My Fall Living Room Decor with Budget Blinds Curtains (and AR Workshop fall signs of course!)

“I am so glad we live in a world where there are Octobers.”  I love that quote. Adria designed this and I created the fall wood sign for my fall mantle in my family room. (You can create one, too, at a class at AR Workshop!) My favorite thing about Octobers is the chance to […]

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AR Workshop Boutique DIY Studio coming to Greensboro, North Carolina!

Hi everyone! I am sorry that it has been a tad quiet on the blog.  Adria and I have been swamped with our new DIY Boutique Workshop, AR Workshop, that we opened a couple months ago in downtown Pineville, NC. I wanted to announce some exciting news about a NEW AR Workshop licensed location coming […]

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Back to School Labels Instant Downloads!

Tomorrow is the first day of school here in South Carolina, and the kids are rounding up school supplies, back packs and lunch boxes.  (Where did summer go?)  We are also in the mode of thinking “new teacher gifts“, as well! Today is a Back to School Round Up with some of our favorite labeling ideas […]

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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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Bundt Cake Recipes

Just google the phrase Bundt Cake Recipes and there will be no question as to why these moist decadent desserts are currently trending!  From the classic recipes like Chocolate or Lemon to the “out of the box” ones like Chocolate S’mores and Samoa, bundts cake are just amazing.  We rounded up some recipes that we […]

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Ruff Draft: A Simple Beach Party Lake Picnic for Girlfriends

We had some very special Wisconsin visitors a couple weeks ago and I want to share with you a simple lake picnic beach party I put together to welcome our guests!  Maureen’s bff’s, Jessica & Jaclyn traveled such a great distance to spend time with all of us so I asked Maureen if I could […]

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A Girly Surfing Birthday Party

Surf’s up! Catch a birthday wave with us as we wade through the bright and colorful details of this girly surfing birthday party.  Planned and styled by Krista of Hoopla Events & Jen of Banner Events for Krista’s daughter’s 6th birthday, the beach-y decorations, totally tubular treats and surfing inspired party favors will have you riding high! Hang […]

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Lemon Blueberry Bellini Mocktail Recipe featuring Fre, Alcohol removed wines

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MomsSipSmart #CollectiveBias You should consult your physician before consuming Fre if you are pregnant or have any health concerns regarding alcohol The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Calling all moms-to-be today as […]

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A Retro Beer-B-Que Birthday Party

I am so excited about this theme. Its pretty rare that we throw parties for our husbands, but when we do, we do it right! Adria’s husband, Matt, is a hysterical guy. He always loves having fun and being with friends (and beer and good food are also requirements).  We hardly ever show birthday party […]

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Ruff Draft: Social Media Party Planning and NEW Invitation

We are excited to introduce a new Social Media invitation to the shop and are in the works of brainstorming a full collection and party theme!  Our kids are LOVING their phones and social media these days.  Everywhere we turn they are texting, using social media apps, finding cute emoticon or emoji toys, etc. and […]

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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: Favorite Easter Projects

Are you looking for some Easter projects to do with your kids over the next couple of days? If so, today I’m sharing some of our favorite projects over the past 6 years.  A friend of mine recently told me she finally made the DIY Stuffed Easter Bunnies I posted a few years ago and […]

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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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Instagram Party Ideas for Teens and Tweens

We are obsessed with Instagram (are you following us?).  One of our most favorite parties was Brynne’s Instagram party that she had when she turned 12.  Adria’s daughter, Brynne, is a tween and in love with Instagram.  She had the idea to have an Instgram themed birthday full of fun and clever activities and desserts.  […]

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5 “Go to” Football Party Snacks and Drinks

This is an EVITE® and 100% DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice sponsored post. I just recently started enjoying watching football when I started hosting more football parties (of course!). Now I get so excited to create a delicious spread and beverage station for our friends and I actually have gotten into the games! I am planning […]

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