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Celebration Fun :: Spring Party Ideas

Spring is here! Pastels, petals, frogs, bugs, and rain . . . all these things make spring special. And then there are spring birthdays, barbeques, and the best excuse ever: a sunny day! April and May birthday parties and celebrations for kids can be fun for all; and the best part is, they can be […]

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Gardening

Everyone Can Garden!

I love to read. One of my favorite things about reading is when a book changes me in some way. A couple of years ago I read a book that influenced my thinking and introduced our family to gardening. Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv is easily in my top three of most […]

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So Long, Summer of Slime

When fall rolls around, most people are looking forward to its cooler weather, football, and everything pumpkin. I, on the other hand, am beginning to mourn the loss of summer. Don’t get me wrong, I like all those fall things … but I’ll take a long, hot, sunny day at the beach and a pina […]

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My mother, the original wearer of Memaw's dress

Memaw’s Pale Pink Polka Dot Dress

  By this point, I think it’s pretty obvious I have an appreciation for history and “old things”–see here and here. Beyond Birmingham’s history and historical homes, I also have a fascination with vintage clothing. As I mentioned on a previous blog post, my minor was in costume design. Fashion history appeals to every level of […]

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