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Literary Lawn Party Weekend

When you think of Jackson, Mississippi, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't literature, but let me tell you why it should be. Saturday the annual "literary lawn party" unfolds on the historic grounds of the Mississippi State Capitol Building. What kind of party is this you ask? Let's just say everyone is going to get "LIT" and I don't mean with margaritas. The MS Book Festival is here! Remember how exciting the book fair in grade school was? Well this is the souped up, grown up version with a day full of live panel discussions, book signings, Mississippi Capitol Building tours, food trucks, live music and more. Although the festival runs from 9am-4pm on Saturday, I suggest...

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Say cheese! Before long everyone will be searching for a quick photography session to add a fresh photo to this year's Christmas card. Keep those family outfitting woes at bay with these five tips derived from my retail years of outfitting mannequins. 1. Ditch the matchy-matchy. Yes, I know matchy-matchy is so easy to gravitate towards. "Everyone wear a white top and jeans!" This year try taking it back to art class and picking a complementary color story or even a tonal one. I chose to do blues and oranges last year. It made our photo more dynamic and sophisticated. You could go for the tried and true red and green combo or opt for red orange and blue green...

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