Vinyl House Number Giveaway (because you asked for it!)

Giveaway--vinyl house numbers from 11 Magnolia Lane

Good morning!  A few weeks ago, I took an unscientific poll on Facebook:  would you like me to do a giveaway of vinyl house numbers, similar to what I have on my front door?  The answer was pretty overwhelming, and of course it was YES!   Mine have been on my door for almost two years and … [Read more...]

Reader Feature: Deborah’s Black & White Laundry Room Redo

Black and white laundry room at 11 Magnolia Lane

Today I thought I'd do something a little bit different and show you some photos that one of our readers sent me through Facebook.  Deborah G. and her family just moved into their home in July, so she has been doing a great job of getting settled and decorated.  She sent me pictures of several of … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Chalkboard using Martha Stewart Craft Paints and Stencils

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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...]

My Pink & Silver Closet Reveal–Organized Bliss!

Black, white, and pink closet at 11 Magnolia Lane

  Last weekend was our 17th wedding anniversary.  I got married as an infant, I promise you!  We went out to a trendy restaurant in East Nashville to celebrate (so you know we were out of place with all the young hipsters :) ), and then on Sunday, I decided to celebrate by painting my … [Read more...]

Changing Up My Dining Room Chargers

My dining room was in major need of a mini makeover!!

  Do you have a space in your home that you are avoiding due to a decorating dilemma?  Maybe you're even feeling overwhelmed with the idea of trying to change it up?  I feel that way with my dining room.   When we moved here 5 years ago, I had so much red decor.  Red drapes, red sofas, … [Read more...]

Christy’s Powder Room Redo–Just Add Beadboard!

white beadboard in powder room

  Drumroll, please, because this is my first room redo in a long time (since the kitchen photoshoot, I think)!  Let me first inform y'all that this is only Part 1 since the room isn't quite done (are they ever?) but it's good enough to show it off a little bit. Our downstairs powder room … [Read more...]

Spring on the Porch

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Just popping in to share some pictures of my front porch updated for Spring...now almost summer! We have been looking forward to warm weather to be able to use this space as living space. Our home sits on the edge of a sand quarry turned fresh-water lake, so we love our view. We have waited all … [Read more...]

A Space of my Own

home office with ikea expedits and countertops

I have been hard at work polishing up several areas of my home, including my office (or as some would say, my "Mom Cave"). We converted this space from a playroom (this would be a great before and after, you wouldn't believe it! } into my home office two years ago as I have a design business … [Read more...]

Model Home Inspiration

Back Camera

Yesterday Terry and I (along with our friend Trinity) stopped off at a Model Home in our area. It's been awhile since I had been in one, but this one was an amazing source of decorating ideas. We were "oohing" and "ahhing" and had our i-phone cameras snapping away throughout our visit. Terry is … [Read more...]

Snow Day #3–Reorganizing the Kitchen (Still)

green white black glass kitchen cabinet

  We're in North Carolina, and we were hit on Monday (and Tuesday) with snow and then a bit of ice to top it off.  Now, I'm from Maryland, and while that's not exactly the frozen tundra, I do remember that it took more than this for them to close school all week.  'Cause that's what we're … [Read more...]

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