Monday, March 21, 2016

AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal!

Is it even possible that both Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day have already come and gone? And now that they are, we have a treat for you!

We've been cooking away behind the scenes for months getting ready for this year's AtoZ Blogger Challenge - the yearly challenge in which more than 1,000 bloggers from across the world post every day except Sundays in April beginning with A and ending with Z.

You'd better believe the Housewives are up to the challenge! And you know that we creative and crazy gals would of course put our devious little heads together and come up with an appropriate theme for you guys. Want to know what it is?

Well, get ready!

Drum roll, please?


Yeah, that'll do :-)



This year's theme is....


Around the House from A to Z! We Housewives are bringing you 26 special tips, tricks, how-tos, articles, and fun this month all centered on the way we turn our chaotic homes into well-oiled machines. Or, at least, slightly less squeaky duct-taped contraptions.

Please be sure to join me, Tammy, Elizabeth, and Tara the entire month of April and welcome our special guest poster AG Porter for the letters I, K, and M. We promise it'll be fun, and there might even be wine left if you get to it before Tammy does ;-)

In the meantime, check out all of this year's fabulous participants here.

See you April 1st!



72 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I love a good household how-to tip!

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    1. We've got plenty coming! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  2. I am going to be a housewife in a few months and I really look forward to reading all about this. Love the humor too.

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    1. Hey, congratulations!!! *Passes the wine*

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  3. Sounds useful. I'm a pathetic housewife. :-D

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  4. Great theme - while I don't live in a house (I live on a sailboat), I bet I'll be able to pick up some tips and tricks to keep things less chaotic in my floating home. Cheers - Ellen | thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com

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    1. Nice! We're sailors, too, and most of my tiny living tips come from what we've learned from organizing our long trips on the boat. There's nothing like a tiny galley to teach you out to optimize storage :-)

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  5. Darn it and I was hoping you were going to visit and SHOW us how to spring clean! I need all the help I can get! :) Looking forward to it!

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    1. Haha! Hands on demonstrations will cost a bottle of wine and all the Oreos you've got ;-)

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  6. Sounds useful. Most of us could do with some help on duct taping the contraption :) Good luck with the challenge.
    Best wishes.
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Now that duct tape comes in all sorts of colors, we've got you covered ;-)

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  7. Oh cool! I could use some tips on housekeeping... XD Nice theme! See you in April! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  8. Cool topic. I'll have my kids check in. They're great at making messes but not so good at cleaning and such.

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    1. Oh, we offer training classes! Just send them over and we'll put them to work. I promise we won't send them back until our houses sparkle. Purely for their own instruction, of course ;-)

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  9. sounds fun and no doubt lot of good tips

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  10. There will be a lot of things to post about with this theme! See you in April--tons of times. Well, 26.

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    1. You're not kidding! Narrowing it down is the hardest part.

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  11. Sounds great! Looking forward to it.
    Even us House Husbands could use some tips. Ok. A LOT of tips!!


    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side: The A to Z of Adventure!
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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    1. *rolls up sleeves* We're ready to help! :-)

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  12. Interesting idea.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits.
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

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  13. I love this topic! I will definitely be back to read your posts, I love a good household tip/article/how-to post!

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    1. Thanks for coming! We're lining up all of our best ideas for April :-)

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  14. I know you guys will do a great job on this theme. Great idea.

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  15. Well, I'd say this is just the theme for me. Not because I'm a good housewife. Er... the contrary, most like ;-)
    But there's a chance I'll learn a thing or two, right?

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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    1. You're in good company! We're all about wine and commiseration. Some days that's all we need :-)

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  16. Oh, what a great theme! I can't wait to read all the tips! I need some good advice...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thanks, Michele! Hopefully we'll pull out all the stops. And stoppers. From wine bottles. :-)

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  17. Sounds like a fun theme. Can't wait to see what you post.
    Happy A to Z
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  18. Have a great time - looking forward to some great tips!
    Jemima Pett

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  19. Interesting theme! I'll be popping back in April, see if I can lose this duct tape lol!
    Debbie

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    1. If it's some of the new fancy leopard print duct tape, put it everywhere! ;-)

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  20. I don't want to know the people whose machines are already so well-oiled that they don't need new tips and tricks. What a fun idea! :)

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    1. Those people only exist for us to make faces at behind their backs!

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  21. Awesome theme! I hope to find some helpful tips and tricks! See you in April ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

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  22. I love the theme you have chosen. I signed up as a follower so I won't miss a post.

    Blessings~

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  23. My tip is - hire someone else to do your housework.

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    1. If they work for brownies and compliments, I'm all for it!

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  24. Awesome! I'll bring more wine and duct tape:)

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    1. Perfect! I've got some zebra stripe tape at the house ;-)

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  25. This is a perfect theme, especially with "spring cleaning" in full swing!

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    1. Hey, this might be the first year I start my spring cleaning before fall! ;-)

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  26. I can always use more tips to help keep the ship afloat!

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  27. Clever idea, a useful theme. Thanks in advance.

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  28. Sounds like loads of FUN!
    I'm showcasing blogger books & book reviews.
    See you around on the A to Z circuit!

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    1. That sounds like fun, Michelle! Can't wait to see you around!

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  29. Sounds great! Love the video, what a good laugh!

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    1. I almost felt guilty laughing at that poor baby as hard as I did ;-)

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  30. Sounds like a cute theme; always good to have a few people on board with it too :) Enjoy!

    betty
    http://viewsfrombenches.blogspot.com/2016/03/its-that-time-again.html

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  31. A useful and practical theme, as I'm often wondering if there's a more efficient way for me to do what I do around here. See you in April!

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  32. Great choice! As I try to manage a demandig job and a house, I need to follow this! ��

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  33. I just bought a house recently and the amount of work is sometime overwhelming, so bring on the helpful tips and tricks and don't forget the wine!

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  34. I just bought a house recently and the amount of work is sometime overwhelming, so bring on the helpful tips and tricks and don't forget the wine!

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  35. This is something I could use a lot of help in. Luckily, I've got some duct tape. ;)

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  36. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    Excellent choice for an A to Z challenge theme. Good job. My theme is the craft of fiction writing. Tips, lessons, and prompts from various writing reference books. I follow it up with a sample of my work.
    Your theme intrigues me. I'm quakers for duct tape! Kidding, I'm kidding. Let a guy have a joke. Your theme does sound cool though.
    April should be exciting. I'm looking forward to the event. Best of luck to us both on meeting our goals of posting and hopping to other blogs.
    My blog has a giveaway. There's a bonus a to z challenge each day to encourage people to visit more stops.
    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
    I've followed your listed social media.

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  37. This is my first year participating in the A to Z challenge and I have a goal of at least visiting every blog on the list by the end of the month (maybe I am crazy?!). Anyway, I love your theme! I will be checking back a couple of times in April to check out your posts. By the way, do you think you will be posting something about how to manage your time? I am a work at home mom, I work 40 hours a week and publish on my blog daily, write books, and I struggle with finding time for myself. Anyway, thanks! I will be checking back. Cassie from Mommy, RN

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  38. This is going to be amazing. I'm looking forward to read your posts...

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  39. This is amazing !!! Dropping in everyday. *iknowthewoesofalazyhousewife :D

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