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...]

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Women & Girls

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  Have you started holiday shopping yet? My intention is always to get my shopping done early so I have plenty of time to wrap and do fun things close to Christmas but despite my best efforts, I am usually frantically finishing the wrapping on Christmas Eve! With that being said, we're … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Home Smell Delicious for the Holidays

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This post is sponsored by Greenleaf Gifts.   So many things make up the magic of the holidays, but one of the most important to me are the smells. The aroma of sugar cookies baking or a fresh cut pine immediately evoke a feeling of Christmas comfort and joy. Today I wanted to share my … [Read more...]

A Season of Giving 2019

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We've taken a few years off from our A Season of Giving series, but I decided that this year was a great time to revisit it, especially since we have so many new readers who might not be familiar with it. If you're like me, you struggle to find a balance between the festive trimmings of the … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Affordable Christmas Trees & Decor

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If you haven't started decorating for the holidays or if you are, like me, half-finished and surrounded by bins I thought today would be a good time to talk about our favorite holiday decor items. There is nothing like ordering the things you need from the comfort of your couch, right?  These are … [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...]

The 2019 Holiday Planner is HERE!

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Each year we bring you what we believe is the best way to get organized for the coming chaotic, fun, and hopefully memorable holiday season--the 11 Magnolia Lane Holiday Planner! The 2019 Free Holiday Printable Planner So yet again, I have had Christmas decorations, gift lists, party plans … [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...]

2018 Holiday Home Tour: Danielle’s Home {Part 2}

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  I'm back today with part 2 of my friend Danielle's holiday home tour (part 1 is HERE). Yesterday I showed you the beautiful front yard and porch and her living room and today I'm sharing her dining room, kitchen, and breakfast room.  Danielle has a great sense of style and her home is … [Read more...]

2018 Holiday Home Tour: Danielle’s Home {Part 1}

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  With just two days left before Christmas, my friend Danielle's holiday home tour is the perfect way to usher in the holiday. Her home is so warm and welcoming (just like she is) and every year she very graciously allows me to take dozens of photos to share. If you missed her … [Read more...]

Bourbon Bacon Salt Printable Tags

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  Every year I like to make a homemade gift to share with friends.  In years past, I've canned salsa, made my own limoncello, and turned out batches of homemade peppermint bark.  This year, I made bourbon bacon salt and--YUM! This was an easy recipe.  I made two batches one weekend … [Read more...]

Nutcracker Suite Ballet Themed Christmas Tree

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    After I shared my daughter's Nutcracker-themed Christmas tree in my holiday home tour, I had several requests for more close up photos of the ornaments that we've used to decorate it, so today I thought I'd share those with you. Most of these are from various Nutcracker … [Read more...]

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