The Royal Wedding Breakfast

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Did you watch it? Did you LOVE her dress {sigh}...what a fun morning, even if you had to get up super early to see it happen live. We had the best time at our "Royal Wedding Breakfast."  It was fun to watch it and share our memories of Diana's wedding, and compare our thoughts and observation on … [Read more...]

Coming Events–A Wedding and A Baby Shower

The Royal Wedding Party Invitation

Tomorrow is the big day, how can you not want to watch the Royal Wedding? We are so excited we are throwing a "watching" breakfast here at Magnolia Lane.  (Update:  Click {here} to read the post about the party) I loved these side-by-side engagement photos I found of the two Royal … [Read more...]

Personalized Stationery Giveaway!

Personalized Stationery with a Name & (Optional) Quote at the bottom

Just in time for Mother's Day we are hosting a personalized stationery giveaway here at Magnolia lane from my design business, www.gracepaperie.com. The giveaway is for 15 custom designed cards and envelopes in the color or text of your choosing. I can also add a quote at the bottom of the … [Read more...]

Pink Cupcake Birthday Party

Goodie Bags

  I am so excited to post our first Event-tastic Party.  This party is extra special to me because it was created for my niece's 3rd birthday by my incredibly talented sister, Tracy.  My sister is one of the most creative people I know.  She has created her own line of note cards & … [Read more...]

Submit your Event!

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While we consider 11 Magnolia Lane to be a "lifestyle" blog--meaning we try not to fall exclusively into any one niche of decorating, cooking, events etc.-- with two of the three main contributors being in the event industry its only natural we deal a lot with parties. So, Terry and I have been … [Read more...]

Home & Garden Tour

This is just the garage/guest house, wait until you see the rest.

Yesterday was a fabulous girls day. Terry & I and our friend Lydia, went on the Garden & Home Tour here in our area. As Terry was the smart girl who remembered her good camera, she will have to follow-up with the good pictures. But here is just a taste of what I caught with my phone. The … [Read more...]

Outside Entertaining Rack

Baker's rack spray painted with a bright color and used as a bar during a party!

See the summer "Girls' Night Out" party I hosted using this drink bar on the porch {here}. This baker's rack has been sitting in my garage covered with junk for many years. I have even tried to give it away, but there weren't any takers (no surprise). It came to us from a "discount" store, we had … [Read more...]

Builder Kitchen Island Makeover

The "After", So much better...

  While I never loved my builder cabinets, I especially hated the fake looking wood on my very standard kitchen island. So, a few years back I took a paint brush to my island thinking I might eventually redo all the cabinets. Well, life happened {and my third child} and my kitchen island … [Read more...]

The Yummiest Raspberry Martini Recipe

raspberry martini recipe

Here it is! As promised, and served at my recent Dinner Party. These drinks are yummy, but first I must tell you: Here is what you will need: A martini shaker Ice (preferably crushed) Raspberry Vodka Razz-ma-tazz or other raspberry liquor Sour Mix (not "sweet & sour" mix) Squeeze of fresh … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Tag Printable

Printable Easter bunny tags for goodie bags

  I know I promised the Raspberry Martini Recipe--and its coming!  I meant to post it for you Saturday so in case anyone wanted to "shake" some up that night, but our lives have been thrown into total chaos as we had to have our kitchen floor tile completely pulled out and replaced in the … [Read more...]

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