Author Archives: mmcoulston

Adventures in Moving

It has been just over a month since Hooch & Home South relocated back to the land of bourbon and horses and it went pretty smoothly, so I thought I’d share some of my moving insights as an excuse to also … Continue reading

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Seize the Strawberry!

I can say with some certainty that every book that I have read that is primarily about canning starts with the story of the author’s first strawberry jam. My canning story is much the same: take a slightly ambitious impulse … Continue reading

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Repotting Plants and a Spring Wind

Recent cold snap notwithstanding, spring has definitely arrived here in South Carolina and it looks like we’re going to get a few weeks to enjoy it before summer temperatures start creeping in. For many years, spring has been a time … Continue reading

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Upcycling Cashmere and A Versatile Cocktail

This whole process started with a bit of absentmindedness after the whirlwind that was my Christmas holiday. I just so happen to like to bring my slippers with me whenever we head home to visit family for reasons of comfort … Continue reading

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DIY Dinner Life

I’m taking a brief break in my graduate school-induced hiatus from this here blog as a way to procrastinate on some major assignments that are due this week. Because graduate school! I’m graduating in LESS THAN FOUR WEEKS and then my brain … Continue reading

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Boozy Peaches, Part 1

Living in South Carolina in the summer is full of pluses and minuses, namely fresh peaches and devastating heat and humidity. But, the rational part of my mind knows that you can’t have one without the other and so I soldier … Continue reading

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Dilly Adventures

Dill has a special place in my heart for several reasons. I’m Lithuanian, so a cucumber tastes lonely without it (and a bunch of sour cream). It’s one of my favorite things to watch grow and it’s like summer in a … Continue reading

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DIY Shorts and the French 75

A few months back, I was given a really awesome sewing machine by a coworker. Textiles are big here and were even bigger in the 19th and 20th centuries, so I suppose it makes sense that all that fabric and … Continue reading

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Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

My household is filled with different contraptions to make coffee. Moka pot (x2), drip machine, Aeropress, Turkish cezve, French press. Rob and I met at the coffee shop where he worked for a few years, right after I got back … Continue reading

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Tufted Cushion with a French Mattress Seam

Now, doesn’t this project sound very fancy? In my experience fancy=complicated, but I am happy to report that no matter how fancy it sounds, this project was not all that complicated. That’s not to suggest that it was a breeze … Continue reading

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