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...]

Beautiful Outdoor “Rooms”

Beautiful outdoor "rooms" | Mohawk Creative Home

I know...isn't that the most gorgeous photo? I'm blogging over at Mohawk's Creative Home blog, and you can see more beautiful outdoor spaces that live like rooms {here}.  There's plenty of inspiration for your spring (and summer) deck, patio, or porch. I'd love it if you'd stop by and take a … [Read more...]

Red, White & Blue on the Front Porch

Red, white, and blue front porch decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

Blogging friends: don't forget to link up to this month's Pretty Preppy Party {here}. I hope you all have a fun weekend planned!  At our house, we never forget what Memorial Day means and just how much it has cost our soldiers and their families to keep us safe and free.  So I love to decorate in … [Read more...]

Porch Decor Ideas


I know I can't get enough of being outside right now, I am sure I am not the only one. It's been beautiful here in Virginia and Christy was even able to enjoy the beach this weekend in Georgia,  I am so jealous! While I am loving being outside right now, one space in our house I haven't even begun … [Read more...]

Update on My “DIY Screened Porch” Sheer Curtains–18 months later

DIY Screened porch using inexpensive sheer curtain panels | 11 Magnolia Lane

If you've been following us for any amount of time, you know that I love the look of sheer white curtains on my back porch.  I first added them to our screened porch at our Tennessee house: And then I created a "DIY screened porch" on our back porch in our Savannah home: We actually … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas

Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas | 11 Magnolia Lane

Last week, I posted on all of my indoor Fall decor {you can see that post here}, but I soon realized that I had so many pictures that I'd better save the outdoor decor for a separate post! I actually don't do too much for Fall; just add a few pumpkins (like the rest of the world) and make sure … [Read more...]

My Fourth of July Front Porch

Fourth of July front porch with red, white, and blue bunting

July 4th is right around the corner, and I've had my front porch decorated since Memorial Day! I don't think that makes me a slacker; after all, we had Memorial Day, then Flag Day, and now Independence Day.  I'll take it all down next week and go back to my lime green or pink color scheme {see … [Read more...]

Spring Open House Tour–Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

Home Tour | Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

We're back today with another fabulous Home Tour feature. Julie's house is one that I constantly turn to for inspiration. Her kitchen is my "go-to" for my remodeling plans, and I wish I had her chalk art talent!  We are so glad she is here today to give you a tour of her home. ******* Hi, friends! … [Read more...]

Our New Home: Back Porch Decorated for Fall

patio conversation seating area

 Last week, I showed off my back porch over at Savvy Southern Style for Kim's readers.  She does a great weekly feature called "My Favorite Room," and right now, this is my favorite room (OK, outdoor room!) since it's finally cool enough in Savannah to be able to stand being outside!  In fact, the … [Read more...]

Our New Home–Front Porch with Pink & Polka Dots

Covered front porch decorated with black, white, and pink

I promised last week, when I showed you the back porch of our new house, that I'd show you the front porch soon.  Well, today's the day!  We are so fortunate to have another covered front porch--it definitely makes me more inclined to sit outside and watch the kids as they ride their bikes.  I will … [Read more...]

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