Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 2013


Click to read our August 2013 issue of At Home Memphis & Mid South featuring rural retreat Wilson’s Woodland Oais, At Home with Ole Miss Head Coach Hugh Freeze, Tailgating 101, Home Control Benefits, Outdoor Kitchen Designs, Fall Vegetable Gardens, Added Value space, Summer to Fall fashion, Fall Color makeup trends, lower high blood pressure, healthy […]

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Woodland Wonder – A Rural Retreat

Woodland Wonder |

By Linda Benton       For a man who has built his career in hotel and resort development, it seems somewhat ironic that his dream getaway is a simple log cabin in a quiet wood.  Kemmons Wilson, Jr., principal of  Kemmons Wilson, Inc., says he and his wife, Norma, were looking for a place […]

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The Outdoor Kitchen

Elements of an Amazing Outdoor Kitchen

Text by Maggie Weir Summer days call for alfresco dining and winter nights are for gathering around your living room fireplace, right? Not necessarily. These four outdoor kitchens allow families to spend both hot and cold nights dining, entertaining and living right on their back patio. Americans are investing back into their homes, taking “staycations”, […]

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Veterans Dreams Fulfilled in Hawaii


Text by Barbara May, owner of Travel Leaders and Diane Height founder of Forever Young Senior Wish Organization Photography by Forever Young   Forever Young Senior Wish Organization grants wishes for senior veterans, 65 years and older — those who fought in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  These wishes fulfill dreams in the veterans’ lives that […]

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Tailgating Recipes 101

Tailgating 101

      It’s tailgating time! Whether you’re a football fanatic or a fair weathered fan, it’s all about the party! Celebrate the start of the season with these easy and delicious recipes. This marinated vegetable salad can be made several days in advance—the longer the flavors have to merry, the better the vegetable salad. […]

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At Home With: Ole Miss Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze

By Janna Fite Herbison   At Home Memphis Mid South: How has it felt to be back in Oxford this past year and in your role with Ole Miss Football?   Hugh Freeze: Being back in Oxford has felt like coming back home. It is a blessing to be this close to family and longtime […]

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Elvis Week 2013

Graceland, Memphis TN - Home of Elvis Presley

By Laurie A. Summers     During the second week of August, Memphis draws crowds from all over the world to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley and the legacy that forever changed the face of music. This weeklong festival is packed with entertainment, fun and anything Elvis you can think of.   While the […]

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Ajax Diner : Food for the Soul

Ajax Diner

Text by Maggie Weir     Oxford, Mississippi, is undoubtedly one of America’s best college towns—it’s also a mecca for flavor. The birthplace of the Southern Foodways Alliance is home to some of the best eating in the South. One small-town chef is cranking out big-time orders during the busiest time of year, football season,when […]

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Conveniently Healthy – Summer’s Bounty: Summer Recipes

Great Recipe for Cherry Tomato and Mascarpone Bruschetta!

Text by April McKinney     Nothing says summer in the South like peaches and tomatoes, and we are making good use of the season’s bounty in these recipes. Using seasonal produce is truly the best way to have the most flavorful food, prepared simply and inexpensively. Most of the time when you go to […]

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Byron Gallimore – West Tennessee’s ‘Record Man’

Byron Gallimore- West Tennessee's Record Man

Text by Chuck Dauphin For Henry County native Byron Gallimore, it really did all begin with a song. One of Nashville’s most prolific producers of the past two decades, he says it was winning a songwriting contest that brought him to Music City.   “I was farming in West Tennessee and playing nightclubs. I won […]

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