Gardening Through Lockdown

We hate not being able to have guests during this lockdown, but Duane is 79 and we have two grandbabies, a 4-month old and a 3-year old and everyone is doing their best to stay safe so we can pod together. So what have we been doing? Well, take a look at the gardens and […]

Top Secret Urban Oasis Granola Recipe

One of the favorites on the Urban Oasis Breakfast menu is our homemade granola. Our guests are always asking me how to make it so I’m putting the recipe on the blog to make it easier for everyone to follow the simple directions. I make my granola with ingredients from Trader Joes. They sell a […]

Saga of The Urban Oasis: Before, During & After The Real World Atlanta 2019

In mid-February 2019, we packed up every single thing and moved out of our house. Actually, we had movers who did most of that packing and moving. We rented a house around the corner from Krog Street which was nice to get to stay in the neighborhood. I knew it would be a huge disruption […]

Krog Street Market

The Krog Street Market is at the corner of our street. It’s a great place to go for a quick bite, a bottle of wine, or a sit-down meal at one of my favorite seafood restaurants, Watchman. Take a look at the video to get a taste of what KSM has to offer. Shout out […]

Urban Oasis Renovations are Under Way!

As you may or may not know, a reality tv show rented the Urban Oasis for five months back in February to shoot their next season. I can’t mention the name of the show until it airs in mid-June.  So you’ll have to stay tuned to get the scoop. Four months have flown by and […]

Meet Ollie, Our New Pup at the Oasis

Ollie the Sheepadoodle joined our family on April 15th, 2018. We had to say goodbye to Craig on Valentine’s Day this year, which left Otis rather sad as an only dog for the first time ever. I wasn’t actually looking for a dog but a breeder had two big litters at the same time and […]

Ready for a Dip?

We are so excited about the new swimming pool at the Urban Oasis. It is just in time to take the edge off of a hot summer day in Georgia.  There is a ten-by-ten foot hot tub at one end and a 35-foot swimming area that’s perfect for water aerobics. Duane, a triathlete, is waiting […]

Started with Succulents

I decided to try my hand at making a Succulent garden in pots. I ended up with quite a few. Now, I just have to figure out to keep them alive.

Love Me Some Spring Flowers! Truly an Oasis!

I wish I could say these were all my flowers but no it isn’t true. They came from the Carter Center Freedom Parkway Farmer’s Market and were just lovely. Now, sometimes I do have beautiful flowers, roses and peonies are abundant early in the Spring. And now, I have a huge Zinnia bed with colorful […]

Simple Pleasures at the Urban Oasis

I love how our disco ball throws polka dots on the chartreuse wall in the mornings. #simplepleasures #happy