Traditions are what define a culture. The shared experiences of food, drink, actions and ceremonies bond individuals together in unity, regardless of how different they may actually be. The traditions of the South are not the traditions of the North, nor are those of the West the same as found in the East. Yet, while traditions hold on to the past, in this dynamic age, subtle blending can occur, often to the betterment of all.

From hours of pouring over Pinterest and property listings to days of patiently (or very impatiently) waiting for the perfect price or closing deal, there is a lot that goes into buying a home. One of the more important aspects of the home-buying process is ensuring the safety of the ginormous investment into your future.

Spring is upon us and I am anxious to get our outdoor space ready for entertaining. This concrete tray DIY is just the ticket to get my décor on the right track for entertaining, and all while being budget friendly. So, it is a win-win!

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”

Our bodies are not designed for the world in which we live. In times past, calories were a scarce commodity. Every bite represented work, struggle and physical output. It cost many, many calories to produce a simple meal, from the planting, ranching, farming or foraging all the way down to the food preparation and cleanup. Now, our food costs us very little, and we fail to consider its great value. Food is available in such vast abundance with close to no physical effort required to get it. We used to spend time physically working for our food, and now many of us sit behind desks earni…

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday to celebrate those that you love. I began thinking of fun DIY gifts to create with your kiddos to fill their friends’ Valentine’s Day bag at school. I wanted gifts that didn’t contain sugar and are very budget friendly, and thought about slime. If you have little ones, you know that making slime is all the rage right now. Glow in the dark slime, slime that smells like chocolate, and the list goes on and on. So why not get them involved and make a big batch of Valen-slime to hand out their friends? They will love it, their friends will love it and s…

Picking out an engagement ring is a wonderful time in a couple’s life! The process can be quite a roller coaster, and that’s why we are here to help! Beard Fine Jewelers sells engagement rings, so we are setting aside our interests to help you choose a ring she will love while giving you the facts you need to know when making such a big decision.

Could this be the cause of your bloating and other embarrassing symptoms?

Now that you have found the wedding dress of your dreams, or Pinterest board, it’s time to start another gown-shopping journey. Oftentimes finding that perfect dress for everyone in your party can seem like a daunting task. We recently had the opportunity to talk with the ladies at Rubie & Jane, they shared a few tips with us in hopes of making your dress shopping a little less stressful and a lot more fun. We would like to wish you all the luck in saying yes to the dresses.

Catering is usually the first or second line-item cost for a wedding, so brides need to take care in selecting the right fit. The perfect caterer should be interested in learning about your event. A caterer should be asking about your theme, the purpose, budget and goals.

This retro drum hospitality table DIY was inspired by an eye-catching vintage party planning book clipping. In the original holiday book plans they used cardboard to create the “drum” walls and I decided to simplify all the elements by using holiday supplies you more than likely already have, like wrapping paper and ribbon. This is such a fun idea for a cocktail or hors d'oeuvres table for your holiday gatherings this year. You could easily wrap an entire round table and let that be the designated kids table. How fun would that be?

The white ball was easy to spot, almost glowing in the gray, quiet woods. A flick of the well-honed pocket knife and the toothy ball joined several other shaggy Hericiums in the man’s basket.

Award-winning author Alice Walker once said, “Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”

This DIY is such a fun way to liven up any tablescape or simply spice up your seasonal décor. I am a huge fan of vintage finds and bringing old things back to life. So when I came across a stack of old books at a sale, I could not pass up the paper crafting possibilities. You could even go as far as selecting a book for the occasion, such as a romance novel for a wedding or nursery rhymes for a baby shower. This vintage book page runner DIY is a definite conversation piece.