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Meet Barbara Cockerham, Editor of Victoria Magazine

Phyllis People 28 Comments

It is always a pleasure to feature one of our outstanding editors at Hoffman Media. Barbara Cockerham is the editor of the beloved Victoria magazine. Many of you subscribe to the magazine and devour every page. Others have asked about the magazine and its contents. Barbara has written a post explaining the lifestyle publication and sharing her thoughts on Victoria. …


Rejoicing in the Nativity

Phyllis Décor 24 Comments

Many years ago my mother, Inez Norton, made each of her children a Nativity set. We may have still been in college or perhaps newly graduated. She painstakingly painted each tiny ceramic piece giving careful attention to each detail. My dad, Oliver Norton, made the stable from sticks and wood in his workshop. For me, this is Christmas all wrapped …


Merry Christmas!

Phyllis Video 41 Comments

From all of us at Hoffman Media, Merry Christmas and many blessings to your family and loved ones. Please enjoy this singing Christmas card as our gift to you. Thank you for being such loyal readers and fans of our magazines.


Santa’s Red Boot

Phyllis Décor 14 Comments

For as long as I can remember, Mom has arranged beautiful holiday greenery in a Santa boot. I don’t know much about the origin of this vase, but I imagine a florist used it years ago when holiday arrangements were made and delivered. There are things at Christmas that spark memories, and this little boot does that for me. Mom …


A Holiday Home Tour with Elizabeth Moyer of Pretty Pink Tulips

Phyllis Blog Spotlight, Décor 5 Comments

This Spring, Elizabeth Moyer of Pretty Pink Tulips shared the exterior of her New York home with us. Now, she’s graciously agreed to give us a full home tour! I hope Elizabeth’s festive home inspires you as much as it has me this holiday season. Take it away, Elizabeth! Dressing your home for Christmas can enhance your senses throughout the holiday. …


Getting Ready for the Holidays with The Enchanted Home

Phyllis Blog Spotlight, Décor, Inspiration, Lifestyle 15 Comments

Hi there, this is Tina from Enchanted Home, and I am delighted to be here for my friend, Phyllis. Today I am going to talk to you about getting our homes in gear for the holidays and a few simple, tried and true ways to help us achieve that. Here is what is always on my short list…… Plenty of …


My Favorite Christmas Button

Phyllis Lifestyle 18 Comments

Several years ago at a needlework trade show there was a wonderful booth filled with fabulous buttons. My radar went off, and I immediately started through the hundreds of exquisite buttons. After sorting through several trays, I came across a mother-of-pearl button with the Christmas Nativity carved in the tiniest details. My heart stopped. This beautiful treasure was going home …


Meet Cindy Cooper, VP/Editorial at Hoffman Media

Phyllis People 7 Comments

Creating beautiful magazines and books is a passion for Cindy. She loves providing the reader inspirational and visually appealing pages in our publications as much as I do. She works on our book development and was instrumental in developing The Cottage Journal magazine four years ago. We listened to our subscribers, and the decision was made to publish a keepsake …