Archives for October 2012


Into the woods by terryk featuring a red cape Red cape Alkemie Vintage hair accessory $39 - High heels Happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by~ Thanks for stopping by~ … [Read more...]

PSA Essentials Address Stamp Giveaway

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** Not to rush the season, since it's just Halloween, but because sooner rather then later it will be holiday card season, we have decided to give away a PSA Essentials Custom Stamp (a $40 value)! These add such a nice touch to letters, cards or even (ugh) bills. And, … [Read more...]

Paint Technique Tutorial: How to Paint Harlequin Diamonds–Closet Redo Part 3

I posted last month on my closet redo, and then followed up with a post on how I organized my shoe boxes with plastic bins and chalkboard labels {here}.  I promised a tutorial about how I painted the harlequin diamonds on my wall, and this is it.  Sorry for the slight delay--Fall and Halloween posts … [Read more...]

Office Space

  A few months ago one of those exciting emails popped into our email shortly after I shared this post on my chair makeover(s). An editor from a magazine was asking for more pictures of my office and could she maybe submit it for possible inclusion in a specialty shelter publication? I was … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winner…and Magnolia Lane is EXPECTING :)

Before I jump into congratulating the winner of our Organizing Giveaway...we have some EXCITING news to share. If you follow us on Facebook then you have already heard that Terry and her family are expecting a new BABY in the Spring! Here are her boys finding out they will be getting a new baby … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Chalkboard using Martha Stewart Craft Paints and Stencils

Last month I received the most amazing surprise on my doorstep!  It was from Martha Stewart Crafts and it was filled with the most inspiring paints, stencils, tools and ideas. I just couldn't wait to dive in.  Limiting myself to one project was nearly impossible, especially when the theme for … [Read more...]

Whipped Apple Cider Martinis {Halloween/Fall}

  Oh Yum!!! If you need anything more to like about Fall, here is the perfect drink to toast the season. In my house, as soon as the apple cider hits the stores this drink becomes a one of our favorite adult treats. I have mentioned my husband's talent for bartending previously, he … [Read more...]

Halloween Party Invitations in Repurposed Apothecary-Style Spice Jars

Are you still trying to figure out invitations for your Halloween party?  Look no further--I've got you covered!  Check out these darling mini-apothecary jars (they used to be spice containers) that have been turned into frightfully fabulous invitation holders, courtesy of a little imagination and … [Read more...]

Kids’ Artwork Organization {Organizing Life}

Recently our good friend/reader Leslie posted a request on our facebook wall~ i seriously need help with all the paper coming home from the twins' school! ideas for storing/displaying/keeping all the art etc??? we are renting and in a small space, need clever ideas...the paper is taking … [Read more...]

My Latest “Thrift Shop Chic” Outfits

When I was growing up, I would have died rather than shop at a thrift store.  I was lucky enough to have the option not to, growing up in an affluent suburb of Washington, DC, but a lot of people don't have the luxury of being so snooty.  Both of my parents came from more humble beginnings, and I … [Read more...]

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