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Get holiday pics taken for only $85 = On Location Photo Session + 4 Digital Images ($175 value)

Get holiday pics taken for only $85 = On Location Photo Session + 4 Digital Images ($175 value)

Time to get your holiday cards ready for friends and family across the miles. Don't settle for a big box "portrait studio", this year you can get an on-location photo shoot for your holiday card CLICK HERE TO Save 51% off this year's family portrait with Intown Atlanta photography, Kristy Heller of Kristy Photography ($175 value).  Photos also make the perfect present!

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH AT MIDNIGHT

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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 

Atlanta Housing Authority CEO to step down

Atlanta Housing Authority CEO to step down

ATLANTA -- Renee Lewis Glover, CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority, will leave the organization after 17 years at the helm.

According to a statement from the AHA, "the new board members appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed have made it clear that they would like to have change in leadership at the AHA, which is fully within the prerogative of the mayor and the board."

Glover and members of the board have been working "cooperatively' to come up with "mutually acceptable terms of separation and an orderly transition," the statement said.

Since Reed became Atlanta's mayor in January 2010, he began appointing board members who regularly challenged Glover's leadership and her policies in running the organization.

Before Reed was elected in November 2009, the AHA board had signed a five-year contract with Glover.

PROFILE: Local foodie, Bren Herrera, talks up Atlanta on Gilt City and receives national attention

PROFILE:  Local foodie, Bren Herrera, talks up Atlanta on Gilt City and receives national attention

Atlanta --  Bren Herrera, a local foodista that lives here in Atlanta most recently has been featured on the Gilt City "Cityunlisted" page for her continued role as a leader in the food blogging world.  Her site FlanboyantEats.com takes readers on a world journey amongst different flavors and unique latin dishes.  She has been featured in a variety of national outlets including NY Times and Dean & Deluca, and Bren will even be LIVE in STUDIO at CNN Espanol on Friday (10/7) morning cooking up another one of her latin creations. 

Bren wrote us a letter last week telling us more about herself and I wanted to share it with everyone:

$75 = $150 worth of custom stationery + holiday cards from simplyput Paper and Gift

$75 = $150 worth of custom stationery + holiday cards from simplyput Paper and Gift

Simply thrilled to bring you 50% off custom holiday cards, baby announcements, wedding or birthday invitations and stationery from simplyput Paper and Gift boutique. CLICK HERE TO SAVE! Here's the math: $75= 50 cards ($150 value - $3 per card, our Scoop =$1.50 per card). If you need more, upgrade at the store to 100 cards for only $35 ($185 value). Plus, you'll get an EXCLUSIVE 10% ScoopMama discount on in-store merchandise. Choose from linen aprons, cookbooks, unique tabletop items, lotions, soaps + more.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH AT MIDNIGHT

ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun! We offer our subscribers unbeatable family-friendly deals with savings of 40-75% off kid-friendly activities, stores, restaurants, services and more.

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.

Don’t Pass Up Neighborhood Stabilization Program Properties

Don’t Pass Up Neighborhood Stabilization Program Properties

Personally having the opportunity to walk inside several upgraded and renovated Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) homes in the City of Atlanta, one thing is clear to me.  The properties are phenomenal.  Everything inside is new (if it’s not, it certainly is in great condition).  Fresh paint.  Stainless steel appliances. Hardwood floors (in some units) or new carpets.  Fenced-in back yards and/or covered front porches.  These are just a few of the upgrades attracting buyers to the City.  But renters have a great selection of upgraded units too.  Some have granite counters and other amenities I just mentioned.  NSP properties are a great choice for singles, families and college grads who want to live in the City.  If you are in the market to buy and you want to live in the City, I would not pass up the opportunities NSP offers you.