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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {219}

Welcome to the Tutorials & Tips party!! We are going to try something NEW around here! When you share your Tutes & Tips party posts on Instagram, tag me @homestoriesatoz and hashtag your pics on with #homestorieslinkparty. I will share some each week on Instagram and tag you back! This will be a fun … Read More...

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Simple Master Bedroom Updates

If you are anything like me, then you tire of the same look after awhile but do not want to spend much money to update your space. I wanted to refresh our master bedroom for summer and just create a slightly different look for fun. Here is what our bedroom looks like on most days: And here is what it … Read More...

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Haven Conference 2015 Recap

I have the honor of being one of the "Haven Team" organizers and last weekend we wrapped up our 4th successful Haven Conference! If you are unfamiliar with Haven, it is a blogging conference for bloggers who love "all things home" which takes place annually in Atlanta, GA. Haven is a dream realized for … Read More...

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Homemade Blueberry Mint Lemonade Recipe

One of my goals this summer has been to eliminate processed food and chemicals from our lives where feasible. I'm a creature of habit, comfort, and convenience, and I love things that are EASY! If I want lemonade, I typically will reach for frozen concentrate or powdered mix. But homemade lemonade tastes a … Read More...

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Easy No-fuss Screen Time Reward System

My boys are currently 10 and 8 and they LOVE screen time--any kind of screen time. It can be a computer, an iPad, an iPhone, a video game, a stupid television commercial, really anything that moves on a screen is fair game. They are total screen time addicts--and like most kids their age--they would be in … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {218}

Welcome to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party! I just returned from helping coordinate another successful Haven Conference and am so inspired. If you didn't make it to Haven this year, you missed out. Seriously, you did. It was probably our best conference yet! You can see all of our highlights by searching … Read More...

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House Tour: Coastal Virginia Idea House {Part 2}

A reader recently emailed to ask where Part 2 of the Coastal Virginia Idea House Tour was on my blog. Where indeed?! Well, I am pleased to report that the wait is over and the full Coastal Virginia Idea House tour is now available! Feel free to share this post with all of your beach-home loving friends. There … Read More...

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Coastal Bedroom Ideas

We continue our tour of the Stephen Alexander Homes Coastal Virginia Idea House with a tour of the bedrooms! If you've missed out on the tour, here are all the links you need in order to catch up! Coastal Virginia Idea House Tour Part 1 Coastal Virginia Idea House Kitchen Coastal Virginia Idea House … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {217}

I'm neck deep in last minute Haven Conference planning so we are just going to get this party started STAT! If you'll be at Haven, please come find me and give me a hug. (I'll be needing one!) If not, I hope to catch you next time. Thanks everyone for stopping by and linking up! Please take a moment to … Read More...

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14 S’mores Recipes

Summer and s'mores are inseparable as summer and sunshine! Here are 14 easy s'mores recipes that can be enjoyed year round. 1. Speculoos Cookie S'mores by Growing Up Gabel If you've been to Trader Joe's before, then chances are good that you've heard of the infamous Cookie Butter. Cookie Butter is … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {216}

Hello party people and greetings from my mom's house in sunny Virginia! Welcome to another fun Tutorials & Tips Link Party. If you like to see the latest and greatest from notable bloggers, then you have come to the right place! Each week trendsetters and style-makers link up their most recent tutorials, … Read More...

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15 Easy Strawberry Recipes

15 easy strawberry recipes that are sure to please a crowd! Great list of recipes that call for fresh strawberries. Last week, I took my boys strawberry picking with some friends and their families and we all came away with more strawberries than we knew what to do with! I love fresh strawberries and … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {215}

I'm so glad you stopped by tonight to link up! I spent all weekend going through some previous posts to create some fantastic round-ups of your creativity and I look forward to seeing what you've been up to this week. If you're new hear, welcome! Please just take a minute to read the party guidelines … Read More...

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Quick Tip: How to Hide Bra Straps

I was chatting long-distance with a friend today about how much we love summer and how great it is to be able to throw on a sundress in the morning and just get on with the day. No more thermals, and tights, and jeans, and long sleeves, and sweaters, and boot socks, and scarves, and down jackets, etc., etc.! … Read More...

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Tips for Creating Engineer Prints

If you haven't seen an engineer print at this point, then you might be living under a rock--a rock that doesn't have good wifi and can't access Pinterest! :) Engineer prints are not a new phenomena, but they are still a fun way to obtain giant black and white photos on-the-cheap. I have printed out and … Read More...