8 Father’s Day Activities We Love

Looking for something fun to do with Dad on Father’s Day this year? We’ve put together a list so your planning will be easy!

  1. Treat Dad to breakfast in bed! If you have kids, this is a fun thing to have them help with. They’ll enjoy treating Dad to his favorite breakfast foods and surprising him.
  2. Enjoy the great outdoors. Head to your favorite local trail, like East Palisades or Kennesaw Mountain!  
  3. Pack a picnic and head to the park with the whole fam, pets included!
  4. If Dad enjoys cooking, take a cooking class! Cocktail classes are fun, too.
  5. Go golfing, play tennis, or some other activity Dad loves! Maybe let what you get him as gifts revolve around this: a new tennis bag, golf polo or shoes, etc.
  6. Fire up the grill! Treat Dad to some new grilling tools, sauces, rubs, etc. and have him test them out.
  7. Take a trip. Rent an Airbnb at the lake and spend a weekend in the great outdoors.
  8. Go on a dessert date! Head to your favorite chocolatier or pastry shop and go nuts.

Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Cleaning is easier when there’s a schedule to follow! We’ve created a simple one to start with. Feel free to print this and put it on your fridge.



Wash bedding and linens


Wipe down counters and frequently used surfaces



Run the vacuum throughout the house



Clean bathrooms and toilets


Tidy up outside, blow off the deck, sweep the porch


Take a break!!



Organize closets, sort laundry to prep for Sunday


A few things to add every month or two:

  • Bathe pets or have them groomed 
  • Clean your stairs and/or hallways
  • Mop the floors
  • Deep clean showers and bathroom floors

5 Must-Do Valentine’s Day Events in Atlanta

Spend this Valentine’s Day having fun with your favorite people with these fun events around the city!


2/13 Self Love: Valentine’s Day Event 

Head to Politan Row in Midtown for some self-love activities on! Spend the evening practicing yoga, talking about healthy boundary setting, and group journaling. Refreshments will be provided so leave all your cares at home! Open to all.


2/9 Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special ft. “Romeo and Juliet” and More

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Atlanta. Discover Valentine’s Day-inspired music at The Trolley Barn under the gentle glow of candlelight featuring the Edgewood String Quartet!


2/11 Valentine’s Day Ornament Workshop

Guests will create a 6” hanging terrarium featuring Valentine’s Day decor. Select your air plants and finishing touches to make your creation uniquely yours. The PlantHouse crew will be there every step of the way to provide instruction, assembly tips, and plant care advice! There’s no better way to celebrate the season of love! 

2/11 Valentine’s Day Couples’ Sunset Hike

Take your relationship to new heights! Join a Park Ranger to watch the sunset over Metro Atlanta from the top of Panola Mountain! This hike is limited to couples only and is an 18+ event. Expect photo opportunities, a campfire, and s’mores!


2/14 Red Top Valentine’s Day

Spend the evening at Red Top Brewery in Acworth and enjoy dinner and live music!

10 Things To Throw Out At The Start Of A New Year

Kicking off 2023 by cleaning out your home is the perfect way to start the new year with a fresh slate! Follow the checklist below to get rid of items in your home you might not have remembered are old, unnecessary, or unusable.


Old, tired pillows.

The ones you sleep on might be comfortable, but what about the ones in your kids’ rooms or guest bedrooms? They could probably stand to be replaced.


Half-burned candles.

If you haven’t lit it in a year, it’s time to toss it. ‘Nuff said.

Old winter clothes/accessories.

Planning a ski trip? Take the time to throw out what you don’t pack – it’s likely you won’t need it again! Also, throw out clothes you didn’t wear during the holidays or prior. If you haven’t worn them in the last few winter months or year before, it’s time to donate them! 

Old or unnecessary food in the pantry/fridge.

Go through and look at expiration dates on condiments in the fridge – toss what’s old and/or not something you use. Toss random items in your pantry out, too. Maybe it’s an old bag of croutons that have gone stale that you used for a party once! You’ve definitely got something in there you can clear out.

Extra mugs.

Better donated, we say! If you don’t use them throughout the week or when you have company, it’s time to take them to Goodwill!


Old towels.

Either add these to the ‘dog towel’ pile in the linen closet or toss them and get some nice new ones. It’s amazing how good new towels feel! 

Games and toys with missing or broken pieces.


Old restaurant menus, business cards, expired coupons, and the like.

Clear out that junk drawer where old mail goes to die! It’s time.


We hope this helps you jump-start your cleaning routine for the new year. Happy 2023!

5 Sides That Will Outshine Your Turkey At Thanksgiving

While turkey is usually the most important part of Thanksgiving, we LOVE a good side dish. So, we put together a list of our top 5 most delicious and unique sides for you to try this year. 


Squash & Carmelized Onion Tart



This one is so unique, yet a crowd-pleaser every time! So heart and delicious. 






Roasted Carrots With Ayib and Awaze Vinaigrette


Cooked carrots are underrated. We said it!

Potato Leek Au Gratin


A classic you”ll make every year.


Broccoli Cheese Casserole


This one is great for the kiddos, but it’s also something you can make any day, not just for Thanksgiving! 




Brussels Sprouts With Cranberry Mostarda


This one is more of a gourmet-style side dish and we love that about it!

Remember that our schedules fill quickly this time of year. Book yours with us ahead of time so that your home will be clean for guests during the holiday season (and after they leave too!). 

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