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September 23, 2020 •

Celebrating Five Years with Best Friends For Frosting

We're five y'all! To celebrate our  anniversary, we enlisted one of our favorite bloggers, fellow sugar-obsessive Melissa Johnson of Best Friends For Frosting to create a cake for us. Collaborating with bakery Pretty Sweet Desserts, Melissa came up with a gorgeous gingham, two-tier cake.
Here we chat with Melissa about the collab:
Okay, first (and most importantly!) tell us about this yummy cake.
The cake is a white cake with strawberry lemonade filling. I just couldn’t get enough of it!
What was your inspiration?
We drew inspiration from the Draper James storefront designs, bringing in details like the blue awning, signature blue gingham pattern and bright, cheery aesthetic.
Have you always been a DJ girl?
Draper James is hands down my soul sister brand. I just LOVE every single thing you carry, and I have been a lifetime fan of everything Reese does! So you can only imagine how tickled pink I was for this opportunity to collaborate and celebrate such a huge milestone! Let’s put it this way, over-the-moon excited would be an understatement.
We love the DJ dress you’re wearing. 
Me too! It’s light, flowy and so comfortable. It’s stylish enough for an evening BBQ or Sunday morning church. Totally in love!

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March 21, 2020 • RECIPE

Reese’s Birthday Cake: Espresso Buttermilk Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Happy birthday, Reese! This year’s celebration is magnolia filled and sweet as ever. Our gift to Reese, a limited-edition birthday bag, is a classic bucket bag with special details, including a charming (and removable) magnolia key fob.

Reese’s Limited-Edition

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March 9, 2020 • #GirlBoss, Georgia On My Mind

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Business, from our Spring 2020 Cast

Happy Women’s History Month! March has always been an important month for us — along with International Women’s Day and Reese’s birthday, this month is a time for us to celebrate all the amazing women in our lives.

The cast …

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February 25, 2020 • Georgia On My Mind, Southern Travel

The Draper James Guide to St. Simons Island

Our Spring 2020 campaign photo shoot took place in Georgia, St. Simons Island, to be exact. The Golden Isles destination is about an hour and a half from Savannah, and neighbors to Sea Island. Known for its lighthouse, pristine beaches, …

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February 10, 2020 • Galentine's Day, HOLIDAYS

A Printable Galentine’s Day Card to Send to Your BFFs

Happy (almost) Galentine’s Day, y’all! Now that you have your Galentine’s Day playlist ready to go and your Galentine’s Day gifts squared away, it’s time to do one last thing…

Send a card to your galentines, of course! A handwritten …

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