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Susie Stancil
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A Game of Thrones Evening
Clint has made me promise to begin by explaining that we are not usually big fans of sci-fi or fantasy. We don't play Dungeons and Dragons, we are not comic book collectors, and we've never been to a Star Trek convention or a Comi-Con, pinky swear. But last...

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Red, White, and Man, That Was a Long Holiday Weekend
I apologize that this post is a week late, but has taken me a few days to recover from all that holiday time we just enjoyed. Since Independence Day fell on a Tuesday this year, and since Mr. Fix-It had some household projects he was itching to work on, we ...

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We enjoyed a fun and unique night out at a mixology class last week. The food and cocktails were amazing, and the leis and tiki mugs were right up my alley, too!

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Mixology Class
I'll admit that when I got an email about a mixology class and accompanying dinner at a restaurant nearby, I pictured Clint and I like Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail , flipping bottles and dancing around while making fancy concoctions. I eagerly signed us...

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It's the centerpiece of church suppers, and a staple in the refrigerator of every Southern kitchen. Let's talk about the "house wine" of the South.

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Sweet Tea: The House Wine of the South
This is going to be controversial, I know it. What I'm about to tell you will no doubt draw plenty of surprise, disappointment, and critical comments, but I won't (pun intended) sugarcoat it: I don't like sweet tea. I've pretended over the years, but I'm an...

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Summer is peak travel season, and I'd like to think I've honed my skills over the years, through trial and error (well, mostly error).
So pack a gallon size freezer bag full of all the medicine you can imagine, and bon voyage, y'all!

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Belles without Borders: Happy Travels, Y'all
This week, my mom embarks on a two-week Alaskan cruise. Of all the people who should not, would not embark on an Alaskan cruise, I would register my mother right at the top of the list. Say what you want about what a fabulous trip that sounds like for you, ...

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Raise a glass of (incredibly sweet) tea and let's celebrate Southern mamas--the women who taught us to appreciate deviled egg plates, perfect meringue, and a proper monogram.

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Celebrating Southern Mamas
I found what I thought to be the perfect card in Hallmark last week...it was pink and bedazzled and simply said, "Mama" on the front. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and saw it was a Spanish card! I had no idea that anyone other than Southerners called...
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