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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

100 Printable Lunch Box Notes

These 100 Printable Lunch Box Notes are a part of my Printables for Purchase line.
They're perfect for adding to your kiddo's lunch box...and never having a repeat!

100 Printable Lunch Box Notes
My kids love it when I tuck a note in their lunch...but since I use the printable ones I create, I tend to "double up" at times and someone may get a repeat. I thought it would be fun to create a BIG bunch of these to use several times a week. These are fun, hip designs for all ages. Grab yours below.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Garage Organization Tips and Ideas

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All opinions are mine alone. #GarageCleanUp #CollectiveBias

I've got some fun garage organization tips and ideas today. 
Our garage went from gross to great in a weekend. 
It's such a nice place to come home to now.

Garage Organization Tips and Ideas | Tackle your messiest space in one weekend with these ideas.
The garage, well, at least in our house, is the final frontier. You know what I mean, right? Every other room in the house gets prettified before the garage...it's always the last on the list since it's not as much of a heavy traffic zone. Since we moved in here in March, the garage has become a catch-all. It was where empty boxes landed...furniture with no home...drop cloths, tools, and everything else ended up in the garage. It was beginning to be a hot mess, y'all. 

But back to the heavy traffic thing...this house is different. It's set back from the road a bit and the garage is on the side toward the backyard. And the driveway is long and winding. So, guess where all of our friends come in? The garage. It's easy for folks to park in the driveway since it is so long. Most people enter our house through the garage and it's probably never going to change (back door guests are best, right?).

However, when your garage is an absolute disaster, having all of those people trotting through it on a regular basis is, well, mortifying.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Hey there, party friends! Welcome back. Hope you're doing well. It's been a wet weekend here in Texas, but I'll take it. My kids start school tomorrow, but this mom isn't totally ready (one's starting middle school, y'all...YIKES!). I'm not completely sure I can mentally handle all of this...but hey, ready or not, right? Hoping you have a wonderful week, too!

inspiration monday new

Simple DIY Projects
I wanted to take a minute and invite you to follow me on Instagram. I really enjoy the DIY and decor community over there...such a great place for inspiration. I feel like it's also a nice place to share those every day moments in life, as well...and really connect with others, too. 

Now, on to the PAR-TAY! 
This week's features were chosen by Debbie From Refresh Restyle.
"Wow!" was all we could say about the ideas you guys came up with for last weeks' party!
 Debbie has put together half a dozen of our favorite Simple and Beautiful DIY Projects.
Check them all out below.

Friday, August 19, 2016

School Lunch Ideas for Tweens and Teens

As my boys get a bit older, lunch making is a bit trickier. The nice thing is that they're open to more flavors and tastes, so I do have some fun options. Check out some of my family's favorite school lunch ideas for tweens and teens.

School Lunch Ideas for Tweens and Teens | Easy ideas for older kids' lunches. | Free printable lunch box notes, too!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Layering Paint for a Vintage Finish

  1. I've got tips and tricks for Layering Paint for a Vintage Finish. My laundry room shelves started out as brand new 1x10 boards...and then I made them look funky and old to blend in with our vintage decor. I'm sharing the entire process below. Layering Paint for a Vintage Finish: using several different colors of paint and a wax puck for a very vintage look.I think yellow may be my new color over here in the new (old) house. I still love my aqua and red, but this fun yellow color seems to be popping up errrrr'where in this place. Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone here. Of course. I had to make that yellow a little less new-looking to fit in with my personal style. This painting technique isn't hard...it just involves lots of layering and several colors.