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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Laundry and Death and Taxes

Laundry Predates Taxes AND Death, I Think L Come hang out over at the Herd Management Facebook Page and tell us if you’ve found a way to escape the insanity of family laundry, because the only way I’ve figured out is for us to all become nudists, and even after losing all modesty through the experience of having four kids, I’m not ready to forsake clothes completely. I’ve sort of figured out sock sorting, but no matter what I do, the laundry JUST KEEPS COMING! Even if you don’t have the answers, come commiserate with us; there’s comfort in being understood by others imprisoned by housekeeping.

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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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