Mason Jar Items You Need

Southern girls love mason jars; it’s like one our cherished symbols of home and the Southern way of life. Whenever we see one we can practically taste THE sweet iced tea or lemonade we love to drink from them, and they also make us think time-honored tradition or canning vegetables with our grandmothers. We use them for everything from (as I just said) drinking and canning to vases for flowers or storage containers on our vanities to hold cotton balls. One of the only problems a girl who loves mason jars experiences is where to find more do-dad’s with a mason jar themed logo on them, so I’ve compiled a list of some really fun items all mason jar lovers will enjoy! Mason Jar iPhone Cover When I saw this thing I KNEW it had to become my iPhone cover, right away! So stinkin’ cute, and there’s something so unexpected about seeing it on an iPhone. Both hipsters AND Southern girls want it, everyone who sees it can’t help but comment on it. You could also put your monogram on it, which just adds Southern flair. Everything’s Better in a Mason Jar Tea Towel This would look great in any…

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Lessons From Steel Magnolias For My Southern Daughter

Being born into the sisterhood of Southern women bestows blessings on a baby girl that she will enjoy for her lifetime. After watching Steel Magnolias for the millionth time I was reminded of several things that an outsider could learn about Southern womanhood from watching this fantastic film and the things I want my daughters to know about the amazing and unique culture to which they belong. These are characteristics that they’ll learn to appreciate about other Southern women and over time (hopefully) exhibit themselves if we raise them right. Little girls, take note: 1) We Feed People and Do It Well- No matter the occasion people need to eat, and in feeding them we nourish their souls as well as their bodies. Wherever there’s a funeral, you’ll find Southern women bringing in platters and casseroles to feed the masses, and if someone’s having surgery or is dealing with sickness, Southern women not only seek to take care of an ailing person but those surrounding her as well. Ouiser and Clairee’ grocery shop for Drum Eatenton (when Shelby and M’Lynn were undergoing the kidney removal and transplant) as a “gesture” and argue over how many cans of baked beans he…

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Talk Southern to Me: What Does Tump Mean?

In the South you’ll hear a lot of phrases and words that might be foreign to you if you’re not from here, and this is the next installment of Herd Management’s Talk Southern to Me series. Read up on these posts to better understand what Southerners are saying, and learn to speak our language! Today we will be defining the word Tump. Tump is one of those words that, despite having an excellent college-prep education and an English degree, I didn’t truly realize was Southern-specific, even though I’ve known from a young age that it’s not a word one would find in the dictionary. Tump can be used in a wide manner of circumstances and is a word you’ll hear people all across the spectrum of Southern society use. To catch up on previous episodes of Talk Southern to Me read these posts and increase your understanding of Southernese. You might even feel a little more Southern after reading them, and start craving greens and Bourbon Pecan Pie. Just sayin’. Visit us over on the Herd Management Facebook Page and tell us what’s going on in your world! We’re always up for a good story or tips on how to…

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