The Daily South

5 Great Flowers For Brown Thumbs & Butterflies

You desperately want beautiful flowers in front of your house all summer long and yet you haven’t acted. You’re not an expert, after all, and what if you pick the wrong flowers and they die pathetically and the neighbors snicker and you feel like a total loser? Fear not, faithful reader! Once again, Grumpy will save you. Here are five […]

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Beat the Heat at Lake Lanier Islands

Photo: lanierislands.com Lake Lanier Islands may be just the answer to cool off this season. Just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, the resort will remind you of anything but the city. You may feel like you’re back at summer camp with all the activities at this outdoor retreat. Picture yourself relaxing on the resort’s sun-kissed shores, ziplining through the wooded […]

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How to Give the Perfect Wedding Speech

With the expertise of Kate Cook, owner KBCook Weddings, and Neillie Butler, owner of Mariee Ami Wedding Planning Studio, The Daily South has compiled a wedding-speech-writing-guide for every Maid of Honor and Best Man. Summer is wedding season in the South, and one of the most beloved Southern wedding traditions is the rehearsal dinner toast. During these toasts, Maids of Honor […]

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The Eastern Shore: Virginia’s Best-Kept Secret

Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Brianna Simmons of Casual Travelist. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   Virginia is well known for its natural beauty, history and booming food scene, but the Eastern Shore is often overlooked. Bordered by Maryland, the […]

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Controlling Fire Ants — What Works, What Doesn’t

It’s a rule here in the South. Following a heavy rain on Sunday, on Monday your yard becomes a death zone dotted with little red clay volcanoes — fire ant mounds teeming with satanic assassins just itching to sting you and any other animal they can find. I truly believe this is why Karen Carpenter sang, “Rainy days and Mondays […]

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Don’t Ignore Your Lawn

People elsewhere in the country rail against lawns, but here in the rainy, humid South, we like them. They cool the air, cover up the mud, reduce run-off, stop erosion, and are tender on the tootsies. This is why you must provide them with a modicum of care, lest yours end up looking like this.

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Acts of Gratitude: Send Address Labels

Southern Living has teamed up with Tiny Prints to celebrate gratitude, which is defined as the quality of being thankful. In all the busyness, we may sometimes forget to say thank you and show gratitude when we should. We challenge you to reflect on what you are thankful for in your life, and share a small act to pass along gratitude to others in your […]

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How To Scope Out Vintage Treasures In A New Place

The Distillery is an Austin, Texas-based collection of unique, hand-picked specialty goods. Owned and curated by brother-and-sister-duo Clif Claycomb and Catelyn Silapachai, products for this vintage shop draw inspiration from all around the world – some are vintage finds, some are handmade, and some are discovered at local flea markets. Lucky for us, Catelyn’s sharing her secrets on how to scour new places for […]

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Celebrate Your Wedding Anniversary in Williamsburg, Virginia

Sponsored Advertising Content: Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Chelsea LaVere of Tidewater and Tulle. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   On December 27, 2009, my husband and I were married at Williamsburg Lodge. Before we finally moved to Williamsburg, every […]

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DIY Lattice Flower Wall

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru 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 here and if you have been following my recent projects, you know […]

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