Sunday, March 9, 2014


Well hey there! Welcome to my little spot in the sand, The Sandy Magnolia. If you love glitter, bright colors, and have a love for anything remotely Pintrest-worthy, you have come to the right place my friends.
Where have my manners gone! Lets starts out with an quick intro about myself. My name is Mary Frances Donnelly, just call me Mary Fran, and I am a junior in college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am a military kid who has moved from place to place, until finally finding my home for nearly 10+ years on the islands of Hawaii. I am a southern belle at heart, my Momma is from Georgia, and an island girl, my dad is from Hawaii, on the daily. I combine my love for stand-up paddleboarding, drinking from mason jars, snacking on shave-ice, and sayin "Y'all" in all my sentences by mushing it all into my daily lifestyle. This Blog is my way of showing that you can combine two places from opposites sides of the world, and create a perfect combo: The Sandy Magnolia.
My complete obsession: Alex and Ani bracelets
As y'all can probably see, I am not one to shy away from color, and this scarf is no exception. This gorgeous gal is a Lilly Pulitzer Murfee scarf and is specifically for the state of Georgia. I fell in love with it because it shows all of the gorgeous parts of Georgia in such a cute way. Its the perfect accessory, and always puts a smile on my face!
Later Gators,
 Mary Fran


  1. Great job Mary Fran! Looking forward to more great things from you!

  2. Yay, Mary Fran!! Love this! I'll be praying for you as you begin this new endeavor!!
    Love you! Aunt Judy

  3. A bright and cheerful start to your blog. Love it already.

  4. Hellloooo my sweet Georgia Peach livin' the island life. I am so proud of you. Juice on!