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Friday, June 24, 2016

Free Printable Summer Reading Bucket List

This Free Printable Summer Reading Bucket List is perfect for the lazy, hazy days. We've instilled an hour of reading time every day in our home this season and my people are flying through the books. This is the perfect way to jot down all of our literary (and comic book) goals for the next couple of months. And, this baby is about to join us on our epic road trip!

Free Printable Summer Reading Bucket List
Summer is truly the only time I read. I would love to read all year...but I'm one of those that has to devour a book in a sitting. I will literally stay up all night and fly through a book during the summer. I just can't put them down. If I do it the rest of the year...I'm completely off my schedule and am a mess for a week to recuperate (from a book...HA!). But, in summertime, our alarms aren't set, our schedule is looser, and things are just easier...and mom can read!
Next week, we're actually going on a pretty big road trip through five states. And get this...our kids have never done one this long. I'm preparing a few different ways. I'd love for all of us to get some good reading in. One thing I'm doing is loading my iPad with audiobooks from Audible (I'm using my free 30 day trial) that we can listen to in the car. Check out all the fun below.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DIY Vintage Iced Coffee Sign

This DIY Vintage Iced Coffee Sign is perfect for our back porch.
It was simple to create and goes well with our little chairs and table.

DIY Vintage Iced Coffee Sign : the perfect summertime sign! Full tutorial on paint technique and sign assembly. Easy to make.
I'm sure it's pretty obvious if you've been to this blog before, but I love to make vintage-y signs. I don't use them all at the same time...they're kind of in a rotation of sorts. But, this one is perfection for summer-summer-summertime. And it's fabulous since we do serve iced coffee around these parts, y'all. Check out the tutorial below.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Important Things to Know Before Buying a Fixer Upper

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I’ve loved showing you the fun journey of fixing up our 1972 ranch home for the past few months. But today, I’m sharing some important things to know before buying a fixer upper. It’s not all perfect DIY project after perfect DIY project...we’ve hit a few bumps along the way (some quite costly). I’m hoping this can help you if you ever decide to purchase an older home to fix up, too!
Important Things to Know Before Buying a Fixer Upper | Are you ready to dive into a fixer upper? Make sure you know what you're getting into first. This list from a fixer upper owner gives great advice on the road of DIY-ing an oldie.
We are still very much in love with our home, y’all. It’s truly our dream house and we feel so lucky every day to call it ours. But, it hasn’t come without challenges...including one that cost us a serious chunk of change to repair.
When you work hard to fix up a place you love, it’s important to protect everything you’ve redone...because truly you never know what could happen. Not only do I have a list to think about before buying a fixer upper, I have some tips on protecting your investment.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Happy Sunday and welcome back to the Inspiration Monday Party! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and celebrating the dads out there. It's been a fun weekend here in Texas...but, yowsa...it's a HOT one!

We have a FUN giveaway going on here at ISBMTF! 
One reader will win this...and it's a FABULOUS drill! This post includes my tutorial on a DIY American Flag made with Recycled Wood. 

This week's features were chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom-

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fourth of July Free Printable

This Fourth of July Free Printable is a cool, refreshing, and FUN one.
It's available in both 8x10 and 11x14 sizes below. The perfect print to cool off with!

Fourth of July Free Printable | This red, white, and blue popsicle pop art is perfect for your summertime decor. Available in TWO sizes: 8x10 or 11x14 inches.


I looooove me some pop art, y'all. Thought it would be cool to make some around my second favorite holiday...the F-O-J! These loosely translated "bomb pops" scream patriotism all over the place. And goodness gracious, someone took a bite out of one! ;) This is available in both 8x10 and 11x14 inch sizes. Perfect to trim and frame for your summertime decor.