Pumpkin carving FAQs

Oct 20th, 2014
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Every year we have a pumpkin carving party and I CANNOT believe that this is our 10th annual event. Where does time go!?! We help our friends and neighbors carve their pumpkins that night, and we even give them tips and tricks about carving! If you want to see our crazy-fun pumpkins from the last few years, check out 2013, 2012, and 2011. I love to share our party invitation for those of you who are planning parties of … [Read more...]

The hippest Mormon you’ll ever meet.

Oct 4th, 2014
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A few weeks ago on the World’s Longest yard sale, one of my friends who was on the trip asked me a question about my faith. She said, “Do you have electricity?” I burst into laughter and about died laughing. I will keep her identity secret, but you better believe that I will never let her live that down.  I answered her in a serious tone and said, “Only on Sundays” <----sense the sarcasm, of course. By the end of the … [Read more...]

The Evolution of All Things Thrifty!

Sep 30th, 2014
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  Did you do a double take and think you were in the wrong place yesterday morning!?! WELL you are in the right place and I would like to welcome you to the NEW All Things Thrifty!! I’ve been dying to share the new look, but I wanted it to be a surprise! I am absolutely in LOVE with ATT’s new look. Thank you Jamie Joyet for the absolutely perfect design! It feels clean and spunky all at the same time. I’m … [Read more...]

Beauty Movement : Baring my Bare Face.

Sep 29th, 2014
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I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you … [Read more...]

Guest Room Series Part 1: The room is reclaimed.

Sep 15th, 2014
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Down came the nursery decor, and the guest room decorating is in full force. I have to admit I couldn’t get rid of the crib yet. What does that mean? I have no idea. Sometimes I wish I could see the future. Plus, my family keeps asking me if we are “done” having kids. I can’t decide if I just want to be done or if we are actually done. So, for the time being, the crib is in our storage unit.  No, this is not an … [Read more...]

GMCHTA Master Bedroom Reveal

Aug 20th, 2014
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It’s all about the family {and in this case families!}. This year GMC had a larger vision for this event! We got to help TWO families by furnishing TWO homes! What a fun challenge!   The bloggers who came were amazing. They’re my friends forever. So don’t forget to check them out and follow them. There’s just something about volunteering your time for almost an entire week just for the sake of helping others. It … [Read more...]

DIY Bubble Balloon Party Centerpieces {and Haven Recap}

Jul 21st, 2014
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  Now that I’ve slept for a week {just kidding…kind of}, I can finally function properly and write this post. Haven Conference was in Atlanta again this year. It was a BLAST! It always blows me away to meet new people, and reconnect with my dear blog friends that I don’t see very often face to face. At Haven this year, Mandi {my local blogging BFF} and I were asked to create centerpieces for the Tide Oxi … [Read more...]

Patriotic-ness around these parts!

Jul 6th, 2014
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Did you have a fun Fourth of July? I can proudly say that the first time in the history of my Motherhood, I remembered to deck out the kids in red, white, and blue. I usually begin that quest on the 3rd of July when all of the stores are picked over here in our smallish city.  But this year was different and I’m quite proud of myself if you can’t tell. My oldest daughter is growing so fast, I can’t even stand it. She … [Read more...]

The 6 best things about decorating.

Jun 27th, 2014
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#1. Your house doesn’t have to win an award to be a home. Friends, life is practice, and according to Malcolm Gladwell, you need to practice something for 10,000 hours before you can be an expert in a certain field. So, can I say I’m a decorating expert? Probably not. But, I can definitely tell you that I love to decorate. I have been obsessed with making a house feel like a home since my first apartment in college 15 … [Read more...]

I have a confession, I didn’t reupholster these.

Jun 21st, 2014
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Some of my favorite posts of all time on All Things Thrifty are our reupholstering tutorials, but I am not going to deny the fact that lately I have paid to have a few things reupholstered. Upholstering takes a LOT of time, and time is something that I’m lacking these days. Over the past year I have grown a lot as a Mom and a person, and I have learned to value time a lot more.  So, one of my upholstery projects sat for … [Read more...]