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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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Getting Dirty

Getting Dirty

By on 11 April, 2012 in Gardening, Heather Coleman, Outdoors with 0 Comments

There is something about spring that makes even a city girl want to dig in the dirt. I grew up in the country, and we grew most of our own vegetables, freezing and canning them for winter. When my husband and I moved to Midtown, we moved into a house with a ton of beautiful […]

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Let the Wall Come Down

Let the Wall Come Down

By on 10 March, 2012 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

On Ikeafans, one of the first things that they suggest that you do when remodeling a kitchen is sit down and list your goals, and then keep that list close whenever you are making any major decisions about your remodel. My list looked something like this: repair existing problems maintain the integrity of the house […]

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Montgomery Development Preview

Montgomery Development Preview

In the last ten years, Montgomery has made much progress, mostly focused on the 2007 master plan. Mayor Todd Strange has been criticized for continuing to invest in the city during times of economic recession, but history has taught us that depressions and recessions are actually times of great opportunity. More billionaires came out of […]

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Buttermilk and Chess Pies: Delicious Tradition

Buttermilk and Chess Pies: Delicious Tradition

By on 3 December, 2011 in Cooking, Food, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

Let them eat pie! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the last of the turkey and sweet potatoes have probably found their way out of the fridge. But if you are a true Southerner, then you probably still have half a quart of buttermilk leftover from the cornbread dressing. Instead of letting it sit in […]

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South Hull Seeks Historic Designation

South Hull Seeks Historic Designation

Midtown is filled with historic neighborhoods– that’s a big part of its charm. A number of them also have gone through the city’s process of historic designation. South Hull District is joining Old Cloverdale, Cloverdale-Idlewild, the Garden District, Cottage Hill, Capitol Heights and Highland in pursuing historic designation. “Seeking historic designation is a top priority […]

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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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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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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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