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!

Norton’s Florist

I have always photographed flowers in their gardens, or tucked away in their pots, all set up for the viewer. Which has always made for some amazing photographs. Yet, i’ve always seen the ‘after’, never the process of what it takes to create it. The front area of the shop looked like most florist shops,…

Fuego Cantina & Saloon…

#buylocal…i’m in awe of private local business owners. they deserve much respect for their kick ass courage. but more than that, they deserve our custom, our support. imagine how awesome it would feel to drink locally owned beer(s), in a locally owned Saloon..sit back & watch what they do best, which is serve up some…

finding treasure (& eating it) in Alabama

the BEST food i’ve EVER tasted. SHINDIGS  i started this blog to show local, PRIVATELY OWNED, businesses in Birmingham, Alabama. i am a huge believer in BUYING LOCAL. keeping the money home. owning your own business takes immense courage…i’ve always been impressed with anyone brave enough to venture out into the world on their own….

Koi & tadpoles galore

i didn’t know anyone sold tadpoles. But Myers Plant & Pottery does. They also sell Koi. A great place to bring (well behaved) children.

here is color

family owned & operated…Myers Plant & Pottery. Pelham, Alabama. #buylocal