All Things Thrifty Christmas Decor

I’m gonna be honest folks, I’m a natural procrastinator. I’m usually scrambling around at the end of December to get everything done on my Jolly To Do List. But, I’ve vowed this year to be on top of things! In fact, I even have my Christmas card done and ready to mail out today! I am sooo proud. In fact, I'll even show you to prove it! My good friend Malea Ellett took our family photos, and she did a great … [Read more...]

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You better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why.... I AM A PART OF A GINORMOUS GIVEAWAY!! Someone pinch me! I can only give you a little glimpse into some of what is about to go down, but just know it is of epic proportions!! Introducing:     First, what you need to do is head over to 24 Merry Days to follow along. You'll also want to find them on Facebook so you don't miss out on any … [Read more...]

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We are sleep deprived and exhausted, but the pumpkins were a huge hit!  I took a short video of the crowd just to document the craziness. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us again this year! It is a fun tradition and our kids LOVE it! So without further adieu, check out our 2014 carvings! Which one do you like best? Our Frozen pumpkins were a hit! The shaded Elsa and Anna took about 4 hours each to … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]