Easter Entertaining Made Easy with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware

Chinet-collage

Spring is almost here! I can see the bulbs pushing through the ground just in time for Easter and this change in season has given me fresh ideas for two very special parties I've been dreaming up during the past wintery month. I've been busy pinning a ton of these party ideas to my Spring … [Read more...]

Christmas Vignettes (and My Kitchen and Laundry Room Trees)

Front entry vignette at 11 Magnolia Lane

Our family Christmas tree in my living room is not very glamorous, but that's okay.  I let my kids decorate it every year, and it's covered with homemade ornaments of every shape and color.  I love to look at other people's beautifully coordinated and styled trees {take a look at my friend Andrea's … [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...]

Giveaway: Hand-Stamped Silver Necklace by Pure Gratitude

Hand stamped silver necklace from www.puregratitude.net

(GIVEAWAY CLOSED) We've got an amazing giveaway for you guys this week, just in time for the holidays!  Our friend Michelle at Pure Gratitude is graciously donating this gorgeous hand-stamped silver necklace to one of our followers: This necklace is extra-special because it's part of … [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...]

Master Bathroom Reveal–Finally!

bathroom counter silver crystal

I kicked it into gear right around Christmas and got to work on the master bathroom--because of course I didn't have anything better to do but paint (ie bake, wrap presents, decorate the house, write Christmas cards...).  I just couldn't live with the green another minute, though!  I have since … [Read more...]

Tutorial: Quick and Easy Way to Hang Silver Platters

how to hang silver platters on the wall

I've been working on our master bathroom and bedroom, both of which were painted a shocking apple green (think late 90's) when we moved in.  The bathroom's almost done, and one of my projects last week was to hang some silver platters on the wall.  I have an addiction to buying old silver at thrift … [Read more...]

Merry and Bright–Getting the Decorations Up!

white and green mantel

In real life, I have a husband and kids and a very busy calendar (and a very messy kitchen), and so my Christmas decorations do not go up overnight.  Rather, it takes me about a week.  We were out of town for Thanksgiving, too, and so I feel like I came home already behind the eight ball.  So, room … [Read more...]

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