New Year, Lots of New Magazines!

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Can you believe it is another New Year? It seems like we just started 2018. We have so many wonderful things going on here at Hoffman Media. Did you know we now own the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo? And the Martha Pullen Company? We are so excited about these wonderful additions to our company. More to come on that! …

Here’s What You Need to Know About Our Black Friday Deals

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Let me know if you can relate to this­: It is just so much fun to give a gift that is perfectly tailored to the recipient! Wrapping a present with the assurance that your friend or family member will love what they open never loses its thrill. From choosing wrapping paper to the actual opening of the gift, it’s all …

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September Happenings

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Well, finally September is here, and I can officially put out all my harvest and pumpkin items. The thrill of autumn never gets old. I can just look at a pumpkin and smell the cinnamon and nutmeg that permeates when I bake a pumpkin pie! The leaves are beginning to turn here in Alabama, and for that, I am grateful. …

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Our Annual Summer Sale is Here!

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Hello, friends! One of the things I treasure most about our various brands is that they motivate our team and our readers to enrich the way they love and serve those around them. Whether through baking a cake, creating a handmade project, or finding inspiration for your home, that is what it’s all about! So, naturally, we can’t help but …

Taste of the South

The All-New Taste of the South Magazine

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The holiday season brings gifts, resolutions, and all things shiny and new. We’ve been busy at work here at Hoffman Media, giving Taste of the South magazine an entirely new look! I hope you enjoy this preview of the latest issue complete with gorgeous photography and more content! From the editors of Taste of the South:   With a new …

When I Get to Heaven Giveaway

When I Get to Heaven Giveaway with Angela Pullen Atherton

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During this holiday season, I am reminded constantly of families who have lost loved ones during the year and find the first holidays without them very difficult. Many times, there are children in our lives who would benefit from beautiful thoughts about heaven. When I saw this adorable book from one of my favorite young, talented illustrators, Angela Pullen Atherton, …

Pecan Praline Rounds

Peee-can or Pe-cahn?

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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, …

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Footsteps of a Southern Lady

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I had the privilege of speaking in Mobile, Alabama last week at the Signature Fundraiser of the Assistance League of Mobile. The theme was “Footsteps of a Southern Lady.” Carol Bishop and Elizabeth Harrison came to Birmingham several months ago when they were planning this event and we shared some fun ideas on decorating for ladies luncheons. Elizabeth chaired the …

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! When I count my blessings during this time of the year, I count each one of you who constantly encourage me with your lovely comments. Together we can challenge each other to remember our past, celebrate the present, and look forward to the future with great hope. At Hoffman Media, we try our best to give back to …