Easy Ways to Get Ready for Holiday Guests

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This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover. All opinions are my own. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it's the most social time of the year, too! Making memories with family and friends is one of the best parts of the holidays, and with a little pre-planning, … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

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I used to be the "designated hostess" for Thanksgiving, but for the last few years we've spent it with our good friends, Scott and Becky, who used to be our next door neighbors when we lived in Savannah. When he retired from the Army, they relocated to Cary, which is only about an hour north of us. … [Read more...]

A Rustic And Glam Tablescape for the Holidays

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Now that Halloween has come and gone, the blog world turns to all things holiday! Right? Today I have a Rustic + Luxurious tablescape to share with you all. While this table setting has a holiday look it is perfect for Thanksgiving too.   This post is sponsored by Walmart in … [Read more...]

A Masculine Wood and Metal Bourbon Bar Cart

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Today's post is about a little corner I created in our dining room for my husband, who is a big fan of all things bourbon and has quite a large collection of brown water. We actually had three separate areas in our house where we were stashing bottles, and he never knew where to find a particular … [Read more...]

A {Not Scary} Halloween Tablescape

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  I broke new ground this year and did not decorate inside my house for Fall--I know, my home decor blogger card is going to be revoked! Christy did a lovely job with her Fall home tour and you can see our Fall Home Tour from last year HERE so this year I decided I wanted to do something … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Entertaining Ideas

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This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover. All opinions are my own. We are in the middle of the dog days of summer and it's as hot as can be right now! When it comes to summer entertaining, the key is to keep things simple and casual, and if you have access to a pool, … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Fourth of July Ideas

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We're just a few short days from my favorite summer holiday--the Fourth of July--and today I'm going to share some of our best ideas for decorating and entertaining for Independence Day. If you're following what's happening in my life outside of this blog, then you know that I'm right in the … [Read more...]

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...]

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