Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail at Kelly Ingram Park – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail at Kelly Ingram Park

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park Along the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park memorializes the lives lost during the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15,…

Red Cat Coffee House – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

We left the house with plenty of coffee for the road, but our first official stop for Vacation Coffee was…

Random Birmingham – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

Our first stop off the Interstate for a coffee break and a few Bucket List Checks… Here are a few…

First State Down! Sweet Home Alabama! – Georgia/Alabama Border on I-20 – Waco, Georgia into Muscadine, Alabama – 11/30/2019

Ahhhh! Our first state border crossing on our 2019 Girls’ Trip West! We left Athens, GA about 8am or so,…

There is ALWAYS Something to be Thankful for… Happy Thanksgiving from Athens, Georgia – 11/28/2019

We celebrated Thanksgiving a day early in our house… Because sometimes life works out that way. But, before we joined…

A Little Hand-Made Athens Love at Opa Robby’s Market – Athens, Georgia – 11/27/2019

We try to shop at Opa Robby’s Market every week! The produce is awesome, the homemade food items are incredible……

Bread From RISE Baking Co – Athens, Georgia – 11/27/2019

Mmmm… RISE Baking Co out of Athens, Georgia makes THE most wonderful naturally leavened sourdough bread loaves! We first found…

A Late Night Walk Through Sparta – Sparta, Tennessee – 11/25/2019

We drive past Sparta, Tennessee several times a week on Highway 111 through Central Tennessee. However, tonight is the first…

The Coffee Collective – Sparta, Tennessee – 11/26/2019

We’ve been hitting the coffee scenes in Cookeville and Chattanooga pretty hard lately, so we decided to see what else…

Sweet AND Savory at Crepe & Creme – Cookeville, Tennessee – 11/25/2019

Yummm…. The only thing better than Boba Tea… Is Crepes and Boba Tea! Two tried and true Bubble Tea favorites……

SPGFAN Gift Guides: You’re Never Too Old to Color!

Adult Coloring is all the rage! And understandably so! In these hectic times, we all need a chance to turn…

A Gift From Above – Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway – Pickens, South Carolina

Just zooming along the highway, sun roof open, windows down… Mesmerized by the fall colors, wind whipping through our hair,…

Fall Foliage Hiking at Lake Jocassee – Devil’s Fork State Park – Salem, South Carolina – 11/19/2019

All the pretty colors! I don’t know why, but I can’t get enough of the blazing beauty of fall! All…

A Little Lakeside Fun – Lake Jocassee – Devil’s Fork State Park – Salem, South Carolina – 11/19/2019

In our quest to find more gems not too terribly far off our beaten path, we have discovered the stunning…

Fish Out of Water at the South Carolina I-85 Welcome Center – Fair Play, South Carolina – 11/19/2019

Fish Out of Water is a Community Art Exhibit based out of Anderson, South Carolina, featuring 35 Largemouth Bass Sculptures…

SPGFAN Gift Guides: Life’s a Garden! Dig It!

From the tiniest hands, to the nimblest fingers, Garden-Themed Toys are all the rage for creative kids! Toddler-Sized Gardening Tools,…

SPGFAN Gift Guides: A Steaming Hot Cup of Imagination!

If you love coffee as much as we do, maybe your crew needs a Pretend Coffee Pot or Espresso Machine…

SPGFAN Gift Guides: The Ultimate Guide to Gourmet Play Food Toys for YOUR Child’s Play Kitchen!

When stocking your child’s Stores, Markets, Shops, and Kitchens, there are LOTS of Play Food Choices! I mean, there is…

SPGFAN Gift Guides: Your Ultimate Guide to Pretend Groceries and Play Food Toys for YOUR Child’s Play Room!

This Page is a Work in Progress! More Ideas Updated Regularly! If you have a Grocery Store, Farmers Market, Kitchen…

SPGFAN Gift Guides: Shops and Stores!

Do you have a budding entrepreneur? Sharpen your tots’ sales skills with the coolest shops on the block! Creativity, imagination,…

The Irish Twin’s Momma – Parenting + Recipes + DIY

Ashley is a full-time working momma of “Irish twin” boys, a runner, and a foodie; and she’s always up for…

The Blessed Mama of 4 – Faith, Family, Fun

Come on over and meet Heather, The Blessed Mama of 4! She is passionate about sharing all things for the…

The Memories Travel – Making Memories Through Travel

Kara, Midwestern mom of 2, offers travel planning ideas and destination reviews and highlights to help you get the most…

QUIKLIST: National Park Units in Alphabetical Order

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Acadia National Park Adams National Historical Park African Burial Ground National Monument Agate Fossil…

The Heartland Mama – Life Lessons, Recipes, and More From a Small Town Mama

Lynn opens up to share her “Small Town Life” by telling stories of pregnancy and motherhood, and detailing lots of…

Partying with Twins

Twin Mom, Amanda, shares the joys, and even the overwhelm, of bringing not one, but two, tiny humans into this…

The Kent Krew

Amy, mother of 2, wants to share all the passions of her life with you! With a collection of articles…

Intentional Summer – Planned Fun for Kids

This blog is about all things summer, traveling with kids, lesson plans, chores, crafts, kid-friendly foods, outdoor activities and saving…

Kin Uplugged – All Things Family

Kin Uplugged – All Things Family Family is an incredible thing. Some we’re born into and others we choose. Either…

Adventures of Abby Girl – A Tell it Like it Is Kinda Blog

Adventures of Abby Girl! Whether riding a horse, hiking a trail, taking photos, or painting a masterpiece, Abby Girl is…

Parents Enlight – Happiness in Heart & Mind – Connected Living and Parenting with Viki de Lieme

Happiness in Heart & Mind Connected Living and Parenting with Viki de Lieme SPGFAN Says: Viki de Lieme brings a…

The Growing Creatives – A Childhood Rooted in Creativity

The Growing Creatives One of the most important aspects of childhood is learning to use your imagination. Where would we…

The Well and Balanced Mom

WHAT IS THE WELL AND BALANCED MOM? The Well and Balanced Mom is a site dedicated to YOU, Momma.​It’s a…

Waterfall Scrambling at Cane Creek Falls – Fall Creek Falls State Park – Spencer, Tennessee – 11/06/2019

It’s been a while since we’ve been rock or waterfall scrambling. I’ve been trying to plan a few waterfall destinations…

Theodore Roosevelt’s Pine Knot Cabin – Glendower, Virginia

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site – New York, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site – Buffalo, New York

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site – Oyster Bay, New York

Theodore Roosevelt National Park – Medora, North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt Island – Washington, D.C.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Keystone, South Dakota

William Howard Taft National Historic Site – Cincinnati, Ohio

Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Manse – Staunton, Virginia

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum – Staunton, Virginia

Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home – Augusta, Georgia

Woodrow Wilson House – Washington, D.C.

Warren G. Harding House – Marion, Ohio

Calvin Coolidge House – Northampton, Massachusetts

Coolidge Homestead at President Calvin Coolidge State Historical Site – Plymouth Notch, Vermont

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum – Northampton, Massachusetts

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site – West Branch, Iowa

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum – West Branch, Iowa

Lou Henry Hoover House (at Stanford University) – Stanford, California

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site – Hyde Park, New York

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum – Hyde Park, New York

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site – Hyde Park, New York

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House – Warm Springs, Georgia

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial – Washington, D.C.

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area – Hunters, Washington

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site – Independence, Missouri

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum – Independence, Missouri

Historic Truman Courthouse – Independence, Missouri

Clinton’s Soda Fountain – Independence, Missouri

Eisenhower National Historic Site – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania