Tag: Heather Coleman

Off the Beaten Path: 11 Little Known Montgomery Restaurants

Off the Beaten Path: 11 Little Known Montgomery Restaurants

When I go to a new city, one of the first things I do is try and seek out tiny, locally owned restaurants. Yelp, Urbanspoon and Tripadvisor are good places to start, but some of the best neighborhood spots are either completely missing or underrepresented. The key is to figure out where locals eat, but […]

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Popping Up with Local Shopping

By on 16 December, 2013 in Heather Coleman, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

Honestly, I hate Christmas shopping. December always feels like a race to me, and I always feel like I am the one in back, lagging behind everyone else. My oldest kid’s birthday is December 19, which mostly just adds to the sense of failure and impending doom that hangs over the time between Thanksgiving and […]

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The Last Sweet Bits of Summer

The Last Sweet Bits of Summer

By on 16 October, 2013 in Cooking, Food, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

Fall is really here! Unfortunately I have been on self imposed indoor restriction, working on resurfacing, patching and painting walls in the dining room. The dining room that I mentioned in last month’s blog post is finally, as of yesterday, ready to paint (I actually cheated and painted a bit to test the color, even […]

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Can’t Win ‘Em All

Can’t Win ‘Em All

By on 18 September, 2013 in Heather Coleman with 2 Comments

Typically when I write about my DIY projects, the article ends with the successful completion of the project. This isn’t that type of article. The project started off simple enough. After taking out part of a wall with the kitchen remodel, the chair rail molding in the dining room looked odd and made the space […]

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Eating Local: Back to the Farm

Eating Local: Back to the Farm

By on 17 June, 2013 in Food, Heather Coleman with 1 Comment

Fresh and local. It seems like in a state known for agriculture that we would have easy access to fresh, inexpensive, local produce. Yet finding fruits and veggies grown in the River Region can prove challenging. Grocery stores may boast “Chilton County peaches” or “Alabama corn,” but the reality is that most of their products […]

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Fruit of Your Labor

Fruit of Your Labor

By on 15 May, 2013 in Food, Fun, Heather Coleman, Outdoors with 0 Comments

Cool, rainy days will soon be replaced by the hot, humid days of summer, and that means that summer fruits are starting to ripen. If you haven’t yet managed to find your way up to the strawberry farms up near Clanton or out near Wetumpka, you should hurry– strawberry season only lasts for a few […]

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Books and Dolls: A Local Artisan Crafts Beautiful Heroines

Books and Dolls: A Local Artisan Crafts Beautiful Heroines

By on 1 March, 2013 in Art, DIY, Fun, Heather Coleman, Shopping with 0 Comments

Lil lit chic is a locally owned business that creates handmade, one-of-a-kind dolls that are based on historic literary heroines. Mariah Reilly’s work can be found on etsy. You can also email her or call her at 334.269.1174 or follow her on Facebook. One of her Zelda dolls will be featured in the silent auction […]

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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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Surprising Fare

Surprising Fare

By on 30 July, 2012 in Cooking, Food, Heather Coleman with 3 Comments

Dinner at my house is much more likely to consist of tom kha or vegetarian tamales or even paneer tikka masala than fried chicken or barbecue. Finding ingredients for ethnic cuisine here in Montgomery can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Every couple of months we make a pilgrimage to Dekalb Farmer’s Market and […]

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Summertime!

Summertime!

By on 5 May, 2012 in Fun, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

Summer vacation starts in a mere six weeks. For us, things always start off beautifully with trips to the splash pad, pool and the parks, hikes around Fort Toulouse, trips to the beach, etc. After July 4th it all goes downhill. It is too hot to play outside for more than a few minutes, and […]

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