by Erin Napier
Have you read The Help? If you are a female Mississippian between the ages of 18 and 100, and you still haven’t read it, you really have got to. They recently finished filming parts of the movie in Fondren, which is part of Jackson’s old downtown. They gave the whole area a new coat of paint and vintage-style signage for all the real stores for the movie and I’ve been wanting to visit. After a severe bout of cabin fever, we decided today was the day.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!