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I am so excited for the start of football season that I decided to create two all-girl leagues again this year - one for NFL fans and one for college football fans. 

If you have never played fantasy football, don't worry, it's not as complicated as it sounds and you don't have to know a ton about football or the players to do well. If you're not sure how it all works, I'm happy to chat and help you through the process. If the draft of the NFL league doesn't sound like your thing, the college pick'em is much simpler - there's no draft - you just pick which college teams will win each week.

Fantasy is really a lot of fun and adds some extra excitement to your weekends. If you are a seasoned player that is still looking for a league, or if you have never played and want to give it a try, check out each league and click the button below to sign up!

NFL Fantasy League:
  • $20 buy in
  • Draft is 8/28 @ 8:00 EST
  • 1st place wins 75% of pot, 2nd wins 20%, 3rd wins 5%

College Pick'em League:
  • $20 buy in
  • Pick which teams will win each week and rank those picks by confidence - there is no team draft
  • 1st place wins 75% of pot, 2nd wins 20%, 3rd wins 5%

Road Trip To Athens

Last weekend David and I loaded into a van with five friends and we headed to Athens for the night. We went with the express purpose of trying out two of the breweries there, but I was also pretty excited to see the city after hearing amazing things from my friends that went to UGA. Thankfully Athens is only a little over an hour from Atlanta because 7 adults in a mini-van was a tight squeeze.

We started off our brewery adventure at Terrapin, I haven't been a huge fan of Terrapin in the past, but I was excited when I saw what a huge selection of beers they had to choose from. There were more than 10 beers on tap and there were even 3 stout beers for me to try. I'm a fan of heavy stouts and I was a huge fan of the Wake-n-Bake.

I was careful to pace myself at Terrapin because we still had a second brewery to try. Plus the Wake-n-Bake is a 9.4% ABV beer, so I had to take it slow if I wanted to actually enjoy the rest of the night. 

Before heading to the next brewery we stopped off for some BBQ at Dawg Gone Good BBQ. It was a no-frills place and we all agreed the mac and cheese was among the best any of us had ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in Athens. 

The next brewery was conveniently across the street from the BBQ spot, so after stuffing our faces, we walked on over to try out Creature Comforts. I was told that their beers are in such high demand that they are difficult to find in Atlanta and often you can only buy one beer rather than an entire six pack. Needless to say, the Creature Comfort fans in our group were excited to get their fill at the brewery. 

Creature Comforts had a nicer atmosphere and ambiance than Terrapin, but otherwise it was a letdown for me. It was more expensive than Terrapin and it only had 5 beers on tap. One of those beers was so sour that none of us could finish our sampling. The Tropicalia was pretty good, but overall, I enjoyed the beers at Terrapin much more.

The next morning we were all feeling a little rough and I wasn't too excited about squeezing back into the van for the drive home. On the way out of Athens we stopped at a local liquor store for some Tropicalia, Several members of our group bought CASES of the Creature Comforts beer to bring back with them to Atlanta where it is so scarce. 

The mini road trip was a lot of fun and and a great way to get out of the city for a little bit. I just wish we could have explored Athens a little more. I have a feeling we will be going back, so next time I'm going to insist we see more of what the city has to offer.

Saratoga Springs

This past weekend David and I made a trip up to Saratoga Springs for one of his best friend's weddings. It was my first time in Saratoga Springs and I loved the little city that was so full of charm. The streets were lined with grand old Victorian houses and the little downtown area was made up of adorable shops, restaurants, and bars.

The groom works for a large national brewery, so needless to say the beer was flowing all weekend. It made for a festive weekend, but I did a poor job of pacing myself and spent half the trip hungover. 

On Thursday we got into town and met up with everyone at one of the local bars. It was great to catch up with everyone. On Friday, the day of the wedding, David and I went out and found a cute little place for breakfast, then he was off to see to his groomsman duties. I spent most of the day sleeping off all the beer I'd had the night before and grabbed coffee with the wife of one of the other groomsmen.

The wedding was absolutely beautiful and we had so much fun that I only managed to take one super grainy picture. David has a great, close-knit group of friends and hanging out with them and their significant others is always a great time.

The next morning was rough. I haven't had that bad of a hangover since New Year's 2015. I spent most of the night and morning willing my head to stop throbbing and trying not to move. We finally ventured out for food and found a wonderful little spot where I got a hearty breakfast with a side of homemade donuts.
I felt much better after the heavy meal and we headed over to a meet and greet with the bride and groom in their suite. Later David and I went to explore the downtown and found a store that we fell in love with. The owner is an artist that created an adorable little cartoon Stinky Dog that David and I both instantly thought looked like Bernie.

David couldn't leave without picking up some prints. He got the sad looking one since Bernie always has a super depressed look on his face (I swear he is actually a really happy dog) and a happy one to even it out. Plus Bernie loves running around in the yard chasing squirrels and sitting in the sun.

After dinner we headed back over to the bride and groom's suite for an informal party they were throwing for the few of us left in town. By that point I was done with alcohol for the weekend but it was nice to spend more time with everyone before we all went our separate ways the next day. 

The wedding was wonderful, Saratoga Springs was adorable, and we had a wonderful weekend.
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