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10 Important Life Lessons from My Smart Southern Momma

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10 Important Life Lessons from My Smart Southern Momma

The more years that pass, the more I learn from my mother about life, and love, and good cooking. Here's the top ten (and a treat for your mamma)!

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How to Best Come Together to Stay Apart? Covid 19

How to Best Come Together to Stay Apart? Covid 19

How are you doing...really? A bit frayed at the edges? Struggling for control of, well, anything? Our new normal for the weeks...and months...to come looks very different than it did not long ago. And we've got to learn to work with what we've got! Here's how I'm coping. I'd love to hear what you are doing! Helping Others During the Pandemic When anxiety gets the best of me, I try to think of what I can do to improve the situation. How can I help someone else? As the owner of a soap business, that means stocking local food pantries...

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How to Make the Most of Your Monogram

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How to Make the Most of Your Monogram

It comes in handy to know the traditional rules of monogramming. Then you can decide when to break them.

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Are You Celebrating Galentines Day This Year?

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Are You Celebrating Galentines Day This Year?

I'm not going to lie, my perfect Valentine's day is Netflix, cozy socks, and plenty of chocolate. Traffic, crowds, and prix fixe menus just aren't my jam. Significant other welcome. But don't expect me to put on Spanx tonight just to wedge into a candlelight dinner for...well, half the world's population over 15, I'm guessing. (Yeah, I've just never been a fan. Blame it on my sixth-grade crush telling me I needed to lose weight, on Valentine's Day. I wonder what that son of a...biscuit eater...is doing these days. "Oh, hi. I have my own business." ) via GIPHY But, Galantines day...

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Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off: Martin Luther King, Jr.

During Southern Girl Soapery's seven-plus years in business, I've struggled each year with how to handle certain holidays: Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and more. To slap up an advertisement for a sale doesn't honor the meaning of those days. Many people post inspirational quotes or shocking photos. But I always wonder if those are shared because it's expected or because of true feelings. I suspect the reality is split. So, I avoid the topic, side-stepping both offense and honor. And that never sits right with my conscience either. Enter Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (Martin Luther King,...

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