Our Top Posts of 2012

Black and white pantry redo at 11 Magnolia Lane

Happy New Year everyone! This year just FLEW  by, didn't it? We thought we'd do a quick recap of our top {the 'most read' according to google analytics} posts this year, just in case you missed anything :) Christy's North Carolina Pantry lives on...and on...and on, thanks to Pinterest {oh, how we … [Read more...]

Lalaloopsy 4th Birthday Party

lalaloopsy party marked

 Since it's been the holiday season, I didn't want to jump back in with a post about all that was pink, girly and Lalaloopsy until now. But, a few weeks ago we celebrated my daughter's fourth birthday in grand style. To give you a little background, this was her first 'party'.  I said to someone … [Read more...]

The Best Make~Ahead Cinnamon Roll Recipe EVER!

Best Ever Make Ahead Cinnamon Rolls

It's December 26th, and there's a good chance you've exceeded your maximum caloric intake for the day/week/month/year already.  BUT, don't we get to feast until the New Year and then start our diets?! This is the best cinnamon roll recipe EVER, and I have made quite a few, including my … [Read more...]

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

terry holiday card

~ From the three of us here at 11 Magnolia Lane, we wish you the merriest of holidays. May you enjoy the spirit of the season, time with family and friends, and abundant blessings in the New Year.  XO,    As always, thank you for visiting us at 11 Magnolia Lane. Love, Terry, Amy … [Read more...]

Tricks to Ensure Your Guests Feel Welcome This Holiday Season

Norman Rockwell captures it perfectly!

I am hosting Christmas at my home this year. My husband's family will be traveling in from Syracuse, NY, and from Hilton Head, SC, to celebrate the season with us here in Virginia.  I am so grateful they are willing to travel, as my husband and I simply will not. :)  That probably sounds quite … [Read more...]

Dining Room Makeover {BM Revere Pewter Paint}

I hate taping but it is a necessity for my "get-it-done" personality!

It's been 5 years in the making but every room on the main level of my house is finally painted- YAHOO!!!  This is such a huge victory for me as I really hate painting.  Well, that may not be entirely true as what I really hate is the prepping and taping.  I know there are million gadgets out there … [Read more...]

DIY Ruffled Burlap/Ticking Tree Skirt

Ruffled Tree Skirt

  One of my most treasured wedding gifts was from my Grandmother.  She made my new husband and I our very first holiday decorations.  It was such a clever gift since we were young and just starting out.  We really didn't have holiday decor, certainly nothing that matched. But, as the years … [Read more...]

A Sweet Christmas Treat–Cherry Limeade Recipe

Cherry limeade recipe at 11 Magnolia Lane

As a part of our homeschool experience, my children are involved in a once-a-week tutorial program.  The wonderful tutorial my kids attend gives them a day of enrichment--art, music, drama, creative writing, Bible, science lab, and PE for my daughter, and some very intense math, history, and English … [Read more...]

Christmas Shelves

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I have to be honest, it doesn't feel exactly right to write about holiday decor and other lighter topics yet. My heart still just hurts from the events of Friday, I expect it will for awhile. I was reminded in church yesterday that Jesus was born into a dark, dark world. The spirit of the holiday … [Read more...]

Fabulous & Easy Last Minute Gift Ideas

Free Drink Tag Printables

Less than two weeks until Christmas!  Are you all finished with your shopping?  I'll be done by the end of this weekend, or else! It seems like every year I get caught needing a small and fast gift for someone.  I like to give a little something to our neighbors, Sunday School teachers, Bible … [Read more...]

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