How I simplified my life.

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 I am always looking for ways to save time and simplify my life. Between working full-time, having three children --all in activities-- and writing for this blog my days are full, and many days I feel like I need to be superwoman to survive. Since superwoman I am NOT, in fact, I have a chronic … [Read more...]

Favorite Things

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 Hello! Only SEVEN more shopping days till Christmas! Today, we though it would be fun to share what is on our Christmas lists this Christmas. Just a few fun things that {hint hint Santa}, Christy & Terry and I would like to find under our tree this year. What is on your list? Do share! Before … [Read more...]

***The 11 Magnolia Lane Holiday Gift Guide*** {And Preserved Boxwood Wreath Giveaway!}

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This cyber Monday the three of us have teamed up to share with you some of our favorite gift picks for gifts this holiday season! This is one of my favorite posts to write--it's like virtual shopping, and I get a sneak peak at some of  Terry and Christy's top gift ideas as well. We hope you will … [Read more...]

Organizing Tricks for Fall & Back to School

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I just can't BELIEVE summer is drawing to a close and school is starting! We've been running around these last few weeks, first with the Haven Conference and then heading on vacation so we'll get home just days before school starts. Ahh! Since I have just a few days once we're home to get my kids … [Read more...]

Sharing the Love…

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Just popping in on a rainy Saturday to share a 'favorite thing' with our readers. We've been passing on some of these fabulous deals on our personal facebook pages {and the 11magnolialane page} but today's deals on Very Jane seemed so great we didn't want you to miss out! If you don't know Very … [Read more...]

The Empty Nest {A wonderful new shop}

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  Terry and I were so excited when we heard that our 'blog' friend Janet from The Empty Nest was opening a store on Main Street in Warrenton, VA. We couldn't wait to see all her beautifully painted furniture and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in action. I was in the same area last week {working on … [Read more...]

Turning Thirty-Something Fashionista Birthday Party!

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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...]

Pretending to be Supermodels…

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Have you noticed our new look? Thanks to some amazing photography of the three of us by Jessica Oatman, we have a new Blog header and have freshened up our “About Us” page. We had such a great time working with Jessica. She really listened to our ideas, and spent time talking about what we hoped … [Read more...]

I {heart} IKEA…

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Last week Terry and I got ourselves a babysitter and went off on a field trip to IKEA. I was in search of new family room curtains (you can read about my Ballard failure HERE) and some more storage to make my soon-to-be "for sale" house less cluttered. Terry is creating a fabulous … [Read more...]

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