What Is Your Style?

Phyllis Inspiration 3 Comments

For the most part, we all like to say that we have a “style” or a combination of styles that we prefer. Traditional, French country, romantic, contemporary—the list goes on. This new book, Country Farmhouse by Cindy Smith Cooper, includes a range of different styles from vintage to industrial to classic, and many in between. But however unique each home …

Queen Anne’s Lace and Little Details

Phyllis Lifestyle 20 Comments

Details, Details, Details— Maybe it’s me, but have you ever noticed how small details suddenly become big details? And once you are aware, you notice it everywhere you look. I have a tendency to fixate on something and drive myself crazy with it. Now you know what I am talking about—you focus on one thing, and it becomes an obsession …

3 Ways to Create a Centerpiece Using Multiple Small Arrangements

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My post last week about my garden got me thinking about how I plan to use what I have growing this year. When entertaining, there is simply nothing quite as beautiful as an arrangement of flowers sitting in the middle of the table. It immediately draws your guests in and creates conversation, warmth, and beauty.  However, even when I am …

French Butter Cookies

The Cookie That Makes Everyone Happy

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 15 Comments

It’s time for another reader request topic: French baking recipes! Oh, I just love this subject. French baking sounds fancy, but in reality, is very simple. What makes it special is using the proper techniques combined with high-quality ingredients. The recipe I have chosen to share is perhaps the simplest cookie of all. It is humble in shape and color, …