Christmas Destinations

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For many of us, our Christmas traditions are abbreviated this year. One of my usual trips is to Williamsburg, Virginia, to walk down Duke of Gloucester Street and admire the decorations, eat at a wonderful tavern, and do some shopping. This year I will be staying home, but I wanted to share with you one of my absolutely favorite places …

Gratitude

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Expressing gratitude is something that I am becoming more aware of in my daily life. I am so good at thinking that I should express gratitude, but then I get distracted and forget to say something. I have several friends who are wonderful at taking time to express gratitude. These ladies always remember to call or send a text if …

Confetti Birthday Cake

More Beautiful with Age

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Thank you for your wonderful responses to our last Ribbon. I love hearing from you and sharing thoughts. I celebrated another birthday this past weekend, and that always makes me stop and think about how fast time is passing. It’s probably going at the same rate; it just feels faster as wrinkles and various saggings are more pronounced and seem …

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Reconnect Through Writing

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When I started this blog, the name was a challenge. The ribbon in a journal marks where we are today and where we will pick up tomorrow. I wrote three times a week and really didn’t know if that was too much or if you had time to read it. But I wanted it to be a journey we take …

Flower Arrangement from Southern Lady

Showing Each Other We Care

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It has been a while since I have written. Every day I think of something I would like to say, but then something else happens to throw me in another direction. In these crazy days we are in, I think the most important thing that we can do is to show others that they are thought of and that we …

New Year 2018

Treasuring Each and Every Day

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I think I have been sheltered now for 10 weeks. Being high risk with anemia, my family put the whammy on me early in this adventure. The first week I thought, this is really great. Working from home and finishing up the sewing magazine for press would be fun. Challenging maybe, but fun. Our teams are troupers, and they have …

Luxurious Southern Botanicals: Sapelo Skin Care

Luxurious Southern Botanicals: Sapelo Skin Care

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I hope that each of you find the time to pamper yourself during Mother’s Day weekend and all year long! One of the most luxurious ways to treat myself has been investing in soothing and effective skin care products that make me feel and look refreshed. Recently, my self-care routine has been introduced to the gentle products from Savannah-based Sapelo …

A Timeless Mother’s Day Gift: Van Atkins Jewelry Giveaway

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Van Atkins Jewelry has a wonderful reputation for providing a superior customer experience, exquisite fine jewelry, and exclusive estate pieces. Their legacy spans over four decades and I’ve been an vocal admirer of this Mississippi family-led business for many years. The staff has always been a delightful presence at our Southern Lady Celebration weekends, so it was no surprise that …

The Rose

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Neal came inside from my garden and told me the most beautiful red rose was in full bloom. He planted this rose bush last year, and I really don’t remember it blooming. I went out to see it and decided since we were having storms, I would bring it in for the Easter weekend. The color was breathtaking. Now those …

Faith, Hope, and Love

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My grandmother gave me a silver charm for my charm bracelet when I was a little girl. I still have it on my bracelet today. “Faith, Hope, and Charity”….I don’t think I really understood it then, or why she loved that charm so much. It came from a little store in her town called The Jewel Box. It was a …