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Elf on the Shelf for those who don’t like Elf on the Shelf

By: Kristen Berthiaume I am not a big fan of Elf-on-the-Shelf (although I do kind of enjoy this and this). The central premise of the book – that Elf-on-the-Shelf will tell Santa if kids misbehave – bothers me for a few reasons. First, the Elf himself often misbehaves (Flour snow angels are kind of a ... Read More

Best Birmingham Neighborhoods for Christmas Lights

There are some amazing light displays around Birmingham, we decided to compile them all into one place for you to enjoy! If you know of some we can add, please let us know! Alabaster 210 Ironwood Cir 322 Tradewinds Cir 100, 127, 235  Forest Pkwy 1151 Caribbean Cir 114 Chestnut Dr Birmingham 2170 Cheshire Dr, ... Read More

Holiday Travel Ideas for 2019

There are a lot of really fun things going in Birmingham and Beyond! We’re giving you a rundown on some fun things happening, in case you’re looking to get out of town, take a little road trip or planning a vacation with some of the time off we have coming up! The Park at Owa ... Read More

Jurassic World Live Tour!

Jurassic World comes to life for the first time in a touring arena show! Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, an ... Read More

5th Annual Bad Santa Photo Contest

It’s time once again for our Bad Santa Photo Contest! We want to see the funniest, scariest, most over the top entertaining or downright awkward photo of your child with Santa for a chance to win a Holiday Prize Pack, includes: 2 tickets to the McWane Science Center 1 ticket to Magic of Lights Target ... Read More

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I Can See Clearly Now, Thanks to MyEyeDr.

So, real talk time. It’s been a REALLY long time since my last eye exam. Think a decade, add a couple of years and that’s how long it’s been since I’d had my peepers checked. It’s also about how long I’ve gone without being able to see clearly. I grew up wearing contacts and glasses ... Read More

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Christmas Tree Lots and Farms in Birmingham

When it comes to getting a fresh tree for the Holidays, there is no shortage of places around Birmingham. Where is your favorite spot to pick out your tree? Christmas Tree Lots In Birmingham Poppy’s With 30 years of experience in the Christmas Tree business in the Birmingham area, Poppy’s provide beautiful trees to individuals, ... Read More

Why Cleaning Your Air Ducts Is Worth It

Air ducts are the lungs of your home – whatever they breathe in, you breathe in too. An air duct system not only circulates air but also particles like dust mites, dirt, and mold. Being out of sight, it may not be top of mind to have them professionally cleaned, but we’re here to tell ... Read More

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month is a time to celebrate families growing through adoption, and SAFY of Alabama is working to raise awareness for the more than 123,000 children and youth nationwide who are waiting to be adopted from Foster Care. While all aspects of the adoption related issues are important, the focus of this month ... Read More

Slice of Bourbon Buttermilk Pie

Recipe: Bourbon Buttermilk Pie

As I was searching the interwebs looking for something new and different to add to my Thanksgiving menu, I came across this recipe for Bourbon Buttermilk Pie… I’m a sucker for anything that calls for bourbon, if you are too, let’s both try this for our dessert table! Ingredients:   1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust, ... Read More