My Front Entryway, Updated for Spring (Plus a Pillow Dilemma)


Don't forget to visit our Giveaways page--we've got three wonderful giveaways running right now!  Last week, I posted on our Facebook page that I left the house for the grocery store and somehow found myself leaving Home Goods a couple of hours later with $100 in throw pillows…but no toilet … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Girls’ Night Out Bunco Party and a Bunco Giveaway


Last week, a friend and I co-hosted a bunco party for the ladies in our battalion.  To say that we had fun planning it would be an understatement--with great ideas all over Pinterest, it was easy, too.  If you want to take a look at the Bunco board I started, just click {here}.  Most (if not all) of … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Printables for Entertaining–Great for Buffets!

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Did you see last week's post {here}, when I used small (2" x 3") frames from the dollar section at Michael's to make chalkboard labels/ tags for my next buffet-style dinner?  They turned out great: Then I started to think that you all might like me to do the heavy-lifting for you, and create a … [Read more...]

DIY Experiment: Use Regular Spray Paint on Outdoor Cushions!


Things were looking a little bit faded on my front porch a few weeks ago, and it wasn't just the inch of pollen covering every surface!  My formerly black seat cushions had faded to gray over several years of use.  In their defense, they're not made from outdoor fabric, so it's no surprise that they … [Read more...]

Spring Open House Home Tour: Christy’s Historic North Carolina House

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If you've been following us for awhile, then you've probably seen my old, old house (otherwise known as two moves ago) in North Carolina.  And while this home isn't actually on "Magnolia Lane," it is the historic 1915 colonial revival home that gave us the inspiration for our blog's name. Believe … [Read more...]

Follow~Up on My Painted Chair Tutorial: Your Questions and My Answers!


  Remember this beautiful chair?  Well, the post on how I painted "her" and took her from frumpy to fabulous is still one of our top posts of all time, and I get comments and emailed questions virtually every day from people who want to undertake a similar project. I figured I'd answer your … [Read more...]

A Must for Entertaining~Easy DIY Chalkboard Buffet Markers

DIY chalkboard label printables

One of the reasons I haven't shown you too much of my home lately is because it's a mess--I'm working on several upcoming events and there just isn't time to do it all.  But, I've been hard at work on getting things ready so I can be the hostess with the mostest, and I wanted to share this EASY idea … [Read more...]

Eye Candy: The 2014 Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens


Yesterday was the closing day of the 79th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens.   A very generous friend surprised me on Saturday night with a text, asking me if I wanted  two sponsor passes that were given to their firm as a thank you for their support of the tour.  How thoughtful was that?! … [Read more...]

Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam and Free Printable Jar Labels


It's strawberry season, and while I haven't picked any myself this year, they are dirt cheap in the grocery stores.  In my family, that always means that it's time to make strawberry jam!  I picked up four quarts this weekend, threw my jars in the dishwasher, and got to work. If you've never … [Read more...]

Operation: Organization 2014 ~ Organized Paint by Simply Organized

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Remember Sam from Simply Organized?  She shared her amazing playroom transformation with us in January, as part of Operation: Organization.  Now she's back with another post, on how to organize all of those extra cans of paint.  I may or may not have several dozen of these in my own … [Read more...]

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