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...]

Simply on Sunday

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Happy Sunday, everyone!  It's unseasonably warm and rainy here today, so I'm going to push my to-do list off until tomorrow and curl up on the couch with a good book.  Amy's post on her Sunday routine inspired me to be more intentional about this day, too. The pretty photos are from our school's … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Party in Downtown Southern Pines

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This is the third year that we've attended a New Year's Eve party hosted by our friends, Mark and Kathie, at Mark's office in downtown Southern Pines. He's an incredibly talented architect and when (if?) we settle down permanently, he will be designing my dream house. Mark Wesley Parson, … [Read more...]

Prepping for Guests and Free Printable Wi-Fi Password Sign

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It’s Fall and it is Football Season!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NotSoFastMom #CollectiveBias   It is Fall and that means one thing around here--that it is football season! We've always been football fans but this year, we've reached a … [Read more...]

‘Country Girls’ Themed 40th Birthday Party

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  We've been being VERY social around here recently! First with helping throw a 40th birthday party, then co-hosted this 40th birthday party in our home that I am showing you today the very next weekend. Not to mention, I just returned from an amazing wine tour weekend with my high school … [Read more...]

A Lilly Pulitzer Birthday Pool Party

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I'm so glad the weekend is almost here--we've had a busy, busy week! My daughter came home from five weeks away at her ballet intensive and she spent most of last weekend eating and catching up with friends.  Then we rolled right into her thirteenth birthday with a Lilly-themed pool party for … [Read more...]

Friday Free For All–Retirement Party

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We've had three good friends retire from the Army so far this summer; these are always bittersweet events for everyone involved.  It's a loss to the entire nation when we don't retain mature officers and soldiers, but of course they're entitled to a well-deserved break from years of deployments and … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Italian Soda and Ice Cream Sundae Bar

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A couple of weeks ago, after our daughter's dance performance, we invited a few of her dance friends and their families over to celebrate a successful show. I designed it to be a quick get-together, since the performance finished late and the girls had an early call for their matinee the next … [Read more...]

Summer Fun: Mullet Party

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  Last week, my husband and I went to one of the most creative (and fun) parties I've ever seen, and I just had to share it with you. Some friends held a "Mullet Party" to kick off the Memorial Day weekend.  We were able to stop by for a few hours while the kids were at their … [Read more...]

Golf and BBQ Party on the Deck

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This post brought to you by Soy Vay . The content and opinions expressed below are that of 11 Magnolia Lane. The weather is getting warmer here in North Carolina, and the azaleas and dogwoods are just gorgeous.  As many of you know, we're lucky enough to live in a golf course, and both my husband … [Read more...]

The Big Game Football Party

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGlory #CollectiveBias   Less than two weeks left before The Big Game, people!  We usually host a party and it's always such a fun time. In case you're planning on … [Read more...]

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