Magnolia Cottage: 2019 Fall Home Tour

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It's fall home tour time, friends! Today I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life and 29 other talented bloggers; we participate in Marty's tour each season and it's always one of our favorite series. I will admit that I've been stressing a bit about sharing my tour since we've only lived in … [Read more...]

Magnolia Cottage: Black and White Painted Steps

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Do you remember the "before" pictures of the stairs at Magnolia Cottage? They were super groovy, with a colorful pattern painted by a local artist. It was pretty, but you can see how over the years the chips and dings weren't repaired (it would be pretty hard to patch, wouldn't … [Read more...]

A Day In the Life 2019: Christy

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I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Welcome to Day One of my very favorite series--"A Day in the Life." This is our third year of teaming up with a fabulous group of bloggers and asking them to share how a normal day flows for them. Every year, I come away with great new ideas to … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites: What I’m Reading

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I had quite a bit of time to get caught up on my reading over the summer. As most of you know, I moved us from one home to another with the help of moving men on just one day. The rest of the time I took a million (ok, maybe fifty) loads of stuff over to the new house in my car. I also painted seven … [Read more...]

My Favorite New Cleaning Tool

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This post was sponsored by iRobot®. All opinions are my own. I am super excited about today's sponsored post, because it's for a product that I have been dying to try for quite some time, and it turns out that I love it even more than I thought I would! When we moved into Magnolia Cottage … [Read more...]

Magnolia Cottage: The Breakfast Room & Den

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I partnered with Walmart on this post. All opinions are my own. Today I'm excited to share another room in our Magnolia Cottage with you--it's our breakfast room/sunroom/den/home office. When I shared the living room with you a few weeks ago, you got a peek at it through the French doors that … [Read more...]

Friday Favorite Finds – Favorite Bathing Suits

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  We are currently spending a long weekend at the beach; it's our last vacation before the kids go back to school at the end of the month. It's also actually our first vacation of the summer since if you remember, my kids were both away for the summer and my husband was deployed overseas … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life (August) – Christy

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One of the things that Amy and I decided to do when we met up in Richmond last month was start writing our "A Day in the Life" posts on a monthly basis, because you guys always seem to like them. Not that our lives are that interesting--the opposite, in fact!!--but it is aways fun to read about … [Read more...]

Magnolia Cottage: The Living Room

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As most of you know, July was all about moving, unpacking, and painting at Magnolia Cottage. So far, I've painted seven rooms, the stairs, and the front porch floor (my hand literally hurts from all of that painting!), but everything is coming along so nicely and I really love the charm of this … [Read more...]

How to Refresh a Mailbox With Paint and Vinyl

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When we moved into our new (old) Magnolia Cottage a few weeks ago, I had a to-do list a mile long. Now it's only a half-mile long, but there are still dozens of small projects that make a big difference. One example is the mailbox refresh that our mailbox needed. It took just a few minutes but … [Read more...]

The Front Porch at Magnolia Cottage

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This post is sponsored by HomeRight. All opinions are my own. As you all know, I've been in our new (old) house for a few weeks now, and I've been painting pretty much everything. So far, I've painted six rooms, the mailbox, the front porch swing, the stairs, and the front porch. The front porch … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Entertaining Ideas

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This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover. All opinions are my own. We are in the middle of the dog days of summer and it's as hot as can be right now! When it comes to summer entertaining, the key is to keep things simple and casual, and if you have access to a pool, … [Read more...]

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