DIY Watercolor Coffee Mugs

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru and author Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration. Summer is almost over and college students are packing their bags and headed back to […]

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Surround Yourself With Naked Ladies

  You’ve all seen them — front yards of neighbors surreptitiously adorned during the night with flamingos, crows, cows, and mules to mark to arrival of an auspicious day. But as for Grumpy, you can save those things. When I open my eyes on birthday morning and look out from my window to the dawn’s early light, I want to […]

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Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of Cole Swindell’s Latest Music Video

Cole Swindell takes us behind the scenes of his latest music video, Middle of a Memory. From the planning stages to shooting the last scene, see the filming process from his point of view. “I loved getting to see how brilliant my friend Michael Monaco [Director] is at work. His vision for this video is much deeper than I imagined […]

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Two Blues Musicians Prove They’ve Still Got It Plus Exclusive Song Premieres

The music business is a young person’s game. Ask a 30-year-old who’s been touring across the country in a van with four other people or recording for days on end and they might tell you they’re getting to old for this. But the past year has been a banner one for Southern artists over the age of 60 releasing fresh material and […]

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Mum’s The Word!

OK, I’m sorry. I promised myself that if I ever did a post about garden mums, I would not insult you by using the most cliched title of all time. Then I remembered I promised myself that I would lose 10 pounds by giving up beer. I broke that promise. So a precedent has been set.

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Southern Living Gets Its Own Beer

This year Southern Living Magazine celebrates a landmark 50-year anniversary, and we are delighted that they are joining us in Nashville for the festivities! When Editor Sid Evans inquired about a craft beer anniversary collaboration with Tennessee Brew Works, we felt very honored. Our brewery officially opened in August 2013 as my friends and I, with the blessing of some […]

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How to Help the Louisiana Flooding Victims

In the past week, 11 people have died and more than 30,000 people have been impacted by the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the surrounding area. The damage is so devastating it’s as if a massive unnamed hurricane blew through without any warning. While we’ve seen time and time again the resilience of Louisianans, and we surely will again, they […]

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Escape, Unwind, and Indulge at The Inn at Willow Grove

  Photo: innatwillowgrove.com If hot, French press coffee and homemade beignets delivered to your door sounds like the perfect way to start your day (and let’s not forget a personal butler at your “beckon call”), you may want to book your next trip to the Virginia foothills. The Inn at Willow Grove offers the kind of serenity that an escape […]

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August’s Orange Torch

August is a time when most people treat their air-conditioned homes like chipmunk burrows — scurry outside for 10 seconds, then scurry right back in. When Alabama humidity runs like the Amazon down my windows, I need a good excuse to venture to the garden. Fortunately, I have it — this brilliant orange ginger lily.

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Back to School Tips for Keeping Your Locker Organized

Last year we tagged along with Victoria while she decorated her very first school locker. Her theme was zebra stripe accented with hot pink accessories. Being a year older and moving up to the 6th grade, we thought it would be fun to see what she chose this year. As you can see, Victoria went with the black, white, and hot pink color […]

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