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 …

Show Off Your Favorite Summer Plants

Phyllis Inspiration 8 Comments

I absolutely love planters. There is something intriguing to me about grouping plants in containers to show off their beauty. I had the opportunity to travel to Wisconsin last week and wanted to share some wonderful plant displays that I have seen this summer. The planters with the old iron and weathered wood were so creative. They look so old …

White Flowers

The Simplicity of White Flowers

Phyllis Décor 22 Comments

White bouquets have their tradition steeped in wedding décor. We traditionally think of all-white bouquets as the standard of all weddings. It is elegant, sophisticated, and very beautiful. Baby christenings traditionally boast all-white floral arrangements. White is just the perfect color for any occasion. Brides today have opted for colored bouquets, selecting their favorite seasonal flowers for their floral arrangements …

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 …

Giveaway Winners

Find Out Who Won the Fabulous Fan Giveaway!

Phyllis People 11 Comments

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 …