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5 House Cleaning Tips When You’re Overwhelmed

5 Proven Tips for Tackling Clutter & Chores when you're feeling overwhelmed

Sometimes, I can get so overwhelmed by chores and housework and my to-do list. No one told me it was neverending!!! Right!!? Have you ever been at place where you had so much to do that it became crippling? Have you ever been at that point where a sort of paralysis sets in? When there’s so […]

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Pool Party Snacks: Set up an easy toppings bar featuring EDY's® Frozen Custard. #FrozenCustardTime #collectivebias

Easy Outdoor Entertaining & Pool Party Snacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FrozenCustardTime #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. We just returned from a family vacation in Florida. It was a jam-packed week of theme park visits, family fun, sunshine, flip flops and long, lazy days by the pool. […]

Try this tangy barbecue crockpot meatball recipe featuring Coke Zero #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias

Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. One of my greatest college memories was watching the basketball team win the national championship in 1993! It was an edge-of-your-seat win, the kind that had me yelling at the […]

DIY Potting Bench Makeover

DIY Potting Bench Makeover

Before long, winter will be a memory and planting season will be upon us. So, it seemed like a perfect time to finally share with you the ins and outs and how tos of the DIY potting bench makeover I did last year for the Chic Chateau showhouse. This was such a fun project, to […]

Use a painter's canvas and gold thumb tacks from the dollar store to make this lucky four leaf clover artwork. This is a great St. Patrick's Day project for kids.

Lucky Four Leaf Clover Thumb Tack Artwork

As much as I love a good practical joke, green beer and leprechauns, I don’t normally do much decorating for St. Patrick’s Day. But this year, I decided I wanted to make some holiday thumb tack art, with the help of my 8-year-old son. Here’s what we came up with — this lucky four leaf […]

Learn how to make tissue paper flowers with this easy step-by-step tutorial, featuring instructions for making three different types of blooms.. #FeelGlade #CG

How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

With flowers, it always seems I’m in the wrong season. I always want what’s not blooming now. When I got married in the fall and told my florist I wanted lilies and peonies and ranunculus in my bouquet, he laughed and told me I should have gotten married in the spring or summer when those flowers […]

Peter Rabbit Inspired Easter Party Ideas

Peter Rabbit Inspired Easter Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias Do you remember the story of Peter Rabbit, that naughty little bunny who disobeyed his mother, snuck into Mr. McGregor’s garden and very nearly was baked into a pie? The Beatrix Potter tale […]

Looking for St. Patrick's Day craft ideas? Make these rainbow candy treats using pill cases from the dollar store. Click here for the free printable tags.

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Candy Treat

Who wouldn’t like to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I can’t help you with the leprechaun’s treasure, but this St. Patrick’s day craft is pretty sweet. A rainbow of Skittles candy…and at the end some gold chocolate coins. This makes a great St. Patrick’s Day gift for anyone with whom you want […]

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Try this tangy barbecue crockpot meatball recipe featuring Coke Zero #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias

Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions … [Read More...]

Plan a romantic night in with these dinner for two recipes inspired by the flavors of India and the film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Romantic Indian Dinner for Two

How about a date night and an exotic vacation all rolled into one -- without ever leaving … [Read More...]

Gourmet Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Truffle Oil

Easy Bacon Truffle Oil Gourmet Mac and Cheese

I've told you before about my love affair with truffle oil! Well, today I'm sharing … [Read More...]

Seriously...the best salad ever - a make-at-home version of the world famous Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad. It is a garlic and olive lover's delight. and so easy to make.

Seriously…the best salad recipe ever

When we were newlyweds, I tagged along with Bruce on a business trip to St. Petersburg, … [Read More...]

Champagne Red Velvet Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting

Champagne Red Velvet Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting

Come quickly! I am drinking the stars. So Dom Pérignon exclaimed centuries ago when he … [Read More...]

Celebrate like the stars with these Oscar party ideas featuring food and decor from World Market. This Oscars party is all about glitz and glamour with a menu modeled after Wolfgang Puck's annual Governors Ball for the Academy Awards.

Oscar Party Ideas: Celebrate Like the Stars

I have always dreamed of being a part of Hollywood's biggest night... Flash bulbs … [Read More...]

Host a The Boxtrolls family movie night. Make this "buggy" popcorn snack mix using Pop Secret and your favorite candy and pretend you're one of The Boxtrolls. Click for more family movie night ideas.

