i should be mopping the floor: September 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Inspiration Monday | Guest Hostess and Giveaway Fun

It's a special GUEST HOSTESS and GIVEAWAY edition of
Inspiration Monday! 



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Friday, September 27, 2013

Free Bunco Printables

Calling all Bunco Babes! Today's #fridaysfreebie is for YOU!
Here's a set of free Bunco printables that your bunch is sure to love!

Free Bunco Printables | Includes invitation, scorecards and table tents. Instant downloads for a great party!
I'm in charge of my church's ladies' Bunco night next week. It's been years since I've played, but after studying a few You-Tube videos, think I'm ready to roll again. Heehee...pun intended.

I created the score cards for my big evening with the girls and decided to add an invitation and tented table numbers just for you! You now have everything you need to host your own Bunco night...just grab some dice, a bell and a whole lot of fun!

Download your items below. Personal use only. 

  

I know that typical games are usually three tables, but we have a large crowd coming for ours, so I created more. As long as you play in sets of four, you're all good!






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Thursday, September 26, 2013

How to Make a Vintage Fall Sign

Turn any piece of wood into a charming fall decor addition.
Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a vintage fall sign.

Step-by-step detailed tutorial on how to create a vintage fall sign, using mostly items you may have on hand.
I'm super excited about how this turned out. It wasn't my original vision, but it came together even better than I planned. Don't you love it when things work out like that?

This tutorial is just getting started. Click through to see the entire post>>>

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sausage Bread | Contributor Post from Julie

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Hello ISBMTF readers!
I'm Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com, and that's me up there with my awesome family
Rick is my hubby, Daphne is 13, and Valerie is 11.
I blog about how we DIY decorate our home & cook for our family.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

20 Halloween Lunch Box Ideas

Need some fun lunch ideas to get into the Halloween spirit?
Below are 20 ideas from various bento and lifestyle bloggers to kickstart your creative lunch-making juices!

20 Halloween Lunch Box Ideas: from simple to elaborate, there's something for every ghoul and boy!
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Inspiration Monday | Today We're Inspired by Clever & Fun DIY Projects

Welcome back to the Inspiration Monday Linky party!
Next week will be our fifth Sunday and a special guest hostess will be joining the fun! 
We will also have another AWESOME giveaway...so stop back then!


THIS POST IS JUST BEGINNING! 
PLEASE CLICK THROUGH FOR THE ENTIRE POST AND TO LINK UP YOUR AWESOME!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

BIG GIVEAWAY!! Happy Birthday to Chocolate, Chocolate & More!

It's a birthday celebration for Chocolate, Chocolate and More!! 
This is a BIG ONE! I've teamed up with several other bloggers to bring you some seriously amazing things! Just enter through the Rafflecopter below!!

Joan Bday giveaway
This prize package will go to one lucky reader and includes
Cuisinart Smart Power Duet Food Processor/Blender
Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender with attachments
These 5 cookbooks-
The Smores Cookbook by Susan Whetzel
Pure Vanilla by Shana Sever
Cereal, Sweets and Treats by Jessica Segarra
Peanut Butter Comfort by Averie Sunshine
The Cookie Dough Lovers by Lindsay Landis
AND $300 Amazon Gift Certificate
Entering is easy, just use the Rafflecopter

Thank you to my friends for helping me celebrate!!!
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall is Here Chalkboard Free Printable

Who's in the mood for a free chalkboard printable?

Fall is Here! Free chalkboard printable. Available in both 8x10 and 10x13 sizes for your framing needs {both high res prints}.
I made this fun chalkboard printable for the shelf over my stove. 
Thought you might enjoy a copy yourself. Two sizes available. 
Click on a below image to download. Personal use only.

Fall is Here! Free chalkboard printable. Available in both 8x10 and 10x13 sizes for your framing needs {both high res prints}.

Fall is Here! Free chalkboard printable. Available in both 8x10 and 10x13 sizes for your framing needs {both high res prints}.










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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Chalk-Painted Piano {Re-Invented & Re-Styled}

I now have a painted piano...revamped with homemade chalk paint and love. 
And a flirty new lamp that screams cha-cha-cha!

Chalk-Painted Piano {Re-Invented & Re-Styled}. Includes full tutorial and simple chalk paint recipe.
THIS POST IS JUST GETTING STARTED!
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dinner for Two at Home #Dinner4Two #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. 
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.

Date night doesn't have to be expensive or even require a restaurant. 
Here's a fabulous way to date your special someone with delicious food at a lovely dinner in your own home. #Dinner4Two #shop
Date Night at Home: easy, simple, budget-friendly...but UNFORGETTABLE!  #shop #Dinner4Two
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Modern Rustic Fall Mantel | Contributor Post from Heather

Hi! I'm Heather from Southern State of Mind and I am thrilled to be joining  you today for my first Home Decor contribution post!  

I love making my house a home, and nothing feels more like "home" to me than a house decorated for the holidays. The first day of Fall is THIS Sunday, y'all!

However, while this girl may already be in a Fall State of Mind- here in Atlanta, it doesn't quite feel like fall yet!


