Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show

Have You Had an Elvis Moment?

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We were sitting in a meeting the other day, and one of our young digital marketing coordinators had been to Las Vegas for a family wedding. I asked her if she saw any “Elvis Presleys.” The whole room laughed, and to our surprise, she said she didn’t see a single one! My sister, Janice, the eternal Elvis fan, chimed in and …

pecans

Memories of Pecan Picking

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As August winds down, our wonderful fresh veggies and stone fruits are gradually going away here in the South. Oh, how we will miss them! As harvest season approaches for apples, pears, and pecans, I am already planning my fall recipes. My grandparents were farmers, and every fall we prepared ourselves for the “picking up” pecan season. I always thought …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …