Hold on to Summer at Jekyll Island’s Shrimp & Grits Festival September 18-20

Come September, end-of-summer blues kick in fast. The long Labor Day weekend passes by before you really wish to say “so long” to leisurely days out in the sun, and a busy fall schedule seems to be on everyone’s mind. If you’re anything like me, you’re still craving one more beach escape to squeeze in before the season ends. And […]

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The “Best of Southern BBQ” Awards (Part 1)

One thing you quickly discover as you travel around the South eating pulled pork and brisket is how much diversity and variety there is in the region’s flourishing barbecue culture. That variety goes far beyond how the meat is cooked or the sauce that it’s dressed with. From the signs and slogans that adorn the walls to the beverages served alongside, there’s […]

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Gluten-Free Mixed Berry Galettes

When food blogger Courtney Bryant of The Little Dixie Cook went gluten-free in 2009, she was determined that taking care of her health didn’t have to mean missing out on all her favorite foods—like breads, cakes, and muffins. Graciously, she’s sharing her very own gluten-free versions of our favorite Southern recipes. Tune in every other Tuesday for another delectable treat! The Little Dixie Cook’s Mixed Berry Galettes Ingredients: For […]

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Final Day of 31 Days of Idea House Giveaways, $250 Dillard’s Gift Card

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win! The fresh colors of the Southern Living for Dillard’s Diamond Matelasse Coverlet Collection are the final touch for creating a comforting layered look to […]

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Pet Your Praying Mantis

Looking for an unusual pet? One that doesn’t bark, shed, need shots or a litter box, and will look you straight in the eye with obvious affection? Then you need a praying mantis!

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31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 30, Woven Cachepot

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win! Here’s another chance to win that Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs Woven Cachepot ($59) you’ve been eyeing! We love this with a bright, leafy […]

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31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 29, Curio Table Lamps

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win! Currey & Co’s Curio Table Lamp (Quantity 2, $880) has a stacked crystal and brass base and comes with an off white shade and […]

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DIY Concrete Votives

Wedding season is in full force and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. This week, we’re taken by the rustic feel of this creative DIY project from Alyssa Arlene Events! The Project: DIY Concrete Votives Level: Moderate Timeline: Two to four weeks before the wedding reception Materials: Concrete Mix Sand Water Mold […]

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31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 28, Southern Living House Plan

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win! That’s right – we’re giving you another chance to build your Southern Living dream home! Enter to win a Southern Living House Plan ($385) […]

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My Rotten Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are the rage nowadays, as everybody and their cousin with the goiter hail them for their superior, seductive flavor. But what happens when you get sucked into the hype and your special tomatoes disappoint? Join a convent? No — listen to the wise words of Grumpy.

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