A Tour of This Year’s Christmas Decor


I am the queen of changing out my Christmas decor. It’s like just when I think I’ve found something that I’ll like for at least 3 years and buy butt loads of it, I change my mind. AKA the all lime green and red Christmas fest that I ADORED last year, but that I felt didn’t fit my taste or my new home at all this year. Also, when I told the hubs my change of plans for our Christmas decorations this year I got a mixed reaction… 1. Where are we going to fit even more Christmas decorations?! 2. Thank God, our decorations last year looked like Hooville! Say what?! You can imagine my response, haha.

Nonetheless, this year, I decided to go with silver, gold and white decor or as I’m calling it, my Winter Wonderland. I’m so excited to give you guys an inside look! Hopefully, I’ll still like these items next year, so I can continue to build on my collection and have even more to show y’all then!


Last year was the first time in my life that I had a real Christmas tree! I’m sure y’all can remember how excited I was. But this year was our first year getting a real, flocked tree and I couldn’t be more obsessed. It really just gives our tree a little something extra and since we never have a white Christmas here in the South, I love that it at least gives us a little bit of that feeling.

Tree Topper | Gold Filler Ornaments | Silver Filler Ornaments | Tree Wrapping Paper | Spotted Wrapping Paper

**I wish I had links for y’all to shop my gold garland and special ornaments, but those are just beautiful pieces I’ve found along the way, not online. :/


I’m all about having stockings that coordinate, but aren’t all the same. I just think it adds a little something to your decor. Of course, we had to add a third one for our fur baby, Champ!


Garland | Stockings | Sparkly Trees | Deer



I always think it’s good to add a little Christmas spirit all throughout the house, not just in common areas. It doesn’t take much to turn a boring kitchen sink into a happy holiday space!


These little Christmas trees were a steal!! They were in the dollar section at Target and I could not pass them up!! These hand towels are sold out on HobbyLobby.com ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but you may get lucky and find them in store and if not, Hallmark has a really cute similar one!!



My dining room has always been one of my favorite spaces because my husband built this table for me as my wedding present! Don’t mind my Anthropologie project piece back there that has been a project for like 2 years… haha. When you get a $300 piece for like $30 at Final Cut, you grab that ish quick. What I’ve learned about myself though is that refinishing furniture is not my area of expertise!!


It’s hard to see, but these napkin rings are engraved with our initial and were one of my favorite wedding presents!


Add a simple centerpiece and your dining room feels cozy and ready for holiday guests!

Napkins | Napkin Rings | Salt & Pepper Shakers | Chargers

There you have it – a glimpse into my sparkly, winter wonderland! It’s such a shame that we only get to keep our Christmas decorations up for a month; they just make me oh so happy!


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Christmas Pictures with the Freemans


Christmas Pictures 2016

Last year was the first year that Bryan and I had Christmas pictures made and sent out legitimate cards. We loved hearing from family members that received them in the mail or going over to a friend’s house and seeing them hung on the fridge.

For our pictures last year, we used a professional photographer and headed downtown with our pup to get some shots. They had a dressed up, city feel like that we really liked.


The only thing about doing them downtown is that our dog, Champ, wanted to run and sniff everything… and with professional photographers doing small Christmas sessions, you don’t generally get that many pictures. So the only picture we got of him that was worth something was this photo where I’m cheesing extra hard (literally are my eyes even open?! lol)… so basically I had to send out a pic I didn’t love so Champ didn’t feel left out!


Nonetheless, to save a little money and to make our lives easier this year, we decided to use a family friend to take our pictures and to do them from home. That way Champ wouldn’t get quite as excited and we could get a few more options to choose from. Plus, this is our first year living in our new home, so it worked out perfectly! Here are a few highlights from our shoot!


Christmas Pictures 2017

Plus, I’m just a little obsessed with my Christmas decor this year!


I love stealing kisses by the Christmas tree!


And don’t worry, Champ made the cut again for this year’s Christmas card!


