Tags: Historic real estate
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Books, Books and More Books!
Let's look at a few ideas that you can incorporate into your home with books.
Need a "safe" to keep your valuables, keys, change, jewelry or even old love letters? Using an Exacto knife, hollow out a book, glue some pretty fabric to cover the raw edges left from cutting the hole, and add a clasp or a chain that can be bought at any crafts store and you have a book safe!
What about an IPad cover, a picture frame, a desk organizer or even a book purse?
What about a book lamp? I love this idea! Stack your books to suit your vision, drill a hole all the way through them so you can fish the cord in there, glue the books together so they are stable and add the light kit. So easy and so dramatic!
Book tables and book desks are another way to utilize old books. Follow the same basics as the book lamps and you have a conversation piece that is truly one of a kind. You can get as fancy and complicated as you wish on this one, or you can keep it simple. Whatever your heart desires. Tip: The taller the project the more important it is to run a strong dowel through the books in addition to gluing them in order to keep them from toppling over.
How about a "book" shelf?
Step by step instructions:
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Anyone who has ever visited Birmingham, Alabama is familiar with the Vulcan statue and museum that sits atop Red Mountain. What they might not be familiar with is the gorgeous neighborhood that shares the top of Red Mountain with him. This neighborhood is called the Red Mountain Suburbs. It was built between 1911-1935 and is the state's second oldest fully-realized, garden-landscaped residential area. It is situated on the slopes and crest of Red Mountain which provides spectacular views of the city below.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Christmas is right around the corner! As such, I thought I'd dedicate this month's blog to desserts fit for a Christmas dinner but super quick and easy.
If you're pressed for time, try making a Trifle. Easy, fast and oh so delicious. Trifle in English cuisine is a dessert made with fruit, a thin layer of sponge fingers soaked in sherry or another fortified wine, and custard. It can be topped with whipped cream
The beauty of this dessert is the fact that you can customize it to suit the taste of you and your family. Love strawberries, banana's - use those! Want a more wintery dessert? Then try a cookie trifle using gingerbread and pumpkin pudding. The variations are endless.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
It's getting close to the Holidays. That means company coming...and staying for awhile. It means dragging out the big roasters and dusting off the Holiday decorations.
I've included a few links to this post that will give you step by step instructions on how to add storage to your home, how to liven it up for the Holidays and overall, how to make your Holidays a little bit more organized and less stressful.
This link will show you how to build your own inexpensive....but high end looking....pot rack. You can also widen it a bit and build multiple racks to put in your bathroom, bedroom, office, living room or even your dining room to hold towels, toiletries, books, knick-knacks or even Holiday dishes. The uses are pretty endless.
It is property tax time again. October 1, 2017 tax bills for Jefferson County will be mailed out to property owners. Property taxes are due at that time and delinquent after December 31, 2017.
Norwood is a historic neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama. It is located in the northeast corner of the "North Highlands" area.
The neighborhood borders follow an irregular path of creek, roads, and railroad tracks. Village Creek forms the northern border for 1.24 miles. To the east, the border comes down along the Louisville & Nashville Railroad's track to Interstate 20/59, then follows the interstate west to Vanderbilt Road; it then follows that road down to Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard and back to the east to the railroad and then down to the southern border. The southern border follows 9th Avenue North southwest to 31st Street North, then turns due west until meeting Arrington Boulevard; it follows Arrington briefly before turning due west again across the interstate to meet Carraway Boulevard. Carraway is the western border up to 19th Avenue North. The northwestern border follows 19th Avenue east to the Southern Railroad track, then follows the track NNW back to Village Creek.
Summer is the month for traveling. It's the time of year when folks like to get into their cars and see what lies beyond their home city. Here are two small communities that are more than worth a tank of gas to visit.