1/29/14

A Snow Day and an Affordable Fashion Haul

Happy "hump day" y'all!

 So today I'm bringing you an extra lil' bonus video!

Before we get started, I've got to send some love to all of my fellow Atlanta folks who had the day from hell yesterday... Yeah, the snow was beautiful and magical around our house.  ...Because we were all home safe and sound.

Brad left work around 11am anticipating the madness that would inevitably ensue on the roads. However, I don't think ANYONE anticipated what was to come. Basically, we always joke that in Georgia, whenever we get a few inches of snow, the whole city and affected areas basically shut down. Mostly because we rarely get any snow and our state just isn't prepared. Also, when we see that snow is coming, it can go SO many different ways... As in, we never know exactly what we're going to get or how bad the roads will be.
The difference is that most states and areas who have regular snow in the winter know exactly what to expect and will treat their roads ahead of time anticipating the imminent inclement weather. Georgia just doesn't have those regular systems in place because it just rarely happens.

So Tuesday around lunchtime, every business started letting their employees go home. Around 1pm, most every school system in the area decided to "close" and let the children go home, which also led to even more traffic because parents were heading to pick them up. Which obviously led to MAJOR traffic issues. The streets were to capacity. Every single highway in the metro area was at a stand still. In the midst of all this, the roads were freezing.  Which meant the DOT couldn't really even GET to many of the roads to treat them because they were covered completely in record amounts of traffic. I'm talking, some of my friends were on the road for 12+ hours to travel only 5 or 6 miles. Most everyone I knew who was on the streets went on foot at some points. Babies were delivered on the side of the road, cars were abandoned everywhere, people were running out of gas...  Thousands of students spent the night on buses in freezing temperatures which absolutely broke my heart.  Hearing stories from my friends who couldn't even get to their children at their schools until midnight or so was terrible. Even people with big trucks that can usually handle the icy roads were out of luck, as most roads were just bogged down completely with un-moving traffic. Some roads looked like a scene straight out of The Walking Dead... haha. Not funny, but seriously... with all the abandoned cars, it was insane. The whole state was declared as being in a state of emergency.  Yeah it got crazy...

I could seriously go on and on about it and share a ton more stories, but you get the idea.  I'm just thankful that we were all at home safe and sound and while this one was enjoying the snow...


 ...we were so worried about the madness that was taking place all over the place nearby.


 When all the snow had fallen, we had right at three inches.



Could you just melt at that face??  Don't worry about him with the sticks. He just likes to play with them outside. We always supervise him with them because we know it's not great for them to eat pieces of wood, but he spits them out if he gets a piece off. He just thought they were extra tasty covered in snow!

K so enough of the snow madness. I'm about ready for it to melt away!

So Brad and I went to Target a few days back for some necessities and I ended up picking up some really awesome things!! I also thought I'd share some recent Macy's finds that I scored at great deals as well as the shoe find of my year...  Yeah, that statement may be a bit premature, but seriously, I don't think I'll find a deal this awesome on such cute shoes any time soon.

Hope you guys enjoy it!



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Were any of you affected by the Georgia snow?? 



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33 comments:

  1. Your dog is absolutely adorable! I have a labrador but we live in Florida so I can't even imagine what she would do if she saw snow haha. There's a good chance she'd be scared of it! Glad to hear you made it through all that crazy weather safely :)
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  2. Wow how pretty are them pictures :) Wish we had Macys and target in Ireland

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  3. Lovely photos! Your dog is so cute!

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  4. Glad to hear your family was safe during all the madness! It's crazy to hear what happens in the southern states when you get a few inches of snow. I am in Michigan, where we have had 75+ inches so far this season. Imagine that! :)

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  5. I live right in Midtown right off Peachtree St. and it was INSANE here.. Snow days are such a blessing and a curse here in Georgia. Loved your haul! Thanks for great videos :)

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  6. Aww lovely Waylon! So sad to hear people were struggling with the snow but it seems fun to have it, we don't get any snow where I live :( x

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  7. How would you say the Rachel Roy jacket fits?

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    1. I'd say it's very true to size, however, it has a bit of a more "boxy" fit than a traditional blazer, so keep that in mind :)

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  8. Wow! Your snow stories sound crazy! And I love that 3 inches of snow shuts down your town. I'm from Utah and we still go out when there's 3 feet of snow. It's nuts! Anyway, I wanted to share with you some favorite hair products I just found and I know it has nothing to do with your post but oh well. I have hair like yours (pretty fine and silky) and I got Aquage uplifting foam and Kenra Volume Spray 25 and my hair has never had so much volume!! It's amazing. The uplifting foam especially. I hope you can try it out!

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  9. I was lucky-ish, it took me 11 hours to travel 14 miles. Once I got home and saw how much worse it was for some I was very thankful!

