June 7, 2010

Below the Mason-Dixon

 (Pack your bags and head down south, y'all)

Hi sweetie pies! So we're back to the grind today, huh? Only two work days this week, though, and then I'm leaving for the beach on Thursday! I started packing last night and I know you're thinking 'geeze louise!' Listen, y'all I like to get a head start on packing for any trip. Surely there are others of you out there like me?? Please say yes...

So, I was thinking about what to share with you all today, and it occurred to me that I've never done a post on Southern culture. I mean, my blog's name is southern, for goodness sake! So, I'm hoping this post is going to bring you some southern comfort on this Monday.

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These are some images that come to mind when I think of the south....

Stately plantation homes

Catching fireflies on summer nights


Movies like these

Sweet tea
Click for recipe!

Lovely magnolias

Yummy honeysuckle

Fried apple pies
Click for Paula Deen's recipe!


Southern Living Magazine

Charming southern companies such as Southern Proper

Wearing hats to the races

Southern songbirds

Dirt roads and mailboxes

Front porch swings

Biscuits and gravy

and finally.....


Golden Girls and Designing Women

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Makes you feel right at home, doesn't it? I love this place! I enjoy traveling out of the south, but honestly, I always want to come right back. For you southern ladies, what do you think of when you think of the south?

Go over and check out my blogroll, I have a section devoted just to 'southern ladies!'

Before I forget, and since we're all things southern around here today, look what I won yesterday from Miss Janice!! Yes, I won another giveaway- I'm feeling lucky!!

I get to pick the color of my monogram!

Darlin' cookbook

Yummy sauce!

Oh, I can't wait to get my winnings! Thank you again, Miss Janice! You're simply the best!


I'm outta here, y'all! Love to you!



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38 comments

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Girl, have a great time at the beach! Love every single one of your images here. Every image is extremely true of the South. You really captured it all, even the fireflies. :)

Congrats on your win! You'll love using that set.

I'maNolaGirl said...

I love all of these Southern things! Seriously, they made me feel so proud to be a Southern lady.

I love your loot! What color will you choose???

Party Box Design said...

have fun on your trip!

Persians and Pulitzer said...

Great pictures, I especially love the magnolia photo!
Congrats on your winnings!!

Natasha said...

Julie--this list of all things southern hits the head on the nail today! I love being from the south and wouldn't change it for the world--have fun at the beach!

leigh ashley said...

have a fabulous time!!

angie said...

You left Grits off the list :)

Laura said...

I'm a Boston girl, but I would LOVE to visit the south and just RELAX. The south is such a beautiful lifestyle!

Laura

Amanda said...

I love being from the south!

Trish said...

I love you to pieces my fellow Southern lady! Have so much fun at the beach, you will have a blast I just know it! Take a million pictures ok? xoxo

PS CONGRATULATIONS on your fabulous win from Miss Janice's giveaway! Couldn't have happened to a nicer gal! xoxo Mwah!

Whitney said...

I love being from the south!

littledaisymay said...

Love them all! I just love being Southern...it's the best :)

Silvia said...

Love Steele Magnolias & Drinking my Sweet Tea as I type :) Have a great trip my friend! :)

Marcie said...

Julie,

I love this post! Can I just say that I've always wanted to be from the south. I used to fake accents as a kid! I just love all the charm and grace that is the South. I am stuck being a California girl, but I can dream, right?

:) Marcie

Kelly said...

I love the pictures, I'm a proud Southern Belle myself!

Tara Gibson said...

have a great time! Love all the pics. The south is where its at! : )

Rasha said...

Love this. I need to visit the south! I love sweat tea!!!

KLaw said...

You scored big my lady! This is fabulous! And these images of the south make me all warm and fuzzy inside. I love it.

Lauren said...

I've been wanting to run away from Atlanta to NYC lately... But after looking at all of this, I might just stay awhile! Have fun on your trip!

Sami Mastrario said...

I am in love with every single thing in this post! Movies, Places, flowers, everything. That is truly what kind of life a southerner enjoys!

--Sami
www.savannahsteelmagnolia.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I'm from Alabama and sweet tea is all we drink at my house! Love all the pics!

meredith said...

okay, so you're totally going to love this... everytime i picture a "southern belle" in my mind, i think of YOU!!!!! :)

Bethany Grace said...

GORGEOUS POST! The south really is home sweet home even if you dont live in it! Its such a great place with wonderful traditions! BTW LOVE & a little jealous of your winnings:) Such adorable glasses/pitcher!

Bethany over at "American Honey"

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

this post is gorgeous and yummy, so much eye candy!!!

Shelley said...

You made me want to come visit the South!! It looks so beautiful and homey!

living well said...

Congrats on winning! Your Southern-inspired pictures are great. I looove the first plantation home one!

LeAnna said...

I am born and raised in NJ, but I spent all my best summers in the South. I absolutely love everything about being southern. Oh, I do wish I was born and bred a southern belle.

Courtney said...

Have fun at the beach! This post makes me want to visit the south, for I have never. I think I'd probably like much better than up here in NY, I hate the weather! Anyway, cute blog.. love it :)

Tarver said...

Have a great time at the beach!

and I love this post, everything is really so southern, and I love it and I love being from the heart of the south!

Kristin said...

That is one beautifully southern themed post. I hope you had a blast at the beach! I wish I could still find Designing Women reruns on tv. Le sigh.

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

I love this post girl!

Tara said...

yes yes yes to sweet tea and biscuits and gravy! two of my favorites!

sara said...

Oh, this post just SPEAKS to me - from one southern girl to another, you nailed everything right on the head! Aren't we blessed to live in such a wonderful area of the country?! Congrats on your win!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

Ok..I LOVE this post. I feel displaced in SoCal and would love to live down South. I would fit in MUCH better.
You are such a fun blogger, girl!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I have never spent a good amount of time in the south and it has always been something I want to do, I love the collaboration of images here.

hotpants™ said...

I have a list of about 10 future blog posts that I haven't started working on. This is one of them. I was going to do one dedicated to all my southern loves. I'll get to it eventually. Thanks for sharing. This was great.

Margen said...

May the South welcome you with open arms!! --> love the blog by the way!

Mama Pea said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and thank you very much for adding my button to your blog! It is nice to meet you :) Your blog is so cute! I like the pictures on this post. I have not seen much of the south - but you make me want to sit on a porch swing with a glass of sweet tea :)

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