The Nutcracker

I absolutely adore the traditions my family follows at Christmas. We were blessed that Sam is a traditionalist, too. Or maybe we’ve created a monster! If we even think of not doing something the way it has been done in years past, he is quick to remind us and prompt us to get back in…

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Southern Living’s Robbie Melvin’s Essentials

Southern Living’s Test Kitchen Director, Robbie Melvin shares his top essentials for his home kitchen and tips for no-fail holiday entertaining. I first met Southern Living’s Test Kitchen Director, Robbie Melvin in 2013 when we both judged the Cornbread Festival and we’ve since crossed paths on numerous occasions at southern food related events. Robbie’s warm personality and…

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DIY Gold Accented Glasses

Gold accented glasses are perfect for gifting or for entertaining! Learn how to make your own using this easy DIY tutorial! Lately, I’ve seen so many beautiful glasses when shopping online with gold accents that really make them perfect for the holidays and to brighten any occasion, really. While I loved the glasses and knew…

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Oh Christmas Tree!

Have you put your Christmas tree up already? For the last few years, we’ve started putting ours up a little early. I know, doing Christmas things before Thanksgiving is a highly controversial topic. But, don’t hate on us because we’re early birds. We celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband’s family on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and…

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12 Days of Gifts :: for the accessories lover

Gifts for the accessories lover are some of my very, very, very favorite gifts to buy! I can spend so much time shopping for the perfect accessory item for one of my nieces, sister, sisters-in-law, mother-in-law, Mama, and the favorite women in my life. Finding just the right accessory to fit their personalities is always…

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