Etiquette Guide to being the Perfect Guest - Ribbon in My Journal

How to be the Perfect Guest this Season, an Etiquette Guide

Phyllis Lifestyle 25 Comments

I love the holidays and look forward to gatherings of friends and family. I have been asked by several people to write some etiquette suggestions for being a well-mannered guest this holiday season. Now, I do not profess to be the holiday etiquette queen, but I have learned a few interesting things in my life. Watching guests arrive and seeing …

Christmas with Southern Lady - The Ribbon in My Journal

Holiday Inspiration from Christmas with Southern Lady, Vol. 2

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Each year I look forward to getting out my Christmas decorations. While it’s not yet Thanksgiving, I am already looking forward to all of the favorite things I’ll unpack. Sometimes the anticipation is half the fun. With ornaments, our Nativity, and all of the other holiday items, there’s something so special about adding festive touches to our homes. This year …

Bake from Scratch - The Ribbon in My Journal

Why I Love to Bake from Scratch

Phyllis Blog Spotlight 22 Comments

Do you love baking from scratch? I do. When I undertake a new baking project, I cherish getting out all of my “stuff” and laying out my pans, measuring cups, whisks, and measuring spoons. There’s nothing quite like carefully adding each ingredient and ending up with a delicious result. Our newest publication, Bake from Scratch, celebrates the many joys of …

Holiday Stamps from Expressionery

Holiday Stamps and Fun with My Grandchildren

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I love the holidays, when I can get Hays and Amelia to our home and have fun creating something new. The holiday stamps from Expressionery are the perfect thing for them to use in creating personalized packages and cards. Better yet, because these wonderful stamps are self-inking, they make little mess and are kid friendly. You can use these holiday …

Victoria Collection of Holiday Cards

A Giveaway to Introduce the Victoria Collection of Holiday Cards

Phyllis Giveaway 123 Comments

Sometimes it seems that preparations for the holiday season couldn’t start early enough. Whether it’s Christmas in July sales or store window displays in mid-October featuring Santa Claus, reminders that the holidays are on their way abound. While there are still plenty of shopping days before Christmas, one thing that can easily get away from us is sending Christmas cards. …