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Green & White Striped Seat Cushions On the Patio

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You might have noticed that there’s a lot of bright green creeping into my decor this spring.  It’s on the front porch:

And it’s in my front entryway (by the way, the vote on the pillows was pretty much unanimous–y’all preferred the green over the silver!):

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DIY Experiment: Use Regular Spray Paint on Outdoor Cushions!

Things were looking a little bit faded on my front porch a few weeks ago, and it wasn't just the inch of pollen covering every surface!  My formerly black seat cushions had faded to gray over several years of use.  In their defense, they're not made from outdoor fabric, so it's no surprise that they … [Read More...]

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Spring Open House Home Tour: Christy’s Historic North Carolina House

If you've been following us for awhile, then you've probably seen my old, old house (otherwise known as two moves ago) in North Carolina.  And while this home isn't actually on "Magnolia Lane," it is the historic 1915 colonial revival home that gave us the inspiration for our blog's name. Believe … [Read More...]

Hawaiian Meatballs

Hawaiian Meatballs: Healthy Dinner or Elegant Appetizer

  Ingredients 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion finely chopped 1 egg ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ crushed red pepper flakes 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 2 tsp garlic, minced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 yellow pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup pineapple … [Read More...]


Follow~Up on My Painted Chair Tutorial: Your Questions and My Answers!

  Remember this beautiful chair?  Well, the post on how I painted "her" and took her from frumpy to fabulous is still one of our top posts of all time, and I get comments and emailed questions virtually every day from people who want to undertake a similar project. I figured I'd answer your … [Read More...]

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A Must for Entertaining~Easy DIY Chalkboard Buffet Markers

One of the reasons I haven't shown you too much of my home lately is because it's a mess--I'm working on several upcoming events and there just isn't time to do it all.  But, I've been hard at work on getting things ready so I can be the hostess with the mostest, and I wanted to share this EASY idea … [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...]


Eye Candy: The 2014 Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens

Yesterday was the closing day of the 79th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens.   A very generous friend surprised me on Saturday night with a text, asking me if I wanted  two sponsor passes that were given to their firm as a thank you for their support of the tour.  How thoughtful was that?! … [Read More...]

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Spring Home Tour {Kick-Off!} with Bliss@Home

We are SO excited for today! It's the beginning of a new feature here at 11 Magnolia Lane. We've shown you our homes, and now we'd like to give you a peak into some of our favorite blogger homes. So be sure to stop by on Sundays this spring for our Spring Open House Home Tour, we're sure you'll find … [Read More...]

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Light and Bright Roman Shades with An Awesome Giveaway!

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...]


Little Boys’ Bedrooms in Navy, Tan and Red

  I've been slowly updating my boys' bedrooms over the past couple of months.   Both rooms are pieced together with hand-me-down furniture and odds and ends but I love the mix of furniture and sentiment.   The room below belongs to my 6 year old, Lincoln.  He has many interests right now … [Read More...]

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