Mama’s Boy

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Mama’s Boy: the staple for Athens weekends. The wait is always out the door and sometimes wrapped around the block, but going in the early morning or an hour before they close is your best bet for less than a half hour of wait time. If you go during peak brunch hours just stick it out – Mama’s Boy biscuits are definitely worth the wait!

I went recently with friends. Almost all of us got biscuit sandwiches. I’ve had the fried green tomatoes before and they were great, but nothing compares to my beloved egg and cheese biscuit.

If you’re ever in Athens, Mama’s Boy is a must!

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Delta Gamma Anchor Jam

Each year Delta Gamma has both a fall and a spring philanthropy event. This past fall we had our annual Low Country Boil, and this past Monday we had out annual benefit concert called Anchor Jam.

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Before the concert my friends and I all went out to eat at Pauley’s in Downtown Athens. If you’ve never had crepes before, definitely hit this place up for your first time. The crepes are light and decadent, stuffed with either sweet things like Nutella and fruit or savory things like chicken or cheese. I gave up cheese for Lent and am trying to eat healthier so I ended up having a salad. Let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised by how great it was!

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It’s hard to tell in this picture (above), but the walls in Pauley’s are covered with “certificates” for all the people that have had one of every beer Pauley’s serves. The quotes from the master beer drinkers that are displayed on their certificates are hilarious! My friends and I spent most of the night trying to read them all.

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After Pauley’s my friends and I made our way to the Georgia Theater, which is also in Downtown Athens. The Wandering Gypsies played as the opener for Anchor Jam, but the main event was The Lonely Biscuits. My friends on the UGA Homecoming Committee always rave about this band, but I’d never gotten to see them perform until Monday night. They were great! I liked how they incorporated both pop and singer/songwriter elements into classic rock’n’roll style jams. Definitely worth checking out if you have a minute.

Spring Break

It hasn’t even been a week yet, but I already miss spring break!

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I ended up going home for spring break. All I wanted to do was eat good food and sleep – something home is always good for!

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Will came to visit for a few days and during that time we went to the Biltmore Estate. If you’ve never been, you should totally check it out! I wasn’t allowed to take pictures in the house itself, but Will and I both got some amazing shots of the grounds. The greenhouse is my favorite part of the estate (other than the library). No matter how chilly it is outside the greenhouse is always a tropical getaway. The orchids were all I needed to imagine myself away to paradise!

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Make Mine a Double

Today I popped into one of my favorite coffee shops in Asheville, Double D’s Coffee & Desserts! If you’re ever wandering through the streets of Downtown you can’t miss this, mainly because it’s a bright red double-decker bus parked in a patio.

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Besides its iconic English face, I love the bus’s whimsical inside decor and the upstairs windows that are perfect for people watching. Another cool perk? The coffee beans and syrups are local. My favorite is the dirty chai!

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Double D’s is such a neat place to hang out, sip on a drink, and watch the world go bye. Next time I go I’ll remember to charge my phone beforehand so it doesn’t die mid photo shoot, haha!

xo Bailey

 

Life Update: Summer Break

Hey everyone! I hope summer’s been treating you as well as it’s been treating me.

I’ve been away from my blog for a little while. Between prepping for finals, taking my finals, moving myself out of ┬ámy dorm, and a beach vacation, my life has been up and happening!

Here are the highlights from my beach vacation:

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The weather wasn’t perfect (thanks, wind, for messing up Paige’s hair and making my dress the most awkward outfit situation ever) but at least it wasn’t as hot as a Georgia summer!

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My crew and I stayed at Topsail Island, North Carolina. We all highly recommend spending some time in Fort Fisher (especially the Civil War museum) if you’re ever on that side of NC.

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My favorite restaurant on the east coast of my home state? Poe’s Tavern! Not only do they have great food, the entire place is decked out in Edgar Allan Poe things like a giant mosaic golden bug and collected works wallpaper!

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Thanks for reading! Keep checking in for more interesting things going on in my crazy, adventurous life!

xo, Bailey

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate World Nutella Day

If none of your favorite social media accounts have told you yet – today is World Nutella Day! So grab your favorite spoon and a brand new jar of hazelnut-chocolatey goodness!

Here are my top five ways to spend today – not that anyone need’s directions on how to eat their Nutella, of course. Think of these more as suggestions I highly recommend you follow, if only for the sake of your taste buds.

1. The “I’m Going to Spoon This Directly Into My Mouth” Recipe

By far the easiest of them all. Takes about 2 minutes of preparation, only because you need to walk to your cupboard, take out the Nutella, go find a spoon, put on a good TV show, and open the jar. Definitely would recommend this to any of the lazy chefs out there (you’re in the same boat as me, don’t worry).

2. Nutella Churro Donut Holes

Also known as deep fried heaven. As Shia Lebouf would say, just do it.

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Find them at Cafe Delight

3. Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies

There’s an art to making the perfect cookie, and this is it.

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Find the recipe at Homemade Hooplah

 

 

 

4. Grilled Nutella and Marshmallow Sandwiches

As Melissa Harrison, author of the Buzzfeed article this recipe comes fromenhanced-17246-1422818356-1, says, this creation is the love child of s’mores and grilled cheese.

Not a big fan of marshmallows? Nor am I, and that’s okay!┬áThis recipe works perfectly with bananas instead!

 

5. Nutella Frosting

Diet? What diet?…Now you can put your Nutella on everything. My favorite Nutella frostings are whipped and buttercream! But why not just have both?

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The whipped frosting recipe is from cookiesandcups.com and the buttercream frosting is from confectionalism.com

 

 

 

 

What recipe are you making for World Nutella Day?

xo Bailey