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Footsteps of a Southern Lady

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I had the privilege of speaking in Mobile, Alabama last week at the Signature Fundraiser of the Assistance League of Mobile. The theme was “Footsteps of a Southern Lady.” Carol Bishop and Elizabeth Harrison came to Birmingham several months ago when they were planning this event and we shared some fun ideas on decorating for ladies luncheons. Elizabeth chaired the …

Deviled Eggs: A Southern Staple - Cooking with Paula Deen

Deviled Eggs: A Southern Staple

Phyllis Lifestyle 40 Comments

There’s nothing quite like a Sunday in the South. Some of my favorite memories from childhood Sundays are covered-dish lunches at my grandmother’s house. Our table would be covered with a variety of delicious recipes, each in its own colorful dish. I remember as a little girl being especially intrigued by the deviled egg plates. These plates have always caught …

The Glamor of Gloves on Easter

The Glamour of Gloves on Easter

Phyllis Lifestyle 33 Comments

As we start moving toward Easter, I reminisce about those special days from my childhood. The Easter season and Easter Sunday has always been important to me and my family. Some of my favorite childhood memories were at Eastertime. Mom always made my dress and my sister’s dress. Careful planning went into the entire outfit, not just the dress. Now, …

How to Make Decoupage Easter Eggs

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Easter is only two weeks away! One of my favorite parts of the Easter weekend is gathering with my family to decorate Easter eggs. Colored eggs are a universal symbol of Easter, and cultures around the world have been putting their own spin on decorated eggs for years. There are endless materials and techniques for creating gorgeous custom eggs, but I …

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Happy Almost-Easter!

Phyllis Décor, Inspiration, Lifestyle 10 Comments

From my family to yours, I hope you spend tomorrow surrounded by loved ones making memories you’ll cherish for years to come. And, just in case you need some last-minute Easter ideas, I wanted to share a few of my favorite projects and recipes from our magazines. Happy Almost-Easter! 3 Egg-Cellent Easter DIY Egg Decorating Projects  TeaTime‘s Favorite Easter Recipes 5 Spring Floral Arrangements For Easter …

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An Easy Deviled Egg Recipe for Easter

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Whether you call them deviled or stuffed, they’re one of the South’s quintessential dishes, particularly for springtime gatherings. The best thing about a deviled egg is its versatility. The humble egg is just a vessel for so much more. To Southerners, deviled eggs are the ultimate comfort food. We eat them in al fresco picnic lunches with the family or take …

Remembering My Easter Traditions

Phyllis Lifestyle 105 Comments

Some of my favorite childhood memories are of the Easter dresses my mother would make for my sister and me. It was the spring ritual that we loved. But along with our beautiful dresses came the ritual we didn’t love: getting a permanent in our hair….ugh. That is the worst curse for a child, getting your annual Easter permanent so …