making the most out of the mess


When we decided to do a little sprucing up in the kitchen, I never thought that it would turn into a few weeks of no stove! At first it didn't seem so bad, but it beginning to become a bit stressful and I feel like I am running a 3 ring circus trying to figure out how to cook with no stove/oven. Last night, I  boiled pasta on our griddle! Yes, the griddle. I told y'all I was having to get creative. 

Our kitchen in the heart of our home. Literally, it is in the center of our home, so we are constantly going through the kitchen. The mess is starting to get to me, and I had to find some semblance of our clean, fully functional kitchen. 


I have had a cabinet on this wall for a while now. And when I first moved it here it was great in theory, but as only time could tell, it was more of a mess than a solution. The top of the cabinet seemed almost impossible to keep clean. It was like clutter just magically found itself there every time I would clean it off. Along with the clutter it attracted, it also stopped the flow of traffic through the kitchen and made our smallish kitchen feel even smaller!!

There was much thought about the function that this part of the kitchen needed to have. The cabinet did house a good amount of dishes and other kitchen items, but they weren't ones that were used very often. So, it was like this cabinet was just taking up extra square footage.





I didn't want to leave this wall bare, but I wanted to find a way to use it that was best for our family. After a little bit of scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram, I quickly realized that I was drawn to the look of the peg hooks. And the container store came through! 





I already had this sign and my aprons hanging on the wall, but now I love that I have my constantly used cleaning supplies within reach. Home cleaning supplies that are also pretty to look at is one thing I firmly believe in! Most of these items were Amazon or Home Goods finds. 



Just a mini sidebar! I have The Laundress all purpose cleaning solution in the spray bottle on the left of the photo above. One bottle lasts me about a week to a week and a half, but the amazing thing is that a little squirt of the concentrate is all you need! Mixed with some hot water, of course. I've ditched all the mrs meyers products and solely use this to clean pretty much every square inch of the house! 


It is truly wonderful when something comes together so well! The dresser is going back in our guest room and still houses some of our dining and serveware, but now we have better functionality and flow in our kitchen! 

w e l c o m e

I want to welcome you all to the new a mrs among magnolias. I have been taking some time to think about what impact I want to have on the blog world, and most importantly what I want to say and what I feel I am called to say. 

I have spent so much time setting pretty table setting and trying to make my home look perfect that those spaces became unused. When the table is set perfectly, it seldom gets used and enjoyed the way a good dining room table should be used. The other day, we were having dinner on paper plates with my parents, when my dad accidentally flung a piece of his chicken across the table. Jokingly, I made a remark that a messy table is a well loved table. As those words came out of my mouth, I had to think that there is more truth and substance to that phrase than I was giving it in that moment. 

Yes, this table does see dinners on fancy plates and pretty settings. But the dinners that have the most substance are the ones made out of love, not perfection. 


My life isn't all about setting a table or decorating a home or even a gift guide. My life is about being a wife, a homemaker and Lord willing one day a mother. I take my calling as a wife to my husband very seriously, but that wouldn't be possible without being the bride of Christ first.

I want to share my messy imperfect life here, not my staged home. I have spent countless hours and dollars making my home perfect for a photo. And all that has come from that was discontentment and frustration.

I want to share my real life. I enjoy cooking and cleaning and serving my husband to the best of my abilities. I love hosting friends and family. And I do all of this imperfectly, but by the grace of God it is made beautiful. I want to share that here.


I hope and pray that my words would speak to you in whatever phase of life you are in. I hope I can show you Hi grace and hospitality.  Most of all, I hope that I can show you God, working in my life.

So, welcome to the new A Mrs Among Magnolias, where house meets home!

w e l c o m e

I want to welcome you all to the new a mrs among magnolias. I have been taking some time to think about what impact I want to have on the blog world, and most importantly what I want to say and what I feel I am called to say. 

I have spent so much time setting pretty table setting and trying to make my home look perfect that those spaces became unused. When the table is set perfectly, it seldom gets used and enjoyed the way a good dining room table should be used. The other day, we were having dinner on paper plates with my parents, when my dad accidentally flung a piece of his chicken across the table. Jokingly, I made a remark that a messy table is a well loved table. As those words came out of my mouth, I had to think that there is more truth and substance to that phrase than I was giving it in that moment. 

Yes, this table does see dinners on fancy plates and pretty settings. But the dinners that have the most substance are the ones made out of love, not perfection. 


My life isn't all about setting a table or decorating a home or even a gift guide. My life is about being a wife, a homemaker and Lord willing one day a mother. I take my calling as a wife to my husband very seriously, but that wouldn't be possible without being the bride of Christ first.

I want to share my messy imperfect life here, not my staged home. I have spent countless hours and dollars making my home perfect for a photo. And all that has come from that was discontentment and frustration.

I want to share my real life. I enjoy cooking and cleaning and serving my husband to the best of my abilities. I love hosting friends and family. And I do all of this imperfectly, but by the grace of God it is made beautiful. I want to share that here.


I hope and pray that my words would speak to you in whatever phase of life you are in. I hope I can show you Hi grace and hospitality.  Most of all, I hope that I can show you God, working in my life.

So, welcome to the new A Mrs Among Magnolias, where house meets home!