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“For the Birds” Chalky Finish Paint Makeover

Learn how to spruce up a $5 yard sale table with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint. and stencils. #chalkyfinish #decoartprojects #spon

I am the queen of $5 tables. Scuffed up old tables that look like they belonged to someone’s grandma are among my favorite things to buy at yard sales. Since they’re usually in such rough shape, the other shoppers rarely give them a second glance. And the owners just want to get rid of them. […]

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Learn how to spruce up a $5 yard sale table with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint. and stencils. #chalkyfinish #decoartprojects #spon

“For the Birds” Chalky Finish Paint Makeover

I am the queen of $5 tables. Scuffed up old tables that look like they belonged to someone’s grandma are among my favorite things to buy at yard sales. Since they’re usually in such rough shape, the other shoppers rarely give them a second glance. And the owners just want to get rid of them. […]

These cupcake ice cream cones are perfect for summertime parties because they won't melt. You can make them in any flavor you like, but these tangy-sweet pink lemonade cupcakes are a great summer treat. Learn how to mix up a batch using a cake mix and Kool-Aid -- just click for the recipe.

Pink Lemonade Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

Picture the scene: It’s a gorgeous summer day. The sun is bright and your child is happy as can be, eating a drippy ice cream cone. Then. the melting ice cream slides right off the cone. As soon as the ice cream hits the ground, your child’s face crumples and the tears start flowing. But […]

S.S. Poise Nautical Wreath Craft #RecycleYourPeriodPad #ad

Crafty, Sassy & Irreverent Nautical Wreath

Poise Thin-Shape pads challenged me to get a little crafty as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #RecycleYourPeriodPad. Read my full disclosure policy here. I’ve always described Atta Girl Says as crafty, sassy and irreverent. And today I’m about to take that to a new level with an out-there, oh-no-she-didn’t, upcycled craft project. My […]

Packed with protein and fresh flavors, you're going to love this healthy vegetarian twist on classic nachos. Click over for the easy nachos recipe.

Vegetarian Easy Nachos Recipe

Healthy and nachos aren’t two words you usually find together. This easy nachos recipe not only tastes good, but it’s better for you than the cheese-and-meat covered nachos we’re all used to eating. It’s packed with protein and fresh flavors. This vegetarian version includes kale, quinoa, organic black beans and queso fresco cheese served atop […]

Chalky Finish Stars & Stripes American Flag Serving Tray

Handpainted Vintage American Flag Tray

With Memorial Day just days away, I’ve been feeling quite patriotic. Time to bring out Old Glory and start working on some red-white-and-blue projects. Like this Stars and Stripes Vintage American Flag Serving Tray I first shared on the DecoArt blog. In case you missed it, here’s how easy it is to transform an unfinished […]

Aren't these edible Tic Tac Toe games made with Twizzlers Twists the cutest idea ever for a Memorial Day picnic or July 4th cookout. They perfect party favors for kids. #TwizzlersSummerFun #HersheysSummer #ad

Tasty Tic Tac Toe Party Favors for Kids

This is for every kid who has ever been told, “Don’t play with your food!” How can you resist when it’s Twizzlers Twists? After all, they’re designed to be whirled and twirled and peeled and tied and played with before you pop them into mouth. Kids will love this this tasty Tic Tac Toe game. […]

Getting older is challenging, and you can choose to grow old gracefully or with humor. Laugh at yourself and the passage of time with these 15 funny life quotes, available as free printables from AttaGirlSays.com. Designed for women, these quotes cover everything from light bladder leakage to wrinkles to hot flashes. #ReplaceYourPeriodPad #ad

15 Printable Funny Life Quotes About Getting Older

Disclosure: I’m sharing today about the challenges, triumphs and laughs that come with getting older in this sponsored post about Poise Thin-Shape pads for Socialstars #RecycleYourPeriodPad. Read my full disclosure policy here. Lately, I keep getting reminders that I’m not as young as I once was. This month marks 20 years since I graduated from college. […]

Kids will love making edible sand art creations. Mix up a batch of colorful, edible "sand" using sugar and your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. The sweet and sour flavor will remind you of your favorite candy.

Edible Sand Art Recipe & Party Printables

Do you remember making sand art as a kid? And do you remember those Fun Dip candies that your mom would only let you eat outside? Today’s crafty recipe is a mashup of those two childhood throwbacks. Sweet and sour edible sand art made with Kool-Aid! We served up a tasty palette of colors and flavors […]

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These cupcake ice cream cones are perfect for summertime parties because they won't melt. You can make them in any flavor you like, but these tangy-sweet pink lemonade cupcakes are a great summer treat. Learn how to mix up a batch using a cake mix and Kool-Aid -- just click for the recipe.

Pink Lemonade Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

Picture the scene: It's a gorgeous summer day. The sun is bright and your child is … [Read More...]

Packed with protein and fresh flavors, you're going to love this healthy vegetarian twist on classic nachos. Click over for the easy nachos recipe.

Vegetarian Easy Nachos Recipe

Healthy and nachos aren't two words you usually find together. This easy nachos … [Read More...]

