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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monogram Me!

I love living in Manhattan, but I quickly realized that there are several things "Southern" that just aren't as appreciated in the north as they are in the south. I came across a blog today that made me miss the south more than sweet tea itself.

I have been hunting for the perfect shower curtain to monogram for the past 2 months, but to no avail. Well, I take that back. I have found several shower curtains, but I refuse to pay an arm and a leg for any of them. As I was sniffing out the perfect-monogrammed-shower-curtain trail, I landed on Magnolias Marriage and Manhattan's blog. This blogger truly loves monogrammed materials, polkadots, preppiness and everything in between that is considered "southern." After reading several of her entries, I also realized that she has followed a similar path as me. She moved to the big city from the south a couple years ago and somehow managed to bridge the gap between everything north and south of the Mason Dixon line.

Looking at her site made me realize there are several things I miss about the south:
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Sweet Tea
  • People who say "Y'all"
  • Elevation Church
  • Bojangles
  • Chick-fil-A
  • My Jeep Wrangler
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Monogrammed EVERYTHING!
  • Biscuits
  • Fresh vegetables straight from the garden
  • Family
  • Everyday Pearls
  • Driving
  • The Beaches (Myrtle Beach)
  • True Friends
  • A friend named Happy (Happy Birthday, HAPPY!)
  • My beautiful old neighborhood
  • Big Trees
  • Manners
What are your favorite SOUTHERN things?


  1. I love being able to wear flip flops in February -ok, maybe it's still a little cold then, but I wear them anyway! I'm your newest follower, stop by and check out my blog when you have a chance.

  2. I like your list a lot! (I am from Hendersonville, NC and live in Raleigh.)

  3. just found your blog and wanted to say hi!

    I live in Charlotte, NC!! I love your list - I am a true southern girl and can't imagine a day without my sweet tea!

  4. just found you from polka dots and protein bars .. .looking forward to reading about your adventures!