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...]

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...]

How to Clean a Single-Cup (Keurig) Coffee Maker

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This post is sponsored by Wagner. All opinions are 100% my own.  We are deadly serious about our coffee around here. Those of you who have been following us for awhile know that you'll find a coffee maker and an espresso machines on my kitchen counter, plus all the accompanying … [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...]

Final Updates to my Home Office

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This post is sponsored by Walmart. I am back to show off the final update in my home office, last week I showed you the new art on the wall. Since then I added this pretty gray velvet settee to the spot underneath the artwork.     I'd wanted to add some seating in here, while … [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...]

Our Trip to Richmond, Travel Essentials & News About Something New!

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  Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are having a relaxing day. Today we have a post recapping our recent trip to Richmond together and we also have a fun announcement about something new we're going to be doing.     At one point over the summer Christy and I typically … [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...]

A Review of the Dyson DP01 Air Purifier + Fan

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This post is sponsored by eBay, but all opinions are 100% my own.   I’ve mentioned this quite often, but our family is very brand loyal to Dyson. Case and point is our DC07 upright vacuum cleaner that we’ve had since--wait for it-- 2003! | They don’t even sell the DC07 anymore but … [Read more...]

The Best Graduation Gift Ideas

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  Last night we attended a graduation party for the seniors at the school my son graduated from last year--and by the way, I can hardly believe it's been a year! The setting was the most perfect backyard in Pinehurst, that belongs to our friends Mark and Kathie: | Read more about last … [Read more...]

Before and Afters From My IPL Treatment

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This post was sponsored by Southern Pines Aesthetics & Laser Institute. All opinions are my own. One of my New Year's resolutions was to do a better job of taking care of myself, which is kind of a huge task because that includes everything from getting more sleep, to exercising, to eating … [Read more...]

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