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Happy Thanksgiving!

Take a few minutes to really think about what all you have to be thankful for and say a prayer for all those who are heartbroken and hurting today. Hug your loved ones and don’t let the busy day make you forget about what is really important. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving Grocery List | Free Printable

Today I am sharing with you all a Thanksgiving Grocery List printable to help you prepare for Thanksgiving lunch and/or dinner. 


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Back in Time at The Varsity | Atlanta

After the Braves game, we ate at The Varsity before heading back home to Tuscaloosa. Everything from the outside in is like taking a trip back in time.  

The Varsity

Be prepared for long lines, fast pace ordering and a little bit of chaos. According to their website they can accommodate 600 cars and 800 people. To say it was packed would be a huge understatement. Nonetheless, we got our food and had a table to sit at. 

The Varsity

The cheeseburger and onion rings are where it is at. (Not pictured: Trey’s salad…) However, don’t feel bad for him, he dug into my plate too.      

The Varsity Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Quick Trip to See the Atlanta Braves | 6.11.16

If you noticed from the title of this post, I am playing a bit of catch up. Almost six months ago Trey and I went to a Braves game in Atlanta with a group of our friends. It was a quick day trip so we all drove over together for the game. Girls in one car, guys in the other!

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I am not a huge baseball fan but I cannot pass up going to a game. I love everything about seeing a game in person. Just look at that view! Gorgeous! This was the last season for Turner Field so not sure what the view will look like at the new field.

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On a side note, living in Tuscaloosa does have its perks. Cities like Nashville and Atlanta are only a few hours drive away. Not to mention, the beach is also nearby. I need to start taking advantage of this and go on more weekend trips!  

After the game we went to The Varsity for dinner before driving back. It was a long day but totally worth it!     

Happy Birthday Mom!

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Happy Birthday Mama! I don’t know how I got so lucky to have you as my mom. I love you more than I can find words to say! I hope your day was as special as you are to me. 

P&P Produce | Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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P&P Produce is a local produce shop in Tuscaloosa. You will find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to local jams and sauces. P&P has been around for almost 50 years now. I remember going with mom and grandmother all the time when I was younger. We would always get peanuts to parch and purple hull peas. Granny and I would shell peas until our fingers turned purple. The April 27, 2011 tornado destroyed the original location on Greensboro Avenue. It is now located on 20th Avenue in Northport.      

A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones

A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones

Anna Jones’ new cookbook, A Modern Way to Cook, is full of vegetarian recipes. The chapters are divided by the time it takes to prepare a recipe. Jones focuses on meals that use fresh, good for you ingredients and are easy and quick enough to enjoy on busy weeknights. She really stresses that eating well is a lot easier than you might think. 

The book’s design is clean, simple and full of vibrant photos. After her introduction she begins with what kitchen tools she suggests to have on hand to make cooking a quick and calm experience. Then it moves into the recipes sorted by preparation times. Each recipe is prefaced with a few paragraphs about the dish. My favorite chapter is “Investment Cooking.” This section contains recipes for nut butters, breads, vegetable stock, etc. Foods that take longer to prepare but are kitchen staples.

There are a ton of recipes that I am looking forward to trying out but the one I am most excited about is the “Raw Cookie Dough Bars.”   

Jones’ says it best, “wellness doesn’t come at the expense of deliciousness.”       


This is a sponsored post. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. However, like always, all opinions shared are my own.

Cravings | Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Cravings opened in downtown Tuscaloosa about a year and a half ago. They are a specialty grocery store where you will find a hodgepodge of food and drink items.   


When you walk in the door you will be greeted by their long isle of snacks which includes my personal favorite, Zapp’s Voodoo potato chips, as well as unique candies you won’t find on just any store’s candy shelves.   


They have a ridiculous selection of beer and ciders and a room in the back full of wine. 


Cravings also sells THE best cheesecake in Tuscaloosa. I kid you not. The birthday cake cheesecake is made by Kareem McNeal (a former Alabama football player) and sold by the slice. They also have several other flavors of cheesecakes but I can’t say that I have tried them because I cannot get away from the buttercream icing and chunks of vanilla cake. 


If you are in Tuscaloosa and in the mood for delicious cheesecake, Cravings has you covered. 

Cravings Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato