Friday, February 19, 2016
My Favorite Magazine
My favorite magazine was full of eye candy this month. And as it states on the cover, Let's Celebrate Spring. I have been fighting a cold all week so this magazine really lifted my spirits. Southern Living used to be my favorite magazine but in latter years it is just not what it used to be! Southern Lady is published by Hoffman Media, the company that now publishes Victoria magazine, another favorite of mine.
I spotted the Bachelor Button pattern by Louisville Stoneware right away. I have several pieces in this pattern and it always makes me think of our years in Louavul.( that is how the locals say it!)
If there is one thing Southern Ladies like, it is dinnerware.
And here is my everyday china, Desert Rose by Franciscan. It is a pattern you will see often in the South. Marvin's cousin has this pattern and I had always admired it. So for our 10th wedding anniversary Marvin purchased an 8 piece place setting for me. I still love it today. I have some napkins similar to the ones pictured and I may have to look for that pretty ribbon to use for Easter.
A travel ad for Corinth, Mississippi. Corinth is about half way between Decatur and Memphis. Marvin and I like to stop at Borum's Drug Store on the square for a hamburger and an old fashioned milk shake. There is a gift store there where I found my pretty pear platter. At the moment I cannot think of the name. But Corinth is a neat little town, take time to visit the square if you are in the area.
And a story about Byrd's Cookie Company. If you are ever in Savannah you HAVE to visit Byrds. It is not downtown but it is worth the short drive to their store. My husband loves the Scotch Oatmeal Cookies while I like the savory Cannonballs. When I first visited Savannah, they were called Confederate Cannonballs. These little round crackers have a spicy taste and are great with an ice cold Coca Cola. Byrd's believes in Try before you Buy, so there are LOTs of samples. Needless to say, our children enjoyed visiting Byrds when they were young. Byrd's Key Lime Coolers and Benne Wafers are cookies they are known for as well.
The final page is always a beautiful encouragement. Really these could be framed as artwork in my opinion.
So if you are looking for a new magazine to enjoy, try Southern Lady. You won't be disappointed.
And a short update on Baylor as many of you commented on his precious picture. Katy texted me last night that in the last two weeks, Baylor has made a lot of progress with speech. We hope it is the new Geminni computer class he is using! She also told me that many people at church have stopped them to tell them they saw the article about Baylor in the Hoover Sun. More prayers going up for our boy! I assured Katy that many people who read my blog are praying for him as well. One prayer concern for Baylor is schooling for next year. He is not ready for Kindergarten and the Big Wigs in the Hoover School System have to agree with this or he will not be allowed to attend the Special Needs Preschool that he presently attends. This would mean Katy and Ben would have to find a private school that would take him and that is doubtful with all his needs. Please pray that he can remain at Trace Crossing next year. Hopefully that extra year will allow him to mature and progress to be ready for Kindergarten the following year. Thanks to each of you who pray for Baylor...our family cannot express our thanks for your caring hearts!