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Espresso Porter, Squid Ink, the Haunted Bookshop, Celebration, and Art

 I am always on a mission to find a fun new-to-me beer.  This weekend, I found this fun espresso porter from Palmetto Brewing Company at Squid Ink.  Squid Ink is a restaurant in downtown Mobile, Alabama.  It is a fun restaurant where you can sit outside or inside. We tried outside, but the wind came up and we ran inside. This is my ticket to T-day over at Elizabeth's Blog.  If you want to join us post something about a drink (movie, book, actual drink, poem, etc. - can be any type of drink). 

Allie (Alex) had a Queen Victoria - something with peach, cucumber, mint and other fun things.
We were celebrating Allie's new big girl car. 
And visiting the famous Haunted Bookshop....

Definitely worth the visit.  The people who work there know their books and can recommend something you will absolutely love.  I bought 7 books and a T-shirt.  Allie even bought a book.
Fit in some art this week too - mostly scrapbook pages.  This was my favorite as I adore that little trailer I got from Echo Park. This is a practice page - I am trying to come up with a few layouts a friend of mine can do at an upcoming scrapbook retreat. We agreed to host a few pages each.  The papers are Close to My Heart and the trees are Stamping Up!
Thanks for stopping by.  Work is getting much better so hopefully I can post and visit a bit more in the coming months.  




  1. Wow. This is a coffee, chocolate laden post, Nancy. Nice to see both Alex and Allie. It's been awhile since they visited us for T. Congrats on Allie's new car.

    Your scrapbook page is adorable with the little trailer. And of course, I'm ready for a chocolate laden s'more, too. But that beer sounds really lovely. I love espresso, so I was hooked just by the name of the beer.

    Thanks for sharing your two daughters, your drinks, the bookstore, and the scrapbook page with us for T this week. That is fabulous news that work is easing and you now have more free time to create art and join us each week.

  2. You sure always manage to find some fun beer. Even though I like beer, I would probably stick with the Queen Victoria - you know that I like "straight" beers. Your scrapbook page looks lovely - chocolate is definitely good!

  3. That bookshop looks like something that I would be interested in! 7 books! I hope you will share what you bought.
    Happy Tea Day,

  4. Oh, would I love to try that beer!
    And such a ...sorry to say, "cute" can, too!
    And cute... no, beautiful pics of your Allie.
    I have a trailer today, also. Oh, one day... this will be real!
    Happy T-Day and Hugz and cheers!

  5. Fun graphics on the beer can. I'd love to poke around the bookshop; oh, and to take a spin in the big girl car. Happy T Day

  6. OH I love the haunted bookshop Nancy, I wish I could visit. I had a look at the link and I could spend some happy hours in there for sure - and I love that the cat is called Mr Bingley! Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

  7. Hi Nancy! Is the bookshop really haunted??!! Cool name though anyway! Congrats on Alleys car and the restaurant called Squid Ink is a cool name too.. I love cool named places... Shows a bit of creativity!Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  8. Sounds like a fun time was had by all :) The haunted book shop is something I'd enjoy :) Happy T Tuesday!

  9. So with this original beer can, maybe even I would make an exception (but of course I would recycle the can ;-)). I usually avoid canned drinks because I know that the aluminum the cans are made of comes from the rainforest and therefore contributes massively to the destruction of the rainforest. But I might also opt for a Queen Victoria without a cucumber ;-D
    All the best from a place near Vienna / Austria
    Traude Rostrose (joining T Stands For Tuesday 🍷🥤🍻🥂🍹🥛)

  10. Nancy, I love that camper page! Thank you, Nancy, for all your encouraging comments on my Blog and SCS gallery. I always enjoy when you visit. Happy T Day1

  11. Now that looks like a book shop! Squid Ink sounds like a great name for a restaurant! Happy T day, Chrisx

  12. That beer looks interesting. I would definitely try that, just because of the name.
    Congratulations on Allie's car. It looks very posh (a Mercedes here is a prestigious car).
    That book shop looks really nice. Please tell us what you bought. I'm curious now.
    I haven't been in a book shop for many years. We will be going to England next week and I think I shall keep well away from bookshops as I would buy so much....
    I love your scrapbook page. That little trailer is so cute. They don't make them like that any more. Although some people still have a little one like that.
    A scrapbook retreat sounds great. Tell me more!
    Happy T-Day,

  13. I would really like to try this drink. Nice car and lovely art. I really like that trailer.

  14. This looks like another super beer Nancy, I don't know how you keep finding such interesting ones! A fabulous car and the bookshop sounds fun.
    A sweet scrapbook page, that trailer certainly is adorable.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  15. you always manage to find the best beers :) Love the card and OMG what a car she's got!!


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