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

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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...]

Front Door Makeover with Modern Masters Front Door Paint

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{This is a sponsored post by Modern Master's Front Door Paint} I have been working on fixing up the inside of our house since we've moved in, but each time I pulled in the driveway, I realized I needed to refresh the outside too.   So, when we had the to opportunity to work with a new line of paint … [Read more...]

Southern Living Southern Breeze “Mocktail” Punch

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  Last weekend at the Haven conference, we enjoyed this fun green drink while we were hanging out at the Southern Living Plant Collection Booth.  Often on Fridays we bring you a favorite cocktail at our "It's 5 o'clock at Magnolia Lane" series, but today we wanted to change it up and bring you … [Read more...]

Summer Salad–Asian Chicken Salad

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  I shared my favorite summer meals HERE, but this one also needs to be included.  Last year we stayed at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek near Disney World and I became addicted to this salad {they served it in a wrap}, I made it a priority to eat it poolside everyday {sigh...}. As soon as I got … [Read more...]

When Life Gives You a Twist… of Lyme Disease…

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This is the post I have been trying to get the nerve up to write for almost a year. It also might be the longest post you will ever read on this blog.   I know that most of our readers visit us to see cute home decor ideas and yummy recipes, not to read about our personal issues. I promise … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July

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    Happy 4th of July! In honor of the holiday, I am sharing a makeover of our "Beach Martini" as a festive 4th of July cocktail. See the recipe HERE, add some red cookie sprinkles around the glass and you're in the spirit! We wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day … [Read more...]

Summer Favorites

Summer Favorite Things

I wanted to share some summer favorite things today. These are the things I am chatting about poolside these days, so I thought why not share here as well?  Feel free to leave your summer favorites in the comments, I would love to hear them. OK, this first one is kind of funny. Christy has … [Read more...]

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