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Life, Travel

Β  Seeing is believing. Some places are just so weird and unbelievable that you have to see them in person. Helen, Georgia is one of those places. I decided that it needed an entry all of its own! πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ🍻🌲

If you were looking at these pictures and didn’t know any better, you would think you were looking at the perfect, quintessential German town, but this village with Bavarian charm is right in the middle of the mountains in Northern Georgia. I think, personally, it’s a lot like Gatlinburg, a mountain town in Sevierville and in my own backyard, just if it had German influences.

This town is close to a lot of hiking trails, rivers where you can go tubing and plenty of other activities. Downtown itself, a tiny little Main Street, is full of hotels, B&B’s, German restaurants and some tourist trap souvenir shops. There are a few more authentic shops close to the beer garden near the main square, fortunately, that sell some German snacks and little kitschy souvenirs and pottery, which are a little better than your standard airbrushed tees and marijuana bottle openers you find in the usual tourist crap stores. πŸ™„

You will also be surprised to know that there are quite a few German people who own shops in this town and even live near by. I guess it surprised me because it’s a knock off of Germany and if I had to choose between Real Germany and Fake Germany, Real Germany would win every time. πŸ‘πŸ»

Seeing little mock European towns like this makes me appreciate the people who loved a place like Germany so much that they brought it to them, and at the same time, it makes me want to visit the real, authentic thing.

So, if you find yourself in Northern Georgia, definitely stop by Helen! It is everything I like in a road trip pit stop: Bizarre, unique and interesting!


{ crochet serape+blue jeans & booties } OOTD


Two posts in one day! πŸ™ŒπŸ» I had the time so I thought, why not?!

The serape in this picture is one I found at a thrift store in Clinton for $2.99! It’s not something I would normally pick out for myself…when I first picked it up, I thought it might be a tree skirt or something. πŸ˜‚ But no, it was in the clothes!

It’s handmade and crocheted and I fell in love with the colors, which remind me of the sky. I also loved how breezy it is since it has no sleeves. I imagined myself wearing it with jeans or shorts over a tank top for an effortless look. It would be good right now in the spring and even as a transitional piece going into fall later in the year.

Like I said, not normally something I would ever pick out for myself, but I like it! It’s cozy, handmade, blue—my favorite color πŸ’™— and gives a threadworn, down home sort of look. Plus, I like the tassels on the end! What do you all think?

Do you all have something handmade in your closet? If so, what is it?

P.S. 233 followers! How amazing are you all?! I’ve enjoyed the new follows and checking out some of your all’s blogs too!