Faith, Hope, and Love

Phyllis Inspiration 23 Comments

My grandmother gave me a silver charm for my charm bracelet when I was a little girl. I still have it on my bracelet today. “Faith, Hope, and Charity”….I don’t think I really understood it then, or why she loved that charm so much. It came from a little store in her town called The Jewel Box. It was a …

Living in this World of Uncertainty

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In just a few short days, the world has been turned upside down over the virus. The fear of the unknown is what drives everyone crazy and creates panic. We just don’t like the unpredictable nature of our current situation and can’t really figure out what to do. Do you find yourself in that mindset? I went to the store …

Make Every Day as Special as You Can

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I hope your 2020 has started off with great joy and happiness. We have all made our New Year’s resolutions I am sure, but mine have changed during the years. Oh, yes—I have started 45 diets and resolved to get organized in my sewing room, but as years have passed, my resolutions have changed. During the Christmas season, my son …

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 …

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 …

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A French Cottage Preview

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Summer always seems to put me in a travel state of mind—and an adventure to France is on just about everyone’s bucket list! Victoria magazine’s latest special issue is full of the most breathtaking inspiration, including carefully restored interiors and storied dwellings in the heart of France. French Cottage 2019 is packed with charm, elegance, and the very best of the …

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Hear from Vietri Founder, Susan Gravely at Our Southern Lady Celebration

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I cannot tell you how excited we are about the upcoming Southern Lady Celebration! I have fabulous memories about events held in years past. It seems like yesterday that we all gathered together to glean inspiration from wonderful women who were willing to share their stories. It encouraged me immensely, and I know it did you as well. And this …