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Cork Underfoot – Installing Engineered Cork

Cork Underfoot – Installing Engineered Cork

By on 2 February, 2013 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

One of my first articles for MML (back in August 2011!) was about choosing flooring for the den/home office. I am ashamed to say that it took me until December 2012 to actually install the aforementioned flooring. Nothing like looming holiday/birthday parties to jump start those DIY projects! We did decide to go with engineered […]

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DIY Christmas Ornament Tree

By on 14 December, 2012 in DIY, Fun, Holidays, Sarah Churchman with 1 Comment

I can only assume some of you have already seen this on Pinterest this year, as I did. When I saw this, I just had to try it because it looked so easy and with such a pretty pay-off. Well, easy isn’t exactly what I would call it, but yes the pay-off is quite delightful. […]

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A Jarring DIY

A Jarring DIY

By on 2 November, 2012 in DIY, Sarah Churchman with 0 Comments

With the holidays quickly approaching, there isn’t much time for DIY-type projects that aren’t specifically holiday-oriented. With that said, here’s a quick one! I decided to do this project after realizing a lot of the herbs in my spice cabinet were from my own garden and I was tired of seeing them in plastic sandwich […]

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Tomato Pruning: Apparently Not a New Concept

Tomato Pruning: Apparently Not a New Concept

By on 29 June, 2012 in Gardening, Outdoors, Sarah Churchman with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Few things are as prototypically  quite as Southern as growing your own tomatoes. Texas songwriter Guy Clark even wrote a great song about it. As such, we gladly welcome MML’s newest writer, Sarah Churchman. Growing tomatoes was nothing new for me when I officially started doing so last year. I had watched my […]

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Bagels: What’s the Deal?

Bagels: What’s the Deal?

By on 4 June, 2012 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 4 Comments

Globalization has many pros and cons. On the one hand, we are enriched by exposure to other cultures and ideas. On the other, there is always the risk that indigenous practices will be wiped out as technologies and economies spread around the world, erasing customs and languages in favor of a flavorless monoculture. The South […]

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Ah Shiitake!

Ah Shiitake!

By on 17 October, 2011 in Cooking, DIY, Food, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

Winter is coming quickly, and the remnants of summer gardens are fading into memory. Most people are spending their weekends raking leaves, trimming trees and preparing their yards for winter. Instead of throwing those branches and clippings into the trash or the compost pile, why not use them to grow your own mushrooms? Mushrooms are […]

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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 Great Kitchen Remodel – Part 1

The Great Kitchen Remodel – Part 1

By on 8 July, 2011 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 2 Comments

After the plumbing disaster last month, the last few weeks have been spent obsessively researching kitchen remodeling. I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that kitchens can be terribly expensive! Our house was built in the 1940s, but remodeled in 1964. When we moved in the kitchen looked mostly like it did in 1964, save […]

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Fun With Liquid Fire

Fun With Liquid Fire

By on 16 June, 2011 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

In the 11 years that we have been in our house, we have only used Roto Rooter once and a licensed plumber once. No, we aren’t lucky. We have had our share of plumbing issues, but hiring someone to fix them is never in the budget. Through the power of the internet, we taught ourselves […]

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Installing a New Ceiling Fan

Installing a New Ceiling Fan

By on 14 May, 2011 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

I don’t have to tell you that the last few weeks have been incredibly hot. My AC has been running constantly on full blast. I swore that my electric and gas bills would not reach the same heights that they did last year, so I have been trying to keep the thermostat at 78. The […]

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