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 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!

the things people make

This isn’t everything i saw that day. The Pepper Place Farmer’s Market was a sprawling plethora of eye candy. Here are some of the local artists that set up camp that Saturday morning. ¬†This is what America doesn’t know about Alabama…the good stuff.

Farmer’s Market in Birmingham, Alabama

As a former Vermonter, i was used to Farmer’s Markets. My favorite thing to do on a Saturday Morning, in Burlington, Vermont, was to grab breakfast. Usually i bought a loaf of homemade bread & some cheese to go with it. i could eat it sitting on Church Street watching the people go by. The…

why you should buy local

when one owns their own businesses, they shop for the things…they think we might like. i cannot imagine how stressful that must be…at first. i always try to buy local. one of my favorite places to shop is one of the three Leaf & Petal nurseries/gift shops in Birmingham, Alabama. i can now say, “i…

at the bottom of the hill

from my daughter’s new high school, is a HUGE nursery. Andy’s Creekside Nursery is a privately owned & operated business on Rocky Ridge Road in Vestavia. #buylocal… Here is the problem, i usually drop my daughter off at 8:00am, guess what time Andy’s opens?! yes, 8:ooam. i have an incredible weakness for nursery’s…and i have…