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Typical Katie Travels: Girls Weekend in Napa Valley

October 22, 2017

As soon as I moved to Napa, my “squad” (self coined, endearing label for our group of seven best friends) started planning a trip. A bonus of living in a tourist destination is that people want to come visit! Well, that, and they also love me (of course). A couple gals in our group had last minute things come up and had to stay home, but the rest of us eagerly awaited our weekend of wine and sunshine. Moving somewhere…

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Typical Katie Travels: 24 Hours at Carmel-By-The-Sea

September 11, 2017

It’s time to say goodbye to summer! I don’t hate summers on the west coast, y’all, ESPECIALLY on the beaches of California. As opposed to the east coast beaches I am used to, Northern California beaches are much cooler temperatures and surrounded by incredible landscapes. Before summer is officially gone, I wanted to do a recap of a 24 hour trip we took a few months back to Carmel-By-The-Sea.…

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Building Our Tribe | Wine Country Blogger Brunch

August 15, 2017

I have said before that the best part about blogging is undoubtedly the relationships I have made. I was nervous when I moved to Wine Country that I would have a hard time connecting with a blogger community here. When you work from home in such a specific industry, it’s so important to have a tribe of women who understand the ins and outs of the “biz” and can be a valuable support and sounding board. Professional bloggers are usually,…

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Napa Valley Staycation: Silverado Resort & Spa

July 3, 2017

Anybody catch my Instagram stories about a week ago? If so, you know that I took both kids by myself out for the night to Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, as a mini-staycation before their new sibling shows up and steals the show. In theory, this idea was amazing and made me Mom of the Year. In reality, it was mildly majorly stressful. I’m just being honest, here. I’m not going to pretend like I don’t wish I had…

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Family Update | The Crenshaws Move to California

May 1, 2017

I can’t believe we have already been here for a month! I feel like my head is still spinning with things to check off a “to do” list. It’s hard to believe we have been Californians for that long, already. In case you missed my chatter about it on social media, we had a hiccup in our living situation not long before we came and were scrambling for a place to move into. We ended up connecting with a landlord…

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Saying Farewell to The Deep South: A Family Road Trip

April 3, 2017

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (“Toyota”) provided me with compensation and use of a VEHICLE for a short period of time. The opinions I have shared about this vehicle are my own. Hi friends! I’m writing this from California! That’s right, our move is complete. I have plenty to talk about later on in regards to that adventure, but for now, I want to tell you about my last weekend in Georgia. My family lives a few hours south of where…

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Typical Katie Travels: Girls Weekend in Houston

March 7, 2017

Hey friends! I took last week off… sort of by accident. It was also not an accident, because I am literally busy every second of the day with the kids and working and planning the move! I couldn’t wait to tell y’all about my weekend in Houston, though. It was so wonderful and I know you will recognize some of the faces I was with.…

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Atlanta Staycation: Mom’s Night Out at Mandarin Oriental

February 22, 2017

Thank you to Mandarin Oriental for partnering with us for our sponsored stay. All opinions are mine. I’m encouraged by how many Moms I’ve seen lately on social media getting to enjoy a night away from home… ALONE. I think some partners are also catching on to a “Mom’s Night Away” being the perfect gift. Any mom reading this has fantasized about a night away from home in silence, with a bed and a TV all to herself, room service,…

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The Gift of Experience: For The Person Who Has Everything

November 23, 2016

Thank you to Xtreme Xperience for hosting us in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Gifting things can get old. Anyone else feel like that? Especially, when you’re married and you share a bank account. It’s hard to surprise your partner with an amazing gift. Usually, we buy what we need when we need it and are scratching our heads at Christmas time. Not only that, but I kind of pride myself on my thoughtful gift…

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Typical Katie Travels: The St. Simons Island Lighthouse

August 2, 2016

This post was sponsored by SeaPak and The United States Lighthouse Society. All opinions are my own. Having grown up on one of the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia, I often took for granted how full my childhood was. We never lacked for things to do outdoors, there was natural beauty all around us. Saint Simons Island is a quaint little island about an hour south of Savannah. It’s full of rich Southern history dating all the way…

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A Weekend Back Home

February 15, 2016

Why can’t time slow down when you’re having fun? This weekend, our party of four + Tyler’s mom went down south to see my family. I haven’t been down in forever and my grandparents hadn’t even met Charlie. We stayed on St. Simons Island in a little townhouse. We were only there for a little less than two days, which was not nearly long enough. I have so many friends and loved ones in that area and it’s impossible to…

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Indie Craft Experience

November 24, 2015

One of my weekend highlights was checking out the Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular in Atlanta. It was basically like browsing the best of Etsy in real life. I fell in love with SO many things. The artists there were beyond talented. I took lots of business cards so that I could connect with my favorite shops on Instagram and shop once I got home. I felt a little overwhelmed at ICE and didn’t actually buy anything there! (I…

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