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Carol Riley’s Gift – Mailbox Decor

Phyllis Décor, Inspiration 14 Comments

Every year around Christmas you will find Carol Riley scurrying around town decorating mailboxes as her special gift to her friends. And if you are lucky enough to be on the list, every year your beautiful mailbox décor makes the holidays festive. Carol Riley, owner of the floral design company Lillies, is one of the most sought after wedding floral …

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Getting Ready for the Holidays with The Enchanted Home

Phyllis Blog Spotlight, Décor, Inspiration, Lifestyle 16 Comments

Hi there, this is Tina from Enchanted Home, and I am delighted to be here for my friend, Phyllis. Today I am going to talk to you about getting our homes in gear for the holidays and a few simple, tried and true ways to help us achieve that. Here is what is always on my short list…… Plenty of …

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My Favorite Christmas Button

Phyllis Lifestyle 20 Comments

Several years ago at a needlework trade show there was a wonderful booth filled with fabulous buttons. My radar went off, and I immediately started through the hundreds of exquisite buttons. After sorting through several trays, I came across a mother-of-pearl button with the Christmas Nativity carved in the tiniest details. My heart stopped. This beautiful treasure was going home …

Meet Cindy Cooper, VP/Editorial at Hoffman Media

Phyllis People 7 Comments

Creating beautiful magazines and books is a passion for Cindy. She loves providing the reader inspirational and visually appealing pages in our publications as much as I do. She works on our book development and was instrumental in developing The Cottage Journal magazine four years ago. We listened to our subscribers, and the decision was made to publish a keepsake …

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Make a Gingerbread House with Your Grandchildren

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 12 Comments

My precious grandson, Hays, invited me to be his guest for the gingerbread house day at his school. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to see 20 kids decorate their little houses. Each child got to invite one parent or grandparent, and I was the lucky one in our family, so it was off to school for GiGi. I …

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 …