Our Elf “Welcome to Vacation” Christmas Breakfast

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If I have to be honest, I didn't really think we were going to be an "Elf" family. After all, there are only so many bandwagons one can jump on, right? :) My older children seemed to be fine without an Elf pulling stunts about our home come December 1st. Or so I thought, until I saw the forlorn … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

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Christmas is almost here, and the girls at 11 Magnolia Lane have been very busy preparing for the big day.  Amy just shared a few of our  favorite things (click here if you still have some shopping to do),  Christy has been sharing the true meaning of Christmas through our Season of Giving series … [Read more...]

Holiday Open House Series ~ Terry’s House

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Wow! What a week and a half we have had at 11 Magnolia Lane.  I'd like to thank all the amazing bloggers who have shared their beautiful homes and creative ideas- I'm inspired!  I also want to thank Amy and Christy for all the long hours they have been put in these past two weeks. They are two … [Read more...]

Dining Room Makeover {BM Revere Pewter Paint}

I hate taping but it is a necessity for my "get-it-done" personality!

It's been 5 years in the making but every room on the main level of my house is finally painted- YAHOO!!!  This is such a huge victory for me as I really hate painting.  Well, that may not be entirely true as what I really hate is the prepping and taping.  I know there are million gadgets out there … [Read more...]

DIY Ruffled Burlap/Ticking Tree Skirt

Ruffled Tree Skirt

  One of my most treasured wedding gifts was from my Grandmother.  She made my new husband and I our very first holiday decorations.  It was such a clever gift since we were young and just starting out.  We really didn't have holiday decor, certainly nothing that matched. But, as the years … [Read more...]

Fabulous & Easy Last Minute Gift Ideas

Free Drink Tag Printables

Less than two weeks until Christmas!  Are you all finished with your shopping?  I'll be done by the end of this weekend, or else! It seems like every year I get caught needing a small and fast gift for someone.  I like to give a little something to our neighbors, Sunday School teachers, Bible … [Read more...]

Magnolia Lane Girls’ Favorite Things

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OK, so don't you love reading these "favorite things" posts and finding out what great things that you might be missing on your christmas list this year? We decided to pull all our ideas together in hopes that some our our "favorites" for gifts and for ourselves :) will brighten your day in some way … [Read more...]

Holiday Hot Cocoa Station

Cocoa Printable

  A couple of weekends ago I spent a few hours selling hot cocoa at the local Illumination Parade to benefit my children's school. We are always trying to raise a little extra money to support our children, the amazing teachers and staff who work there.  It was truly and incredible … [Read more...]

Christmas Vignettes (and My Kitchen and Laundry Room Trees)

Front entry vignette at 11 Magnolia Lane

Our family Christmas tree in my living room is not very glamorous, but that's okay.  I let my kids decorate it every year, and it's covered with homemade ornaments of every shape and color.  I love to look at other people's beautifully coordinated and styled trees {take a look at my friend Andrea's … [Read more...]

Christmas Organizing {Printables}

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By now everyone is in full Holiday "mode" right? Today we're sharing some of our favorite printables to help get you organized for the season. To start with...A printable "Gifts to Buy" list. And a holiday "Things To Do" List. And a holiday Menu Planner to help avoid a last-minute … [Read more...]

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