Bob Timberlake Artwork Giveaway

Phyllis Giveaway, People 125 Comments

Meeting well-loved artist Bob Timberlake was a highlight in my career. It was several years ago when our company had a needlework division and we had a license agreement with Bob Timberlake to do his artwork in counted cross-stitch. Barbara Cockerham and I met Bob at the local barbecue place where he frequented and had a delightful visit with him. …


Biltmore For Your Home Bedding Giveaway

Phyllis Décor, Giveaway 347 Comments

I have often mentioned the Biltmore House in my writings. I love the civility with which dining and entertaining has been governed throughout the home’s history. Every time I tour the estate and gardens, I am inspired by the wonderful colors and textures. I can’t imagine being a new bride and rounding the corner to find that Biltmore was my …


Ross-Simons Pearl Necklace Giveaway

Phyllis Giveaway 327 Comments

I just love it when one of our advertisers decides it’s time for a giveaway on The Ribbon In My Journal. Ross-Simons has been a well-loved jeweler for more than 60 years. With designer jewelry collections and couture straight from the runway, Ross-Simons has dazzled generations with its amazing selection and great prices. I love how their pieces combine modern, …


Flights of Fancy Boutique Giveaway

Phyllis Décor 151 Comments

I love truly beautiful things, right down to the smallest detail. In fact, I think the real beauty of artwork of all kinds is found in the well-crafted, delicate details that all come together for a stunning creation. That’s why the works we create seem to come to life when we add embellishments, buttons, trims, and the final finishing touches. …


Beaucoup Designs Giveaway

Phyllis Lifestyle 165 Comments

I don’t know a woman alive who doesn’t love beautiful jewelry, and the designs from the lovely Leah Ann Messer are exactly that. I am always looking for great pieces for gifts, and her jewelry is so personal. It’s all in the details. Beaucoup Designs started when Leah Ann was a young mother making jewelry and selling it at craft …


Community Coffee Giveaway

Phyllis Lifestyle 73 Comments

My first taste of Community Coffee was in Louisiana at my soon-to-be daughter-in-law’s home. Her parents brewed a wonderful pot for us to enjoy as we were celebrating the engagement. I quickly inquired as to the roaster of the delicious drink and was introduced to Community Coffee. They have several different types of coffee, and I love all of them. …


Grace: The New American Girl Doll with a Mission

Phyllis Lifestyle 164 Comments

When my granddaughter, Amelia, was born, I purchased Felicity—the American Girl doll whose story is set in Williamsburg, Virginia—right when they announced that she would no longer be made. Truthfully, I went into full-blown panic. Williamsburg is one of my favorite places in the world. I love the history and everything about it. When American Girl introduced Felicity, I just …

Learn How to Make a Living Wreath

Phyllis Décor, Video 18 Comments

Years ago when I found the living wreath, I was excited beyond belief. I quickly ordered one and set about to create my living wreath that would hang on the wall outside my kitchen window. This winter my wreath has pansies as the main flower accompanied by ivy and vines. Elise at Collier’s Nursery here in Birmingham, Alabama, graciously agreed …

Holiday Special Issue Giveaway!

Phyllis Lifestyle 142 Comments

There are some things that will never go out of style, and at Hoffman Media, 31 years of experience publishing extraordinary books and magazines make our work timeless. So as the merriment of the season approaches, and we all begin making our lists, it is my great pleasure to give a bundle of our stunning 2014 holiday and special edition …