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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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Experience the wonder and adventure of Grandfather Mountain with breath-taking vistas, alpine hiking trails, and rugged mountain scenery.

Our Adventure to Grandfather Mountain

Experience the wonder and adventure of Grandfather Mountain with breath-taking vistas, alpine hiking trails, and rugged mountain scenery. If you haven’t been to Grandfather Mountain, then you need to go. Go! Go now! Not only is it a unique natural landmark of North Carolina, but its mile high bridge, mountain scenery, and thrilling hiking make …

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Life is Better at the Lake

Did you know that you can rent a cabin in a lot of state parks? This is a totally new discovery for me, but two weekends ago S. and I did just that to celebrate our four year wedding anniversary.  We rented a little cabin on the lake at Big Ridge State Park, and it …

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Styling Your Home with Sentimental Decor

Display your keepsakes, layer your travel mementos, and give family heirlooms pride of place: learn how to style your home with sentimental decor. As Southerners we are undeniably partial to sentimental decor whether it’s childhood keepsakes, travel mementos, or antique heirlooms passed down for generations.  These treasures tell our stories.  They make up the fabric …

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Southern mamas' advice - The best words of wisdom from our Southern mamas - take them to heart!

Southernisms: Mama Always Said…

Southern mamas’ advice – the best words of wisdom from our Southern mamas – take them to heart! As y’all know, Southern mamas are brimming over with important pearls of wisdom, and in honor of Mother’s Day this weekend I’m sharing some of my favorite Southern mamas’ advice from my own family.  After all, “Mama …

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