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Easy Archery Themed Birthday Party Ideas

Summer is a big season for birthdays in my family and a few weeks ago my oldest, Asher, turned the big one-"O"! For his 10th birthday, Asher asked if we could host an archery-themed party. My husband has access to the gym equipment at the school he works for which includes a full archery set. The boys enjoyed … Read More...

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Hi everyone! Where in the world did the summer go? Maybe it is because the weather was so spectacular this summer which made everyday a party, but wow, time really does fly when you are having fun! I'm looking forward to getting back into a school routine (and getting back to blogging more than twice a week), … Read More...

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11 DIY Room Makeovers

Looking for inspiration for your next room makeover? Scroll through these eleven DIY room makeovers by DIY/home bloggers to glean some amazing do-it-yourself and budget decorating ideas! … Read More...

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Window Treatment Makeover: $2000 Bali Blinds Giveaway

A few months ago, I freshened up our master bathroom with some blue paint, fluffy towels, and new accessories. I really love the way it all came together! However, I wasn't sure how to decorate the one tall window in the room. It's the only source of natural light in our bathroom, and I knew I didn't want to … Read More...

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I'm so glad you all stopped by tonight! If you’re new to this party, welcome! The Tutorials & Tips Party welcomes all of your original tutorials, craft projects, room reveals, recipes, furniture makeovers, as well as your decorating, cleaning, & organizing tips. If it makes our lives beautiful, … Read More...

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40th Birthday Party Idea for a Man

Yesterday we celebrated my husband turning the big 4-0! How in the world did this happen?! It seems like just yesterday that he was sauntering over to me in the college cafeteria, and now he is hobbling (on his cane) over to me in the kitchen! ;-) I have to laugh when I think back on how "old" forty seemed to … Read More...

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Back to School Organization: DIY Lazy Susan Homework Caddy

Summer is drawing to a close, and in just a few short weeks my boys will be back in school. I have really mixed feelings about them returning so soon. My husband has summers off, and our family has had an AMAZING time together these past few months. I will really miss them! And yet...I'm definitely looking … Read More...

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This summer has been absolutely blissful! Although we are now in the midst of back to school preparations, I am trying to milk every last glorious sunshine-filled summer day while I still can. I’m honored that you stopped by tonight to party with me. :) If you’re new to this party, welcome! The Tutorials … Read More...

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5 Tips for Decorating Around a Television

It is time that we address the elephant in the room. You know, the eyesore that plagues most family rooms across the country. That large, shiny black rectangle that so many of us dread dealing with in our design plans. We are of course talking about the television (dun-dun-duuuuuuun). Decorating around a … Read More...

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Welcome everyone! I'm honored you stopped by to party. If you’re new to this party, I’m so glad you stopped by. Welcome! The Tutorials & Tips Party welcomes all of your original tutorials, craft projects, room reveals, recipes, furniture makeovers, as well as your decorating, cleaning, & organizing … Read More...

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How to Prevent, Control, & Attack Bugs {Indoors and Out}

When you think of neighbors lounging on the front porch, chatting over a glass of sweet tea, you usually think of the south. Many don't know that northern city dwellers share in this tradition, as well! We love to sit on the porch (front or back) and catch up on the latest news from all of our neighbors. … Read More...

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My Home Story: How We Flipped Our House

This article is brought to you by HGTV’s Flipping the Block Gather around and pull up your carpet square because it’s story time at Home Stories A to Z!  It has been years since I have told the story of how we flipped our house, and it is definitely worth retelling! Back in 2008, my husband accepted a job … Read More...

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How I Beat Insomnia: A Lesson on Mattresses

Oh precious sleep... No one has to tell us sleep-deprived, busy moms that sleep is important. We all KNOW it is important! But for some reason getting enough sleep often feels like a luxury few of us can afford. We do our best to handle the years of sleepless nights while raising our babies, and then do our … Read More...

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If you’re new to this party, I’m so glad you stopped by. Welcome! The Tutorials & Tips Party welcomes all of your original tutorials, craft projects, room reveals, recipes, furniture makeovers, as well as your decorating, cleaning, & organizing tips. If it makes our lives beautiful, easier, cleaner, … Read More...

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Do Good on a Grand Scale: Hands of Haven

Last year, I had the privilege of redecorating the dining hall of a homeless shelter for families at the Nicholas House in Atlanta. It was a TON of work but well worth the effort. Here is my favorite clip from that post: We had been working constantly for over 12 hours that last day, and we were just over … Read More...