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Our First Tree

Our First Tree

By on 9 December, 2013 in Fun, Holidays, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 3 Comments

We’re hosting Christmas for the first time ever this year, so we’re excited but also nervous. We wanted to get a live tree. Although one of us grew up with a plastic tree kept in pieces in trash bags in a storage shed, the other of us grew up with live trees for Christmas and […]

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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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Just a Coat of Paint

By on 18 April, 2012 in DIY with 3 Comments

We bought this circa-1938 Cloverdale-Idlewild cottage ten years ago despite the dated kitchen. We never fixed the kitchen. Everything worked well in there and I just got used to it. I’d stopped “seeing” the kitchen. Yes, for ten years. It is kind of a galley. One side is original, beautiful white tile counter top with […]

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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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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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Gardening Failure: Could Be Chemical

By on 25 April, 2011 in Gardening, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

A lot of people give up on gardening. Maybe you don’t like the outdoors. Maybe you think it’s hot out there, or are afraid of a few mosquito bites. Or maybe it creeps you out that there are living things crawling around in the dirt. Or maybe you just honestly prefer food that has been […]

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Midtown Bathtubs

Midtown Bathtubs

We all have one — that scratched, dingy, cast iron bathtub so popular from the 1920s through the 1970s. The lucky ones have white tubs and fantastic subway tiles that are just a bit grimy. The not-so-lucky have tubs in various shades of pink, blue, green and gold with cracked tiles, dingy floors and mildew […]

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Maximizing Old Home Living

Maximizing Old Home Living

This blog is about living in Midtown Montgomery. And if you’re lucky enough to live there, there’s a good chance that you live in an older home. As such, this marks the start of a new feature here on MML, authored by our newest writer, Heather Coleman. Heather’s posts are going to focus on the […]

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