Exclusive One-on-One Video Interview with Paula Deen – Part 1

Phyllis People, Video 155 Comments

One of the most wonderful days of my life was when I met Paula Deen. She had been writing for our Taste of the South magazine, and I watched her show religiously, but meeting her in person changed my life and the life of our company. Paula was our 2004 Southern Lady of the Year for our magazine, Southern Lady. …

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 …

Whipping Cream Pound Cake

An Ode to Miss Jo and Her Whipping Cream Pound Cake

Phyllis People, Video 36 Comments

There are certain fragrances we encounter that can trigger an emotion or a memory. I remember how wonderful my grandmother smelled when she was slathered in Jenkins lotion. There is just nothing that matches that fragrance. Baby lotion does the same thing for me—oh that wonderful pink Johnson & Johnson baby lotion and powder. Evergreen fragrance reminds me of the …