Good Day Alabama: Oct. 22, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Oct. 22, 2015

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

SHERMAN WILLIAMS - Former University of Alabama and Dallas Cowboys football star, Sherman Williams, from Prichard, Alabama, debuts his inspirational autobiography "The Crimson Cowboy". The Crimson Cowboy chronicles Sherman's life from his early years to being recruited by the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide and ultimately being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. Expect to read a story of a gifted athlete who achieved incredible heights only to choose poorly and face extreme hardship from self-inflicted wounds once his professional sports career ended. Williams is the Founder and President of the Palmer- Williams Group -PWG, a 501c 3 non-profit organization. PWG was created to provide youth development programs to assist and guide disadvantaged youth to overcome interpersonal obstacles, embrace family values and encourage education while avoiding life's pitfalls. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Palmer- Williams Group.

PET OF THE WEEK - Tricia Preston with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Melanie. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call 205-942-1211 or visit

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh took us to an amazing home being auctioned by DeCaro Luxury Auctions on October 31. It's the largest estate in Alabama located at 7 Montagel Way. It includes a 15-bedroom, 16 full and 6 half-bathroom mansion in the Shoal Creek community of Birmingham. The sprawling, 27-acre property features a horse riding arena, private pastures and direct access to several miles of riding trails in the Appalachian Mountains. At the property's grand entrance, a divided stone driveway is surrounded by lush landscaping and a center fountain, designed in the shape of a guitar. The home's double French doors open to an impressive foyer with dual winding staircases, a custom-painted ceiling mural and a crystal chandelier. Past the foyer, the estate's great room features two-story ceilings, Venetian chandeliers, custom paintings, a fireplace, arched floor-to-ceiling windows and herringbone tiled flooring. The home's main gourmet kitchen features Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, a large center island and an attached eat-in nook. On the first floor, separate his and her master wings each have a bedroom, a bathroom with custom Sherle Wagner hardware, a walk-in closet and a sitting room. The estate additionally features a screening room with a 170-inch screen, theater-style seating for 25 people and an authentic box-office; a commercial-grade elevator; a wine cellar with shelving for 2,000 bottles; a fully-equipped exercise room; and a game room. At the rear of the home, a large round pool has a Jacuzzi with a waterfall, as well as dual cabanas connected by a covered walkway. The estate's horse riding arena sits directly behind the pool area and contains two grass pastures and a six-stall barn, complete with an 800-square-foot loft apartment with a full bathroom and kitchen. Also located behind the home, a separate 3,000-square-foot, two bedroom, two bathroom guest house is complete with two home offices, a workshop and an oversized two car garage. An attached 9-door garage also has parking for 12 cars in the main home.  Located just 30 minutes from downtown Birmingham and the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Shoal Creek is an exclusive community with several lakes for kayaking and canoeing. Also within the community is an award-winning, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club. The club has hosted several PGA events and will host the 2018 U.S. Women's Open. 7 Montagel Way is open for prospective buyers to view this Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The last scheduled open house will be held the day before the auction on Friday, October 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional private tours are also available by calling DeCaro Luxury Auctions at 1.800.332.3767.

GLUTEN FREE COOKING - Linda Carman introduced us to the new Martha White gluten free mixes. She made a hearty main dish recipe using the cornbread mix - the Gluten Free* Southern Sausage Supper. She also shared some Gluten Free Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars with us shared the recipe with us.

BELK PRIVATE SHOPPING - The Pink Private Shopping Night at Belk at The Summit is on Sunday from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the event itself. The event features door prizes, food, beverages, great shopping deals. All funds raised through ticket sales go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, funding breast cancer research right here in Alabama. The goal of the event is to drive ticket sales to raise more money for research! For tickets or more information, visit

WOMEN & BUSINESS - Christy Wright, Business and Life Coach and Speaker with Ramsey Solutions talked with Janice about busy women in business and at home. She discussed Life Balance and ways to build a business and still have time for your family. She says you should schedule your priorities, ask for help, and protect your priorities. For more information, visit or find her on social media at @christybwright on Twitter and on Facebook. Next week she teaches us 5 questions to ask when starting a business! You can also learn more at Christy's Business Boutique - a two-day event in Nashville on November 6th and 7th..... It provides women with a one-stop shop to help them grow their business to the next level.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we take you live to hang out with the characters from Disney on Ice! Jeh Jeh gets us pepped up for high school football! Bullying is a hot topic these days - but it's not all physical! The author of a new book trying to put a stop to girls bullying other girls joins us with her story and some advice!  Ari Lehman, one of the actors who played Jason, joins us in the studio! Comedian Skip Clark joins us with some laughs! And our Savvy Shopper joins us with some great deals! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!