Cedar Creek Nursery

This is a very cool place. They have an antique store, a gift shop that has EVERYTHING & the flowers. oh, and the shop cat. A great place to spend an hour & some money. The address is 2979 Hwy 119,  Montevallo, Alabama 35115. Its privately owned & operated. #buylocal Here are the fake flowers…

free art at your local farmer’s market

The free art part involves your camera. The colors of the flowers, fruit, veggies & people are so vibrant, it’s hard to take a bad photograph. Great photos for your instagram account or whatever social media you like best. Besides, its very important to support your local farmers. You cannot find fresher food than at…

the biggest skeptic ever, was i

I know what you’re thinking…Om. She is going to write about meditation. Yeah, you’re right, i am. I am one of those people who suffer from chronic pain, which is bloody exhausting. Meaning i hurt, so i have to rest. My body screams for it. I am tired all the time…side effects are bitchiness, extra…

time traveling at Zoe’s in Forest Park

I found these mannequins at the consignment shop, Zoe’s in Forest Park. Their clothes are wonderful. Every time i visit, i feel as though i am a little girl, going through my grandmother’s closet. There are everyday clothes, business attire & little black dresses. Hidden among the everyday, are very old fancy clothes. Clothes that…

the grown up toy store for gardeners

Something for everyone at Leaf & Petal’s Cahaba Heights location. Privately owned & operated – #buylocal         (shhh, this place is so cool, i picked up a job application (working from home can get boring)…imagine spending the day deadheading flowers!

Crestline Bagel Co.

Crestline Bagel Co. in Cahaba Heights is fantastic. When they first opened, a few months ago, i couldn’t help but wonder why the architects had decided to use pebbles in front & beside the store. Today, i found out. Leaf & Petal (my favorite nursery(s) in Birmingham) moved in next door! Crestline Bagel didn’t need…

wee African Violets

I love buds. I used to be upset whenever i bought mums & the buds refused to open. NOW, i use them in the arrangement because they look like small little balls. I’ll show soon. These were very small African Violets.

low light can do some pretty cool things

the focus falls fast when shooting in low light. Low light behaves a bit like a portrait lens…I love this beaded tree. Myer’s Plant and Pottery Pelham, Alabama