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They say it takes a village to raise a child, well the same is true for publishing a magazine. We are constantly looking for new writers, photographers, crafters, decorators, cooks. If you are interested in joining this fun Southern owned and Southern made magazine, let us here from you!
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If we haven’t made you run for the hills, please send us a sample of your work with pictures (knowing your way around a camera gets you bonus points) to email@example.com.
We are looking for the unique Southern craft, story or recipe. If you think you have what it takes, send us a sample… We will respond to every submission, (because mama raised us right!).
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Pepper Mozzarella Toasts
1/2 (11.5 oz) jar of Jennifer’s Kitchen Pepper Jelly, Strawberry*
8 oz mozzarella cheese, diced
3/4 T olive oil + more for brushing
Aged balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper
2 T heavy cream
fresh basil thinly sliced baguette
Preheat Oven 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Cut baguette into 1/2 inch slices. Brush slices with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Toast slices on a baking sheet for about 5 minutes. Mix chopped mozzarella, cream and olive oil in a small bowl to coat. Turn toast slices over and top with a spoonful of cheese mixture. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Top with strawberry pepper jelly and a few slices of basil. Drizzle
a bit of aged balsamic vinegar. Yields: approximately 20 slices.
*works with any JK Flavor, We prefer Strawberry
Jennifer Lee is the owner of Jennifer's Kitchen, a gourmet jelly company based in Homewood, AL. She lives and breathes pepper jelly and is on a mission to teach people that pepper jelly is for more than just pouring over cream cheese!
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More than 250 women gathered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on March 4 for the inaugural Lean On: Alabama Lifestyle & Leadership Conference. With close to two dozen speakers on the agenda, the day was packed from the morning’s opening session all the way through the closing reception that evening.
Lean On: Alabama is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that brings women together to form inter-generational partnerships by building an innovative statewide platform which promotes collaboration, development, and investment in each other and the community.
The conference aimed to provide opportunities for the women of Alabama to build relationships while sharing knowledge and experiences, along with learning from others who have forged a path as leaders in their families, communities, churches, government, and businesses.
“The inaugural Lifestyle and Leadership Conference marked the beginning of what Lean On: Alabama hopes to do in our state,” said Mary Lee Caldwell, president and co-founder of the organization. “We are already seeing relationships that were formed at the conference take shape and help people grow personally and professionally. This is only the beginning, and I cannot wait to see where this road takes us.”
Keynote speakers for the event included Amber Aziza, Liz Huntley, Peggy Orenstein, Sarah Patterson and Carolyn Rush. Thirty-six additional speakers also conducted breakout sessions on a variety of topics. Each speaker throughout the day aimed to impart their wisdom in some way – from strategy and tactics to inspiration and goal-setting.
“Be strict about your goals. Be flexible about how you get there,” said Carolyn Rush, director of brand strategy for Worn Creative. “If you see another women up for a promotion, offer her a recommendation. Encourage her. Do whatever you can to stand together.”
Following the conference, Lean On: Alabama will continue working around the state, including launching Iris Circles, which will be small inter-generational groups of women offering opportunities for fellowship, collaboration, and support.
“After our inaugural conference, I am more excited than ever about fostering inter-generational networks of women supporting each other,” said Marsha Grady, vice president and co-founder. “Our conference attendees included women of all ages, colors, faiths, cultures, and walks of life. We learned together and from each other – and left inspired to inspire and empower each other in all areas of our lives.”
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Looking for inspiration for the upcoming holidays?
Check out the Southern Holiday Life Christmas Issue 2015 online. It is full of wonderful recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, and more.
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Southern Holiday Life Christmas 2016 will be available November 1.
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Fox Point Farm, located in Kellyton, Ala., is the place that Patrick and Christie Jamison make their incredible goat milk caramels. One taste of these wonderful little candies will have you craving more and more. The richness of the goat milk creates a smooth candy that literally melts in your mouth.
Their main flavors include Salted Vanilla, Café Latte and Smoky Cocoa, giving several choices for sampling and gift giving all year long. Our favorite is the Café Latte which has just a hint of coffee flavor. As the seasons change other flavors are available, including as Honey Bunny, Pumpkin Patch and Red Velvet Goat Milk Caramels. Fox Point Farm was started in 2014 when Pat and Christie Jamison moved cross country to a 40-acre farm in the Lake Martin area of Alabama with their five children, four goats, and three dogs. More than 300 animals now call Fox Point Farm their home. The Jamison’s handcrafted product selection includes goat milk caramels, goat milk soap, and goat milk lotion, and is continuing to evolve and be inspired by what they produce right there on the farm. Enjoy!