While it used to be the foundation of most economies, bartering has become fairly outdated in recent decades, particularly in the states. With many incomes slowing down, the practice is gaining traction. Check out the details + learn how to barter in Bham.Continue reading “Do you have the goods? Bartering is making a comeback in Birmingham”
Just about the only thing, we CAN do right now is go outside—at least it’s spring. However, not everyone is able to travel to Birmingham’s beautiful state parks in response to COVID-19 precautions. Luckily, they’ve worked hard to bring the park to you with virtual resources like park tours, online animal encounters and more.Continue reading “Alabama State Parks are going virtual—why it’s awesome”
Our local nonprofits need our help, Birmingham. We’re making it easy. Check back once a week and see who we’re spotlighting—we’ll be adding more nonprofits as the COVID-19 response continues. Learn how you can be a part of important work serving our community.Continue reading “Birmingham nonprofit spotlight—here’s how you can help today”
Having a cat or two while working from home can be a bit of a challenge. To make sure your workflow keeps…well…flowing, here are six things I’ve learned about working from home with cats.Read more
When it rains it pours, especially in Alabama. But, when the sun shines again, make sure you take advantage of those beautiful spring days at one of these Birmingham outdoor classes.Continue reading “Spring hikes, classes + more at Birmingham nature spots”
Grumpy cats are a favorite in the world of the internet. We found Birmingham’s 7 grumpiest cats—the best news? They’re all adorable and adoptable. Read on to meet them and to find out how you could win $100 to the animal rights nonprofit of your choice!Continue reading “Do you have Birmingham’s grumpiest cat? You could win $100 for charity.”
Birmingham is full of spectacular libraries—each with a jam-packed calendar of exciting events. Keep reading for your guide to library events happening around the Magic City in March.Continue reading “Your March guide to library events happening in Birmingham”
Cats, coffee and—yoga? Gatos and Beans, Alabama’s only cat café, is bringing the cuddles to Avondale. Check it out!Continue reading “Gatos and Beans cat café is purrrfect, and we’re not kitten”
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Salamanders. Newts. Fire Lizards. No matter what you call them, it’s time to celebrate these short-legged, sleek-bodied, long-tailed amphibians during the Salamander Festival on Saturday, January 25 at Shades Valley Community Church in Birmingham.Continue reading “Discover local Birmingham critters at the 16th annual Salamander Festival on Jan. 25”
If you’ve tuned in to the news or internet lately, you’ve probably seen the terrible fires that have been ravaging Australia. Although it seems that some coverage has slacked off, the crisis is far from over. Here’s how you can help right here in Birmingham.Continue reading “Want to help Australian wildlife? Here’s how to do it in Birmingham”
New year, new pup! If you’re considering bringing a new furry friend into your home, rescuing an animal in Alabama is a wonderful way to do it. One misconception about becoming a rescue dog parent is that you can’t choose that one breed you really love. These breed-specific rescue organizations prove that idea wrong.Continue reading “Adopt, don’t shop! Rescue pups by breed in Alabama”
Excuse me while I geek out about Alabama geology but there was a major discovery in southern Alabama. Scientists found a new species of fossil shark! You’ll be able to check out this new discovery for yourself at McWane Science Center in early 2020.Continue reading “Meet the new ancient shark species found in southern Alabama”
Want a Baby Yoda of your very own, do you? Today is your lucky day.
Baby Yoda has taken the internet by storm, and we. can’t. get. enough. If you’re in the same boat, check out these 10 adoptable pets in the Birmingham area who bear a resemblance to our favorite little green dude. The best news? They’re all looking for a “furever” home!
BONUS: After you feast your eyes on these babies, share your own. We’re giving $100 in honor of Birmingham’s best. Find out how.Continue reading “Found! 10 Baby Yoda lookalikes in Birmingham. Share yours and support a local nonprofit”