Thank you Kallie for being so patient with Champ (and us) and snapping these shots that we’ll cherish forever!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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My Favorite Lip Colors This Season


When I was little, my grandma would always tell me that she was worried about me or thought I was sick because my lips were so pale. Back then, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal, but now I can’t help but notice days when my lips are basically blending in with my skin, haha! So although I love love love lip color all year long, I really adore it in the fall and winter months when I’m generally paler all over. I bought a few new shades this season that I’m absolutely in love with, so I wanted to share them with you guys! If you are looking for that new perfect, fall lip shade, look no further!

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Lady Be Good


I’m obsessed with this lip color right now. I feel like it’s the perfect, everyday shade that can both go casual or a little dressier. Also, once you put this shade on, you’re good all day! I literally got out of the shower one night (after having it on all day and washing my face) and was shocked to see there was still a little tint to my lips from it. MAC’s matte liquid lip colors are definitely a makeup staple!!



NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment – Save the Queen


I seriously adore this dusty mauve lip color by NARS. I love wearing it on days when I’m feeling a little more girly or for a fun night out. I also wore a super thin layer of it during my Susan G. Komen 3-Day (yeah, judge me, I’m that girl that wore makeup while walking 60 miles, lol), just to keep my lips from looking non-existent. They call it lip pigment for a reason though, so be prepared if you get a little outside of your lips, that it will leave a little staining on your skin. It will come off easily with a makeup wipe, but that can be annoying once you’ve finished your entire face of makeup. Just be sure to outline your lips first and then fill them in, to make your life easier.



Trestique Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon – Florence Fig & Rose Balm


So I’m super excited about this lip crayon, for one, because I had never heard of Trestique before now and I’m so glad I’ve been introduced, but for two just because it’s great. I love that it comes with both a matte lip color and a balm, so your lips never feel dry. Also, it has a magnetic top, with is ingenious. It closes super easy and when I have it in my purse, it finds all of my bobby pins that were floating around in the bottom!! Plus, it has a pointed tip which makes application really easy. It came in my most recent FabFitFun box and I can’t wait to see what they send me next. If you’ve wanted to try out FabFitFun (which is seriously my very favorite package I ever get in the mail), get $10 off the Editor’s Box with the promo code “TREAT”!



L’Orรฉal Infallible Matte Lip Paints – Festival


Ok, so there are SO many reasons to love this lip paint. For one, it’s so super affordable. Two, the color is gorgeous and three, even though it’s matte, it doesn’t really dry out your lips too much. This shade is called Festival, but I’m seriously thinking about buying this product in every shade.


Got lip color envy yet?! I love ordering my makeup from Ulta because I rack up rewards points and I can always find a good promo code online! If you are looking to order a few new items, it can get expensive quick, so be sure to check out their coupon page on RetailMeNot to save some money and most likely also get some free samples – gotta love that!

What are your fave lip colors right now? Send them my way – a girl can never have too many! ๐Ÿ™‚

C’est la vie,



Walking 60 Miles in Just 3 Days to Find a Cure


I don’t know if you guys remember, but back in May, I told y’all all about my itch to do something remarkable. It took me a lot of time and research to figure out just what it would be, but once I found the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, I knew it was just the thing!


When I was younger, my Nana was diagnosed with breast cancer. Lucky for our family, she made it into remission and now is a healthy, long-living survivor. We are forever grateful. But, last year, we lost my Aunt Tricia to a long, hard battle with endometrial cancer. It hit our family like a ton of bricks and left me looking for some way to heal and a way to do something productive against this terrible disease.


I’m also just at a point in my life where I want to make sure I live in a meaningful way and that I do all of the things I want to do… things like travel, challenge myself (physically and emotionally) and do good for others.


So, from May – November, my sister and I threw events, sold t-shirts, put together giveaways and asked some really wonderful and generous people to support us on our campaigns and luckily, they did. So many businesses and individuals gave their hard-earned money to help us get one step closer to eradicating cancer.


So a week and a half ago, we both hopped on a plane (from different destinations – this was my first solo flight, so I was a little scared!) and headed out to San Diego. We woke up Friday morning even more nervous… nervous that we wouldn’t be able to make it all 60 miles, nervous that we would let our donors down,ย  nervous that we didn’t know what we had gotten ourselves into. All of these fears didn’t subside, but were calmed the second the opening ceremonies began. It was raining that morning (despite a 0% chance of rain) and there was a double rainbow in the sky.


