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Tennessee Bourbon Pecan Pie
By August 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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  *  […]

Southern Table: Rustic Chic Autumn Desert Table
By August 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

Parties: Little Birdie Baby Shower
By August 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

How To: Natural Fall Wreath
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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 […]

How To: Autumn in White
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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 […]

Golden Baked Eggplant
By February 20, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

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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God’s Beautiful Creation
By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

God’s Beautiful Creation

A video showcasing the awesome creation of God’s world set to the beautiful music of ‘Creation Calls’ by Brian Doerksen. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

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This Adorable Yorkie Will Melt Your Heart
By January 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

This Adorable Yorkie Will Melt Your Heart

This adorable Yorkshire Terrier definitely has a nurturing heart. Watch him tuck in his baby brother to keep him nice and warm.

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Squirrel Tries To Hide Nut In The Fur Of Bernese Mountain Dog
By January 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Squirrel Tries To Hide Nut In The Fur Of Bernese Mountain Dog

Shannon Apple likes to shares videos of her adorable pets, including Bernese Mountain Dog, Jax, and an adorable squirrel named Wally. Like any squirrel, Wally, likes to hide away nuts. The thick fur of his friend, Jax, provides the – almost – perfect place.

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Valentine’s Day Desert Ideas
By January 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

Posted in: Food, Holidays, What's New
Holidays: Burlap and Rose Valentine’s Wreath
By January 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Holidays: Burlap and Rose Valentine’s Wreath

Jane Windham of Cottage at the Crossroads, turned strips of burlap and a few craft store finds into a beautiful and whimsical Valentine’s Day wreath that is sure to steal your heart. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Cottage at the Crossroads WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life Jane and her husband, Leo, downsized dramatically when they moved into Leo’s […]

Christmas Mint Party
By December 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Christmas Mint Party

Christmas red and minty green form the central theme of this delicious, vintage inspired, holiday desert buffet.   PHOTOGRAPHS BY: NATALIE MUDD WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Natalie Mudd’s life was already busy enough as a wife and mother of three, whose family has been devoted to ministry work in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago […]

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