Kristy Woodson Harvey Shares The Secret To Southern Charm

Bella Breakdown The bestselling author and creator of Design Chic talks about her new book, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, part of the PEACHTREE BLUFF series. This book picks up where Slightly South of Simple leaves off, with four generations of the Murphy family living under one roof in the tiny coastal town of Peachtree Bluff, Georgia. The book begins where Sloan finds out that her husband, who is in the military, is missing in Iraq. She is in the depth of her despair. Her sisters and her mother help her to put the pieces back together. The author,...

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How To Celebrate Valentines Day When You’re Engaged

Bella Breakdown For starters, congratulations newlyweds! Well, that is if you are in fact engaged. Some of us may just be reading this article for our future Valentines Day plans, and that’s quite alright too! You can never be too prepared when it comes to love. Since most couples are only engaged for a year or less, you have to make the most of the most romantic day of the year. Maybe you want to do something you will always remember, or maybe you just want to celebrate while you can! Here are some great ideas for what to...

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Here Are 7 Tips For Preventing Chapped Lips

Bella Breakdown While the cold weather blisters onward, the uphill battle of keeping your lips soft and smooth almost seems mute. No matter how much lip balm you slather on, nothing seems to prevent the inevitable winter chapped lip lull. That’s where we come in, we’ve got your back…and your lips. There may be some old habits you didn’t realize were actually adding to your chapped-lip conundrum, and we want to dispel those for you. There are plenty of ways to prevent chapped lips during the winer months, and here are 7 tips: 1. Be prepared for colder conditions:...

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Epi Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies

Tasty Snickerdoodle Recipe Epicurious brings us this classic recipe for a classic cookie. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar, divided 1 large egg, room temperature 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon INSTRUCTIONS Whisk flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter in a large bowl until pale yellow, 2–3 minutes. Scrape down sides, add salt and 3/4 cup sugar, and continue to...

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Tips For A Spectacular (Not Spooky) Halloween Party

Bella Breakdown The best Halloween parties don’t have to be scary…they can just be unnervingly good! Here are a few pointers for those looking to throw a great Halloween party, not just a spooky one! Make sure you take your time with your costume. Plan it well in advanced and even have a fun dress rehearsal with pals to work out any kinks in your fashion. An interactive party always provides more thrills. So instead of just allowing socializing to take place, plan something to do. Whether it’s karaoke, a scavenger hunt, or some fun games, have a little...

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