Flower Arrangement from Southern Lady

Showing Each Other We Care

Phyllis Inspiration 23 Comments

It has been a while since I have written. Every day I think of something I would like to say, but then something else happens to throw me in another direction. In these crazy days we are in, I think the most important thing that we can do is to show others that they are thought of and that we …

New Year 2018

Treasuring Each and Every Day

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 21 Comments

I think I have been sheltered now for 10 weeks. Being high risk with anemia, my family put the whammy on me early in this adventure. The first week I thought, this is really great. Working from home and finishing up the sewing magazine for press would be fun. Challenging maybe, but fun. Our teams are troupers, and they have …

The Rose

Phyllis Inspiration 19 Comments

Neal came inside from my garden and told me the most beautiful red rose was in full bloom. He planted this rose bush last year, and I really don’t remember it blooming. I went out to see it and decided since we were having storms, I would bring it in for the Easter weekend. The color was breathtaking. Now those …

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

Phyllis Inspiration 39 Comments

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

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 21 Comments

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

Phyllis Inspiration, People 9 Comments

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

Phyllis Inspiration 11 Comments

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 …