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The Southern Merc girls (and The Shoppes at Fourth and Cherry family) recently had the opportunity to shower our dear Katelyn as we prepare to welcome little Lainey Kate into the world! As you know, Katelyn loves all things artsy and beautiful, just like us! We knew this shower needed to be filled with soft pastels, florals, good friends and delicious food. Like any good event, we created a pinterest board and began the planning process!
Check out our Pinterest board here!
We were inspired by our Pinterest board to incorporate balloons in some way to make a statement. And a statement we made! We decided to create this beautiful balloon arch and add in flowers and greenery. We'll let you in on a little secret--we did not come up with this balloon arch idea by ourselves! Thanks to a fellow blogger, we learned all that we needed to know from The House that Lars Built! If you have a minute, take a look at her fun video tutorial!
We adorned her initials with flowers to use as decorations as well as a gift Katelyn could take home!
We had a few party favorites on the food table: Spinach Dip, Mini Cheese Balls (pimiento cheese, bacon and pecans...yum!) and Iced Sugar Cookies!
We decided to experiment in the cookie painting business--and we didn't think they turned out too shabby for our first try! You can never go wrong with a fun shaped cookie decorated with floral patterns!
We were so glad that Katelyn's mom was able to make the trip down to join us for the shower. We had a wonderful time sharing sweet memories and dreaming about the day when little Lainey Kate will be here with us!
Roxie had an extra special gift for Katelyn--a hand quilted blanket she made for Lainey Kate's crib! This little one will sure be stylish!
Katelyn had a wonderful idea to use a journal as her guest book for her showers! She encouraged guests to write a little note to Lainey for her to cherish through the years.
We had a wonderful Sunday afternoon filled with lots of love and laughter. It's always a good time when us girls get together, and we love having the opportunity to share it with you!
While we're still in the spirit of a new year, join me in being a little more organized in the kitchen! I have always tried to plan ahead when it comes to dinner, but nevertheless, I fall short a few ingredients each week. Who wants to spend MORE time at the grocery store and LESS time at home? Not me!
Sunday is usually my day to plan. I like to think through the week and what all we have going on. Busy nights call for quick and simple dinners (or leftovers!) and slower nights produce some of our favorite home cooked meals. Either way, I try to make a plan that fits our schedule and the time I have to prepare. On some nights, I even try to prep what I can for the nights to come! Chopping, grating, marinating...there's always something that can be done ahead!
Our local grocery store sends out a sale paper every Wednesday. It's helpful in the planning process to know what's on sale, and it even helps me come up with dinner ideas as I flip through the pages! We also have a wonderful local Meat Market that is always ready to help! It is so nice to shop local and know that your food is fresh. Phillip is good about helping me come up with dinner ideas--it is always refreshing to have requests, that makes my job a lot easier! I also try to keep my pantry and freezer stocked with items to pull from, just in case something comes up!
You may not know this about me, but I majored in Consumer Economics and minored in Consumer Foods. For a whole semester I studied dietary needs and how to plan nutritious meals that fit the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. I absolutely loved my major/minor combination and it proved to be perfect training for what I do day-to-day!
I'm not going to get too nutritious on y'all, because Lord knows I am not the healthiest kid on the block! I do, however, think it is important to think about the food pyramid when planning to make sure that your family is eating balanced meals!
Here's a breakdown of what the Food Pyramid recommends. I have included an example or two to give you an idea of what a serving looks like!
Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, 2-3 Servings per day.
(1 cup of milk/yogurt or 2 ounces of cheese is 1 serving)
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs & Nuts, 2-3 Servings per day.
(1 chicken breast or 2 eggs is 1 serving)
Vegetable Group, 3-5 Servings per day
(1 cup raw leafy vegetables or 1/2 cup cooked vegetables is 1 serving)
Fruit Group, 2-4 Servings per day
(1 apple, banana or orange is 1 serving)
Bread, Cereal, Rice & Pasta, 6-11 Servings per day
(1 slice of bread or 1/2 cup cooked pasta is 1 serving)
Here is a simple example of a balanced meal plan for one day.
Breakfast: cereal, milk, banana or fruit juice
Lunch: turkey sandwich with lettuce and tomato and cheese, apple
Dinner: spaghetti with meat sauce, spinach salad and garlic bread
Servings required per person may look a little different--so check out this Food Guide Pyramid booklet for more detailed information!
