Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mix & Mingle: Findlay Rowe Designs {Giveaway}

We hinted with you on Friday's post that we had a huge week for you to celebrate summer, and yesterday we kicked it off with a bang with the Summer Scoop 4 Moms Giveaway. Well we aren't done! Summer is our absolute favorite and when we say we are going to celebrate in a huge way, we mean HUGE!

Today, we are SO excited to kick off a fun new series with you - Mix & Mingle!

Mix & Mingle is all about giving you a sneak peek at some of our favorite boutiques, stores, and restaurants, but with a twist.  Who better to learn inside secrets to what is currently hot and trendy than from the owners themselves? 

The hottest coats for Fall, the dreamiest cocktail to serve at your wedding, the latest health tips - we'll Mix & Mingle to give you all the info you need straight from those in the know. 


Kicking off the series for us is one of our favorite local boutiques - Findlay Rowe Designs. We absolutely adore these ladies and their fabulous gift boutique. It oozes southern charm from the moment you walk through the door, and we know you will love getting to know them. 

Findlay Rowe Designs is owned and operated by Audrey and Barbara - sisters who also happen to be best friends. They are a fun, fashionable, and an extremely talented duo.

With over 25 years of experience in the entertaining, wedding, and floral design industries, it comes as no surprise that their gift boutique, located in Roswell, GA, is filled with fabulous from floor to ceiling.

Not only do these ladies stay on top of the current trends in home, decor, and fashion - they have enough children to keep them in check when it comes to all things "in". These savvy moms even taught us a thing or two when it came to taking a selfie. Next time you pop in their store ask them to teach you the "skinny arm" pose. :)

Aside from their obvious gift of style, Audrey and Barbara like to promote giving back to the community that supports them. At every purchase you can opt to round up to the next dollar to donate to a local charity. At the end of the month, Findlay Rowe will match the donations made. Each month a new charity is selected by their customers so make sure you cast your vote for a cause near and dear to your heart!

And just for fun - we know the Findlay Rowe ladies were meant to be our friends when we learned they have their very own CarrieBeth on staff! 

Walking around the store, you have to reel yourself in. It is jam packed with amazing goodies. From home decor to gifts to date night attire - Findlay Rowe has it all! We could spend all day lavishing over all the fabulous items Barbara and Audrey have hand picked for their boutique. Every time we visit the gift shop there are new unique items to browse and tons of great seasonal merchandise. 

Check out some of our favorite finds...

We love our peachy perfect state, and Findlay Rowe has a ton of fun hometown goodies sprinkled throughout the store. Our farmhouse loving hearts swooned over this fabulous galvanized tin tray. 

They offer a wide selection of decorative throw pillows from some of our favorite designers - MudPie, Lilly Pulitzer and Cat Studio just to name a few. 

(Pardon us as we pause to say "GO DAWGS!")

Everywhere you turn there is a fabulous surprise, and we quickly realized we literally could give something for any event we had coming up. Birthday's, graduation, hostess gifts - everything could be taken care of in one visit. How fun would these Hit the Hay pillow cases be for your little one's next sleep over? SO cute!

The women's section is absolutely amazing, and is filled with darling options for any occasion. Dresses, jewelry, shoes, and accessories tastefully decorate a large amount of the space and we literally swooned over everything. 

And this tank top cracked us up! How perfect is it?!? :)

There is also a fantastic baby and child section - perfect for shower gifts, celebrating the arrival of baby, or a little something to celebrate a little one's birthday. The highly popular (and wonderfully soft) Jelly Cat line is one of our favorites. Baby Cute highly recommends this precious little lamb available. 

And we couldn't resist. :) 

We could go on and on and on. Literally everywhere you turn there is another item you fall in love with. Our husbands might revoke our Amex's next time we visit.

With school wrapping up and the official start of summer underway, we asked the ladies to give us a little insight into what would be summer's hottest must-haves. 


A stylish, yet functional pool bag. 

These Scout bags are the absolute best bags to accompany you along your summer adventures. They are durable, have tons of pockets, are easy to clean, and are seriously so stinkin' cute!

The ladies informed us that the bigger Scout totes are the most popular. After testing one out ourselves, we couldn't agree more. Being able to carry everything you need for the day in one organized spot is a mom's dream! 

Summer's second must have - keeping your drink cool and your drinkware cooler!

Summer is bright, fun, and cheery - so, why not make your drink make your mood? One of summer's hottest trends is making your drink look just as stylish as you. 

The drink cup that is flying off the shelves - the Corkcicle! Barbara informed us that they can't keep these colorful stainless steel canteens in stock. They come in a wide variety of fun colors and sizes, and Barbara said, "For a personalized touch, just add a monogram!" 
Now you're speaking our language! 

Speaking of keeping your drink cold these fun Lilly Pulitzer neoprene koozies are definitely one of summer's must haves. Fun, stylish and easy to throw in your beach bag - the perfect addition to the must have list.   

Casual and fun southern style is the way to go this summer!
Brands like Southern Tide, Simply Southern, MudPie, and Southern Cross are dominating the closets of fashionable ladies everywhere. 

From the fun shifts to the easy cover-ups to colorful tees, life in the south is all about making your fashion comfortable and chic. 

Keeping things light, breezy and fun allows you to battle those hot and humid temps while still maintaining a lovely sense of style. 

Serving up entertainment in style!

