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Introducing www.sweetgumlife.com!

The new and improved Write Steph at home with the sweetgum trees.

Dearest Readers,

It’s with much anticipation that I Introduce my new and improved blog, www.sweetgumlife.com!

I am so excited to launch my new blog, after posting at www.thewritesteph.com 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 and that hasn’t been taken by social media.

www.Sweetgumlife.com focuses on the beauty of a simple life with faith, warmth, nostalgia, and humor. Sweetgumlife.com shares life and southern culture from a wife and mom’s perspective. It highlights people who are trying to make even a small difference in their small sphere of influence by showing love and everyday kindness.

Sweetgumlife.com strives for relevant posts for the current day while maintaining old-fashion values. Photos are often vintage, quirky, and artistic, while stories include both fiction and non-fiction.

Because I want to keep each of my loyal followers, I have hand-selected some wonderful businesses to donate prizes for each business day in February 2017!

Be sure to pop on over to www.Sweetgumlife.com in February 2017 to win!

May God richly bless each of you!


A yard full of beautiful sweetgum trees under a cobalt blue sky…

And lots of sweetgum balls everywhere!

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All photos and text are Copyright 2017 by Stephanie L. Robertson and www.SweetgumLife.com.

More Spring Break!

Hi, Dear Readers! Would write today, but Princess Buttercup and I are on a spring cleaning whirl. We’ve got to do something with this house! Will try to get back tomorrow. Meanwhile, I added a couple of cool kid crafts on my Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/thewritesteph1/ Talk to you soon! Stephanie Continue Reading

Spring Break Ideas and Linkies!

We’ve made it to Spring Break! The world is open to sleeping late and endless possibilities for hanging out with Princess Buttercup, her friends, and her friend’s moms. Here are some ideas for stuff to do during Spring Break: 1. Host a game day party. Get some pals together and pull out “Apples to Apples,”… Continue Reading

Architectural Goodies at Harrison Brothers

So before the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, Princess Buttercup and I were in the bowels of Harrison Brothers, digging through warped cardboard boxes to find the perfect old doorknobs to re-purpose as curtain finials. Harrison Brothers is a treasure trove for customers who are looking to find cool (usually locally-made) gifts such as… Continue Reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s March 17, and I hope you all are wearing green today! These pics that I took on Saturday are sure to put you in an Irish mood. They were taken at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Huntsville. May the luck of the Irish be with you! Shout out: Happy Birthday to Uncle… Continue Reading

Cookie Crunch

Anybody want to buy some Girl Scout cookies? We’ve got a ton of cookies left and the demand has trickled to a stop. About a month ago, we got a case of those buttery, sweet delicacies. The scent of cardboard and chocolate filled our car’s interior, and our mouths begged for a taste. After dinner,… Continue Reading

Pumpkin-Carving Fun

Saturday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team was demolishing the University of Kentucky on the telly, so I got bored and set about carving a pumpkin for Princess Buttercup. She had also been begging me all day to get the job done. Earlier that morning, Lefty and I had decided to clean our garage… Continue Reading