The Magnolia Story

Book to put on your radar!

Looking for a book to inspire you in multiple ways and to get you out of funk of not seeing the good things in life? This book is a great read to get you inspired for any future endeavors you are considering but haven’t gotten the motivation to start or continue. This book gets you thinking about ways to work on goals that were on hold. Most people have dreams that they lost sight of and need something to reignite that desire and this book will do just that.

Not only does this book get you thinking about goals and or your career, but it gets you thinking about love and other things in life. What real and true love is. What family is all about and not in a pretentious, know it all way. Chip and Joanna feel like people you have known all of your life. All-American sweethearts, but more than anything genuine, loving, caring, and hard working people that can relate to any race, nationality, anyone.

If you are looking for a book to really move you or someone you love this is a number pick!


Summoning the Designer in All of us

Whether you are in a studio, loft, apartment, condo, townhouse, or house we all have some decorating to do! Maybe we solicit the helped of loved ones, an interior decorator, stylist, etc. but coming up with your own ideas or ideas from others with our own spin can look just as good and be just as fun. Making a place your home and welcoming to friends and family is a wonderful thing. When we were are not at work, traveling, busy with life our time at home is when we make memories that we will remember forever and when we actually get to unwind and breathe. Attached you will find some blogs to check out for room design ideas. Have fun!

Creating a Welcoming Home Around the Holidays


Having guests over for the holidays and looking for ways to make their stay more comfortable? Attached is a link for some awesome decor and room ideas to make your friends or families stay more comfortable and inviting.

Essential Oils

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New to essential oils and what does what? Check out this list for some information on what these different essential oils do. Maybe you want to purchase a few for yourself to help you with headaches, muscle pain, or alertness. Maybe you are thinking of a stocking stuffer or small gift to give someone, a few bottles of essential oil bottles may be the perfect gift!

Treadmill Challenge!

AARC Cardio and Weight Room Scenes

This workout is for a runner that can run about a 10 minute mile and is also no stranger to high intensity sprints. Especially if you are looking for some variety for your running and, or treadmill routine. If you find this routine too easy amp up at the incline 1 to 5 grades. If you find it too difficult change the speeds slightly for example 5.0 to 5.4 instead of 5.5, 5.5 to 5.9 instead of 6.0, and 7.0 to 7.9 instead of 8.0 mph. Try this routine 3 to 4 days a week for weight loss and cardiovascular improvements. If you are a beginner try to 1 to 2 days a week and if your intermediate try 2 to 4 days a week. Advanced try 3 to 5 days a week. Remember to incorporate a day off in between if possible!

Bold Color Combos for Your Home

I love HGTV, decorating, putting my own style and flair together for my home. Bold color combinations can make a room pop. I loved the new color pairings that are trending this summer. They are fun and a great foundation for a rooms color scheme. Also a great way to get you thinking outside of the box! Happy decorating!