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#WIDN

Ever been tagged in a “What I’m Doing Now” post?  I have once.  But today I’m tagging myself in one here.  I haven’t shared much personal stuff on O&P in a minute, so I thought it was appropriate.  I also am gearing back up to bring you some more stories about people besides yours truly, which I’m really, really excited about.  As y’all know, O&P changes along with my interests, and I love, love, love learning about new things, trying out new hobbies, and sharing things that tickle my fancy in this space.

So, here is #whatimdoingnow, in no particular order:

1) Baby loving

My niece Elah is just the sweetest, cutest baby on the block, and none of us can get enough of her.  And check out that adorable newborn Easter dress!

Natalie & Elah on Easter | Oysters & Pearls

Elah's Easter Dress | Oysters & Pearls

Tezzie and Elah on Easter | Oysters & Pearls

We took her for her first #ladieswholunch outing in Thomasville at Jonah’s Fish n Grits last week, which was an awesome break from a long work week.

Natalie & Elah at Jonah's | Oysters & Pearls

 2) A little thrifting

I haven’t done much thrift shopping as of late, but I did make a quick pit stop into Kaleidoscope last week and scored these bee needlepoint smoking slippers (that fit perfectly!) for $20 bucks.  I almost can’t wait for fall to wear them.  Almost.

Bee Needlepoint Smoking Slippers from Kaleidascope, Thomasville | Oysters & Pearls

 3) yoga

I mentioned this before, but I’m just so grateful to have finally found a form of exercise I really identify with and love.  It’s made such a drastic difference in my body, as well as in my mental and emotional health.  I also want to give a shoutout to my awesome yoga instructor and owner at Lotus Yoga & Holistic Wellness, Lindsey.  I’ll be sharing more about her as she opens her new studio, but until then you can find her current class schedule here.  She’s helped me reach yoga goals that I never, ever would have thought I could do when I started back in January.

Lotus Yoga Thomasville, Georgia | Oysters & Pearls

 And speaking of yoga… I’d like to be

4) stand up paddleboarding.

I learned how to yolo/sup/stand up paddleboard last weekend at the beach with some gal pals.  It is SO MUCH FUN.  After seeing it on Instagram, I decided to also try some SUP yoga… Talk about a core workout!  I promptly began saving my pennies for my own paddleboard.

YOLO  | Oysters & Pearls

SUP Yoga in St. Andrews Bay | Oysters & Pearls

5) seeing the Avett Brothers 

A couple of weekends ago, we were lucky enough to go see the Avett Brothers in concert in Tallahassee at Cascade Park.  They put on a great show and we had a blast.

Avett Brothers at Cascade Park, Tallahassee, FL  | Oysters & Pearls

Avett Brothers at Cascade Park in Tallahassee, FL | Oysters & Pearls

Have I mentioned that Wheat broke his neck as well?  Yes, this freak accident happened on Easter weekend.  Boys and girls: never carry heavy, wrought iron chairs over your head… especially whilst walking on slippery, wet decks.  He has a slight compression fracture in his C5 vertebrae,and we’re hoping he’ll be out of that awful neck brace very soon!

6) Maiden South

Art & Wine Walk at Maiden South | Oysters & PearlsWe participated in the downtown Bainbridge Art & Wine Walk last weekend and it was so much fun!  We love having Mills Brock’s photography in the shop.  Come by and see if it you didn’t make it in last weekend!  We’ll actually be closed this Thursday night, but we’ll be open Friday and Saturday!

7) Spring Beekeeping

It’s spring, and our sweet bee hive has swarmed no less than four times and is still kicking. With all the rain, we haven’t been able to check our two backyard hives in a couple of weeks, which we thought would be a real problem. But the sun came out yesterday and we got in both hives, and they’re both doing great. No queen cells really to speak of, and we met the new Queen Bee in said swarming hive. Meet Beeatrice! 

  

8) Hitting Pause

Trying to make a conscious effort to hit the pause button and enjoy pretty little moments like this view of a sunset and some Lady Banks roses a couple Fridays ago at the Bainbridge Country Club.

Bainbridge Country Club, Bainbridge, Georgia | Oysters & Pearls

Happy Hump Day, y’all!!

Until Next Time

Smoke Under the Oaks BBQ Competition & Festival

For all the local SoWeGains and NoWeFlains out there – the first ever Smoke Under the Oaks BBQ Competition and Festival is today!!

Smoke Under the Oaks

Last night was a Low Country Boil (that was awesome) and the competitors started their grills/smokers/pits up, as well as a concert by local artist Kalen Jones.  It was awesome!

If you follow me on Instagram (which you should), you already saw a couple of pictures from last night.  I’ll continue to snap a few pictures when I can today, but I’ll be working the event, so I may not have much time.

I’m working because the proceeds from Smoke Under the Oaks are going to my favorite charity: the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society!

We decided against bringing any pups out into the heat and torturing them with the smells of BBQ all day, so I ran out to the shelter this week to snap a few pictures to display at our booth.  If I can’t convince you to join us at Smoke Under the Oaks today, maybe they can?

Shep - BDCHS Kitty - BDCHS Petey - BDCHS Puppy 2.5 - BDCHS Puppy 3 - BDCHS Morton - BDCHS

All of these precious critters (and more!) are available for adoption right now!  Don’t you want to take one home?

Or at least come out and support a really great cause while eating some really good food?

Today consists of a 5K (too late for that now, obvi), and gates open at 10:00 am this morning at the Bainbridge Country Club – {click here for directions}.  $5.00 gets you in!  BBQ plates will be for sale, as well as other vendors (including a beer tent!), plus two live bands playing throughout the day.  The pool will be open and there’s a bounce-house, so bring the kids.  It’s going to be a great day, and we’d love to have you join us.

Puppy 1 - BDCHS

Pretty please?

Hope to see you there!

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