About twelve years ago in Mobile I attended a meeting of the Alabama Black Bear Alliance. I had heard about bears in Alabama, and was especially interested when I found that the organization had been tracking some that roamed between Mobile and the Bay area and one of them had been hit by an automobile near… Read More Black Bear in Alabama
I am a new writer for Alabama Women Bloggers and am so glad I ran across them on a quiet rainy night and have joined the team! As a note of introduction to each other we are doing a “link up” of our members…..hope you will pull up a chair, send me a link, and lets… Read More Alabama Women Bloggers Introduction
Watch out for THE WORLD WIDE WEB I have been caught up in the world wide web. Last week, I found that my brain and body finally said “ENOUGH”! We ALL need to take time to rest, to re-charge. My body, actually my face, said, “Enough is enough” and shut down, literally. They call… Read More Watch out for THE WORLD WIDE WEB
We invite you to come out and bring your FOUR LEGGED friends for a celebration of the Will May Dog Park. Visit the FACEBOOK page to get involved!
Lake Living I was given the opportunity to write a column (and articles) for a local community paper here in Tuscaloosa called Druid City Living. Watch for it in your mailbox each month. It can be found online at Druidcityliving.com. I share a few of the articles here to quench your thirst. Hoping to… Read More Lake Living
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God. Mary Daly <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12201047/?claim=kbhsb343x7w”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Bloglovin’ on a Thursday~
I recently watched the PBS Special on Muscle Shoals. It reminded me of the diamonds we have here in Alabama, in terrain, beautiful cities, country lanes, beaches and mountains, and then there is the music. Watching acts like Bono, The Almann Brothers and the Stones talk about the “magic” in Alabama almost brought tears… Read More The Magic of the Musician
As a writer, it is sometimes hard to pay the bills, so we fall back on the things we know. When I was a young girl I sat around at our hunting camp and overheard a group of men talk about some girls in Coatopa whose parents had passed away. “Those girls have no… Read More Quality REALTORS in Tuscaloosa
Creative Life Planning I have always been a seminar junkie. Even in high school I would read every Zig or Robbins book I could get my hands on. In college I went to classes I wasn’t enrolled in. At Mississippi State where my husband was enrolled, I attended forestry tours, control burns. I am now… Read More Creative Life Planning
UA Vice Chancellor Jo Bonner discusses economic development in Tuscaloosa By Allison Adams The Tuscaloosa Area Association of REALTORS hosted Jo Bonner, University of Alabama Vice Chancellor and former U. S. Congressman, to share his views on Tuscaloosa’s economic development. Bonner addressed nearly three hundred Realtors with a question: “How effective do you think… Read More Jo Bonner UA Vice Chancellor Addresses the Tuscaloosa REALTORS Association
Vivid color bursting into bloom in the Spring always makes me smile. Artwork by Allison Puccetti Adams
I sold this one this week at the Druid City Art Festival
I have found, in living on the beach as with living on the lake, that while we can set up tent on the shores of nature, God is in complete control. While residing for three years on West Beach in Gulf Shores, I became in tune with every breeze, display of sunset, and the ease… Read More Lake Living: Art In Nature
As a mother to a boy who learned to play music by ear, this was dear to my heart. At the age of four, my son picked out the tune to Star Wars on a plastic piano. That was the beginning. Groups like these bring music to kids of all backgrounds. My son performs with one… Read More Alabama Blues Project~ Helping Kids Discover their Link to the Blues
If you are like me, mornings are enough of a challenge without the worry of entering the war zone of the closet. Not only are you fighting with reruns of items, but also with the image of yourself fighting some stranger in your mirror when you pull out that outfit you thought was going to… Read More A REAL Person’s Life~ In the Closet
My neighbor happens to be the director of this musical, Annie McClendon~ I was amazed and am including all photos I can. I also did one of the sets for them. I don’t have children at this school..but anything to help a friend. Holy Spirit School’s Fine Arts department presented Disney’s rendition of Lewis… Read More Holy Spirit School presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’
Summer Camp. Ah, the memories! Every child should experience it. We all remember the uncertainty that initially hit us as we watched our parents ride away, leaving us for what they assumed to be “a part of growing up”. At pickup we didn’t want to leave what would perhaps become one of the most… Read More Summer Camps in Alabama Area
It is 2014. I am sporting an iPhone 4S. I don’t have the upgrade, I don’t have the 5. But I do love all things tech-y. I also like to wait for the tried and true before jumping in. For example, the new upgrade is proving to drain your battery faster than the older versions.… Read More Ten iPhone Apps I love~
On most any pretty weekend, members of the West Alabama Aero Modelers gather at Para’s Aero Park in Northport to show off their hand crafted models and take them to the air. Kids of all ages demonstrate their talents with planes of all colors and sizes. There are warbirds, aerobatic planes, helicopters, night-flyers,… Read More It is NEVER too Late to Learn to FLY
I am an Alabama nomad. I have made it full circle from the edges of Mississippi in West Alabama until college here in Tuscaloosa with Crimson running through my veins, to Montgomery while my children were babies, the Gulf Coast on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico for four years, to the mountains of… Read More Lake Living
When I turned 40 I got a camera. A real camera. I have always dabbled in photos and drive my kids crazy on trips. What is the significance of a photograph, especially in the digital age? So many moments in life are stolen away. We might recall a significant moment that rocked us off our… Read More Through the Camera’s Eye
LIVE READING of The 12 Days of Christmas Giving Cozy up by the fire and listen to Ann Kathryn read live from The 12 Days of Christmas Giving.
