Cream Cheese-Filled Red Velvet Pound Cake

The Ultimate Pound Cake

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When given a choice, my family will always opt for a hot pound cake right out of the oven. A few years ago, I shared one of my favorite pound cake recipes with you— Jo’s Whipping Cream Pound Cake. Pound cakes have always been popular and are always at the heart of a recipe collection. They are easy for both the …

New Year

Get Ready for a New Year!

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Can you believe that in a few days another New Year will be here? 2018. Oh, my goodness, I can hardly believe it! This year is going to be a good one. We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Southern Lady magazine. It is hard for me to believe it has been 20 years. More news to come on …

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

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I hope your holidays were wonderful and that you can take time to reflect during these wonderful winter days. As we prepare for a new year of Ribbon together, what posts do you like to read here? We got rave reviews over my sister writing her side of stories and an overwhelming response to the post on “no problem.” But …

Christmas Memories

Christmas Is Almost Here!

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I love watching children at Christmas. I adore the sticky faces and fingers from a zealous candy cane eater and the colored icing that always manages to appear on each child’s outfit during cookie decorating and the fun holiday get-togethers this time of year brings. One of the season’s highlights for us as children was Christmas tree shopping. In our …

Silver Bell Ornaments

Jingle Bells! My Christmas Tree Ornament Tradition

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I love ornaments, and I have so many favorites that my grandchildren have made for me. Every year as I unpack them,  I let my mind think back to wonderful times and beautiful celebrations. When Neal and I got married, we started a silver jingle bell ornament collection. Since we were married on December 23, these bells are a treasured Christmas …

Gift Giving

’Tis the Season for Giving!

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This time of year brings joy, memories, and restless excitement in preparation for Christmas Day. Shopping for presents is always a fun experience, and I have so many delightful memories of picking out the perfect gifts for my family and friends. The anticipation of keeping each gift a secret before the big day makes this month one of the most …

Thanksgiving Table

The Table’s Set—Happy Thanksgiving!

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To all of my Ribbon friends— Happy Thanksgiving! I pray your Thanksgiving is a beautiful day. No matter how you celebrate or with whom, please know that you are loved and you make a difference in our world. In a world of unexpected events, as we have experienced this past year, may we all find bright moments of happiness and …

Grandparents Day

It’s Grandparents Day at School!

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Today as you are reading this, Neal and I are attending Grandparents Day at our granddaughter’s school. Each year, we go see the beautiful classrooms and excited children, and what an amazing experience we have! Their artwork is beautifully displayed, and they are singing their best songs. Grandparents Day is a new concept with schools these days. We didn’t have …

Table Setting

Etiquette Q&A: Table Setting Tips from Southern Lady

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With Thanksgiving next week, I wanted to share some table setting tips to help you prepare for the holidays. I wear many hats and am always involved in many projects. As editor-in-chief of Southern Lady magazine, I enjoy hearing readers’ questions and responding with solutions and tips. Getting everything ready for Turkey Day can sometimes be daunting, but these table setting …

Thanksgiving

Give Thanks and Make Delicious Thanksgiving Dishes!

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When we were kids, going to our grandparents’ house was the Thanksgiving tradition that we loved. It was always fun to catch up on the latest boyfriends, school news, and plans for the future. We had three boy cousins and seven girl cousins. The guys would get away from us as quickly as possible to toss the football or talk …