Salted Caramel Apple Martini {& Halloween Drinks}

Salted Caramel Apple Martini {SO GOOD!}

We've been dying to present this new drink, in light of the "Salted Caramel" everything trend and the total deliciousness of our Whipped Apple Cider Martini...{below}       {Whipped Apple Cider Martini--click for recipe} And with its perfectly coordinated coloring, I … [Read more...]

How to DIY a Backyard Fire Pit {Easy Weekend Project}

How to DIY a backyard Fire Pit--under 4 hours and under $400.

  Today I am sharing our latest project--a backyard Fire Pit! My husband has been talking, scheming, researching and planning a Fire Pit for the backyard in our new house.  We made good use of the built-in Fire Pit in our last rental house, so he was pretty intent on recreating one … [Read more...]

Professional Tips for Hosting a Budget Savvy DIY Wedding

Photo's Courtesy of Kristen Gardner

I have been writing and re-writing this post inside my head for over a month now because I am beyond excited to finally share my thoughts on how to host a budget friendly do-it-yourself (DIY) event.  DIY weddings are all over the internet these days; many of those tips may be DIY, but they are not … [Read more...]

It’s 5 o’clock at Magnolia Lane {Beach Martini}

Beach Martini--perfect for sipping on the beach or at the pool this summer

Are you lucky enough to be heading to the beach for a vacation this summer? Even if you are just celebrating summer at home I have a perfect cocktail for you.   Last week Terry was throwing a 'girls' night out' at her house and asked if we could create a cocktail for her to serve. We went … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Girls’ Night Out Bunco Party and a Bunco Giveaway


Last week, a friend and I co-hosted a bunco party for the ladies in our battalion.  To say that we had fun planning it would be an understatement--with great ideas all over Pinterest, it was easy, too.  If you want to take a look at the Bunco board I started, just click {here}.  Most (if not all) of … [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...]

A “Sweet” Heart Martini just in time for Valentine’s Day


I am sharing this drink since it's almost Valentine's Day.  I am also sharing it because if you are at the point where I am this winter, you too deserve a drink! Between the bitter cold, the foot of snow that hit the ground overnight and the fact that my children are out of school for their … [Read more...]

A Visit to Christy’s Savannah Home…

group pic black and white

Hospitality is truly a spiritual gift. Some people have it, and then there are some people who have been blessed with it in spades. My co-blogger Christy {and her husband} are two of those people that truly know how to make a visit to their home simply spectacular. I am sneaking in a post today … [Read more...]

Holiday Open House–Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

holiday table

  Today we are thrilled to kick off our Holiday Open House series with Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick. She's showing us her beautiful home all dressed up for the holidays, and some of her fabulously classy entertaining products, all of which are available in her store.  Without … [Read more...]

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