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  • Writer's pictureCharlsie Pecoraro

Football, Family and Hopefully... Fall Weather!

Football is a way of life in the south and Mobile, Alabama is consumed with their favorite teams! As I ride through our West Mobile neighborhood I see flags of allegiance posted outside front doors. There are even a couple of "house divided" homes rooting for BAMA and Auburn University.

About an hour prior to any University of Alabama game, the street leading to our cul-de-sac fills up with fans gathering at the home of one of my neighbors. Yes, it is sort of annoying to have our spacious street narrowed down to a tight one-lane, however when I think about the memories being made, it is a small price to pay. Football, great food and family are the ingredients needed to create some lifelong memories in the south!

September 21st marks the first day of fall! I am welcoming even the smallest signs of cool weather, considering the sweltering heatwave we have been enduring. Folks are beginning to decorate their from porches with mums & pumpkins. One of our trees is beginning to drop her leaves. The grapefruit & satsumas are getting bigger by the day. This year promises a bumper crop.

Our friends at Crimson Blue Boutique have started putting out beautiful fall clothes, so be sure to check them out! Ladies, there are some gorgeous autumn inspired hues on the shelves at Hope's West Mobile location.

Brooke Goff, owner of Domke Market is collaborating with AR Workshop for an event on the 15th called DIY & Wine with Domke Market! Click here for all the details and learn how to sign up! Spaces go quickly for these fun events!

Hopefully all of you caught Meredith Simmerman's Facebook video (click here to view) announcing some exciting details on how Reney's Honey Butter at The Cottage is going to give back to the community! We are looking forward to Food Truck Friday's at her place! Let's go out and support her community tie-in this week! Some of us have a standing "coffee date" there every Friday morning! You are welcome to join in at the big community table!


This week you will have the opportunity to hear from David Carpenter, a professional motivational speaker and owner of Upspyre. He will be the special guest orator at the Semmes Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, September 11th.

The deadline to RSVP to Donna at the Semmes Chamber of Commerce office is Monday, September 9th by 2:00PM. You can call her at (251) 660-4808.

The event will be held at Pathway Church Student Center, 7200 Moffett Road. The meeting begins at 11:45AM. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for guests.

I hope to see you there!


The newest member of Meet da' Boss is Loblolly Farm, owned by Alabama native, Dulari Smith and her husband Gary! This sprawling event venue is located in Semmes, Alabama and is the ideal setting for your next family reunion, birthday party or corporate team building retreat. You'll be able to read all about this family owned property on, later this week!

Their next public event is Abby Fair on October 5th from 10AM-4PM. It is an arts & crafts exhibition featuring local artisans, on the grounds of the property! There will be attractions for your children. Admission is Free!

Click here for the details!


Dr. Andy Wood is kicking off an 8-week training entitled Lifevesting: Cultivate a life of Abundance, Impact & Freedom.

If you are interested in embarking on this self- discovery adventure with fellow entrepreneurs click here to learn how to sign up!

Space is limited so pre-register today if you are inspired to join! Andy will get in touch with you to complete your registration!


I spent the majority of this weekend "catching up" from the short week we enjoyed due to Labor Day. Please go out and have a wonderful time with your friends & family. Remember to shop local when you can! ~Charlsie

"When you buy from a local business, an actual person does a little happy dance."


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