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How We Pick Products to Recommend on Southern Living

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Southern Living / Dera Burreson

At Southern Living, we find joy in welcoming others into our homes. We enjoy cooking and entertaining for holidays, birthdays, and everyday occasions and feel inspired decorating with new wallpaper and curtains alongside vintage treasures and family heirlooms. It’s our motto to celebrate the best of Southern life, and it’s our job to help you do the same. When we recommend products and share stories of items we love, our hope is that these recommendations will inspire and elevate your life—to help you make your house feel like a home, host a porch party for your neighbors, or bake cornbread in a cast-iron skillet. Let’s celebrate the special time we have together, and make it memorable, fun, and delicious as a Southern Living family.

Why You Should Trust Us

All product reviews on are independent and based on research and product testing conducted by our editors and writers. Whether we’re recommending the best roasting pan on the market or sharing our grandmother’s tried-and-true foundation, we share products that we genuinely love and think our readers will love, too. We may receive a commission on some, but not all of the products you buy through our links.

Most of the products we recommend are items that have been vetted by our editors, product testing team, and even readers like you. Trust us: We know how important finding the right concealer is, just as we understand how life changing the perfect beach chair can be, so we do the work to provide you with the best.

To read more about what we do at Southern Living, check out our About Us page.

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Southern Living / Dera Burreson

How We Find Deals

Saving money is more important than ever—and we are savvy shoppers, just as our Mamas taught us to be. Our editors are here to guide you and help you save on big shopping holidays, like Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, and even with everyday deals and markdowns on retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and more. It’s our job to scour the internet and be in the know about your favorite brands so we can let you know when the best sheets are on sale and how to save on holiday gifts for your whole family.

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Southern Living / Dera Burreson


Although we always do our best to only feature and recommend products with approved safety ratings, an item may occasionally be recalled. To make sure your items meet the latest safety standards, we suggest following the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as well as registering your products with the manufacturer, which will notify you if the item is subject to a recall.

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