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Join Southern Lady and Vietri Founder Susan Gravely on a Trip to Italy!

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Years ago, I met Susan Gravely, the founder and owner of the Italian tableware company Vietri. Warm, kind, and funny, she is a delightful Southern lady if ever there was one. We have so much in common, and we became best friends. This year, Susan and I are both celebrating a very special anniversary: We started our respective companies exactly …

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What Is My Worth?

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I have watched the most amazing TV commercials lately where women are encouraged to be ahead of everyone, leader of the pack, room mother extraordinaire, best laundress in town, at any cost. I just chuckle when I see this as it perfectly describes being a woman . . . but the question is posed as to our worth. We women …

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Be a Shining Light of Encouragement

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It’s a new year, and I am already late on my first post for the year. January was a blur. But February is here, and we are enjoying these beautiful days. It’s still cold, but the light is brighter. Our Ribbon group is very special to me. I love your notes and emails. You are so encouraging. Together, we can …

Finding Joy & Looking Ahead

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As we are ending 2022, I thank you all for your lovely emails, texts, and cards. It was a hard year for our family, as Mom passed away this summer, and many of you know all that entails. I still struggle with this rare anemia, and you have offered up meaningful prayers for me, and I thank you. Still fighting …

Autumn and the Things That Matter Most

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November has arrived with all the beauty of an autumn season. We usually don’t get the gorgeous leaves until November here in Alabama. Some of you have had them for weeks in your area of the country. And some of you don’t have any at all…beach friends! But this season is always special. Thanksgiving was always a special time for …