The Boxtrolls Family Movie Night Ideas

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Looking for a party recipe that you'll make again and again? These Asian style sweet and spicy chicken wings are always a hit. Perfect for the Super Bowl or any kind of bash. And they're easy to make. Just marinate, broil and toss in the slow cooker.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings in the Slow Cooker

Over the years, I have been slowly building my party menu repertoire, dishes that never … [Read More...]

Looking for some quick and easy breakfast ideas that will wake you up and jumpstart your day? Try out this recipe for a breakfast tea and greek yogurt smoothie and pair it with homemade fruity tea loaf.

Wake Me Up Breakfast Ideas: Tea & Greek Yogurt Smoothie and Fruity Tea Loaf

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions … [Read More...]

Looking for leftover ham recipes? Click over for two easy ham pot pie recipes. Only 5 ingredients for each!

Leftover Ham Pot Pie

I am not really a leftover person. I'm OK with the same meal two nights in a row, but … [Read More...]

Atta Girl Says 2014 Top Posts

Atta Girl Says Best of 2014

Here's to another blogging year in the books! It's been a year of fun projects, … [Read More...]

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe -- perfect for Christmas, New Year's Eve and cold winter days.

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Looking for an adults-only beverage that is perfect for chilly winter nights? I'm … [Read More...]

Casual Holiday Dinner Party Ideas for Friends and Family with Marie Callender's pot pies

Casual Holiday Dinner Party Ideas with Marie Callender’s Pot Pies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions … [Read More...]

Nutty Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce Homemade Gift #TasteTheSeason #cbias #ad

Nutty Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions … [Read More...]

Top a winter fruit salad with nutty fried brie, pomegranate seeds and a citrus vinaigrette dressing

Nutty Fried Brie & Winter Fruit Salad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions … [Read More...]

Lemon Oatmeal Lacies Cookies

Lemon Oatmeal Lacies Christmas Cookie Recipe

Stop! Before you read any more, go ahead and grab yourself a cookie to go along with your … [Read More...]

Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

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Holiday Baking Essentials at World Market and Homemade Food Gifts

Holiday Baking Essentials & Homemade Food Gifts

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by World Market, but all opinions are honest and my … [Read More...]

Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread Recipe

Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread Recipe

Recent text message from my husband: "Do you want to win a chili cook-off?" Yep, we're … [Read More...]

Make up a batch of this yummy lemon curd recipe for homemade holiday gifts. Give it along with blueberry scones and a coordinating tea towel. Find the recipe, printable jar and package labels and an iron-on transfer pattern at AttaGirlSays.com

Lemon Curd Recipe & Free Printable Labels

I love giving homemade treats to neighbors, friends, family and teachers at the … [Read More...]

If love North Carolina barbecue, do yourself a favor and try this slow-cooker, make-at-home version. You'll find recipes for Eastern style and Lexington style sauce. Make your favorite, or try them both, and decided which you like best.

Slow Cooker North Carolina Barbecue Recipe (with 2 Sauces)

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Italian Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Italian Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Have you ever had a restaurant meal you can't get out of your head? For weeks now, I've … [Read More...]

White Chocolate Popcorn Snack Mix with M&Ms

White Chocolate Popcorn Snack Mix

I'm beginning to feel like September is one endless party around here. We've been … [Read More...]

Sliced thin and deep fried like potato chips, this fried squash recipe is irresistible. I dare you to eat just one serving!

Irresistible Fried Squash Recipe

If you have a summer garden -- or know anyone with a summer garden -- chances are good you … [Read More...]

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DIY Potting Bench Makeover

DIY Potting Bench Makeover

Before long, winter will be a memory and planting season will be upon us. So, it seemed … [Read More...]

Use a painter's canvas and gold thumb tacks from the dollar store to make this lucky four leaf clover artwork. This is a great St. Patrick's Day project for kids.

Lucky Four Leaf Clover Thumb Tack Artwork

As much as I love a good practical joke, green beer and leprechauns, I don't normally do … [Read More...]

Learn how to make tissue paper flowers with this easy step-by-step tutorial, featuring instructions for making three different types of blooms.. #FeelGlade #CG

How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

With flowers, it always seems I'm in the wrong season. I always want what's not blooming … [Read More...]

Looking for St. Patrick's Day craft ideas? Make these rainbow candy treats using pill cases from the dollar store. Click here for the free printable tags.

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Candy Treat

Who wouldn't like to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I can't help you … [Read More...]

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Easter Bunny Banner

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Easter Bunny Banner

I love the Pottery Barn catalog for ideas and inspiration, as well as for … [Read More...]

