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Staycation in Atlanta. Or the Night We Got Away

I was provided a complementary stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, all opinions are my own.

Have you ever had a staycation? Our staycation at Homewood Suites by Hilton was just what the two of us needed.

A Staycation in Atlanta…or the Night We got Away

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to Date my Husband. It’s a well-known fact that CDub and I don’t get out much. Life, a child with a food allergy and just no one that we trust to watch the kid has done that. But in the name of self-care and keeping everything fresh, we’ve been making an effort. Because if you don’t take care of a relationship, how is it going to grow? My mother has been here for the last 2 weeks and we’ve fit in more dates these last two weeks than the last two years combined. Sad right? But I am determined to get us and Pookah used to us going out at least once a month. I want us to start going away together, but the logistics of that are kind of hard right now. But it occurred to me, why not just stay overnight in a hotel HERE in town? So last Friday night, we worked in a staycation in Atlanta,  at the Homewood Suites by Hilton.

It was the bomb ya’ll.

Have you ever had a staycation? Our staycation in Atlanta at Homewood Suites by Hilton was just what the two of us needed.

ave you ever had a staycation? Our staycation in Atlanta at Homewood Suites by Hilton was just what the two of us needed.

Have you ever had a staycation? Our staycation in Atlanta at Homewood Suites by Hilton was just what the two of us needed.


We chose to stay on a Friday night at the end of a busy work week. What I loved about our staycation was that not only did we not have to travel far, everything we needed was right in the room. Including a meal.  Homewood Suites by Hilton has partnered with meal kit delivery service PeachDish.   PeachDish’s service delivers pre-portioned ingredients to prepare fresh meals right in the suite. Which was sooo what I needed. So instead of running around trying to shop for a meal before we left, the meal was ready for us in the refrigerator when we arrived! So I got to use this lovely kitchen..

Have you ever had a staycation? Our staycation in Atlanta at Homewood Suites by Hilton was just what the two of us needed.

To make a meal for just the two of us. Something that almost NEVER happens. It was so easy to make! We ordered the Spicy Puttanesca Orecchiette with Olives and Pecorino and it took me 30 minutes from start to finish to cook the meal. Everything came pre-portioned and ready to go with easy instructions. Everything I needed to cook the meal was either in the box from PeachDish or in the cabinets in our kitchen at Homewood suites.

We headed out to the Publix right down the street for wine to go with our pasta and enjoyed ourselves!

And it was soooo good….

Have you ever had a staycation? Our staycation in Atlanta at Homewood Suites by Hilton was just what the two of us needed.

We enjoyed our meal, our time together and the novelty of staying in a hotel overnight IN our city.  It was wonderful to be 15 minutes from home, but STILL feel like you went away. I’ve decided that we are going to do this often. Once a quarter( every 4 months) to start and then as often as I can make it happen. Because a staycation in Atlanta is defiantly something we can and SHOULD do more often!

So have you ever had a staycation? Are you planning one?





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  • Reply
    April 15, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I love the idea of a staycation. We sometimes forget what’s in our backyard and keep going on long trips. This is the year we plan to explore more of where we are. So far..not so good..we keep going away. I’m glad you guys got to have a fun and romantic staycation. Must have been lovely.

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    April 15, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I love a good staycation! Especially when the kids are elsewhere. We get to hang out, the kids get a break from us, and we aren’t too far away from them. BTW – these are some fantastic photos… 🙂

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    April 15, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Love this! So glad you guys are getting alone time:) The meal looks delicious.

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    K. Elizabeth
    April 15, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I definitely know where we’ll be staying the next time we’re in Atlanta! It’s so awesome that they offer this service. While I do enjoy exploring local eateries when I’m out of town having the option to stay in and cook without the hassle of grocery shopping is great as well.

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    April 16, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    That is one thing I was wondering about not too long ago. Getting married, having kids, and potentially losing that dating your husband aspect. I am so glad you two have found away even though it took a moment. A staycation idea is great too. Your home, but away. The food looked yummy, I am hungry now.

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    Tia @ financiallyfitandfab
    April 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I love the staycation idea! It’s a nice way to get a way and relax.

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    Dana Carmel
    April 16, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I’m definitely all for staycations. It helps you to see your city in a totally different light. And I really like the hotel’s partnership with PeachDish – such a great idea!

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    Jay |
    April 17, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    My husband and I have plan to grab a hotel on the beach, just cause. We live within driving distance of the beach but having a hotel right there watching the sun rise and set is much different….romantic!

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    Mimi Green
    April 18, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I love a good staycation, we’ve not done one without the kids. I need to so put that on our agenda. I liked that your meal was there waiting for you, that is really cute.

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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    April 18, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Yay for getting away with the hubs!!!! I love idea of the meal in the room. It makes everything so easy.

    With all of our family being in the midwest, I know the struggle of getting away. We had a getaway in November when my parents were here for Thanksgiving! It was wonderful. So needed.

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    Valerie Robinson
    April 18, 2016 at 7:46 am

    This is so nice! Glad you guys got to take that much needed getaway! Thank goodness for grandparents! I only let a couple of people watch my kids so I totally get it! Beautiful suite!

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    April 19, 2016 at 5:43 am

    My husband and I need to get away even if it means bringing baby along. I love that the hotel provided y’all with a meal kit. What a game changer! The rest of these hotels need to take notice. And those dishes are noice! LOL I need those forks in my life. 😀

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    April 19, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Very nice! Looks like a great place for a staycation, and the meal you made does look so delish! I’m definitely a fan of staycations!

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