My Side of the Story – A Sister Tale

My Side of the Story – A Sister’s Tale

Phyllis Lifestyle 39 Comments

When Phyllis said she was going to be away for a few days for rest & relaxation, I jokingly said that I was going to take over the blog and tell my side of the story! So here goes! When Phyllis and Neal were contemplating the offer on their old house, she was worrying about where they could live for …

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day!

Phyllis Lifestyle 16 Comments

The whole concept is amazing to me. As one of our most popular and widely anticipated folklore celebrations, Groundhog Day is such a seemingly-silly tradition. How does the groundhog seeing his shadow determine if winter remains or if the season has come to an end? I always watch with amazement at the man who holds up the groundhog for all …

Exclusive Tea Towel Giveaway

Exclusive Tea Towel Giveaway

Phyllis Giveaway 65 Comments

I’m giving away one of TeaTime magazine’s new tea towels! Their online boutique has grown to now include whimsical shirts and precious tea towels. One lucky reader will win a beautiful tea towel featuring the There’s Always Time for Tea design. This design is one of Diana Hansen of White Flowers’ exclusive designs for Tea Time Magazine. The towel is printed on …

Hoffman Media Blowout Sale 2017

The Blowout Sale Of The Season

Phyllis Lifestyle 3 Comments

Join our biggest Blowout Sale yet! It’s first come, first serve, so don’t wait. With discounted prices on all books, back issues and special issues you can stock up on delicious southern recipes, beautiful decorating inspirations, and stories from the women who’ve been there. I love to escape the winter chill with a warm cup of tea and a stack of …

Tea For The Body And Soul - The Ribbon In My Journal

Tea For The Body And Soul

Phyllis Lifestyle 17 Comments

Every year I start with intentions to create healthy habits, so I was excited to learn that multiple forms of tea have health benefits. We all know green tea is the healthy option that is full of antioxidants and all things good for you! But did you know that green tea isn’t the only healthful infusion? Any excuses to drink …

Bold and Elegant Tea China

Bold and Elegant Tea China

Phyllis Décor 10 Comments

I very much enjoy a good cup of tea, and I especially enjoy a beautiful set of Tea China to accompany the occasion. My attention was quickly drawn to the elegant Royal Albert Lady Hamilton china pattern, while flipping through the pages of TeaTime magazine’s January February issue. Truly, any way this tea set is styled, the bold and elegant …

Hoffman Media's Best Sale for Black Friday

It’s the Best Sale of the Year!

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It’s the best sale of the year! I can’t believe we are talking about Black Friday again already. Yesterday was the first day of Hoffman Media’s Black Friday sale. You’ll find great gift options in our holiday sale selection. All of the selected current or past issues and books are marked down to this year’s lowest price. Plus get up …

Beat The Rush

Beat The Rush This Season

Phyllis Lifestyle 2 Comments

Christmas is coming, and it’s time to get a jump on your Christmas shopping! If you are like me, with a list that seems to only get longer, then I’m sure you could use all the help you can get. For this weekend only, when you shop with Hoffman Media you’ll receive complementary shipping on all orders with coupon code …

Mardi Gras Tea

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a Tea Party

Phyllis Lifestyle 8 Comments

Mardi Gras is February 9 and the editors of TeaTime have created a lovely Mardi Gras tea party to celebrate. Their menu includes the delicious creole and cajun flavors of Louisiana. I find that a tea party is an excellent, family-friendly way to enjoy this special winter holiday!  TeaTime started their menu with a scones course of Brown Sugar and …

Hanukkah tea from TeaTime

Celebrating with a Hanukkah Tea

Phyllis Inspiration 4 Comments

The editors of TeaTime Magazine have created a beautiful Hanukkah tea for their recent Teatime Holidays special edition. With this evening marking the fifth night of the Festival of Lights, I wanted to share some of the beautiful décor and delicious recipes.  Get the full menu and pairings for this Hanukkah tea on the TeaTime website. From the editors of TeaTime.  As the Festival of …