Gift Giving

’Tis the Season for Giving!

Phyllis Lifestyle 5 Comments

This time of year brings joy, memories, and restless excitement in preparation for Christmas Day. Shopping for presents is always a fun experience, and I have so many delightful memories of picking out the perfect gifts for my family and friends. The anticipation of keeping each gift a secret before the big day makes this month one of the most …

Thanksgiving Table

The Table’s Set—Happy Thanksgiving!

Phyllis Lifestyle 9 Comments

To all of my Ribbon friends— Happy Thanksgiving! I pray your Thanksgiving is a beautiful day. No matter how you celebrate or with whom, please know that you are loved and you make a difference in our world. In a world of unexpected events, as we have experienced this past year, may we all find bright moments of happiness and …

Grandparents Day

It’s Grandparents Day at School!

Phyllis Lifestyle 9 Comments

Today as you are reading this, Neal and I are attending Grandparents Day at our granddaughter’s school. Each year, we go see the beautiful classrooms and excited children, and what an amazing experience we have! Their artwork is beautifully displayed, and they are singing their best songs. Grandparents Day is a new concept with schools these days. We didn’t have …

Table Setting

Etiquette Q&A: Table Setting Tips from Southern Lady

Phyllis Lifestyle 10 Comments

With Thanksgiving next week, I wanted to share some table setting tips to help you prepare for the holidays. I wear many hats and am always involved in many projects. As editor-in-chief of Southern Lady magazine, I enjoy hearing readers’ questions and responding with solutions and tips. Getting everything ready for Turkey Day can sometimes be daunting, but these table setting …

Thanksgiving

Give Thanks and Make Delicious Thanksgiving Dishes!

Phyllis Lifestyle 15 Comments

When we were kids, going to our grandparents’ house was the Thanksgiving tradition that we loved. It was always fun to catch up on the latest boyfriends, school news, and plans for the future. We had three boy cousins and seven girl cousins. The guys would get away from us as quickly as possible to toss the football or talk …

Pecan Praline Rounds

Peee-can or Pe-cahn?

Phyllis Lifestyle 15 Comments

The age-old Southern debate continues! I have always said pe-cahn. That’s the way my family pronounces it and has pronounced it for generations. So I think I am right! When we started publishing Cooking with Paula Deen, Paula told me that her family pronounces it correctly, just like other families do in Georgia: peee-can. Which is it for you? Actually, …

Halloween Candy

Trick or Treat: Fun Halloween Candy Facts

Phyllis Lifestyle 12 Comments

Happy Halloween! Quite possibly the best thing about this holiday is all the candy! Reese’s, Snickers, Twix, Kit Kat—did you guys know they make white chocolate Kit Kats? Man, they sure are good. There are so many types of candy to choose from but my favorite by far is a Heath Bar. The toffee flavor is my favorite in the …

fall festivals

Celebrate Autumn Fun with Fall Harvest Festivals

Phyllis Lifestyle 12 Comments

We all know autumn is my favorite time of year. There are just so many amazing things these months bring! One of the season’s highlights is all of the fall harvest festivals. Traditionally, these celebrations are held on the day of the Harvest Moon or the nearest Sunday. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, …

owl cake pops

Time for Halloween! Find Décor Ideas and Recipes Galore in Entertain & Celebrate Halloween

Phyllis Lifestyle 6 Comments

Boo! Halloween is just around the corner, which means there’s a lot to be done for fun themed parties and, of course, making treats for the trick-or-treaters. To prepare for the ghoulish festivities next week, look to our Entertain & Celebrate Halloween issue, on sale now.  It has tons of pumpkin-styling and party-decorating ideas to make the next bash for the …

Friends and Family Sale

Get Your Holiday Gift Shopping Done Early

Phyllis Lifestyle 3 Comments

It feels like just yesterday we were beginning fall—my favorite time of year. Now, October is almost over, and you all know what that means: It’s one month closer to the holiday season! My, how time flies. With the holiday season comes get-togethers with family and friends, cooking, cooking, and more cooking, shopping, and tons of holiday cheer. In this …