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So, this little gem sits right in the heart of the bustling city of Elberta.  A drive for some, but for us, it is about 6.5 minutes away…:)

Trust me…it is well worth the drive…

Oh, and by the way, on our way to this, our most beloved little lunch spot, there is always the laughs and astonishment we enjoy passing by this house/yard…

Yes, what you see is correct, it is a camel.  You thought camels only lived in Egypt…well so did I…apparently they live in the front yard of this Elberta resident as well…

Anyways,  I know there are many country/down-home cooking restaurants around our area…but the Roadkill Cafe is one of the best…Their cornbread is by far the best I’ve ever had in my life, and I keep imagining in my head what would happen if I asked the large man at the register (the owner who is probably the biggest Alabama fan in the world) for the recipe…what he would say…

Probably something like…”What are you, an Auburn fan????!!! Heck no, you cant have my recipe!!!! Get out of here!!!!”…

Maybe not…

 The place looks like it should be in the heart of Tuscaloosa…

This is the artwork out front…Daniel and I cant really figure out the marketing strategy behind the name or the lovely storefront art…we dont understand it……

But we do understand this…

Pumpkin understands it too…

If, you have never been there…do yourself a favor and go experience the best country cooking  around…just dont wear any Auburn attire…:)…

Have a delicious weekend!!!!

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So, I am beginning to, every so often, write about something that is completely out of the box.  It may be music, art, books, people….something so totally opposite of boring and normal….all things creative and bold…

And in this first, ever so special blog entry I wanted to talk about photography…

I have always been quite the critic of photographers…I can be sort of critical and cynical over artistic things…photography, music, art, ect….I’m not sure why… I’m not saying its ok that I have that attitude and it is something I’m working on…

From todays title it is needless to say that I am not a fan of traditional photography…thats ok to say right?…You know the type….You walk by the photography studio window and there in a humongous golden frame is the little girl in her sunday best sitting politely in a chair holding a bunny….very sweet….

And then beside that photo there is another large photo of a family on the beach wearing their crisp white shirts and blue jeans with their half-grins and stiff poses…Can we please find another photo trend pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!!!! 

Just not my style…

So, enough knocking…

Meet Erin Creel of Erin Creel Photography…

Her work is extraordinary…and maybe I love it because I’m artsy too and I love artsy stuff a little more than the next guy…girl…She loves what she does and it permeates every one of her pictures.  She is always creating new and imaginative ways to capture people, places, objects…mostly though its sweet little babies and youngins…

See, in my opinion, anyone can take a picture…but it takes an artist to make it into something more…

An image that speaks volumes…a moment that captures something truer…something very real…

I wish I could post a thousand more of her photographs because they are all stunning and even poignant.

Erin will be the first to tell you that God gave her this talent and it is completely from Him…from His hand…

I love seeing pieces of His creativity and artistry brought out passionately in another person…And Erin is certainly showing off His handiwork…His children…the apples of His eye in such lovely and rather magical ways…

Keep it up girl! You are an inspiration!

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