Survivors, current cancer fighters and those that have lost loved ones graced the stage, telling their stories of how they have been impacted by cancer and I literally sobbed standing there in the middle of this crowd in the middle of the rain. It blows your mind to realize just how much each one of us is affected by cancer and the toll it has taken on our lives. I cried for their pain, but also because I really, really miss my aunt and finally because I knew those two rainbows were all of our loved ones looking down on us from above and giving us the support we needed to make it through.


From that moment on, I didn’t stop smiling. I have never met so many thoughtful and kind people in my life… from the police men and women dressed in pink that provided us with music to keep us going, to the safety crew that kept us safe and got us from point A to point B each day, to the cheering crowds dressed in funny outfits, to all of our fellow walkers. It was seriously a magical experience that I can’t even explain in words.


Then, on top of it all, my first trip to the west coast did not disappoint. Although I begrudged the miles spent climbing up hills, they sure were beautiful to look at. The cliffs, homes in the hillsides and gorgeous beaches literally left me in awe.


So we walked and we walked and then we walked some more… through San Diego’s beaches, towns and parks. I can’t count how many times a stranger told me “thank you for walking”, but all I could think is “thank you for keeping me going”. I felt like an old lady because my hips were hurting so badly and I looked kinda funny the second half of the walk with my blistered, achy feet, but no aches and pains from the walk could compare to what cancer patients have to endure. So we pushed through it and on day 3 when we walked through the finish line, I literally couldn’t believe we had made it. I cried again (in case y’all haven’t realized I’m a crier, haha), but then we danced and sang with everyone to celebrate this huge victory. Together, our walk in San Diego raised $6.5 million for breast cancer research and treatment, which is so amazing!


During the walk I kept thinking… this is one thing I’ll mark off of my bucket list, but I can never do it again! Little did I know, just a few hours later, my sister and I would be talking about signing up for the Atlanta walk again next fall!


I want to say thank you again to everyone who took part in our campaigns and made this possible and I want to encourage anyone else who has a passion for fighting cancer to join us on our next walk. If you think you can’t do it, you’re wrong. And I’ll be happy to walk right alongside you the entire way! ๐Ÿ™‚


Want to know more about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day? Leave me a comment below or shoot me a message – I’d love to talk to you about it more!!


C’est la vie,


A Round Up of This Season’s College Football Game Day Outfits

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Y’all, we have had the BEST season so far! Well, the best season of my lifetime. The Dawgs are 9-0 and last week’s game is the last game I’ll get to go to this year. I’m dying just a little bit inside, but my weekend’s have some exciting things up ahead, so it will be okay. But… since I won’t be back between the hedges this season, I figured I’d give you guys a round up of this season’s outfits so far with links to shop. Go Dawgs!



I shared this outfit early on in my college game day outfit ideas post (that I begrudgingly included other football teams in, haha!), but it’s one of my faves from this season, so I figured I’d include it here too. It’s perfect for that summer to fall transition.

Top: Forever 21 Similar | Skirt: Lulu’s | Watch: Apple | Purse: Mint Julep Boutique




So… I really wish I would have gotten a better picture of this romper because it’s so cute, but obviously I was having too much fun to remember to snap one. You need to check it out though because the cut-outs are so fun and it was such an easy outfit!

Romper:ย Sweetwater Boutique |ย Shoes: Targetย | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Kinsley Armelle

**I have a promo code for y’all to Kinsley Armelle (yay!), just use “ANNAFREEMAN15OFF” for 15% off your entire order.




This year’s GA vs Tenn game the first time I’ve ever been to Knoxville and I loved it. The weather was so perfect and tailgating on the water was a ton of fun. This bodysuit and cardigan combo was the perfect outfit for keeping warm while tailgating, but staying cool during the game!

Bodysuit: Express | Jeans: Target | Cardigan: H&M | Purse: Coach | Booties: Charlotte Russe (these booties are on sale for less than $25!!) | Earrings: Bauble Bar




Pretty sure this outfit is lucky because I have NEVER in my life seen us beat the Florida Gators so badly! I loved that this outfit was dressy enough for game day, but comfy enough for galavanting around Jacksonville!

