Best of 2017

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Welcome to the first day of 2018, friends!  We are enjoying our last full day with my husband at home; he flies back to Kansas tomorrow, but we were fortunate enough to have two weeks together as a family. I hope you were able to celebrate with family or friends, too. One of the things we like to … [Read more...]

It’s So Nice to Meet You!

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  When new subscribers sign up to be emailed as we post something new, we send them a series of four "welcome" emails that cover the basics--who we are, our favorite home tours, how the blog works, and our top posts.  Even if you've been reading for awhile, you might not know some of these … [Read more...]

A Fresh Look for 11 Magnolia Lane and Other Exciting News

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  Every now and then we like to give you all an update of what is going on behind the scenes here at 11 Magnolia Lane.  To start with, if you've been visiting us for any period of time you've probably noticed some changes in how the site looks over the last few weeks. These things are truly … [Read more...]

Quite a bit can happen in five years…

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  Five years ago today this blog began. The first post ever started with the words: We are thrilled you have come by! In our home in the (cyber) world, we offer inspirational ideas for your life, home, family and self...   I had to stop and count a few times and check … [Read more...]

How to Put an “11ML” App Icon on Your iPhone

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  Because--of course-- we want you to be able to access our site easily while you're on the go, this will allow you to launch the blog with just a tap of your finger, so you can see what's new. These are iPhone directions, but I'll link to generalized Android instructions at the end.  And … [Read more...]

The Business Aspect of Running a Blog

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    This is a bit of a deviation from our typical DIY, recipes and decor type of posts, but it’s something we thought some of you might find interesting. Especially those of you who may be considering starting your own blog someday {read down, we cover how easy it is to get started … [Read more...]

The story of 11 Magnolia Lane

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Today we are sharing the story of 11 Magnolia Lane. I have been thinking about writing a post on the “story” behind our little blog for awhile now. I figured at some point our readers have wondered our connection or maybe the meaning behind the “11 Magnolia Lane’ title and the backstory on how we … [Read more...]

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