A Few Photos of Our New Front Porch

Covered front porch | 11 Magnolia Lane

Thanks to all of you for your sympathetic comments about our moving nightmare--I appreciate every one of them!  And I'm so sorry to hear that so many of you have had horrible moving experiences, too.  It just doesn't seem right, does it? We're spending the the July 4th weekend--you guessed … [Read more...]

Before and Afters From Our Move

What's left of my Lilly Pulitzer for Target bar tray.  Sadness.

Well, you'd think after twenty years of marriage to a guy in the military I'd have this moving thing under control--but I'm afraid our last move brought me to tears (and my knees!). Worst. Move. Ever. I texted that to Amy last week as we were digging out from underneath all the damage and … [Read more...]

Painting My Daughter’s New Room

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As I mentioned in this post, I took a quick trip up to North Carolina right after Memorial Day to paint a few rooms and have my "orientation" to our new house and all of its systems--things like how the water filter works, where all the cold air returns are located, and troubleshooting the … [Read more...]

How We Found Our New House

Market your family by creating a brochure for potential landlords | 11 Magnolia Lane

I've been promising to tell you all the story of how we found our next house in Southern Pines, because we hardly ever do things in the "usual" way around here! First, we decided to rent this time around.  We still own an income property (our Nashville house), and we're not sure that we'll be in … [Read more...]

Spring Open House Series: Sincerely, Sara D

Pretty Home Tour--lots of painted ideas from Sincerely Sara D

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend! Today we're back with another home in our Spring Open House series. This home and blog caught our eye last winter and we shared one of her printables HERE. We loved her site so we invited her back to share her home with you all today. Welcome, Sara … [Read more...]

Some “Before” Shots of Our New House

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I showed you the exterior of our next house a few weeks ago {here}, and today I'm going to show you a few shots of the interior.  Don't get too excited yet, since it's completely empty, but the house is beautiful on its own and I thought you might like to see a bit more.  We're moving in less than … [Read more...]

Our Guest Bathroom

Small guest bathroom with pretty decor

  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, we had absolutely gorgeous weather where I am, we put in some great pool time, had a garage sale to offload massive amounts of stuff {which did not actually happen, but oh well, Goodwill here we come!} and just enjoyed family time.  I know those of … [Read more...]

Spring Open House: Heather from Southern State of Mind

Spring Open House: Southern State of Mind Home tour

  Happy weekend everyone! We're back today with another fabulous home in our Spring Open House series. Today we have one of our Pretty Preppy Party co-hostesses, Heather from Southern State of Mind. Heather is truly talented at making her home look high-end on a budget. We know you'll just … [Read more...]

Spring Open House: Erin from Sunny Side Up

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  I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful Memorial Day weekend! It's gorgeous here in Virginia {hooray!} and we'll be enjoying the pool and barbequing this weekend while finding some time to relax at home. I am so excited to share today's Open House. I'm a huge fan of Erin's organizing … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Spring Open House: The Heathered Nest

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  {We'd love for you to enter our giveaway for a HomeRight FinishMax Pro HERE}.   Today we bring back our Spring Open House series {You can see the homes from last year HERE}. You've already seen her featured several times as a favorite via our Pretty Preppy Party and we loved her … [Read more...]

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