DIY Flag Banner–Perfect for Memorial Day or July 4th!

flag bunting banner

It's almost Memorial Day, and that day is about more than cookouts and the pool opening for the summer.  As a military family, we now remember far too many friends on this day, and one thing I like to do is decorate our home in their honor. Over the years, I've collected different red, white, and … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day Home Tour

House Front Home tour

Happy Mother's Day to everyone. I hope all you moms out there get a well-deserved break! I decided to take a detour from our regular Spring Open House series today since it's Mother's Day, and instead feature someone very special to me, my mom! I am also going to be sneaky and share a bit of her … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Champagne Cocktail and Mimosa Bar (and Free Printable Sign)

champagne cocktail mimosa bar free printable

Are you hosting a Mother's Day brunch?  Then why not set up a champagne cocktail station so guests can create their own fizzy beverage? This is such an easy idea.  Just start with champagne (I used Barefoot Bubbly; it's inexpensive but is still yummy) and go from there.  One bottle will fill … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Printable Quote by Abraham Lincoln


Mother's Day is coming up on May 11th this year, and of course Amy posted yesterday {here} with some great gift ideas for Mom or Grandma.  Actually, most of them would make this mom happy, too!  I got one of those beautiful bathrobes from Plum Pretty Sugar at Christmas (LOVE IT!) so maybe the … [Read more...]

11 Magnolia Lane’s Picks for Mother’s Day

pretty plum sugar robe

Today we're sharing some top gift ideas for Mother's Day, which is right around the corner. If you are looking for something creative to send your Mom or the "Moms" in your life, here are a few thoughts. Rather than send a card that gets stuck in a drawer, aren't these photo strings by Red's Bird … [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

small Four Leaf Clover

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...]

A “Sweet” Heart Martini just in time for Valentine’s Day


I am sharing this drink since it's almost Valentine's Day.  I am also sharing it because if you are at the point where I am this winter, you too deserve a drink! Between the bitter cold, the foot of snow that hit the ground overnight and the fact that my children are out of school for their … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Valentine Sugar Cookies


These super sweet treats are great for teacher gifts, a friendly neighborhood treats or simply to keep around the house this Valentines Day.  You can follow my basic sugar cookie recipe below or use your own.  You will also need two heart shaped cookie cutters; one large and one small.  The "stained … [Read more...]

A Little Valentine’s Day Love…


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to be crafty and eat chocolate! Two of my favorite things :) I love the idea of Valentine's Day, it's the perfect diversion in an otherwise COLD and typically uneventful month. Here are some of our past Valentine's Day … [Read more...]

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