On Saturday, BestGalPal Christy and I ventured OTP* for a little day trip to visit our friend Melissa. About two years ago, Melissa left the hustle and bustle of city life behind and moved up to the tiny north Georgia town of Ball Ground. A few months ago, she opened a little shop called Backyard Market, dedicated to selling local handmade goods and produce.
It was so great to see Melissa, her shop, and her baby bump (still small, and obscured here by horizontal stripes, but exciting nonetheless). Next time you're heading north to the mountains, make a stop at Backyard Market!
* For you non-Atlantans, that means Outside The Perimeter, or outside the I-285 loop that encircles the city.