Red and White Graduation BBQ Party

So, on Friday evening, this happened:

Connor graduated from high school summa cum laude as his little high school’s salutatorian, and we enjoyed a wonderful weekend celebrating his accomplishments.

It absolutely poured rain on Friday, but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits!

| My dress | Annabelle’s dress |

 Chris was home from Kansas, and even though the days have flown by because they’ve been full of friends and family, it has been wonderful family time (almost like normal people!). Click Here to Read More

A collection of sale items perfect for wearing in late spring early summer

May Favorite Finds

  Before we talk about May fun finds, are you all excited to watch the royal wedding tomorrow? I am starting to get sucked into all the hype, but I definitely can't wait to see her dress! I remember watching Princess Diana get married when I was young, so everytime there is a royal wedding I … [Read More...]

Organizing Our Double Pantry {Real Food Organization}

  I started this project right after we moved into our temporary rental home, but the lack of natural light inside our kitchen/breakfast area has made taking photos of our pantry (and most of the kitchen) a challenge. I finally dragged out my lighting kit and now that we're just weeks away … [Read More...]

Blue & White Throughout the House

  I've been doing a deep clean to get our little house ready for all of the family and friends who will join us for our son's high school graduation this weekend, and one thing I've noticed is that I've got blue and white everywhere (not that that's a bad thing!). If you're … [Read More...]

Surprise 75th birthday party celebration

My Mom’s Surprise Birthday Party Celebration

  I don't think there could be a better day to share my mom's surprise birthday party celebration, after all, it is Mother's Day! I hope all of you who are moms are getting spoiled rotten today :)     Last weekend we pulled off a major celebration, and a surprise one … [Read More...]

Delicious and easy (i.e. kid-friendly!) steak kebab recipe for the grill | 11 Magnolia Lane

Easy Grill Recipe: Steak Kebabs

This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are my own.   Mother's Day is just a few days away, and it's warm and sunny out--where I am, at least.  That means it's time to blow the pollen off the grill cover and start cooking outside! Today I'm sharing a super, super easy recipe that is … [Read More...]

Amy’s Birthday

Today is Amy's birthday, so of course I gave her the day off from blogging.  That being said, since it's May and we're at the bitter end of the school year (and they're building a new house!), I'm sure she's keeping herself busy on her "day off." Her present is going to be late...I texted her … [Read More...]

Our New Home: My Dream Closet with California Closets

Thank you California Closets for sponsoring this post.     As we get closer to completing our new home I am working on finalizing some of the details to make the space completely the way we want to live in it. One of the tasks I have been most looking forward to is working on … [Read More...]

No-carb peach pear cocktail recipe | 11 Magnolia Lane

Peach Pear Cocktail Recipe

Because it's Friday and we've all survived another week, I thought I'd post my most recent favorite cocktail.  Mind you, this is so simple that there's pretty much to need to call this a "recipe," but sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! If you were actually allowed to drink alcohol on … [Read More...]

Vintage Vogue covers gallery wall | 11 Magnolia Lane

Teen Bedroom Inspiration

Today I'm showing off my daughter, Annabelle's room, in our little Mint Chocolate Chip (MCC) House.  It's my favorite bedroom right now because it's pretty much "finished." Have you ever noticed that bedrooms seem to get decorated last on the list?  I'm sure it's because they're not public spaces, … [Read More...]

A collection of recipes and eating plan with menus for the Paleo Autoimmune Protocal diet.

Clean Eating–Whole 30, AIP, Recipes, Menus, Shopping Lists and More

  I am back today with another post about how I am currently eating. If you missed it, the introductory post is HERE. More than a week into it I am feeling pretty good. I haven't been able to exercise as much as I'd hoped thanks to a busy schedule, really cold weather and some sort of … [Read More...]

Easy, affordable mother's day gift ideas

Simply on Sunday–Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  I am writing this post on our new screen porch and it feels amazing, I promised myself after spending hours cleaning the house that I'd finally sit down and enjoy this space. It's the perfect place to pull together a blog post, and I am also working on my next paleo post.  I have been … [Read More...]

Friday Favorite Finds

Finally, I've crawled through the week and arrived at Friday (it felt like this week lasted a month, y'all).  Before we go another further, please enjoy a cocktail with me: Recipe here  |Buy mixers here This spiked blackberry lemonade is pretty darned yummy; I've made this my drink of choice … [Read More...]

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