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A look at beautiful Oak Hill Cemetery

If you've never taken a stroll through Birmingham's Oak Hill Cemetery, you should put it on your list. It's a beautiful place with a great view of the city and some gorgeous funereal art. The cemetery was founded in 1871. The website says: "In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company… Continue reading A look at beautiful Oak Hill Cemetery

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The back story to the names in my new children’s book will make your heart grow 3 sizes

As some of you know, "A Southern Night Before Christmas," my second children's book, was released last month. It was published by the company I write for, It's a Southern Thing, and beautifully illustrated by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde. You can buy copies here. I wanted to share a sweet little backstory. In the book, I… Continue reading The back story to the names in my new children’s book will make your heart grow 3 sizes

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This bucket-list place teaches us all about our American origins

The following post is a guest blog by Wil Elrick. During this time when traveling is difficult, he is writing about places on our bucket list. By Wil Elrick I am convinced that Thanksgiving has “middle child syndrome”. Can you imagine having the younger brother of Halloween and the older sister of Christmas? I mean… Continue reading This bucket-list place teaches us all about our American origins

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Did you know you can visit the real places from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

I have the perfect post for Halloween! My road-trip partner Sweetums has been writing a series of guest posts on places we would like to go, our Road Trip Bucket List. Enjoy ...  Painting of the Headless Horseman Bridge in Tarrytown, N.Y. , illustrating "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." (Wikimedia Commons) This week’s entry on… Continue reading Did you know you can visit the real places from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

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Whether you like your dummies creepy or classic, you’ll find them all at this museum

The following post is a guest blog by Wil Elrick. During this time when traveling is difficult, he is writing about places on our bucket list. On our bucket list for adventuring section this week, I am featuring a place that Kelly and I have discussed visiting on multiple occasions, but just have yet to… Continue reading Whether you like your dummies creepy or classic, you’ll find them all at this museum