Bizz Buzz * Dianne Lively Yost
Lord have mercy! Momma’s foot stompin’, fire spittin’, head spinnin’ mad as all get out! Sassy Sista’s done talked PawPaw into takin’ Momma’s credit card away! That dang Sassy Sista told him Momma and I were participatin’ in too much exorbitant, superfluous spendin’! Why I oughta . . . Just wait ‘til I get hold of that measly meddlin’ Sassy Sista! First Momma’s gonna slap her to Sunday then I’m gonna jerk a knot in her chain! Anyhow, all hell’s done broke loose at the home place! I’m talkin’ grandma’s china’s gettin’ slammed against the fireplace and Momma’s on a cookin’ strike! Talk ‘bout a budget battle! No biscuits! No grits! No crispy fried chicken! It don’t get no worse off than that! Hey! Y’all wipe despair-ish look off your ding dang face ‘cause the Biz Buzz has a bona fide solution! We’re gonna spike Sassy Sista’s UGA Tailgate Party Cola this weekend before the Tennessee game with some of Momma’s super rare Whippin Whiplash White Lightnin’! Sassy Sista’ll get so schnockered she’ll make Cooter Brown look like the Queen of England! Then she’ll get busted by the Athens Police! Can’t wait! More details next week . . .
In the meantime, I’ve done found PawPaw’s Mad Money Stash! TOUCHDOWN! And just in time too ‘cause honey lots of new businesses are flat poppin’ up all over the place! Well don’t just stand there! Put down those peanuts and LET’S GO!
First stop is Dixie Seafood which is openin’ at 10 a.m. this Thursday! OK so they’re located on Hancock Street next to the Madison-Morgan Courthouse in downtown Madison! Right! So I had to pop in there today to check it all out and honey owners Lori Sheldon and Kevin Power have got it goin’ on! Plus a lot of the seafood they’re sellin’ was caught by them! Honey Lori is an expert lobster catcher! I kid you not y’all . . . these lobsters were caught local honey! And, they’ve got lots of it! In fact, my son, Harrison, has requested lobster for his 14th birthday bash supper this weekend! Yum! OK! So they’re also gonna have fresh shrimp from the Georgia Coast, crab and all sorts of fresh fish! I flat can’t wait to get my lobsters! Y’all go check it out Thursday and over the weekend!
Next up is The Hub in downtown Madison located at 125 West Washington St., in downtown Madison next to Scoops! Y’all won’t believe this but I swear I just popped in there and have already picked out the perf, perf, perf winter poncho! Owner Shirley Northrop, who has an extensive retail background in Highlands, N.C., has got this shop lookin’ fantastic! I love it! Y’all have got to check it out! It’s slated to open Wednesday or Thursday of this week! Honey, The Hub even has FUR! I’m talkin’ vests, hats, scarves and more! Plus it has women’s pants, skirts, tops and more! Y’all get over there this week and check it all out! You’re gonna LOVE IT!
Right so! The next new business is The Barn At Oakleaf Farm! OK so I know y’all remember that fabulous Say Yes! wedding magazine by Lake Oconee Living that we published in February! Well the cover wedding took place at The Barn At Oakleaf Farm and honey they got so much exposure and interest from future brides from the Say Yes! wedding magazine that they are now transforming the barn into a beautiful rustic wedding destination! Owner Lissa Phelps is partnerin’ with Hundred Acre Farms to make the barn a highly demanded wedding and event venue! OK so we’re all gonna get to see this beautiful space for ourselves on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 1 p.m. til 5 p.m. for an Open House! The Barn At Oakleaf Farm is located at 2230 Sandy Creek Road in Madison! Y’all can get directions from their beautiful website at www.oakleafbarn.com! I can’t wait for this open house! Check out their ad in this week’s Citizen! Oh and they are gonna offer a wedding tasting by Beyond Details and wedding cakes by Sweet Afternoons! Say Yes . . . to the Open House at the Barn at Oakleaf Farm! See you there!
And, speakin’ of Say Yes! . . . We are currently gettin’ ready for the 2013 wedding issue that will come out in January! Oh and the premium advertising pages are all OPEN so y’all give us a call at 706-342-7440 to reserve the back, inside front and other premium spots!
Oh and to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Spa at the James Madison is offering a complimentary 30-minute spa service (facial, massage, manicure or pedicure) to breast cancer survivors on Oct. 16! So make your reservation and celebrate life and good health at the spa! The Spa at the James Madison is located in the Madison Markets campus at 218 West Washington St. in Madison and you can call them at 706-342-7000!
Dang! Outta time. Outta space. Y’all be real sugary sweet to Momma! And, I’ll see all y’all next week with lots and lots of fantastic Biz Buzz!
Printed in the September 27, 2012 edition