Thursday, September 10, 2009

Southern Lady Celebration Giveaway

It’s giveaway time here at Southern Lady-Nancy!!! Miss Phyllis contacted me again….well, it was really her PR Director, Wendy….and she said Phyllis wanted to know if I would be interested in having another giveaway…..LORD YES, I said!!! I HEART The Southern Lady Magazine, and I never miss a issue! Every year The Southern Lady Magazine hosts a Ladies event, and it’s always somewhere you would just die to have a weekend getaway with the girls…places like Nashville, Savannah…you get the picture…right?! It is an event that is chocked full of FUN STUFF…like celebrity speakers, how to events, FOOD!!! And SHOPPING!!! It is a must for every Southern Lady and Southern Lady wantabes!! In honor of the annual Southern Lady Celebration Event, The Miss Southern Lady herself Phyllis Hoffman is offering a very generous giveaway to my readers. You could have a chance of winning a total of 4 WONDERFUL books. It is valued at over $100 retail.

Here’s the giveaway line up~One lucky lady will win the following:

Sister Schubert’s cook book Cast Your Bread Upon The Waters {don’t you just love the name of that book!}…..Good Lord, that Sister can cook!!! Have y’all had her rolls…..YUMMMMMMMY!



Southern Lady Gracious Spaces…..this is a book I could spend hours looking at and reading! If you like the Southern Style of Decorating…you want this book!!!! It is Southern Style all the way!


And, last but not least~Honey, It’s All In The Shoes!! Fun, Fun READ!!!! Y’all do know how I feel about this book…don’t ya?!


The following is the EVENT LISTING of the 2009 Southern Lady Celebration weekend…..keep reading to the end to find out how to enter for this fabulous giveaway!



Friday, October 9-Sunday, October 11, 2009

HGTV’s Erica Glasener, TLC’s Laurie Hick son-Smith and Sister Schubert Headline Weekend

EVENT: Southern lifestyle magazine, Southern Lady, will bring the pages of the magazine to life

with the seventh annual Southern Lady Celebration weekend in Savannah, Georgia.

The event will feature a weekend of inspirational speakers, delicious food, how-to demonstrations, a shopping tour of Savannah, on-site shopping boutique and fabulous entertaining ideas and tips from the editorial staff of Southern Lady.

PRESENTERS: Celebrity presenters will include the popular interior designer and co-host of TLC’s Trading Spaces, Laurie Hickson-Smith, HGTV’s Erica Glasener and Patricia Barnes, better known as Sister Schubert. Additional speakers will include artist Diana Hansen of White Flowers designs, devotional speaker Lael Melville, Southern humorist Bobbie Staten and the Editor-in-Chief of Southern Lady magazine, Phyllis Norton Hoffman.

DATE AND TIME: Friday, October 9-Sunday, October 11, 2009

LOCATION: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa

One Resort Drive

Savannah, GA 31421

The Grand Ballroom

REGISTRATION: The $429.00 registration fee includes four meals, all speaking programs and presentations, how-to demonstrations, access to the Celebration boutique and a shopping tour of Savannah. For more information or to register, visit

About the Speakers


Laurie Hickson-Smith was one of the first designers to hit the airwaves on The Learning Channel’s (TLC) hit show Trading Spaces. Now, in the show’s ninth season, fans see Laurie’s stylish designs each week as they remake a space in just 48 hours. Laurie’s self-described “modern classic” design style blends traditional and modern with her signature uses of color for vitality. Staying true to her Southern roots, Laurie resides in Jackson, Mississippi, with her husband, Brad, 6-year-old son Gibson Witherspoon, and 2-year-old daughter India Dawson.


Horticulturist and author Erica Glasener has hosted A Gardener’s Diary on Home and Garden Television (HGTV) for 14 years. As a Southern Lady contributor, Erica offers helpful advice for gardens large and small in her column, “Garden Inspiration.” In her own garden, Erica grows vegetables, fruits, heirloom roses, bulbs, perennials, shrubs, and trees. Her creative ideas prove that, with a little thought and planning, any garden space can be both beautiful and functional.


