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A Delightful Way to Spend a Winter Weekend!

Phyllis Lifestyle 4 Comments

Post-holiday season is a rather strange time of year. We often find ourselves with extra time on our hands and not much going on. So, what do we do? Embrace it! A season of rest after the hustle and bustle of Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve fun is much appreciated and much needed. A marvelous idea for those uneventful …

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Home Bakers…This Is For You!

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 5 Comments

Now, this is an announcement that I am beyond thrilled to share with all of you! Bake from Scratch magazine just unveiled their third annual cookbook! Covering both sweet and savory, Bake from Scratch: Volume Three is filled with artisan recipes for yeast bread, pies, birthday cakes, and so much more. I am particularly excited about the plethora of birthday …

New Year, Lots of New Magazines!

Phyllis Inspiration 20 Comments

Can you believe it is another New Year? It seems like we just started 2018. We have so many wonderful things going on here at Hoffman Media. Did you know we now own the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo? And the Martha Pullen Company? We are so excited about these wonderful additions to our company. More to come on that! …

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Reading the Christmas Story Brings a Fresh Revelation Each Year

Phyllis Inspiration 28 Comments

I have read the Christmas story many times over the years, and each time, God reveals something new. Throughout the Bible, there are two references to Mary pondering something in her heart. I imagine she was in quite a quandary over the news that she was expecting. When our “normal” is interrupted, whether good or bad, that causes us to …

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Only Three Days Left to Enter the Classic Sewing Sweepstakes!

Phyllis Giveaway 15 Comments

Giveaways are one of my favorite things we do here at Hoffman Media! I love that it gives us a chance to interact and give back to our audience. We are deeply grateful for your loyalty and support. As you probably know, Classic Sewing magazine is at the end of their Three-Year Anniversary Sweepstakes Giveaway! Time has flown, and I …

"sisters" musical number from White Christmas the movie.

Guess Which Christmas Movie This Photo is From!

Phyllis Lifestyle 30 Comments

I am often asked what my favorite Christmas movie is, and I have one response that always rings true: White Christmas! White Christmas is the most wonderful movie, full of dreams, conflict, and the resolution of a beautiful Christmas. But the real moment of truth is the musical number “Sisters”! Oh my, those wonderful dresses and feather fans just make …