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 …

When I Get to Heaven Giveaway

When I Get to Heaven Giveaway with Angela Pullen Atherton

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During this holiday season, I am reminded constantly of families who have lost loved ones during the year and find the first holidays without them very difficult. Many times, there are children in our lives who would benefit from beautiful thoughts about heaven. When I saw this adorable book from one of my favorite young, talented illustrators, Angela Pullen Atherton, …

History of Sewing Machines

The History of Sewing Machines

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Happy December! I’ve been out of the office for a little bit so, here’s a guest post on the history of sewing machines from Emma Reeves. Sewing is an art and pastime I’m very passionate about. We’re always drumming up the most darling outfits and sewing projects for Classic Sewing magazine. Find a comfy seat, and discover the history of …

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti - Southern Lady Biscotti

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

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Autumn is almost here, which also means its almost time for all things pumpkin spice. I love, and I mean LOVE, all things pumpkin spice! It has been a favorite flavor of mine for years and I still wonder why I cant get it all year long. Actually, last year I wrote a whole blog post on the subject, and …


Love on the Table by Beth Albright

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Written by Beth Albright As a Southerner, I’ve always known that food and love are one and the same. My grandmothers both knew this secret and, as we do down South, passed that bit of magic down to future generations, the same as with our stories. Memories and shared recipes all get wrapped and tied with ribbon in faded, stained …

Reuben Strudels for St. Patrick’s Day

Reuben Strudels for St. Patrick’s Day

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Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day; this holiday always seems to sneak up on me. I’m not a huge fan of St. Patrick’s Day for two reasons: I always forget to wear green, and then I’m always being pinched because of that mistake. So, when the day comes, I get out of my car only to see the long succession of …