I joined a garden club here in Tuscaloosa. Each month they gather to learn more about how to enhance the yard. I have a thumb that is NOT green. I have had little luck implementing the ideas in my own yard but am encouraged with each meeting that one day I can keep a plant… Read More Ceres Garden Club
New Years Resolutions can be exhausting. Just let creativity live each day!… Read More #30Daysofcreativity #paintingaday #30paintingsin30days! @lesliesaeta
With all of the holiday hustle and bustle, Christmas at our house had lost its muscle.
The kids are given a gift a day to give away in search for the true meaning of Christmas.
My husband and I bid on a trip at a charity auction a few years ago and had the opportunity of a lifetime. We bought a trip for a Safari at Ezulwini Game Preserve. The only way to visit is to purchase by donation to a charity. While talking to a friend, I soon… Read More EZULWINI AFRICAN PRESERVE
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~
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
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
Originally posted on making it up as i go:
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
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Friday, Nov. 16 – Currently. Share with your readers what you’re into at the moment. Check out this post for ideas: http://www.writeousbabe.com/2012/11/currently.html That is the topic for today’s blog of the day, Day # 16 in a 30 day quest to COMPLETING THE TASK! It has become easier, but with that question comes disdain that… Read More What are YOU up to CURRENTLY?
Thursday, Nov. 15 – Why I Blog. At this point you’ll be halfway through #bloglikecrazy. But are we crazy for blogging like crazy? What’s the point of blogging when the blogosphere is so saturated? Why do you blog? Feel free to check out this post for inspiration: http://www.writeousbabe.com/2012/11/am-i-crazy-for-blogging-like-crazy.html Blogging a day has been so… Read More HALF WAY TO BLOG FOR THIRTY DAYS!
SOMEHOW~ I missed the MUNDANE MONDAY writer’s prompt. It read like this: Monday, Nov. 12 – From Mundane to Magical. Sometimes we can find inspiration in the most mundane moments, such as the wisdom I gleaned from cleaning out my closet. (You can read that post here: http://www.soulinstereo.com/2011/06/monday-motivation-in-closet.html) Take some time to think back on… Read More MUNDANE MONDAY~ Mundane to Magical
CREATIVITY BLOG LIKE CRAZY A DAY doesn’t ALWAYS have to be about PAINTING Get out your crescent rolls and play in them! (hot dog inside makes it even yummier with a dab of mustard!) Make the kids smile at a crocodile! How do I know it is indeed a croc? I don’t! Who cares! But… Read More Play in the DOUGH