Top: Red Dress Boutique | Jeggings: American Eagle | Earrings: Impressions Boutique | Hat: The Ivy | Loafers: DSW



My sister-in-law, Hayley, looked way too cute at this last game with me so I had to be sure to include her outfit too!!

My outfit – Jersey: Fanatics | Leggings: Nordstrom | Boots: Hunter | Jacket: Similar

Hayley’s Outfit – Top: The Ivy | Jacket: Macy’s Similar| Earrings: Red Dress Boutique Similar | Booties: DSW

Here’s to hoping that me dressing up and cheering from home will still be good luck enough for us to beat Auburn tomorrow!

C’est la vie,


An Inside Look at Getting Tape-In Extensions


I have been very fortunate in my life to always have long, thick hair. In recent years though, I have felt like the bottom of my hair looks a little thin compared to the top. Before my wedding, I bought a set of Remy clip-in extensions just to give my hair a little extra volume and something a little special for the big day. I loved them and have worn them a few times over the last year or so for special occasions like Halloween or my brother-in-law’s wedding.


Every time I go to see my hairstylist, Kristen at Studio 285, though, I feel like I’m talking about how I want my ends to look thicker and how I’d like my blonde pieces to be a little less bronze. She is always sure to tone it and I use a purple shampoo every now and then, but to get the color I really wanted and the volume, it was just a better idea to get extensions.

I don’t know why I was super apprehensive… possibly because I didn’t want to spend the extra money and I already have long hair, so it seemed a little silly, but I finally made the decision to move forward with it.


So… here’s how the process works. I went in to see Kristen so she could color my grays. Yes, I like salt and pepper at the root if I don’t go in to see her every 5 weeks. It’s so unfortunate at age 26, but I guess I could have it worse. We talked through the consultation that day so we could order the hair. If you decide to get tape-in extensions, you’ll want to meet with a hairstylist to see what will work best for you.

I ordered two 22″ packs, since I didn’t need a ton of extra hair and got two different colors, a dark brunette and then an ombre brunette to blonde color. I paid a deposit that day and then was able to go in the next week to have them put in.


The process of getting the extensions put in is really simple and only took 20 – 30 minutes. Tape-in extensions are probably the best kind you can get because they blend really well and they don’t really damage your hair, allowing it to continue to grow and stay healthy. Kristen took one of each color and sandwiched them together along the back of my hair for a super seamless look. It legit looks so good that I can’t tell which hair is mine and which isn’t when I look at it, which is crazy.


The first night, they felt super odd. My hair felt heavier and I felt like I had little clips or something in the back of my head, but after pulling it up a couple of times, they loosened some and became more comfortable. Now they feel a lot more normal and I love how thick and full my hair feels.


What’s really cool is that it doesn’t cost much at all to get them moved up every other hair appointment and the hair should last for a year or so, which is really nice. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking to make their hair a little longer or is like me and just wants a little more volume.


Have any questions?! Feel free to drop a comment below or shoot me an email – I’d love to help you on your semi-permanent extension adventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

C’est la vie,



Fall Outfits Recap


Happy November! October went by in a flash, but I’m excited for all the fun things coming with the holidays right around the corner. The weather has been crazy the last week or two with super cold mornings and hot afternoons, but I’m not complaining, I’m just happy that fall is here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s another recap of my recent fall outfits with links for you to shop, enjoy!



This outfit was perfect for a weekend trip. It’s super cozy and just warm enough, but also you feel dressed up enough that when you arrive at your destination it doesn’t look like you’ve been living out of your car (how I often look when traveling, lol!)

Ruana: Charming Charlie | Cami: Shein | Jeggings: American Eagle | Booties: Fabrik Similar | Earrings: Charming Charlie Similar | Watch: Apple | Purse: Kate Spade Similar| Carry-On Luggage: Jessica Simpson

**These jeggings are on sale right now for less than $30!!ย 



Y’ALL… I could literally live in this sweatshirt hoodie dress. Well, technically, they call it a tunic, but when you’re 5’2″, it definitely works as a dress. It’s so comfortable and dressed down enough without being bummy. Pair it with a fun pair of slip-on sneakers and you’re ready for a day of errand-running and getting lunch with the girls!

