Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Getaway in Alabama

We have had a fantastic weekend! The sweetest couple from Colorada was here for a Getaway in Alabama. It is always fun to have guests from far away. It gives us a chance to here about places that we might never be able to go. They're hoping to return to Washington State in the near future. That is one place that I would really love to go. It sounds beautiful! Maybe one day we can. I would like to fly to Washington and then go across o VanCoover B.C. From there I would like to take the scenic train to Whistler. That would be a dream come true!

Just in case you would like to contribute to my dream, we are gladly accepting donations! LOL

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Company dinner meeting

We had a fantastic group of men out for a company dinner this evening. The menu was salad, roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls and pecan pie for dessert. Sure sounds like a man's meal to me!

Anytime your company needs a lunch or dinner prepared, give us a call and we will be happy to do it. We have a minimum of 15 and maximum of 50-60. Enjoy the privacy of Lollie O's (reception center) and not have to worry about being in a hurry to leave.

See you soon!
Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Facebook, Blogger and Trip Advisor, oh me...

Well, we have finally joined the social media frenzy of Facebook, Blogger and Trip Advisor. Much against my wishes, we have tackled the first 2 areas. I am so unsure about it that I hesitate to even tell you all. So, if you send me something on facebook, be patient, and I will figure out how to respond...eventually...maybe.

Join us on Facebook at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast and Lollie O's catering page. Become a fan and keep up with the happenings at Sweet Gum Bottom. Check out the new photos of events that we have had and see what's coming up.

Also, check out our reviews on Trip Advisor. Search Andalusia Alabama bed and breakfast or Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast and see what people are saying about us. If you hav stayed with us in the past, please feel free to go on and leave a review. We value your comments.

Stay tuneed as we post more information on our lastest endeavors!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Friday, January 22, 2010

Visit an Alabama Bed and Breakfast and go antique-ing

We have had a fantastic week of guests. Our friends from Bradenton, Florida have made their 8th year visit to Alabama. They found us online right after we opened and have been every year since then and twice some years. We love to see them! Paulene and I always catch up on the antique stores all over the area. This time we went to Milton. They have several antique malls, amongst my favorites is "Copper Possumn" and Allysse's. Wonderful, unique stuff! We had a blast!

The guys always go hunting! Gary has managed to bag a couple since he has been coming. No luck this year though...they escaped his sight. He was not happy when we shared our stories of how we ALWAYS see them right here or over there or when we go down this road... yeah...not happy bout that...

Anyway, we are excited about those who visit Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast and look forward to each and every time they come! We can't wait for YOU to get here!


Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bed and Breakfast Association of Alabama

I am so pumped up. We had our annual Bed and Breakfast Association of Alabama conference today and it was so much fun. We got to visit with all the other bed and breakfast owners across the state and catch up on a whole years worth of "stuff"! We had 1 very informative speaker and 1 very humerous and uplifting speaker, so we are primed and ready to put forth our best effort in 2010.

The Year of Alabama Small Towns & Downtowns is the theme of tourism for 2010. Alabama is hosting one big yearlong party. Come and experience the best of Alabama this year during the Year of Alabama Small Towns and Downtowns celebration.

The party starts when you get here!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Christy Lynn Photography

If you haven't heard, take a look at this. Christy Lynn Photography, LLC
www.christylynn.com/blog. She has photographed at Sweet Gum Bottom and does a fantastic job! In her blog you can see her senior portraits, weddings, families and a lot of other beautiful photos. I love the outdoor poses with real furniture. Love, love, love the red chair in the cotton field! So neat!

Check it out and if your in need of photography work, give her a call.

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Destination Weddings in Alabama

We are offering a discounted Destination Weddings in Alabama Package for the month of January and February. If you reserve a date for your wedding during these months you will receive a $400 discount on the Garden Wedding Package and $200 discount on the chapel package.

Your wedding may be any time during the year, but must be reserved during these months. Call or email us to set a time for you to come out and look around.

Dreams can come true at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Friday, January 8, 2010

Valentine Specials in Alabama

We are excited about our Valentine special for this year. It is always a special time at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast as love is always in the air here!

This year, whisk your love one away to Sweet Gum Bottom for a very romantic getaway. We are offering an overnight stay in the suite of your choice and a Valentine package that includes a romantic dinner for 2 and a private ballroom dance lesson. Dinner and dancing and no one will ever see you! How good is that! $135 plus the room of your choice.

Or if dancing is not in your future, how about a relaxing massage. Ah...how sweet it is. A one hour massage in your room for $89 or a 2 hour massage in your room for $135.

Check out our web site for other specials throughout the year. Call us today to reserve one for you!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Photos of Alabama Weddings

Photos of Alabama Weddings can be seen at www.brockandholly,shutterfly.com. We photographed their wedding and created a site for them to share with their friends. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Brock and Holly had a beautiful ceremony in the chapel at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast in Andalusia, Alabama. We wish you the very best and thank you for choosing us!

See you on your first anniversary!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New years wedding at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast



Brock Davis and Holly Johnson planned a new years wedding at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast. It was a very intimate and sweet ceremony. With close friends and family to share the beautiful occasion.

They arrived around 10:00am on the 2nd of January. After shooting some gorgeous photos, the couple made their way to the chapel. The bride entered the chapel to the traditional wedding march. It was a simple, yet beautiful, ceremony.

Following the wedding everyone was invited to the bed and breakfast for a reception. Cake and punch was served as the bride and groom visited with all of the guests.

If you would like to see their photos, click on www.brockandholly.shutterfly.com.

Soon back to the real world as husband and wife. Both will be in classes at Troy University. Good luck and best wishes for the future!


Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Friday, January 1, 2010

Weddings in Alabama 2010

Weddings in Alabama 2010 at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast are being booked early. We are looking forward to a wonderful year and anticipate many weddings this year.

We have a chapel wedding this saturday for Brick Davis and Holly Johnson. Friends and family will gather for the 11:00 ceremony with a reception to follow at the bed and breakfast.

Other upcoming events are Nicole king and Daniel King, Tiffanie Sorrells and Brandon Smith, Allison Jeffcoat and Josh Eubanks and many more.

Call today to schedule your chapel or garden wedding at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast, wedding chapel and reception center.

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers