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archive for May, 2014

- cortado, cortado -

cortado, cortado - photo by: ryan sterritt

i had a delicous cortado this morning at the taproom. it’s my new favorite drink!

- ryan

taproom coffee

1963 hosea l williams drive ne r106
atlanta, ga 30317


- red top mountain state park -

red top mountain swimming - photo by: ryan sterritt

to celebrate memorial day, we packed our lunches and went to red top mountain state park for some lake swimming!!! the park is only about 50 minutes from atlanta and offers great hiking trails, camping, cottages, lake swimming, miniature golf and even boat rentals. there’s lots to do for sure.

the swimming was nicer than expected, although fairly busy with the holiday. the water was super green and translucent and not too chilly. it only cost $5 to park for the day, so it was a nice inexpensive excursion. we will definitely be headed back!

on a side note, there was an o brother where art thou type baptism happening when we were at the lake. it was very interesting!

- ryan & gub

red top mountain state park

50 lodge road se
cartersville, ga 30121

- three years old -

three years old - photo by: ryan sterritt

clementine turned three years old today! how time flies. clementine had her party at bessie bran ham park like last year. it is the perfect spot for little kids parties!

- ryan & gub

bessie branham park

2051 delano drive ne
atlanta, georgia 30317

happy birthday clementine!

happy birthday clementine - photo by: ryan sterritt

it’s clementine’s birthday today! check out the beautiful purple cake her grams provided! when asked what kind of party she wanted, all clementine would say was “purple.” so we threw her a purple party; including purple balloons, garland, cake and more!

- ryan & gub

- taproom coffee -

taproom - photo by: ryan sterritt

we are so excited that a great coffee shop opened up in downtown kirkwood! taproom coffee opened it’s doors a couple of weeks ago and is the perfect addition to our neighborhood. they serve specialty coffee, craft beer and snack foods (including charcuterie boards from spotted trotter, soft pretzels from holeman & finch and delicious pastries from mae’s bakery.)

the location is very spacious and comfortable. the vintage seating and lighting works well with the reclaimed wood and soft color palette. it was a definitely a relaxing environment for drinking coffee and/or beer.

taproom coffee started as a kickstarter project from the guy who ran the espresso bar at empire state south. we feel very fortunate they chose kirkwood to open up such a cool place. taproom is open from 7am to 10pm and serves counter culture coffee along with a rotating list of 12 craft beers on draft.

on a side note, i had never had a cortado until visiting taproom. i have to say it was one of the better coffee drinks i’ve had! it’s espresso cut with milk, so similar to a cappuccino but less milk. it was quite tasty and highly recommended!

- ryan

taproom coffee

1963 hosea l williams drive ne r106
atlanta, ga 30317


- purple garland -

purple garland - photo by: angela nichols

making some garland for sweet clem’s birthday. purple, of course. i’ve learned sewing the paper strips together is way more sturdy and takes less time than glue or tape. it’s definitely an easy diy birthday decoration!

- gub

- red leaf lettuce -

red leaf lettuce - photo by: angela nichols

from our instagram feed!

- gub

- totoro friends -

totoro friends - photo by: ryan sterritt

check out clementine & grey’s cute my neighbor totoro from studio ghibli!

- ryan & gub

- birthday pre-partying! -

birthday pre-partying - photo by: angela nichols

clementine is pre-partying for her birthday this weekend with some “pup-cakes”!

- ryan & gub

- peeking out -

peeking out - photo by: ryan sterritt

grey looked adorable peeking out from our front porch! on a side note, our star jasmine is blooming and smells amazing!

- ryan & gub