Planting Seeds and Harvesting

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This time of year, when all the pumpkins and fall vegetables are showing up at local farmers’ markets, I just marvel at the beauty of the season. It’s interesting to think that months ago, farmers were out in the gardens and fields planting seeds, hoping and praying that the harvest would be plentiful. Planting seeds requires preparation, planting, praying for …

Waiting Graciously

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For those of you who know me, you know I hate to wait. Now I can hear you saying, “Everyone has to wait,” and this is very true; but I like to keep moving! I found myself watching the microwave tick down and thought, “Please hurry up”—a microwave that cooks in record time wasn’t going fast enough. Really? Now that’s …

Bake a Cake and Celebrate Life!

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As you know, our company publishes Bake from Scratch, a magazine and book series for people who are passionate about baking. I mean … passionate! I have rediscovered my desire to bake more and learn new techniques. It is a far cry from the way I baked growing up. But I have to tell you that cooks like me love …

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Meet Carrie Morey of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits!

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I believe the nostalgia of biscuits are one reason why people love them so much. Well…that and copious amounts of butter! Whether a vessel for strawberry shortcakes or a savory side to your breakfast platter, biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to so many dishes! The final speaker at our Southern Lady celebration that I want to introduce you to is …

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Ashley Mac’s Is Home to The World’s Best Strawberry Cake—Meet The Owner!

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Up next in our lineup of fabulous speakers for the Southern Lady Celebration is the lovely Ashley McMakin! Ashley is a restauranteur and caterer who happens to have the best strawberry cake recipe on earth. She and her husband, Andy, are the owners of Ashley Mac’s, a quality home-style café that serves food that is “just a little bit better …

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A French Cottage Preview

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Summer always seems to put me in a travel state of mind—and an adventure to France is on just about everyone’s bucket list! Victoria magazine’s latest special issue is full of the most breathtaking inspiration, including carefully restored interiors and storied dwellings in the heart of France. French Cottage 2019 is packed with charm, elegance, and the very best of the …

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Hear from Vietri Founder, Susan Gravely at Our Southern Lady Celebration

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I cannot tell you how excited we are about the upcoming Southern Lady Celebration! I have fabulous memories about events held in years past. It seems like yesterday that we all gathered together to glean inspiration from wonderful women who were willing to share their stories. It encouraged me immensely, and I know it did you as well. And this …