Sweartshirt Dress: Target | Slip-on Sneakers: American Eagle

**These slip-ons are on sale right now for $20!!



This outfit was my solution to it being fall, but also spending a day in Charleston, where the weather was still pretty warm. I have fallen in love with this embroidered skirt and this hand bag!! โค

Top: Express | Skirt: Topshop at Nordstrom | Shoes: DSW | Purse: Lulu’s | Watch: Michael Kors

**This top is on sale right now for $30!!ย 



I’m all about some white after Labor Day, plus embroidered sleeves which I’m pretty sure y’all already know by now and some cute and comfy booties!

Top: Impressions Boutique | Jeans: Mint Julep Boutique Similar | Booties: Piace Boutique Similar

**I’m so sad that these gray booties already sold out because they are one of my very favorite pair of shoes, but Piace Boutique still has a ton of cute booties if you want to check them out + you can use my promo code “ANNAF” for 10% off!

I hope you all have a wonderful start to your November and I’ll be sure to share some more outfits soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

C’est la vie,



How to Make the Perfect Fall Drink


Halloween is just a few days away… eek! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with an awesome fall drink, am I right? From some of my recent posts, I’m sure you guys all know how much I love fall… from the leaves, to the smells, to the weather… but fall drinks are definitely at the top of my list.


Whether you’re throwing a fun Halloween party, having some fam over or maybe even hosting a fall brunch, you don’t want to miss out on making this perfect fall drink: the Apple Cider Mimosa! ๐Ÿ™‚


Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Champagne glasses
  • Champagne… duh!
  • Apple cider
  • Caramel syrup
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • An apple

Here’s how to make your delicious, apple cider mimosas!

Grab two plates and fill one with a good amount of caramel syrup and the other with the cinnamon sugar.


From there, you’ll want to dip the rim of each of your champagne glasses in the caramel first, followed by the cinnamon sugar – similar to the way you salt the rim of a margarita glass. This is literally my favorite part of the drink because it just gives you a little something extra with each sip.


Once you have the rims of your glasses “sugared” with caramel and cinnamon sugar, pop that cork!!


From there, you’ll want to pour champagne in each glass. The amount is really up to you. Most recipes call for 1/4 of a glass, but most people I know would opt for 1/2 a glass at least, haha!


Then, you’ll fill your glasses the rest of the way with apple cider.


For a little extra fun, you’ll want to slice up an apple and drop one slice in each glass. These act as a cute garnish and soak up lots of mimosa goodness, so they’re super yummy to eat once you’ve finished your drink.


Then, share with friends and enjoy!


What are some of your favorite fall drinks?!

C’est la vie,




An Inside Look at Microblading Your Eyebrows


For probably about a year or so now, I have been interested in microblading. My sister and I started out waxing our eyebrows from home in the 7th grade or so, so my eyebrows have never really had a good shape to them. Plus, it was in style back then to have thin eyebrows… not so much now. A friend of mine has her eyebrows tattooed on, and they look amazing, but I just couldn’t get myself to take the plunge. So, all of this, brought me to microblading.


My eyebrows before

For those of you who haven’t heard of microblading yet, in a nutshell, it’s where a beauty professional takes a small bundle of needles, makes fine lines in your eyebrow area and fills it with pigment. It’s a semi-permanent option, so it lasts about a year to a year and a half, which was exactly what I was looking for. Plus, the results look much more natural than a tattoo in that the fine lines they create really look like real hairs.

I swear I read 1 million reviews before making this decision. I saw where people posted amazing results and others posted horror stories that made my stomach churn, but look up anything on the internet these days and most often, you can find that same mix. That is until one day, I found Kristin Callaway Beauty. She is actually a friend of a co-worker of mine, so I checked out her Instagram and I was hooked. I probably stalked her for 2+ hours and still didn’t see a pair of brows she had done that I didn’t like. Not to mention, she was more affordable than some of the other salons I had seen and assured me that we could avoid the scabbing and ugliness that other salons tell you to expect. Plus, I was literally, jaw-droppingly AMAZED when I saw her work on cancer survivors or other women who had no eyebrows at all – it’s remarkable.


