Why You Should Hop on the “Paint and Sip” Train

You may have heard of this growing trend of drinking wine and painting. People like to do it individually, in small groups, or even as parties. I can think of two reasons why this particular pairing is on the rise: 1) Wine tastes delicious, and drinking it is relaxing. 2) Painting is also relaxing, and you’re able to tap into your creativity, at least to … Continue reading Why You Should Hop on the “Paint and Sip” Train

For Every Cake There is a Season: Wedding Cake Flavor and Design Trends

Perhaps the bride and groom’s favorite part of wedding planning is choosing their wedding cake. The flavors. The colors. The type of icing. The topper. While fun and delicious, the process can also turn into just another stress added to the mountain of tasks to complete before the big day. Many wedding-planning calendars and timelines differ on when you should begin looking for a baker … Continue reading For Every Cake There is a Season: Wedding Cake Flavor and Design Trends

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

As the air begins to grow cooler, excitement builds with the onset of the holiday season. Lights and decorations begin to fill the windows of South Georgia’s downtown shops, and the familiar sounds and smells of Thanksgiving and Christmas create an atmosphere that excites everyone’s inner child. In downtown Valdosta, one shop has elaborately decorated for the holidays, hoping to spread cheer and enthusiasm that … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

6 Must-Have Dishes for Every Holiday Meal

Every good southern get-together revolves around food, and the holidays are no exception. Families start planning who’s making what weeks before the event and spend hours finding recipes, buying groceries, and laboring over the stove to prepare delicious, food-coma-inducing meals for their loved ones. Store-bought pies? Macaroni and powdered cheese from a box? Precooked turkeys? Forget about it. Around here, homemade is the only way … Continue reading 6 Must-Have Dishes for Every Holiday Meal

The 2016 Presidential Election

This presidential election is unlike any other in American history. I know that same tired line has been used in every other election, but this election has two candidates who could not be more diametrically opposed. This general election has been a political bloodbath in which harsh attacks have been sent in both directions. Many pundits have called this election a joke because it seems … Continue reading The 2016 Presidential Election