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Monica Schmelter: Becoming a Woman of Virtue (Part 2)
By February 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Monica Schmelter: Becoming a Woman of Virtue (Part 2)

Monica Schmelter continues her life changing Bible Study on ‘Becoming a Woman of Virtue.’  WRITTEN BY: Monica Schmelter Becoming a virtuous woman can seem like a lofty goal or impossible dream.  If we list the responsibilities of most women they include caring for family, juggling a household, earning a living, solving problems, and the list goes […]

The Unlikely Friendship of Bubbles and Bella
By February 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Unlikely Friendship of Bubbles and Bella

In the beautiful realm of unlikely friendships, the relationship formed between an elephant named Bubbles, and a Black Lab named Bella, is a shining gem. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Barry Bland WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life Myrtle Beach, SC – Bubbles, the elephant, was orphaned when poachers killed her parents for their tusks.  Despite her tragic start in […]

Wake Up Your Winter Garden and Home with a Splash of Color
By February 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Wake Up Your Winter Garden and Home with a Splash of Color

California Gardening with a Southern Accent: Come join me for a cup of tea and I will share with you how you can add splashes of color with flowers to chase away the winter blues in your home and garden. PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Erin Houghton WRITTEN BY: Erin Houghton Primrose flowers are wonderful plants to add a pop […]

Beautiful Southern Homes: Eliza Jewett House
By January 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Beautiful Southern Homes: Eliza Jewett House

Located at the doorstep of history, this one-of-a-kind home blends historic Southern luxury with modern sophistication. Written by: Southern Guide to Life Photographs via: Sotheby’s International Realty   Savannah, Ga – Almost a hundred years before women in America had the right to vote, Eliza Jewett was building homes in Georgia.  Built atop what the […]

The Painted Garden: Create A Winter Welcome With Gifts From the Garden
By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

The Painted Garden: Create A Winter Welcome With Gifts From the Garden

It has been said that those raised in the South carry their love for the traditions and warmth of the South with them for the rest of their life, no matter where they live.  Southern accents may fade, but traditions live on. BY ERIN HOUGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIN HOUGHTON As a North Carolina native one of […]

The Real Life Home of ABC’s ‘Nashville’
By August 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

The Real Life Home of ABC’s ‘Nashville’

If you have watched ABC’s hit new drama ‘Nashville,’ chances are you have seen this sprawling brick Georgian home.  Photographs via: Fridrich & Clark Realty Nashville, TN – The mansion doubles as the home of fictional country music legend Rayna James, played by Connie Britton of ‘Friday Night Lights’ fame.  While the shows early episodes […]

DIY Pallet Flower Box
By April 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

DIY Pallet Flower Box

Jen Migonis, owner of Migonis Home, shows us how to create a fabulous Easter centerpiece from an old weathered pallet.  PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Migonis Home WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life Jen Migonis, owner of Migonis Home, is a wife and mother, whose website features delicious recipes, project ideas, tablescapes, and home inspiration. For Easter, she and her husband […]

Beautiful Southern Homes: Green-Moore House
By September 11, 2012 10 Comments Read More →

Beautiful Southern Homes: Green-Moore House

It is easy to see why this stunning Queen Anne style home was originally called the Turret Mansion when it was built in 1896.  Sitting at the corner of 10th Avenue and West Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee’s oldest neighborhood of Hincheyville, the five bedroom, four bath manor was the prize of affluent local banker Ed […]

Southern Fried Okra
By August 28, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Southern Fried Okra

Fried okra is a staple food of the South, but it is not always easy to make picture-perfect fried okra at home. This is a foolproof  recipe for restaurant quality fried okra that will turn out perfectly every time.

Nanny’s Old-Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie

Nanny’s Old-Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie

This easy and completely made-from-scratch Lemon Meringue Pie is the single most requested desert to come out of my kitchen.  It will surely be the only lemon pie recipe you will ever use! Difficulty: Easy  *  Preparation Time: 30 Min  *  Cook Time: 10 Min  *  Servings: 8 IngredientsCrust: Graham Cracker Crumbs Sugar Butter (or […]

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