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Souther Charm by Teresa Batey


Hi there, friends! I’m Teresa Batey Allen. Welcome to my blog.

Southern Charm by TB is my passion project. It is an opportunity to try new things and to be creative every single day.

It began with my love of blogging and writing about saving money many years ago, which was one of my very first blogs,. I have always had a passion about supporting my local area, spotlighting local businesses and events for my community. This is where I decided to change what I write about and make it all about East Texas and beyond. I want to write about the people and places that make local communities unique.

On this blog you will find hidden gems from all over the East Texas area. That includes upcoming events, restaurant recommendations, places to shop small, and traveling tips from other places I may visit here in East Texas.

My goal is to support the local businesses and events that are the lifeblood of our culture in East Texas, and to visit new places around Texas and experience the local life wherever I go. I am so happy you found this blog, and I hope it helps you take the first few steps into your own new local adventure.

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  • Supporting Small Businesses on Your East Texas Boutiques Road Trip
    Hey boutique shopping lovers, you’re about to go on an East Texas Boutiques Road Trip. Well that’s if you like shopping. I have gathered a list of many boutiques around the East Texas area that is sure to be a full day of fun. East Texas Boutiques Road Trip Flint, TX Frankston, TX Jacksonville, TX Bullard, TX Lindale, TX Tyler, TX Gilmer, TX Chandler, TX Van, TX Grand Saline, TX Longview, TX Hawkins, TX Whitehouse, TX Arp, TX Henderson, TX Nacogdoches, TX Canton, TX Troup, TX Ben Wheeler, TX Kilgore, TX Carthage, TX Palestine, TX Sulphur Spings, TX Mineola, TX …
  • Wholesome and Delicious Bakery: Kristen’s Kitchen Mastery
    Have you ever tried and of the yummy goodies from Kristen’s Kitchen Mastery? If not,then you need too. I met them at a local event in the Tyler area and I guess it was a good thing they were close by where I was set up because I could see so many shoppers at their booth and I had to go check it out. And so glad I did. About Kristen’s Kitchen Mastery Kristen was raised in a large family, where the kitchen was the heart of the home. She developed a passion for baking from an early age. Her …