Baking Show Inspiration.

baking inspiration at www.thesoutherninstitute.com

It is rare for our family to find a T.V. show that we all enjoy watching together. With one daughter who is about to turn twelve and two sons ages six and nearly eight, their interests can be widely varied, so imagine my surprise when all six of … [Continue reading]

Chai Oatmeal with Spiced Pears

There's not much that I love more than a hot chai tea made with almond milk from our local coffee shop, Sam and Zoe's. One look at my debit card statement would quickly give me away. I love a good chai, so when I saw a recipe for chai oatmeal made … [Continue reading]

Living with a Tween.

living with a Tween

I'm in the middle of it right now. I live with a tween. It's a wonderful thing, it truly is! I love my tween with all of my heart and then some. Having a child who is navigating the waters of this time of life reminds me of what it was like as an … [Continue reading]

Aldi for the Gluten Free Win!

Gluten Free on a Budget at www.thesoutherninstitute.com

Let me start this post by letting you know that it is not sponsored by Aldi, lol. I promise that no one is paying me to write this. I just want to let you all know when I've discovered a good thing… and apparently I'm late catching this train … [Continue reading]

Sewing To Sell and Tips for Small Business Finances.

Finances for Small Businesses

I don't know if you've noticed, but there are a lot of people trying to sell their handmade wares in the market place these days. I'm sure this has been happening for decades, but now more than ever there is a trend toward handmade, artisan crafts. … [Continue reading]