The Permanent Wave

The Permanent Wave

Phyllis Lifestyle 30 Comments

The other day, I was at my hairdresser when I was hit with a wave of nostalgia. I saw a home permanent kit and was immediately transported back to my childhood days when my sister and I sported matching curls. I’m sure many of you remember spending hours at the mercy of your mother’s Toni home permanent kit. Almost more …

French Style with Vintage Finds

New French Style with Vintage Finds Book Giveaway!

Phyllis Giveaway 50 Comments

I love collecting books, and if you could see my collection, you would think I am nuts. I just love surrounding myself with beautiful books that inspire me. I had the opportunity to go to Paris several years ago. I fell in love with the French style and their way of decorating and collecting. As I wandered the streets looking …

A Heavenly Blue And White Home - Southern Style Spring 2017

A Heavenly Blue And White Home

Phyllis Décor 23 Comments

Blue and white runs in my veins! I love anything blue and white. I wanted to share with you a story that was published in the Spring 2017 Southern Style. It makes me smile just looking at the photos of this blue and white home. I share my love of blue and white with the owner and designer of this …

Moving after 25 years - The Ribbon In My Journal

What Moving Has Taught Me

Phyllis Lifestyle 54 Comments

As I write this, I am taking a break from packing. Neal and I are moving in March to a home that is under renovation. Our house we are in has sold and we are very grateful for that. As I sift through 20 plus years of stuff, I have come to realize several things: Things that I knew I …

Christmas Tree Theme - The Ribbon in my Journal

Find The Perfect Christmas Tree Theme

Phyllis Décor 8 Comments

I can’t help but get a thrill when the perfectly themed Christmas tree steals my attention! Dressing up your tree with the same collection of ornaments can become exhausting. I love the practice of using a whimsical theme to guide your selection of tree decorations. You can combine a beautiful mix of holiday pieces to create the perfect Christmas tree for …

First Lady

American First Lady Fashion

Phyllis Inspiration 7 Comments

On this Election Day, I wanted to share a lovely article about two of our past first ladies and their fashions. Each American first lady has influenced the lifestyle and fashion of women in their time, Sarah Childress Polk and Edith Galt Wilson are great examples of such first ladies. Sarah Polk had an affinity for the feminine and fitted, …

Holiday

Crisp Holiday Inspirations

Phyllis Décor 5 Comments

Red is one of my favorite colors. Red pillows with white accents find a place on my sofa and side chairs. A seasonal wreath with red ribbon adds the finishing touch to the living room. The color red is even highlighted in my kitchen for the most festive time of year. During the holiday season, I love to find new …

White Pumpkins - The Ribbon in my Journal

White Pumpkins and Bittersweet

Phyllis Décor 21 Comments

White pumpkins are all the rage in decorating. I have one question. When did these things appear? Growing up I never saw a white pumpkin…every pumpkin I ever saw was orange. Yes that’s it, orange. Charlie Brown movies are my favorites, especially It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I still watch that movie every Halloween and relive a bit of …

Sybil Sylvester - Ribbon In My Journal

A Unique Dose Of Christmas Cheer with Sybil Sylvester

Phyllis Décor 12 Comments

There is nothing that stirs the holiday spirit like beautiful floral decorations in a grand, old Southern home. While I am a fan of traditional Christmas decoration with its red and green, there is a fine line between festive and flashy. I have to appreciate the creativity in a holiday design that honors tradition, but is just a little bit …

Lake charles giveaway - Ribbon in my journal

A Southern Hospitality Getaway to Lake Charles

Phyllis Giveaway 14 Comments

I love sharing delightful travel experiences with readers, and that’s why I’m thrilled to tell you about our Southern Hospitality Getaway to Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Lake Charles area is a fun place to visit with a full calendar of over 75 festivals celebrating local heritage, each year. Lake Charles is also home to the second largest Mardi Gras celebration …