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- clue town books: oakland cemetery -


clue town oakland cemetery - photo by: angela nichols

for my birthday, we got a babysitter and tried out our first scavenger hunt from clue town books. we had a blast for sure! we started out at the republic for some cocktails before walking over to historic oakland cemetery for our adventure.

for those of you who are unfamiliar with clue town, they are these great scavenger hunt books from local kirkwood resident jay carlson. the books come with a compass, a little pencil, and lots of puzzles to solve along the way. he has released 4 books so far, including: piedmont park, oakland cemetery, downtown decatur, and the beltline eastside trail. the scavenger hunts take roughly 60-90 minutes to complete, depending on which one you go with.

for our first clue town adventure, we went with the historic oakland cemetery. the hunt took us about an hour and a half, which was longer than the 60 minute estimate. we took our time strolling through the historic atlanta site however, soaking in our rare outing away from the kids. the puzzles were challenging at times, but definitely fun and not too hard. the compass was used quite a bit as well, which added to the experience!

although we didn’t bring our kids, the oakland cemetery hunt definitely seemed kid-friendly. everything was self-contained within the cemetery walls and parking was close and free, so it would be an easy scavenger hunt to try out with the kids.

you can buy clue town books directly from jay at most atlanta festivals, or you can find them at select atlanta shops, including: the beehive, youngblood boutique, heliotrope, oakland cemetery gift shop and the high museum of art gift shop.

up next for us is piedmont park, we can’t wait! we are going to try it out with clementine and grey!

- ryan & gub

historic oakland cemetery

248 oakland avenue se
atlanta, ga 30312

404-249-5000

the republic

437 c memorial drive se
atlanta, ga 30312

404-577-3997

- 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

- spring fling shirt design -


spring fling shirt design - photo by: ryan sterritt

we designed the volunteer shirts for the kirkwood spring fling this year. they turned out great!!!

- ryan & gub

- orange clementines -


orange clementines - photo by: ryan sterritt

an exercise in color.

- ryan

- green limes -


green limes - photo by: ryan sterritt

an exercise in color.

- ryan

- yellow lemons -


yellow lemons - photo by: ryan sterritt

an exercise in color.

- ryan

- sweet airstream -


- sweet #airstream -
sweet airstream - photo by: ryan sterritt
check out this sweet airstream!

- ryan & gub

- pam longobardi -

- pam longobardi exhibit -

- circus toys -


#janod #janodtoys

we love the little story sets from janod toys! they are super cute and really well deigned, our kids play with them all the time and have yet to get tired of them. the toys come in these great boxes that are super sturdy and can also be used as the background. you can get the sets in various themes, including circus, farm, western and fireman themed.

the sets come with various train pieces that will fit any wooden train set you have. we have the circus and farm sets and the pieces fit our melissa & doug train set.

these sets are perfect for your kids or for birthday gifts!

- ryan & gub