Escapery. There’s a theme and your group has 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and get through the room (or rooms) and escape!  Our challenge was kinda like an Indiana Jones theme and I have to admit I was a little skeptical at the beginning, but it was fun!  We really did all work together to figure out all the clues and managed to “escape” with only 30 seconds left!

After escaping, we had dinner at Zeal. I love trying new restaurants and this one hit the spot, plus the waiter was amazing.

I spent Monday mainly reading outside and at the pool, but the main event was heading downtown to the Georgia Tech vs Tennessee game. This was the second college game in the new Mercedes Benz stadium (FSU vs Alabama was Saturday), and I was really excited to check out the Falcons’ new stadium.

The stadium and game didn’t disappoint – we had a great few hours, minus the outcome of the game.  GT should have won, but it was probably the most exciting game of opening weekend and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.

As usual, we wish our mini vacation could have lasted a little longer, but it was back to Charleston and back to work. Now we’ve gotta watch hurricane Irma and see what she has in store for us..

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