Skip to Content

Tuscaloosa

A row of Christmas Trees at night

Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail

The 2019 Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail is now open!! Tuscaloosa’s One Place, our local family resource center, organizes the Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail every year with a grand opening at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The trail is divided into 2 sections. These trees are located along the River Walk at the River Market. The second trail begins …

Read More about Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail

Tuscaloosa Barnyard

If you are looking for a perfect fall field trip, the Tuscaloosa Barnyard is the place to go! For the past 13 years, students from all over Tuscaloosa county and beyond have enjoyed a fall field trip to a quiet place out in the country. The Tuscaloosa Barnyard started out with 4-5 stations including a …

Read More about Tuscaloosa Barnyard

Snow Day

See that? That’s snow ALL AROUND TUSCALOOOSA. This model had us at 2-3 inches hours before the big show. See that? That’s a 60% probability of accumulating snow. ACCUMULATING…not just a flizzard. Not just an inch of sleet. Serious blanket of snow that sticks. 60% chance and 70% chance line is just a few miles …

Read More about Snow Day

All Fired Up for Christmas

Some of the best Christmas traditions are the ones that just happen by accident. Painting ornaments is probably one of our most favorite things to do for the holidays and it began many years ago by accident. I’ve posted the details several times here over the years so these are the $.97 ornaments that started …

Read More about All Fired Up for Christmas

Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours

This year at our school, we have been challenged to do more things together as a faculty. These social events are meant to bring us together outside of the school walls and be real people with each other. Often, we get boxed into these little categories of teacher-hood and we decided to try to branch …

Read More about Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours

Farmer’s Markets Fascination

It’s no secret how much I love going to farmer’s markets. In my childhood years, my grandmother visited the local market in Jackson every week in the summer for whatever was fresh and looked good enough for her family. She would buy bushels of peas and beans for us to shell, blanch, and preserve for …

Read More about Farmer’s Markets Fascination

Schoolyard Roots

Spring has definitely sprung and that means our school garden is ready for some harvesting! We are so incredibly fortunate to have a school garden funded by Schoolyard Roots (formerly the Druid City Garden Project). This partnership brings a fully functioning school garden for teaching all the students about gardens, based on the state standards. …

Read More about Schoolyard Roots

Sunday Concerts

We are taking it back to the old school this week. For my birthday this year, I bought concert tickets for some of the best bands of my school and college days. Tonight, we rocked it out with Styx and REO Speedwagon. We parked in the Rosen Harwood building lot because the RiverWalk is right …

Read More about Sunday Concerts

Working Weekend

Technically, fall doesn’t arrive for another week, but this girl starts the frivolity on Sept. 1st. I know the weather will not cooperate but that has never stopped me before. After putting in a few hours in my classroom on Saturday, I wanted to try out the new Aldi store. I have never been to …

Read More about Working Weekend

Dinner and a Movie

Since we did not travel this summer and with the heat already setting in, we have managed to break our 3-movies-a-year habit. We have already seen 3 movies this year and it’s only June. We both love to watch movies, but with my dependency on Closed Captioning at home and his restless watching mode, we …

Read More about Dinner and a Movie

Market Day

Summer is definitely here! I know the actual summer solstice is a few day away, but around here, the weather dictates our definition of  “summer”. With the increasing variety of our produce, I think we are well on our way to a great summer in Alabama. I haven’t been back to Pepper Place in a …

Read More about Market Day

Closing up the classroom.

No favorites today. This is a reflection post on the last day of school and start of summer for us. Just like the first day of teacher training in August, my friends I teach with in Kindergarten met up at City Café for the last day of school breakfast. Whenever we have these days that …

Read More about Closing up the classroom.

Pepper Place 2017

Market season is here! Pepper Place market just opened it’s spring season. This market grows every year and this year will be another booming season. With the severe drought in the summer (30+ days without rain), I wasn’t sure how plentiful the spring crops would be. The strawberries and sweet potatoes seemed to be right …

Read More about Pepper Place 2017

Tea Town Thursday

Today was BRUTAL. I had no snacks in my Subaru. NONE. I was starving since I had to skip lunch and then left my lunch at work. It’s a good thing I have friends who give me pre-packaged bacon for my birthday. I have been noticing the Thursday night events at Tea Town Alabama. Since …

Read More about Tea Town Thursday
Tuscaloosa Rowing Team

Super Saturday

The rowing team is out this morning! It’s a great cloudy morning in Tuscaloosa! People are out in their spring flip flops because the groundhog is a loser and winter has left the building. It’s 80 today. In February. No wonder we are all sick with flu or allergies. I needed a few more packages …

Read More about Super Saturday

Tuscaloosa River Market day!

I love that the Tuscaloosa River Market is open year-round. Alabama has a fantastic growing season and there is always fresh produce available. And while I do love fresh produce in season, the main reason I am thankful for year-round market is because of this. Meat and eggs. I get most of my meat from …

Read More about Tuscaloosa River Market day!

All Fired Up Tuscaloosa

It’s time for another year of making ornaments at All Fired Up pottery in Tuscaloosa. This tradition dates back to our first Christmas after we got married. We had no money to buy the fancy Hallmark ornaments. We painted cheap wooden ones. Times are different and we look forward to painting these. People think I …

Read More about All Fired Up Tuscaloosa

Trucks by the Tracks

One of the things I’m ecstatic about seeing around town is the increase in food trucks! I have seen them at farmer’s markets in Birmingham and they are a mainstay in markets out west. I thought it would take a few more years to see Tuscaloosa and Northport allow food trucks to operate, but they …

Read More about Trucks by the Tracks