Ice Water Challenge

Have You Heard About the Cold Water Challenge?

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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 …

Giveaway Winners

Find Out Who Won the Fabulous Fan Giveaway!

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Thanks for entering (and sharing!) the Fabulous Fan Giveaway. I love being able to reward loyal Ribbon in My Journal readers, and I’ll definitely be hosting more giveaways in the future. The lucky ladies below have each won one of the following items. Please use the contact me form to claim your prize. Eleven quarter yard cuts of Riley Blake …

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 …


Meet TeaTime Editor Lorna Reeves

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When our company launched TeaTime magazine several years ago, we knew there was an audience of tea drinkers and people who loved the ceremony of tea. Lorna Reeves is the editor of TeaTime and has led this magazine to accept the 2014 World Tea Award for Best Tea Publication.  She is a leading authority on tea and a much-sought-after speaker …

How to Make a Mixed Spring Bouquet

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Arranging flowers is as simple as taking the first step. And do they brighten up a room. You just need to grab some of your favorite flowers, a vase, and some floral foam. This mixed spring bouquet is so easy to make, you’ll make it time and time again with different blooms throughout the seasons. Just for you, I’ve included …


Fabulous Fan Giveaway!

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I have featured some of the most talented people on this blog. Two of our gracious ladies have sent beautiful items to giveaway as gifts to the followers. Do you remember talking with Cindy Cloward of Riley Blake Designs? Well she has a sure-to-be-beautiful new line of quilting fabrics, Penny Rose, premiering in September, and I can hardly wait. But …

Father's Day

Father’s Day Memories

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Father’s Day is always a big deal in our family. My dad is 85 years old, and he is still going strong and enjoying life. Growing up, Father’s Day meant making his favorite dishes and dessert. He loves a good cherry pie, but it was only several years ago he confessed that it is his favorite. Mom always made the …