Road Trip { a simpler life}

The girls and I took off today with my friend Monique and her two girls down Highway 280 to visit a friend of hers that she had not seen in like 20 years. They had a sweet little reunion, I made a new friend and our kids had a BLAST. I have to tell you, I got bitten by the farmhouse bug again while I was there. They have a sweet little house out in the country that sits in the middle of a beautiful piece of Alabama. We went on a hike, played in a creek, played with baby bunnies, learned how to harvest seeds and sat around and talked “life”. My kids actually unplugged from the TV and the iPods and played OUTSIDE. Can you believe it? They chased chickens, played with bunnies, played REAL card games,( no apps involved;) practiced their conversation skills and got a whole lot of exercise. Days like these make me long for a simpler life. All of the girls said that today was one of the most fun days they have had in a long time.

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We had a hard time resisting bringing one of these little guys home with us.

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My little one found a lambs ear on our hike. She could not get over how soft a leaf could be. Bless her heart, she was trying so hard to keep it so she could bring it home and show daddy, but by the end of our visit, it was shriveled up and torn into a few pieces from being in her pocket.

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And of course, you can’t go on a road trip without stopping at the best looking junk store on the side of the road. The girls are lucky I didn’t pile a bunch of treasures up on their laps for the drive home. I showed some restraint, but I will definitely be visiting this place again.

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AHHHH…….. I think I might be ready to trade in the mini van for a pick up truck and a tractor. Restore Interiors goes country? We shall see.


  1. I wish I had been at this little place today! I haven’t had a good shopping trip in a few weeks! Can you give us a hint where to find this one?

  2. I would love to live in a farmhouse in the country too. It’s what I dream of, perhaps someday. I live in Decatur so I’m sure that’s within driving distance of this little junk store. I know you’re busy but can you take a moment and share where this is. Thanks so much!

  3. I have been here before 🙂 small world. I want to go back 🙂

  4. Sharon graham says:

    One of my regular haunts too!

  5. What’s the name of this little junk store and where is it? Might have to go there if I’m in the area?

  6. I’m a country girl at heart. HAve never lived in “the city” and we prefer to drive 30 minutes to our jobs to stay out of the city. We don’t have a farmhouse, and just over an acre, but it’s quiet, we garden, spend lots of time outside, etc.

    So glad the girls were able to “unplug” – more of that is needed!!


  7. Ah, so much furniture in need of paint; so little time!

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