Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

This yummy salsa is the perfect condiment for any occasion.  I have served this with chips and over many grilled meats.  I personally love it over a spicy grilled pork chop.  It is fresh, sweet and has a bit of a kick due to the jalapeno. Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger Ingredients 1 … [Read more...]

DIY Industrial Shelving & Desk {in a boy’s room}

Industrial Shelving and Desk in a Little Boys Room

We had a truly amazing weekend a couple of weeks ago. Not only did we celebrate Atlas's first birthday but my husband, father-in-law and brother-in-law put up industrial shelving in my son Lincoln's room (check out Lincoln's before pictures here). Talk about a whirlwind weekend! I quite honestly … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Meatballs: Healthy Dinner or Elegant Appetizer

Hawaiian Meatballs

  Ingredients 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion finely chopped 1 egg ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ crushed red pepper flakes 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 2 tsp garlic, minced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 yellow pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup pineapple … [Read more...]

Easter Entertaining Made Easy with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware


Spring is almost here! I can see the bulbs pushing through the ground just in time for Easter and this change in season has given me fresh ideas for two very special parties I've been dreaming up during the past wintery month. I've been busy pinning a ton of these party ideas to my Spring … [Read more...]

Light and Bright Roman Shades with An Awesome Giveaway!

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Spring cleaning has officially kicked off here at 11 Magnolia Lane (even though it is currently snowing outside) and I've been doing a lot of redecorating: painting furniture, spraying frames, organizing toys and getting rid of clutter. One project I have been focused on is lightening up my main … [Read more...]

Little Boys’ Bedrooms in Navy, Tan and Red


  I've been slowly updating my boys' bedrooms over the past couple of months.   Both rooms are pieced together with hand-me-down furniture and odds and ends but I love the mix of furniture and sentiment.   The room below belongs to my 6 year old, Lincoln.  He has many interests right now … [Read more...]

Provencal Chicken Stew & Spaghetti Squash

1-Provencal Chicken Stew

This lovely recipe stays true to the traditional flavors of Provence: tomatoes, basil and olives.   I love this slow cooked hearty stew especially when it is cold outside.  I decided to serve mine with roasted spaghetti squash. The squash is a tasty alternative to pasta and adds balance to this … [Read more...]

Chicken Tzatziki Dinner

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I have been cooking for a long time and I am constantly trying to find new recipes that my kids will tolerate and my husband and I will still enjoy.   It seems like an impossible task most nights.   I scored huge mom points with this simple meal that pleased all of our palates.  My boys really … [Read more...]

Fried Virginia Ham with “Loaded” Potato-Cauliflower Mash


 Enter our current giveaway for a HomeRight EZ-Twist PaintStick {here}. If this dish doesn't scream comfort food then I don't know what does! The smooth and creamy potato/cauliflower "mash" is a meal in itself. Add in some salty-n-sweet fried ham and things just got "Alright, Alright, … [Read more...]

Green with Envy- Our Favorite Saint Patrick’s Day Inspired Pins

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It seems to me that every post I write begins with a story about the weather.  Today is no different, as we are snowed in again (sigh).  The kids have been home from school for two days now, our spring break is slowly fading away as we don't have any more snow days left to spare and everyone is off … [Read more...]

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