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Turn that Back to School Sadness into Smiles!

It’s the time of year again. The time of year that you see your friends and family posting back-to-school photos with the comments like “I'm so sad this day is here" or "where did the time go?” I, too, am guilty of that - I very often wonder how time could pass by so quickly!?! I find myself saying...

Geocaching - What is It & Will You Be Hooked?

I admit, as a kid living in both New England and Tennessee, I enjoyed roaming through my neighborhoods or the woods around my houses and just “exploring,” trying to find “treasures” or hidden gems left behind by someone before me. What kid really doesn’t love a good scavenger or treasure hunt,...

Donut (Krispy Kreme) Bread Pudding Recipe

I admit, I don’t often eat Kripsy Kreme donuts, except for the “special occasion” in the household, like a birthday, or the “evil little neighbor” selling a box to fundraise for his or her sports team. But last weekend while eating out with my family at Lulu’s in Gulf Shores (and watching my older...

A Look Inside Prodisee Pantry

You know that feeling you get when you think you know a lot about something, but then you quickly get put into your place of being a little too confident on that issue? Yeah… that happened to me this week. 

Before I share this story, let me go back a few weeks in time. We at EasternShoreAL.com and...

Our Baldwin County Schools Need Your Help

You’ve probably received countless phone calls and emails lately, and heard more online and on the news of our ever-growing problem of over-crowding in our local Baldwin County schools. But do you really know the facts? Do you know what’s being done and/or proposed? This blog won’t try to sway you...

Artist Spotlight - Roman Street

I was so excited to hear that Roman Street had a little time to share some of their favorite things with me recently. Not being a native to the Eastern Shore, but loving to call it my home of almost ten years, I have learned to love many things about this place. Roman Street quickly became one of...

Ideas for a Different Valentine’s Day

When someone mentions Valentine’s Day, hearts, chocolate, and flowers quickly come to mind.  The typical Valentine’s date consists of a romantic dinner at a romantic restaurant with your romantic partner, and occasionally, a romantic movie is thrown in the mix.  Blah, blah, blah.  If that’s the...

New Years Eve Traditions Around the Globe

As we get ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve here on the Eastern Shore of Alabama, I thought it would be fun to take a look at various traditions from a little further away. What do people eat, what how do we toast, and what traditions do we follow? Here’s a look at a few traditions from around the...

Nana Tinsley’s Cheese Grits Recipe

The other day I was talking with a friend at the YMCA. It was right before Thanksgiving and we were daydreaming about all of the fantastic food we were going to eat while treadmilling the guilt away. I made mention of the Cheese Grits that my wife's family introduced me to some 23 years ago. I...

Where Have Our School Sports Gone?

Here’s my immediate disclaimer: I never in my life thought that I would be writing a sports blog. Sure, maybe a blog as a mom about the sports her kids play and how cute they looked while doing it, but never “covering” a sports topic. I grew up one of two sisters, with my dad watching NFL football...