Easy Orchid Centerpiece & Easter Tablescape

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I am seeing a resurgence in the use of faux florals throughout blogland, and have been starting to use more of them in our home. Fake flowers have come a long way over the last few years, many seem almost as beautiful as their real counterparts but they don't die within a week, making them easy to … [Read more...]

A No-Fail Entertaining Menu with Recipes

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Easy Entertaining Recipes Today I wanted to share my current go-to, no fail, entertaining menu. Entertaining can be stressful, I have become more reluctant to have people over for dinner since Christmas Eve when my oven turned on me, started spewing smoke and we couldn't get the meat done. It was a … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Super Bowl Party and Recipe Ideas

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I literally woke up this morning and realized that the Super Bowl is tomorrow! I don't think I've watched a NFL game in three or four years but a lot of times we will at least tune into the Super Bowl for the commercials since they are so funny and creative. We used to always host a party and it was … [Read more...]

It’s 5 O’Clock at 11 Magnolia Lane: Grapefruit Tonic Cocktail Recipe

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Just in time for the weekend, I'm sharing my current favorite cocktail: grapefruit tonic! While I love a glass of wine, it never pairs well with my predisposition for migraine headaches, and I've found that the sweetness of the wine doesn't always sit well with me, either.   Last … [Read more...]

Easy Holiday Entertaining Ideas (& How to Make Clean Up a Breeze!)

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  This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover, all opinions are my own.     One of the joys of the holiday season is entertaining family and friends. Whether it is hosting a large holiday party or a small Christmas dinner, spending time with the … [Read more...]

Deck the Halls…With eBay!

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 This post is sponsored by eBay, but all opinions are 100% my own. As most of you know, I am a dedicated online shopper. It's so easy to order online and have boxes of necessities (and of course some luxuries, too) delivered straight to my door! It also makes it so easy to find exactly what I … [Read more...]

A Christmas Bar Cart Hop

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Today we have our first official holiday post of the season (well, I suppose the launch of The Holiday Planner last month counts) but this is our first Christmas decor post of 2018. This is the best time of year for so many reasons, but as bloggers we get to join in all sorts of fun collaborations … [Read more...]

A Lavender and Wheat Themed Welcome Reception

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  The kids and I have just returned from summering in Kansas with my husband, and while I was out there I helped decorate for an afternoon welcome reception for a group of military spouses. | Photo credit: Cornerstone Photography | We used a lavender and wheat theme since both of … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Appetizers

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  These are truly the dog days of summer--I think it's been over 100° for the last two weeks straight!  You won't catch me near a hot oven right now if I can avoid it, so today I'm sharing some of my easiest and yummiest appetizer recipes (I'll admit that I can make a meal out of these if I'm … [Read more...]

How Sweet It Is Graduation Stickers

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  It's that time of year--graduation is upon us!  Whether it's high school, college, or grad school, this is one of the "big four" life events, as we call them at our house. When I showed off the photos from Connor's graduation party in {this} post, you might have noticed the … [Read more...]

Red and White Graduation BBQ Party

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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 … [Read more...]

My Mom’s Surprise Birthday Party Celebration

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  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...]

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