Good food is all the sweeter when shared with good friends.
Another amazing Savor the Season filled with beautiful & creative tables, delicious food, and friends. Erin's "grow with grace" table left me with serious succulent-envy.
Hello! Yes, I’m still here. Just feeling so grateful for having a home when nearly 8000 houses, and so many lives have been lost in the CA fires. My day was filled with minor aggravations, but I knew that although I felt frustrated I was able to come back here- our safe, warm house. My thoughts and prayers are with all who are facing such enormous losses.
Little girl is 21 months old which mean only 3 more months and she’ll be 2!! She’s such a happy girl. I feel like she went from bows to poney tails overnight! BTW she was loving those pancakes at Magnolia Table 😋 ❤️#magnoliatable#magnolia#breakfast#21months
About 7 months ago, my apartment caught on fire.
Well...the apartment below me caught on fire, sending me into the fastest “save-my-film-cameras” rush of my life.
Our home suffered so much smoke damage that I ended up leaving practically everything I owned.
I had kept telling myself I would get rid of some clothes, sell some furniture, and I guess this was one way of doing that.
Minimalism is a word that gets thrown around so often.
I don’t always think that this means you should get rid of everything you own and have an apartment fire (I’d actually highly recommend not doing this.....).
But I do think that this might mean trimming down on your stuff.
...taking a look at your closet, at your home, and asking yourself what items are not being used, what extra clutter might be causing you a little stress.
What 3 items in your home would you grab if you had a fire?
I have lots of beautiful cookbooks written by beautiful people. Collecting cookbooks is a hobby of mine, because I love the way they look in my kitchen. But here’s the secret. I don’t cook! Not even a little bit. But with Friendsgiving coming up, I have to get it together. I have to prepare and bring a side or dessert. Help! Because I’m not sure it is all easy @gwynethpaltrow but I’ll give it a try. #cookbooklove#happyfriendsgiving#thebeautifulpeople#pullupachair#magnoliatable#truerootscookbook
“I want to change my life and feel my best, but I’m just gonna wait until after the holidays.” What whaaaaaat?!? If you’re ready NOW, then let’s gets started NOW sister! You could already be down 30 lbs by the new year! 😱 That’s what I lost on these programs in two short months! 🙌🏼 I get it y’all.... money is tight around the holidays but don’t think for a minute that your health isn’t worth it! $140 is a small investment when it can change your entire life! I justified that price by simply cutting back on my food budget at first. Eating out less often, and more home cooked meals. No more stopping at Starbucks for sugar laced beverages that didn’t help me reach my health goals. Less junk food at the grocery store and no more fastfood. Guess what y’all?!? I saved us hundreds each month by making those changes and I didn’t have guilt buying my wellness program cause it was going to give my family and happier mama and wife! 💜
If you’re like me, and saving extra money is your thing, please reach out and ask me about our discount program and how you could even get your products FREE by helping a couple people join you each month! Yep! That’s what I did when I started. So drop the money excuse and let’s get you started! I can’t wait to talk with you! 😘
There are some really great chalk paints out there that you can get from amazing places like my absolute favorite store in the whole wide world, @mrs._pinkadot in Norfolk, VA! BUT what the heck do you do if you don’t have any shops like hers near you? Well, some great options are the @rustoleum and @behrpaint chalk paints at @homedepot Rustoleum comes ready to go with a handful of great colors, and Behr offers a tintable option which gives you all the color choices you would have if choosing a wall color. The best part is that both are under 20 bucks and let me tell you, you’ll be able to tackle a ton of projects with just one can! Chalk paint is awesome too, because there isn’t a whole lot of prep work involved, and for us decor mamas out there, time is of the essence 😉 Have you tried any of Home Depot’s chalk paints before?? What did you think? 👇🏿👇🏽👇🏻
I had a blast in Waco getting to attend the @restorationgateway event! They are such an amazing organization and I love the connection @lilandtess has made with them!! The private dinner @magnoliatable was AMAZING!! I loved getting to connect with the awesome souls behind @restorationgateway ❤️ And since I was in Waco I could not resist a quick trip to @magnolia 🎉. I had never been there, what a treat! I love getting to see how God is blessing that place! 🙌🏼 #restorationgateway#magnoliatable#waco#funtrip#simplykristinaleigh#lilandtess
It’s been a lonnngggg time since I have ‘introduced’ myself on here, So I figured I would do it again. .
I am the oldest of three. I have a younger brother and sister. We moved 20+ times growing up (my dad owns his own construction business) but we never moved more than a mile or two away. I was homeschooled until 8th grade, our county only has one high school and my graduating class only had 69 in it. I went to college for one year, decided I hated school and only wanted to be a stay at home mama. After working as a dental assistant for a few years, I went to South Korea for a few months teaching English to college age students (I would go back ASAP!). Upon coming back from Korea, I was introduced to my husband and we were married within 8 months of meeting. We had spent a total of 10 days face to face before getting engaged. I moved from WV to Chicago and we lived there for two years while Ryan was in nursing school. We moved back to WV after he graduated and soon after moving we found out we were expecting our oldest. The December before his birth, my grandmother passed away 1 day before her 90th birthday. That’s when the family decided someone needed to move in with grandpa and we moved in the month before our son was born. Since then our family has grown (I feel like I’ve been pregnant or nursing for the past 5 years😂), we have been paying off all of our debts and are so close to being done. Baby number 5 is due in March and our oldest will still be 5 when she’s born. My husband works as an ER nurse for two different hospitals and on his day off, he works on our eBay side business that we have selling house hold items from faucets to toilets! So much work but it will be worth it when we are out of debt! I like my coffee black and diner mugs are my weakness. We don’t have a dishwasher and I only wash the dishes if I have gloves to wear. I read Little House on the Prairie to the oldest three every night and they fall asleep while I’m reading to them. We co-sleep with all four of our kids every single night. I crave cereal when I’m pregnant and have a bowl almost every night. Christmas lights make my heart happy and I wouldn’t mind if it snowed every day. ❤️
Paint night was a success! However, I had no idea we were free handing our masterpieces. 🤭 I would’ve been terrified had I have known! 😂 Thankfully I laughed my way through it and they gave me a free beer to ease the nerves! Lol! 🍺
I can’t help it. I LOVE to bake. 🍪 When we first moved in to our new/old farmhouse our appliances were not only questionable on the inside, but we’re sparking and sitting in a huge puddle that kept appearing 🤦🏼♀️ So when we tore out the kitchen and bought new appliances I started baking and cooking more-the situation made me more grateful I suppose. Trying situations sure do lead to sweet out comes. ☺️❤️ 🧁 🍪 🥧 #bake#happiness#trial#thankful#hobby#love#family#instagood#historic#ohio#farmhouse#magnoliatable @joannagaines
Burning one of our Winter Fir candles on this chilly day. I patiently wait all year for days like this— just to wear my thick cardigan, light candles everywhere, put a hearty meal in the crock pot and turn on some soft Christmas music. (And let’s not forget to keep the hot coffee ready). I’m going to need a lot of it once I get into this whole Holiday decorating mood! 🎄🙌