New Kitchen

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When Terry was here visiting me recently she encouraged me to go ahead show some more pictures of my new kitchen. Though I consider it still "not done" (I am working on a backsplash, curtains and built-in seating) here it is as it currently stands. If you are new to Magnolia Lane, you can read … [Read more...]

Easy Chalkboard Picture Frame & Vintage House Numbers Giveaway Winner!

diy chalkboard from thrift store picture frame

Happy Monday!  Well, maybe not so much...things are pretty busy around my house, and I've been fighting off a cold all weekend.  But, with a full week of homeschooling, swim team, karate, ballet, and piano, who has time to be sick?  :) Thanks to all of you who entered our giveaway for the awesome … [Read more...]

Board and Batten Wall Treatment in the Kids’ Bathroom

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I've been hard at work on our master bath/bedroom/sitting area, but I've kind of stalled out on it.  The painting is all done, and I love it--Benjamin Moore's Pebble Beach--but until I get all the furniture arranged just the way I like it, and the bedding figured out, I can't show you the final … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen at Magnolia Lane {New Series}

Cilantro Chicken Salad

One of my resolutions this year was to get more organized in the kitchen and to eat healthier.   I have been toying around with the idea of planning a month of winter meals and decided it was time to try it.   Knowing each and every day what I am going to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner has … [Read more...]

Vintage House Numbers Giveaway & What’s Going On At Magnolia Lane

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We are thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for the European porcelain enamel sign company Ramsign. Wouldn't one of these signs add that classically beautiful European feel to the outside of your home? Ramsign has been specializing in the manufacture of genuine hand-crafted signs since 1991. The … [Read more...]

Kitchen Progress {Open Shelving}

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I am pleased to report that I have made progress with my kitchen per my "home goals" this year (Read about all of our ambitions HERE). Over the last week, I managed to paint and install the open shelving in my kitchen. Pin It Here is a "before" of the wall space: These were very easy to make. … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Letter Organizer and Mildred & Mable’s Giveaway Winner!

DIY bill letter organizer

Hey guys--sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the Mildred & Mable's giveaway--Chris and I spent the weekend creating faux built in bookshelves in the master bathroom from an Ikea Billy bookcase (reveal coming soon, but of course I screwed up the coping on the crown molding and have to … [Read more...]

A Place to Create–My Teeny-Tiny Craft Area

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Right before Christmas, I decided that I was sick to death of hiding my sewing machine in the guest room closet every time I was done using it.  Surely (if I moved around several incredibly heavy pieces of furniture), surely there was room to carve out a craft corner.  I already had an old sewing … [Read more...]

Home Goals for 2012

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This is a great blog challenge--one where you can sit down and outline what you plan to tackle in your home this next year. We are joining in at The Nesting Place "Home Goals" challenge today and sharing what is topping our  home "To-Do" lists as the new year begins. *********************** I … [Read more...]

A Winter Fondue Party

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New Year's Eve is always one of my favorite holidays and we celebrated in style this year! Christy and her family made the long trek to join us to ring in 2012, and I am kind of stealing her thunder as it was her idea (and her efforts) that brought us the delicious idea to have fondue for our … [Read more...]

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