Top Things To Do In Atlanta This May


This year is FLYING by. I cannot believe it is already almost Summer! With warmer temperatures, comes a ton of outdoor festivals, activities, etc. to explore around the city. Scroll down to see my top things to do in Atlanta this May!

Head to Suntrust Park to watch the Braves play the San Diego Padres May 1st-2nd (tickets $6+)

Head over to Central Park for the Shaky Knees FestivalMay 3rd-5th (tickets $189+)

Try out the best tacos and margaritas Atlanta has to offer at the Margarita + Taco Festival in Grant Park. May 4th (free entry or ticket options starting at $40)

Pretend that you're at the Kentucky Derby at the Shepard Center's Derby DayMay 4th (tickets $75+)

Head down to Mercedes Benz to cheer on Atlanta United against Toronto FC. May 8th (tickets $36+)

Head over to Laughing Skull for their Annual Comedy FestivalMay 9th-12th (tickets $25+)

Jam out at Central Park's Shaky Beats FestivalMay 10th-11th (tickets $139+)

Browse Chastain Park's Art FestivalMay 11th-12th (free entry)

Cheer on Atlanta United against Orlando City. May 12th (tickets $13+)

Watch the Braves play against the Cardinals. May 14th-16th (tickets $7+)

Cheer on the Atlanta Braves against the Milwaukee Brewers. May 17th-19th (tickets $9+)

Explore Kirkwood while browsing tons of food and art vendors at their Spring FlingMay 18th-19th (free entry)

Sample all different kind of craft beers at East Atlanta's Craft Beer FestivalMay 18th (tickets coming soon)

Browse all of the animals while sipping on beer at the Atlanta Zoo's Brew at the ZooMay 25th (tickets $50+)

Look for some cool handmade pieces at Decatur's Art FestivalMay 25th-26th (free entry)

Head over to Suntrust to watch the Braves play against the Nationals. May 28th-19th (tickets $6+)

Watch Atlanta United face off against Minnesota United FC. May 29th (tickets $36+)

Attend the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival at the Loews Hotel. May 30th-31st (tickets $55+)

Cheer on the Braves against the Detroit Tigers. May 31st (tickets $13+)

Listen to great music at Candler Park's Music & Food FestivalMay 31st (tickets $40+)

The Weekend is Here!

The weekend is here and I couldn't be happier! This week was busy with appointments and a trip down to Griffin for more appointments. My aunt, uncle and cousin also came into town so it was great getting to have dinner with them! I am spending this weekend exploring around Athens. I am so happy the weather will be nice, so I can spend a lot of time outside. What are y'all up to this weekend?

xxxx


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Homemade Paleo Pasta + Bolognese

serves 4-6

This homemade paleo pasta + Bolognese is a go-to in my house! It is slightly time consuming, but so worth it because it really does taste like real pasta. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

What You Need
For The Bolognese 
1 lb ground beef
1 brown onion, diced
2 cans (14.5 oz) of diced tomatoes
2 large carrots, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup beef broth
1 TBS tomato paste
2 TSP oregano
1/2 TSP Italian seasoning
1/4 TSP red chili flakes
1/4 TSP salt
1/4 TSP pepper

For The Pasta
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1 1/2 tapioca flour, plus additional for dusting
1 TSP salt
2 eggs
4 egg yolks

Toppings
Parmesan 
Fresh oregano, chopped

Directions
For The Bolognese 
1. Heat a stock pot over medium heat and add in the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds. 
2. Add in the onion and beef. Cook until beef is no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and cover. Let simmer for 20-25 minutes.

For The Pasta
1. Heat a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. 
2. While the water is heating up, make the pasta. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour and salt.
3. Make a hole in the middle and add in the eggs. Whisk everything together well.
4. Using your hands, form the dough into 4 balls. Place three in the fridge covered by saran wrap.
5. Roll out the remaining ball on a flour surface. I find it easier if I use parchment paper between the rolling pin and the dough, so that it doesn't stick.
6. Roll the dough until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Then use a knife to cut the dough into thin strips. 
7. Repeat with the remaining balls. 
8. Once all dough has been cut, add it to the boiling water. Let cook for about 5 minutes and then pour them into a strainer. 
9. Let them slightly cool and then place on dish. Top with bolognese, oregano and parmesan. Enjoy!

