From The Editor

Happy New Year from all of us at Stages® MISSISSIPPI! The beginning of a new year is usually when one reflects on the past and plans for the future. While I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions, I do believe in setting goals, trying to be the best person I can possibly be, and being happy. I read a quote by Erma Bombeck the other day that said, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’” Amen to that.

Stages® MISSISSIPPI continues to be the magazine for a home remodeling resource!

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Jan/Feb 2018
Nov/Dec 2017
SEPT/OCT 2017
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May/June 2017
March/April 2017

Jan/Feb 2018

Every one of us has a God-given talent. Some know early in life what their talent is, and some, well, it takes a little while for us to figure it out! I have found that mine is to bring beautiful photographs and stories of fabulous homes and gardens throughout our great state of Mississippi to our readers. These homes are occupied by people in all stages of their lives—from first homes to retired couples. They range from small cabins by a lake  to expansive homes in the middle of the city. We have a wonderful 2018 year planned at Stages® MISSISSIPPI and can’t wait to show you these homes all around Mississippi.

To close, if I can give one piece of advice to anyone that might listen, it would be this: In Jeremiah 29:11, it says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” If you find yourself wondering where the Lord wants you to be this year, go to Him with a teachable spirit, one eager to be tamed, and He will patiently lead you to the path where your talents can best be used.

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Nov/Dec 2017

The holiday seasons are upon us and, for many, this is the time of the year we think about what we are most thankful for and ponder the true meaning of Christmas. We have put together a very special focus section for you, Entertaining at Home, which contains beautifully decorated homes for the holidays. My family also loves to decorate our home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but as much as I do love Santa Claus and presents under the tree, let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11).

On the inside back cover are four non-profit organizations that would love your support. They fill a tremendous void in our communities and change lives for the people they serve. Also remember The Junior League of Jackson’s Mistletoe Marketplace is November 1–4. The theme this year is ’Tis The Season “to sparkle.” Join in the holiday shopping and support a good cause while you are having fun!

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SEPT/OCT 2017

In this issue, our focus section is Fabulous Kitchens and Baths . Wait until you see them! We don’t call them “fabulous” for nothing. We were blessed with the opportunity to photograph beautiful homes and speak with local interior designers, architects, and contractors to pull together this issue that I know our readers will hold on to for years to come. And as always, we visited Starkville, Oxford, Hattiesburg, and Cleveland for the perfect layout of tailgating at home. Sometimes, there is just no better place to party than in your home with your loved ones. You can find scrumptious finger food with the Bulldogs, beautiful outdoor tailgating with  the Rebels, delicious southern comfort food with the Golden Eagles, and Tex-Mex with the Fighting Okra.

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Stages Mississippi Magazine July-Aug 2017 Issue

July/Aug 2017

Our Focus section in the summer issue is Family Living & Summer Escapes. Featured in this section is a fabulous pool area, a family area at Sunnybrook Children’s Home, and a feature on coastal living. I’d like to elaborate on Sunnybrook Children’s Home. Since 1963, it has served as a residential group home for children who have been physically, mentally, and emotionally abused and rescued from their parents through the court system. Sunnybrook is designed for children aged 6–18 and provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with house parents to cater to their needs. Sunnybrook’s services foster the development of morality, responsibility, and spiritual strength through a belief in God where children are taught to hope and trust again. Without community support, Sunnybrook would cease to be in a position to help the children they are so privileged to serve. This ministry is vital to our community and state, so please consider donating any time or money that you could to this tremendous organization.

Subscribe to Stages® MISSISSIPPI. Subscribers receive copies before they’re distributed to businesses throughout the state, meaning you would be one of the first to view each new issue.

As always, if you have a home that you think we might be interested in, please email me at susan@stagesmississippi.com. We love hearing from our readers!

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May/June 2017

If you’ve been reading Stages® MISSISSIPPI  for any length of time, you know that I love the outdoors. The months of May and June are ideal for getting outside and enjoying our Mississippi weather, especially in your own backyard.

The Focus section in this issue is Bring on the Outdoor Living, and we have some fabulous outdoor areas to show you. We hope you enjoy each of these features, and even get some great ideas to implement in your own backyard.

This issue brings you four gorgeous feature homes, several promotional business spotlights, and our “in every issue” features. We had fun putting this issue together, and we hope you enjoy looking at the beautiful photos and reading the stories.

As always, if you have a home that you think we might be interested in, please email me at susan@stagesmississippi.com. We love hearing from our readers!

Thank you for reading Stages® MISSISSIPPI magazine, and we hope you enjoy this issue.

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March/April 2017

If you’re planning on remodeling your existing home or building a new home this year, make plans to come to The Home Show at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson from March 10-12. There will be over 200 vendors showcasing the newest and most innovative products and home services. There isn’t a better place under one roof to learn more about remodeling and home building. Plan to come and spend the day and talk to the experts. There will be a new Builder Challenge this year with four unique spaces and an Interactive Play Center for the family.

Stages® MISSISSIPPI will have a booth at The Home Show (#421), so stop by, say hello, and visit with us. We’ll have several past issues to hand out and we would love to meet you!

