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

Holiday Weight Gain is Not Inevitable: 5 Tips to Keeping the Pounds Off

Stop! Put down the liberally sliced piece of pound cake and imagine how great it will feel to start 2017 with an exciting, creative resolution that doesn’t involve extreme weight loss. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, many people throw their fitness and nutrition goals out the window to indulge mindlessly in whatever they please. I have certainly been guilty of holiday weight gain in … Continue reading Holiday Weight Gain is Not Inevitable: 5 Tips to Keeping the Pounds Off

3 Steps to Achieving a Perfectly Decorated Holiday Home

Holiday season is the best season. Why? The holidays provoke quality time with friends and family – at least for a day a two – and it’s an excuse for those decorating buffs to show off their skills. But when is it too early to decorate? Some say it’s never too early, but too much of a good thing is overwhelming. Timing and subtle accents … Continue reading 3 Steps to Achieving a Perfectly Decorated Holiday Home