i should be mopping the floor: Mop It Up Mondays #21 {With a Give Away!}

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mop It Up Mondays #21 {With a Give Away!}

Happy Father's Day! Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and is ready to start another great week.

This week we have a GIVE-AWAY!
I'm giving away an entire year's worth of my largest advertising space to TWO winners. This includes a 250x250 sidebar ad to stay on this site for a whole year, regular shoutouts on our Facebook page and a post specifically spotlighting your blog/site when your ad debuts. This TWELVE MONTH package is worth over $100. {It includes complimentary ad design if you need to utilize it.}

How to Enter:
- You'll receive an entry for LIKING my newest sponsor's Facebook Page: Metroflor on Facebook {this is the only mandatory item}.

- You'll receive additional entries for LIKING our Facebook Page: ishouldbemoppingthefloor@FB and for Linky Following this blog {feel free to let us know if you already follow along}.

I'll be drawing at next week's party! :)

AND, I have another {low-entry} GIVE-AWAY going for a free Family Rules Design going on HERE. It's basically the same rules, so it's an easy entry as well!

I'm super duper excited about Metroflor...I can't wait to show you the whole journey they're taking me on. Feel free to check out my first Metroflor post HERE. You can find out more information about their amazing & affordable flooring HERE.


And thanks bunches for linking up last week!! So much goodness to look at! You guys blow me away.
If you were featured, feel free to grab a button:

mop it up mondays feature

At first glance, I wondered why Bebsycakes from Craftmates linked up a photo of her Playstation to the party. And after clicking the image, I realized it was a CAKE!! Ethan is in for a treat at his birthday with this show stopper! Fabulous.

I need to just find a spot like this and rock the world away...sometimes! Isn't this porch super sweet?! Thanks to Lori from Thrifty Decor Mom for linking up her Summer Front Porch...including a tutorial for a cute & creative wreath.

Aye-yi-yi...Lizy B always links up something aDoRaBlE. This week certainly was no different. Check out her super fun Father's Day Cookie Tie. Loving those colors! 

You've got to check out the before and after on this one! Tiffany from Tiffany and Company added beadboard to her backsplash and created a whole lot of WOW. Looks fabulous!!

I first tasted the glory of Texas Sheet Cake in college {how weird that I'm a native and it took 18 years to meet this awesomeness}. It's THE BEST. Julianna from the letter 4 linked up a recipe for Midnight Texas Sheet Cake...saaahweeeeet!!!

My other favorite Kristi created such an awesome light fixture for a little boy's room. Head over to KrisKraft for a wonderfully put together tutorial on her Wire Light Fixture. I can think of a thousand places to put one of these. 

I am married to one map-lovin' man. And he would LOVE this {as do I}. Liz from Image Remix created this beautiful masterpiece, Mosaic Map. Check out her tutorial.

Freezing herbs? What a GREAT idea! Amber & Ann Kelly from Recipes We Love shared some great ways to preserve the goodness of your herb garden all year round. I'm so trying this with my {out-of-control} mint...I can use it in my tea all year!

If you have a blog, you need this tutorial. Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom shared a wonderful tutorial for creating your own Weathered Wood Backdrop to use for photographing your latest projects/recipe creations. So smart and looks awesome.

Andrea, from Adventures in All Things Food, linked up one amazing recipe for Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Peanut Butter Icing. My boys would go crazy for these! :)

So it's time to get this week's links up and at 'em! 

Would love for you to link up your favorite project, recipe, tip or whatever. The more the merrier: link up as many posts as you like. Let's MOP UP SOME FUN!

Rules for the Par-Tay: 
1. Link Back (button up or link in your own way!)
2. Visit Other's Links and leave some comment love.
3. Join us on Facebook (not mandatory, but we feature lots of your projects on Sunday evenings & Mondays):

Thanks so much for stopping by!

mop it up mondays


  1. I liked both fb pages. What a great giveaway! Have just gotten to visit your blog and love it!

  2. Hi kristi! thanks for this great giveaway, I follow you via facebook, linky followers and RSS, I am also now following metrofloor on facebook

    Natasha xx

  3. Thanks so much again for featuring the beadboard backsplash! I'm honored. :) And thanks for hosting the party! :)

  4. Thanks so much for hosting - have a wonderful week,
    I love the Father's day photo!!!

  5. Thank you for hosting another great party ! Must say that Playstation cake is really a masterpiece.

    Have a lovely week!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  7. Following both pages and following via linky tools. Thanks for hosting the giveaway and party!

