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...]

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...]

Recent Amazon Favorite Things

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  Today we're reluctantly getting back into the swing after our spring break trip then celebrating Easter yesterday, it all went by so quickly.  I am debating writing up a post about our trip, I haven't decided yet, though if you follow us on Instagram you saw some of it already in … [Read more...]

Our Spring Porch Refresh (Amy’s New Home)

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  I recently gave you all an update on the progress we've made inside our home over the nine months we've lived here,  but now that we've had a bit of nice weather I have started to turn my attention to the exterior of the home. This week I completed a quick refresh of our front porch with … [Read more...]

How to Mix and Match Kitchen or Dining Chairs

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  As you may remember from last week, I updated a vintage cane bench and am using it at our kitchen table as banquette-style seating: That got me thinking about how I've mixed and matched my seating arrangements around my table for quite some time, and I thought it might be worth … [Read more...]

5 Things That Make Life Easier and Better

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  This is a bit of a random assortment of things I wanted to share. These are tips that are not really interesting enough to write a whole post about so I thought I'd wrap them all up together into one post. These are just the sort of things I'd share if we were sitting down having coffee, … [Read more...]

Ten Essential Items to Combat Winter Colds and Flu

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  It's that time of year, and while I hope none of you are laid low by the virus du jour, it's always best to be prepared.  Since I'm currently sitting in bed with my laptop, coughing and sniffling (and NOT putting away Christmas decorations!), today I thought I'd share my must-have sickroom … [Read more...]

The Top Beauty Sellers on Amazon (Most Less Than $20) for 2018

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I came across this roundup and thought it was really fun (and interesting!). As usual, I am wondering how we ever got along without Amazon? These products below are the top sellers for the year on Amazon in the beauty category, some of them I had to try for myself once I read the list. I thought I'd … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Clean–The SteamMachine Elite

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This post is sponsored by The HomeRight Company, all opinions are my own.     I am so excited to introduce to you all the new flagship in the HomeRight SteamMachine line, the SteamMachine Elite! We get to give away one of these fantastic machines to one lucky reader too, so be … [Read more...]

What to Wear & Bring This Holiday Season

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One of our most popular posts in November was the What to Wear, Bring, Eat and Drink for Thanksgiving post so I thought I'd reprise it for the Christmas holidays. Since this time of takes on a life of itself and lasts for weeks (including parties etc) I am going to break it up into two posts and … [Read more...]

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