My feature in Working Mother Magazine

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    I have posted on our social media pages {Facebook | Instagram} about something kind of exciting that happened to me this year. I have been waiting for the magazine to hit the newsstand just in case something fell through before I said anything, but last week I finally got my … [Read more...]

Breakfast Room Reveal

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  I am making progress in our new house and today am showing off the Breakfast Room off our Kitchen. This is  currently my favorite space in the house and pretty much where you can find me day-in, day-out.  Despite having an office upstairs (albeit one that needs work), I find myself camped … [Read more...]

My Girl’s Room Makeover: The Projects & Details

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Thank you everyone for the kind words about my daughter's fun new room.  It was a great project and she seems to love her new space. As promised, I am back to share the details about the projects in her room. When we started the room, I just wanted to update her room from "Little Girl" to "Girl". … [Read more...]

Our Best Fall Decor ideas

Best Fall Decor & Recipes

  Since Labor Day is upon us, football season has started and we even have a few leaves on the ground outside I think it's safe to start talking about Fall. I added 'decorate outside' to my continuing list of  Things to Do so I am looking for inspiration all over Pinterest.  I thought … [Read more...]

Girl’s Room Decorated in Pink & Gold

A fun girl's room in pink, white and gold

After being in our new home a few months I finally have my first “room” reveal to share with you! It’s been slow-going here, no?   I am elated at how this room turned out. Today I am going to share with you all the pretty pictures, then I will follow-up next week with all the sources, … [Read more...]

“One Smart Cookie” Baking Cabinet Makeover

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    We are joining with Nestle® Coffee-mate® and its "One Smart Cookie" campaign--featuring these delicious new "Girl Scout Cookie™" {can you say Thin Mints®? Coconut & Caramel? YUM!} flavored coffee creamers. We are big on the Girl Scouts around here--my husband is probably the world's best … [Read more...]

A Gold Fabric Monogram Giveaway & Important Reader Survey

Enter to win a gold fabric monogram perfect to make pillows

  There has been much going on behind the scenes here at 11 Magnolia Lane and our wheels have been turning! One thing we've discussed is that we love interacting with our readers and we've been thinking about ways to do more of it. We also had such a blast at the Haven conference hanging … [Read more...]

Operation Organization–Art Cart from Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home

Operation Organization: Back to School Art Cart for Kids

  Today we are welcoming a new contributor to our Operation:Organization Series--Rachel from Useful Beautiful Home. We met Rachel at the Haven Conference last month and loved hanging out with her, and since she has mad organizational skills we quickly invited her to join us in our back to … [Read more...]

The place where our family comes together

Sunset over lake in Maine

It’s that time of year. We’re packing up way too many belongings, cramming them in our suddenly too small SUV and heading out on vacation. My daughter has been asking for weeks when we were leaving, painstakingly counting the days.  We make it a priority to take a family vacation each summer, … [Read more...]

DIY Gold Jewelry Bowls {Easy Gift Idea}

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I have seen these darling jewelry bowls available for sale on some of my favorite flash sale sites like Jane or Groupdealz, but when I found these little gold china bowls at Home Goods the other day I figured it would be crazy simple to just make a set for myself. And, since they came in a … [Read more...]

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