Add Instant Curb Appeal with Faux Carriage Garage Doors

Faux Carriage Door Garage

  As much as I prefer to decorate the inside of my house, sometimes the outside needs a bit of love.  Adding curb appeal is so important and little touches can make a huge impact. Last winter I painted my front door black and white {click here if you missed it} and received so many … [Read more...]

Operation Organization: Glam Black and White Command Center

Gold Monogrammed Desk

  Wow! Have you all been loving this Operation: Organization series as much as I have? We feel so blessed to have such kind, talented and organized women sharing their ideas here at 11 Magnolia Lane. I have personally been encouraged and inspired each day by their creative ideas. If you … [Read more...]

Homemade Baked Potato Chips with Garlic Herb Dip

Most amazing potato chip you will ever eat.  The garlic herb dip takes these crispy chips over the edge!!

  A couple of weeks ago I hosted a girls' night in. I made a ton of homemade goodies including these wonderful baked potato chips. They were crispy around the edges and a bit chewy in the center. I seasoned them with salt and pepper and served them up with an amazing garlic herb dip. This … [Read more...]

Bench Turned Kitchen Table Banquette

Black and White Bench Seat

  My kitchen and family room are separated by a half wall.  I have been dreaming of building a custom banquette off that half wall for a long time, but it never seemed to make it onto my to-do list.  I think I have been stalling because even though I liked the idea of a permanent fixture … [Read more...]

Homemade Chicken Nuggets for Kids

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

  I have been trying to crack the homemade chicken nugget code for a while now. My kids have hated everything I've tried; they've complained that they were too spicy, the wrong texture or they just didn't "look" like chicken nuggets. Isn't a chicken nugget supposed to be made out of chicken? … [Read more...]

Professional Tips for Hosting a Budget Savvy DIY Wedding

Photo's Courtesy of Kristen Gardner

I have been writing and re-writing this post inside my head for over a month now because I am beyond excited to finally share my thoughts on how to host a budget friendly do-it-yourself (DIY) event.  DIY weddings are all over the internet these days; many of those tips may be DIY, but they are not … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto

Pesto_Spaghetti_Squash

  Last week I posted this delicious kale pesto recipe and I  have been enjoying it all week.  I've made mini zucchini pizzas with pesto, tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella that I served as an appetizer at a girls'-night-in party.  I layered it between grilled eggplant, roasted heirloom … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Slaw

Simple_Summer_Slaw

Summer is all about cookouts, fireworks and fun. This simple slaw is perfect for any summer occasion and will please a crowd. Crunchy cabbage (red and green) with a hint of green onion makes for a simple and tasty summer salad. Place a heaping spoonful over some pulled pork or toss in some grilled … [Read more...]

Healthy & Delicous Kale Pesto Recipe

Vitamin rich and antioxidant packed Kale Pesto.  It not only tastes great but is good for your too!  This is a must make for summer!!

My farmers' market is up and running again, and I am just thrilled.  I typically wake up super-early on Saturday mornings when the rest of my town is sleeping in, meet up with a girlfriend for a workout at the track, and then shop my local farmers' market for fresh fruits, veggies and local organic … [Read more...]

End of School Treats and Play Date Calling Cards {PLUS Yummy GIVEAWAY}

Summer_Sugar_Cookies

  Today is the last day of school and we are all very excited for summer vacation to begin. My boys have really been looking forward to summer break, counting down the days to say the least. We've created our summer bucket list and have downloaded a couple new eBooks perfect for summer … [Read more...]

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