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

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

Please tell me I’m not the only one who buys craft and decorating supplies without an idea for how I’m going to use them. When I spied a box of small oval, 70s era frames at a yard sale, I knew I had to have them. So what if I didn’t have a specific plan […]

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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 by Abbey of The Cards We Drew. Sixty of us are sharing our ideas for do-it-yourself Valentines. You’ll find lots of ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts and cards for your sweetie, your kids, your friends, your family and anyone […]

This chest would be perfect at a beach house or in a child's room decorated with vintage nautical decor. The color on this piece is amazing! Click over for the full tutorial on how to transform a cheap yard sale piece of furniture into a custom piece.

Handpainted Maritime Blueprint Dresser Inspired by Vintage Nautical Decor

I love the look of antique maritme blueprints, and if I ever achieve my dream of a seaside cottage vacation home, I’ll surely decorate it will vintage nautical decor. Today’s project, which I first shared on the DecoArt blog, brings that look to a seen-better-days yard sale dresser. Thanks to a little paint, chalk, inspiration […]

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 are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias I am not a morning person. I burn the midnight oil, but my alarm still buzzes nice and early. (Unless a dog or a cat or a little boy wakes me up first.) So, I’m not […]

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 products I use and love. This post includes affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. Even though our team was eliminated early in the playoffs, we are still planning on throwing a Super Bowl party. I whipped up these […]

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 after that, I’m done with the leftovers, no matter how tasty the dish. For most of our everyday dinners, an abundance of leftovers is not a problem. But when special occasions and holidays roll around and […]

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, one of my favorite television shows. So, of course I had to throw a party! And the best part is that you’re all invited to link up your own Downton Abbey inspired projects. When you do, your post will be […]

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 with neighbors, for kids and adults. How about you? If you have a party planned, then I have a free printable to celebrate the designated drivers. They truly are the life of the party. I created the printable as part […]

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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

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

Nutty Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce

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

Nutty Fried Brie & Winter Fruit Salad

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Lemon Oatmeal Lacies Cookies

Lemon Oatmeal Lacies Christmas Cookie Recipe

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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...]

Live in a house divided when it comes to sports teams? Kickoff football season with a show your team colors party with food and decor that match your rooting interest. These are great tailgating party ideas, too! #TeamJellO #cbias

Show Your Team Colors Tailgating Party Ideas

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Gourmet BLT Sandwich Recipe

Gourmet BLT Sandwich with Candied Bacon & Garlic Basil Aioli

As summer slips away, I find myself reflecting on what I will miss. Endless sunshine. … [Read More...]

Cheap Meal Ideas with Kraft #RollintoSavings #shop #cbias

Budget Friendly Recipes: $20 Chicken Dinner #RollIntoSavings

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Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe In Custom Decorated Bottles

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe In Custom Bottles

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Vanilla Iced Coffee with Java Rocks #IcedDelight #sponsored

Vanilla Iced Coffee with Java Rocks #IcedDelight #sponsored

What is it about 3 o'clock that makes me want a nap? Or a jolt of … [Read More...]

Maple Nut Goodie Toast and 30+ Quick Breakfast Recipes

Maple Nut Goodie Toast & 30+ Quick Breakfast Recipes

Lately, I've been into sharing recipes that really aren't -- dishes that require minimal … [Read More...]

Delicious Candied Bacon Recipe: Great for salads, sandwiches or as a snack. Click for the recipe at AttaGirlSays.com

Brown Sugar & Pepper Candied Bacon Recipe

If you think bacon tastes good straight out of the frying pan, wait until you try this … [Read More...]

Patriotic Mini Fruit Pizza Recipe

Patriotic Mini Fruit Pizza Recipe

What do you want? A cookie? Or how about some cake? Or maybe you prefer a healthy dessert, … [Read More...]

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Crafts…

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

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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

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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

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

Stenciled Child’s Christmas Chair

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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...]

What a fun family craft!! Use cardstock, ribbon, craft punches, washi tape, pipe cleaners and other craft supplies to make these cute Ugly Christmas Sweater gift tags. A great family craft or activity for your ugly sweater party. Kids and adults alike will have a blast designing their ugly sweaters. Get the free sweater pattern by clicking here.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Gift Tags

Somewhere, buried deep in my closet, there's a cardigan festooned with Christmas … [Read More...]

Use scrapbook paper, paint and vintage Santa images to make these Christmas gift tags that also double as ornaments. Embelilish them with embossed paper, velvet ribbon and craft gems.

Victorian Santa Christmas Gift Tags & Ornaments

Years ago, I used to hand make all our Christmas cards. But our list has grown longer, and … [Read More...]

Click for a video tutorial for how to make a duct tape wallet with accordion sides. Use holiday Duck Tape to make a receipt organizer. This would make a great duct tape coupon holder, as well.

How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet Holiday Receipt Keeper

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No-Sew Thanksgiving Embroidery Hoop Art Silhouettes

Thanksgiving Embroidery Hoop Art Silhouettes

I've been quite taken with all the seasonal embroidery hoop art I've been seeing around … [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...]

Use vinyl that you cut yourself (or buy precut decals) and use them to decorate old windows and cabinet doors for Halloween.

Halloween Window Silhouettes

Ever since that time I was crowned queen of Pinterest, I have been in love with making … [Read More...]

How cool is this? This Halloween sign looks just like the real wooden sign in Sleepy Hollow, New York. But it's made out of foam, not wood. Genius. No power tools necessary!

DIY Sleepy Hollow Halloween Sign – No Power Tools Needed

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Burlap & Black Halloween Wreath Ideas

Halloween Wreath Ideas with Oly*Fun

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Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins: Learn two different methods for making pretty fall pumpkins out of scrapbook paper

Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins Two Ways

You know I'm always up for a party, especially a Halloween party that lasts all week … [Read More...]

Free printable and template to make this fun R2-D2 craft. These make great Star Wars party favors.

R2-D2 Star Wars Party Favors Craft

When we had Jackson's epic Star Wars birthday party, we wanted to send guests home with … [Read More...]

These painted metallic beaded bracelets are so easy to make with wooden beads, leather cording and metallic paint. The mixed metals look is hot in fashion right now, and these will work silver, gold, bronze and platinum accessories.

Painted Metallic Beaded Bracelets

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