This is it. This is me digging down to my deep southern roots. Alright, I know I don't have any southern roots...but ever since I moved to South Carolina 4 months ago I like to pretend like I am a southerner. I am a total wannabe, a phony, a fake, an impostor...but that's OK, these people here are so friendly they don't seem to mind. There are even times when we are at a store or somewhere and I am confessing that I am really a California girl, born and raised...41 years on the west coast..yadda, yadda, yadda but then I will hit them with a 'shoot, I just love everything y'all do, I mean I ain't never lived somewhere so beautiful' and they just stand there looking at me like 'huh, wonder where that southern accent came from'.
This here blog is going to be where I come to use my best twang, talk about all things Carolina and share with you all the stories of our lives. Oh and maybe talk about my etsy business and any upcoming craft fairs I will be participating in. I hope you enjoy it.
One of the first things we learned when we moved here is that southerners take their food real serious. I mean like as serious as Italians take their food, and I happen to have some insight on that since I happen to be half Italian. Of course we want to fit in so as much as it pains us to try all this delicious, high caloric southern fare we are doing our best to eat our way through Greenville...one BBQ joint and restaurant at a time. Last week my husband and girls were out and about running errands while I was at home churning butter and taking care of the livestock...just kidding I ain't the Pioneer Woman or anything (although I wish I was, shoot that lady's got her own show on HGTV now) anyway I called my husband and asked him to pick up some lunch and bring it home. We had driven past this particular BBQ place hundreds of times and kept meaning to try it so I told him to pick up some food from there. Well friends I am here to tell you that one pork sandwich later and we were/are convinced we found the best barbecue in Greenville. It's a little place called Big Al's. It's just the cutest little building built to look like a barn. Well, here I will just show you-