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The Southern approach to holiday etiquette and hospitality plus a plaid Christmas table idea.

Holiday Etiquette & Hospitality + My Plaid Christmas Table

The Southern approach to holiday etiquette and hospitality plus a plaid Christmas table idea perfect for holiday entertaining. Good manners the world over are important even today when it feels like propriety has fallen out of favor and civility is long forgotten. Here in the South, being courteous and well-mannered have a certain sine qua …

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This apple cider hot toddy is perfect for those cold, blustery days when you need something to cozy up and warm your insides.  Made with pineapple, bourbon, and moonshine you are sure to get a toasty feeling!

Apple Cider Hot Toddy with Pineapple & Bourbon

This apple cider hot toddy is perfect for those cold, blustery days when you need something to cozy up and warm your insides.  Made with pineapple, bourbon, and moonshine you are sure to get a toasty feeling! Y’all this is such an easy drink to make. It tastes amazing and will warm you up in …

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Embrace the unexpected this holiday season with a whimsical-glam Christmas table bedecked with mixed metals, pink and green hues, Arté Italica dinnerware, poinsettia, and fanciful ornaments.

A Whimsical-Glam Christmas Table with Hoskins in the Flat

Embrace the unexpected this holiday season with a whimsical-glam Christmas table bedecked with mixed metals, pink and green hues, Arté Italica dinnerware, poinsettia, and fanciful ornaments. Candlelight flickers over a carefully laid table. The air is laden with evergreen and mama’s cooking. A Christmas tree shines merrily in the corner, while presents peak from underneath. …

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Rick Bragg's book My Southern Journey will make you laugh out loud and cry until your eyes are bleary.  Every Southerner should own this incredible work. I recommend reading this with a glass of bourbon on your favorite porch.

Currently Reading…My Southern Journey

Let Rick Bragg take you home with My Southern Journey… This book takes me to places familiar: It takes me to lazy evenings rockin’ on my grandmother’s porch. It takes me on truck rides down back country roads on misty mornings. It takes me to oyster bars in Charleston and a barstool in my favorite …

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Preppy July 4th Outfits

Celebrate the USA this July 4th with some all American sportswear in classic red, white, and blue! Summer is already slipping away from us, and July 4th will be here next week.  I just can’t believe it.  This year we have big plans to go to the anvil shoot at the Museum of Appalachia.  Yes, …

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