A Good Old Fashioned Southern Christmas

tropical christmas display on a mansion in the tropics

Christmas time: a time of gentle snowfall, fireplaces with decorated mantles, and the never-ending smell of evergreens. Nothing like the holiday décor to get everyone feeling that Christmas spirit. But what happens if your Christmas season is less than a wintry wonderland? Well I’m here to tell you that there are plenty of us that don’t have the luxury of the perfect Christmas postcard yet we don’t miss it either. Sure it would be nice to see a few kids making snow angels and carolers wearing their muffs singing at your door. But we Southerners have created our own special traditions, not to be dismissed. First of all, we have the Christmas hayride. That’s right, gathering up a bunch of kids on the back of a trailer full of hay and going on a singing neighborhood tour is good old fashioned family fun. No need for layers and layers of coats and jackets. Maybe a light jacket or depending on the day, even a guayabera would be all we need. But we still appreciate the season. We’ll try to keep it red and green and follow the latest fashion trends. Just no snowman sweaters please!


Top 5 Movies to Watch on Mother's Day

Mother's Day Movies

For Mom’s who prefer to stay at home with family on their special day, it’s a good time to turn the TV into a home theater and watch movies that say Moms are very special people. A DVD recording, some fresh popped corn, and maybe a box of tissues (for some of these films) can make this Mother’s Day one she will talk about for years to come. Here are our Top 5 picks in no special order:


148 Margarita Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Everyday


The Margarita is the most common tequilla-based cocktail in the United States and is also the most popular alcoholic beverage on Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday celebrating a victory against the French in 1862.  To celebrate the 148th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo we are proud to provide you with 148 different Margarita recipes.  Be safe and enjoy!


Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gifts for Priceless Moms



Mother’s Day is coming up and your bankroll is a bit short. Not a problem if you use your creativity to hand make a gift that will make Mom feel extra special. First, collect items that you will use to create your one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift—pieces of ribbon, colored paper, scissors and glue, old family photos, bits of colored yarn, or maybe even pieces of broken jewelry. Here are some ideas to get you started: