Healthy School Party Snack or Take-Home Treat

Apple and caramel treats for school | 11 Magnolia Lane

I'm one of the room moms for my daughter's class this year.  In fact, if I think back, my kids nominate me almost every year to be room mom--the only years I've had "off" were the years that we were homeschooling, so not really "off," right?! I love the opportunity to be involved in their … [Read more...]

Starting This Month: Pretty Preppy Link Party

Pretty Preppy Party Blog Linky Party | 11 Magnolia Lane

Good morning!  I'm just stopping in quickly today to let you know about something new here at 11 Magnolia Lane that we are SO excited about! Starting later this month (Thursday, September 18th, to be exact), we will be hosting a monthly link party with four other blogs.  If you are a blogger, … [Read more...]

It’s Almost July 4th–Red, White, & Blue Party Ideas

Red and blue Jones soda for July 4th

The Fourth of July is my very favorite summer holiday.  Growing up, I loved the parades, fireworks, and candy, but age has brought a certain perspective and mostly I am just thankful for our Founding Fathers and in awe of the boldness of their vision for this country. During two years of our … [Read more...]

Italian-Inspired Farewell Party~Ciao!

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  Last weekend I hosted a very fun party, but one that left me very sad. Our close friends Tracey and Michael {we showed you their pretty home HERE and HERE} are heading to a new job in Rome, Italy! Seriously, aren't they SO lucky?!? We wanted to send them off in style and despite … [Read more...]

Halloween Party Invitations in Repurposed Apothecary-Style Spice Jars

Mini-Apothecary Spice Jars as Creative Halloween Party Invitations

Are you still trying to figure out invitations for your Halloween party?  Look no further--I've got you covered!  Check out these darling mini-apothecary jars (they used to be spice containers) that have been turned into frightfully fabulous invitation holders, courtesy of a little imagination and … [Read more...]

An AMAZING Ice Cream Birthday Party!!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!! What little girl or boy wouldn't want an ice cream birthday party?  I just had to share this amazing event that my dear friend Courtney put together for her daughter's 9th birthday. Courtney is an amazing woman, friend, and mother!  She … [Read more...]

Summer Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out

A few weeks ago I hosted a Kick-Off Summer Girl's Night Out Party. I wanted to get my new neighbors and friends together before summer got in full swing. It was a great night, and even more fun because Terry came down to help me pull it off and put her signature stylish touch on everything. We … [Read more...]

Turning Thirty-Something Fashionista Birthday Party!

Fashionista Party!!

Ohh....What a (fun) night!  Terry & I (Christy was recovering in Tennessee from her Disney trip and Better Homes & Gardens Photoshoot--but we really missed her!) spent last week preparing for a very SPECIAL event... Terry's Birthday Party! It's safe to say that we both get a little … [Read more...]

Must-Have Recipe for Easy Summer Entertaining: Mojitos!

Mojito Recipe

Not too long ago, I posted a tutorial on making your own wooden beverage tags a la Ballard Designs (read about that HERE).  The tag I chose to use while shooting the "after" photo was one of my favorites:  mojitos!  Since my husband has created the absolute best mojito recipe I've ever tasted, I … [Read more...]

My Son’s 7th Birthday Camping Party & Giveaway

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My oldest son turned seven last week.  I ache all over just typing the number-- seven.  How did he get so big so fast?  He also has his first loose tooth, well actually teeth, as if turning seven wasn't enough! My son is totally into Star Wars, what seven-year old boy isn't these days? Since we had … [Read more...]

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