Kitchen Makeover–New Carrara Marble Backsplash


 This post is sponsored by Floor & Decor, but all opinions are my own. I am so excited to be back today to share the next installment of our kitchen makeover. As I mentioned in this post HERE about our kitchen makeover and showed in my inspiration board below, I had our backsplash tile in … [Read more...]

Simply on Sunday


Welcome everyone to Sunday. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and especially enjoying Palm Sunday. We just wanted to share a little inspiration for your day.     Aniko wrote a lovely post about appreciating the small things and shared it at our Pretty Preppy Party last … [Read more...]

Favorites from the March Pretty Preppy Party

Tips on styling a bookcase

It seems like each month the inspiration you all share at the Pretty Preppy Party gets more and more creative. I loved seeing all the projects this month! Since Christy and I are always showing what we've been up to, we really love the chance to see what everyone else is doing--and we get some … [Read more...]

DIY Lampshade Kit from I-Like-That-Lamp


  I recently made a much-needed update to the lamps our hallway console. These buffet lamps provide nice light in our hallway but the shades had definitely seen better days. When I had the fortunate opportunity to try out a lampshade kit from I Like That Lamp {actually, the creator of these … [Read more...]

Adding Spring Decor to your Home {Mohawk Creative Home}

Spring Decor Collage

Hi, I hope you are having a lovely weekend! Is it warm where you are? If so I am jealous! We had snow here in Virginia yesterday and yet another school SNOW DAY, seriously? Isn't it the first day of spring? Crazy. Clearly, I need to move further South! Anyway, I am just popping in today to share … [Read more...]

Our Kitchen Makeover {Part 1}

Ideas to turn boring builder kitchen into a fresh, new space on a budget

This is a big project and I have been hinting around about starting, I even laid out my plans in this photo {below} from the first post showing our new home last year. I am excited that slowly but surely, our kitchen makeover is getting underway...   My kitchen is large and has tons … [Read more...]

March Pretty Preppy Party–Link up today!

Pretty Preppy Party Blog Linky Party | 11 Magnolia Lane

It is time for our March Pretty Preppy Party--we loved seeing what everyone linked up last month and we're sure this month will provide even more inspiration! We link what catches our eye to our Pretty Preppy Party Pinterest Board and even share some of our favorites via our social media pages so … [Read more...]

How-To Design Graphics to Brand your Small Business or your Blog


There are many, many things to consider when you start a blog or a small business, though a blog can become a small business {you can read more on the business side of our site HERE}. Most of the “how to do it” you just have to figure out as you go along or search online for help. Today I am … [Read more...]

How To Turn a Closet into a Mudroom


  I am back today with a little more information about how we converted our hallway coat closet into a mudroom. Full disclosure: we hired this project out to our favorite handyman two weeks before Christmas when I couldn't take the disorganization in the closet another day. Great timing huh? … [Read more...]

Amy’s New Home Tour

door open painted

After almost a year of updating to make this home feel like ours I have finally pulled everything together into the requisite "Home Tour".  You can see all the befores and the list of our plans in this post Our New Home: The Befores and our previous coastal lakefront home near the Virginia coast … [Read more...]

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