(from Southern Living, November 2009)
One of my very gracious readers (thank you, Patti!) gifted me over the summer with a brand new subscription to Southern Living magazine. I had subscribed to the magazine for awhile, but let it lapse for the last couple of years. Honestly, I had gotten bored with the old style of the magazine and felt they needed to update a bit to keep us all interested. It seemed to be too many ads to me and not all that exciting. Definitely not enough decorating articles to suit me.
Well, they have certainly been working on that, because I have to tell you that since I’ve started my new subscription, I now eagerly await the next issue and I haven’t been disappointed once! They have really ramped up the decorating features and that makes me very happy. 🙂 I even see that they’ve asked a few bloggers to review the NEW and improved magazine and they somehow missed asking me! Hello, Southern Living, I live right here in Birmingham (have visited your fine facility on a fieldtrip) and my blog is called Southern Hospitality! 🙂 I would have gladly done a review for you.
So, I’m doing my own review, without being asked and just to clarify, I’m not getting paid a cent for this, it’s just my honest opinion. 🙂
How fun to open up the November Southern Living magazine and be flipping through the pages and find an article about one of my favorite bloggers, Ree of the fabulously popular Pioneer Woman blog. The November issue has a great feature on her, the family and the ranch they live on, and her new cookbook, complete with recipes to try (which I just may have to do). She doesn’t often toot her own horn, so I’m doing it for her.
I first found The Pioneer Woman back in late Spring of 2007, right after I started blogging. Someone told me I had to go and check her out, so I did and I was hooked from the beginning. Me and about a million others, it seems. If you haven’t been to her blog, you’re probably either a new blogger OR you’ve been living under a rock. 🙂 She’s highly entertaining, very down to earth, and has some amazing recipes. I’ve featured a couple of them here on my blog and they were so good. The Marlboro Man sandwich continues to be a favorite at our house.
I keep hoping that I’ll get a special invitation to visit their ranch and meet her, ride horses and hang out for a couple of days, but she doesn’t know I exist, so I doubt that is gonna happen. 🙂 Oh well, a girl can dream.
There’s also a really great article on the restoration of an 1852 plantation home in Newnan, Georgia that I found delightful, featuring designer, Jamie McPherson.
So, if you haven’t checked out Southern Living lately, what are you waiting for? Get yourself a copy and read all about Ree and her family and the other wonderful articles in the November issue. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
My yardsale turned out great on Saturday! Thanks to some of my readers who came out to the sale: Liz, Pam, and Lou Ann, great to see you all! I had a few things left that I thought were good items and decided to put them on here to see if I have any takers. Good prices too, so click over here to take a peek.
I’ll be starting the decorating of my space at the Holiday House this week, so it’s going to be a busy one!