Easy Spring Entertaining Menu

Easy spring entertaining | 11 Magnolia Lane

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

Dinner and dancing in downtown Savannah | 11 Magnolia Lane

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

Free printable floral teacher appreciation quotes | 11 Magnolia Lane

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

Volunteer/teacher appreciation gift idea and printable | 11 Magnolia Lane

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

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...]

New Year’s Eve Ideas for Entertaining

Ideas for Easy New Years Entertaining

As 2014 draws to a close {I can't even believe I am writing that, seriously-- time does fly!} I am running around getting ready for our very small New Year's Eve party so I thought I would share some inspiration just in case you are doing the same thing. I admit I love New Years Eve. In the past … [Read more...]

Effortless Holiday Entertaining

Effortless holiday entertaining | 11 Magnolia Lane

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SOLO® Brand Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It's getting to be THAT time of year--and I love it!   Friends drop by spontaneously "just to say hi," and then stick around for dinner.  Or (and this happens a lot when you live in … [Read more...]

How to Be a Great Host or Hostess: 101

How to Be a Great Host or Hostess | 11 Magnolia Lane

If you're hosting family and friends this Thanksgiving, then you're probably in the middle of some last-minute preparations that involve cooking and cleaning.  Me, too! We host LOTS of house guests and it seems like we always have. We seem to be a bit busier when we are living somewhere fun--like … [Read more...]

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...]

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