Advent Calendars: Let the Countdown Begin

Advent Calendar Inspiration Board

It's almost December 1st do you have your Advent Calendar ready? A couple years ago I created this advent calendar inspiration board. It was such a fun project and gave me tons of ideas for some holiday DIY projects.  Unfortunately, I created it mid-holiday season which was a bit too late to … [Read more...]

Trash to Treasure: Christmas Front Porch Decor

Christmas front porch at 11 Magnolia Lane

  I sincerely hope you guys aren't tired of seeing my front porch.  As you know, I change it out every season, and I was really looking forward to decorating for Christmas this year. My daughter and I don't shop on "Black Friday."  Instead, we put our decorations up.  We follow a strict … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Magnolia Wreath for the Holidays

diy magnolia wreath marked

  I am running behind in holiday mode this year thanks to my daughter's birthday celebration this weekend {I hope to show my party preparations at the end of the week} but I did get as far as my front door wreath--which I will show you at the end of the post. First, I wanted to jump back in … [Read more...]

DIY Ballet Barre for My Tiny Dancer–Tutorial

DIY Ballet Barre at 11 Magnolia Lane

My nine-year-old loves to dance, and she's been asking for a ballet barre in her room ever since we visited her cousin in South Carolina.  Katie has an entire wall of mirrors and a barre  Of course, she is a serious dancer (8+ hours a day and a special high school for the performing arts!), but the … [Read more...]

Holiday Decor Recap

outside of house decorated for xmas

Hi...I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know we did! I am still out of town so I haven't started my holiday decorating yet {the above picture is from last year} but I am looking forward to getting back home and getting started. We'll be getting ready for a great-big-fourth-birthday party … [Read more...]

Fabric Steering Wheel Cover Giveaway

Red and white damask steering wheel cover giveaway

Happy-Almost-Thanksgiving!  I'm sure everyone's busy getting ready--cooking, cleaning, and gathering the family close.  Whether you head out for Black Friday shopping activities or not (I'm skeered of all that craziness so I stay home and put up my Christmas tree!), we have a giveaway that you can … [Read more...]

The Thanksgiving Table

thanksgiving table 2010

Wow! Thanksgiving seems to be upon us. I am traveling for the holiday to my parents and therefore not hosting {thanks Mom!}, so I am spared some of the shopping, prepping and my very favorite part-- the table 'styling'.  I suppose I will just have to deal with the traffic :) I don't want to take … [Read more...]

Updates & Wrapping Station in the Craft Room

workroom makeover marked

So last summer, with help from Terry, I made over a room in my parents' basement as a birthday gift for my mother. This is her new craft/sewing/project/wrapping room. {Read the full "after" post HERE}  Up until a few weeks ago, the 'wrapping' part wasn't working so well for her since I never … [Read more...]

Be Fearless Feature–Eclectically Vintage

house front

  We just knew we'd have a ball with Kelly from Eclectically Vintage when we started swapping martini recipes at a Twitter party a few weeks back.  Her style is fresh, unique and fun fun FUN! We love how she mixes old with new, vintage with modern, and quirky with high-end-- and it works … [Read more...]

Baby Boy Inspiration Board and Maternity Thrift Store Find

Baby boy inspiration board

As most of you know I am expecting my third baby in early Spring.  This will be my third boy, and we are all very excited.  We are working through the name game (although I think we found one:),  we're discussing nursery colors, and purchasing lots of adorable baby boy clothes.  Look at all the … [Read more...]

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