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The Sunny Sunflower Field

Sunflowers in the Isom’s Field.



The other day, I drove past this beautiful field of Sunflowers in a sunny field in the country near Athens, Alabama. Love!!!

What southerner doesn’t love sunflowers? I surely do!



There was a sign that said something like: You pick–Saturdays mornings!

The field was near Isom’s Orchard, one of my favorite roadside farmer’s market that is known for their delicious peaches, apples, etc.

I met one of the Isom ladies, who is nice as she can be. All of those Isoms are super-nice.

What do you think of the sunflowers that I picked for Sweetgum House? I love comments! 🙂

Sunflowers at Sweetgum House.



Note: I paid $1/stem for the sunflowers, which won’t growing much longer. You may recall that my Papa Lindsey and then my parents owned a little store in rural south Alabama…So I love promoting local businesses such as Isom’s, Lowe Mill, Funky Monkey,

University Pickers…all of those people! They’re cut from the same cloth as my Lindsey clan! 😉 Not to mention, I love writing about them!



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Happy Mother’s Day and a Trip to University Pickers and Lowe Mill

Happy Mother’s Day, dear Readers! And Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom!!! On a pre-Mom’s Day trip, I took myself to University Pickers and Lowe Mill. University Pickers is this amazing vintage store in Huntsville. They have everything from painted furniture, to jewelry, to…you guessed it–Mother’s Day gifts! I met the nicest lady named Josie… Continue Reading

Favorite Photo Contest!

Vote on your favorite photo and the family whose photo gets the most comment votes (tallied Friday at 5 p.m. CST) will win a prize! We all seemed to have so much fun looking at Cristen Smith’s photos that Cristen and I decided to run a contest for the favorite photo! We will include previous comments, so you… 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

Introducing www.sweetgumlife.com!

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… 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

Down the Architectural Rabbit Hole.

Every first and third Saturday of the month, architectural treasure hunters can make their way down the creaky steps to the Harrison Brothers basement. There you’ll find all types of goodies to upcycle into art projects and home decor. I went last Saturday and found some old wood that I’m going to glue together to… Continue Reading

Stalking Stamos

Facebook is a-buzz with sightings of John Stamos, one of the stars of 80’s hit TV show, “Full House.” Stamos was in town to perform with the Beach Boys last night at the Von Braun Civic Center. It’s not often that celebrities come into town that get the 35+ crowd in a tiz. So I… Continue Reading

The Hundred-Year-Old Dogwood

A few years ago, the city of Huntsville was going to build a road across one of the mountains. Well, they found this really old Dogwood tree in their way and no one wanted to destroy it to build the road. So they found a tree mover somewhere near Dallas, TX and got an estimate… Continue Reading