Join us this Friday for OPEN HOUSE at Makers Market in Tuscaloosa 401 22nd Avenue I will be signing the book and reading from The 12 Days of Christmas Giving between 5-7. You can order the book FOR KINDLE and begin reading today~ setting traditions of giving sure to remind us of the reason for… Read More The 12 Days of Christmas Giving
A beautiful weekend for fall color~ Blessings all around
I love finding fun images in unusual places to snap. This happened to be during the Moss Rock Festival of the girl beside us who was diligently making custom jewelry.
This weekend was a great one to be in Birmingham for the MOSS Rock Festival! Hundreds came out to experience the fall leaves changing, the music, the food and the art~ Krisin and I had a great show and appreciate all who bought our new COLLAGE WINDOWS for Tuscaloosa photos as well as a couple… Read More Creative EVERY DAY…Sometimes Means more than “Making one thing a Day”
Since I missed a day with the LUNCHBOX NOTES… today I took a few minutes to pull out some fun images from my glossy magazine. Tomorrows, as corny as it may be… reads “HAVE A GRAPE DAY”. She will either LOVE it or say, “Enough Mom!” Here’s to creativity~ Allison Adams
This morning I was out of the “lunchbox quotes” I started putting in my daughter’s lunchbox at the beginning of the school year. Friday~ I was down to a tiny yellow stickie that read: “Have a blessed day~ I heart you. MOM” which my daughter stuck on my forehead when she got home from school.… Read More Create Every Day _ Love in the Lunchbox
Click here for 10 Short Stories to spur your creative muse Creativity for writers can most definitely be spawned by absorbing the words of those who have penned fiction that takes you to the sights, sounds and feelings of days passed. Here are ten short stories that are found online~ Oprah’s book club recently read… Read More Click here for 10 Short Stories to spur your creative muse
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antique store on Tennessee/Alabama border
ARTIST SITE for Allison P Adams I have been on a voyage to streamline my life~ to downsize my stuff~ to follow my creative dreams~ to focus on TODAY~ and then LIFE happens. We are doing a Bible Study these days called: When The Game is Over, It all Goes Back in the BOX by… Read More ARTIST SITE for Allison P Adams
Creative Every Day Challenge I have found that I work best when I have a deadline, a challenge, a gauge to go by. A few years ago I took the Creative Every Day Challenge. I seem to find creativity most days, but I thought it might be fun to do creative things with purpose this month… Read More Creative Every Day Challenge
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Today I am at the desk. But lo and behold! Did you know there is no reason for desks these days! This post is being made on my phone. As the weekend approaches and you are at your desk today…. Find a way to get outside. Find a shady spot with your laptop and google… Read More Remote Posting HAPPY FRIDAY
With the change of the seasons brings change in my ability to create. The hot summer months have done little to stimulate my creativity, although long days on the boat or the jet skis is plenty of activity for a day. Last week, a little fall was in the air. I got out my camera,… Read More Is the slight feeling of FALL bringing out your ARTSY side?
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My husband and I recently made a road trip across Mississippi to the little town of Clarksdale. Each year we try to surprise each other with birthday trips. This year he took me on a horse adventure in Georgia. He was thinking we were headed to the Viking Cooking School~ the Alluvian Hotel and… Read More Shackin Up in Mississippi
The challenge is to use everything in the pantry by creating meals to lessen the packing load~ How many cans of veggies are tucked away for a rainy day? TWO LESS at my house~ family size. The crescent rolls became a mosaic of crusty cover of chicken (frozen), which I cooked, chopped and mixed in… Read More The challenge is to use everything in the Pantry
I just turned 47 last week. Every time I look at those words, I think, “Wait! That doesn’t look right!” It is hard to imagine that I am almost 50 because all those just a bit younger than me I still think of as “in their late twenties”. Perhaps it is also because my mother… Read More What is your happYmess?
May 2013 Special Days to Celebrate Calendar. If you are like me, you are counting the days until Summer! Hopefully time will appear to slow down and you will find yourself somewhere beside some water or with your toes in the sand. Well, while the kids are peering at you from between the water toys… Read More May 2013 Special Days to Celebrate