embracing all things southern

How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

by Edie Wadsworth on November 25, 2013

How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust via lifeingrace

Well.  It’s Monday and despite the fact that I always have grand plans for my Thanksgiving preparations, I’m way behind.  As in, I’m on Saturday’s list behind.  My first round of company arrives tomorrow and I can tell one thing for sure—my guest room is ready and I’m thinking of moving in there myself.  It’s […]


What kinda horse you got?

by Edie Wadsworth on February 23, 2012

I was in the Walmarts last week. I have a love/hate with the Walmarts as much as the next guy but I just so happened to need deodorant, duct tape and green onions all in the same day.  When I got to the check out line, there was a girl behind me who noticed my […]


Square Dance Party, take 1

by Edie Wadsworth on May 27, 2011

It was a magical night….. perfect weather, perfect spring night and just the right amount of banjo music and pulled pork BBQ! There are so many things to love about a square dance but one of the most appealing is that it’s just a big bundle of fun  for the whole family, regardless of age […]


Howdy Pardner

by Edie Wadsworth on April 27, 2011

Caiti was pretty sure she didn’t want a graduation party per se. Then she agreed to a pool party at Aunt Gina’s. Then I remembered how fun it was to learn to square dance. So, that’s it. We’re having a square dance for Caiti’s graduation party! Not the kind where you wear puffy dresses and […]


Well, I think it’s high time we had this talk. You and I have been friends for over two years now. I haven’t ask much of you. Sure, I’ve had the occasional request that you watch Coal Miner’s Daughter or that you listen to George Jones. But otherwise, haven’t I done my best to make […]


We’re Gonna Hold On

by Edie Wadsworth on February 24, 2010

This is a public service announcement. Following this advice will ensure that your car rides to and  fro,  from soccer to dance to the dentist, etc.  will be nothing but pure family harmony and bliss.  I don’t know about you but my children will argue about almost anything in the car.   So it’s come […]


Blissdom Bound Y’all

by Edie Wadsworth on February 4, 2010


As I was putting the finishing touches on my little love gifts to pass out at Blissdom, I couldn’t help but be reminded of my very southern roots.   I made the cutest little bookmarks and very heavily-iced mocha cupcakes for my friends {old, new and yet to be made}, all the while listening to […]



I have made it my personal mission in life to per-fect the biscuit. You can’t even graduate from high school in the South until you demonstrate proficiency at biscuit making—-so I’ve been making biscuits a long time. But I just took the recipe that was passed onto me and never questioned it. You’re not supposed […]



by Edie Wadsworth on October 29, 2009

My best friend from high school celebrated her 40th birthday this weekend. Shawna (shown middle) also happens to be my sister’s (shown on your left) sister in law. I know, I know. But it’s the south, remember? And how did she celebrate this milestone, you ask? With a real life ho-down square dance —–in a […]


From my kitchen— on July 4th

by Edie Wadsworth on July 4, 2009

We interrupt the regularly scheduled series—-which I shall certainly not finish by Monday—to bring you a few dynamite ideas for the Fourth of Juuuly.   That’s how we say it in the South.  Juuuu-ly.    With an emphasis on the ‘Ju’.  And I’ll just confess this right now, I don’t have a whole lot of […]


"Doo’s done thowed me out, Momma"

by Edie Wadsworth on February 15, 2009

Steve would probably like to throw me out.  I’ve been quotin’ Lorettee all weekend.  You gotta love a man who’ll watch Coal Miner’s Daughter with you….and laugh just as much as you do. Coal Miner’s Daughter does something good for me way down deep in my soul.  I don’t think it’s just a southern thing […]


In which I confess my tiny obsession with Loretta Lynn…….

by Edie Wadsworth on February 13, 2009


This is where the rubber meets the road.  This is how you tell who your true friends are.  I’ve let you in to my little private space in the world.  I haven’t held back.  At least not much.  You’ve been with me when I  fished disgusting things out of my drain.  You’ve watched me lament […]



I have been privileged in this life to have a sister (Gina) and a cousin who functions for all intents and purposes like a sister (JamieKnoxville). I guess that gives me two sisters. And today is Jamie’s birthday. So in her honor I give you a little peek into our shady past.  She sent me […]


Moments that make you go "Do What"

by Edie Wadsworth on January 20, 2009

Let’s first deconstruct the ‘do what’.  You have to have a similiar look on your face to Emme in this picture when I told her to hand over those chips.  Keep in mind that the phrase is a southern substitute for ‘huh’ or ‘pardon me’.  You must say the ‘what’ very high-pitched and in two […]


Family Tradition

by Edie Wadsworth on December 26, 2008

My family gathered for the last hurrah! last night and feasted on steak and shrimp.  It was a delightful dinner and I’m pretty sure I pulled some ab muscles laughing so hard.  I literally fell onto the floor laughing at one point…..not to be confused with me literally falling out of the bed last night…(thanks […]

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