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It’s all About Gingerbread

It’s all About Gingerbread

By on 3 December, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 2 Comments

The Capitol Heights by Candlelight Christmas Tour has been a Montgomery tradition for 27 years. It’s a living tradition, often sporting a new element or two. This year as you tour the historic homes, look for the gingerbread houses. Gingerbread also has a long tradition and I am getting ready to tell you some tales! […]

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Libations and Other Holiday Joys

Libations and Other Holiday Joys

By on 20 November, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Look at your calendar–the holidays are shining on the horizon. Two of my favorite events are at the top of the season: Old Alabama Town Open House and Old Alabama Town Revue on December 4. If you haven’t figured it out, both events happen at Old Alabama Town! The Old Alabama Town Open House starts […]

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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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The Season for Giving

The Season for Giving

By on 4 December, 2013 in Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

It’s the time of year when your Montgomery Advertiser balloons to unimaginable sizes, stuffed with circulars and promotions as retailers compete for your holiday dollars. With the recent expansion of “Black Friday” to Thanksgiving, all of the consumption can start to feel a little overwhelming. You don’t need to be a fan of A Charlie […]

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Capote Comes Home For The Holidays

Capote Comes Home For The Holidays

By on 2 December, 2013 in Greg Thornton, Interviews with 0 Comments

“Past certain ages or certain wisdoms it is very difficult to look with wonder; it is best done when one is a child; after that, and if you are lucky, you will find a bridge of childhood and walk across it.” — Truman Capote, “To Europe;” 1948 Whether Tom Wolfe was right about going home […]

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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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Capitol Heights by Candlelight: Toyland!

Capitol Heights by Candlelight: Toyland!

By on 12 December, 2012 in Fun, Historic Midtown, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Hark! The Capitol Heights Civic Association extends an invitation to its annual neighborhood Christmas tour: Capitol Heights by Candlelight: Toyland! The yearly walking tour features homes in the historic neighborhood of Capitol Heights, decorated for Christmas and full of good cheer. The seasonal ambiance is further enhanced by carriage rides, strolling carolers, home-baked goodies, hot […]

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To Tree or Not to Tree

To Tree or Not to Tree

By on 10 December, 2012 in Carole King, Holidays with 0 Comments

I think one of my most important rites of passage as an adult was to select my own Christmas tree. When I was younger, I always dreamed of where I would put my own tree, what kind I would have and what sorts of decorations I would adorn it with. Who remembers that awesome Christmas […]

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Following the Founding Fathers’ Advice

Following the Founding Fathers’ Advice

By on 27 June, 2012 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

My mother used to say “Hotter than a firecracker on the Fourth of July,” and she had never been to Alabama. Nonetheless, the adage is a good description of the weather in good old Montgomery for our nation’s independence celebration. The long range forecast predicts temperatures close to 100 degrees, high humidity and only a […]

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A Farmers Market Chrismas

A Farmers Market Chrismas

By on 19 December, 2011 in City Living, Food, Holidays, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 3 Comments

It’s been a while since the farmer’s market out on Coliseum closed down for regular business. You know the place — out there by Garrett Coliseum, out where they have the state fair. To be honest, we never really went out there anyway. We get a great CSA from Red Root Farms, and it was […]

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