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What I Learned From the Snow

Lane’s first snowbaby It’s neat how something so simple can remind you of something so profound. I took a lot of creative writing classes in college, which probably led to my love for metaphors, but this one is too inspiring for me to not share with everyone. And it all started with today’s snow. I have always loved snow, and…

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Memories of Christmas Past

Christmas is my favorite time of year. From the beginning of November until New Year’s Day, I rarely change my radio dial from the Christmas music station and load up my DVR with Christmas movies. This seems a little extreme to most of my family and friends, but the holidays help feed my craving for more than just Grannie’s dressing…

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Remembering 9/11

It is hard to believe 12 years have passed since 9/11 (and since I was a freshman in college!). Every year about this time we honor those who fought the terrorists and became instant heroes whether they wanted to or not. Several specials have ran on TV about that dreadful day and Alan Jackson’s song “Where Were You When the World…

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My Big Redneck Labor Day Adventure

I spent my Labor Day on an adventure I have been wanting to take for some time now. Unless you live in Fayette or Lamar County, you probably are not familiar with what is known as “the channel.” The Luxapalila Creek runs out of the Tombigbee River from Lowndes County, Mississippi, all the way to Lamar County, Alabama. There are…

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Wedding Season is Officially Over

In the South, and especially in Alabama, we only have two true seasons: Football Season and Wedding Season. That is because the weather is generally mild enough to have a wedding any time of the year, indoors or out, but nobody wants to compete with a college football game. (Unless you don’t want a lot of people at your ceremony, in…

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Decoding the Covered Dish

Growing up an Alabamian, I have forever been intreged by the Covered Dish. Needless to say they show up so often that if anyone had a patent on them, he or she would be rolling in the dough! (Pun intended.)There is a wonderful scene in the movie Life as We Know It that stars Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel who are godparents to…

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Welcome to My New Blog

Hello readers! Whether you follow my other blog, know me from publications, are a personal friend, or once stalked me on Facebook, welcome to my new blog! Last night I had a conversation with my sister that sparked the idea to start this blog, partly as a way of venting daily difficulties or just to maybe help other G.R.I.T.S. who don’t…

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