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


  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...]

Our Top 5 Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week {PLUS 5 Awesome Giveaways}

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Teacher appreciation week is May 5-10 and we are ready to shower our teachers with love and appreciation. To celebrate the date (5/5), we have selected 5 awesome, budget-friendly gifts that any teacher would love. We are also giving away these 5 gift ideas to 5 lucky winners so don't forget to enter … [Read more...]

Dream Party Package Giveaway Winner (plus more pictures from Atlas’s Royal Celebration)

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I am so excited to announce that Allison Quate won the Dream Birthday Package Giveaway!  Allison, your party is going to be amazing!! Thank you again to these awesomely talented Etsy shop owners who made our giveaway extra special. … [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...]

Germ-Busting With Clorox Disinfecting Wipes (and a $100 Giveaway)


The holidays were so busy this year that I found it impossible to keep up with my cleaning schedule. We’ve also had some crazy weather here in VA, so my kids have been stuck indoors for the past few weeks, which always seem to bring all my chores to a screaming halt. To top it all off, my poor kids … [Read more...]

Book Review: Confessions of a Scholarship Winner by Kristina Ellis–and a Giveaway!

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My children keep getting older--my son is now 13 even though I am way too young to have a teenager!  However, it's time to start thinking about college--eighth grade isn't too soon for that these days--and although we've been saving every month since the day the kids were born, we'll still have … [Read more...]

Whirlpool 20/20 Introduces the Appliances of the Future


  We get to do quite a few 'cool' things from being a part of this blog. Being part of the Whirlpool 20/20 campaign for the 2014 CES {Consumer Electronics} Show last week in Vegas is among them. While I didn't get to actually fly to Vegas to try all these new appliances out in person {now that … [Read more...]

Whirlpool is “Out of this World”


One of my favorite shows growing up was the Jetsons.  Everything was so modern and futuristic; all they had to do was push a button and breakfast was served.  They had buttons and gadgets for styling hair, getting dressed, making dinner and to top it all off, they even had a robot that cleaned up … [Read more...]

***The 11 Magnolia Lane Holiday Gift Guide*** {And Preserved Boxwood Wreath Giveaway!}

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This cyber Monday the three of us have teamed up to share with you some of our favorite gift picks for gifts this holiday season! This is one of my favorite posts to write--it's like virtual shopping, and I get a sneak peak at some of  Terry and Christy's top gift ideas as well. We hope you will … [Read more...]

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