Three Beautiful Alabama Waterfalls Road Trip

As much as I love living along the Gulf Coast, it is wonderful to take the opportunity every now and then to explore more of our beautiful state. This weekend, my aunt and I decided take my Transit Connect van to check out a few of the many waterfalls that are so abundant in Alabama …

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

Emily and I spent the morning in Moss Point, MS at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center buying native species plants, admiring the hummingbirds and taking in the trails and nature center. We especially enjoyed the trail down to the boat launch and plan to come back on a kayaking trip in the near future. You …

My New 2020 Ford Transit Connect Van

Back in August, I traded in my seven-year-old Ford Escape for a brand new Ford Transit Connect Van. I really want to do a lot more weekend road trips and local photo/art adventures. A van will give me the room I need to haul materials, have a mobile office, and camp out overnight saving money …

Mardi Gras Masks, Mandalas, and More Adult Coloring Book Celebrating Carnival Season on the Gulf Coast

Mardi Gras is a big deal along the Gulf Coast from Pensacola west to New Orleans. Here in the US, the tradition arrived in 1699 with the LeMoyne brothers, Iberville and Bienville as they and their crew set out to settle and defend France’s claim in the new world. The first real celebrations started in …

Rat Rods and Vintage Cars Coloring Book

Back in March, I was invited to be the photographer at a local Mardi Gras Parade for the Fowl River society the Order of the Rolling River. It was a last minute assignment as their previously hired photographer had become ill and was unable to do the event. In addition to the parade floats, there …

New WebHosting Provider

After numerous issues with the Bluehost account I used for years with this domain, I have transferred my domain name to GoDaddy. It looked for a minute like my posts would migrate, but they didn’t, so I’m just starting from here.

Welcome to My Alabama Gulf Coast Living Blog

This website grew out of my love for Alabama gulf coast living- the people, places and things that have influenced me throughout my life. In addition to my love of writing, I enjoy taking my dog and my camera and photographing the Gulf Coast. I am a country girl at heart and nourish my hunger …

Goldenrod Flowers

Once the State Flower of Alabama Are goldenrods weeds? You decide for yourself. I’m always delighted by the golden glow of autumn while driving around the coast to my favorite haunts this time of the year. The goldenrod flowers here in South Mobile County, Bayou La Batre, AL, and Coden, AL, really put on a …

prepping pets for hurricane season

Prepping Pets for Hurricane Season

June through November is hurricane season here on the Gulf Coast. If you’ve lived here for any amount of time, you know how important it is to always be ready for the unexpected when it comes to storm season. Don’t forget to include plans for your pets when making your preparations. Prepping pets will give …

benefits of eating shrimp

Benefits of Eating Shrimp

Shrimp Increases Healthy Cholesterol Despite the fact that there 166 mg of cholesterol in a 3 oz. serving of shrimp, recent studies have shown that there are many benefits of eating shrimp. It appears that consuming shrimp will increase your LDL cholesterol, which is the type of cholesterol you want to reduce if you are …