Sister Schubert has become a Southern household name synonymous with her Parkerhouse Roll. Sister began making her delicious rolls in 1989, and now Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls includes three bakeries, which together produce more than 5 million rolls daily. She credits her family, employees, and faith for her phenomenal growth. But Sister’s story shows that her tireless enthusiasm for excellence is at the heart of her success.


Phyllis Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Lady will reflect on the 10 years of the publication and highlight some of her favorite features and photos. She will also share an exclusive look at her two latest books, Gracious Spaces and Honey, It’s All in the Shoes.


Diana Hansen was featured in the premiere issue of Southern Lady and is sure to inspire with her eye for beauty. As an artist and owner of White Flowers, Diana has created an ethereal world in her all-white shop located in Birmingham, Alabama. Her story will show that inspiration can come from the most unexpected and simplest of places.


Back again from the 2007 Celebration, Dr. Lael Melville is a gifted speaker who will encourage and motivate. She will offer her insights, humor, and practical applications on how to approach life’s challenges. Lael is a psychologist, wife, and mother of three teenage sons, and she lives and serves in Plano, Texas.


A North Carolina native, Bobbie Staten is a nationally recognized Southern motivational humorist who’s healthy and irreverent sense of humor focuses on people and the lives they lead. Her message reflects a universal theme as old as time, yet fresh and relevant to today’s hectic lifestyle. When you have your health, family, and priorities balanced, life just seems to fall into place. For the few times when it doesn’t – laugh!

About Southern Lady magazine

Founded in 1999, Southern Lady ( magazine is published bi-monthly by Hoffman Media, LLC. The magazine celebrates, delights, and inspires women who live in the South-and those who are simply southern at heart. Highlighting a gracious way of life, it gives readers timely advice on everything from gift giving to grand gatherings, making Southern Lady a year-round lifestyle guide.

About Hoffman Media, LLC

Since its founding in 1983, Hoffman Media ( has been the leader in special-interest publications. Targeting the women’s market, the company publishes Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, Cooking with Paula Deen, Celebrate, Victoria, TeaTime, Southern Lady, Taste of the South, Just CrossStitch, and Sew Beautiful.

OKAY….OKAY….OKAY!!! I know you want to know how to enter so here’s the CONTEST DETAILS!

here’s what Wendy {Miss Phyllis’s PR Director} said:

To enter the contest, we would ask your readers to re-post the EVENT LISTING and link on their site and comment on what their definition of celebrating the south means.

The 2009 Southern Lady Magazine Celebration

The Southern Lady Magazine

That’s it…..not hard….easy peasy!!!

This contest will be open for 1 week You have until 10:00AM eastern standard time, September 12, 2009, to do your post about The 2009 Southern Lady Celebration Event in Savannah, GA!

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The drawing will be held on September 12, 2009. Remember~ you have 7 days to get a post together. You do NOT have to include as much as I did…Feel free to take anything from this post and use it on your blog or in your post! Just high light what you want to use and click copy and then paste it right into your post.

… more thing….I need to know who and when you do you your post….so I am including a linky at the end of this post. AFTER you do your post…..come back here and leave your name in the linky space, that way I can be sure you get your name in the drawing!

Don’t forget…You get a total of 4 books with a retail value over $100.00….and, don’t forget to define what Celebrating the South means to you in your post! I can’t wait to read all of the different definitions!!!!!

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About me:

I was born in Dayton, OH and lived there until I was 10 - sorry, but my parents insisted. When my father died, we moved to a very small town so I could get to know my family. Little did I know that everyone in town was my family! I had to catch a man in a town 30 miles away so that I wouldn't turn out to be related to him! He turned out to be quite wonderful and a true Southern gentleman - most of the time!

We built and are still working on a house copied from a home from the 1700s. Never move into a house before it's finished! We did manage to fit in 7 fireplaces and there's a claw foot tub in front of the fireplace in the bedroom.

We love to sit on our upstairs sleeping porch to read and sip iced tea - perhaps the occasional mint julep. We are surrounded by corn fields, cows, and horses. There's even an adorable mule in the next field.

As Southern hosts, we always have pound cake available to serve with tea. It's unthinkable to have guests and not feed them something delicious.

And, as a true Southern lady, I always wear my pearls!

Living in and loving the South!
Ruth Ann

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