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  10. I can't even comprehend how a city gets shut down for just a few inches of snow...Where I live the temp will be below -20, we'll get 30 + cm of snow and the day just goes on like nothing happened.

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    1. it has nothing to do with the actual amount of snow really for us. Imagine if your city did nothing to treat roads when they iced over. That's what causes the city to shut down. Roads are solid ice. :/

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  11. The vest is coming up $69 are you sure that was a target purchase?

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  12. england hasnt seen snow this winter...i hope we get to see some before we head into spring!

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  13. Great pics!!!!!

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  14. Wonderful pictures,
    the dog looks so happy :)

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  15. Great video Tiffany..love your style...you mentioned you got the size 4 in the target ankle pants..for reference how tall are you and how much do you weigh? trying to decide on a size for myself..tia

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  16. Thanks for the nice Fashion Haul - I just found some nice ideas :-)... Great to see that you actually snow, I wish it would be snowing here...

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  17. I love your little polo-esque shirt you're wearing in the video! Would you mind telling me where you found it?

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  18. It took my Hubs 9 hours to get home. He works on the south side of town, and we live on the north west side. It was crazy! My brother in law didn't get home from the Ga Tech area until 2am. Tons of fun playing in the snow though.

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  19. So glad that you guys were safe! We have friends that live in ATL and they're safe but we heard stories of babies trapped in an ambulance, so it was pretty scare. It was a bit surreal really, I live in Nebraska where we're used to snow and my neighbor made a comment a couple of days before about how he's bored at home because we haven't gotten any snow and he makes a living off plowing snow. My husband also wishes it would snow so he can drive his Jeep around. Men! Anyway, it's crazy to think that something that for us is common can cause so much craziness somewhere else!

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  20. Unfortunately it doesn't snow in Malta ever, it being a small island and all. I'd love to see it one day though!

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  21. It sounds so awful. My heart goes out to all those stranded. I live if Northern California. No snow. But, the drive to Tahoe has taken me over 12 hours and it totally sucks sitting there freezing and not moving with nowhere to go. I can empathize a tiny bit. My doggie loves the snow too when we are up there. The pictures of Waylon are so cute. Hopefully no more crazy weather for y'all!

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  22. 3 inches??? And the city shuts down? What do you do when there's a thunderstorm?...

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    1. haha it's actually not that hard to understand! And while we joke about, most people get it ;) The amount of snow has nothing to do with ice on roads. Ice is ice. If it's not treated, no matter what you drive, it'll get slippery and in lots of places, impassable. Do you live somewhere where there is snow and ice? Imagine if no snowplows or salt trucks came out. Ever. Then you'll see what we're dealing with. haha

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  23. Waylon looks so happy in the snow! I love him! I remember when I lived down there it was a nightmare every time that stuff happened. But I was lucky to never have gotten stuck in traffic like the other day! It must have been horrible!

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  24. I live in MN and we got about 7 inches I believe. It was awful! Yeah I always feel for the South since you guys really just aren't used to that weather. Solid ice! Just absolutely terrifying. :(

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  25. OMG, thank you for the Waylon pictures!!! So adorable! Golden Retrievers love the snow. :)

    NYC gets some snow and for some reason the city cannot handle. Its annoying. So it understandable that 3" of snow in Atlanta would cause headaches.

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  26. So glad you guys were safe and at home! We live on the Northwest side of Atlanta and my husband works off of Windy Hill (near 75/285). He spent 6 hours in the car and ended up spending the night in a motel right near his office. When it took him 3 hours to go 3 miles, we decided he should just turn around and go back. We figured that at the worst, he could just sleep in his office. Fortunately, I found a motel with a room/warm bed/shower still available so he was comfortable. He bought water and muffins at a nearby gas station and walked over to the Waffle House (good ol' Waho) for dinner. While he was out, he helped people push their cars up the hill and/or out of the way on Windy Hill. We were one of the lucky ones!

    I lived up north growing up and I've never seen anything like what happened on Tuesday. But I see how it happens. You're right. There are no snowplows or salt trucks. So the roads and surfaces just turn into glare ice. Add to that the mass exodus of cars and the situation became hopeless. Back in 2011, we were stuck in our house for 4 days because our driveway and our road were literally just sheets of ice. This kind of weather just happens so infrequently down here that we're not equipped to handle it. And we don't really believe our weather forecasters because they're so far off in predicting what's going to happen most of the time. We went from "lucky if we get a dusting" to "expect 1-3 inches" over night.

    Love the t-shirts you bought from Target! They look so soft! I might have to go check them out now that the ice is thawing and the roads are clearing. :) Sorry for the long comment! I just agreed and wanted to support what you had to say about it.

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  27. So getting those shoes before their gone!!! Loves them! Checking out that blazer and those pants from Target as well!

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