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Getting Ready for the Holidays with The Enchanted Home

Phyllis Blog Spotlight, Décor, Inspiration, Lifestyle 16 Comments

Hi there, this is Tina from Enchanted Home, and I am delighted to be here for my friend, Phyllis. Today I am going to talk to you about getting our homes in gear for the holidays and a few simple, tried and true ways to help us achieve that. Here is what is always on my short list…… Plenty of …

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Make a Gingerbread House with Your Grandchildren

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 12 Comments

My precious grandson, Hays, invited me to be his guest for the gingerbread house day at his school. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to see 20 kids decorate their little houses. Each child got to invite one parent or grandparent, and I was the lucky one in our family, so it was off to school for GiGi. I …

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The Study Bible for Women

Phyllis Inspiration 111 Comments

In my travels, I get to meet the most interesting people. I am often invited to speak at various women’s organizations and ministry groups, and it gives me an opportunity to really connect with the readers of our magazines. I get to meet new friends and visit with dear friends from my past. It is amazing the accomplishments of women …

Fall Party Ideas

Phyllis Décor, Inspiration 18 Comments

My daughter-in-law Katie hosts the most splendid parties. Her personal touch on everything makes each celebration so special. From the invitations to the take-home party favor, she plans right down to the last detail. I wanted to share her ideas with you because this time of year offers wonderful opportunities to decorate for a party, and I’m fortunate that my …

Meet Entertain Decorate Celebrate editor Heather Martin Jeffcoat

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle, People 8 Comments

From the time Heather was a child she loved entertaining. Whether it was setting up parties for her Barbies or having the high school French Club over for a festive holiday gathering, serving homemade crêpes and a bûche de Noël cake, entertaining came naturally. Heather thought that this affinity for entertaining was normal for everyone since she was used to …

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Meet Allison Banks of Allison R. Banks Designs

Phyllis Inspiration, People 21 Comments

Several years back, Allison Banks came to work here at Hoffman Media. She was a very artistic person and had wonderful style. Allison’s monograms and lettering had intrigued me from the time I met her. Working with her was so inspiring, and I was delighted when she decided to branch out on her own and start her own company. It …

A Visit with Shane Connolly

Phyllis Inspiration, People 9 Comments

I sat spellbound last week watching this master floral arranger put together stunning creations from flowers cut fresh from a garden right here in Birmingham. Englishman Shane Connolly, author of “A Year in Flowers,” was in town for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Secretly, I wanted to hear him speak and see his creations because he is the floral designer to …