A fun family activity- Lego mini-figure e-cards

jack minifigure

Hey, we're just popping in today to share a fun family holiday activity.  Between Christy and I we have three boys, all three are (or were when they were younger) obsessed with Legos. Now there is a fun way for your kids to send free holiday cards to friends and family online via the Lego Minifigure … [Read more...]

Holiday Open House–Brett from Being Bianca

Holiday Home Tour--Rustic & Glam Holiday Decor

It's another fabulous day here at 11 Magnolia Lane as we continue our Holiday Open House series. Today we bring you another home from one of our Pretty Preppy Party co-hostesses, Brett from Being Bianca. Her new home is beautiful, and she has a signature decor style--rustic mixed with glam. We love … [Read more...]

On finding “Balance”…{and a $100 Gift Card Givewaway!}


    ***This giveaway is now closed, thanks to all who entered****       Balancing is a tricky thing.             Ask any Mom if she knows how to balance every thing and she will probably laugh out … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe

  Tonight I have a classic fall recipe to share. I don't eat a lot of sugar and therefore I rarely cook desserts, but in this case I had to make an exception. Since I am gluten-free, modifying desserts is often more work than I feel it is worth so I mostly skip them all together. In this … [Read more...]

So, have you seen these One Room Challenge Rooms?


I loved participating in the One Room Challenge, and now having finally found time to sit down and be WOWED by all the other "challengers" final reveals, had to share some of what other participants did. I didn't want you to miss any of the amazing talent in the link up. Just to catch you up if you … [Read more...]

One Room Challenge–Office Makeover–Week 5


  This is it. It is week 5 of the 6 week One Room Challenge at Calling it Home. Writing a DIY/Decor blog brings all sorts of fun opportunities and this challenge--making over a room in 6 weeks and sharing the progress--has been the best experience. I have virtually 'met' so many new blog … [Read more...]

ORC–Week 3, Office Makeover Progress


  Hello! This is week 3 of the One Room Challenge at Calling it Home. I am a day late since yesterday was the Pretty Preppy Party {click to link up your best projects so we can see what you have been up to!}, so I am posting my weekly ORC update today. This is a slow week without much … [Read more...]

The place where our family comes together

Sunset over lake in Maine

It’s that time of year. We’re packing up way too many belongings, cramming them in our suddenly too small SUV and heading out on vacation. My daughter has been asking for weeks when we were leaving, painstakingly counting the days.  We make it a priority to take a family vacation each summer, … [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...]

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...]

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