Friday Free For All–Retirement Party

We've had three good friends retire from the Army so far this summer; these are always bittersweet events for everyone involved.  It's a loss to the entire nation when we don't retain mature officers and soldiers, but of course they're entitled to a well-deserved break from years of deployments and … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Italian Soda and Ice Cream Sundae Bar

A couple of weeks ago, after our daughter's dance performance, we invited a few of her dance friends and their families over to celebrate a successful show. I designed it to be a quick get-together, since the performance finished late and the girls had an early call for their matinee the next … [Read more...]

Golf and BBQ Party on the Deck

This post brought to you by Soy Vay . The content and opinions expressed below are that of 11 Magnolia Lane. The weather is getting warmer here in North Carolina, and the azaleas and dogwoods are just gorgeous.  As many of you know, we're lucky enough to live in a golf course, and both my husband … [Read more...]

Black and White Bowtie Ball

You all know that sometimes I work on events, because decorating for a party is just as much fun as decorating a house (you can imagine how crazy I went over my wedding; thank goodness it was before Pinterest!). Last weekend was our school's first annual Valentine's Day "Bowtie Ball."  This … [Read more...]

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