• It's time for flip flops, sandals, strappy heels again. Take the Open Toed Shoe Pledge. Womens shoes, womens sandals, #sandals #flipflops #womensshoes
    Beauty,  Humor

    The Open Toed Shoe Pledge

    The Open Toed Shoe Pledge Alright Ladies, it’s that time of the year again.  For y’all  here in the South, this is a year long thing. Just a friendly reminder!! Please raise your big toes and repeat after me: (The Open Toed Shoe Pledge)… As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules when wearing sandals and other open-toe and open heel shoes: I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps. I…

  • Proper Southern Manners Part 10 - Telephone Manners This is a great tool to use with your children when teaching them proper manners and etiquette while using the phone Telephone manners & telephone etiquette
    Just Plain Southern

    Proper Southern Manners Part 10 – (Telephone Manners)

    This is Part 10 of the Proper Southern Manners Series. In this part we will be covering Telephone Manners and Etiquette. This is a great tool to use with your children when teaching them proper manners and etiquette while using the phone. Have you ever phoned someone only to have one of their children answer and you hear… “Yeah?” or “Yo” or “What’s up?” As we have spoken about previously, first impressions are huge and you only get one chance. Many times the phone call IS the first impression. My EX husband, El Conquistador, has a real pet peeve with people that do not use the words “can” and “may”…

  • Just Plain Southern

    Proper Southern Manners Part 9 – (Table Manners)

    As we have explained to our children, table manners are essential!! To get them to understand we spoke with them about going on dates (the opposite sex when speaking to teenagers is always a good way to get them to pay attention LOL).  Good table manners are something that will be important and carry through all our lives including dinners with family, going on dates and impressing that your man or woman you are out with, dinner parties as well as business dinners. Of course as we have pointed out throughout the Proper Southern Manners series, this is by no means all inclusive. It does, however, give us a starting…

  • Proper Southern Manners Part 8 Being A Lady
    Just Plain Southern

    Proper Southern Manners Part 8 – (Being A Lady)

    Close your eyes for a moment and visualize your idea of a lady. Is she cussing on a street corner loudly? Is she saying things to hurt someones feelings? Are her clothes dirty and  her hair a rats nest? Most likely you do not visualize any of those things when you picture a “lady”. I would really like to ask some of these girls that I see to do the same exercise and explain what it is that they see when they close their eyes. As it says below, some of this may seem a bit out dated, but if you think about it you are able to apply this…

  • It Might Not Be What You Think - This post will really surprise you if you are used to all the negativity of life after 50. | 50 plus | menopause | aging | fashion over 50 | second act | #aging #midlife
    The Second Act

    What Not To Wear After Age 50 – It Might Not Be What You Think

    Google ” what not to wear after age 50 ” and you will have your pick of thousands of articles telling you what looks terrible on your old  body. I want to point out to the writer who wrote the ‘no-no’ article, you need to remember you are writing for women after age 50, not preschoolers. I don’t think I’ve said ‘no-no’ since my youngest was a toddler. We could spend hours studying the clothes we shouldn’t wear after age 50 and the slang we shouldn’t use and the makeup techniques we need to retire. Here’s me, weighing in on this topic. You are over 50 for f*ck’s sake. Wear…

  • All good Southerners already know these, but in fairness to those Yankees who decided to stay down here we created this list. | Waffle House | Southern Names | Hillbillies | SEC Football | College Football | BBQ | Cracker Barrel | Two Southern Sweeties | #southernlifestyle #southern
    Just Plain Southern

    Rules of the Southern Lifestyle

    Rules of the Southern Lifestyle All good Southerners already know these, but in fairness to those Yankees who decided to stay down here: 1. Don’t order a steak at a Waffle House. They serve breakfast 24 hrs a day, so let them cook something they know. 2. Don’t laugh at people’s names. Merleen, Bodie, Luther Ray, Tammy Ann, Mari Beth, and Inez have all been known to whip a man’s ass for less than that. 3. Don’t order a bottle of pop or a can of soda — this can lead to a merciless beating. Down South it’s called Coke, even if you want a Pepsi. 4. Don’t show allegiances…

  • A humorous story of one woman's dreaded yearly visit to the gynecologist and the extra effort she made.

    Making That Extra Effort

    Making That Extra Effort Making The Extra Effort I was due for an appointment with the gynecologist later in the week. Early one morning, I received a call from the doctor’s office to tell me that I had been rescheduled for that morning at 9:30 am. I had only just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was already around 8:45 am. The trip to his office took about 35 minutes, so I didn’t have any time to spare. As most women do, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn’t going to be able to make the…

  • Life Lessons

    The Shoe Man

    The Shoe Man A “Soul” Touching Life Lesson     I showered and shaved………….. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat………….. In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer……… As I closed my eyes.. I saw the shoe of the man next to me….. Touching my own. I sighed. With plenty of room on either side…… I thought, ‘Why must our soles touch?’ It bothered me, his shoe touching mine… But it didn’t bother him much. A prayer began : ‘Our Father’…………. I thought, ‘This man with the shoes, has no pride. They’re dusty, worn, and scratched. Even worse, there are holes on the side!’…