Footsteps of a Southern Lady Centerpiece

Footsteps of a Southern Lady

Phyllis People 18 Comments

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Christmas in St. Augustine

Celebrating Christmas in St. Augustine

Phyllis Lifestyle 2 Comments

I just love the traditions and beauty this time of year. Although I don’t often get to travel during the holiday season, I so enjoy seeing the different decorations and holiday magic of each city. When I do travel I tend to head north towards the cooler weather. Neal and I had the best time when we went up to …

Hoffman Media's Best Sale for Black Friday

It’s the Best Sale of the Year!

Phyllis Inspiration 1 Comment

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 …

Victoria Collection of Holiday Cards

A Giveaway to Introduce the Victoria Collection of Holiday Cards

Phyllis Giveaway 133 Comments

Sometimes it seems that preparations for the holiday season couldn’t start early enough. Whether it’s Christmas in July sales or store window displays in mid-October featuring Santa Claus, reminders that the holidays are on their way abound. While there are still plenty of shopping days before Christmas, one thing that can easily get away from us is sending Christmas cards. …

Tips for Decorating for Fall from Victoria

Phyllis Inspiration 13 Comments

Guest post from the editors of Victoria From breathtaking vistas of changing leaves to the radiance of afternoon sunlight that will soon give way to striking ocher sunsets, nature brims with beauty during the fall. The kaleidoscope of hues and textures evident in our surroundings offers inspiration for bringing the splendor of this glorious season indoors. Our latest Victoria Classics …

Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Gardens from European Treasures

Exploring Europe’s Gardens with Victoria

Phyllis Inspiration 9 Comments

The Norton family, of which I am a descendent, came to America from England. In fact, when we were publishing needlework magazines, one of the great historians of needlework Joanne Harvey told me that she had created a needlework kit whereby I could re-create the Hannah Norton sampler from the Historic New England collection. The original was stitched in 1795, …