2015 Featured Couple of the Year

When I was a little girl, I watched soap operas with my great-grandmother and Dallas with my great-grandfather. Fast forward several years, I am still a fan of the same shows. I don’t know if watching these shows played a role in my love for romance or the fact that my zodiac sign is Scorpio….

VOTE: Southern Laced Featured Couple of the Year Contenders Announced

Who should the 2015 Featured Couple of the Year be? Over the past year, I had the pleasure of sharing the love stories of three beautiful couples. Each story reminded us that all relationships aren’t created equal and happily ever after takes hard work. From funny moments to whirlwind romances, I chose the TOP 3 Featured Couples based on…

Southern Laced 2015 Year in Review

When I looked over my blog post insights for the year, I was pleasantly surprised to find that What to Wear to Church by Stylist Latoya Roy was the most popular post of the year. This made me smile for more reasons than one. As a guest blogger, I have watched Stylist L. Roy take…

Featured Couple James & Alex Barlowe #16

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? James and I were both born and raised in Omaha, NE. We currently reside in Dallas, TX. James is a self-employed basketball trainer. I am a Spa Manager for Life Time Fitness, fellow published author & freelance writer. We are homebodies, but love…

A Message To My Valentine… Mr. and Mrs. Myers

Reggie, my dear sweet Valentine…I want to take a moment to tell you I love you more than you will ever know. I have watched you grow from a boy to a man in these 20+ years. I see God changing you daily. I’m glad I put my heart in your hand and I believe…

The Benefits of Saying “No” By Shon Hyneman

The benefits of saying no can help change your life for the better. We often look at saying no as a bad thing, but I beg to differ. Definition:  Used to express refusal, denial, disbelief, emphasis, or disagreement. No you can’t come over my house this late. No, I will not over eat. No, I will not visit…

Marriage Enrichment with Joni Zimmerman

“The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength.” -Warren Wiersbe As we’ve entered 2015, I seriously just want to encourage each and every one of you to open up your Bibles, and read! So (too!) many…

Send A Message To Your Valentine

  Do you have a Valentine? Tell your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé or spouse how much you love them by sending them a Valentine message. I will be posting all messages on my blog and selected entries on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM February 7th. Send messages in 120 characters or less by completing the form below and emailing photos…

Featured Couple Juan and Kimberly Knott #15

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? Kimberly: My name is Kimberly and I am an entrepreneur from Brandon, Mississippi. Currently. I live in Jackson, Mississippi with my husband, Juan. Juan: My name is Juan and I am a self-employed entertainer. I am a member of the group Compozitionz….

After the Honeymoon by Fallon Victoria

Five years ago today marked a new beginning for us.  We gazed into each other’s eyes as we proclaimed our love to a host of witnesses.  And we vowed before God and to one another that we would love each other for better or for worse.  Although we dated five years prior to getting married and…

Brushstrokes of a Southern Love Story

  How it All Began The love story of Nell Knox and William Goodman began in June 2011 at a mutual friend’s house. “The first day we met, we ended up talking for about three hours,” Knox says. “Immediately, I wanted to get to know this guy better.” Goodman felt the same chemistry during their…

Featured Couple Harold and Jennifer Williams #13

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? My name is Jennifer and I am from Waco, Texas. I graduated from Baylor University and I work as an Elementary Art teacher in Irving. I currently live with my amazing husband, Harold, in Corinth. Harold grew up in Southlake, Texas and…

Featured Couple Shon and Londina Hyneman Interview #12

Shon Hyneman has been married for thirteen years. He is the father of two children. He is also a speaker, an author of five books, a host of The Doctor of Love Show Podcast, and the founder of Never Again Ministries, which prepares singles for marriage. Shon is from Cleveland, Ohio. He currently resides in…

Featured Couple Cruz and Cherry Sherman Interview #11

Cruz and Cherry are the founders of Cruz Inc Media, Marketing and Public Relations. They love movie nights, bowling and traveling. Cruz is originally from Tennessee and Cherry is from New Jersey. They currently reside in Chesterfield. They have 4 children, ages 15 to 33. They are quick to tell you that they are friends…

Featured Couple Luis and Cathy Caballero Interview #9

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? Hello! My name is Cathy Lynnette Caballero and I was born and raised in a small town called Crystal Springs located outside of Terry, Mississippi. I am the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Benson. I am a 2001 graduate of Crystal…

Featured Couple Danny and Joni Zimmerman Interview #6

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? Hi! My name is Joni and I’m from South Alabama, where I have lived most of my life.  I lived in Brandon, Mississippi during my high school and college years, but have been back in Dothan, Alabama for 14 years.  Danny and…

Featured Couple Clifford and Fallon Brewster Interview #1

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? My name is Fallon Brewster and my husband is Clifford Brewster. We are both 27 from Jackson. Currently, we live in Byram. We have a 2-year-old son. How did you meet? We met in high school (Provine). He approached me in the…

Southern Laced Love Songs Playlist

Southern Laced… Grassroots romance laced with a southern drawl. I could not imagine life without music. Love songs play a huge role in my writing. It helps me get in tune with the emotions of my characters. Because of this, I decided to share the love by composing a list of the top ten songs…

Water Meets Land – 30 Second Read

  Most people don’t know this, but I love the beach. It is one of my favorite places to escape the chaos of life and experience peace. It is where the water meets land that I feel at home. The waves brush across the sand and returns to the ocean. But this departure is only…