Food

Tennessee Bourbon Pecan Pie

Tennessee Bourbon Pecan Pie

Nothing says Southern cooking like a Pecan Pie, except maybe Pecan Pie with a bit of bourbon.  This Tennessee Bourbon Pecan Pie combines some of the best elements of southern cooking into a rich and silky smooth pie you will be ask to make every single holiday. Difficulty: Easy  *  Preparation Time: 15 Min  *  […]

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Golden Baked Eggplant

Golden Baked Eggplant

Serve Breaded Eggplant on pasta, as a base for Tuscan Baked Eggplant Parmesan, or as a fabulous appetizer along with a warm marina dipping sauce.

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Valentine’s Day Desert Ideas

Valentine’s Day Desert Ideas

Valentine’s Day is almost here.  To help you celebrate the holiday of love, we have some beautifully creative ideas from Wilton cakes.  PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Wilton WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life   Hearts Abound Checkerboard Cake If you enjoy making cakes, few tools are as versatile at creating ‘one of a kind’ cakes as the Checkerboard […]

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Entertaining

Southern Table: Rustic Chic Autumn Desert Table

Southern Table: Rustic Chic Autumn Desert Table

The golden Earthy tones of Fall easily lend themselves to elegantly rustic design.  When you pair it with sumptuous deserts and fluffy buttercream you have a tablescape that your guests will not soon forget. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: JENNY KELLER WRITTEN BY: STAFF WRITER A two-tiered cake with rustic frilled buttercream icing takes center stage in this […]

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Parties: Little Birdie Baby Shower

Parties: Little Birdie Baby Shower

It may still be chilly outside, but it’s never too early to start dreaming of spring. Paula Biggs, of Frog Prince Paperie, shows us one of her favorite party designs. We certainly fell in love with it and we think you will, too! PHOTOGRAPHS BY: PAULA BIGGS @ FROG PRINCE PAPERIE WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO […]

By August 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How To Make a Handmade Easter Bunny for Your Table

How To Make a Handmade Easter Bunny for Your Table

Mary, from ‘Life at the Cottage’, shows us how to make these perfect handmade Easter Bunnies. What a fabulous addition to an Easter table or decor. We fell in love with them and you will never believe how easy they are to make. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: MARY @ LIFE AT THE COTTAGE WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE […]

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Home & Garden

How To: Natural Fall Wreath

How To: Natural Fall Wreath

Learn how to make this classic Fall wreath from Craftberry Bush. It’s sophisticated enough to grace your door or wall all year round. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: LUCY ATKINS WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Lucy began with a foam wreath form, available at any craft store and many big box stores.  She ripped an eight-foot long […]

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How To: Autumn in White

How To: Autumn in White

Autumn and Thanksgiving decor isn’t all about bright colors. Sometimes the most stunning design is created with neutral tones and incredible textures. Learn how to turn a $5.00 thrift store find into a sophisticated Autumn design. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: KAREN @ SHABBY SWEET COTTAGE WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Karen spent many years as the head […]

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How To Make Easter Bunny Tea Towels

How To Make Easter Bunny Tea Towels

As Easter approaches, Taryn, owner of ‘Design, Dining, and Diapers’ shows us how to transform plain flour sack tea towels into the perfect holiday accent for your kitchen or bath. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: TARYN @ DESIGN DINING and DIAPERS WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Shortly after Taryn’s first child was born decided to trade in life […]

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Life & Travel

Easter at Rippavilla Plantation

Easter at Rippavilla Plantation

Looking for a memorable way to spend part of your Easter this year? Hop on down to Spring Hill, Tennessee for a perfect southern brunch at a restored Civil War era plantation. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: RIPPAVILLA PLANTATION WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Spring Hill, TN – Just south of Franklin in the community of Spring Hill, is […]

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Around the South: January 2016

Around the South: January 2016

Photo Credit: Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort   TENNESSEE Tennessee Special Olympic Winter Games The 2016 State Winter Games will be held Jan. 31- Feb. 2 at Ober Gatlinburg. Over 150 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in Alpine skiing, snowboarding and Speed Skating in divisions based on age and ability. On Sunday night, the public […]

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Southern Profiles: The Inn at Franklin Square

Southern Profiles: The Inn at Franklin Square

Skip the standard hotel experience and discovery Nashville, Franklin, and Middle Tennessee from the luxury of a beautifully restored 1892 Victorian mansion in the middle of historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: THE INN AT FRANKLIN SQUARE WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Franklin, TN – Just south of Nashville is historic Franklin, a town as deeply rooted in Southern history as […]

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Faith & Inspiration

5 Things to Do When a Loved One Is in the Midst of a Traumatic Event

5 Things to Do When a Loved One Is in the Midst of a Traumatic Event

Award winning author, international speaker, and host of WLAC’s ‘The Power of Real Estate’, Michelle Moore, draws on her own traumatic experience as she provides powerful tools to help loved ones in the midst of trauma. BY MICHELLE MOORE I’ve experienced trauma a few times in my life. Until recently, my mother vanishing when I […]

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11 Year Old Proclaiming Jesus Throughout Every Book of the Bible

11 Year Old Proclaiming Jesus Throughout Every Book of the Bible

11 Year old Josiah Willis proclaiming Jesus throughout the Bible in the Sunday morning services at Bent Tree in Carrollton, Texas on April 3rd, 2011.

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A Legacy of Love and One Man’s Promise

A Legacy of Love and One Man’s Promise

One man’s love for his late wife inspired him to carry on her legacy and her passion for wildlife, and in particular the once endangered Trumpeter Swan. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Jim Holt (Star Tribune) and Chris Lommel Photography WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life Monticello, MN – There is no doubt that Sheila Lawrence had a love […]

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The Makers + The Doers

Littlebranch Farms: Rustic Artistry For the Home

Littlebranch Farms: Rustic Artistry For the Home

In the heart of downtown Music City is a gallery showroom where ancient woods and natural materials are elevated to a level of artistry that few can recreate.  PHOTOGRAPHS BY: LITTLEBRANCH FARM WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Nashville, TN – For Kelly and Cathy Maxwell it all started with a wedding back in 2001. Their […]

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Featured Video

Beautiful Southern Homes: Grand Design in Belle Meade

Beautiful Southern Homes: Grand Design in Belle Meade

Located at the doorstep of history, this one-of-a-kind home blends historic Southern luxury with modern sophistication in the heart of one of Nashville’s most exclusive communities. Written by: Southern Guide to Life Photographs via: French King Realty Belle Meade, TN – Taking its name from the ‘Queen of Southern Plantations,’ the Belle Meade Plantation, this small 3.1 […]

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Formerly Caged Chimps Play in the Sun for the First Time

Formerly Caged Chimps Play in the Sun for the First Time

These chimpanzees spent most of their lives being used for laboratory testing. After decades of being locked in tiny cages they finally get a new home in a sanctuary with warm sunlight and green grass. Get your tissues and watch their reaction.

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Opera Star Katherine Jenkins Sings Powerful Rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’

Opera Star Katherine Jenkins Sings Powerful Rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’

Opera star, Katherine Jenkins, performs an amazing, powerful, and moving rendition of ‘Amazing Grace.’ It may just become your favorite version of this beloved song.

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