Garden Honey Bee of Hoover, AL

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When I attended the Market Noel this weekend, I had the honor of meeting one of the kindest people I have met in my entire life. Brenda Belcher, the owner of Garden Honey Bee . Here is a picture of Brenda and her husband, John, the beekeeper! Brenda's talent of creating absolutely delicious honey is only surpassed by her passion for the honey bee. Brenda's heart lies in educating others on the purpose of the bee and the impact bees have on our daily lives. Bees sustain our lives by pollinating over $15 billion worth of crops each year in the U.S. We love bees for their honey, but who knew...

Sweet Chipotle Sloppy Joes

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This weekend I had the privelege to attend Market Noel, an annual Christmas bizzaar put on by the Junior League of Birmingham . I had such an amazing time and met some incredible people. The next few blog posts I will be highlighting a specific vendor and their products. I hope you will take the time to check out these talented small business owners and try out their products. First on the list is Sue from Hot Squeeze . Sue's slogan is "It’s all about FLAVOR. Keeping it SIMPLE. Always ALL NATURAL." Sue creates sauces that have all natural ingredients and no added salt. She believes with the...

Winterize Your Pantry

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This time of year pinterest is loaded with ways to winterize your house, winterize your wardrobe, or winterize your car. These are all important and great ways to prepare for winter, but have you ever thought of winterizing your pantry? Today I want to share with you a few items I keep in my pantry to be prepared for winter. 1. Chicken Broth Chicken broth is rich in amino acids and minerals that will speed the recovery of any cold or flu. It is also very filling, warm, and delicious. I love using it to make my Immune Boosting Chicken Soup . Chicken broth is an absolute must have for you...

Market Noel Ticket Giveaway (plus 3 vendors I can't wait to meet)

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Have you heard of Market Noel ? This is my 2nd Holiday Season to spend in Birmingham and I am amazed at how many incredible events are happening each weekend. "Market Noel is the Junior League of Birmingham's (JLB) annual holiday market, a three-day shopping extravaganza that benefits the programs of the JLB. Market Noel raises money for the league's community projects, serving women and children in the Birmingham area, in the areas of Education, Health, Financial Stability, and Safety and Crisis Intervention." I am ecstatic to be able to attend an amazing holiday market that not only has a...

3 Adorable Kitchen Accessories that I Need!

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I find myself browsing the web looking for adorable things to add to my kitchen on a regular basis. I thought today I would share three of my current favorites and how you can get them for your own kitchen. 1. Scoops of Flower Measuring Spoons from Modcloth Oh my gosh! The pink and yellow pastels put me in an instant good mood! I am having fantasies of measuring cinnamon, honey, turmeric, and buttermilk with these adorable little measuring spoons. I love the idea of having the measuring spoons displayed on the counter. No more wasted time digging through drawers to find the right spoon...

3 "Health Foods" That May Not Be Good For You

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Growing up I heard certain foods were healthy and certain foods were not. It wasn't until I was in my 20's that I took the initiative to look into the actual ingredients in these so called "heatlh foods". Something as simple as turning over the box has become a game changer in my eating habits. READ THE INGREDIENTS, FOLKS! I now focus on eating whole foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. Today I want to share with you some foods that I grew up thinking were healthy. Did you grow up thinking the same thing? 1. Low-fat Dairy For many years we have been told that low-fat or...

Grandma's Blue Ribbon Buttermilk Pie (Clean Version)

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Holidays are a time for family, friends, gifts, and PIE! In my childhood home, the smell of pie in the oven was a sign that Fall was here and Winter was coming soon. My mom is no chef (I hope she is ok with me saying that). But, she has a few recipes that she makes and she makes them really well. One of them is my Great, Great Grandmother Todd's Buttermilk Pie. And when I say Mom makes it well, I mean really well. When I was a little girl she won a blue ribbon at the county fair for this pie. It's that good! I decided to clean it up a bit by choosing whole fat, grass-fed buttermilk, kerrygold...

Week 1 #BlogLikeCrazy

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Hi All! Thank you for stopping by. Since November 1st I have been part of the amazing November Challenge: Blog Like Crazy! Each November the members of See Jane Write are challenged to blog every single day for the whole month. I would like to share with you what I have learned in my first week and what I'm looking forward to the rest of the month. 1. Let Others Shine If there is anything I have learned from Javacia, the leader of See Jane Write, it is to showcase the amazing talents of others. I have started a section of my blog called Spiffy's Pinterest Picks dedicated to exactly that. I...

Spiffy's Pinterest Picks: Pecan Pie

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Pecans have always been a big deal in my family. At my grandparents' house in the Mississippi Delta there are giant pecan trees. I remember as a child my dad climbing the tall trees and shaking the branches. Then all us kids would run to gather up the pecans. Grandaddy would give us a little money for each bag of pecans we gathered. This is one of my favorite memories. My cousins and I had so much fun. This year my boyfriend is going to meet my Delta family for the first time at Thanksgiving and I am so excited. He happens to be a huge fan of pecan pie, so I'm sure we will be coming home with...

Headache Prevention

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I have suffered from migraine headaches since I was about 7 years old. I have been on different headache medications throughout my life and still have never been able to successfully treat the pain and agony. So today I have decided to look at 3 actions I can take weekly to prevent my headaches. I truly believe prevention is the best medicine. 1. Gerson Apple Carrot Juice If you have not seen " The Gerson Miracle " yet, please check it out. Dr Gerson was a brilliant physician who strongly believed in food as preventative and healing medication. One of his main recipes is a raw, cold pressed...

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