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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The New Vintage :: Retro Right Now

Vintage is in. One of housewares trends that is very popular is vintage-inspired and repurposed home goods. Retro is definitely in style right now. I am such a sentimental girl. I cherish antiques from my grandmother. I adore family heirlooms handed down to me from my Mama or my husband’s mother. I get excited when…

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Container Gardening

Container Gardening makes for an efficient method of vegetable, herb and flower gardening. You can create as big or as small of an area for your container gardens as you’d like or have the space to allow. This year, we decided to step our container gardening game up. In years past, we’ve had a large…

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Microwave Only Challenge + Giveaway

I’m excited to be sharing about a Microwave Only challenge I took and a great giveaway for a Panasonic Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology with you! I remember when my family purchased our first microwave oven. It was black, large, and an appliance that my sister and I were just as fascinated with as my…

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