Kicking off the Holiday Season with Sonoma-Cutrer Wines & A Favorite Things Party

This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of 11 Magnolia Lane. The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be stressful and busy. It seems like I always have intentions of doing much more entertaining than I … [Read more...]

Wok Wednesday Date Night With P.F. Chang’s

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu. All opinions are 100% mine. {Giveaway opportunity at the end of the post, so don't forget to scroll down!} We've just hit the time of year when things get BUSY--busy, but fun. Our calendars are starting to fill up … [Read more...]

Easy Appetizer Recipes for a Girls’ Night Out

    I am popping back in to share the recipes from Terry's birthday party last weekend. These are some of my very favorite appetizer recipes and I serve them pretty regularly when I entertain. If you've been to my house--you've probably had them and I have no doubt confessed to … [Read more...]

Cupcakes & Cocktails 40th Birthday Bash

  If you follow us on Instagram then you have already seen this party so sorry for the topic overload! As I mentioned last week, this weekend I hosted a really fun 40th birthday party for Terry {ya'll remember her as she blogged with us the first 3 years our site was around, there is more in … [Read more...]

A Bon Voyage Farewell Luncheon

It's always hard to say goodbye when we move on to the next adventure, but last week's farewell luncheon that "my" ladies threw for me was particularly bittersweet. I put "my" in quotes, because I read once that I'm not supposed to call them "my" ladies, because that indicates ownership, but I've … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Entertaining Menu

First, thank you so much for all the lovely comments on our new house and well wishes for the upcoming move.  I was so touched by how many of you took the time to comment on my Friday post! Second, our HomeRight FinishMax paint sprayer giveaway ends tonight, so click {here} to enter if you … [Read more...]

Dinner & Dancing in Downtown Savannah

I know I've mentioned before that I just love the school my kids attend in downtown Savannah; it's been the perfect fit for our family.  We've been fortunate enough to find one in downtown Southern Pines that is going to be very similar, I think, but during these past few weeks we've been savoring … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation: Free Printables

I really feel like we've been on a bit of a teacher and volunteer appreciation kick lately, but of course, we write about what's going on in our lives and that's what we've been doing!  I posted my free Volunteer Appreciation printables for April (the month of the volunteer), and now I'm back with a … [Read more...]

Free Floral Printables for Volunteer or Teacher Appreciation

Spring is the time when we recognize those who go above and beyond--Volunteer Appreciation Month is in April, and  Teacher Appreciation Week is in May.  As an Army spouse, we love our volunteers--they work so hard--and most units will plan a volunteer appreciation event in April.  Because I'm also … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Martini

Seriously. This drink is so good it should be illegal. It is a dessert style drink--but it is OK to have it before dinner. After all it's February, in honor of Valentine's Day, it's OK to indulge, I promise it's worth it.     I am seriously in love with Red Velvet right now, though … [Read more...]

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