DIY Bubble Balloon Party Centerpieces {and Haven Recap}

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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...]

Bad Ideas by Brooke {Never Paint a Couch}

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I was had. I believed the tutorials. They said things like, “It went so fast,” or “It was a lot softer than I thought it would be.” Liars. {I’m sure they are lovely in real life, just for the record}. I bought this couch for $35.00 because I wanted a cute little couch for my office. It was the perfect size, and the tufted back had me at hello. Although I have reupholstered before, I thought painting the couch … [Read more...]

Facebook Page has been Hacked

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First of all, I apologize for publicly posting something like this. But, I honestly do not know what else to do. As of Saturday evening my All Things Thrifty Facebook page was compromised. I got this message: And I honestly thought it was legit, and I gave them access on accident. Within seconds my All Things Thrifty Facebook page was removed, and I realized what I had done. I immediately changed my password to my … [Read more...]

New Gallery wall is complete! {After I convinced my hubby it was necessary}

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  Does your husband hate me? It’s ok, you can be honest. I’ve heard it dozens of times, “Would you quit changing your house? Now my wife thinks we need to change OURS!” Although Dan is mostly supportive of my crazy ideas, last time I went to IKEA with him, I started arranging frames on the ground at the store. Dan’s reaction? “What are these frames for? What wall do we even have left to decorate!?!” I didn’t … [Read more...]

Purple Minion Valentine Box

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I just HAD to share this fun Purple Minion Valentine Box that my son and Hubby made yesterday. Didn't it turn out DARLING!?! I'm so proud of my boys! All I did to help was make the white vinyl pieces and buy them the purple pipe cleaners!   My kids love crafting, and it makes my heart even happier when we do it as a family. I wish I would have taken pictures of the process, but to be honest, I wasn't … [Read more...]

7 ways to cope when you HATE your carpet

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My head is going to explode. We have been looking at wood floor options for the last few months and I seriously CANNOT decide. In fact, at this point, all the choices have started running together and I can’t even remember which ones I hated yesterday. In case you missed my implied true feelings, I do not like my carpet. But, I have endured the carpet for almost 5 years now. So, I have some advice for those of you … [Read more...]

Life is a Highway Date Night Basket Giveaway!

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After four kids tugging on my arm and my hubby’s leg for the last 12 years, the best way to rekindle our flame is to hit the road for a day or two sans kids! So, this Valentine’s Date Night Basket is exactly that! I am SUPER excited. After all, Valentine's Day will be here before we know it! I hope these 28 date night baskets will give you a TON of ideas for Valentine's Day! Love is in the air, friends! We are … [Read more...]