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July 2018: Summer Supper Ideas

Feeling the heat and running out of creative ideas in the kitchen? Let’s up our game and try out some fun twists on classic southern ingredients! To start, let me introduce my adorable friend Shannon Parker… she’s all about getting creative in the kitchen. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, she had to adapt her favorite southern dishes to match her healthier lifestyle. I am BEYOND impressed with this chica! She slowed down the stress and upped healthier cooking habits without compromising flavor (my kinda lady…). When I asked Shannon if she might share some summer supper ideas with my Old Southern Charm friends, she got so excited and had a ton of amazing recipe ideas. I had to...

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June 2018: Wedding Season and the Hunt for the Perfect Gift

It’s officially hot here in the South. I’ve been trying to use my time in the great indoors wisely. There have been a bunch of wedding shower invitation orders in progress and it has gotten me thinking… what are the latest shower gift ideas? As I prepare to celebrate my 8th wedding anniversary, it’s been a blast to research what the modern bride is coming across these days. Here’s what I’ve discovered: Monogram Everything: Not sure this is so different than any other time in the south, but I LOVE that the monogram tradition is still going strong. Check out my friend Emma’s adorable clutches that would be the perfect bridesmaid gift or bridal shower present: Emma Lyn Designs. Personalized...

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May 2018: How Disconnecting Can Be The Best Connection You’ll Ever Have

Mary Davis (CEO of the Special Olympics) wisely said: “A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” I wholeheartedly agree, especially in this day and age of constant screen access. We all do it; We all get sucked in. How glorious it is then, when we take some time to disconnect. This month, I did just that. I went out on a limb (no pun intended) and took some time to reconnect with nature at Evins Mill in Tennessee. What I didn’t comprehend when signing up for Inspired, a creative entrepreneur retreat, was that nature wasn’t all I needed. I needed genuine, human connection. Someone not just to “like” my work with a thumbs up or heart, but to...

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