My Top Reusable Products


Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, I decided to round up my top reusable products that have helped me reduce my waste. I love cutting back wherever I can and have found that all of these items are very easy switches to make!

Reusable Straws
These guys are great and super cheap to buy! I carry mine with me in my purse at all times and use it constantly. You can even get a bag to carry your straw and cleaning brush in.


Glass Tupperware
I finally made the switch from plastic to glass a few months back. It is so much better for you and the environment.



Stasher Bags
These are amazing! I have one of each size and a few extra of the snack and sandwich size. I love using these instead of plastic bags. They are also dishwasher safe!


Reusable Grocery Bags
I keep a bunch of these in my car so that when I go to the store, I can always grab one. These make life 10x easier, because you don't have to worry about them breaking or having extra trash to take out.


Reusable Produce Bags
These are one of my favorite reusable items! They are great to use instead of the plastic produce bags that they have at the store. They are machine washable as well.


Old Jars
Anytime I use up a product that came in a glass jar, I always wash it and reuse it. I store leftover coconut milk, tomato sauce, overnight oats, chia pudding and many other things in them.

Reusable Water Bottle
If you don't have one of these yet, what are you doing?! It is the easiest switch to make and most even keep your water cold for hours.


French Press, Reusable Coffee Filter or Reusable K-Cup
Cut back on coffee filters and k-cup pods by switching to either a french press (I use this and love it!), reusable coffee filters or a reusable k-cup insert.

Happy Easter Weekend!

Hello weekend! After a crazy busy work week, I am so glad to see you! I had appointments all week and traveled to Chattanooga and Knoxville for even more appointments. It has been a long week to say the least, but at least it was a successful and productive one!

Now it's time to kick back and relax this holiday weekend. I plan on spending it relaxing, hanging out with friends and exploring new spots in the city. What are y'all up to this weekend?

xxxx


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Western Flare

Atlanta is notorious for drastic temperatures in the Spring. In the morning it's freezing and then by the afternoon, it feels like Summer. I love wearing an outfit like this on those days, because the sweater helps keep you warm until the temperatures warm up. I added the belt and fringe clutch to add a little western flare!





Carrot Cake Banana Bread

makes one loaf

Easter is almost here and that means chocolate and sweets galore. To try and stay a little healthier, I decided to make a healthy twist on carrot cake. This carrot cake banana bread doesn't have any added sweetener and still tastes delicious. If you want it to be a little sweeter, I would recommend adding in 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup. 

What You Need
3 ripe bananas, mashed or sliced up
1 TSP vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 TSP baking soda
1/2 TSP cinnamon
1/2 TSP ground ginger
1/4 TSP salt
1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes
1/4 cup pecans + more for topping
2 large carrots, shredded
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (optional)

Directions 
1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
2. Using a stand mixer, beat together the bananas, vanilla extract and almond butter.
3. Add in the eggs one at a time and then add in the coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger and salt. Add in your honey or maple syrup at this time. 
4. Fold in the coconut flakes, pecans and carrots.
5. Pour batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle some pecans on top. 
6. Cook the loaf in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
7. Let rest for 10 minutes and then enjoy!

TGIF

This was a fairly easy week for me, but I am so happy it is finally the weekend! I am ready to kick back and relax with no major plans. I'll probably work on stuff around the house and hangout with friends. Other than that, I plan on creating more content for you guys and maybe watching a new movie! If there is anything specific you are wanting to see, please email me at sydneymariewright@gmail.com. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xxxx


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from left to right

Weekend Ahead!

We made it to the weekend! Luckily, I didn't have too busy of a week. It gave me a chance to finally catch up on work and personal things. I got to grab dinner with friends and even go to a Braves game. It was a really good week! 

This weekend, I plan on relaxing, working on my condo and exploring around Atlanta. I am really hoping the weather turns out to be nice, because I would love to get outside and enjoy some sun. Lord knows my skin needs to see it! What are y'all up to this weekend?

xxxx


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