The Ultimate Holiday Hostess Gift Giveaway

Phyllis Uncategorized 23 Comments

The holiday season is the perfect time to give artfully crafted goods from esteemed merchants offering a wide variety of products. And that’s exactly what each elegant item from our wonderful partners promises. From a botanically infused skin care line and beautifully gilded jewelry to gorgeous ceramic glassware and heavenly scented candles, this bundle has an array of generous offerings. We’re inviting …

Treasured Thanksgiving Memories

Phyllis Lifestyle 19 Comments

Thanksgiving week has always been a favorite of mine. When I was a schoolgirl many, many years ago, I remember with great fondness the pine cone turkeys we would all make. This signified that a wonderful season was ahead. Then the Pilgrim hats would be made next, and the Thanksgiving season was officially underway. We rode to our grandparents’ homes …

Honoring Our Veterans

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I love this time of year when the cool weather is here, and we tend to be outside more often. The leaves are gorgeous, and the colors are so vivid. Along one of the main streets are rows of flags in honor of Veterans Day. My dad was a Navy veteran, and since his death, we have revisited the memories …

Lori Allen: TLC Star, Breast Cancer Survivor & Our Southern Lady of the Year

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We had the privilege of presenting the Southern Lady of the Year award to Lori Allen of Bridals by Lori. At our Celebration Weekend, Lori shared her story of how she built her business into the premier bridal shop in Atlanta, Georgia. And she is also the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. She then talked about …

It’s Pumpkin Spice Season

Phyllis Lifestyle 28 Comments

Everyone that knows me understands that pumpkin spice season is sacred. I have already had a latte, cookies, and a cheesecake slice of pumpkin spice. I just love spice anything, really. This past weekend, one of my dearest friends presented me with a pillow that says, “Pumpkin Spice Season!” She is the same one who gave me my pumpkin spice …

Planting Seeds and Harvesting

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This time of year, when all the pumpkins and fall vegetables are showing up at local farmers’ markets, I just marvel at the beauty of the season. It’s interesting to think that months ago, farmers were out in the gardens and fields planting seeds, hoping and praying that the harvest would be plentiful. Planting seeds requires preparation, planting, praying for …