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...]

Friday Favorite Finds–Back To School & Late Summer Fashion

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  It feels like FOREVER since we've done a Favorite Finds post, where we share the fun things we've seen online that are worth sharing. This is a strange time of year, if you are like me you are done with the summer clothes but it is still way too hot to think about fall. However, this time … [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...]

Getting Organized–Our Cleaning Closet

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  Earlier this summer I got on an organizing kick, usually that urge hits me in January but there were parts of our home that were starting to drive me crazy and I decided the time had come to tackle them. Creating this organized cleaning closet was the first thing I did. Summer is a good … [Read more...]

Introducing Our New Family Member & Puppy Essentials

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If you follow us on Instagram then you know that we recently adopted a puppy from a nearby animal shelter, his name is Auggie (my daughter named him after the main character in the movie Wonder). This was definitely an unexpected twist to our summer but one that has provided our family endless … [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...]

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