The Freight House is located adjacent to the railroad track in our tiny town's historical district. The building was once the hub of Hartselle back in the railroad days, but now serves as a trendy restaurant and event hosting venue enjoyed by locals. The Freight House is on the National Historic Resister and dining there really does feel like … [Read More...]
If my 17 year-old self had known that my 29 year-old self would still struggle with acne breakouts, she would have been pretty depressed. Cyclic monthly breakouts are something I've been living with for about 15 years with no end in sight short of menopause. While acne is thought of as a pubescent ailment, it's more common in adults that most of us … [Read More...]
Last Saturday we spent the day at Gullion Farms for "Down on the Farm" 2011. Gullion Farms is located in Somerville, Alabama and opens it's "doors" to the public each year on Saturdays during the month of October.
There are enough activities, food, and fun to keep the kids entertained all day long...if you can convince them to get out of the … [Read More...]
Pumpkin roll, meet monkey bread. If you love both treats, there's no need to enjoy them separately anymore.
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 cup warm water
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp active dry … [Read More...]
Fall is here and we tend to count our blessings a little more often as Thanksgiving approaches, but an attitude of gratitude should always be in season! Gratitude, appreciation, or simply saying thank you can shed positive light on our day and encourage feelings of contentment and happiness. And who couldn't use a little more of those things, … [Read More...]
I always thought home canning was time-consuming process that required special equipment, time, and patience in spades. This is case for many foods, but not for jalapenos. I had no idea it was this easy to pickle peppers until my dad enlightened me with this pickled pepper recipe. This is the way he cans jalapeno peppers, the way his dad (aka "Pa" … [Read More...]
Our family's survival chances for a zombie apocalypse are high thanks to Hub's ingenuity. I'm the "book smart" one in the relationship but he's always coming up with such common sense solutions for things that it blows my mind. Perhaps because I have very little common sense myself. Maintaining a 4.0 grade average? Not a problem. Figuring out the … [Read More...]
People ask me, "Jenn, how do you find time to blog?" Oh it's easy when your toddler entertains herself.
Hubs came home from work that day and said, "What did you let her do!?" Not every day is like this obviously, but if a destroyed office/guest room will allow me to meet a few deadlines I say it's worth it. I put our new Eureka to good use … [Read More...]
We spend our 9th annivesary at Bridge Street Town Centre enjoying the shops, dining, entertainment, and the Westin hotel. The Westin is Huntsville Alabama's only four diamond hotel and we appreciated the upscale environment for our romantic weekend. With easy access to Bridge Street, The Westin Huntsville makes it easy to relax. We simply walked to … [Read More...]
As the mother of a busy toddler one of my biggest concerns is for my daughter's safety. It seems like half my day is spent preventing her from falling, choking, drowning, and any other creative way she will invent to hurt herself this week. When it comes time to travel though, I have to relinquish a bit of control. Careful driving, prayer, and … [Read More...]
A tribute to the history of the railroad and its contribution to the growth and development of Hartselle, Depot Days is a much-anticipated event in our town. Each September, hundreds come from all over north Alabama to participate in this free family-friendly festival.
Downtown Hartselle is charming on any day, but never more so that during Depot … [Read More...]
Uncommon Goods carries some of the most original gifts I've seen on the internet or in a brick-and-mortar store. Click here to check them out! When the opportunity arose to sample a couple of their products I probably should have been altruistic and chosen gifts for someone else, but after literally an hour spent browsing their site, I picked out … [Read More...]