If you are from the South, you should be familiar with the Meat'n'Three mentality--which in my opinion, helps you reach your food planning goals! (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out this article by Southern Living.) I usually plan one meat, one to two vegetables, and one to three starches (grain). Every meal is different, and some may lack in one area but I'll try to make up for that another night!
Side note: Growing up, we ate at the Osceola Restaurant here in downtown Ocilla, but it's closed now. Two of my current favorite Meat'n'Three inspired restaurants are in Athens--Kelly's Jamaican Food and Weaver D's. When I was in need of comfort food, you could find me at Kelly's eating a hefty serving of mac and cheese.
So, I hope all of my rambling has inspired you to sit down and do a little brainstorming! Get in the groove of thinking about the week ahead and what you can do to make dinner run a little smoother. In summary, here are a few tips to help you in the planning process!
If you're like me, having a fun notepad or planner makes planning things a little more bearable! How cute is this new Everyday Meal Planner by Rifle Paper Co.?
This weekly planner has 52 pages to help you stay organized all year long, and comes complete with a perforated shopping list on the side!
I can't wait to start using this planner myself, and enjoy the planning process a little bit more! I hope you'll join me in making dinners a little more fun and a little less stressful this year. Enjoy dinner with your family. Don't sweat the prep because, in my opinion, it's the most magical time of the day!
Valentine's Day is approaching and we thought it would be fun to give you some cute printable tags, perfect for your treats and gifts! We enlisted the help our our sweet Katelyn to create original artwork, perfect for Valentine's Day! She has thoughtfully painted well wishes of love that we have made into gift tags to share with your family and friends.
We introduced you to Katelyn in Roxie's blog "2017 Is In The Books".
Her delicate use of watercolors, boasting shades of pink and green, are just perfect for this special day. We hope you enjoy putting together your Valentines this year and dress them up with these adorable tags!
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Save the image below to your computer for printing! Adjust the print size to meet your needs and enjoy!
Happy Valentine's Day from The Southern Mercantile Team!
I was born with an artist’s heart. I have doodled since I was old enough to hold a crayon and have had a longstanding love affair with color and pattern. Numbers don’t stand a chance at sticking in my brain, but I can always remember what color someone’s outfit was or how their living room was decorated. Thankfully I was raised in a home where there was an endless supply of crayons, magic markers and paper!
I come by it honestly. My Dad is the most talented and creative person I know. He can draw anything, paint anything, build anything, cook anything … I could go on and on.
His sister (our beloved Aunt Janet) is the same way and they got it from their mother, my Grammy. Grammy did not live in a world where the arts were supported and encouraged, but if she had, I am sure she would have excelled in whatever medium she chose. She poured her creative energy into cooking and sewing. I am told she could cook anything, though I was too young to remember eating at her table. She made beautiful quilts, knit slippers and made me a whole trunk full of doll clothes to go with a doll she gave me for Christmas. My family has many a treasure we hang on to because “Grammy made it.”
Creative genes run strong through my Mom’s family as well. My Great Aunt Neva was an amazing painter. She was a high school art teacher and excelled at modern / abstract art. Trips to her house for Thanksgiving were always a thrill. A coffee table full of colored pencils and crayons always awaited my brother and me. Her house was a wonderland filled with her paintings, collections and many cats! When I was in college and finally feeling confident in my own artistic abilities I offered her a trade, one of my pieces for one of her paintings. I was thrilled that she agreed and I still cherish the painting I scored from the swap!
I have counted myself very lucky to have been raised in an environment where my creativity was encouraged. It could easily have been opposite, growing up in this small, southern town, as unfortunately, artistic abilities are not always seen as special and worthwhile. A childhood neighbor, Barry, was always up to some creative project with my dad. Their most memorable projects were murals painted on the walls of the elementary school. Another neighbor (and my Fairy Godmother), Sharon, always told me that she wanted a set of sheets printed out of one of my patterns! In high school I was starving for creative instruction as there wasn’t much offered through the school system at that time. Thankfully, our friend and elementary school art teacher, Mary Ann Cox began teaching art lessons in her home and my brother and I were able to learn from her once a week and soak up all that she had to give creatively. We were able to learn and try different techniques and mediums. Honestly, I would have never been prepared for art school if it hadn’t been for her!
