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Birmingham Events Calendar: December 8th – December 15th

Birmingham Events Calendar: December 8th – December 15th
The holidays are getting closer.. Are you ready? More parades and tree lightings fill the calendar this week. Zoolight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo is in full swing as well as the Winter Wonderland at the McWane Science Center. If Polar Express is a holiday tradition for your family there will be 2 showings...
December 8th, 2013 | featured, to do | Read More

Santa’s favorite cookie recipes!

Santa’s favorite cookie recipes!
I, like Santa, am a bit of a cookie connoisseur. My trusted favorite is a traditional chocolate chip cookie, but oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a close second. If you’re looking for some tried and true recipes to make for the jolly man this year, try one of these: Salted Caramel Thumbprints...
December 7th, 2013 | featured, to make | Read More

The Holidays at the McWane Science Center

The Holidays at the McWane Science Center
As you may have noticed, we love the McWane Science Center but the holidays are probably our most favorite time to go. So many fun things to do and see. Open now, as we’ve mentioned before is the Magic of Model Trains. Your family can discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular...
December 6th, 2013 | featured, to do | Read More

Giveaways to Giftaway – Rodan + Fields Macro Exfoliator

Giveaways to Giftaway – Rodan + Fields Macro Exfoliator
Get Glowing! Autumn slips into our lives seemingly unnoticed most years. Mainly because school is back in session, and we moms are running full speed! Still, it embraces us with it’s glorious, rich colors, cooler temperatures, cobalt blue skies, and football of course! However, when autumn gives way...
December 5th, 2013 | to win | Read More

Not So Traditional Christmas Tree Ideas

Not So Traditional Christmas Tree Ideas
Tired of the same ole Pine? If you’re looking for a unique idea for next year (or this year if you have the energy,) check out some of these very creative Christmas trees. If you're a book lover or Librarian                       For the...
December 4th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Giveaways to Giftaway! Go Auburn, Go! or Roll Tide, Roll! Children’s Books

Giveaways to Giftaway! Go Auburn, Go! or Roll Tide, Roll! Children’s Books
Our giveaways to giftaway series is back!! And since our state has been in a football frenzy this past weekend and we have 1 team headed to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta, we thought we would kick it off with these adorable children’s books, compliments of Collegiate Kids Books. About Collegiate...
December 3rd, 2013 | to win | Read More

Birmingham Events Calendar: December 1st – December 8th

Birmingham Events Calendar: December 1st – December 8th
We hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and enjoyed spending time with your friends and family. If you like Parades, Holiday Markets and Christmas Tree Lightings this calendar is for you! This coming weekend is packed full of Holiday fun for the entire family! The Winter Wonderland is open at...
December 2nd, 2013 | featured, to do | Read More

Tips for a Less Stressful Thanksgiving

Tips for a Less Stressful Thanksgiving
Hosting Thanksgiving this year? I hate to break it to you, but no matter how much you plan, if your household is anything like mine, you will have half naked tiny humans running around refusing to wear their designated “Thanksgiving Attire,” as your guests arrive 45 minutes early, to a hectic...
November 25th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Birmingham Events Calendar: Thanksgiving Week 2013

Birmingham Events Calendar: Thanksgiving Week 2013
It’s Thanksgiving Week and we know you’ll all be busy getting ready for your big feast and spending time with family and friends and maybe even cleaning and getting ready for some out of town guests. Not a lot happening around town this week but we thought we would give a few options just...
November 24th, 2013 | featured, to do | Read More

Five Tips for Volunteering with Your Family

Five Tips for Volunteering with Your Family
Hoping to add a community giving project to your family’s activities over the holidays? If so, this is the perfect time, as Family Volunteer Day takes place on November 23, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  The Points of Light Foundation created national Family Volunteer day 22 years ago to showcase...
November 22nd, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More