About Maggie Overby:


Hello All,

I’m Maggie Overby, a New Orleans native currently living in South Carolina. I have a degree in architecture but I have become an interior design junkie and a DIY-er extraordinaire. I am also a military wife and a mom of two. Being married to the military has meant ten moves in the last fifteen years and lots of houses to put my stamp on. I am now an expert at setting up house quickly and making a house a home without a high end budget. When we moved to Germany in 2013 I decide it was time to start this blog to share my adventures with the world. Of course we’ve move again since then and are now residing in South Carolina. I’ve gone back to work full time designing and project managing kitchen and bath remodels but I’m still all about making my house my home.

If you’d like you can read the full store HERE.


About the Blog:

I look thru magazines and see beautiful thing that cost loads of money, but who is that realistic for? I have learned that there are so many beautiful things out there for a steal if you know where to look and what to do with them. That is what I want to share. I want to show you how to “do it yourself” without it looking like you did it yourself, where to find things that look (or were) expensive on the cheap, and the joys of vintage.  I want to show you my house and those of others who love beautiful things but not necessarily expensive things. I also want you to splurge once in a while but when it counts, on something you really love.

Feel free to get in touch with me via my contact page or email me directly at maggieoverby@hotmail.com

I’d love to hear from you,



Christmas Card 2012- This is pretty much how we roll. In 2012 Chuck was stationed in Egypt while I held down the fort with the kids back in Alabama.

Christmas Card 2012- This is pretty much how we roll. In 2012 Chuck was stationed in Egypt while I held down the fort with the kids back in Alabama.



  1. Lisa in AL says:

    Maggie, I’ve seen several of your beautiful homes, and the talent you possess to make them beautiful and comfortable is just amazing. I have learned so much from you and am always excited to see what you are up to next!

  2. Hi Maggie, great that you found me through BYW! Looking forward to be your classmate. Your story sounds amazing! Can’t wait to browse your blog and “get to know” you better.
    Keep in touch. xo, Katharina

  3. Hi Maggie,
    Thanks for sharing your story. Great intro. I plan on keeping in touch! see you at BYW!!

  4. Hi Maggie, I really like the colors on your blog. I especially liked your “easy DIY Terrarium” I am eager to try making this with my kids. Via-BYW!

  5. Hi Maggie,
    I found you through BYW. Thank you for sharing your story, which I find very interesting. I really like the colors on your blog (spring, isn’t it?) and your photos.

    • Hello Verna, Yes pretty much Spring, with maybe just a touch of Autumn here and there. Learning so much.
      I am so glad you stopped by for a read. I have been trying to get everything updated and running smooth.

  6. banffandcanmoreweddingplanner says:

    Love all the changes on your blog Maggie! Looking good!!

I'd love to hear what you think!