Monday’s Makes-Me-Smile… “Southern” edition

If these things aren’t true, then I don’t know what is!




“Pah Con.” The End.





“The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” ~ Steel Magnolias

And I could go on and on…  😉

Being from the South does make me smile.  I truly am thankful to be a Southerner.  {Not every one of you dear readers will understand this – you’ll just have to take my word for it.  My friend Julie once said that she didn’t know which I was more glad to be – a Christian or a Southerner.  Haha. But just to set the record straight – I must say that being a believer in Jesus Christ is just about the only citizenship that trumps living in the South. 🙂 }

I’m glad to be back in Mississippi where I grew up… Where this next picture is more true than you could imagine (just ask anyone who knew us – they’ll tell you that Mom made us put on our make up every day – even if all we were going to do for the day was to clean house… and we thought that was normal)!

I love our state.

And I love the living in the Delta, where some of the Old South traditions are still very much alive ~



🙂  … If you don’t agree… I just have two more things to say…


🙂  Happy Monday, y’all!  🙂

About SmellingCoffee

I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two teenagers, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at


  1. I’m homesick now 🙂

  2. love reading this Jen, I have to agree with you abou the make up thing!! Although you are the prettiest person EVER without make up!

  3. Love this! Thanks from this Georgia Girl!

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