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…

a goose, the gas station & time

My kids gave me flowers & a card this morning. They were really beautiful  (and what they’ve always gotten me, a tradition) I didn’t expect anything else. The hugs that came with them were the best part. My daughter started making lunch while i was reading in the living room.  My daughter loves to cook…

my father called me last night…

and he said, “Hi, are you home? Will you be there for a while?” (i was in my jammies, & it was about 7:30pm-ish, the only place i had planned on going was to sleep.) But there was something in his tone of voice that seemed…different, so i kind of panicked,”Is something wrong?!” “No…i should…

The Church with a Jewish beginning…in Birmingham, Alabama?!

When the Presbyterian Church split into Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1915, they needed a place to start from. They started their Church in the Sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El. The Church remained there for 7 years, until they had built themselves a new home. City blocks apart, but still sharing the same Highland…

the perfect gift to everyone in my life…

i grew the flowers, i photographed the flowers, i found the quotes or words i wanted to give. & this is what they looked like.  this was going to be the tag or printed on the backside of the card or envelope. this was a very old red barn i found. i shocked the color…

but the sun had already turned the corner…

I had placed this vase of tulips, out of the way, because of little art students arriving for class. when the class was over, the sun had left the room’s window. the sunlight hit a piece of glass i had on my windowsill & reflected the sun into one strong ray of light…that touched only…

a treasure trove for Birmingham

  i drove through downtown Homewood & found ‘Homewood Antiques & Marketplace’ i would describe it as an adults playground, there is so many amazing old & new things for your home or for gifts for ANYONE. i could do all my holiday shopping in this one store. i had only my iPhone. i wanted…

the last pea

i mean Sweet Pea Garden Shop photos. Sweet Pea is located in downtown Homewood, Alabama. A fantastic nursery to visit. Everything from garden art, signs, gifts, flowers, herbs, orchids, annuals, perennials, lots of shade loving perennials, water plants & a beautiful calico cat.