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I’m Obsessed With Cleaning Now

Posted by Stacy Reece on

Remember my New Year’s resolution from a few weeks ago about being kinder to myself? I said that when I start to beat myself up, I would just remind myself about something I’m really good at? Well, I think it was a stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. Now, I’m not saying that I’ve done it perfectly, but that’s okay — because I make fantastic pimento cheese. This has lightened the daily mental load tremendously. I think Southern women are raised to let an enormous amount of shame into their daily lives. Don’t leave the house without...

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I Only Made One Resolution This Year: Be Kind to Myself

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Stacy Reece only has one New Year’s resolution. It is to be kind to herself.

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Salvation South: Our New Publication

Posted by Stacy Reece on

First of all, thank you. Thank you for all of your love and support over the past four years. We are honored by all the likes, comments and shares you have given us as we have grown. And most of all, thank you for your purchases. Your decision to bring our products into your homes and the homes of those you love has made this next chapter of the Down South story possible. Eight years ago, my husband, Chuck Reece, launched an online publication dedicated to dismantling stereotypes about Southerners. He was recognized by the New York Times and Time...

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Regift a Used Scented Candle Holder With WD-40

Posted by Stacy Reece on

 I come from a long line of farmers, so I hate to throw anything out, in case I need it one day. I especially hate to throw out something pretty. This habit drives my husband crazy, and sometimes he does have a point. Case in point: old glass scented votive candle holders. We love cinnamon apple candles and are often left with lovely containers covered in waxy residue. Some of these glass containers are so pretty, but it's hard to reuse them because of the wax. I really don’t want to have to scrub them clean by hand, so they...

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Love, Truth and Casserole

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Chuck Reece on how the power of an honest answer, acceptance, and a casserole can change your outlook.

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