  8. What a sweet picture of you and your Dad!!
    Thank you for the fun party this week!

  9. Thanks for inviting me to the party! I linked up my DIY pipe shelving and bench build. Also liked Metrofloor and liked your page two for 2 entries :) Now I'm off to love on some of the projects.

  10. Thanks for the invite! So many great projects to browse through.

  11. Kristi-Thank you for hosting! Somehow my thumbnail didn't show up because I cropped it wrong-whoops! If you delete it I can redo it, just let me know. Either way thank you I enjoy being here each week! Happy Father's Day to the Dad's in your life :)

    ~ Julie

    1. Not a problem, Julie! I took care of it if you'd like to relink. Thanks for stopping by every week!

  12. Kristi,
    Loving your party! EVERY WEEK!! You ROCK!!
    Thanks for everything :)
    What Meegan Makes

  13. Thanks for the invite.......my link party is Fri-Mon each week I'd love for you to share some of your wonderful post.....I'm adding you to my party list and I'll float your button on my footer : )
    @ CountryMommaCooks

  14. I liked the sponsor page on FB and your page on FB and am following you on your blog. Please follow mine too. http://www.countrifiedhicks.com

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog Kristi. I liked both your Facebook page and your sponsors! Thanks for inviting over here!

  16. Kristi, I'm honored that you've chosen to highlight my Map Project #1: Mosaic Map, this week! Thank you so much. I'm grateful for the opportunity to post projects here at your link party each week.

  17. Thanks for hosting this great party each week.
    Have a good one,

  18. Kristi, I have shared Ham & Cheese Sliders and a tote bag from a T-shirt. Thank you for hosting!

  19. Thank you for featuring my photo backdrop! Have a great week!

  20. Hi Kristi,
    You have a very warm and welcoming smile!
    I'm happy to join you at the link party,

  21. Hi ! Thanks for hosting this wonderful party. I've been a fan on FB for a while now, and I went to like Metroflor, too ! Crossing my fingers for your giveaway :D

    Thanks !!
    Jackie @ImAThriftaholic

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  23. I liked Metroflor's FB page. wholenewmom at gmail.

  24. I like your FB page. wholenewmom at gmail dot com

  25. Thanks so much for featuring my cookie tie!! I liked and liked and Linky followed!! Ooooo I hope I win!!

  26. Just signed up to Linky follow but there appears to be a glitch. I am hoping to try again tomorrow. It said it would send me an email confirm but nothing has shown up yet. Thanks! I hope this counts if I don't get it figured out.

  27. Hi Kristi, thanks so much for making it so fun and easy to link up to your link party! Not too many rules! I love your blog and I think you are adorable! It is a lot of fun helping out my girls with their blog! Thanks also for featuring our Julianna and her midnight texas sheet cake, she made it for her dad this weekend which was of course was great for all of us! YUM! AND thanks for sharing! Julie(the letter 4's mom)

  28. Hi Kristi,

    Love that photo of you and your dad -precious. This week I linked up one of our favorite family Sunday night traditions, making popcorn on our backyard fire.

    Thanks for hosting and letting me share,

  29. Great giveaway Kristi! I liked Metroflor on FB and also I Should Be Mopping The Floor!

  30. I like Metroflor on Fb! bearrabbitbear at hotmail dot com

  31. I like I SHould Be Mopping the Floor on Facebook and on Linky followers! Thanks for the giveaway!

    bearrabbitbear at hotmail dot com

  32. Thank you for hosting and for the invite! I love your blog and your blog name. :)

  33. Kristi, Thanks for the invite to your party......I liked Metrofloor and liked your page for 2 entries. Party ON!

  34. Thanks for hosting, Kristi. I like Metrofloor and ISBMTF on Facebook. I was already following on GFC but now I'm also following on linky. SO I guess 3 entries for me please.

  35. Thank you for the feature!! xo

  36. Hi Kristi, thanks so much for featuring Bebsy's Playstation cake on your blog. I'm submitting another one of her amazing creation - the Beer cake.

    Virna from Craftmates

  37. I am now a fan of Metroflor :) And I like your facebook page as well~

  38. Hi Kristi,

    Thank you for hosting. Great features - the cake made me do a second take. Have a great week - enjoy!!!


  39. Thank you so much for hosting. I hope you and your family had a nice Fathers Day!