8 Southern Movie Lines Everyone Knows

Everyone loves a good movie from time to time, especially if it ia a southern movie. There are many different elements that make a movie rememberable. One element is being able to quote the film years after it’s premiere.

Take a look below and see what Country Outfitter Style has listed as the 8 of the most quotable southern movie lines.

1: “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” To Kill a Mockingbird.

2: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” Cool Hand Luke

3: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Gone With the Wind

4: “I’m walkin’ here.” Midnight Cowboy

5: “I don’t want your life.” I Don’t Want your Life

6: “Life is like a box of chocolates.” Forrest Gump

7: “Stellllllllllllllllla!” A Streetcar Named Desire

8: “Her colors are pink and pink.” Steel Magnolias 

Source: http://www.countryoutfitter.com/style/southern-movie-lines/?lhb=style

75th Anniversary of “Gone With the Wind”

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the classic movie, Gone With the Wind, Turner Classic Movies is holding special showings in select theaters across the nation. Yesterday, Momma and I saw the 1939 love story of a man and woman and the love story a woman and her home on the big screen at a sold-out screening. Seeing one of my favorites movies in it’s original 1939 retrospect was an experience I couldn’t miss!

As I watched the movie, I thought about how some of the film’s most famous quotes are still relevant today. So, enjoy my top 5 quotes from Gone With the Wind that anyone can apply to their life, 75 years later after the film’s original premiere.

1: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” -Rhett Butler

Use this quote for the moments when you really…don’t give a damn about something.

2: “You should be kissed and often. And by someone who knows how.” -Rhett Butler

Does this one need any explanation?

3: “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I will go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.” -Scarlett O’Hara

Worry about the things you need to for today and worry about the rest tomorrow.

4: “With enough courage you can do without a reputation.” -Rhett Butler

Who cares what others think? Have the courage to be yourself!

5: “After all tomorrow is another day.” -Scarlett O’Hara

Always know things will be better tomorrow and with each day you are given a brand new start.

Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

As the weather turns cooler, there is nothing better than a cast iron skillet full of cornbread. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this recipe for Southern Buttermilk Cornbread as much as I do!

Ingredients:

  • flour
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. plain yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter, melted in cast-iron skillet
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup cultured buttermilk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Melt butter in cast iron skillet and pour into glass measuring cup or bowl. Lightly grease skillet with leftover butter and  heat in oven 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt in a bowl.

4. Whisk eggs in separate bowl and whisk into buttermilk. Whisk into the dry mixture until just smooth. Add in hot melted butter.

5. Pour batter into hot skillet. Bake at 400° for 30 to 33 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy!

Source: http://simpleplate.net/best-ever-southern-buttermilk-cornbread/

7 Secrets of Southern Women

Secrets? In the South, don’t we just tell everything and hide nothing?

Recently, I came across a post on Country Outfitter Style about the seven secrets of Southern women. And, I will have to agree that most of these secrets are spot on, especially number seven! Do you agree?

1: Forget Hollywood

2: Restaurant and Hospitality Management Minors

3: “That’s Not How Mama Does It”

4: We Never Tell a Lie, Unless We Are Being Helpful

5: These Letters Run Deep

6: Thank God For…

7: Secrets Are No Fun

For a complete list, visit: http://www.countryoutfitter.com/style/7-secrets-southern-women/?lhb=style

Blake Shelton Tap Dances on The Tonight Show

Want a laugh for your Friday? Then, this is the must see video.

Country superstar Blake Shelton and his fellow The Voice, judge Gwen Stefani stopped by The Tonight Show for an epic lip sync battle. The two, along with host Jimmy Fallon, faced off with a series of songs.

Shelton started the competition with his rendition of Taco’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” The “Austin” singer finished his version with an impressive tap dance routine.

Trust me, this is a video you don’t want to miss!

Source: http://countrymusicnation.com/blake-shelton-hilarious-epic-lip-sync-battle-52676

A Country Belle’s Southern Fall Bucket List

“Life starts all over again when the air gets crisp in the fall.” -The Great Gatsby

My favorite time of the year is fall. The colors get brighter, the weather gets cooler, and a sense of down home country comfort is in the air. Every fall, there are many traditions that my family and I make sure we do before winter comes.

I hope you enjoy some of my favorite fall traditions, listed below. Do you have a southern fall bucket list?

A Country Belle’s Southern Fall Bucket List 

1. Visit a pumpkin patch.

2. Go trick-or-treating for canned goods for a local foodbank on Halloween.

3. Build a bonfire and cook s’mores. Talk about something yummy in the tummy.

4. Cheer on a SEC team. Who doesn’t love the Ole Miss Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers? 🙂

5. Count your blessings each day in November, leading up to Thanksgiving.

6. Share what you are most thankful for on Thanksgiving, before eating.

7. Take a trip to Mount Airy, NC and visit the Autumn Leaves Festival. (And see the town that inspired Mayberry, NC on the classic television show The Andy Griffith Show.)

8. Go to the Dixie Classic Fair. Everything can be deep-fried, right?

9. Carve a pumpkin.

10. Drink hot chocolate on a hayride.

11. Watch a scary Halloween movie.

12. Cook a gumbo.

13. Bake anything and everything pumpkin. Classic family recipe, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, will change your life! (Anyone want the recipe?)

14. Visit one of your high school’s football games.

15. Take a photo in a pile of leaves.

Happy Birthday, Hank Williams!

Hank Williams

Happy Birthday to the late Hank Williams! The country legend would have been 91 years old today.

Williams was one of the first people elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961. In celebration of his birthday, enjoy some of my favorite William’s hits.

1: “Hey, Good Lookin'”

2: “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)”

3: “Your Cheatin’ Heart”

4: “Mind Your Own Business”

5: “I’m So Lonesome, I Could Cry.”

Source: http://tasteofcountry.com/hank-williams-songs/?6

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution, a constitution that established a national government, fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for all citizens. 227 years later, America is still celebrating this historic day.

Did you know the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was ratified in 1781, but its powers were limited? Brush up on your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and events surrounding that day on http://www.history.com/topics/constitution.

While you are at it, enjoy a little “School House Rock.” I mean, can’t everyone still sing “I’m just a bill, sitting here on Capitol Hill?”

Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

I think I just found what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow morning! Heading to the kitchen to start baking some Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins right after this. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Ingredients: 

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons poppy seeds

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

10 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon lemon zest

2 large eggs

1½ cups plain Greek yogurt

1 cup fresh blueberries

Icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1½ tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a muffin tin with cupcakes liners and set aside.
  2. Mix flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat sugar, butter, and lemon zest on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients in two installments, alternating with 3 additions of yogurt. (DO NOT OVER MIX or your muffins will turn out hard and tough) Gently stir in blueberries.
  4. Pour batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake at 475 for 5 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 and bake 15-18 minutes until muffins are golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean. Remove muffins from oven and allow to cool completely.
  5. Whisk together all icing ingredients. Pour over cooled muffins. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Enjoy!

Source: http://therecipecritic.com/2014/07/blueberry-lemon-poppyseed-muffins/