Tuesday, September 19, 2017

River Cruise

Our friends, Meg and George, are about to set sail for the Great American Loop, a year-long journey around the East Coast, across to Michigan and back down to Huntsville.  To give us a quick taste of their adventure, they took us out on their boat Sunday afternoon!  We started at Ditto Landing and went all the way down the Tennessee River to Paint Rock.  The scenery was just beautiful and we had a great time visiting with Meg and George.   You can read about their Loop adventures here!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Livin' it up in Dixie {crafts & art}

What: Adoption Yard Sale

When: Saturday, September 16, 6am-1pm
Where: 8042 Lauderdale Road, Huntsville

My sister and brother-in-law are having another yard sale to raise funds for their adoption.  We're so eager to welcome Baby Hayes and every penny helps make that possible!  Stop by and find a treasure!


What: NEACA Fall Craft Show

When: Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17
Where: VBC South Hall

Cost: admission is free

Parking: take some cash if you want to park in the VBC garage

Nothing kicks off the holiday season like the NEACA craft show!  This is a great weekend for start your Christmas shopping...or find yourself a little something too!  This particular craft show can have more "homespun" items then other shows, but there are still plenty of hidden gems to be discovered.  Don't forget to make a round (or two!) at the party dip booth!


What: Monte Sano Art Festival

When: Saturday, September 16  |  9am-5pm
            Sunday, September 17  |  9am-4pm
Where: VBC South Hall

Cost: admission is free

Parking: $10  |  cash only

Weather:  clear and sunny  |  high 80's

Website: click here

I'm not sure how this festival has existed for sixteen years and I've never been but I hope to change that this year!  The Monte Sano Art Festival promises all you want from a festival- local artisans, food trucks, live music...all at our beautiful state park!

Recurring Weekly Events:

What: The Greene Street Market

When: Thursdays, May-October, 4-8pm

Where: corner of Greene Street and Eustis Avenue in Downtown Huntsville

Entrance Fee: free

Parking: should be free on surrounding streets and lots, but take cash just in case

Website: click here


What: Village of Providence Artisans & Farmers Market

When: Saturdays, April-November,  8am- noon
Where: Village of Providence Park on Town Center Drive, Huntsville

Entrance Fee: free

Parking: free

Website: click here

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Adoption Update

My sister and brother-in-law, Abby and Nick, are in the second year of their adoption efforts and have  been busy raising the funds needed.  I'm pumped to share they've surpassed the $10,000 mark!  That's a TON of money and my entire family thanks all the friends, family and strangers who have helped!

Abby and Nick are $4,500 short of their final goal so they are holding another yard sale on September  16 at their home in South Huntsville.  If you have any items to donate to the sale, let one of us know and they'll be glad to come pick it up!

That same weekend (September 14-16) Kids Kloset has chosen Abby and Nick as their Fall 2017 Family so shoppers will be able to donate to the adoption after they shop!  Kids Closet is in the Jaycees Building on Airport Road if you want to stop by.

Make sure you follow Abby's blog, I Know the Plans, for other adoption updates!  You can also visit their Go Fund me page to see the progress or donate.  Don't forget to use this Amazon link for your shopping, Abby and Nick will get a small donation from Amazon too (don't worry- it's doesn't effect your shopping and they can't see anything about your account!)

The adoption process is tough...full of ups and downs...hopes and fears.  As important as money is, support, prayer and interest is just as important to Abby and Nick, so let's love on them anyway we can!