Brynne’s 14th birthday party at AR Workshop DIY Boutique Studio

We are so excited to share the first birthday party we had at our NEW AR Workshop DIY studio downtown Pineville, NC. I’m not sure if you saw our announcement, but Adria and I just launched and opened a boutique DIY Workshop in downtown Pineville, NC.  We have been behind the screen for 6 1/2 […]

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Helpful Tips for Planting Flowers with Your Kids – Monrovia Plants

My new house has some gorgeous green shrubs and boxwood but hardly any flowers or color contrast!  Now that spring is here, I wanted to get started on maintaining and adding to our existing beds.  I was short on time and wanted to include my kids in this outdoor activity to transform our entry area. […]

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Ruff Draft: DIY Bottle of Sunshine

Today I am grateful for…. MY GIRLFRIENDS!!!!  Over the last 3 weeks I have been down with health issues and my girlfriends swooped in until my mom could come to town to help me recover and keep my household functioning.  What would I do without my BFF’s… honest to goodness, these women know exactly how […]

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Ruff Draft: DIY Chalkboard Stencil for your Bar

Today we are sharing an easy tutorial using a DIY Chalkboard Stencil to create a professional looking Bar Menu.  We are still loving chalkboards and want to show you how to make your chalkboard text have that french bistro feel!  You only need a few supplies and you will love how simple these steps are… […]

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Football Party Ideas

The Football weekend ahead has me super excited!  Have you voted for our party over at Evite, by the way? Please subscribe here to see more Anders Ruff videos! Scroll down to see the video tutorial on our Vintage Football Party!   View the full Vintage Football Party here! Find the printables in our shop […]

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Ruff Draft: Ex’s and Oh’s for Valentines Day (XOXO)

I don’t know about you guys, but I am loving Elle King’s son Ex’s and Oh’s and I think it couldn’t be more perfect for Valentine’s Day.  (especially for those with a good sense of humor).  To keep along with this whimsical theme, I wanted to create some Valentine’s Day XOXO Decor for my mantel.  […]

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Ruff Draft: Pancakes, Pajamas and Pigtails Christmas Party

Today I am sharing with you a super sweet Pancakes, Pajamas and Pigtails Christmas Party I threw last weekend for Grayce and her friends.  I asked Grayce if she wanted to do a Christmas brunch.. maybe serve some pancakes… and after we threw out ideas, we came up with Pancakes, Pajamas {and Pigtails} party.   The […]

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Ruff Draft: Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Favor

If you are hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange this year, we have the perfect Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Favor for you to give to all your guests.  Everyone needs a cookie spatula and we decided to decorate inexpensive ones found at the dollar store!  All you need is a little paint, twine & your favorite […]

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Ruff Draft: 15 DIY Pumpkins

It’s official – I am obsessed with DIY pumpkins this year, so I decided to pull some of my favorite ones to share with you. If these pumkins don’t get your creative juices flowing, than I don’t know what will.  It is absolutely amazing to me how many ways crafters have come up with unique […]

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Ruff Draft: Chalk Paint Pumpkin Painting

Today I am recycling several old orange pumpkins I had in storage with Chalk Paint.  I found a great tutorial on how to give your fake orange pumpkins a new look in neutral colors from Perfectly Imperfect. I decided to pull out my painting supplies and give it a try!  Take a look and see […]

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Outdoor Movie Night Monogrammed Pillows, Blankets & Tshirts by Great Stitch

If you haven’t seen our newest party theme yet, we recently designed and styled  Brynne’s 13th Birthday Outdoor Movie Night featuring a Jelly Belly Consession Stand, decorated movie screen, outdoor seating with monogrammed pillows and blankets and a festive popcorn bar.  We were so excited to partner with Jelly Belly to create the perfect jelly bean display for Brynne’s movie […]

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Ruff Draft: Mother’s Day Photo Banner

Today I want to dedicate this post to my mom, Robinne, as well as show you how to make an easy but meaningful Mother’s Day Photo Banner.  What would we do without our moms? My mom is beautiful, caring, encouraging, supportive and a teacher.  Those five words are what I remember about her as a […]

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Ruff Draft: Kentucky Derby Bar with Frozen Mint Julep Recipe, DIY Craft & FREE PRINTABLES

Who is excited for the Kentucky Derby this coming Saturday? In case you are looking for last minute ideas, we created a simple Kentucky Derby Bar setup including a FREE PRINTABLE DERBY PARTY COLLECTION for your 2015 Kentucky Derby Party.  We took our Equestrian collection and redesigned it in blues & greens along with creating Wager Cards […]

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Ruff Draft: Free Printable Bag Topper for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up in May and today we want to share with you a FREE PRINTABLE BAG TOPPER  to use along with a simple Teacher Appreciation Gift.  I found a great teacher quote and designed a bag topper which says “The influence of a good teacher can never be erased”.  This is sooo true – […]

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Ruff Draft: DIY Twine Carrots for Easter

I cannot believe Easter is just a few weeks away! I have already started getting out my Easter decor and pulled out my fabric bunnies I shared with you from last year. It occurred to me that I did not have any carrots for my cute little bunnies… so I found out how to make […]

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