Easy Ways to Get Ready for Holiday Guests

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This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover. All opinions are my own. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it's the most social time of the year, too! Making memories with family and friends is one of the best parts of the holidays, and with a little pre-planning, … [Read more...]

A Season of Giving 2019

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We've taken a few years off from our A Season of Giving series, but I decided that this year was a great time to revisit it, especially since we have so many new readers who might not be familiar with it. If you're like me, you struggle to find a balance between the festive trimmings of the … [Read more...]

My Evening Routine (Day in the Life Series)

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It's time for another installment in our Day in the Life series, and today I'm going to talk about my typical evening routine. Dinner time often happens in shifts at our house; my husband and I usually eat when he gets home from work around 7pm, and then my daughter eats a light meal when she … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

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I used to be the "designated hostess" for Thanksgiving, but for the last few years we've spent it with our good friends, Scott and Becky, who used to be our next door neighbors when we lived in Savannah. When he retired from the Army, they relocated to Cary, which is only about an hour north of us. … [Read more...]

How to Easily Paint Ceilings and Stairwells Without Ladders or Scaffolding

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This post is sponsored by HomeRight. All opinions are my own. If you've been following my progress at Magnolia Cottage, then you know that I've done a TON of painting since we moved here in July. Every room has been painted, with the exception of the kitchen and laundry room (and I'm not ruling … [Read more...]

My Morning Routine (Day in the Life Series)

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Good morning and happy Monday! Today it's my turn to share my morning routine with you as part of our ongoing A Day in the Life series. Amy shared hers just a couple of weeks ago, and if you missed it you can read all about it here. As I was thinking about writing this post it hit me that my … [Read more...]

Friday Favorite Finds

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TGIF, everyone, and welcome to another installment of our Friday Favorite Finds! I originally meant for today to be a post all about what I'm reading right now, but I've only managed to read two books in the past month (can you say busy?!). That being said, I think you'll enjoy the one I'm in … [Read more...]

A Masculine Wood and Metal Bourbon Bar Cart

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Today's post is about a little corner I created in our dining room for my husband, who is a big fan of all things bourbon and has quite a large collection of brown water. We actually had three separate areas in our house where we were stashing bottles, and he never knew where to find a particular … [Read more...]

How to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency: Easy DIY

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. As you all know, I love old houses, and we've lived in quite a few over the years. Our current home, Magnolia Cottage, is over a hundred years old, and of course is full of all the quirks and … [Read more...]

Friday Favorite Finds: Fall Decor

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How's that for a title with a lot of F's? Today I was scheduling Facebook posts of our previous fall home tours; my favorite is probably Amy's fall home tour from last year (here). It got me thinking that our fall decor doesn't change that much from one year to the next. Also, we don't tend to … [Read more...]

Before and Afters From My Morpheus 8 Treatment

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This post was sponsored by Southern Pines Aesthetics & Laser Institute. All opinions are my own. Do you remember back in May, when I wrote about my IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment? {Read about it here if you missed it}  I shared before and after photos, how the procedure felt, and what … [Read more...]

Magnolia Cottage: Progress in the Downstairs Bathroom

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Today I wanted to share some of the progress I've made in the full bathroom downstairs at Magnolia Cottage. It's not done by any stretch of the imagination, but it's well underway. If you don't remember where we started, here are a few before pictures. This one is from before we moved … [Read more...]

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