Spray Paint Makes Everything Better {New Martini Bar}

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Its no secret we shake up a few martinis around here {see HERE, HERE, and HERE if you are thirsty, or below.} {salted caramel martini recipe here} We have other areas where we tend to mix or serve drinks, but this little wine rack has been with my husband and me since our newlywed days. It's … [Read more...]

Our Elf “Welcome to Vacation” Christmas Breakfast

elf breakfast header done

If I have to be honest, I didn't really think we were going to be an "Elf" family. After all, there are only so many bandwagons one can jump on, right? :) My older children seemed to be fine without an Elf pulling stunts about our home come December 1st. Or so I thought, until I saw the forlorn … [Read more...]

Our New Home~Dining Room in Gray and White

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We're slowly making our way through the home tour of our Savannah house.  You've already seen the front porch, the back porch, my daughter's bathroom, the front entryway, and the laundry room.  That's not bad considering it hasn't even been two months since we moved! On the agenda today is the … [Read more...]

A new baby and a new house!

new baby

Here is a bit of what's been going on with the other two of us while Christy's been covering 11 Magnolia Lane over the last two weeks! She did a great job, of course :) She is now in the midst of preparing to move, and winding up the school year, so I told her I would jump back in and give everyone … [Read more...]

Dining Room Makeover {BM Revere Pewter Paint}

I hate taping but it is a necessity for my "get-it-done" personality!

It's been 5 years in the making but every room on the main level of my house is finally painted- YAHOO!!!  This is such a huge victory for me as I really hate painting.  Well, that may not be entirely true as what I really hate is the prepping and taping.  I know there are million gadgets out there … [Read more...]

Holiday Hot Cocoa Station

Cocoa Printable

  A couple of weekends ago I spent a few hours selling hot cocoa at the local Illumination Parade to benefit my children's school. We are always trying to raise a little extra money to support our children, the amazing teachers and staff who work there.  It was truly and incredible … [Read more...]

Progress in My Dining Room–Open Shelving and Chevrons!

Dining room with open shelving

  I've been working on my dining room over the past few weeks.  It's the first room you see when you enter our home, and it's always been my least favorite.  I had two goals:  to make it more welcoming and casual.  Right now, we only use our dining room two or three times a year, and I'm … [Read more...]

Fall Decor

Fall centerpiece from 11 Magnolia Lane

It took me awhile this year {or did everyone just start decorating earlier?} to get into the swing of fall...maybe because its in the 80's here on the coast of Virginia and has been so humid it feels like we live, as we kindly say, in the "tropics", Ugh! Last year at this time we had just moved … [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...]

Rethinking Traditional Spaces

Christy's upstairs hall turned playroom

  One trend that I have been following closely is the use of spaces in homes for a different purpose then they were traditionally intended. Sometimes it comes out of necessity, such as the arrival of another child, a work from home job that creates the need for an office space, or the … [Read more...]

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