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  • Writer's pictureCharlsie Pecoraro

Rainy Days! Things to Do on the Coast this Week! New to YouTube! Pet Grooming & More!

My neighbor and I take daily walks around our neighborhood every evening. Lately we've been dodging major thunder (and lightening) storms plaguing our area along the Gulf Coast. Our yards are soaking up the moisture and my plants are loving it!

Did you know that humans love the smell of rain, a delicious medley of aromas known collectively as “petrichor?” But where does that smell come from? According to an email I got from Interesting Facts, when rain hits porous soil and rocks after a long dry spell, small bacteria called actinobacteria (primarily Streptomyces species) release earthy-smelling organic compounds known as geosmin (a type of alcohol) into the air and into our nostrils. Plants also secrete oils during dry spells that then release odors when it rains. Human noses are highly sensitive to this mixture of smells and can sniff it out better than a shark can smell blood in the sea.

So when someone says they can smell rain, they aren't kidding!

Did you know that Daphne, Alabama ranks #1 for the most annual rainfall in Alabama averaging 67.7 inches? It is tied with Spanish Fort and Fairhope for this honor. Mobile ranks 12th in the state with 66.3 inches per year on average. Grab your umbrellas, y'all...we get more rain here than Seattle, Washington!


Things to Do this Weekend on the Gulf Coast!

Last month, this fun event was rained out...we've got our fingers crossed for this new happening in West Mobile! Make plans to attend at RedBar Espresso & Market this Saturday, May 20th.

Get your fresh produce this weekend at Market in the Park on Saturday morning! Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile is where it is happening!

Are you looking for a fun time with live entertainment? The Hangout has got you covered this weekend. Click here to see who's performing in Gulf Shores!

Bellingrath Gardens & Home is in bloom right now so it is the perfect time to visit. This is one of the top 3 destinations to visit in our area. Have you ever toured the house? It is an amazing collection of antiques and history and well worth visiting.

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road

Theodore, AL 36582


Open daily from 8AM - 5PM

Ticket information - click here.

Memorial Day Discount for Veterans!!!

A 50% discount on Gardens-only tickets is offered to military personnel and their immediate families on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.


Look Who is on YouTube!

Meet da' Boss Partner, Houston Horne, owner of Handy Guys Moving has started a new YouTube channel @handyguysmoving. Check out his first video by clicking here.

Houston and his team are celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year! Are you facing a relocation of your home or office? Let Handy Guys Moving take the stress out of your next move. Call 251-366-4897 for a free quote.


Benefits to Walking!

Walking is one form of exercise that most people can participate in. I encourage all of you to find a friend in your neighborhood and start your journey! My friend and I "solve" all of the world's problems on our daily evening stroll. LOL!

Look at the benefits you will enjoy just by grabbing your tennis shoes and walking often. The heart health factor alone is enough to convince me to hit the pavement. What excites you about taking on this easy commitment?

Walking tip: Trekking poles really help with balance and are an inexpensive investment. We ordered ours from Costco. Click here to check them out.


Pet Grooming for the Summer Months!

May has been an indicator of just how hot our summer might end up being. Your pets will appreciate being groomed on a regular basis over the next few sweltering months. Apollo's Paws is the only place I take the "boss dogs" and they love Rebecca and the entire team.

Did you know they offer dog grooming, nail trimming, cat grooming, aviary grooming and even exotic grooming? This pet spa has got all of your animal's beauty needs taken care of!

Ready to book an appointment? Visit the website at

6001-E Grelot Road Mobile, AL.



Mobile Marble has New Showroom Hours!

Ryan Lindsey, David Lindsey & Mike Waldo

Mobile Marble Company is celebrating 50 Years of being in business! WOW!!! This family owned and operated business has been creating beautiful bathrooms for clients for 5 decades! They have rolled out new office hours and want everyone to know.

Monday - Thursday 8AM-4PM Closed for lunch Noon-1PM Friday - 8AM-Noon

David Lindsey and his staff prefer customers to make showroom appointments. Call 251-344-6272 to schedule your time with these talented folks!


Have a great weekend and an awesome week! ~ Charlsie


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