The New Vietri Pattern + A Giveaway Grandmothers Will Love

Phyllis Giveaway, Lifestyle 13 Comments

I had the privilege of speaking at Bromberg’s store last week for a Vietri holiday event. As the women and men came in and took their places, I asked the question, “How many of you collect china or dishes?” Every hand went up in the room. Now, why should I be surprised? You know I love beautiful tableware and have …

Hostess Gifts for the Holidays!

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 5 Comments

We all kick into hyperdrive during the holidays. There are triple the errands, triple the meals, and triple the “projects,” as we call them in the South. Yet, we just miraculously keep going! Any other time of year, this number of to-dos would seem nearly impossible. In fact, we probably wouldn’t even attempt the insanity. But in these couple of …

Halloween front porch

Yesterday Brought Back A Hilarious Halloween Memory

Phyllis Lifestyle 17 Comments

When I was a child, I loved Halloween because we got to dress up and be something we normally were not. As soon as the sun set, we started our trip around the block. Mom and Dad lived in a subdivision that made a complete loop like a racetrack. So going around the block was our appointed path! One of …

Holiday Happenings!

Phyllis Inspiration 11 Comments

We have been Christmas-ing for the past few months at Hoffman Media, and I just love this time of year. I get so excited when the holiday photography begins, and I start smelling aromas of the best holiday dishes coming from the test kitchen. It won’t be long until festive music will be playing everywhere! There are numerous new issues …

Reaching Out

Phyllis People 84 Comments

I have been sitting here reflecting on the events of the past three weeks and wondering, what do you say? My dad passed away a couple of weeks ago. It was life-changing for our family, but we know he is in Heaven, pain-free and happy. For us, we know that in our minds, and we just need our hearts to …

ornament collection

A Favorite Collector’s Item

Phyllis Décor 9 Comments

For three years in a row, Classic Sewing magazine has released an annual Christmas ornament featuring the exquisite and delicate artwork of Judy Jamieson. And I am excited to announce the gorgeous 2018 addition! Judy’s artwork is displayed on a glass china ornament with a dainty lattice edge that mimics lace edging in many of the sewing projects that I …

5 Tips for the Perfect Pound Cake Every Time

Phyllis Lifestyle 10 Comments

Placing a freshly baked pound cake on the serving table is something I never tire of. Whether it’s a fancier caramel apple variation or the beloved classic with that delicious crumbly top, pound cakes inherently produce lots of oohs and aahs. This classic American dessert is renowned for being a simple yet elegant creation that feeds a crowd and pleases …

The Perfect Morning Tailgate Menu

Phyllis Lifestyle 3 Comments

Is anyone else on board with “tailgating from home?” With early kickoff times, many fellow football fans are opting set up a tailgate spread in the comfort of their own kitchen, and of course, inviting their friends and family to join! Don’t get me wrong, traditional tailgating is wonderful. But sometimes, the comfort of gathering in a home is a …

One Giveaway, Four Fabulous Prizes!

Phyllis Giveaway 6 Comments

This week, I have quite an exciting announcement for all my fellow sewing enthusiasts. Anyone who has been reading along on Ribbon for a while knows that one of my favorite places to use my creativity is my sewing room. Whether I am making an outfit or a tote for my granddaughter (remember Camp Gigi?), I absolutely love to sew! …