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Hello dear readers! I thought I’d let y’all know there’s a new video clip up on Shellie TV. It’s a Toilet Booger story I shared with the Cowgirl Convention in Tyler, TX!. I hope y’all enjoy! Do feel free to share and warn your loved ones of the dangers lurking out there. Hugs, Shellie
Hey y’all! I’m making good on a promise I made a while back to let y’all tour the Redneck Radio Studio. Back story– every Monday morning I set up the Redneck Radio Studio to tape a week’s worth of the All Things Southern daily radio features. These three-minute segments will then be mixed and sent to my radio affiliates across the country. ( A short time later, I take the studio down and drive in to Monroe to host the ATS LIVE talk show at the Radio People Studios. ) But, perhaps you’re wondering just how it is that I “set up” and “take down” my studio. Watch closely, grasshopper and I will show you how it’s done. First, a look at the desk in my great room as it is when the The Redneck Radio Studio is not in operation. And now, the steps to creating a studio. It’s simple, really. A belle just takes a blanket and a couple floral bedspreads and using hooks hid during the week behind the cornice boards and via small plastic rings sewn into the corners of the fabric panels, she secures the “waffle boards” of the studio to the windows, partitioning off the studio to deliver the sound quality she’s after! Voila! Behold, in the last two pics of the collage I take you into The Redneck Radio Studio! So, who else do you know who can fold their studio up and put it in the closet until it’s needed again? That’s what I thought. Once again, belle ingenuity gets it done! And now you know the rest of the story. Hugs, Shellie
Hey y’all! I just heard that today was International Regifting Day– which, of course, brought to mind a helpful guideline I wrote on the subject in my last book, Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy. In the event that you haven’t read that book, (and I will forgive you if this is so), I offer you those thoughts here as a little Merry Christmas post! Belle Rules of Regifting This may surprise you, but honestly, I don’t think regifting is necessarily synonymous with bad manners. The gift that keeps on giving can be quite thoughtful, if not downright entertaining, especially if all involved have a funny bone. Consider the porcher whose father-in-law once received a jogging suit from her brother and sister-in-law. The next year they found it in his closet, still in the box with the tissue paper and promptly gave it to him again! Poor man was clueless until the family filled him in. The suit has since continued to make a yearly appearance. Leslie says it’s in its second decade and it’s almost back in style, in a retro kind of way. Still, because not all regifting stories turn out so well, and some of you are bound to get desperate as the big day closes in, I, Belle of All Things Southern, feel compelled to offer four easy guidelines to help make shopping at home as socially acceptable as it is financially rewarding. Number 4: Consider expiration dates. Items predating the current season will mark you as a tacky regifter. Say no to pet rocks and lava lamps. Number 3: Monitor the monograms. Initials really should match unless you’re confident you can keep a straight face while trying to sell the recipient on it being an acronym, as in, “I swanee, it stands for Peachy Good Friend! Really!” Number 2: Don’t regift in the same circles. Regifting his family gifts to yours may work, and vice versa, but remember, your mama, her mama, her sister, and her sister’s sister know what who got whom ten years ago. It’s their job and they’re good at it. And the #1 and most obvious Rule of Regifting: Don’t regift the gifter— which reminds me of another similar Christmas faux paux— reusing crumpled gift bags! My own son, who’s apparently allergic to wrapping, has been known to open your gift to him and disappear, only to return with his gift to you in the same bag. (I’m looking at you, Phillip.) You must be very charming to pull this off, and you may very well be. I’ll leave you to make that call Hugs, Shellie As we say around here, “Tell the truth and stay in church.” Are you a regifter?
And God said, “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me if you have understanding…when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy… Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors and said, ‘This far shall you come, and no further, and here your proud waves be stayed?” Job 38