Summer is filled with tons of fun events and holidays. From hosting pool parties to impromptu BBQs to Fourth of July celebrations (and everything in between) the ladies of Findlay Rowe say the Coton Colors line is a must have for entertaining in effortless style.

Audrey and Barbara walked us through the fun line of colorful platters, serving ware, vases, and picture frames with interchangeable theme plates. 

There is literally a plate for any occasion, making these useful for year round celebrations, but we loved seeing all of the fun summer options!

Comfy footwear is a must! 

Whether making multiple trips across the pool deck, spending your summer afternoons watching little league baseball, or traveling to your next vacation destination - you want your feet to be cool and cozy.

The ladies shared with us that these Southern Tide flip flops are one of their favorite finds (and Jen agrees!).

They also felt that FitKicks were the perfect travel shoe, with it's multi-purpose functionality.  Both great for making for a long trek through the airport as well as doing yoga on the beach, FitKicks are ones to pack in your suitcase this summer.

Keep sand out of those drinks!

Headed to the beach this summer? 
This monogrammed beach spike is the perfect way to keep sand where it belongs - off your drink! 
They make for the perfect gift for beach trips, girls getaways, bachelorette parties and more. 

Sunglasses are a must - and sunglass accessories are a must have!

These super cute and stylish "Frockies" make the must have list for summer. 
How CUTE are these???
These trendy southern inspired croakies from High Tide Clothing, with their adorable patterns and fun bow tie back, are a huge trend for the summer.

These are just a few of the preppy patterns available, and such a stylish way to keep your favorite pair of sunglasses safe for the summer. 

Summer reading!

What would summer be with out some fun books added to your reading list? There are a ton of great book options available, but we thought this little series was hilarious, and just what us mamas need to read after a grueling school year. 

Now that you've learned about some of summer's hottest trends, our lovely friends at Findlay Rowe wanted to continue the summer celebration with a fun giveaway! One lucky reader will be able to celebrate summer with this fabulous bag of goodies (a $125 value)! 

Included in the giveaway: 
Deano Scout Bag in Flamingo Road
 "Life is a Party in the South" tank by Simply Southern
"Hubba Hubba Meet Me at the Beach" Set of Lilly Pulitzer tumblers
Beach Spike in Aqua
Pair of FitKicks in Fuchsia/Orange

Two ways to win: (1) Leave a comment below, 
(2) Hop over to Instagram for an additional way to win!
Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, May 31st. All entries will be verified. Must be 18 years or older, and a U.S. resident. Winner must contact us at themagnoliamamas@gmail.com to claim prize within 48hours or another winner will be drawn.

Good luck everyone!!! We hope you enjoyed our Mix & Mingle kick off! Be sure to stop in and say hi to the ladies of Findlay Rowe Designs, and celebrate all summer long in style!

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  1. These are perfect for the summer.. The scout bag would make a perfect diaper bag for our new summer addition!!!

  2. I love everything in this bag. What a great giveaway!

  3. So many cute things! I want to visit this boutique!

  4. Love all these products. I'd feel so lucky if I were to win! :)

  5. So cute!!! I want everything!!! I mean serious... The cuteness

  6. Adorable. I need to visit this store! Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. such a cute store, I must visit on my next " don't know what you need till you see it" shopping tour!

  8. Such a cute store! I love their wide selection and it's truly a one stop shop for summer accessories!

  9. Thank you for the tour of that sweet store! I've purchased my planner there in the past, and absolutely love it

  10. This store looks amazing and I can't wait to visit! I love absolutely everything in you showed, especially the giveaway!!!

  11. This looks like the sweetest store- just wish I lived in GA to visit in person!! I'll definitely be stalking their website for some good finds! This giveaway is so fun- would LOVE to win for a kick off to summer and my birthday! :)

  12. I love everything. Way to please a Southern gal!

  13. What fun items! Makes me excited for summer!

  14. this is awesome. thanks!

    - judith

  15. My favorite store and owners!!

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  17. Such great products! I especially love the tank that says Wifey Mamma Boss...since my last name is Boss is it very fitting!! Entered on instagram @kathleenmcdo

  18. Such great products! I especially love the tank that says Wifey Mamma Boss...since my last name is Boss is it very fitting!! Entered on instagram @kathleenmcdo

  19. this is the most fun summer giveaway ever!!!!!

  20. What an amazing giveaway and great products!

  21. I love tank, i think it's creative. Thanks for the opportunity

  22. Love this list! Mama needs a new bag of goodies!

  23. Great selection of summer goodies and one awesome store. They are some amazing sweet ladies and give great customer service!!!!

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  25. What a perfect summer kick-off!

  26. Oooh hope I win! Cute blog and thanks for all the ideas around the shop! They have the cutest most darling things!!!!


  27. So glad I found your blog! Thanks for all of the great tips. This giveaway is perfect for summer!

  28. Great tips for shopping @ a great place!

  29. Beautiful store and fun giveaway! Perfect summer bag!

  30. Oh my GOLLY!!! The South charmed my socks right off! I loved the people, the pace, the food and the scenery! This store, these women and these products are the epitome of why I loved/love it! Next time I find myself in Sweet 'Georgia On My Mind' I am going to pop in and say hi!!

  31. Awesome giveaway!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

  32. My daughter would love any and all of it. Fantastic post. Great photos... looking good!

  33. 'OMGoodness! So many awesome things! My daughter has asked to have a sleepover for her birthday this year, so I think that pillow needs to come to our house!

  34. Everything in this looks so awesome, I totally want to win! :)


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