Author: Brenda Lord

Hi! Brenda here. I'm an avid writer, fashion lover and a bookworm (hehe). Like to keep things short, simple and sweet.

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My City: Shelly Colvin’s Nashville

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It’s impossible to think of Nashville without its rich musical history, but it’s also a destination with a robust food scene, terrific boutique shopping and a …

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Autumn Harvest Party

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Party maven Danielle Rollins is known all over the South (and beyond) for the stunning events she creates, with charming extra touches and gracious attention to …

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Southern Views: Rachael Yamagata

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Singer, songwriter and musician Rachael Yamagata is no stranger to the lows of heartbreak or the mountaintop highs of success. She’s collaborated with Ryan Adams, Ray …

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Southern View: Holly Williams

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There are few families in the country music world more filled with legend than the Williamses. Holly Williams is the granddaughter, daughter and half-sister of the …

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Portrait Of A Dress

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A wedding dress is a thing of beauty, symbolizing all the hope and promise of a new marriage. Macon, Georgia-born artist Kristina Bailey immortalizes dresses – …

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Simple Seasonal Upgrades

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Sometimes the simplest changes have a bold, noticeable impact. And, as summer prepares to fold over into autumn, many of us are thinking of subtle upgrades …

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Passion For Pottery: Tena Payne

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For Tena Payne a bunch of shiitake mushrooms changed her life. The Birmingham wife and mother of two had been pursuing her passion for creating pottery …

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Patriotic Beauty

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From a heartfelt note to thoughtfully arranged flowers, there are many different ways to say “thanks.” But when it comes to showing appreciation for the servicemen …

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Trail Blazing

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There are few better ways to commune with nature than to use our God-given modes of transportation – our legs. That’s just what Western North Carolina-born …

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Something To Smile About

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For better or worse, one of the first things we notice when we meet someone new is his or her smile. In order to keep your …