Off to the University of Georgia I went and found myself in the middle of a creative’s paradise at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Art School at UGA was a perfect fit for me, having only minimal instruction before college. I was able to learn and grow in my talents with the aid of many kind and helpful professors. It took me a little while to fully break “out of my box” as some would say but when I finally became comfortable and confident in my talents I really soared and couldn’t soak it up fast enough! Art school was an amazing experience, filled with good instruction but enough freedom to “find myself” creatively. I will forever cherish the years I spent at Lamar Dodd and all the creative energy and excitement it brought to my life. There were too many wonderful people at UGA to name them all but Glen Kaufman and Ed Lambert were my creative champions that pushed me to excel more than I ever thought possible in my work.
Every senior art student has to present their own gallery show in order to graduate. I feel like my senior show was one of the great triumphs of my life. I worked fervently on it for a year and half, carefully crafting each mixed media piece and pouring my soul into the story I was telling. My opening reception was a night to remember, filled with family, friends, professors, high school teachers … it truly was a night to remember and a perfect graduation ceremony of sorts! I could go on and on, naming people that have helped shape and encourage me creatively.
And then life happened! Upon moving home, I quickly became immersed in learning how to run a business. I poured everything I had into making this shop work, learning how to constantly be a better leader for my team, and a better wife and business partner to my husband. I let myself slip away from the art world, what little grasp I had on it. I stopped sketching and drawing, stopped dreaming in prints and patterns. I quickly gave up on the dream of setting up a real working studio in the upstairs of my old building with screening equipment and my very own paper beater and press. I let all of my skills become so rusty, I barely remember any of my instruction from art school!
Over the years I have channeled my creativity into producing works of art of a different nature, in over-the-top store and window displays, fabulous events, with every detail tended to, and dabbled in graphic design for myself and a few local customers. With the help of a good friend, I even managed to teach myself photo shop! (thank you Lindsey!)
My dreams these days are of new ways to display my goods, sets for my pop up shops, window displays and Christmas themes. Don’t get me wrong, this has all been very fulfilling for me. I love owning a shop. I could never imagine a job I would love more than getting to create beautiful spaces every day. You all are probably tired of hearing about how much I love my community and the journey I have been on to become a more compassionate and caring person. So please don’t think I am whining or complaining of “lives lost”. I am right where I am supposed to be, and I know that.
I am now fifteen years past college days (yes, I am that old) and feeling a bit lost. I am so focused these days on social media, marketing, to-do lists, bills, building repairs and working on my house. I feel like I have hidden away a part of myself that I just haven’t had time for. I have found myself longing for a sketch book and some pastels! I have decided to make it a goal for the year to get back to my creative roots. I am going to start making myself sketch again and work on this creative muscle that is so out of shape! You will notice a theme as we journey through the spring and summer of art and creativity. Through blogs and soon to come new videos we will all be sharing more of our talents with you. I am both excited and scared to death to jump back in to this world I have been so far away from for so long. I assure you I am not planning on producing any masterpieces anytime soon! But it will feel so good to pour a little of my soul back onto that paper!
I will be sure to keep you all posted on the progress of my journey and I’ll share some of my “practice” works with you. The good and the bad! If you are reading this and thinking to yourself, “I used to love to paint,” or “I used to love to try new recipes,” then I would like to encourage you to go on this journey with me and get back to giving yourself a creative outlet, whatever that may be. Gardening, cross stitching, quilting, drawing, anything creative that brings you joy. We’d love to hear what you are working on this spring so send us an email or post it on our facebook page. Let’s get creative together!
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! You know we love a list here at The Southern Mercantile, and we love Pinterest for great ideas and inspiration! So, here’s our Top 5 list for Valentine’s Day ideas, sparked by our latest Pinterest board, “Bless Your HEART!” On this board we’ve gathered some of the cutest suggestions on Pinterest to celebrate Valentine’s Day with all your loved ones!
2. Looking for Valentine’s treats to send to your child’s class? How about this adorable printable from bloomdesignsonline.com? “You are a GEM of a friend!” attached to a ring pop will make any of their friends feel special! If you’re looking for something other than candy, what about Legos? It would be so much fun for their friends to receive a bag of colorful Legos with a tag stating, “We were BUILT to be friends!” Find this printable at simplyrealmoms.com.
Confession: New Year’s is always a struggle for me.
