Honoring Our Veterans

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I love this time of year when the cool weather is here, and we tend to be outside more often. The leaves are gorgeous, and the colors are so vivid. Along one of the main streets are rows of flags in honor of Veterans Day. My dad was a Navy veteran, and since his death, we have revisited the memories …

Lori Allen: TLC Star, Breast Cancer Survivor & Our Southern Lady of the Year

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We had the privilege of presenting the Southern Lady of the Year award to Lori Allen of Bridals by Lori. At our Celebration Weekend, Lori shared her story of how she built her business into the premier bridal shop in Atlanta, Georgia. And she is also the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. She then talked about …

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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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The Watercolor Garden

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A popular topic request among many of you was women artists. We have a lovely column in Victoria magazine called Artist-in-Residence. It highlights women who have used their talents to create beautiful things and share them with others! Today I am sharing an excerpt from Victoria by Cynthia Reeser Constantino about fashionista and design maven Carolyne Roehm. I hope you …

Doing Something Nice for Ourselves

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This past weekend, I went to Atlanta to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo. Our company bought this event company last fall, and this was the first event of the year. I was thrilled to attend! I sat down in the lobby to take a break, and a wonderful lady named Linda Hudson came over and asked if she could …

“Do something you love…”

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I absolutely love when people use their creative talents to elevate something so simple. Many of you requested more posts about female artists, so this is a story from Victoria magazine that I am thrilled to share with you today! Donna Stevens’s dazzling range of ribbons has been bringing touches of glamour to home décor since 2008, when, along with …