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...]

Favorite Links from the June Pretty Preppy Party

Thanks to everyone who linked up at our June Pretty Preppy Party, there were some great summer-inspired projects that were shared this month Here are a few favorites that caught my eye... I am completely enamored with Krista from The Happy Housie's kitchen {especially her range hood!}. This … [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...]

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...]

Effortless Holiday Entertaining

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...]

Healthy School Party Snack or Take-Home Treat

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

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

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...]

Easy Entertaining: Taco Salad Bar

Today I'm just posting a quick (and somewhat obvious) idea for your next lunch or dinner event.  I made taco salad for last week's dinner meeting, and it worked really well.  It was easy for me (the hostess) and customizable for my guests.  I put each ingredient in a separate bowl so they could make … [Read more...]

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