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Meet Southern Casseroles Editor Brooke Bell

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One of the outstanding editors with whom I have the pleasure of working is Brooke Bell. She is the editor of Taste of the South magazine (and special collector’s issues like Southern Casseroles). She brings to our readers a new look at wonderful Southern classics. I love great Southern food, and when I see the offerings in Taste, I am ready …

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A Visit With Tina, The Enchanted Home

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It is a joy to introduce you to Tina from The Enchanted Home blog. She has become a great online friend of mine, and we share a love of blue & white. She is no stranger to blogging, and she captured our hearts when she shared the building of her home from the beginning through completion. It is a masterpiece. …

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A Visit with Christen Bensten, Blue Egg Brown Nest

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One of the most popular blogs today is Blue Egg Brown Nest. I became very interested in this wonderful offering as I love home decorating and projects that I can do. Christen Bensten is nationally acclaimed for her talents in giving new life to furniture. Our magazine staff caught up with her and had a wonderful time photographing her work. I …

It’s Graduation Time!

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Well it is graduation time all across the country. Hearts are swelling with pride as proud parents and grandparents are doting on their graduates. It is especially near and dear to us as we have had two college graduations this year. Our first graduation was Aaron’s, who graduated from Georgia Tech in nuclear engineering. Neal and I were proud as …

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A Visit with Cindy Cloward, Riley Blake Designs

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I absolutely love creative people, and Cindy Cloward is high on my list. She is a top star in the sewing industry with her clever fabric designs and insight into children’s clothing ideas. The name Riley Blake is not only the name for her company but has become the call sign for her fabrics in the sewing world. It is …

Why I’ll Always Remember Dixie Carter

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There are people that come into your life that make a real impact and leave you with wonderful memories of special times together. Such was my experience with Dixie Carter. She is most fondly known for her role as the sassy Julia Sugarbaker in the television show Designing Women. I met her several years ago at Southern Lady Celebration, an …