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Jan/Feb 2018

Jan/Feb 2018

Every one of us has a God-given talent. Some know early in life what their talent is, and some, well, it takes a little while for us to figure it out! I have found that mine is to bring beautiful photographs and stories of fabulous homes and gardens throughout our great state of Mississippi to our readers. These homes are occupied by people in all stages of their lives—from first homes to retired couples. They range from small cabins by a lake  to expansive homes in the middle of the city. We have a wonderful 2018 year planned at Stages® MISSISSIPPI and can’t wait to show you these homes all around Mississippi.

To close, if I can give one piece of advice to anyone that might listen, it would be this: In Jeremiah 29:11, it says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” If you find yourself wondering where the Lord wants you to be this year, go to Him with a teachable spirit, one eager to be tamed, and He will patiently lead you to the path where your talents can best be used.

Read the Latest Issue
Nov/Dec 2017

Nov/Dec 2017

The holiday seasons are upon us and, for many, this is the time of the year we think about what we are most thankful for and ponder the true meaning of Christmas. We have put together a very special focus section for you, Entertaining at Home, which contains beautifully decorated homes for the holidays. My family also loves to decorate our home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but as much as I do love Santa Claus and presents under the tree, let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11).

On the inside back cover are four non-profit organizations that would love your support. They fill a tremendous void in our communities and change lives for the people they serve. Also remember The Junior League of Jackson’s Mistletoe Marketplace is November 1–4. The theme this year is ’Tis The Season “to sparkle.” Join in the holiday shopping and support a good cause while you are having fun!

Read the Issue
SEPT/OCT 2017

SEPT/OCT 2017

In this issue, our focus section is Fabulous Kitchens and Baths . Wait until you see them! We don’t call them “fabulous” for nothing. We were blessed with the opportunity to photograph beautiful homes and speak with local interior designers, architects, and contractors to pull together this issue that I know our readers will hold on to for years to come. And as always, we visited Starkville, Oxford, Hattiesburg, and Cleveland for the perfect layout of tailgating at home. Sometimes, there is just no better place to party than in your home with your loved ones. You can find scrumptious finger food with the Bulldogs, beautiful outdoor tailgating with  the Rebels, delicious southern comfort food with the Golden Eagles, and Tex-Mex with the Fighting Okra.

Read the Issue
July/Aug 2017
Stages Mississippi Magazine July-Aug 2017 Issue

July/Aug 2017

Our Focus section in the summer issue is Family Living & Summer Escapes. Featured in this section is a fabulous pool area, a family area at Sunnybrook Children’s Home, and a feature on coastal living. I’d like to elaborate on Sunnybrook Children’s Home. Since 1963, it has served as a residential group home for children who have been physically, mentally, and emotionally abused and rescued from their parents through the court system. Sunnybrook is designed for children aged 6–18 and provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with house parents to cater to their needs. Sunnybrook’s services foster the development of morality, responsibility, and spiritual strength through a belief in God where children are taught to hope and trust again. Without community support, Sunnybrook would cease to be in a position to help the children they are so privileged to serve. This ministry is vital to our community and state, so please consider donating any time or money that you could to this tremendous organization.

Subscribe to Stages® MISSISSIPPI. Subscribers receive copies before they’re distributed to businesses throughout the state, meaning you would be one of the first to view each new issue.

As always, if you have a home that you think we might be interested in, please email me at susan@stagesmississippi.com. We love hearing from our readers!

Read the Issue
May/June 2017

May/June 2017

If you’ve been reading Stages® MISSISSIPPI  for any length of time, you know that I love the outdoors. The months of May and June are ideal for getting outside and enjoying our Mississippi weather, especially in your own backyard.

The Focus section in this issue is Bring on the Outdoor Living, and we have some fabulous outdoor areas to show you. We hope you enjoy each of these features, and even get some great ideas to implement in your own backyard.

This issue brings you four gorgeous feature homes, several promotional business spotlights, and our “in every issue” features. We had fun putting this issue together, and we hope you enjoy looking at the beautiful photos and reading the stories.

As always, if you have a home that you think we might be interested in, please email me at susan@stagesmississippi.com. We love hearing from our readers!

Thank you for reading Stages® MISSISSIPPI magazine, and we hope you enjoy this issue.

Read the Issue
March/April 2017

March/April 2017

If you’re planning on remodeling your existing home or building a new home this year, make plans to come to The Home Show at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson from March 10-12. There will be over 200 vendors showcasing the newest and most innovative products and home services. There isn’t a better place under one roof to learn more about remodeling and home building. Plan to come and spend the day and talk to the experts. There will be a new Builder Challenge this year with four unique spaces and an Interactive Play Center for the family.

Stages® MISSISSIPPI will have a booth at The Home Show (#421), so stop by, say hello, and visit with us. We’ll have several past issues to hand out and we would love to meet you!

Read the Issue

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      Stages Mississippi is a bi-monthly magazine focusing on the beauty and creativity of everyday people in every stage of home living.

      Issues of Stages Mississippi magazine can be found free of charge in retail establishments throughout Hinds, Rankin & Madison counties, the Missisippi Delta, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Oxford, Hattiesburg and Starkville. Stages Mississippi is also offered by subscription at a rate of $30 for one year (6 issues). Personal Check or money order accepted.
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