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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Bluffton Oyster House

A few weeks ago, my husband and I headed to Palmetto Bluff for a weekend getaway. While we were there, we participated in the Bluffton Seafood and Arts Festival in Bluffton, SC. This is absolutely one of our favorite festivals (we’ve gone two years in a row) because you can experience over 100 artists, live music and delicious food. Each time […]

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Simplify Your Thanksgiving Table and Bring Families Together

The Thanksgiving meal may be one of my favorites of the year. Beyond the delicious food, having extended family members come home or fly in from afar makes the dinner table special. If you’re hosting the meal, it can take “some doing,” as we say in the South, to get that menu planned and the table set. But gathering family […]

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Stars of CMA Country Christmas Answer a Tough Question: Egg Nog or Apple Cider?

The 7th Annual CMA Country Christmas Special will air on November 28 at 8/7 central on ABC, hosted by Jennifer Nettles. The show will feature performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Pianist Joey Alexander, Brett Eldredge, Rascal Flatts, Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Andra Day, Indina Menzel, Sarah Mclachlan, Amy Grant, Chris Young, Brad Paisley, and The Voice winner Jordan Smith. To […]

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6 Tips for a Terrific Thanksgiving

“Gobbler, gobble, gobble!” No, that’s not the sound of a turkey. That’s the sound of your family scarfing down enough turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, yeast rolls, and pecan pie to fill the Sugar Bowl. To make your celebration even more memorable this year, Grumpy offers the following tips.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Myrtle Beach is Music to My Ears

When you think of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, music may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, when I moved here, the music and entertainment scene not only surprised me, it inspired me to want to see, hear and learn more. From its beginnings within the Gullah Geechee culture, to the creation of the Shag dance; from […]

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B&B with Southern Living’s Hotel Collection

There’s not quite a place like Appalachia in the fall. Nestled near Asheville and Brevard, North Carolina, the Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill is a haven for travelers seeking crisp mountain air and fall color. It’s also the first bed & breakfast to land a spot on our Southern Living Hotel Collection. Have your choice of seven guest suites […]

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DIY Textured Snowflake Candle Holder

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. Happy Holidays! Merry and bright is my current mood as I am planning for […]

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Who Stopped the Rain?

It’s a beautiful morning today at my home in north-central Alabama. The air is cool and crisp, the sand dunes shimmer with the first rays of dawn, and the only sounds I hear are the quiet murmurs of Bedouins and camels passing by in the distance. Only a few months ago, trees and shrubs and flowers and grass marred this […]

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