Rocket City
November 29, 2021 Featured

Huntsville, Alabama, was once a sleepy, farming town that you drove through on your way to Nashville. Well, folks, stand back because the Rocket City is on the move! Last year, Huntsville officially took the lead as Alabama’s largest city by the population at 215,006, edging out Birmingham for the top spot by just over… Read more »

eudora_welty_southern_writer_legacy
September 21, 2021 Featured

Eudora Welty is an iconic Southern writer who brought life to every single word she ever wrote. When many of us think of Eudora Welty, we probably picture an older lady with silver hair and endless words of wisdom. However, just like us, Welty was once a child too. Her insight was gained through life… Read more »

tupelo mississippi sign TVA
September 8, 2021 Featured

Tupelo, Mississippi?! Never in my life did I think I’d live in the northeastern pocket of Mississippi, in the hometown of Elvis. This “microtropolis,” with its rolling hills, local culture, and large Magnolia trees, now holds an extraordinary place in my heart. My family and I never planned on living in Tupelo. We were “Hattiesburgers”… Read more »

Young-Dolly-Parton
August 11, 2021 Featured

Two words. One fabulous lady. Dolly Parton! To know herĀ is to love her. Although I don’t know her personally, I wish I did, and I’ve been a lifelong fan ever since I was old enough to bee-bop along to “9-5” in the back of my grandparent’s silver Lincoln. A genuine rag to riches story, Dolly… Read more »

_Hometown_
August 9, 2021 Featured

My husband and I recently attended a wedding in his hometown, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Later that weekend, we decided to check out the town of Laurel, Miss., home of the ever-popular HGTV show, “Hometown.” Here’s what you need to know before I dive into all things Hometown. We lived in Hattiesburg for the first ten years… Read more »

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
June 27, 2021 Featured Variety

Have you watched Steel Magnolias lately? The other night I popped some popcorn, grabbed a Coke Zero, and indulged my Southern female senses to the very max! Don’t worry, I didn’t forget the tissue–because we all know we need a few–dozen when watching this iconic film. I’ve watched this film many times, but after watching… Read more »