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. […]

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.

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

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 […]

Chalky Finish Stars & Stripes American Flag Serving 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 […]

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

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. […]

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.

When I was applying for the newspaper job that brought me to Greensboro, some reporters took me to lunch to give me the scoop on what it would be like to work here. At the restaurant, my lunch companions told me I had to try the pesto pasta salad. A garlickly dish filled with green […]

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.

I am counting the days until summer. The end of school and lazier days can’t get here soon enough. Until then, I’m just pretending life’s a beach… I’ll be sharing the details of this fun kid-friendly backyard beach party soon. But today, I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make one of the simplest beach […]

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I have an awesome Mother’s Day giveaway today that’s not your typical perfume or flowers. (But those are nice, too!) But first, a quick story. Since that unfortunate incident when I tried to aerate the sidewalk in high school, I haven’t touched a lawn mower or any power yard tools. (It’s true, I’m not making that […]

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

It’s Derby day! Time to put on a fancy hat, cut a slice of Kentucky Derby pie and mix up this mint julep recipe. I love a cool, refreshing cocktail with a kick, especially one steeped in such tradition. Close to 120,000 mint juleps will be served during two days of races at Churchill Downs. […]

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.

I spent a memorable weekend in Kentucky once. How’s that for an opening line to pique your interest? I was with my mama. We were roadtripping as part of the world’s longest yard sale. It was August and as hot as all get-out. My mom kept going on about the “rolling hills of Kentucky,” to the […]