House Update and A Few Fun Decor Finds

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*new + updated photos are now included in post*   Hi everyone, I hope you had a great holiday weekend! We are getting really close to the completion of our new house, now that we are just a few weeks away from closing it seems like this interim construction period has flown by. I … [Read more...]

Amy’s Birthday

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Today is Amy's birthday, so of course I gave her the day off from blogging.  That being said, since it's May and we're at the bitter end of the school year (and they're building a new house!), I'm sure she's keeping herself busy on her "day off." Her present is going to be late...I texted her … [Read more...]

So We Moved and Are Building a New House…

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  Hi everyone, it's Amy and I have some kind of big news to share. The last month has been a bit of a whirlwind, if you follow us on Instagram that you probably have heard some of this but if you missed it, we have moved and are in the process of building a new house. Last fall we started … [Read more...]

Haven 2016 Recap

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|  At Le Bilboquet  | Phew!  We're back from our weekend in Atlanta at the Haven Conference, and of course that means one thing--laundry!  Why does one day away from home equal approximately two loads of dirty clothes? It was well worth it, though, because we never see enough of each other these … [Read more...]

Haven 2015 Recap

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So, if you've been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you know that Amy and I just spent three days in Hotlanta at the Haven Conference for DIY/home bloggers.  It was our third year there, and just like last year, I wanted to show you a few photos of our weekend. Haven is always a fun … [Read more...]

Celebrating One Year in our New House

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,  Maybe it was the joys of "tax day" but something rang a bell this week that we've now lived in this home for a year.  It seemed like forever last year as we were going through the final stages of moving, closing and actually getting back into our own home after an interim year of renting. … [Read more...]

When Life Gives You a Twist… of Lyme Disease…

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This is the post I have been trying to get the nerve up to write for almost a year. It also might be the longest post you will ever read on this blog.   I know that most of our readers visit us to see cute home decor ideas and yummy recipes, not to read about our personal issues. I promise … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Amy!

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Today is Amy's birthday, and since I was raised right, I won't tell you how old she is.  Also, I was born in the same year (although a few months LATER), so that would also be self-defeating.  However, I think it's important to mark this occasion by telling you just exactly how awesome she is. For … [Read more...]

The story of 11 Magnolia Lane

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Today we are sharing the story of 11 Magnolia Lane. I have been thinking about writing a post on the “story” behind our little blog for awhile now. I figured at some point our readers have wondered our connection or maybe the meaning behind the “11 Magnolia Lane’ title and the backstory on how we … [Read more...]

{Amy’s} Updated House Tour

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One of the nicest parts of blogging is that I have a permanent record of all the houses I have {recently} lived in. We had this home built on the coast of Virginia in a cute neighborhood on the shore of a large lake. {We were only in it less than two years, but we loved it while were there} Welcome … [Read more...]

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