We're giving away FREE tickets to the most exciting home show of the year!  I'm serious, I'm SO excited about Charlotte's Southern Spring Home and Garden Show.  I love all the things at the show - food, decor, gardening, and home stuff (oh, and don't forget the celebrities and expert demonstrations).  Scrolling through the list of this year's vendors, I honestly couldn't find one booth that I don't want to visit.....Soooooo, Effortless Girl is giving tickets away EACH weekend of the show - WE'RE DOING TWO TICKET GIVEAWAYS!!! Each winner (2 winners total) will win 4 tickets to the show, the first winner for the first weekend (February 24-26) and the second winner for the second weekend (March 3-5).  It's free to enter, all you've gotta do is "LIKE" Effortless Girl on Facebook to win in the first giveaway and you're automatically entered to win.  The first contest starts today…

Valentine's Day is synonymous with roses, chocolate, and wine.  Using left over wine bottles as vases or decorative elements goes along with the romantic and festive nature of the holiday - plus it's a great reason to drink the wine!  Today's project uses left over wine bottles to make adorable Valentine's gifts for friends or a love themed centerpiece for dinner with your someone special for less than $4 total.  This Wine Bottle DIY project is a fast and simple idea that is perfect for the holiday - Spread a little love for less this Valentine's Day! Begin by cleaning the wine bottles.  Tip: Remove the labels easily by adding 1 cup baking soda and some dish detergent to the kitchen sink full of HOT water.  Allow the bottles to soak for 20 minutes or so and the labels literally peel off with no problem. Materials: 4 Wine Bottles (or…

It's Super Bowl weekend y'all!  Amp up your game day party food with football themed Game Day Treats!  Everybody likes cupcakes and brownies so combining football with cake is the perfect play.  Game day is big at my house and a Super Bowl party has to be super fun.  It's simple to take your next party to another level with these fun snacks.  Who's gonna win with football field cupcakes and brownies?  You are! I like to start with a banner to hang above the food table or display near the drinks & ice.  I recycled the cardboard backing from my old 2016 desk calendar.  Using some left over paint or chalk write a football theme or a cheer for your favorite team.  I used a whitish gray paint to resemble a chalk board like the boards coaches draw their plays on.  It just adds a bit of whimsy and keeps…

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