Amanda LeBlanc


Dive In: Delta BluesHot Tamales

Nestled just off Five Points South on Cobb Lane—one of Birmingham’s historic old cobblestone streets—through the iron fence and past the gas light post is Delta Blues Hot Tamales. Adam and Fawn Freis started Delta Blues when they learned Fawn had celiac disease—an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten—and realized most restaurants are not very motivated… Read More

Holiday Heist

Now’s not the time to get organized. (What? Did she really just say that?) Yes, I did, and I have a very good reason why.

Stop the Madness

We are entering into the season of Thanksgiving and while we should be reflecting on the good that we have in our lives and how grateful we are for it, we are all instead planning what to buy for Christmas. In our current consumer society, with demands for instant gratification, it seems more is never enough.

The Architect of Your Organization

I have spent many a year believing that architects do not know how to marry form or “beauty” and function. But there are those exceptions and I may have met one: architect Jeff Dungan.

After the Storm

No matter how much time passes, I remember it like it was yesterday. It was Saturday, August 26, 2005. My oldest was 2 and my baby was only 8 weeks old.

Study Guide

Believe it or not, summer’s end is fast approaching and it’s time to start getting the kids ready to go back to school. Here are a few tried-and-true ways to help your child excel in his or her studies and lessen the stress on both of you.

Long Live Perfectionism

I also have to say that the word perfectionist is often overused and misused. It seems to be used for any and every person who is a leader, for anyone who wants to be successful or isn’t satisfied with just being mediocre. But I don’t think that’s always the right definition, and I don’t always think it’s a bad thing.

Raise That Door Proudly!

How many of you have ever parked your car in the garage? How many wait until no one in the neighborhood is around to lift the garage door? I know the truth, and it’s OK, because mine has been there, too.

Get Your Summer On

Summer is approaching quickly and it’s time to get you and your kids organized so you can make the most of your time and not miss a second of the fun! Prepare now so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun.

Sneak a Peek: Heidi Elnora’s Creative Space

I have found that the most inspiring, creative people can also be the most unorganized. Some feel that the chaos gives them the inspiration to think creatively. For Heidi Elnora, owner and designer of heidi elnora bridal atelier, this is not the case.

Am I a Hoarder?

“Oh my gosh! I’m such a hoarder!” I hear this all the time, but most of the time it is far from the truth. People use it as a way to express how unorganized they feel or to lower the expectation of what you will see in their home.