Yellow Roses and Lemons Flower Centerpiece

The Easiest Flower Centerpiece Ever

Phyllis Décor, Lifestyle, Video 20 Comments

I love sprucing up the house before guests come over by throwing together a floral centerpiece as simple as it is stunning. The combination of fruit and flowers always makes a wonderful arrangement. You only need a few things: · Lemons · A Dozen Roses · Greenery · Floral Picks · Floral Foam See a full step-by-step below, and then …

It’s Christmas in July!

Phyllis Lifestyle 34 Comments

The very thought of that makes me tremble, but the reality of magazine publishing is that Christmas is celebrated year-round. Here at Hoffman Media, we are finishing the Christmas covers of our magazines…in July. And what’s more, we are writing all these wonderful articles and taking fabulous photos of Christmas scenes and settings, finalizing the season’s offerings. Most of our …

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe — With a Twist

Phyllis Lifestyle, Video 32 Comments

Mrs. Stewart was a sweet little lady in Mississippi who had this amazing pecan pie recipe. She would not share her recipe with anyone, including her family. Well after tasting this delicious creation, I wanted the recipe very badly. I begged—yes begged—and much to my disappointment she told me that she doesn’t share this recipe. As our visit ended, she …

Acre Interior

Acre Restaurant: A Favorite Auburn Spot

Phyllis Lifestyle, People 16 Comments

Neal and I love to visit our Morgan in Auburn and take her out to eat as a treat for all of us. I kept searching for someplace wonderful and finally found out about Acre. Acre—what an unusual name for a restaurant. I just knew there was a great story behind this place. I called and made reservations and was …

Ice Water Challenge

Have You Heard About the Cold Water Challenge?

Phyllis Lifestyle, Video 8 Comments

Firefighters across our country are participating in the Cold Water Challenge—a call to support charities in their communities—and I have watched with great delight. You are probably wondering what this has to do with The Ribbon In My Journal, but sponsoring charities is near and dear to our hearts in our company and our family. My husband Neal is a …

4th of July

Fourth of July: A Tablescape How-To

Phyllis Décor, Lifestyle, Video 33 Comments

I love making Fourth of July a casual affair. Mix-and-match your favorite china patterns—I’m partial to blue calico—and use greenery from the garden to set the perfect table. Whether you’re celebrating with a group of two or twenty-two, these easy ideas using red, white, and blue will surely bring your party to life. Tell me: How are you celebrating Fourth …

Customer Appreciation Sale

Don’t Miss Our Customer Appreciation Sale!

Phyllis Lifestyle 5 Comments

Here at Hoffman Media, we truly value each and every one of our customers. Without you all, we couldn’t possibly produce all of the fun projects, books, and magazines that bring joy to our lives. To say thank you for all your years of loyal readership, we’re doing a customer appreciation sale for the first time ever: What are you …