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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Keeping up with the Gaineses

If the 2016 Birmingham Parade of Homes is any indication, everyone wants to keep up with the Gaineses. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the Fixer Upper couple as much as the next person, but Joanna Gaines has taken the design world by storm and ship-lapped her way into pretty much every single Parade Home I toured so far this year.   There was shiplap EVERYWHERE!  And I LOVE IT. There were also some more new and surprising trends that are starting to take hold, like aged brass fixtures … [Read more...]

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Dreaming of Remodeling? Come to BREXPO!

Since moving into the new house I have been dreaming of all the ways I’d love to remodel.  Lucky for me Spring is the season of Home Shows and Expos and Parade of Homes, all of which give me plenty of great ideas to inspire me for this house.  Along with the playroom and fireplace, the kitchen is right up there at the top of my wish list.  I absolutely love this kitchen with the double island.  Unfortunately I’d need to build a new wing off of my house because there is no way to fit all of this … [Read more...]

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Because matboard is boring; Part II

After a year of sitting buck naked, the walls in the man cave are finally getting some adornment this weekend thanks to a 50% off sale at Hobby Lobby and a little bit of ingenuity on my part. I have had the poster prints for a long time, but it’s taken me a while to find a frame that I liked enough to pull the trigger on buying.  I found these rustic ones at Hobby Lobby on sale, so they came home with me.   These Shutterfly poster prints come in a 20x30 size, but the only frames I could find had … [Read more...]

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A Fall Fashion Tailgate ~with a Giveaway!~

 I admit that I’m probably the last blogger on earth that you’d want to come to for fashion advice.  I have clothes in my wardrobe from 2005, and wear shoes even older than that.  In college I engaged in (and won!) a Battle Royale with Dr. Phyllis Spruiell, who was like The Grand Master of Talbots*, over being the first girl in the history of the FCS department to ever wear pants to the Montevallo Internship Interview day.  Pantyhose were not included. Seriously people. I wear Crocs. In … [Read more...]

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