I am a native of Heflin, Alabama and I savor all that small town, Southern life has to offer.  I am a lifelong Methodist and love the

 "Open Hearts, Open doors, Open Minds" philosophy of 

The United Methodist Church because I truly believe

"Y'all" means "ALL"!
I am an overprotective Mother, expert furniture re-arranger, wanna-be philanthropist, etiquette enthusiast, hopeless dog lover and a loyal admirer of beautiful interior design.

An admitted fabric hoarder, I am constantly recovering some piece of furniture or hanging new drapes somewhere in my house. 

Mary Alayne B. Long

Mother ~ Housewife ~ Writer 

My husband Rick and I have two children, Jake and Sadie Sue. We share a home with four dogs-Otis, Bear, Dixie and Molly & two cats-Katrina and Oliver. We all live a fun, fast paced and unpredictable life in

The Heart of Dixie. 

I love to write and I truly enjoy coming up with stories that will give you something to laugh about and something to think about.  I am a regular contributor at Good Grit Magazine as well as the  Laurel Mercantile Journal  and my first book; A Mother's Prayers for her High School Son is available

 at Amazon.com and wherever books are sold. 

​My cookbook; Stirring Up Trouble: Good Food, Good Friends & Good Times with The Alabama Housewife