How to Be a Great Host or Hostess: 101

How to Be a Great Host or Hostess | 11 Magnolia Lane

If you're hosting family and friends this Thanksgiving, then you're probably in the middle of some last-minute preparations that involve cooking and cleaning.  Me, too! We host LOTS of house guests and it seems like we always have. We seem to be a bit busier when we are living somewhere fun--like … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Tablescape (s)

Thanksgiving tablescape ideas {kids' table too!}

Hi, Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! I am just dropping in to let you know today I am over at the Mohawk Flooring Creative Home Blog sharing my Thanksgiving Tablescape {and my Kids' tablescape too!}, please hop on over HERE and take a look!   And...It's the most wonderful time of … [Read more...]

30 DIY Thanksgiving Placecard & Tablescape Ideas

30 Thanksgiving Tablescape & Place Card Ideas | 11 Magnolia Lane

It's almost time for Thanksgiving, and I always feel like that's the official kick off to the holiday season, don't you?  We're hosting family and friends for dinner this year--I think we'll be 15 at the table although the number is still shifting--and I have been looking for ideas to make my … [Read more...]

Rustic Pear Tart — Perfect Fall Dessert Recipe

Fall Dessert Recipe: Rustic Pear Tart | 11 Magnolia Lane

***Want to enter our giveaway for a $100 Target gift card?  That would come in handy as we get close to the holidays, wouldn't it?  Just click {here} to enter.*** I know that most of us think of apples at this time of year, but pears are in season now, too.  In fact, my kids would choose … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Apple Martini {& Halloween Drinks}

Salted Caramel Apple Martini {SO GOOD!}

We've been dying to present this new drink, in light of the "Salted Caramel" everything trend and the total deliciousness of our Whipped Apple Cider Martini...{below}       {Whipped Apple Cider Martini--click for recipe} And with its perfectly coordinated coloring, I … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas

Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas | 11 Magnolia Lane

Last week, I posted on all of my indoor Fall decor {you can see that post here}, but I soon realized that I had so many pictures that I'd better save the outdoor decor for a separate post! I actually don't do too much for Fall; just add a few pumpkins (like the rest of the world) and make sure … [Read more...]

Indoor Fall Decor Ideas

Fall decor ideas | 11 Magnolia Lane

I've been adding touches of Fall throughout the house and thought I'd share a few shots with you.  We're hosting my cousin and his family again this Thanksgiving and are so looking forward to their visit.  My in-laws will be spending five months in Savannah, as well, as they escape the cold of their … [Read more...]

New House Progress–Our Dining Room

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    With Thanksgiving coming up next month and the Holidays suddenly JUST around the corner, I have been extra-motivated to get the dining room "guest-ready" in our new home. I am preparing a photo shoot for another blog we write for, so it was a good opportunity to take a few pictures … [Read more...]

Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe

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It's hard for me to believe that I haven't posted this recipe for y'all before--it's one of the mainstays in our Fall and Winter dinner rotation and it is *excellent*.  Every time I make it, I'm asked for the recipe.  It's fast, easy, and delicious, plus you can modify it to work in a slow cooker if … [Read more...]

Burlap and Grapevine Fall Mailbox

Burlap and grapevine Fall mailbox | 11 Magnolia Lane

My mailbox area looked so sad after Savannah's long, hot summer.  We have sprinklers that come on every night, but most plants get baked to death during August and September.  We had a busy couple of months and I wasn't around much to take care of my flowers. They suffered, and died.  Except for the … [Read more...]

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