#BuyLocal @ Myer’s Plants & Pottery

my same ol’ song & dance. my heroes are private business owners. buy local means that you are improving your town or city. it means that you are supporting your neighbors. it means your keeping your money in your own town/city.┬áthe more people who support their local businesses will see their town or city thrive….

Taco Mama

a dream come true for my kids. Crestline Village, Birmingham Alabama tacomamaonline.com

eye candy inside Oak Street Garden Shop

forgive the quality of the photographs, i had only my phone with me when i walked in this wonderful nursery. oakstreetgardenshop.com family owned & operated in Birmingham, Alabama

take the peas from the pods

or the lima beans…at Murphree’s Market & Garden Center in Birmingham, Alabama. An open Market of fresh, locally grown fruits & veggies.

ok, so this is how life works…

in America…simplified by me. I think of America as a game of Monopoly. I grew up in the small State capital of Vermont–Montpelier. A town where all business were owned by my neighbors. Everyone knew that if we wanted Montpelier to thrive, we needed to support our neighbors. Easy enough, there were no giant Wal-marts…

gifts for Mother’s day @ Interiors

Interiors by Kathy Harris. Even if you are not in Birmingham, Alabama, I cannot stress enough the importance of supporting your local economy by shopping at family owned businesses. These shops are created by Super Heroes, artists, visionaries…the courage it takes to open their own business must be immense. I celebrate the local businesses by…

i am so EXCITED about my flowers…

i went to Myers Garden shop in Pelham Alabama yesterday. i have so many amazing photos to share, but first…i found these little blue glass bottles at Myers. They are perfect for place settings, or just a wee bitty gift for someone. Myers didn’t have Osteopermum either… i found THE flowers!!! (I’ve been looking for…

i found TREASURE at Interiors…

Interiors by Kathy Harris. I’ve lived within five minutes of this wonderful family owned & operated shop for five years. I found it by accident one Sunday afternoon, when they were closed, I took a few photographs of the outside & peeked through the windows, knowing i had to come again to see the inside….

reflect your life in glass

I’ve said this a thousand times. But…here is 1,001. For our own self-preservation, support your local, privately owned businesses (no matter where you are). These owners are our neighbors. If they succeed, then we all do. Besides, life reflected in glass that is cylindrical, distorts it just enough to make it all the more beautiful….