Newsflash: The Tree is Going Up!

getting vertical - 29 nov 2011

The snow may not have arrived yet today, but the Little Shop of Stories Christmas tree has arrived and is now going up! We’re looking forward to Thursday night at 7pm when the tree will be lit. See the Visit Decatur, GA blog for more details.

Kids: Snow on the Square

gazebo - 19 nov 2011

Last Tuesday when I went to pick up Chloe from school (school gets out at 3:45 and gymnastics starts at 3:45), the kids filed out to the hill to wait their turn. Unlike the usual craziness, they all sat down and started reading. Last Tuesday was the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: …

Kids: On the Same Page at Little Shop

spelling bee - 17 nov 2011

Last week, the girls and I walked over to Little Shop of Stories for the “On The Same Page Discussion, Debate, and Spelling Bee”. Chloe was a bit reluctant to go at first — it sounded too much like school, I think. But once we headed in to the event, she had a blast. Despite …

DecaturSquared Datebook: Coming Up

Jeff Kinney - 17 nov 2011

We had a fun week in Decatur, with events at school and Little Shop of Stories …. Sat Nov 19, 2011 9am-1pm Decatur Farmers Market Where: 498 N McDonough St 11am-12pm Little Shop: Snow on the Square Where: Decatur Square 12-2pm Little Shop: Jeff Kinney Author Visit Where: Decatur Square Sun Nov 20, 2011 3-4pm …

Coming Up: Snow on the Square (Sat 19 Nov)

Rolling Blizzard

Yesterday we had tornado warnings and terrible thunderstorms. But Saturday it will be SNOWING on the square, thanks to Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Chloe purchased the latest Wimpy Kid book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, from Little Shop of Stories

Living: Decatur Wine Fest

glasses - 5 nov 2011

A week and a half ago, as we neared the end of our mission to empty the house of the odds and ends we had accumulated over the years, I took a break to volunteer at the Decatur Wine Festival. Luckily, the day was a gorgeous fall day, perfect for sipping wine, tasting the treats …

Mission Downsize: Complete!

condo - 14 nov 2011

Wowza! It feels like absolutely forever, but, in reality, it was just less than two months ago that we made our first offer and a little over a month ago that we made the jump over. In that time, we found homes for most of the furniture, books, toys, tools and all the rest that …

DecaturSquared Datebook: Coming Up

decatur square - 9 nov 2011

We are now HOURS away from being totally moved out of our old house. While we still have some work to do here (wall hangings, shelves, chalkboard paint!), we are so, so close to being done with this downsize move to the square. And look at all the great things coming up for us to …

Eating: Thumbs Up

thumbs up - 30 oct 2011

Back in early September when we were learning about the various condos for sale around the square, the girls agreed that the one redeeming bit about the location of The Artisan (too far! from the Yogurt Tap) is that the Thumbs Up Diner is right across the street. Assuming that we’d never have to make …