Page and Palette

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The Page and Palette, in Fairhope, Alabama, is one of those bookstores that has managed to not only stay alive but thrive in the midst of all of the big box chain bookstores.  When you walk into Page and Palette, you are welcomed with the smell of books and coffee from the small adjoining cafe.  I loved the stacks and stacks of books found on shelves, tables, and carts. 

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Despite the fact that it was a Tuesday morning, the place was packed with shoppers and people stopping by the cafe.  Page and Palette holds book signings for authors of all different genres.  Mark Childress had recently been in town for a signing.

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Although the teen section didn’t have any chairs, it calls out to you to grab one of the brightly colored, glossy books to flip through while sitting on the floor. 

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I love the books stacked on top of the shelves!

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The Page and Palette is located at 32 South Section Street in Fairhope, Alabama.

Thank you to Debbie at Delicious Baby for hosting Photo Friday!

Fairhope Alpacas – Fairhope, Alabama

PhotobucketThis week, for the first time, I am participating in You Capture over at I Should Be Folding Laundry.  The theme for this week is the feeling of fall.  Hmmmm…well, just this week did the thermometer drop below 90 degrees (we spent one weekend day at a water park all day!); however, when I think of fall I think of farm visits. 

Did you know that this past weekend was National Alpaca Farm Day?  We made the short drive to Fairhope Alpacas for a visit to the alpaca farm.  I am so glad that we did!  We saw so many beautiful alpacas and the owners were so friendly and welcoming to all of the farm visitors.  My children thought the alpacas were hilarious but “stinky”.  We spent some time watching a very cool spinning demonstration and couldn’t get over how soft and beautifully colored the yarn was.  Even if you missed Alpaca Farm Days, you can still visit the alpaca farm.  Email the owners to set up a visit!  Not going to be in the Gulf Coast area soon?  Check out the National Alpaca Directory to find a farm near you.

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You can find Katy and her alpacas at her blog (Yay!  A fellow blogger!), Alpaca Farm Girl or on Twitter as @alpacafarmgirl.  I wish I had a chance to meet Katy while we were there but she was very busy with all of her guests!  Hopefully we will make it to their next open house!

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The alpacas were so curious about all of their visitors!  When we went from one end of the barn to the other or when we wander outside, they constantly followed us!

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