Simply on Sunday

Be the woman who fixes another's crown without telling the world it was crooked | graphic art printable | 11 Magnolia Lane

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I created this graphic for my daughter a few weeks ago and thought it was worth sharing.  We printed it out and put it on her mirror as a reminder of the young woman that she wants to be and become–kind, classy, and confident. It’s not always easy to be those things consistently during the teen years (ok, at any age!), but I keep reminding her that as she interacts with her peers now she’s also learning lessons that will serve her well throughout her life. Click Here to Read More

The Easiest Way to Plan Your New Home with HomLuv

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of HomLuv. All opinions are my own.   As you all know, we've been in the process of building a new home for the last nine months and finally, the finish line is in sight! While building a new home is not always the easiest of processes, I … [Read More...]

Tutorial for easy DIY open shelving | 11 Magnolia Lane

How To Build Stained Wood Open Shelving

  We're back with another one of our 'greatest hits' to share today, if you've been around awhile then you may have seen this project before, but for our new readers we thought we'd show how we built these rustic farmouse style stained, open shelves with brackets in my {former} kitchen. … [Read More...]

Saving Our Wood Adirondack Chairs with HomeRight

  We are proud to partner with the HomeRight company as brand ambassadors and they sponsored this post, all opinions are my own.     With our move to our new home rapidly approaching, I haven't had time to do a lot of DIY projects recently. This project was fast and … [Read More...]

Friday Favorite Finds

Friday Favorite Finds

I totally realize that it's Saturday, but I'm still calling it "Friday" Favorite Finds (artistic license, right?).  Also, if you didn't catch my Thursday home tour, I'd love for you to stop over and take a look. Today, I've gathered a few must-haves from around the web; pretty much everything's … [Read More...]

Vintage brass floor lamp | 11 Magnolia Lane

Summer Home Tour at Christy’s MCC House

It's that time again--today I'm sharing my summer home tour! Thank you to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for organizing this tour (five days, thirty bloggers, and TONS of decorating inspiration).  It's a lot of work to keep this group on track, but she's a pro at it! If you're visiting from My … [Read More...]

Vintage brass floor lamp | 11 Magnolia Lane

A New {Old} Lamp

Last week, I helped a friend with an estate sale she was running in our local area.  What an eye-opener, by the way!  I've been to plenty of estate sales in the past, but really had no idea how much work goes into sorting, cleaning, staging, and pricing items. All that being, said, I still had a … [Read More...]

Preparing Your Home For Summer Guests

This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover, as always, all opinions are my own.   We are finally in the transition period from finishing up school and heading into summer. I love this time of year, as summer activities and entertaining are always the most fun. … [Read More...]

A beautiful book on french vintage home decor, with travel photos from France.

French Vintage Decor Book

  Happy Saturday friends! I hope you are having a great weekend. I got the loveliest package in the mail this week, it contained this beautiful new book French Vintage Decor (along with some other French goodies). This book is written by Jamie Lundstrom who blogs at So Much Better With … [Read More...]

DIY Plate Rack for $40 | 11 Magnolia Lane

How to Build a Wall Mounted Plate Rack

How to Build a Wall Mounted Plate Rack Now that the school year is ending, there's a little more free time in my days to tackle some easy DIY projects around the house.  Because we've been blogging forever (OK, about eight years) and have lived in so many different houses, we've got tons of project … [Read More...]

Favorite books to gift, and spring decor in the blue and white living room at the MCC House | 11 Magnolia Lane

My Favorite Books to Give (and Get!)

I truly love to read and I love books, and in this digital age sometimes I forget to appreciate the beauty of a hardbound book. This last week I gifted my mother this beautiful book  (below) she seemed very pleased to receive it and it made me think what a nice gift a book makes. So today I wanted … [Read More...]

Friday Favorite Finds

  Welcome to Friday, friends!  We've had a rainy week that's kept me doing all the yard work that's on my to-do list, but it has allowed us to have a pretty relaxing first week of summer vacation. Today, I've pulled a few favorites to share, and they cover everything from Father's Day … [Read More...]

House Update and A Few Fun Decor Finds

*new + updated photos are now included in post*   Hi everyone, I hope you had a great holiday weekend! We are getting really close to the completion of our new house, now that we are just a few weeks away from closing it seems like this interim construction period has flown by. I … [Read More...]

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