DIY Chalkboard Vinyl Wall Calendar

Easy DIY Vinyl Chalkboard Wall Calendar | 11 Magnolia Lane

First, if you haven't entered our giveaway for the gold iron-on monogram, then click {here} to enter.  Our $100 Visa gift card giveaway is {here}. This is a repeat of a project that I first did two houses ago, and it worked so well for our family that I thought I'd do it again! I used peel and … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Printables for Entertaining–Great for Buffets!

free printable buffet labels entertaining chalkboard

Did you see last week's post {here}, when I used small (2" x 3") frames from the dollar section at Michael's to make chalkboard labels/ tags for my next buffet-style dinner?  They turned out great: Then I started to think that you all might like me to do the heavy-lifting for you, and create a … [Read more...]

A Must for Entertaining~Easy DIY Chalkboard Buffet Markers

DIY chalkboard label printables

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...]

Large Painted ‘Menu’ Chalkboard {& a Sneak Peek}

menu main marked

Terry and I have been busy, busy bees this summer working on the items we scored a few weeks ago at a local estate sale.  We were giddy with our bargain finds, but I am not sure we thought through all the work we were going to have ahead of us during what is supposed to be the lazy days of … [Read more...]

From the Archives–My Very First Post Ever–Week-at-a-Glance Wall Chalkboard

Wall Calendar

I thought it might be a little fun this Friday to repost my very first blog post, ever, from November 27, 2010.  My, how things have changed since then!  Bear with me on the formatting and pictures, but it's still fun to see how much 11 Magnolia Lane has changed along the way.  My Type A/OCD … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Paint Dog Food Container

Chalkboard paint dog food tin from 11 Magnolia Lane

  I'm sure you've noticed I've been doing quite a few pet-related posts lately, because we're now up to two dogs, a geriatric cat, and a hamster.  There has to be a system in place, or chaos (and animal hair) reigns! I saw the cutest idea on Pinterest, by TidyMom, and knew I'd have to try it. … [Read more...]

Progress in My Dining Room–Open Shelving and Chevrons!

Dining room with open shelving

  I've been working on my dining room over the past few weeks.  It's the first room you see when you enter our home, and it's always been my least favorite.  I had two goals:  to make it more welcoming and casual.  Right now, we only use our dining room two or three times a year, and I'm … [Read more...]

Organizing Giveaway!

Back Camera

***This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!*** We have put together a fun giveaway in honor of our "Organizing Life" {One small Step at a Time} Series. If you missed any of the posts, you can view them here: An Organizing Epiphany Lunch Kits Gift Wrapping Station Master Closet … [Read more...]

Halloween Must-Have: Out of Treats Door Sign

Out of Treats sign for Halloween from 11 Magnolia Lane

  Despite careful forethought and planning, I have run out of Halloween candy three out of the last four years.  (NO, it was not because I bought the candy prior to October 30th and ate it all--I would never do that!)  The good news is that I ran out closer to the end of … [Read more...]

Organize Your Closet with Chalkboard Shoe Labels

Chalkboard shoe box labels at 11 Magnolia Lane

      Did you see my closet makeover?  Read about it {here} if not; it's one of my favorite rooms EVER!  When I started out, though,I hated my closet because I thought it was too small.  Seriously?  It's a walk-in closet, and it's about 5' x 8'.  So I sound kind of … [Read more...]

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