We’re Off to Savannah {Babymoon}

Good morning! Happy Monday!

This morning, Mal and I are off to Savannah, Georgia for our babymoon! We booked this trip months ago, and I can’t believe it’s already here. Woohoo! Savannah, here we come!

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We actually don’t have a ton of plans on our agenda while we’re away, so if you’ve been to Savannah and have restaurant recommendations or suggestions for what we should do and see, please let us know. We’d love to hear them!

Health News & Views

Just about everyone loves Greek yogurt. It’s rich and creamy with a great tangy flavor, plus it’s low in calories, high in protein, and a good source of calcium. What’s not to like?

Greek yogurt is also incredibly versatile when it comes to snacking, cooking, and baking. Don’t believe me? Here are 15 ways to use Greek yogurt that you probably haven’t tried!

15 Surprising Ways to Use Greek Yogurt


Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Thanks to everyone who participated in my 6th Annual Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt! Here’s the winner of the $100 gift card to Minted!

Sara K.

This was a lot of fun!  Thank you & Happy Valentine’s Day!

Congrats, Sara! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com to claim your prize!

Questions of the Day

What’s your favorite way to use Greek yogurt?

Any Savannah recommendations for us?

P.S. Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Blend (blogger + friend) Retreat! More details here!


  1. Have a great time! We just went to Savannah and had a great, romantic meal at the Pink House. It’s an old, gorgeous southern mansion and you eat in the original old rooms that all have tons of history. There are so many great restaurants in Savannah but I thought this was the most unique.

  2. You have to go to The Bohemian Hotel for a drink (mocktails for the win!), and brunch. They have so many fabulous eggs benedict that are to die for. Also fabulous views of the bridge. Kind of reminds me of Charleston with the views, but it’s a great spot! Have fun! Is Mal off this week from school for holiday?

  3. I love savannah! Try zunzies for lunch and soho south cafe for brunch! Forsyth park is really pretty and if you like to shop I like red clover and the scad store 🙂 have fun!

  4. Savannah is so great. Love it there. Definitely take a walk down River Street and spend some time in the historic area of downtown. Also City Market: Vinnie Van’s for pizza, The Lady & Sons (Paula Deen) if you’re feeling fancy, and there’s a yummy gelato place (I forget the name) if the weather’s amenable. Enjoy!

  5. The Olde Pink House has amazing food, but make reservations ASAP! They fill up fast.

    I also highly recommend a walk around Forsyth Park! We enjoyed a trolly tour of the historic district and a walk down River Street too – lots of shops to pop in and check out 🙂

  6. I just saw a recipe this weekend blending Greek yogurt with almond butter, vanilla and dark chocolate chips. They say it tastes like cookie dough ”¦ I’m skeptical but it’s worth a shot! Enjoy your Baby Moon! I would love to go to Savannah someday.

  7. Love Savannah! Been there many times and one of my fav places. Probably one of the things I will miss the most about GA when I move in a few weeks.

    And your timing is perfect! We are going to see the 60s in GA today and the snow storm just left! 🙂

  8. Savannah is lovely! You’ll have a great time. My only recommendation is this ice cream place in the middle of town. I think it’s across the street from SCAD. It’s so so good. There is also The Crab Shack on Tybee Island– cool place if you like eating seafood, hot dogs, and burgers. Hope you and Mal have a good time!

  9. I live in Savannah!!!!! River Street is beautiful! You shoudl try a Praline at River Street Sweets. They’re amazing (I’m a little partial, I used to work there), but iur favorite restaurant The Shrimp Factory. And if you’re in the mood for pizza, Vinnie Van GoGo’s in City Market is great! They only take cash though but do have an ATM inside.

    Definitely check out Forsyth Park. It’s a beautiful park.

  10. Try to get to the Green Truck Pub for burgers. The Five Spot for general meals/breakfast. The Pink House is great. Rocks on the Roof at The Bohemian for drinks and apps. There are so many places. Maybe book your next trip before you leave? Have fun!!

  11. A babymoon is such a cute idea, I hope you have a really nice time! I love mixing greek yogurt with cocoa powder and peanut butter and eating it like it’s a healthy pudding, so much better than pudding though!

