The Daily South

Cottage Makeover: Painting the Exterior

Oh, my goodness! I can hardly believe my eyes. We have finally started painting the new brick exterior. As you know, the color is Sherwin-Williams’ Black Fox, and I just love it. It is a muddy, dark gray/brown, and it really gives the house the character I was looking for. We are also making good progress on the back entry porch. […]

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28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 26

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! We’ve got just the package from World Market for cold brew aficionados, hot coffee devotees, and tea drinkers, too! The Bonavita 1-Liter Stovetop Kettle ($44.99) will sit pretty […]

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Have You Heard the Idea House Buzz?

With five months until the grand reveal of our 2015 Idea House, the countdown is on. An all-star design team is already hard at work planning every last detail of the new modern farmhouse located at Bundoran Farm by Natural Retreats, just outside Charlottesville, Virginia. Our 2014 Custom Builder of the Year Jayson Collier of Summit Custom Homes is the […]

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Belle Chevre: The French Do It

The French do it. Not just at night, mind you. As a general rule, they begin their day with it. Get your mind out of de gutter! Of course, I’m talking about cheese. Cheese for breakfast. Chances are you didn’t grow up having cheese as a main course for breakfast. Growing up in Alabama I certainly didn’t. Eggs and bacon, cereal […]

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28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 25

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! Big enough to feed the whole family and then some, this Stainless 7 qt. Chili Pot Dutch Oven ($69.95) by Berndes for Crate and Barrel is sleek in appearance […]

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Cottage Makeover: Interior/Exterior Progress

Hello again, friends. Thanks so much for following along as I detail the transformation of my Arkansas cottage. (As a side note, for a little spoiler of finished pictures of my house and garden, check out the March issue of Southern Living. It has just hit newsstands and contains a story on my house!)  The back porch/entry of the cottage […]

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28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 24

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! You didn’t think we’d only give away a hand vac, did you? Black + Decker 36V MAX* Lithium Stick Vac with ORA Technology ($299.99) is still lightweight, but […]

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5 Times Reese Witherspoon Ruled the Oscars

In our book there is no competition, Southern gal Reese Witherspoon was the queen of the Academy Awards. Although the actress, who won an Oscar in 2006 for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line, did not take home a golden statue this year, her grace and humor put her on the top of our list.

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28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 23

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! Here’s your last chance to win a new pendant for your kitchen–Shades of Light’s Strata Art Glass Pendant Light ($149) is hand-blown and looks even better when […]

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Crepe Murder Winner #1 — Confess Your Sin & Repent!

Friends, Grumpy believes the Big Guy loves us all and is willing to extend mercy to anyone who confesses to crepe murder and promises never to do something so horrible again. Even if the guilty party is a church.

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