The Daily South

Cottage Makeover: Exterior Paint Complete!

The weather has finally allowed us to make a lot of progress on the exterior portions of my home remodel. The exterior is finally painted, window trim and all. I am still deciding on how to treat the original concrete stairs, but whatever the treatment, the old layers of green paint will definitely go!     The trim on the rear entry […]

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Winter Weather Cure All

I’m sick and tired of this winter weather, y’all. My city of Nashville feels like it’s been encased in a block of ice for the past two weeks–making getting out of the house nearly impossible. I’m sure many of you throughout the South share my pain. Instead of allowing the winter blues to set in, I instead took the opportunity […]

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Six Country Music Festivals to Add to Your Travel Calendar

Music festivals have seen a steady surge in popularity over the past several years, with household names like Coachella and Bonnaroo tightening their grip on popular American culture while new multi-day music parties pop up every year. Already, 2015 seems to be the year of the country festival as event producers rush to meet the demand for hot-selling country artists in […]

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Crepe Murder Winners #3 & #4 — Funeral For A Friend

Friends, please observe a moment of silence with me as we remember six beloved friends who recently fell at the hands of a madman. We may never know what motivated this tortured individual to lash out so violently and ignorantly. We only know these poor crepe myrtles were mutilated and we mourn them.

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Cottage Makeover: Interior Paint and Finish Work

Welcome back! Bad weather has slowed progress on the exterior of the house. However, things are shaping up inside. Electrical, plumbing and painting work are basically finished.   And the wood floors have been refinished and sealed.       Looking from the main living room into the den, you can see how dramatic the barn wood accent wall is.     […]

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Final Day of the 28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways!

Every day in February, we’re giving away the essentials you need to stock and update your kitchen. Check in each day to see what it is, and enter for a chance to win! Last but not least, we can’t forget the kitchen sink! Our great big giveaway ends tonight with the Kohler K-5540 Prolific Kitchen Sink ($1,099). This 36-inch stainless-steel sink […]

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Chipped Mutton: A Western Kentucky Treat

Not too long ago, while driving through western Kentucky, I enjoyed my first encounter with one of America’s great micro-regional barbecue specialties: chipped mutton. Barbecued mutton of any sort is hard enough to find. Of the 160 joints Wes Berry visited when compiling The Kentucky Barbecue Book (2013), he found mutton at just 18. With the exception of a few […]

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What Color Is This Dress?

If you think it’s gold, think again… Just kidding! Love it? We do too. Click here to buy. Happy Friday!  Love, your friends at Southern Living

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28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 27

Every day in February, we’re giving away the essentials you need to stock and update your kitchen. Check in each day to see what it is, and enter for a chance to win! The pots and saucepans in IKEA’s FAVORIT 7-piece Cookware Set ($79.99) are all entirely made of metal, so they’re safe in the oven and on any cooktops, including […]

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Set Your Site on Reese

Roots are in this spring—specifically, those of the Southern variety. Though Reese Witherspoon is just the latest star to jump on the lifestyle site movement (enter Goop, Preserve, etc.), Draper James, her iteration on the Hollywood trend du jour has our attention. We received another scoop yesterday via parenting site Cricket’s Circle on what we can expect from the Nashville-native’s […]

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