Friday Favorite Finds

Happy Friday, friends! We’ve made it through another winter week and I think we deserve a reward, don’t you? Since it’s cold and flu season, I highly recommend our grapefruit and tonic cocktails tonight to keep your Vitamin C levels up; they’re practically medicinal.

I haven’t done a Friday Finds post in awhile; they’re a potpourri of things we love around the web and I’ve got quite an interesting mix of things to share with you today. I am working on fluffing the house for the winter to spring transition, so be on the lookout for more decorating posts soon. If you’re missing pretty interiors in the meantime, you can revisit last year’s spring tour here.

Spring decor in the blue and white living room at the MCC House | 11 Magnolia Lane

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Moving on to today’s favorites, I’ve got some great stuff to share with you!


I fell in love with this mirror when I recommended it to a friend who needed some design advice, and included it in my master bedroom under $1000 post, but it would be perfect anywhere in your home. It comes in gold and silver–so hard to choose! If we owned this house I would put two of them above the sinks in the second bath because they would finish it off perfectly. Click Here to Read More

February Favorite Finds

  I'll start by saying that it was hard to not post all about spring clothes--I'm at that stage of winter where I am definitely dreaming about spring. It's been gray and rainy (and icy rainy, the worst) all week here in Virginia, mix that with sick kids and a husband traveling and I am … [Read More...]

Master Bedroom for Under $1000

Budget Design Series: Master Bedroom Decor

  This is always the time of year where I like to make a few changes around the house. Once the holiday decorations are put away and I've had a chance to get through my annual January purging and organizing, I turn my attention to "fluffing" the house. I don't think I'm the only one, … [Read More...]

Design Plans for Our Living Room and Some Valentine’s Decor

  Happy Weekend everyone! I took some new pictures in our living room and thought I'd continue sharing my design plans in our new house (like I did with the lighting post). My plan was to share Valentine's decor today but we've had a really crazy week so basically, all I have done to … [Read More...]

Gray sweater gray velvet heels

The Winter Clothing Items I Wear Every Day

  This is a copycat post; a few weeks ago Amy shared the ten winter clothing items that she wears on repeat (see that post HERE), and today I'm sharing my favorites. I counted and I have more than ten--but not that many more! I sorted my clothes into mix and match outfits; I could … [Read More...]

5 Things That Make Life Easier and Better

  This is a bit of a random assortment of things I wanted to share. These are tips that are not really interesting enough to write a whole post about so I thought I'd wrap them all up together into one post. These are just the sort of things I'd share if we were sitting down having coffee, … [Read More...]

The big game: awesome ideas for your Superbowl party | 11 Magnolia Lane

Our Favorite Super Bowl Party and Recipe Ideas

I literally woke up this morning and realized that the Super Bowl is tomorrow! I don't think I've watched a NFL game in three or four years but a lot of times we will at least tune into the Super Bowl for the commercials since they are so funny and creative. We used to always host a party and it was … [Read More...]

New Paint + Lighting In Our New House

  Is it still OK if I call this my new house? We've been here 6 months, does it still count as 'new'? I still have quite a few projects ahead on my radar, so I still feel like it is new to us. I am trying to be better about sharing in-process posts, it seems the trend is to roll out … [Read More...]

Our Best Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Amy's post from Saturday really got me thinking about Valentine's Day because it is literally right around the corner and trust me, I'm still recovering from Christmas! The good news is that we have a ton of great Valentine's Day ideas from over the years, so whether you're looking for ideas for … [Read More...]

Thinking Pink for Valentine’s Day

    Can we admit this time of year can be a bit dull? This post-holiday/before spring arrives time is not really my favorite. The dark gray days and cold make me grateful there is a spring, so there is that! I am already looking forward to it.     Today I have … [Read More...]

Grapefruit Tonic Cocktail Recipe | 11 Magnolia Lane

It’s 5 O’Clock at 11 Magnolia Lane: Grapefruit Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Just in time for the weekend, I'm sharing my current favorite cocktail: grapefruit tonic! While I love a glass of wine, it never pairs well with my predisposition for migraine headaches, and I've found that the sweetness of the wine doesn't always sit well with me, either.   Last … [Read More...]

Progress + Updates in Our New Dining Room

    We have turned the six-month mark in our new house, which flew by! Building a house is like being pregnant, it seems to take FOREVER then suddenly you blink and it's been a whole year! Today, rather than waiting to be completely done with our dining room, I thought I'd share … [Read More...]

Ten Creative Closets: kids' rooms, craft rooms, offices, and linens | 11 Magnolia Lane

Ten Creative Closets for Kids, Crafting, and Linens

  When I asked some blogging friends to share their closet redos, there were a ton of great master closets (see that post here), but several of them shared great ideas for offices, craft rooms, kids' rooms, and linen closets, so today I thought I'd share those with you for some Sunday … [Read More...]

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