Hello! I’m Renee Dobbs and Magnolia Days is about my experiences with food, wine, gardening, and things both big and small in my life. The posts on this blog are mainly recipes ranging from super healthy to completely indulgent. I’ll share it if I like it. There is an occasional wine review or gardening feature.
I am a self-proclaimed Domestic Goddess who loves to eat, drink, and dig in the dirt. My prior background is over 20 years in customer service ranging from administrative to management in the fields of food (grocery), printing, and distribution. I’m not a chef, sommelier, or horticulturalist. I’m a home cook, wine lover, and hobby gardener.
I was born in metro-Atlanta and have lived in the same area all my life. I’ve had the great pleasure of traveling since I was very young and visited many places in the US and abroad. I speak some German yet seem to get rustier with it by the minute.
I am happily married and have a very spoiled whippet. I had 3 whippets when I started this blog back in 2011. That’s why there are 3 whippet silhouettes in my blog header. Sadly, I lost those 3 sweet hounds in 2015. Then a puppy captured my heart in early 2016.
Oh, and you can keep up even more of my adventures on social media. You’ll know it’s me when you see this photo of me peeking in from the side next to gorgeous dahlias. Some folks have asked if it is my garden. I wish it was. However, the photo was taken at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. Note how those big pink dahlias are in my blog header too.
I’m always on the hunt for the next tasty recipe to make, delicious wine to taste, new restaurant to try, beautiful flower to plant, and nice place to visit. I invite you follow along as I share my journey and discoveries. Take a look around to see what I’ve shared over the years. I hope you enjoy what you find here on Magnolia Days and will come back soon. Cheers!
A couple of shout-outs are in order. One is to my talented friend Terry of TBG Design who brilliantly created my blog header and logo. The other is to Mickey and his team at Green Mellen Media who did my blog design plus keep it running and up-to-date with their incredible maintenance plan.