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Know Your Counter Tops – Going Green in the Kitchen

Know Your Counter Tops – Going Green in the Kitchen

By on 14 September, 2011 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 1 Comment

Over the last couple of months, we have selected and purchased cabinets and floors for our kitchen remodel. Because of our busy schedules, we finally decided this month to hire a contractor to help with some logistics, so we are currently in the process of interviewing contractors. The last hurdle before we start the remodel […]

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But I Thought You Just Showed Pretty Houses to Nice People

But I Thought You Just Showed Pretty Houses to Nice People

By on 6 September, 2011 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

The above sentiment neatly describes how many naïve folks regard the life of a REALTOR — one of “working the hours you choose” and having a wonderful time doing it. Today I’d like to share you with bits and pieces of a real week in the life of a working real estate agent. Then you […]

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New Legislation Protects Governor’s Mansion

New Legislation Protects Governor’s Mansion

The Alabama and Montgomery especially historic preservation and museum community scored a huge accomplishment in the 2011 Legislative session with House Bill 437. The First Lady Dianne Bentley Governor’s Mansion Preservation Act was introduced by Rep. Jeremy Oden of Eva and Mrs. Bentley’s support was instrumental in the passage of the bill, working closely with […]

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Cork Flooring Underfoot

Cork Flooring Underfoot

By on 10 August, 2011 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

Much of my month has been spent trying to renovate an underused den into a home office. I am working from home a lot more and need designated workspace that I am not sharing with kids and a husband. We decided to finish this space before starting on the kitchen project, so time is of […]

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The Tudors, Season Two

The Tudors, Season Two

In June I wrote about the Tudor Revival and some of Montgomery’s larger showcase Tudor homes. As promised, this post is about the not-so-huge Tudor houses. Along with bungalows, these houses represent the prosperity of the 1920’s, and form the bulk of the pre-World War II residential neighborhoods in Montgomery and across the south. Indeed, […]

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Our Doors

Our Doors

By on 2 August, 2011 in Historic Midtown, Kate and Stephen with 1 Comment

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” – William Blake The front door to our house never really closed right. At first, it was super hard to open from the outside. Also, you could see daylight all around it. This was very bad for our energy […]

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Capitol Oyster Bar Returns!

Capitol Oyster Bar Returns!

By on 25 July, 2011 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

The restaurant business is tough. We’ve lived in Montgomery for almost three years now, and a great number of places we reviewed over at Lost in Montgomery have closed. For some establishments, we have felt, frankly, that this was for the best. For others, like the Capitol Oyster Bar, we were genuinely sad. For a […]

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Our First Audition

Our First Audition

By on 24 June, 2011 in Art, Greg Thornton with 1 Comment

Men wrongly lament the flight of time, blaming it for being too swift; they do not perceive that its passage is sufficiently long, but a good memory, which nature has given to us, causes things long past to seem present. – LEONARDO DA VINCI, Thoughts on Art and Life Among the finer things about a […]

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Summer Calendar

Summer Calendar

By on 13 June, 2011 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Alabama summers get a bad rap. People who don’t live here shudder at the idea of all this heat and humidity – especially folks from out West who basically faint if the humidity gets above 5% or so. Sure, there are some days when you don’t want to move a muscle, except those needed to […]

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Adventures in Old Home Living

Adventures in Old Home Living

By on 8 June, 2011 in City Living with 0 Comments

On occasion, I hear a story so vivid that I know I cannot retell it as well as the person who “lived it.”  This week I invited clients Matt Sendak and Hilary Funk to share their recent adventures in old home ownership, as retold by Hil. Read and enjoy! — Sandra —– “Honey, the air […]

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