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Being Beautiful: What do tomato soup and lipstick have in common?

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columns

Several years ago, I fell asleep on the sofa only to be awakened by the sound of the QVC home shopping network, every light in the house turned on, and Mama flailing her arms in the air. I wasn't dreaming.

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Blasted ambitions

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columns

My mother went to Mississippi State College for Women. So did I. Throughout my youth and childhood I heard about the Junior-Freshman Wedding at the college.

 

 

Southern Gardening: Hardy hibiscus brings unique traits to gardens

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columns

I think hardy hibiscuses are must-have summer plants guaranteed to brighten our gardens and landscapes after a long, hot summer. But to many gardeners, the hardy hibiscus is a well-kept secret.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Cowlicks come up a lot, pun intended

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columns

If you are like me, then you are old enough to remember a certain peculiar little freckle-faced boy named Alfalfa, with his self-avowed talent for song and his true love for Darla.

 

 

Adele Elliott: On the road again -- maybe

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columns

Chris and I finally have a working car -- cross your fingers.

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Look who's written a book

Posted 8/16/2014 in Columns

A fortunate modern development is the option of several different means to have one's book published, if, as I suspect, there is at least one book in each of us.

 

Southern Gardening: Home gardeners can grow microgreens

Posted 8/16/2014 in Columns

Some of the garden vegetables I miss in the summer are leafy greens.

 

Being Beautiful: Teen Choice Awards rolls out the blue carpet

Posted 8/16/2014 in Columns

It has been a very long time since I was a teenager, but I got totally into the 2014 Teen Choice Awards last weekend.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Sugar and spice

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columns

We Southerners love things that are sweet. We can whip up a dessert out of almost anything in the world: fruits, vegetables, even stale bread -- all may end up in concoctions worthy of being served on Mount Olympus.

 

Southern Gardening: Caladiums stand out in landscapes, containers

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columns

Colorful caladiums at a popular theme park fascinated me on a recent trip to Florida. They were everywhere I looked.

 

Being Beautiful: What do students learn while teachers teach?

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columns

I hold such a tender spot in my heart for teachers.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Contemporary plagues

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

These days we have much to worry about. Climate change, the economy and whether or not aliens will be accepted into heaven (the ones from outer space, not the ones from south of our border) are a few troubles on our lists that are sure to produce anxiety.

 

 

Being Beautiful: If it's good enough for Cameron Diaz ...

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

Perhaps it was to quiet a rambunctious little boy, but one of my dearest memories is when Mama would open up a stick of Juicy Fruit gum and hand it to me -- along with her purse.

 

 

A Stone's throw: About grandfathers, part II

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

 

 

Southern Gardening: Daylilies are excellent landscape performers

Posted 8/3/2014 in Columns

If you are looking for an easy landscape plant that is guaranteed to please, the daylily is the plant for you.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Experiencing trendy fashions, DC-Style

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columns

 

Southern Gardening: Elephant ears can add to garden color, texture

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columns

Plants with tropical textures seem to attract the most interest in any landscape. Elephant ears just scream for attention wherever they grow. Most gardeners I know love elephant ears because they are easy-to-grow tropical plants that make a big impact.

 

Adele Elliott: Suffer the children

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columns

In the Golden Triangle we wear our Christianity like a cloak -- a very shiny cloak -- a cloak wired with blinky lights and flashes of lightning. Yes, we are enormously proud of our tenets. What would Jesus do? Well, no one really knows what he would do today.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Knowing the right questions to ask your hairstylist

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columns

Right after hello, the first thing I ask of all new salon guests is to indulge me in a few basic questions to help me get better acquainted with their hair.

 

 

A Stone's throw: About grandfathers

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columns

Recently I got a phone call from my niece Mary Louise, who lives in Florida. Since her only child, Elizabeth, has never had a chance to meet many of her family members, she asked that I write for her daughter's 16th birthday something about her family.

 

 

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