Hey y’all! Welcome to February, the month of love! (Though pretty much every month could be considered the month of love around these parts!) Some of you may recall last July, when we introduced the concept of a Southern Doin’. Not around then? It’s simple, but I’ll recap for ya: A Southern Doin’ is any sort of a Southern activity. There’s no official panel of judges that decrees whether or not something is Southern; you get to decide for yourself whether your Doin’ falls under the spirit of the South! We came up with Southern Doin’s because even in the midst of V5 craziness, we didn’t want to forget to get outside our office and remember all of the things we love about the South. (And there are oh so many things.)
Y’all jumped right on the hashtag bandwagon, which we absolutely loved! So much so, that we thought we’d ratchet things up a notch this year. Enter: Southern Doin’ monthly challenges. Each month we’ll pick a Doin’ prompt and post it here — something to encourage y’all to go, do, make, explore, discover, and love in the spirit of the South and the Sweet Tea Society.
We’ll be Doin’ right alongside you, and we’ll all try to remember and use the #southerndoin hashtag, alrighty? Then, we’ll come back here and post a little recap on the blog of our favorite tweeted, instagrammed, or Facebooked Doin’s before we post the next month’s challenge.
But enough explanation — time for the challenge! For February, your #southdoin challenge is simple: We’re all about giving a little sugar here in the South, so this month, surprise someone you love by doing something sweet. Maybe you’ll vacuum the entire house even though it’s your fiance’s turn — AND bake him his favorite cookies. Maybe you’ll wake up extra early to shovel the walk and scrape the ice off your roommate’s windshield before she has to go to work. Maybe you’ll have flowers delivered to your Mama’s work on a random day JUST BECAUSE YOU LOVE HER. Whatever it is, it’s up to you!
Are you in? Sound off in the comments! And happy Doin’!
P.S. Suggestions for future challenges are welcome! Just leave a comment below or feel free to email me.