Category Archives: Sweet Home

Out for the Tummy Bug

It happens to the best of us. Even those of us germaphobes who meticulously wash our hands. All. The. Time. I just don’t know why mama is the only one in the fam who got the tummy bug, while everyone else is skipping along enjoying the beautiful sunshine outside. Well, whatever…Mama got some new material… Continue Reading

My Social Media Rant

I went to a writer’s group on Saturday and found out that I shouldn’t be using Instagram so much (or, at all) because I’m well over 30. Apparently, the statistics show that my age group is supposed to be into Facebook while the younger set does IG or whatever the very latest thing is to… Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day + Giveaways!

Thanks to Jim and Kim Wright of Stoneridge Homes, we have a ton of gifts to giveaway for Valentine’s Day! The first giveaway is this pretty metal box that’s perfect for keeping jewelry, craft supplies, napkins and eating utensils for a party, or anything else you can think of. All you have to do is… Continue Reading

Southern Accents Giveaway!

It’s a Southern Accents (SA) Architectural Antiques Giveaway!!! In the Sweetgum Life Comment section, tell us what you’d most want to buy from Southern Accents…An old mantel, old church pews, doorknobs, a clawfoot tub, or something else maybe? (BTW, you can online shop at Southern Accents!) Commenters’ names will be entered into a random drawing… Continue Reading

Day 2 Giveaway Winner and Cute Kittens for next Giveaway! Mommy, may I have one, please?

Congratulations to Beth Ann from North Carolina who blogs at It’s Just Life! Today Beth Ann is posting about International Book Giving Day. Beth Ann shared yesterday’s post and was entered into the giveaway and won some of my handcrafted bead bracelets. Congratulations, Beth Ann! And now, I proudly present my third giveaway…Four little… Continue Reading February Blog Launch Extravaganza!

Dear Readers, I proudly present our February Blog Launch Extravaganza! Every business day (Monday-Friday), you will have a chance to win wonderful prizes from some pretty amazing people! Here’s how to win today’s $25 Fandango gift certificate that I purchased to launch! Look around www.SweetgumLife and let me know what you like. Scroll down… Continue Reading


Dearest Readers, It’s with much anticipation that I Introduce my new and improved blog,! I am so excited to launch my new blog, after posting at since March 3, 2013. Although I’m a little sad to let TheWriteSteph go, I am happy to begin anew with a name that fits my niche better… Continue Reading

Beautiful Stoneridge Homes

Yesterday I met and interviewed Jim and Kim Wright, owners and builders of some of the most beautiful homes in the Tennessee Valley. I will be writing an article for them for one of my freelance writing jobs. I got to tour one of their Stoneridge Homes in a planned community appropriately named The Meadows.… Continue Reading