It’s One Room Challenge Time!

guest bath before

I have been going back and forth about participating in this Fall's One Room Challenge because while it is so much fun and motivates you to knock out a room redo in a short period of time, I am still in the home stretch of our Kitchen Makeover so that is kind of enough for one month, right? Last … [Read more...]

Quite a bit can happen in five years…

black and gold 5 years

  Five years ago today this blog began. The first post ever started with the words: We are thrilled you have come by! In our home in the (cyber) world, we offer inspirational ideas for your life, home, family and self...   I had to stop and count a few times and check … [Read more...]

Fall Fashion Basics and Other Favorites

Favorite things for Fall, great price on this military style jacket

Where did September go?!! We're suddenly in the midst of full-blown fall here in Virginia, it's still that sweet time where the weather is refreshing and the cold hasn't quite set in so we're making the most of it. Well, in truth today we have a deluge of rain like everyone else on East Coast, so … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways to Decorate & Personalize Your Home {Even if it’s a Rental!}

10 easy projects to decorate and personalize a rental home, military housing or even your own home.

  One of our top posts ever (of our over 900 posts!) is the post that Christy wrote here for {part of} discussing ways to make a plain vanilla rental home or military housing feel more like a home.   We thought we'd circle back to this topic again today … [Read more...]

Back to Basics–Creating a Printable with PicMonkey


  Today for our "Back to Basics" series I wanted to share how easy it is to make a Printable and create all sorts of other fun things using PicMonkey. While there is no shortage of ready-made printables on Pinterest, this is a great tool for when you want to make something personal. … [Read more...]

Pear Martini {A perfect Fall cocktail}

pear martini header-recipe-new

  Happy Friday everyone! Today I am sharing a recipe for what may just be my new favorite drink, though we created this recipe at Christy's request. We drank these last year in Savannah and after she sweetly hinted that she would love for my bartender/husband to whip an easy version of a … [Read more...]

{Amy’s} Fall Home Tour


  Apparently it's the last day of summer so I thought I would share a few fall shots from around our house to kick off the season.  I have had several projects going on that required some "Fall" images so I pulled them together into a quick, seasonal decor post.  Our temperatures really … [Read more...]

Simply on Sunday


Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far.   We attended a wonderful fundraising event in our town last night coordinated by the talented Terry of Terry Kaye Events.  You may recognize her as one of our original bloggers here at 11 Magnolia Lane. The above … [Read more...]

September Pretty Preppy Party Link-Up

PPP Invite

Welcome to the Pretty Preppy Party, where we gather each month to be inspired by each other's amazing preppy projects.  We can't wait to see your pretty and preppy projects! But first, a quick run down at what your hostesses have been up to lately. Here at 11 Magnolia Lane this month, Christy … [Read more...]

Managing your Time and More Organizational Tools


    If you read our post a few months ago about changes that were coming up here at 11 Magnolia Lane, I mentioned I was creating our new line of Organizational Tools--so far we've launched The Calendar Pad and the Student Planner Printable and today, the printable version of The … [Read more...]

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