For years, I felt the need to make resolutions, pressured to do more and better all in the name of self-improvement. I vowed to exercise every day, eat veggies and lean protein for every meal and snack, and swore off breads and sweets, so I could lose weight and be healthier. I promised to read more books, study my Bible and pray more consistently, journal more, send cards and food to those who were hurting, spend more time with my kids and other loved ones, all in an effort to improve my relationships with God and others.
When I first started making resolutions, I worked hard to accomplish them, at least at the beginning of the year. Slowly, but surely, real life would creep in or an unexpected event would pull me off track, and I would lose my resolve to continue, then guilt and feelings of not being “good enough” would overtake me. I read blogs about how to better keep resolutions and sought advice from those I saw as successful and disciplined enough to do so. Mostly, it boiled down to making short-term specific goals in order to reach long-term goals and having someone to hold you accountable to your goals.
Seems like wise advice, right? I would try to apply such goal-setting principles, with some success, but I never felt like I was really accomplishing my resolutions. I always ended up feeling like I was failing because I never completely met my goals. For several years, I made resolutions, knowing I would not keep them, just to be able to say I at least made them. Last year, I basically resolved to keep doing what I was already doing!
This year, I’ve decided not to make specific resolutions. I just want to try to be better each day than I was the day before. And, when I have a bad day, I’m not going to beat myself up about it. So much grief and loss in 2017 (and really, in the last few years) revealed something to me, something I already knew but didn’t really appreciate before: Life is short. We all say it, and we mean it, we really do, but we don’t always live it. My intention this year is to live like life is short and try to make the most of each day, rather than try to cram more into it.
Now, before my friends and family begin to freak out, please know that I’m not just throwing all discipline to the wind! I am still going to take care of myself, strive to be healthy, make plans, pray, and read my Bible. This is more about taking care of myself rather than not making resolutions. I’m not giving up; I’m just trying to give up feeling bad about myself. I’ve learned God loves me in all my beautiful mess, and you know what? So do the people I truly care about!
I'm currently reading a devotional on my Bible app called "Breathing Room" by Sandra Stanley, and on day 3, she says, "Knowing that your time is limited forces you to limit what you do with your time." I want to enjoy the time I have with my children, and I realize my parents won't be around forever, so I want to give them time together, too. And, that's true about all my family! I enjoy the work that I do, even on busy, frazzled days, but it's the reminders that the work I do matters to others that I really appreciate. It's the little moments that mean the most in each day, and I am going to try to cultivate more of those moments. I'm trying to cut out the things that suck up my time and zap my energy.
Of course, I’m still struggling. I’m still battling those old feelings of not being good enough or doing enough. God has already given me the gift of grace; I just have to learn to give myself grace every day. I feel pretty certain that I’m not the only person who struggles like I do. Surely there’s someone else out there?! So, if anyone has any advice or suggestions on how to give grace to myself, please share! I’ll take all the help I can get!
Happy New Year from the Beech Street Bungalow! This holiday season has been a busy one for us, but we are finally settling in nicely. In case you didn't know, we now have a porch! It is far from being completed, but it sure does make this house start to look like a home! Look how pretty it was in the snow!
Lately I have been feeling this strange sense of urgency to "nest". We are getting to a place where things are starting to come together and I am more than ready to clean, organize, and decorate!
Phillip and I decided to work really hard over the Christmas holidays to finish the interior of our home. Our thinking was that if we did indeed finish the inside, we might be able to relax a little and enjoy the coming year! This dark cloud of to-dos has hung over our head long enough, and we were ready to conquer the list! A week goes by really fast--especially when you make time for duck hunting and last minute shopping trips.
We managed to complete a majority of our list, with only a few minor projects left to accomplish. Some of the things left to do are important, some are not. Either way, I'm feeling good about our progress! One of the most helpful things we were able to do was to finish the closet in the "boy" and "girl" room.
The closet in the girl room was a simple project. The old closet in this room jutted out into the main hallway. We knew we wanted to remove this obstruction to improve the flow. We were lucky enough to have a convenient place to add another closet --where a small hallway lead from the bedroom to the guest bathroom. It is simple, but I think it turned out nice!
