Getting Healthy–Whole 30, Clean Eating & The AIP Protocol

A collection of recipes and eating plan with menus for the Paleo Autoimmune Protocal diet.

I thought about titling this post “Getting in Shape Before Memorial Day” because let’s be honest, that would also be applicable! It’s been a VERY long winter, one that called for quite a few carbs and more than a little chocolate to push through. #amiright?

I am so glad I promised you all in this post that I was going to embark on a Whole 30 eating plan this spring, it made me feel obligated to just jump into it even though I have been procrastinating :). While I did a similar diet last spring but didn’t blog about it, this year I thought I’d share my journey for those of you who might be motivated to join in for the next month {with an extra week or two for good measure} leading up to summer. I am only so-concerned with bathing suit season, this is much more important for my health and general well-being, but whatever your motivation is, getting healthier is always a good thing! Click Here to Read More

Simply on Sunday

Happy Sunday!  I meant to get this posted earlier, but the weekend has passed by in a blur. Don't they always?! The photo above is from the lake house where we were fortunate enough to spend Friday night with extended family.  Connor and I were visiting Clemson as he finalized his college … [Read More...]

Easy, Affordable & Fun Spring Outfits

  As I have mentioned, most of my warm-weather wardrobe is packed away in boxes and stored until we move into our new house, I didn't really think about needing warm weather clothes in our haste to pack last winter. The warm temperatures we had last week (which sure didn't stick around long) … [Read More...]

DIY organic face cream recipe with essential oils | 11 Magnolia Lane

DIY Organic Face Cream Recipe with Essential Oils

It's been so wild around here lately that I've barely had time to clean my house, much less do any fun projects.  In fact, I take that back--I haven't had time to clean my house. Life has been oh-so-busy with all the "lasts" of my son's senior year of high school and all of the piles of paperwork … [Read More...]

Simply on Sunday

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a nice weekend. It has been gorgeous here in Virginia this weekend, dare we hope that the world's longest winter is finally coming to an end? I snapped this picture on my walk earlier this week. While living in a temporary rental home has some challenges, I knew … [Read More...]

Spring Porch Inspiration

Decorating Ideas for Outdoor Porches and Seating Areas

As best I can tell, we're at the tail end of pollen season here in North Carolina, which means it's time to pressure wash all the outdoor furniture and get ready to enjoy the outdoors again. In honor of the sunny days and iced tea that will soon be enjoyed on the porch, I thought I'd share a … [Read More...]

A classically styled master bedroom on a budget

Master Bedroom Inspiration for Our New House

    Before I talk about my design plans for the master bedroom in our new home, did you go to Target and see the Opal House line? I actually drove 20 minutes away to our larger Target (the closest one is under construction and everything is in a different place right now, talk … [Read More...]

How to DIY Wood Prayer Beads for Decoration

  This is such an easy project, it almost doesn't need a tutorial but I thought I'd share how I made my own set of prayer beads with you all today.     I have been seeing these pretty bead garlands all over Instagram and in home decor pictures and knew it would be nice … [Read More...]

Friday Favorite Finds

Happy Friday, friends!  I'm finishing up a hair-on-fire kind of week with a quick trip out to Kansas to see my husband and wish him a very happy birthday.  They are calling for frigid cold and precipitation, so maybe I'll stop complaining about the pollen here in North Carolina, because it could … [Read More...]

Our New Loft Area with Furniture from Article.com

  I have a really fun room to show you today. The pictures you are seeing were taken in our current rental home (as our new home is still under construction) but this will all be part of the future loft area in our new house. I am excited to have a small bit of the decor for our new home … [Read More...]

Life Lately–Spring Break + A House Update + Coming Soon…

Happy day after Easter friends! We didn't post yesterday because we were enjoying time with family and friends and celebrating Easter but I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I thought I'd just give a general life update in today's post---there has been quite a bit going on in my life … [Read More...]

Spring kitchen in a 100-year-old cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

Our Spring Kitchen

If you visited my home tour a few weeks ago (see it here), then you saw a few shots of my kitchen.  It's definitely compact, which makes it hard to photograph, but it's been nicely updated with new cabinets and granite countertops. Yes, I have to store a bunch of my cooking implements … [Read More...]

Beautiful Spring Tables Tour–An Easter Tablescape

    We are joining up with our friend Tammy from Pink Peppermint Design again this month for the Beautiful Spring Tables Tour, you may remember last month I shared my blush Master Bedroom for the Rooms We Love tour with this same group. If you are visiting us from Little Bits of … [Read More...]

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