Getting Ready for the Holidays with The Enchanted Home

Phyllis Blog Spotlight, Décor, Inspiration, Lifestyle 15 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 …


My Favorite Christmas Button

Phyllis Lifestyle 18 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

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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 …


The Magic of Christmas

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Music is magic. It brings emotion and stirs our souls. My Christmas is not complete without music, for it is in music that I find peace and love. When selecting music for the “Magic of Christmas,” I wanted traditional carols that tell the story of the birth of Christ. I imagine the night long ago in Bethlehem as a beautiful …


Miss Ginny’s English Toffee

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Right after Thanksgiving is over and we begin the holiday season, our thoughts turn to gifts that will be enjoyed by the recipients on our lists. And when I run across something that turns my head, I have to share it with you. Miss Ginny’s English Toffee from Chattanooga, Tennessee, is my new find. I met Ginny at a local …


Happy Thanksgiving!

Phyllis Lifestyle 29 Comments

I am so humbled by the wonderful blessings that I have in my life, and I want to live with a spirit of gratitude always. I want to wish you a very wonderful Thanksgiving week. One of the greatest blessings is to share life with wonderful friends on this blog. From my heart to yours, thank you for blessing me …