  12. I love Savannah!

    A couple of suggestions:
    -take one of the trolley tours! They are so fun and you learn a ton on them and get to see so much of the city.
    -Grab a drink (or snack!) at the Bohemian Hotel on the riverfront (great view of the river from the top floor!)
    -Eat traditional southern food at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
    -Get some great honey/hand cream at Savannah Bee
    -The Olde Pink House bar is great (the restaurant is fun too but I like the bar for the atmosphere better)
    -Elizabeth’s on 37th for fancy food, Green Truck Pub for not fancy food but good food

  13. there is a candy shop by the river…. there are several good places. the lady & sons is buffet style of southern goodness!

  14. Being a Georgia girl, I’ve been to Savannah often for weddings, weekend trips and more. The Pink House is a MUST EAT! Broughton Street for shopping. My favorite is just walking around the squares and Forsyth Park.

  15. Have lots of fun on your babymoon! I’ve never been to Savannah (besides being stuck in the airport for eight hours) but I’ve heard it’s a beautiful city. My husband and I went on a babymoon to New York City and had a blast. It’s such a great idea to have one last vacation as a couple. Enjoy!!!

  16. Hey Tina! I agree with Laura. I wrote a post about a tea we had there last April on a girls trip. Really nice! I went to pharmacy school there & anywhere on River Street is good eating. The Crab Shack on Tybee Island is hands down the best. The Casino River cruise from Riverstreet is nice & last from like 7-11. Hope you enjoy.

  17. This is one of our favorite cities! If you have read the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil I would highly recommend the book! It is actually the book that made Savannah so popular! The movie is not as good as the book so I would watch that after, if you decide to read the book. However, the very famous house in the book is located on one of the squares (you will learn what that is once you are there) and it is a really cool house if they have a tour still available. The taffy shop on the river and the praline shop is to die for and make sure you walk up one of the very very steep staircases! Have a blast!

  18. Go to Mrs. Wilkes for lunch. The food is excellent (the fried chicken is so good along with the other southern dishes). Arrive early since there is always a line to get in.

  19. The Chart house is a must for a nice dinner. Pink house is really good too- they have the best sweet potato fries ive ever had! have a blast!

  20. Vinnie van go gos is great for pizza, The crab shack for great crab legs/ low country boil. Definitely explore riverstreet, its fantastic. Leopold’s on broughton street had fantastic homemade ice cream!

  21. I love Vinny Van Gogh Gogh’s pizza in the market square downtown! Also, Moon River Brewing Company is fantastic. (and supposedly haunted). i know you won’t be able to enjoy their brewskis, but the food is top notch.

    I would recommend doing a haunted tour of the city by carriage or trolley. They have a whole bunch of different ones to choose from and there are random concierge’s (i’m not sure if that’s the correct plural but i’m pretty sure it’s not) all over the squares downtown to give you more info.

    Have a blast!

  22. Hueys on the River is a touristy spot, but during brunch their beignets with the praline sauce are TO DIE FOR!! I highly recommend it!

  23. Go to Vic’s! Its on the water and has an amazing BLT sandwich with a fried green tomato. Also if you’re interested in a tour; Savannah Dan’s is an 1.5hr walking tour who is fabulous! You learn so much and he is so interesting/fun to listen too! The Pink house is supposed to be good, just be sure to make reservations!

  24. I use it when I make Annie’s mac and cheese, bumps up the protein and makes it so creamy, with added veggies makes a great and easy meal!

  25. Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a must do. It’s an old fashioned family style place with DELICIOUS southern food. We were there a long time ago but I’ve talked to people who went there recently and it’s still a wonderful experience. http://mrswilkes.com/

  26. Enjoy your babymoon! I’ve been hearing that term more and more these days. I don’t know if it’s bc it’s a new trend or that I’m now at the age of having babies.

    Savannah is gorgeous.

    My favorite way to enjoy greek yogurt is with a little bit of peanut butter and some apple butter. Sort of a pb&j of sorts. Or I use it as a sour scream replacement on my enchiladas. Yummm.

  27. Have an amazing trip! Ive had a weird obsession with Savannah since reading a book called Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and I really hope to visit someday! Based on the book Id recommend doing a long walk to check out all the cool old architecture.

  28. Go to b.matthews for breakfast! Unbelievable!!! I hope it’s still there, but Jazz’d is a great tapas restaurant with a great atmosphere and live music!!! Enjoy!!!

  29. Lady & Sons not worth it (sorry, Paula!). Definitely recommend The Pink House, Huey’s on the River (for beignets!), bohemian hotel for rooftop drinks/live music/great view, walking around Forsyth Park. River cruise fun, too if it’s not too cold out.

    Really, in Savannah you can’t go wrong! Enjoy!

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