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One of the best things to hit downtown Birmingham in the past five years is the addition of the Regions Field Birmingham Barons baseball stadium, am I right? I have to say, the first time my husband and I...
Ahhh . . . the 4th of July!!! What a jewel of a celebration that's refreshingly tucked in the hot-as-Hades Alabama summers. With the Fourth falling on a Wednesday this year, I'm sure more people than usual will be...
When the Birmingham Barons moved downtown in 2013, the goal was to create an easily accessible family destination in a beautiful part of the city. Five years later, it's safe declare the mission was accomplished, and the Barons continue...
It's time to celebrate Vulcan’s 114th birthday at his annual Birthday Bash! Vulcan may be the world’s largest cast iron statue, but he still needs help blowing out his birthday candles!  Birmingham is fortunate to have such a historic monument,...
Have you made plans for your kids' summer activities? If you have boys or girls ages 5 -13, be sure to check out Sports Camp, hosted by the Hoover Metropolitan Complex! The Finley Center, a state-of-the-art 155,000 square foot...
It's a big week at Vulcan Park and Museum! This Saturday, March 24th, marks the beginning of the Spring Walking Tours, something that's quickly becoming a Birmingham tradition. I recently spoke with Katherine Pearson, a key player in these...
Sitting at the tailend of the Appalachian foothills, Birmingham, takes pride in its natural beauty and cultivated miles of trail systems. Hiking with kids, especially young ones, isn't always easy; but fortunately, there are many family-friendly (and dog-friendly) trails around town. Irondale...
Growing up in a small, southern community, Halloween usually consisted of the Fall Festival at church and maybe some trick-or-treating when we got a little older. Now that we live in the "big city," we usually catch a parade,...
If you haven't experienced Vulcan AfterTunes, you need to make plans to get there before the series ends. There are two concerts left, and they promise to be amazing! What is Vulcan AfterTunes? Imagine packing up your family (or...
My "People Who Aren't Real" List There is a mental list I like to keep; I call it my "people who aren't real" list. To earn a coveted spot on this list, you have to be really, really kind. You...

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Antique Shopping in Birmingham

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...