Living Well

Father’s Day Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but shopping for a Father’s Day gift can be somewhat of a challenge for me.

The dads in my family never seem to ask for much and that can sometimes be hard when trying to find a gift.

I can always give the classics like a tie, a garden tool, or an iTunes gift card.  But this year I want to give a more unexpected gift that they really wouldn’t buy themselves.

In my quest to find some creative gift ideas,  I’ve put together a list of suggestions that I think will help turn your father’s Father’s Day into more than just another day.


Club W

Club W is the best way to get acquainted with cool quality wines.  Based on a palate profile test completed at sign-up, the Club makes personal recommendations that are  home-delivered for tasting.


Jawbone UP

UP® is a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. The wristband tracks your movement and sleep in the background. The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward.

“Smokin” Recipes

From the time he was old enough to stoke a pit, Mixon learned the art of barbecue at his father’s side. He grew up to expand his parent’s sauce business, Jack’s Old South, and in the process became the leader in competitive barbecue. After three world championships and more than 180 grand championships, he is now the breakout star of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters.

Barons Baseball Tickets

The Barons take on the Montgomery Biscuits at 3:00 Sunday. What better way to honor your dad than to spend time together as a family at the ballpark?

Backup Iphone Battery

Ever since Spring Break 2013, this accessory has become one we’re addicted to in our family.  This backup battery goes everywhere, and it’s a great way to recharge on the go.

I hope these ideas help you find the perfect gift for your father.

Have a great day, everyone!


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Happy Father’s Day to Some of the Best Dads I Know

My husband, daughters, and I met my family at my parent’s cabin to celebrate Father’s Day.  I am one of five children, so to arrange for all of us to be in the same place at the same time, is not always an easy feat.

on the way there
only 30 minutes outside of birmingham but feels like a million miles away


We lounged around

and swam.

even though the water was muddy


We made homemade ice cream.

We danced and sang

and hung by our toes.

We played with our cousins

as well as with our siblings.

two of my girls


 Happy Father’s Day, not only to my sweet dad,

my dad with my nephew


and to some of the other dads in my family,

but to the fathers in your family as well.