Atta Girl Amy

Somerset Bay Furniture Giveaway and The Nate Show

Somerset Bay Furniture Giveaway and The Nate Show

Believe it or not, I don’t craft 24/7. I have a real-world job in public relations. But I’m lucky that a lot of my work life and my passions align. I live near the home furnishings capital of the world, High Point, so I do a lot of PR work for furniture companies. One of […]

Atta Girl Amy’s Homemade Easter Decor

I’ve been slowly putting out my Easter decor, and I thought I’d show you some of the handmade touches I’m incorporating into my holiday decorating. These apothecary jars, inspired by Uncommon Designs and Shanty 2 Chic, are one of my favorite holiday decorations because they’re quick-change artists. Switch out the bows, hang some letters from […]

Burlap Shamrock Pillow Tutorial

Last month, I spied an adorable burlap pillow with a ribbon-stitched heart from At Home in the Northwest¬†on Pinterest. Source: via Amy on Pinterest When I saw the simple, yet elegant pillow, I knew I wanted to use the technique, but not for Valentine’s Day. I was thinking green — St. Patrick’s Day. I […]

Decorated Easter Jars Tutorial

With the exception of Christmas, I’m usually woefully behind on my holiday decorating. But there’s something about the promise of Spring that has prompted me to start my Easter decorating early this year. (It may also be that I didn’t get to decorate for Easter last year because we moved into our house just three […]

Wax Paper Transfer Cheese Tray

How do you like my fancy fromage tray? This was once a butt-ugly 70s metal and wooden tray purchased at Goodwill. But I saw potential in it and decided to buy it and spruce it up. Before: Isn’t it ugly? I decided to spray paint the metal tray with chalkboard paint. A couple of coats […]

Grandma Joyner’s Baked Beans

The best recipes are family recipes, passed along and adapted from one generation to the next. Whenever I’m asked to bring a dish to share for a cookout or potluck, I’ll pick a tried-and-true, taste-tested favorite, like my Grandma Joyner’s Baked Beans. This is why everyone thinks I’m such a good cook. I’m smart enough […]

Every mother is guilty…

I was at a gathering with some other moms and everyone was talking about visiting magnet schools and trying to figure out where they’d enroll their little ones for kindergarten. And I felt less than. Because I wasn’t planning to “investigate” any of our county’s magnet schools. Or charter schools. With some discussion — but […]