A trip to Harrison Brothers Hardware

Harrison brothers hardware

It was cold and bitter outside – as one would expect on a January day – so I thought it would be a good day to stop in to one of Huntsville’s favorite historic spots. I was not disappointed! Walking into the old store with its high ceilings, wall of shelves and old time counter,…

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Discovered: A Winter Wonderland 15 Minutes Away

One of my favorite things about my husband (my valentine for 31 years!) is his sense of adventure and his curiosity about the world. When it snowed this past weekend, even though we only received a light dusting, he had seen some pictures on social media from Monte Sano, so we loaded up the dogs…

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Discovered: Local Flourish

A few weeks ago I was in the studio on a Saturday afternoon, and I had the pleasure of visiting with someone I had not seen in several years. Andrea Wilhelm stopped by and I congratulated her on the business she recently started called, Local Flourish. Andrea is a lovely person and talented designer, so…

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The Joy of Letter Writing

letter writing

I used to keep every letter and card that I ever received from family or a good friend. We moved often when I was growing up, and I somehow managed to keep that collection. Sadly, that stash is no where to be found; at some point in my adult life I decided to toss them,…

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Alabama Goods

This store is located in Jones Valley, in the Target shopping center. I stumbled upon it not long ago, and asked if I could take photos. (I always ask because once, years ago, my mom and I were in Wynn Dixie – yes it was that long ago – and she took some photos of…

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Discovery Day at Zoo Gallery

Discovery Day at Zoo Gallery

This is my favorite shop around the Santa Rosa Beach area. It’s next to San Destin, actually. I visited it last week on our trip to Destin and could not make it past the first display without falling in love. Journals and notepads…need I say more? Eventually I did make it past this glorious display…

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The Willow Tree: On a Sunday Drive!

Our family has always enjoyed taking Sunday drives…even when they are not technically on a Sunday. Our kids know (now) that when we say we are just going to go for a couple of hours there is a real possibility (probability) that it may turn into three or four hours. When we take these drives…

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Sharon Johnson Park

My Discovery Day happened at Sharon Johnson Park in New Market. We have been there many times over the years for one reason or another, since we live out in that general direction. I don’t know when this happened, but a little old fashioned “settlement” has been added; it must be fairly recently as it…

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