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Family Travels: Sam & Greg's Pizzeria & Gelateria Huntsville, AL

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If you are cruising downtown Huntsville Alabama, and starting to get hungry, Sam & Greg's is the place to go. They're serving up fresh hot pizza and homemade gelato! 
 
" North Side of the Courthouse Square in Huntsville, AL. Our building has been here since the early 1800's as part of Huntsville's original Courthouse square. It has been a general store, a ladies dress shop, a gallery, and finally a coffee shop." - Sam & Greg's

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Sam & Greg's is one of those places where you can appreciate the quirkiness of the decor, and the atmosphere of a trendy espresso shop. Did I mention they also serve up fresh pizza here? 

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Gelato Counter 

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Pizza's start with a hand tossed crust for the kiddos, then sauce  and cheese are added and baked. The fun part? They deliver up the toppings ala cart style ad the kids "create" their own pizza. Our boys seemed to think it was the best thing ever at a pizza restaurant. 
 
We dove into our adult pizza that included all of the topics baked right in. The pizza was good and hot and satisfied our hungry bellies. I felt the sauce could have used a little more seasoning but over all, not a bad pie. 
 
Afterwards we ordered up some delicious smooth and creamy homemade gelato made with local farm fresh fruits. 
 
If you're in Huntsville, be sure to stop by and check out Sam & Greg's we give this a thumbs up for Family Friendly Travel
 
119 Northside Square  Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 533-9030

Leading Lady Boutique: Nursing Cami

You may remember Leading Lady Boutique from our virtual baby shower a few months ago. Well I'm back to give you the full review of the Nursing Cami that Leading Lady Boutique provided for me during the baby shower.

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Now that I'm traveling out a bit more with baby girl, I'm trying to get the hang of nursing a wee one while out and about again. My plan is to go as long as possible and nurse until she's ready to stop (also known as Baby Led Weaning). Of course, that topic is for another day, but the importance of convenient nursing clothing will help me in achieving this goal for her and myself. 

 The cami features a built in bra and adjustable straps. The straps also feature an easy snap/unsnap access for quick nursing. It is made of soft and stretchy material for full coverage of my tummy, while nursing. I think this cami will be ideal in winter months when I can layer a sweater over top. The nursing cami has truly come in handy and I'm already looking to purchase more of them in different colors. 

A special thank you to Leading Lady Boutique for providing their nursing cami for my review. 

 

Truth in Review: The above product was provided free of charge for our review. We were not paid for any content in our review and the review is that of our personal opinions. - Gabreial Wyatt, Editor. Visit our Disclaimer/Disclosure Page for more info.


The Daily Swank: Housing Authority: Vintage Blue

How about a little vintage blue for your Tuesday? All of these swanky finds are from the Housing Authority: Vintage Home shop. 

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Be sure to check out all of their markdowns as well. It looks like Etsy unveiled a new feature so sellers can easily mark items on sale. I love a good deal, don't you? 


Family Friendly Destinations/Teach Me: Adventure Science Center Nashville, TN


Adventure Science Center

800 Fort Negley Boulevard  Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 862-5160

A couple of months ago, a fellow homeschool mom and friend of ours took us on a road trip with them to visit family in Huntsville, AL. On the way, we decided to take a pit stop in Nashville, TN to visit the Adventure Science Center with our kiddos.

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I've learned a lot from my friend about being frugal and one of those things is being sure to take advantage of science center's when you're on vacation. If you already belong to one science center, 9 times out of 10 you'll be able to take advantage of the reciprocal museum program and get into the science centers for free! Who doesn't like free, right. As an added bonus the kids think they're getting a day off from school, but they're learning the whole time! There is a lot to see and explore while you're there, and we suggest 3-5 hours to see everything (not including the planetarium) .

How does it rate? 1-5 ★ Rating Scale

4.5 ★'s 10 Year Old Boy

5 ★'s  Year Old Boy

Highs for them:

 - Huge Tower of science. 

 - A lot of room to get exercise while visiting all the exhibits in the adventure tower. 

 - Lots of things to climb on, through and a 3 story slide! 

 - Space/Moon Walk

 - Star Tunnel

 - Space Exhibit

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Lows for them:

 - There could have been some outside exhibits.

 - Missing outdoor/nature exhibits

 

Highs for me:

 - Lots of hands on activities to keep two energetic boys very busy for hours.

 - A lot of science jam packed into the center including, space, earth science, sound and light, air and space, health, creativity and innovation, energy and more.

 - On location restaurant (Subway, at the time of our visit, although we didn't get to eat there as they closed before we left)

 - FREE with the reciprocal museum program

 - Comfortable seating for parents while kids explore for hours. 

 - The kids had a blast

 - I also enjoyed the slide, even while pregnant! 

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Lows for me:

 - A couple of the exhibits needed to be updated just a bit as far as the general wear and tear of them.

 - A few of the exhibits were missing clear instructions on what to do to to make the exhibit work.  

 

All in all it was a fabulous science center. Our family suggests that you check it out the next time you're in Nashville. 

 

Helpful Links: 

Adventure Science Center

Reciprocal Science Center Listings

 

We were not paid for any portion of this review/feature. All opinions are our own. Have fun! 


Vintage Fashion Forward: Shameless Shoes

Back in the day when I wasn't running here and there with three children in tow, you may have found me in a pair of heels. Now, my comfort level is top priority, well accept for date night.Yeah, there is always date night for swanky shoes like these "shameless" ones from CoutureArabesque

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Through the Lens: August

{ Through the Lens } { Independent Photography }

 { Inspired by the Months }

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When I came across the fine art photography from GoldenSection, I knew I had to show you one of her gorgeous photo calendar photos. They are so much fun, and would make a great gift. A new piece of art for each month! 

Visit GoldenSection for this August print and many other beautiful images. 

 


Organic & Whole Living: Vegan Cold Process Handmade Soaps

Call me weird but I find handmade artisan soaps to be very art like. Afterall it is a skill and a process to create beautiful handmade soaps. Today, I'd like to introduce you to PrunellaSoap. Handmade, Vegan & Organic Soap from Portland, Oregon. 

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Top Left: Lavender Vanilla Soap Sticks. What a clever idea for traveling. A soap stick is just the right amount of soap for one time use, perfect for camping and travel if you're sensitive to commercial made soaps. 

Bottom Left: Peppermint Poppy. Sounds very refreshing! 

Top Right: A Sample of Guest Bars 

Bottom Right: Perfect for gift giving, soap favors! 

 

Go Shop> prunellasoap 


Through the Lens: Butterflies & Humming Birds

{ Through the Lens } { Independent Photography }

 { Inspired by Butterflies & Birds }

 

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These little guys seem to show up around here, just when you need a smile. Do you have humming birds where you are? They are really fun to watch. 

 

Find these prints and more beautiful photography from Mike & Kathy at StrongylosPhoto

All images © 2011 StrongylosPhoto