How to Decorate Your Front Entryway to Make it Organized and Inviting

Front hall entryway decor

We've been in our house in Savannah for almost three weeks, so I'm going to show you small areas instead of entire rooms, since the whole thing is still a work in progress.  I decided to work on the entryway first, because every time we open the door we're showing it off (for good or for bad) to the … [Read more...]

A Cute and Functional Craft Room

craft room makeover marked

Earlier this summer my friend Karla asked me to help out with ideas for organizing and decorating her home office turned craft room. Craft Rooms are among my favorite types of projects, so I was happy to help. When I arrived, she admitted that they were mostly using the space for storage but she … [Read more...]

Girl’s Room Makeover

vintage pink and white girls room

Last weekend I suddenly was inspired to begin transforming my daughter's room. I started by thinking I would just quickly paint over the part above the chair rail, but once I started things just kept moving along. How does that happen? :) Here {below} is how the room looked when we moved into the … [Read more...]

One-Day Reorganization Project–My Hubby’s Closet

Men's closet at 11 Magnolia Lane

A few months ago, when we put the house on the market, I embarked on a weekend mission to tidy every. single. closet in the house.  I had already done mine, well before the move, in pink with a cute chandelier {read about that HERE}, but everyone else's needed help, too. My husband and I have … [Read more...]

From the Archives–My Very First Post Ever–Week-at-a-Glance Wall Chalkboard

Wall Calendar

I thought it might be a little fun this Friday to repost my very first blog post, ever, from November 27, 2010.  My, how things have changed since then!  Bear with me on the formatting and pictures, but it's still fun to see how much 11 Magnolia Lane has changed along the way.  My Type A/OCD … [Read more...]

Moving Tips & Tricks and How to Stay Sane!


Well, OK, the staying sane part while moving might be a stretch, but I am going to try my best this time.  I am getting ready to move, and Christy is also getting ready to move so I thought it would be a good time for us to try to come up with a post of tips and tricks.  Also, if you're moving into … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Makeover

shelf marked

  I didn't start with an ugly laundry room by any means, but when you spend SO much time in a space, I figured there wasn't any reason not to make it more enjoyable! Here is the laundry room as it was when we moved in. We were lucky to have a tile floor, cabinets and even a chandelier but … [Read more...]

Updates & Wrapping Station in the Craft Room

workroom makeover marked

So last summer, with help from Terry, I made over a room in my parents' basement as a birthday gift for my mother. This is her new craft/sewing/project/wrapping room. {Read the full "after" post HERE}  Up until a few weeks ago, the 'wrapping' part wasn't working so well for her since I never … [Read more...]

Butler’s Pantry Makeover

butlers pantry makeover marked

I have always dreamed of having a Butler's Pantry, so much so that it was probably the biggest factor in selecting the floorplan for our new home last year.  While this space is useful as it spans the hallway between my kitchen and dining room and stores quite a bit, with just the white cabinets it … [Read more...]

Pantry Makeover {Organizing Life}

full view pantry MARKED

I don't know if this happens to you all, but sometimes I start a project get to a point with it, and then it stalls for awhile. Then, suddenly something falls into place and suddenly, I get crazy motivated and just can knock it out. Such is the case with my pantry. Since we moved last year, our … [Read more...]

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