A Few Photos of Our New Front Porch

Covered front porch | 11 Magnolia Lane

Thanks to all of you for your sympathetic comments about our moving nightmare--I appreciate every one of them!  And I'm so sorry to hear that so many of you have had horrible moving experiences, too.  It just doesn't seem right, does it? We're spending the the July 4th weekend--you guessed … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July!

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  Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope your having a wonderful day celebrating family, friends and most importantly-- freedom! Need some patriotic inspiration? See a fabulous 4th of July Centerpiece HERE Red, White and Blue Decor ideas HERE A yummy 4th of July Martini HERE A festive 4th … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Summer is Coming! {Perfect Summer Printables}

Free summer printables for the best summer yet!

      Not to rush Spring away too quickly, but I thought I would share these summer printables again. Summer is right around the corner--Memorial Day is less than 2 weeks away, can you believe? I've included a Memorial Day Party Planner, Shopping List, a Trip Planner and a … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day

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{source} Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mothers out there. I am celebrating today at a winery with my family and my Mom & Dad, it's the one day of the year that my non-wine drinking husband has to play along with my wishes, after all! One of our favorite local wineries is kid and … [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 Mother’s Day Brunch

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gallo Family Vineyards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   Whether you are celebrating Mother's Day or just need an excuse to have a fun girls' day this May here is a great "something" to celebrate. Did you know that May 9th is … [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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