A Taste of Merroir on the Virginia Oyster Trail

Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Brianna Simmons of Casual Travelist. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia. Historically, Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay were a haven for oysters. Journals from the crews that sailed with Capt. John Smith (of Pocahontas and Jamestown Settlement […]

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Refreshing Homemade Popsicles (Video)

If you’re looking for a fun and creative treat to make this spring, then I’ve got just the fix for you! Homemade popsicles are not only a fun activity to do with kids, but they’re also a healthy dessert option that everyone will love. The best part is that they couldn’t be any easier to make! All you need is coconut […]

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Chicken Salad Chick’s Grape Salad Recipe

Here at Southern Living, we love Chicken Salad Chick. The brand was born in August 2007, when Stacy Brown decided to open a business to support her three children. She had always loved chicken salad – a Southern staple, in our book – and decided to start selling locally to make ends meet. She tried more than a dozen recipe variations, […]

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Kill Those Root Suckers!

You’ve done the right thing. You’ve cut down that stinking Bradford pear. But you didn’t remove the stump and roots. So now a million suckers are sprouting from the spot. Lord-a-mighty, what’s a homeowner to do? Let Grumpy explain. When you cut down trees, some grow back and others don’t. Needle-leaf conifers, such as pines and spruces, almost never grow […]

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Dream Catcher-Inspired Flower Crown

Whether you’re looking for a fun festival accessory, a unique bridesmaid flower crown or just a creative summer DIY, we love this beautiful headpiece by floral expert Ron Wendt of Ron Wendt Design, a native Texan who’s behind the exquisite floral events of Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Cartier. The Project: Dream Catcher-Inspired Flower Crown Level: Moderate Materials: Pipe cleaners/chenille stems Raffia ribbon 1″ wide organza ribbon Fern fronds (we […]

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7 Secrets To A Healthy, Lush Lawn

We’re full-blown into spring, and the indications are all around us: the flowers are blooming, the winds are warming, and the neighbors are beginning to shape up their lawns. The National Association of Landscape Professionals wants to make sure that you’re not the odd one out on your block, so follow these seven secrets to a beautiful yard. 1. Test your soil […]

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DIY Simple Chandelier

Running a small business is like being in your 20s. Your budget is small and your dreams are big so you’ve got to be thrifty. That’s the story of my life, so, I’m always trying to make a lot happen with a little. A recent challenge: planning an event on a small budget while really wanting to “wow” a particularly […]

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Natalie Chanin on Slow Fashion & Sustainability

“Our closets should change in the same way ecology changes,” suggests Natalie Chanin, her articulate perspective laced with an endearing Southern drawl. “We should develop our wardrobes slowly and mindfully – building upon the timelessness of the colors and patterns that already exist.” Then, she considers her audience, a captive array gathered in a charming room above the Patagonia store […]

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Top 5 Animal Encounters to Celebrate Endangered Species Day

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we aim to take very good care of our natural resources, to not only provide a beautiful vacation experience year round, but to continue to provide a safe haven for the plants and animals that are indigenous to our area. Perhaps no other day are we more aware of our impact on the environment than […]

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This Is How to Fade Those Dark Spots on Your Skin

When your complexion somehow produces a dark spot that not even concealer can color-correct, don’t panic—you can get it to fade, but first, you’ll need to figure out how it formed. “Hyperpigmentation in the skin comes from melanin. Sometimes too much is stimulated, and the pigment is found within the cell,” explains dermatologist Patricia Wexler M.D. “Sun spots do not go away […]

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