Archives for November 2011

***PSA Essentials Custom Stamp Giveaway***

(edit: this giveaway has now ended) Just in time for gift-giving or Christmas cards, we are GIVING AWAY a PSA Essentials Custom Stamp...these add such a nice touch to letters, cards or even (ugh) bills. And, they are completely customizable with your name, address or monogram. Thanks to the new … [Read more...]

A Season of Giving; 24 days of Acts of Kindness

Over the past few years Christmas has taken on a life of its own in our home.  I’ve have to admit that I have gotten caught up in all the hustle and bustle of the holiday that I find myself extremely stressed out by mid- December.  I am not sure if the stress comes from all the buying, spending, … [Read more...]

Making Christmas Meaningful

Today Lydia of Bless This Mess Organizing is joining us today here at 11 Magnolia Lane to share some ideas about keeping the real meaning in Christmas. I know I struggle with this as much as anyone else, and I (along with my co-bloggers, Christy & Terry) have made a commitment to do better this … [Read more...]

Pillow Winner & Peppermint Inspiration Board

Just a little holiday inspiration to get you in the mood! {scroll down to see who won our pillow giveaway!} AND WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNER (via random number generator) OF OUR CHRISTMAS PILLOW GIVEAWAY IS.... Kim who said: "Love, love, love!!! I would use them on my front porch. … [Read more...]

Letters to Santa

My kids have already written (and rewritten) their Christmas lists, but this weekend I will make them sit down and write their official "letter" to Santa Claus. This is a great tradition in our house, as my husband won't stand for the standard "list" of toy requests, but instead expects a full recap … [Read more...]

A Natural Thanksgiving Tablescape–Pine Cones, Berries, and Dried Flowers

We're hosting Thanksgiving here in Nashville this year, so I needed to come up with a quick (and informal) table before the family arrives.  My goal was to use what I have rather than buying new.  With the exception of the champagne-colored chargers (a cross between gold and silver, and therefore … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!! Red and Green Polka Dot Pillows GIVEAWAY

Won't your porch look beautiful sporting these festive pillows? I recently showed off my front porch, decorated for fall.  I received several inquiries about my outdoor pillows, and after sharing one of my favorite Ebay sources, I figured I'd touch base with her and see if she wanted us to host a … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table & Give Thanks Printable

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and usually by now I would be selecting recipes and making shopping lists but this year, I am getting off easy. No, I am not going elsewhere just having a smaller celebration then usual, and keeping it simple. But, Christy has a big celebration going in … [Read more...]

Dressing Up the Screened Porch for Fall

I posted the other day with photos of my front porch, so of course I couldn't leave the screened porch out.  I grew up with a screened porch, and we ate dinner out there almost every night when the weather permitted.  I also spent many an hour curled up out there with a good book.  Small wonder that … [Read more...]

More Fall Front Porch Decor–Just in Time for Thanksgiving!

I'm really looking forward to Christmas, but I like to give Thanksgiving its due.  That can be hard, sometimes, when the Christmas stuff is in the stores in AUGUST, but I love Thanksgiving, and I think it's one of our country's most meaningful holidays. My Halloween decor isn't very different from … [Read more...]

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