Kids will love making edible sand art creations. Mix up a batch of colorful, edible "sand" using sugar and your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. The sweet and sour flavor will remind you of your favorite candy.

Edible Sand Art Recipe & Party Printables

Do you remember making sand art as a kid? And do you remember those Fun Dip candies … [Read More...]

This pesto pasta salad is the perfect spring or summertime side dish. It's great for picnics and potlucks, and it's so easy to make.

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

When I was applying for the newspaper job that brought me to Greensboro, some reporters … [Read More...]

Planning a Kentucky Derby party? You must try this refreshing mint julep recipe, served in a frosty silver julep cup.

Classic Mint Julep Recipe

It's Derby day! Time to put on a fancy hat, cut a slice of Kentucky Derby pie and mix up … [Read More...]

A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!) Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe

I spent a memorable weekend in Kentucky once. How's that for an opening line to pique … [Read More...]

This Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip is always the hit of the party! And it's so easy to make! Sometimes called "white trash dip," it's made with just three ingredients. Just dump them all into the Crock Pot, stir and heat!

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip

I'm kinda embarrassed to tell you the official name of this chili cheese dip. I … [Read More...]

Whip up a batch of this tropical yogurt fruit dip for an after-school snack! #PourMoreFun #cbias #ad

Tropical Yogurt Fruit Dip Recipe

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This frozen lemonade recipe is a refreshing spring and summertime treat. Tangy and sweet, The flavor will remind you of lemon meringue pie. If you like Chick-Fil-A's frosted lemonade, you'll love this make-at-home version.

Frosted & Frozen Lemonade Recipe

I always loved when my mom made a lemon meringue pie when I was growing up. But I wasn't … [Read More...]

120 Recipes for Leftover Ham

120+ Recipes for Leftover Ham

If you're like most people, there's bound to be a ham on the table as part of your Easter … [Read More...]

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

Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

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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

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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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S.S. Poise Nautical Wreath Craft #RecycleYourPeriodPad #ad

Crafty, Sassy & Irreverent Nautical Wreath

Poise Thin-Shape pads challenged me to get a little crafty as part of a sponsored post for … [Read More...]

Chalky Finish Stars & Stripes American Flag Serving Tray

Handpainted Vintage American Flag Tray

With Memorial Day just days away, I've been feeling quite patriotic. Time to bring out … [Read More...]

Aren't these edible Tic Tac Toe games made with Twizzlers Twists the cutest idea ever for a Memorial Day picnic or July 4th cookout. They perfect party favors for kids. #TwizzlersSummerFun #HersheysSummer #ad

Tasty Tic Tac Toe Party Favors for Kids

This is for every kid who has ever been told, "Don't play with your food!" How can … [Read More...]

Kids will love making edible sand art creations. Mix up a batch of colorful, edible "sand" using sugar and your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. The sweet and sour flavor will remind you of your favorite candy.

Edible Sand Art Recipe & Party Printables

Do you remember making sand art as a kid? And do you remember those Fun Dip candies … [Read More...]

Learn how to make an easy no-sew party banner using a beach towel. Plus, you'll find lots of great ideas for colorful beach party decorations.

No-Sew Beach Towel Party Banner

I am counting the days until summer. The end of school and lazier days can't get here … [Read More...]

Quotable Jane Austen Free Printable Chalkboard Art #IDelightIn10 #spon #IDelight

Jane Austen Quote Chalkboard Sign

As much as I love the go-go-go of life and flitting from here to there, in my heart, I am … [Read More...]

Love the look of gilding, but not the price? Learn how to DIY these turquoise and gold candlesticks and matching placecards using craft paint.

Turquoise & Gold Candlesticks and Placecards

I got married in the pre-Pinterest era, back when brides had to collect their inspiration … [Read More...]

Pink and turquoise are the perfect color combination for a Mother's Day brunch, a spring luncheon or an outdoor wedding. #brightsettingshoa #spon #craftyhangouts

Pink and Turquoise Tablescape

Pink and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations. It's feminine, fresh, … [Read More...]

What a beautiful grapevine wreath. The purple, yellow and white flowers are perfect for spring!

Spring Flowers Grapevine Wreath

I must confess; I haven't done a lot of decorating for spring. I've been so enraptured … [Read More...]

Learn how to make a tote bag to match your spring wardrobe. Start with an inexpensive straw bag, and transform it with pretty fabric. The best thing? This is a no-sew project!

How To Make a Tote Bag: The No-Sew Version

I love the Dollar Spot at Target. As soon as I walk in the door, it calls my name, and I'm … [Read More...]

Use unique, upcycled containers, to create your own succulent dish garden. These tin coffee cups are just the right size to hold hens and chicks and other succulents.

Tin Cup Succulent Dish Garden

I am something of a wishful gardener. I have dreams -- some would call them delusions … [Read More...]

Learn how to make these pretty handmade gift tags in less than 10 minutes. Use them for gifts or as part of your spring decorating. #quickcraftshoa

Signs of Spring Handmade Gift Tags

Chirp, chirp! A little birdie told me it's time for another series of Crafty … [Read More...]

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...]

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