The closet in the boy room turned out to be quite a project. We turned what use to be a bathroom into a walk-in closet. We decided to do this because the old bathroom connected the bedroom to the enclosed porch. Since we were opening up the porch again, we thought it would make more sense for us to turn this into a closet. Not only did we have to tear out these exterior walls, but we also had to rip the bathroom down to the studs, frame a wall, patch the concrete floor, and sheetrock the walls and ceiling. Whew! This project was definitely a work in progress.
The closet ended up being so large that we decided to utilize the space for extra storage. Phillip and I designed a layout that would allow us to build shelves to hold 5 large plastic storage containers. This is huge! It is such a help when trying to find places to store seasonal items.
Phillip put shelves in the guest bathroom "pantry" as well as in the little nook on the other side of that bathroom. I was so excited! They ended up fitting beautifully in the space and I can't wait to decorate them!
I can't explain the feeling I had when the closets were finished. I know it seems like a silly thing to be so giddy about, but I like to be organized and I like for everything to have its place. For the 11 months that we have been living in our house I have had stacks of storage containers and boxes in our hallway, with no final destination for these things in sight. But now, it was finally time to finish unpacking and find a place for everything! I am one happy girl.
Nesting feels good, nesting feels right, especially in the start of a new year! Though you may not be in a similar situation as me, maybe you should nest (or re-nest) a little! Pick a closet or cabinet and go through it--donate or throw away what you don't need, refold or reorganize it! There is just something refreshing about starting the new year in a clean and tidy home. Home is such a special place to be, we should enjoy every minute of it. I am finally getting to a place where I walk in and feel at home--not at a construction site. It is my happy place. I hope your home is your happy place, and if there is anything that you can do to make it happier, then do it! I'll just be over here nesting away.
I have been sitting at the computer this afternoon, trying to prepare a blog post for this week. We’ve got a great blog schedule prepped for this year full of new recipes, gardening tips and more home renovation stories, but we didn’t have anything that seemed just right to kick the year off. After typing and deleting several starts to several different topics, I decided just to take a look back at 2017 and what an incredible journey it was for our little company and all that are a part of it!
2017 was a year full of travel, meeting new folks and learning a new side to our business, all while running our brick and mortar store in our little home town of Ocilla. The Southern Merc girls hit the road this year, managing to travel to ten markets across the southeast. We had so much fun meeting new people and spreading the love of the south!
The time we put in to planning and preparing for these shows was a little more than I bargained for, but the end results were so worth it!
It has been exciting to watch our little movement grow, and we are so thankful to all of you that have supported us this past year! We’ve also continued to learn more and more about the online side of our business and have become busier with photoshoots, keeping up with social media, and making improvements to our website and online store. None of this would have happened without the help of my awesome team and their willingness to step outside of their comfort zones and continue to learn and grow with me in this crazy business!
In July we opened another retail location in Nashville, GA. Our mini Southern Mercantile is located inside a new store called Shoppes on Davis. It has been so fun to have a presence in another small, southern town and we are looking forward to growing with them in 2018!
We have been blessed to continue to be very involved with our community at home through our retail efforts and our continuing work with Called to Care. Our downtown shop, The Shoppes at Fourth and Cherry, continues to be a gathering place and safe haven for our community members. We never get tired of celebrating birthdays, new marriages and new babies, or grieving with those who have lost loved ones, are fighting illness, or just listening to those who are struggling with life’s difficulties. My husband, Matt was re-elected this past fall as our Mayor, and I couldn’t be more proud. He has been such an asset to our little town and is working so hard to make improvements both in infrastructure and in business and economic development. We are both so proud to call Ocilla our home and hope to see it grow in a mighty way over the next four years!
We celebrated a very special wedding in 2017 as our sweet Katelyn married her sweetheart, Jake in June. This special couple has been a blessing to our community and we have been thrilled to add them to our family! For those of you that don't know, Katelyn has been working with us behind the scenes this year with content management and design, and we are excited for her to be even more involved in 2018.
In other big and exciting news, Katelyn AND Jorjanne are expecting!! We can’t wait to add two Southern Merc babies to the fold and are looking forward to celebrating the arrival of baby girl Jenkins and baby boy Paulk. Don’t worry, we’ll be sharing pictures!
