Autumn and the Things That Matter Most

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 11 Comments

November has arrived with all the beauty of an autumn season. We usually don’t get the gorgeous leaves until November here in Alabama. Some of you have had them for weeks in your area of the country. And some of you don’t have any at all…beach friends! But this season is always special. Thanksgiving was always a special time for …

Creating Special Memories

Phyllis Inspiration 29 Comments

Autumn has arrived! First, let me thank you for all your lovely emails of encouragement regarding my anemia! You all are the loveliest people. What a blessing. I am sitting by the window that overlooks my walled garden. I marvel at the dahlias that are blooming. I planted several varieties and didn’t realize some of them get as large as …

Cherished Tokens

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 10 Comments

This is the month of love. By the time you read this, Valentine’s Day will have come and gone. For some it is a wonderful time, and for others, it can be a lonely time. So, as I am writing this, I thought about all the Valentine’s Day school events we had when we were much younger. I always loved …

New Beginnings

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I have been pondering the phrase “new beginnings” as it pertains to this new year. I am trying to find something new, as it appears this year is shaping up to look a lot like 2020. Masks, etc. You know the drill. But it is a new year…with January almost gone. The beginning of a new year excites me. When …

Merry Christmas, Friends!

Phyllis Lifestyle 24 Comments

Merry Christmas to the best Ribbon group of friends! I pray you will stay safe, well, and enjoy the time celebrating the simple things in life. May God richly bless you, Phyllis “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” —Luke 2:14, NKJV  

Celebrating a Young Entrepreneur

Phyllis People 19 Comments

As you know, I am an entrepreneur at heart, and I love to highlight people who are working to make their businesses successful. It never occurred to me that I would be writing about an adorable 5-year-old, Harper Miller, who is the up-and-coming CEO of her own business, Harper’s Pecans. When I learned this, I just chuckled with delight. The …

Christmas Destinations

Phyllis Lifestyle 23 Comments

For many of us, our Christmas traditions are abbreviated this year. One of my usual trips is to Williamsburg, Virginia, to walk down Duke of Gloucester Street and admire the decorations, eat at a wonderful tavern, and do some shopping. This year I will be staying home, but I wanted to share with you one of my absolutely favorite places …