The Nutcracker: A Ballet for Kids of All Ages

For 35 consecutive years, the Alabama Ballet has traveled to Anniston, Alabama to present George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker Ballet” to both the community and about 1800 third graders from 3 surrounding counties. The Knox Concert Series is a 100% Volunteer non-profit organization that gives students in these rural areas the opportunity to enjoy this iconic Christmas ballet. An opportunity they might not have […]

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Chocolate Champagne Truffles with QVC’s David Venable

Best-selling cookbook author and host of QVC’s popular cooking show In the Kitchen with David® David Venable is sharing with us a sweet dessert recipe that’s sure to impress all of your guests this holiday season. As he’s known for his warmth and hospitality, it’s no wonder that David spends Christmas in the South. “I love going home to North Carolina to spend […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Maple Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache

Local Dallas cookbook author and blogger Amy Green had to give up gluten and refined sugars, but you’d never guess with the amazing recipes she writes about. This incredible Gluten-Free (and, refined sugar-free) Chocolate Cake with Maple Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache looked too good to pass up. “At first, everything that came out of my oven was a disaster. My […]

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“Tennessee Christmas” with Amy Grant

The holidays are a time for a lot of pomp and circumstance, and we often think bigger is better. The showier the decorating, the grander the events, the better. But this Christmas, take the best kind of time-out with a new Christmas album by Amy Grant. The singer says that this new album, “Tennessee Christmas,” is “unlike any other Christmas […]

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Who Shot Up My Shrubs?

Faithful reader, Lisa, writes, “I have a hedge of cherry laurels that is looking quite ill. The malady started as holes in the leaves, then the leaves turned yellowish, and now they are falling off. The whole thing is getting bare and pitiful looking. Is it a buggy infestation or something else?”

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Laura Lea’s Caesar Roasted Cabbage Recipe

When it comes to holiday entertaining, finding simple recipes that’ll please all of your guests can be quite a feat. One Nashville holistic chef, Laura Lea Goldberg, has come up with an incredibly delicious and easy side dish recipe that’s both flavorful and elegant for a Christmas lunch or dinner. “This recipe is my response to the allegation that veggies are […]

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Fooled By Fall Color Again!

When you go 70-plus days without rain, you have cause to expect the worst. “Fall color is going to [a verb that means greatly disappoint] this year!” I wailed. “All the leaves are gonna turn brown.” But once again, Mother Nature had other plans — one of many reasons I resent that tired, old biddy.

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Shop Small and Support Local Businesses

Today, November 26th we invite you to show your love and support for local businesses by participating in the #ShopSmall campaign! Slowly but surely, shopping habits are changing and more people are choosing to support local businesses! This is a wonderful way to give a gift with meaning to it this holiday season. I’ve teamed up with blogger Leigha from […]

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Four Bloggers’ Go-To Holiday Cocktails

I think it’s safe to say that we’re all looking for the perfect cocktail to serve our Thanksgiving guests! Fortunately, I’ve teamed up with southern bloggers Beth Aschenbach and Danielle Norcross, from Palm Beach Lately, Amanda Gluck with Fashionable Hostess, and Ashley Brooke with Ashley Brooke Designs to bring us their go-to cocktails to serve this holiday season. You’ve Been Flocked by […]

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Relax This Holiday Season with The Little Yoga House

The holidays can be a stressful time of year, especially when it comes to long road trips. An easy solution for restless kiddos? The Little Yoga House in Austin, Texas. This boutique kids-only yoga studio has created “a safe, beautiful, peaceful space just for kids and families to learn the practice of yoga.” We spoke with co-founder Abby Nagler on The Little Yoga House […]

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