While 2017 was a great year, it was a challenging year for me. I don’t remember a time in my life when I felt more exhausted, more unorganized and more out of my element. I’ve spent most of the last 14 years running my retail shop and becoming pretty good at it. I thrive on creating beautiful displays for my shop windows and for my merchandise. We host events like no other stores around us. I love knowing my customers and keeping up with what’s going on in their lives. I am really good at running my shop. I hope that doesn’t sound too arrogant, but it is about the only thing I can brag on with confidence! With that being said, starting this online business has been a huge challenge for me because I am not good at it, and I don’t like not being good at things. I have struggled to learn the online shopping world as I, myself, am not an online shopper. Tara and I have struggled with learning the ins and outs of building and maintaining a website as neither of us is very techno-savvy. We have struggled to figure out a good system for inventory management. We’ve pushed ourselves to stay on top of social media and engagement. But, the hardest thing for me this year has been being away from my shop. I miss my team members when I am gone, I miss my customers, and I don’t have as much time and creative energy to put in to making my shop the best it can be. While I have loved every minute of meeting all of you and making new friends, I sometimes failed at the balancing act of splitting my time and creative resources between two things. Because of all of these things, I am feeling pretty good about moving on to a new year.
I am looking forward to 2018. Looking forward to having two years of The Southern Mercantile under my belt. Looking forward to being a little more organized and having the time to get back to my creative roots. Looking forward to feeling a little more confident as I navigate this online world! There has been a steep learning curve and a lot of frustration in figuring this all out, but I am looking forward to moving on and to sharing even more of our Southern lives and traditions with all of you. I love new beginnings and a fresh start. 2018 is sure to bring more travel, more new friends, more learning, and hopefully more growth for our business. I am ready to meet new challenges and new victories head on! So, here’s to 2018, may it be filled with lots of fun, happiness and prosperity for us all!
I LOVE to wrap presents! After 12 Christmas seasons in retail, you would think that I would be tired of gift wrapping by now! Lovingly wrapping gifts is one of my favorite activities that comes around with the Holidays. Every year and I am scouring the after Christmas sales for cute gift wrap, cards, tags, etc. I was too embarrassed to take a picture of my entire gift wrap collection so I just picked a few of my favorites to show you! I think it is so much fun to dress up my packages and put extra thought into the presentation of the gift. Here, I am sharing with you a few of my tips on creating beautiful and special gifts!
Since we're right in the middle of the holiday season, we've made a list of some of the best gifts we have available here at The Southern Mercantile! In addition to this list, we have a category dedicated to "Our Favorite Gifts" for more ideas!
Every show we've been to, folks have oohed and ahhed over this little play set! We just love Maileg - their incredible handmade quality and whimsical feel make such special heirloom toys. My personal favorite (for now, anyway!) is this sweet Mouse Princess and the Pea. I love how the pea that makes the princess so uncomfortable is included, stitched onto one of the mattresses in the stack, so it doesn't get lost, and how everything fits together into the beautiful cardboard castle. This gift is perfect for any little girl, especially ages 5-10. You can also find other Maileg toys, such as bunnies and matchbox mice in our "Littles" category.
What little boy doesn't dream of being a farmer at one point or another? This adorable Down on the Farm Magnetic Truck makes his dream come true, at least for a little while! It comes with a magnetic farmer and six animals to load up and carry around the farm or take to town. With its sturdy design, it's great for ages 3 and up. You can find other sweet little boy toys in our "Littles" category.
Every man has to shave, so why not make it an enjoyable experience instead of just a chore to suffer through? This gift set includes a bar of soap, a shave brush, and a tin of shave soap. The scent from Pre de Provence is clean and masculine, perfect for a young man just learning to shave as well as the man who has everything! For other gift ideas for men, go to "Our Favorite Gifts" category.
The flip-style Herb Garden Calendar from Rifle Paper Company is perfect for every woman on your list! It's the perfect size for any desk, and with a different floral design for each month, it's sure to suit a teacher, businesswoman, or stay-at-home mom of any age. Visit our "Paper Goods and Embellishments" category to find other products from Rifle Paper Company.
This gift set of Southern Cocktails recipe book with a stainless steel bottle opener is perfect for any host or hostess. With classic cocktails like Mint Julep and concoctions like Watermelon Crush, as well as fun finger foods such as Spiked Pimiento Cheese and Devilish Eggs, this book has all the recipes needed for a southern soiree! The simple and classic design of the bottle opener makes a great addition to anyone's barware. See other recipe books in our "Entertaining" category.
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