I know it sounds like I’m a little too excited about this y’all, but microblading my eyebrows has completely changed the look of my face and I couldn’t be happier with my pretty much perfect brows that I never have to fill in.


I’m guessing you guys want to know the nitty gritty details of the process though, so here it is.


The first appointment took about 2 hours. She put numbing gel across my brow line and then used a precise measuring tool to find the perfect shape for me. Then, she let me see that shape and let her know if I was okay with it or not. After about 30 minutes of talking through what I wanted and what to expect, we got started with the needling process.


I will admit that the first pass I was like, this needling noise sounds awful and this is kind of uncomfortable… did I make the right decision? But then Kristin put on a second numbling gel and it was easy peasy from there. I think she did about 3 – 4 passes of needling and filling in with pigment before letting me sit up and take a look. At first, I was a little overwhelmed, because anything new on your face feels weird, but I trusted her and had a really good feeling that these were going to look great.


She gave me this chart to let me know what to expect (the process isn’t as extreme as what you see here) and some really good care instructions to follow over the next couple of weeks.


6 – 8 weeks later, she had me come in for a perfecting session, where we could touch up any spots that didn’t retain well and add a little anywhere we thought needed it. She touched up a few areas and warmed up the pigment, just a little. This appointment was super easy and you pay everything up front, so you don’t have to pay anything extra when you go for your follow-up.


Y’all I couldn’t be any happier with my brows and now that I have done the initial session, each year, it will be a fraction of the cost to get them filled in. I know it can be scary, but I am someone who has a low pain tolerance and always has a hard time with change and this wasn’t bad at all.

When writing this post, I tried to go through a mental checklist of the questions I had before getting my eyebrows microbladed so I could answer them for you, but if you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out. I’d be happy to help you figure out if microblading is right for you!

C’est la vie,



Things to Do During a Weekend Getaway in Columbus, Georgia


My family and I recently visited my sister who moved to Columbus, Georgia. I really had no idea what to expect of this little town, but when I arrived, I was so excited to learn there was way more to do than I anticipated. We had such a fun weekend and I can’t wait until the hubs has a break in football and hunting season so we can go back! If you are looking for a fun weekend trip or planning to visit Columbus, GA, here are some things you should do!

Experience the Riverwalk


The Riverwalk is a 15-mile park along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. I already told you guys all about our white water rafting adventure here, which was SO much fun, but there’s a ton of other things to do at the Riverwalk as well. You can go biking along the trails, paddle boarding, ziplining, enjoy a concert at the amphitheater or a restaurant, festival, bar, etc. all along the way. There’s so many people out and about, fishing, reading, soaking up the sun and it’s definitely a spot you don’t want to miss!


Eat Your Heart Out


I’m pretty sure I gained like 10 pounds in the course of a weekend while in Columbus! Not only is there just good, down-home, Southern cooking, but they have tons of cool, local restaurants. One of the coolest ones we went to was Country’s on Broad. It’s a barbecue diner in a converted 1930s bus station with a milkshake bar, jukebox and dining area on a bus. Their barbecue and sides were amazing and the desserts were to die for! A few other places you’ll want to be sure to check out are The Black Cow, Ruth Ann’s Restaurant and Plucked Up Chicken & Biscuits.



Take a Drive


If you have the time, I totally suggest taking a short, 45 minute drive to Providence Canyon State Park, also known as Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon. My sister had told us about this place and I was having a hard time envisioning a canyon here in Georgia, but boy, was I surprised. The place was gorgeous and had really great trails carved out for both beginners and expert hikers. We hiked around the perimeter of the canyon; getting to see it from all sides and even coming across a really old community filled with old-timey cars. It was seriously so beautiful and worth every minute in the car! Plus, of course, it made for lots of fun photo opps! ๐Ÿ™‚

Although we were there to experience Columbus, we mostly made the trip to spend time with family, so we didn’t pack too much else into the weekend, but there’s a ton of fun things for you to do if you’re looking for more!

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

National Civil War Naval Museum

Columbus Botanical Garden

Events at the Columbus Civic Center

So, there you go! I hope you enjoy your visit to Columbus!!

Any natives know of any fun activities I left out?

C’est la vie,