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Brookhaven Chili Cook Off!

September 30, 2014 11:36 am

3rd Annual Brookhaven Chili Cook Off
Saturday, October 11, 2014 (12PM – 6PM)
2740 Apple Valley Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
(Warehouse District just North of Dresden Dr & walking distance from Brookhaven Marta)

Free parking will be available at the MARTA Brookhaven station. Shuttles will run from 12pm until 6pm from the back parking lot of the MARTA station to festival site entrance every 15 minutes.

Chili & Brunswick Stew tasting is from 12pm – 4pm or while supplies last w/ 60+ Chili & Stew Teams.

Lots of food offerings for the whole family: Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub & Sweet Auburn BBQ food trucks and more! PLUS cold beverages for the adults!

Arts & Crafts, Kid Zone & Cornhole. Live Music from Martay Partay, Neil Cribbs & Ashford Sons. FREE family friendly festival in heart of Brookhaven!

Tickets are $10 Advance, $15 Door for a Spoon event wristband for unlimited chili tastings starting at Noon. Portion of proceeds benefit American Cancer Society & Atlanta Fundraising Foundation.

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How to Decorate Shelves and Bookcases Like a Design Pro

September 24, 2014 12:03 pm

Decorating a bookshelf isn’t as easy as just sliding your entire book collection onto its shelves. If you want a well-arranged bookshelf worthy of an interior design magazine, all it takes are a few simple tricks. Here are the best ways to color, organize, and style that plain old bookshelf.

  1. Draw inspiration. Completely empty your bookshelf to create a blank canvas, and then think about what you like about other bookshelves that you’ve seen. Do you love colorful rows of books or a few antique titles scattered throughout? What type of flowers, plants, and knick-knacks do you want to incorporate into your design? It helps to plan things out beforehand so that you can visualize the final product.
  2. Sort your books. Since the books are the main focal point of the bookshelf, add them in first. Organize books by size and color to create shelves that flow well. Place some books horizontally and some vertically to create some excitement for the eye.
  3. Fill in empty spaces. Now that your whole book collection is one the shelves, you can afford to fill unused space with pretty items. A bud vase with a small flower is a great option, and an antique globe makes an attractive addition to a home office. You have some freedom here, but make sure to avoid over-cluttering your now-perfect bookshelf.

Flip for Decorating: The Bookcase [House Beautiful]
22 Ways to Arrange Your Shelves [Real Simple]
How-To Beautify Your Bookcase [Coastal Living]
How to Decorate a Bookshelf [Decoist]

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Clever Mason Jar Craft Projects

September 18, 2014 1:02 pm

Mason jar crafts are a very popular trend among DIY home decor enthusiasts, but despite their ubiquity, these antique glass jars still feel rustic and special when used in smart ways. Here are three new ways to incorporate mason jars into your decor.

Mason Jar Bathroom Storage [lizmarieblog.com]
Instead of simply filling a few mason jars with your small bathroom essentials, this simple DIY project will show you how to mount the jars to the wall to make them feel a bit more sophisticated. Using large pipe clamps, a sturdy piece of wood, and a few picture frame hangers, you can create this storage system in less than an afternoon.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser [apartmenttherapy.com]
You may have seen mason jar soap dispensers in your favorite boutiques, but this tutorial will show you how to make one right at home. By taking the pump out of an old soap dispenser, your can make use a mason jar to hold your best smelling soap and add a shabby chic look to your bathroom.

Hand Painted Mason Jar Glasses [somethingturquoise.com]
Add the look of milk glass to your stash of mason jars with a permanent craft paint. This project is especially great for parties, as it allows you to create a set of glasses that perfectly coordinate with your color scheme.

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