Give a straw tote a springy look by adding a pastel argyle pattern to it with paint and embroidery thread.

Argyle Pattern Spring Tote Bag

We're crafting our way through the alphabet! What a fun way to celebrate National Craft … [Read More...]

Upcycle a deep dish pizza pan into a wine barrel tray or a wine barrel sign inspired by Ballard Designs

Knockoff Wine Barrel Tray & Sign

My next door neighbor is the district manager for a pizza chain, and recently they were … [Read More...]

This is one of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas. Photocopy old storybooks and use Mod Podge to decoupage the eggs.

Decoupaged Easter Egg Craft

I love all things vintage, especially when it comes to children's storybooks and … [Read More...]

Learn how to DIY your own Oscars party decorations and where to buy fabulous favors like the golden chocolate Oscars statues and personalized bouquets featured in this awesome Oscars party from AttaGirlSays.com

Award-Winning Oscars Party Favors & Decor

I've had quite a few questions about my Oscars party favors, decor and swag. So I thought … [Read More...]

Learn how to make a faux pallet wood sign using foam sheets , paint and other materials. You can get the same look as wood but without the weight or having to use power tools.

Typography Heart Faux Pallet Wood Sign

Remember last week when I shared my Valentine's Day vignette and the love story of how my … [Read More...]

Know a kid who is Minecraft obsessed? They'll love these simple, free printable Minecraft Valentines. Click here to print your own. Add a Perler bead heart to make them even better!

Printable Minecraft Valentines with Perler Bead Hearts

Valentine's Day is very tricky business when you're an 8-year-old boy. You absolutely … [Read More...]

Learn how to distress painted wood: and make these cute display frames for collectibles and other items you want to showcase.

Painted Display Frames & Easy Tips for How to Distress Painted Wood

Please tell me I'm not the only one who buys craft and decorating supplies without an idea … [Read More...]

Aren't these sew cute? Download and these free printable Valentine's Day cards, then embellish them with simple sewing notions. Let your creativity go wild!

Sew Cute Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

I have a treat for you today! I'm participating in a Valentine's Day blog hop, hosted … [Read More...]

Looking for some easy, do-it-yourself Super Bowl party decorations? These football pennants and pom-poms are easy enough for kids to make. There's absolutely no sewing involved, and they're made from a durable weather-proof material. Click for the free pattern and a video tutorial.

Super Bowl Party Decorations: No-Sew Pennants & Pom-Poms

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fairfield World, but I only share … [Read More...]

Downton Abbey party ideas, crafts, recipes, printables and more

Downton Abbey Party Ideas, Crafts, Recipes & More

I'm celebrating two momentous events today -- my birthday and the return of Downton Abbey, … [Read More...]

New Years Eve Party Printable for Designated Drivers

Designated Driver New Year’s Eve Party Printable

The countdown to the new year is on! We'll be celebrating at a low-key get-together … [Read More...]

2015 Blog Planner Cover

2015 Free Printable Blog Planner and Calendar

It's finally finished, with a few day to spare. My 2015 printable blog planner and … [Read More...]

Family Advent Traditions with a Guardians of the Galaxy Twist #OwntheGalaxy #cbias #ad

Advent Traditions with a Guardians of the Galaxy Twist

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions … [Read More...]

Learn how to make an antiqued bamboo cutting board, a perfect addition to a gourmet gift basket this holiday season.

Honey & Cheese Gift Basket with Antiqued Bamboo Cutting Board

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions … [Read More...]

No-Sew Snowman Christmas Ornaments

No-Sew Snowman Christmas Ornaments

When's the last time you made a craft that uses old socks? Well, you're going to … [Read More...]

Learn how to make candles then make a batch of these Santa's cookies and milk candles for Christmas. They' smell yummy and they're adorable packaged in milk bottles painted with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint. #decoartprojects #chalkyfinish #spon

Santa’s Milk & Cookies Candle

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt but all opinions are honest and my own. Read … [Read More...]

Use Christmas stencils to paint a child's chair for photos

Stenciled Child’s Christmas Chair

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Royal Design Studio, but all opinions … [Read More...]

Bring a little international flair to your Christmas decorating with this handpainted Christmas banner embellished with the phrase, "Buon Natale," Italian for Merry Christmas

Italian Buon Natale Christmas Banner

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt and may include affiliate links, but all … [Read More...]

Wood Slice Advent Christmas Tree Ornaments

Wood Slice Advent Christmas Tree Ornaments

I cannot believe it's almost December. Time to start counting down the days until … [Read More...]

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