Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

Father's Day Gift Ideas

It's the time of year for gifting our favorite dads (Father's Day is June 21st) and graduates...so Amy and I pulled together a few ideas to help make your shopping and gift-giving a little easier. Our husbands are both fabulous bartenders; mine has wanted a new shaker for ages so I paired it … [Read more...]

Spring Updates in the Laundry Room

Laundry room with method laundry detergent | 11 Magnolia Lane

Spring has sprung everywhere, and that includes in my laundry room, probably the most-used room in my house! Whenever we move to a new house, I always try to make my laundry room pretty, because they're often neglected, yet we use them so frequently.  You can read all about how I decorated this … [Read more...]

Reflections on Memorial Day

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It's Memorial Day, but there's nothing happy about this day. Of course, we love to have our red, white, and blue-themed cookouts or trips to the beach, just like the rest of the country, but the fact of the matter is that after almost 20 years of being married to a career Army guy, we also have … [Read more...]

Red, White & Blue on the Front Porch

Red, white, and blue front porch decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

Blogging friends: don't forget to link up to this month's Pretty Preppy Party {here}. I hope you all have a fun weekend planned!  At our house, we never forget what Memorial Day means and just how much it has cost our soldiers and their families to keep us safe and free.  So I love to decorate in … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Entertaining Menu

Easy spring entertaining | 11 Magnolia Lane

First, thank you so much for all the lovely comments on our new house and well wishes for the upcoming move.  I was so touched by how many of you took the time to comment on my Friday post! Second, our HomeRight FinishMax paint sprayer giveaway ends tonight, so click {here} to enter if you … [Read more...]

Our New House in North Carolina!

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**Be sure to enter our current HomeRight giveaway here** If you're a regular reader, then you know that we're moving AGAIN next month.  If you're not a regular reader, then here's the quick background:  my husband is a career Army officer (20+ years) and we move every 1-3 years for his job. … [Read more...]

Dinner & Dancing in Downtown Savannah

Dinner and dancing in downtown Savannah | 11 Magnolia Lane

I know I've mentioned before that I just love the school my kids attend in downtown Savannah; it's been the perfect fit for our family.  We've been fortunate enough to find one in downtown Southern Pines that is going to be very similar, I think, but during these past few weeks we've been savoring … [Read more...]

End of School Treat Bags

Ring pops end of school goody/treat bag | 11 Magnolia Lane

My daughter is finishing 6th grade, and fortunately she still lets me make end-of-year treats for her classmates.  My son (who's finishing 9th grade), banned that a few years ago, sadly. The Pop Rocks "Have a Rockin' Summer" treat bags that I did last year were a big hit.  You can make your own … [Read more...]

A New Mirror for My Daughter’s Room

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My aunt and uncle visited a few weeks ago during their spring break--they live in Michigan and enjoy coming down here where it's actually WARM during early April! Every time they visit, we check out a few of the flea markets and antique shops that make Savannah so fun, and this time was no … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation: Free Printables

Free printable floral teacher appreciation quotes | 11 Magnolia Lane

I really feel like we've been on a bit of a teacher and volunteer appreciation kick lately, but of course, we write about what's going on in our lives and that's what we've been doing!  I posted my free Volunteer Appreciation printables for April (the month of the volunteer), and now I'm back with a … [Read more...]

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