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Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

 

For nearly two decades, California-based 

Not So Big House Principles Apply to Remodeling Projects of all Sizes

Free Educational Program on Oct. 15   The concept or movement of “Not So Big House” has entered the mainstream, but what is it and who started it? Well, what it is not about is tiny houses for everyone, or a creed of bad design in favor of tiny energy bills.   The No So Big House philosophy, in fact, embraces architectural style across the spectrum, and is a concept dedicated to homes of all … well, most sizes. It can be described as an anti-McMansion sort of trend, but it is much more positive than that.   This is a direction in home design and construction championed by Sarah Susanka, an architect by trade, that emphasizes the concept of home as haven, in scale and proportion to need, a welcoming, comfortable, usable place where space is used according to purpose, rooms flow together with subtle delineations -- well-built, light-filled and energy-efficient.

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Atlanta, GA --  The blog Running With Tweezers has a great article including a variety of great recipes for this year's peaches.  If you have had one of this year's peaches you know they are just delicious!!!  Whether you want to make ice cream, a cake or a cobbler, @RunningWithTweezers.com has the perfect recipe for you.

Around here, we’re really fortunate to have summers full of local peaches. Growing up, they were one of my dad’s favorite foods and they made appearances at our house fairly regularly. Sliced on pound cake or angel food cake, on top of cottage cheese the old school way. In the colder months, he’d even eat canned peaches straight up with a spoon. While I’m not a proponent of the tinned variety, I’m a huge fan of the fresh ones grown here in the South.

Notice of Johns Creek property tax hearings

Notice of Johns Creek property tax hearings

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Johns Creek is currently in the process of establishing its 2011 millage rates.

Before the city sets the final millage rate for 2011, state law requires that public hearings be held to allow residents an opportunity to express their opinions on the rate. All concerned citizens are invited to attend and participate in one of the three hearings, which will be held at City Hall (12000 Findley Road):

* Monday, July 11 at 11:30 a.m.
* Monday, July 11 at 6 p.m.
* Monday, July 25 at 7 p.m.

Action to adopt the final millage rate for 2011 is scheduled to take place at the City Council meeting on July 25.

Since the city was not incorporated until Dec. 1, 2006, Johns Creek cannot publish a five-year history of its tax digest, property tax revenues and millage rate as is normally required. However, the city has published the information for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Bring on the birds with Pike Nurseries

Bring on the birds with Pike Nurseries

DULUTH, Ga. -- Feeling caged in with a boring landscape?

Break free with expert advice from Pike Nurseries.

On Saturday, June 4, fledgling birdwatchers and experienced gardeners alike are invited to flock to any Metro Atlanta Pike Nurseries location for a free class on attracting birds to yards.

From 10 a.m.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Walks, 5K's and Street Fests

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Walks, 5K's and Street Fests

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Come out to the Taste of the Highlands, tickets sales end on May 13 at noon but the festival starts on Saturday, May 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Highlands. This year, participants can enjoy local favorites like La Travola, Murphy’s, El Taco, Atkins Parks, Rosebud, DBA Barbecue, Goin’ Costal and Barefoot Wine. For more information visit them online.

The Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes/5K Road Race will begin on Saturday, May 14 and continue until May 15. This is Kirkwood’s ninth annual festival; the festival features an open air artist market, a concert, a children’s area, food vendors and plenty of fellowship with neighbors. Check out the Victorian style homes and modern bungalows.

MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] Wins Guildmaster Award

MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] Wins Guildmaster Award

MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], an Atlanta-based design/build company with Indoor and Outdoor Living Divisions, has been awarded a 2011 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer satisfaction. Presented by GuildQuality, the Guildmaster Awards celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and real estate professions.

GuildQuality gives special recognition each year to the companies that demonstrate an ability to deliver a consistently superior customer experience. MOSAIC Group was one of 154 home builders, remodelers, developers and contractors throughout North America that were recognized for their superlative performance.