i don't think you necessarily need to be raised in the south to say your meaning of southern. though, it is the way i would define it. yes, i do live in the north but i believe i was raised with the same values many southerners are raised. honestly, no one understands the meaning of hospitality or the meaning of home. they all want to move away. so, even though the south is based around these values i don't think it is ONLY the south.
I do not think you are understanding the purpose of this blog. These are lessons that I have learned from great Southern women (i.e.: my grandmothers, my mother, my aunts, my sister, my cousins, my friends.) Granted, some of these lessons could have been passed down to Yankees and every other person that lives elsewhere. This is simply my celebration of the advice, hospitality, and words of wisdom that has been passed on from generation to generation during my Southern upbringing.
And, honestly, I do know the meaning of hospitality and home. My mother had to practically kick me from the nest.
You know you are a southern belle when packing for vacation you need a-whole-nother bag for cosmetics and bathroom essentials.
It never fails. It doesn’t matter how hard I try, when I pack for vacation I always have to take two bags. One just won’t do! By the way, ladies, your favorite Southern Belle is leaving for Orange Beach, AL in less than 12 hours!!!! Promising lots of pictures and maybe a souvenir for a contest when I get back! Stay tuned…
I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Wednesday from Nashville! It is another one of those regular Southern afternoons where it is 93 degrees and the humidity is relentless! Don’t forget to drink lots of water and find some shade when you can.
I also wanted to give a few updates as far as the blog is concerned…
"Lessons from a Southern Belle" is now up to 781 followers! I am so very, very excited about this mostly because I would have never thought in my wildest dreams that a small project for my own amusement would have gained such attention. I want to personally thank each and every one of you for continuing to follow the blog, reblog posts, like posts, and sharing the lessons that I have learned from the women in my life with your friends and family. We share a common bond, you and I, and I am filled with such joy every time I see an e-mail update from your blogs. Thank you so much!
The blog has gotten kind of a make-over in terms of appearance. I took down the Springtime theme and put up something with more of a summer feel! Photoshop is kind of my thing, so I love making new headers!
I may or may not be posting next week because I am traveling down, down South to Orange Beach, Alabama for vacation with my family and best friend! Talk about excitement. Are any of you all from that area? I love it down there. The beach is so nice and the hospitality is in full effect!
I am thinking of creating buttons for my followers to put on their blogs and sites, both to represent the pride of Southern Belles and the blog. I was wondering if you all would like that…
Again, thank you all so much for being continually supportive of this blog. It’s my baby, my little pride and joy, and I love sharing it with each of you!
Until next time, have a sweet tea and a laugh on me!