i should be mopping the floor

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Chalk Paint Tutorial: Bedside Table Makeover

This Chalk Paint Tutorial of my son's bedside table makeover is perfect for your next DIY project.

Chalk Paint Tutorial: Bedside Table Makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor's Silk and Dark Wax
This honestly wasn't the post I had planned for today. But, I was so excited about this little red bedside table when I finished it over the weekend, that I knew I just had to share it with you this week.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Inspiration Monday

Hey, friends! Hope your summer is going fabulously. So happy you're here to join us...this is the last week before we become a party of EIGHT hostesses! Next weekend, we can't wait to introduce you to new friends. But for now...let's get THIS party started! If you are new to our party, enjoy the fun of being linked to several blogs at one time.
What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom 

With so many fabulous links it make it hard to pick our faves. You are all incredibly talented in various ways. This week's features were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hot Diggity Dog! Free Cookout Printables

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park® brand. 
The opinions and text are all mine.

These Hot Diggity Dog free cookout printables are the perfect way to invite friends over for a fun grillathon. Download yours and get grillin' as soon as you can! You could even  enter for the chance to be one of the grillmasters helping to break the World Record in NYC at the Finest Grillathon in August. 

Hot Diggity Dog! Free Cookout Printables | Invitations and Menu Cards
It's almost August, y'all! Have you hosted a cookout yet this summer? Now is your chance to host a fun backyard gathering...and even enter to win a chance to be in the biggest grillathon ever! These free printable invitations are the perfect way to get started.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Caramel Chai Tea Latte Cream Cola Floats

These Caramel Chai Tea Latte Cream Cola Floats are the perfect summertime treat...a little fancier than your average float, but totally worth the extra effort (and time on the treadmill!). #IDelightinChai
Caramel Chai Tea Latte Cream Cola Floats |  Easy recipe with cola and chai tea latte! | The perfect, indulgent, summertime treat.
I'm pretty sure I invented the cola float. Well, I'd like to think I did. (Cue flashback harp music). As a little girl, the neighbors who lived directly across the street were known to me as Grandma and Grandpa (as a later-in-life-child, all of my biological grandparents passed away before I was born). Once a week, they'd take me to the local soda drive-in and we'd order root beer floats. When I was six, I felt it was time to tell them the truth of the matter: "I don't like root beer. At all.". I waited in anticipation of their complete and utter disappointment that I faked my way through many years of Root Beer Float Fridays as they turned to me from their front seats in their car. 
"Well, let's see if they can make yours with regular cola," Grandma Hyde said. "No use ordering something you don't actually like, right?"

And the first non-root-beer-float was born (I'm *pretty* sure that's historically accurate, y'all...I mean I haven't checked Wiki to make sure they have my name spelled correctly, but I trust them on this). Nobody was upset that I didn't like root beer (I still don't...I mean, who wants to drink liquified anise root...amIright?). We just invented our own version right then and there. Check out my glorified version of the original cola float below.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cinnamon Nut Flatbread

This Cinnamon Nut Flatbread is like a deconstructed cinnamon roll...but without the hassle of rolling! Oh, and it's delicious, too.

Cinnamon Nut Flatbread | A delicious deconstructed cinnamon roll!
I love to make cinnamon rolls...but the actual rolling part totally stresses me out, y'all. Isn't that silly?!? This recipe for Cinnamon Nut Flatbread is the perfect fix. I've shared it today over on the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv blog. Click here to check out the yumminess.