I'm so glad you're here. I'm Dolly and it is a pleasure to meet you. 

This is a Southern Lifestyle Blog where I share what I know and love. 

Like my grandma used to say, "Come on in sit a spell and let's visit."



Everything Home:  Decorating, Cleaning, TIPs, Organization, Homemade Mixtures, Money-Saving Ideas - Sometimes downright Frugal yet not life-altering


Simple Southern Recipes made with things most of us have on hand, some healthy some not-so-healthy, all delicious! Good food from Southern Time-Tested Recipes.


Gardening instilled in me by my sweet Mama. Enjoying the great outdoors! Our gardens are a blank slate and we are the designers with the plants and trees we add. Isn't that a wonderful way to think about it? 


Backyard Animals:  Chickens, Dogs, Cats so far, but would love other animals like horses, goats, llamas. We do from time to time have lots of wildlife animals visit as well.


Crafts: Sewing, Quilting, Sculpting, Floral Designing, numerous arts & crafts


Southern hospitality manners and traditions passed down through generations. Mama and Daddy both taught me the value of taking care of one's self, but not at the expense of others. They taught me to be respectful, kind, loving, welcoming, and most of all genuine with others. I will carry things taught by them and my grandparents for a lifetime.


Sharing about others in Spotlight Stories. Interesting stories most teaching us ideas and new ways of doing things. Chuck and I love to talk to others about their lives talents and interests. Everyone has a story and all think they don't. You can read some in that section to find out more about people in numerous walks of life.

A Little About Me:

I love the Lord family friends and truly the simple things in life.

By the time I was old enough to reach the sink and the stove I was taught to cook and clean. If I could hold a hoe rack or shovel I was taught to garden. Mama put me to work at an early age. At the time I may not have been happy about it, but now am very grateful she did. She and daddy both taught us a lot.

I've been asked many times if this is a bed and breakfast.  It must show, the dream I once had of owning one.

God has given me great talents and for that, I am truly grateful. I know each of you have God-given talents as well. That is one of our many blessings.

Thank you for visiting and please come again



8th Annual Jr. Johnson Memorial (Southern Kartway)