The Sunflower Field

I've driven down a lot of Alabama back roads in my lifetime, but up until this point, none of them were quite as memorable as the one I drove down yesterday.  It was a perfect day for a mini-road trip.  The sky was a brilliant blue.  The clouds were puffy and white. We tossed our sunscreen and snacks in the car and headed off with the kids on a summertime adventure. We left our house around mid-morning and trusted Siri to get us to our destination. … [Read more...]

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Share Your Great Southern Road Trip!

Well, it has certainly been fun road tripping with all of you this past week! If you missed any of the posts this week they are all below so grab your favorite road trip snacks and get ready to be inspired as we wind our way through the South: Southern State of Mind {Atlanta, GA} | Restless Arrow {Belton, SC} Southern Hospitality {Marietta, GA}| Our Southern Home {Caswell Beach, NC} Unskinny Boppy {Birmingham, AL} | Maison de Pax {Austin, TX} Atta Girl Says {Greensboro, NC} | 3 Little … [Read more...]

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Best Things to Do in Birmingham, Alabama

Hey friends! This week I'm virtually road-tripping around the South with a whole bunch of great bloggers for The Great Southern Road Trip.  We will be linking up all sorts of fun southern inspired posts for y'all to enjoy, sip and savor. So, grab your mason jar of sweet tea and let me take you on a tour of my hometown, Birmingham, Alabama. I've drawn you a fun little map to help you get your bearings around town.  To the south is Red Mountain, to the West sits Legion Field (home of … [Read more...]

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That month we Celebrated our 10th Anniversary Pt. 2

Even though we had celebrated our anniversary in the woods of Wisconsin earlier in October, that didn’t stop us from planning another getaway to Franklin,Tennessee for anniversary getaway part deux.  This trip was spent at The Granary at Peacock Hill, which was a converted grain mill turned into a cute little cottage on a farm in the middle of nowhere, Tennessee.  Actually when you get to the middle of nowhere, you turn left and go just a little bit further before you get there.  Oh and here's a … [Read more...]

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That month we Celebrated our 10th Anniversary Pt. 1

It’s gonna be really hard for me to nail down my favorite events of the past month, but I’ll give it my best shot in 5,000 photos or less.  We have been celebrating our tenth anniversary pretty much all month long, beginning with a trip up to Chicago in early October and ending with a trip up to Franklin, Tennessee this past weekend where we had views like this… … and this… But let me start at the beginning, since I’m a chronological kind of person.  It all began when I was invited … [Read more...]

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Ideas for a Fun Girl’s Trip to Nashville

Last weekend a group of my friends and I got together in Nashville for a weekend getaway with our friends at Forest Home Media.  Dana and Nancy are super well connected Nashville PR ladies who also happen to be total BFF material.  Seriously, I love these two women.  I first met them at the HGTV Smart Home in April, and then again when they came to Birmingham to tour the offices at Southern Living.  We kicked off the weekend by meeting up for lunch at Pinewood Social, a unique restaurant with a … [Read more...]

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Dream Vacation Giveaway to Anna Maria Island, Florida

As a child from Alabama I grew up vacationing in Panama City Beach (aka the Redneck Riviera), where the high-rise condos line the Miracle Strip like Wall Street, completely blocking your view of the water with 18 stories of concrete and metal railings.  In college we started going to Destin and Fort Walton Beach, which still had high rise condos interspersed with cute beach houses and plenty of sugar sand beaches.  These days my family makes the Spring Break drive to the 30-A towns of Seaside, … [Read more...]

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Top Ten Things to do in Tybee Island, Georgia

After spending a glorious long weekend in beautiful Tybee Island, Georgia with some of my favorite people last week, I’m here to report back on the top ten things you should do while vacationing in Tybee Island.  Trust me, after you see these pictures, you’re going to want to book a vacation at this gorgeous slice of heaven called Tybee.  Here is the backstory: Twenty bloggers were invited to stay in six different Mermaid Cottages scattered across the tiny three mile wide island.  The homes … [Read more...]

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Roadtripping: 10 Things to Do in North Alabama

When we stayed in the cabin at the Eagles Nest at High Falls, we made a full weekend roadtrip out of North Alabama and marked some fun stuff off of our bucket list.  Here's a little preview of all the things we did, along with a few other fun events to give you an idea of things to do in north Alabama! U.S. Space and Rocket Center- Huntsville, Alabama:  Even at five years old, Garrett LOVED visiting the Space and Rocket center in Huntsville. It was jam packed with fun activities for kids … [Read more...]

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Dream Rental House Tour: Eagles Nest at High Falls

Since everyone is feeling a little overwhelmed by all the Christmas ideas already, I thought I would take a minute to show you guys this GORGEOUS cabin where we stayed in early November, with nary an ornament or bow in sight.  We took a nice three day weekend vacation over Veteran's day weekend to Guntersville, Alabama.  I spent many childhood vacations at Guntersville State Park, so I have many great memories there when I was Garrett’s age.  This seemed like a fun place to take him for a … [Read more...]

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