What’s My Self-Care Sunday?

Lavender dream catcher bath bomb

  Today was supposed to be my serious self-care Sunday. But you can probably guess that the “self-care” did not occur. My plan was to visit family, take a long nap, and satiate my strange ice cream and barbecue cravings. If I didn’t know better I’d swear I was pregnant since I cannot get enough […]

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Where’s the Russian food in Alabama?

Russian food festival sign

  Did you know you could find authentic Russian food in Alabama? Yes, you can if you attend the annual St. Nicholas Slavic/Russian food festival in Brookside, Alabama. Brookside is about 30 minutes northwest of Birmingham and an easy drive now that I22 is open.¬†Brookside is the site of a Russian Orthodox church that is […]

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Bham Komen 2018

2018 Bham Komen

  There’s no place like home, right? My Birmingham Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was, of course, different from all of the others. I didn’t know or meet anyone at my first race in Denver. I didn’t make it to my second race in Terre Haute so I had a substitute “race” in […]

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One Roof 2018 Junior Board Event

One Roof Junior Board presents Sights & Stories

  When I’m not trying to see, do and eat everything in the world, I am trying to do what I can to make my hometown a better place. For years I’ve volunteered at the Nightingale clinic which provides healthcare to people experiencing homelessness, are underinsured or uninsured. Three years ago I began volunteering for […]

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