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Weekend weather will be perfect to start your Spring Cleaning projects

Weekend weather will be perfect to start your Spring Cleaning projects

Atlanta, GA--  This week on Yahoo one of the trending search topics was "Spring Cleaning".  Though cleaning is often thought of as a dreaded hassle of chores and throwing away much cherished junk, it can become a manageable process with a little help.

With good weather so you can move in and out of the house making your way back and forth to the trash can with ease.  This weekend theWiz-o-meter will reach a perfect 11, so no excuses.

Now that weather is taken care or, the next most vital thing one needs before Spring Cleaning (I am told) is a List.

There are dozens of websites that have printable Spring Cleaning lists that can hlep you tackle the task with no problem.  They will help your chores become effortless and provide information on cleansers, stain removal, storage and fabric care.  Armed with a list, you now should catego

Annual Cobb County Plant Sale, Order by March 9th

Annual Cobb County Plant Sale, Order by March 9th

Cobb County, GA--  (submitted by Cobb Communications)  Cobb 4-H Club is having its annual plant sale and prepaid orders will be accepted until Wednesday, March 9.

This year's assortment includes blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, Admiral Semmes azalea, crape myrtles, edgeworthia, hellebores, heuchere and Spring Bouquet Viburnum.

The plant sale order form is available at cobbcounty.org/extension or by calling 770-528-4076. Plants can be picked up at Miller Park 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, March 19.

Tuesday Night is Mableton Gardener's Night Out

Tuesday Night is Mableton Gardener's Night Out

Mableton, GA--  On Tuesday February 15th, from 6:30pm-7:30pm professional and amateur gardeners are all welcome to the informational gardening tutorial.  The event is free and open to the public, to be held at the South Cobb Regional Library (805 Clay Road, Mableton)

The topic to be covered is "Starting with Seeds", presented by Electa Keil and the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County, Inc.

Our Favorite Mableton Blogger and Wife Teaches us how to Meal plan

Our Favorite Mableton Blogger and Wife Teaches us how to Meal plan

Mableton, GA--  

Friday’s Confession: Mastering Meal Planning Friday’s confession … I suck at meal planning.

Well, that’s not actually true. I understand and can meal plan just fine – they’re just the SAME meals over and over again.

Gasp!

While that’s fine for me, I could eat spaghetti and clam sauce five days a week, the other people who live with me aren’t exactly thrilled with the lack of variety.

Yesterday, Husband discovered my stash of cookbooks filled with enticing recipes ready to be thrown into rotation.

Busted. Read How She Mastered Meal Planning on her RunWifeyRun Blog.

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Mableton, GA--  

Four Things I Learned Shoveling Snow in ATLANTA I walked by the window yesterday and saw my neighbor outside clearing her driveway, got excited and volunteered to go shovel ours. I live in an equal opportunity house, Husband had no objection, and I really wanted to get out for a minute. We’ve been snowed in since Sunday night. Enough said.

While it SEEMED like a good idea, I grew up in Connecticut and thought I knew everything about snow, I quickly learned a few things: Don’t volunteer to shovel snow when its NOT snow. It was ice. Solid ice. Yeah, that’s different than the light, fun, fluffy stuff. I should’ve turned myself around when I stepped on it and slid 6 feet across the driveway.

Get yourself a BIG shovel. And apparently some other tools – like an ice pick.

Help Mableton Oppose new Cell Phone Tower next to Historic Area

Help Mableton Oppose new Cell Phone Tower next to Historic Area

Mableton, GA--  (submitted by Mableton Improvement Coalition) Residents of the Covered Bridge Historic Area have learned that T-Mobile is planning to build a cell tower on County-owned land adjacent to the historic area. 

Tests have been conducted for a tower at the Silver Comet trailhead off Concord Road. 

The MIC Board voted to oppose this cell tower because of the negative impacts on the historic area.  Click here for more information, and to learn how you can help.

KeyBank Real Estate Capital to Dedicate Mableton Habitat for Humanity Home on Sunday 10/31

Atlanta, GA--  - KeyBank Real Estate Capital, in partnership with Morehouse College, recently completed the build of a Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity home in Austell, Ga., providing support for a family in that community.  The project supported Key’s commitment to diversity initiatives and its focus on community. The dedication ceremony will take place at the finished house on Sunday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m.

The house is located at:

 

 5915 Magnolia Drive

Austell (Mableton), GA 30168