So I set out to decorate my fireplace mantel with elements that would easily transition between the seasons...


Modern + Rustic Fall Mantel {with step-by-step details on creating the horse pallet}
...with elements that could evolve through 
the entire upcoming holiday season...

THIS POST IS JUST GETTING STARTED!
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Back to School Dinner Idea: Grilled Cheese on Biscuits


Need a quick back to school dinner idea?
These grilled cheese biscuit sandwiches are 
the perfect meal for those busy nights.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches made with Grands! biscuits. This recipe put an Italian spin on the traditional grilled cheese...using mozzarella and pesto and marinara dipping sauces.
I was thrilled to get to play around and use one of the Pillsbury Grands Biscuits recipes and put my own spin on it. The Pillsbury site has a list of awesome {and easy} recipes that make life a little easier on the hectic days. These grilled cheese sandwiches were made on Grands biscuits! I gave them a little Italian touch, too.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Inspiration Monday | Today We're Inspired by Fall





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Feel free to grab a button if you were featured below:


 


At last weeks party we were inspired by lots of Fall Crafts & Fall Decorating
Features are also pinned to our
Inspiration Monday Features & Favorites board. 

{fall crafts & decorating features}



Now...let's party!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lunch Box Love Notes {Part Two}

{MORE} free printable lunch notes are perfection for your kiddo's box of yum!

Before school started, I put out a set of lunch box love notes that ended up being quite popular! So, I thought it would be super fun to put out a second set to make sure the kiddos don't have too many repeats in their lunches! These are rainbow-riffic and will add a splash of color and love to your kiddo's lunch box. Best printed on cardstock.




If you're interested in the previous set of lunch note, click below {you'll need to scroll to the bottom of the post to download them...but I promise they're there}.














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Thursday, September 12, 2013

DIY Dollar Store Light Fixture Transformation

I gave my laundry room light a vintage touch with a dollar store find. 
Here's how: 

Transforming a dated light fixture with a dollar store item!
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

High-Low Hem Toddler Tunic | Contributor Post from Navy Wifey Peters

Hello I Should Be Mopping the Floor readers! I'm T'onna (Navy Wifey Peters) from the USS Crafty blog, and I'm excited to bring one of my sewing creations to I Should Be Mopping the Floor.
High-Low Hem Toddler Tunic

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

Need an easy four-ingredient sweet tooth fix? 
These Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Muffins have all the flavors of fall without any guilt.

Only 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus per muffin.
Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Muffins: 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving {ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS!}

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Inspiration Monday | Today We're Inspired by Fall Flavored Sweet Treats

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday!!

And we have an AWESOME announcement...
our sweet friend Julie from Redhead Can Decorate will be our fourth hostess from here on out! She's so super creative and talented. We're thrilled to have her join all of the fun! Welcome, Julie!
And our guest hosting will now be on the 5th Sunday parties when those roll around!


i should be mopping the floor | redhead can decorate
scattered thoughts of a crafty mom | twelve o eight

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Fall Leaf Free Printables

These four coordinating fall leaf free printables are 
the perfect addition to any autumn decor.

Free Fall Leaf Printables: Designed to be framed and hung together or separate. 8x10 sizes, prints on letter-sized paper.
Fall is {almost} here. What better way to decorate than with these four graphic leaf printables? Designed to be displayed separately or all together.  

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Dying Grout Tutorial

Here's an inexpensive way to update older tile floors...a complete dying grout tutorial.
An Easy DIY Fix for Dated Tile Flooring: How to Dye Your Own Grout {with step-by-step tutorial}

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Skinny Huevos Rancheros

This Skinny Huevos Rancheros dish is the perfect lightened version of the classic Tex-Mex comfort food, with all of the flavor intact.

One serving is 10 Points Plus on the Weight Watchers Program.
{More nutritional information at the bottom of this post}

Skinny Huevos Rancheros: a lightened up version of the classic dish. Has 10 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving.


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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Inspiration Monday Party

Welcome back to our Inspiration Monday Linky party!
It's our Fifth Monday Favorites where we're inspired by anything and everything!

Don't forget, your links are seen simultaneously on THREE blogs at the same time, so that is triple the exposure for you. (And quadruple exposure when choose a guest hostess on the 4th Monday of every month.) We would love it if you would take a moment and add the party button or link to your linky party page or list.  (The more people who know about our party, the more potential exposure for your posts!)

i should be mopping the floor | scattered thoughts of a crafty mom | twelve o eight 

We're so happy you have decided to join in the fun today.  With almost 500 link ups last week, there were so many fabulous projects.  You guys rock!  We had a very difficult time deciding what to feature. We finally narrowed down to some favorites, and here they are. Be sure to visit them!
Feel free to grab a button if you were featured below:

 




 
Dairy Free Ranch Dressing from Cooking with Curls


Going home dress from Night Owl Corner


Just a few rules to keep in mind:
  • Be sure to mingle with other party guests {that's what it's all about, right?}. It's always fun to click on a few other links to see what fellow bloggers are up to.
  • Link up all of your creative fun, including recipes, crafts, printables, DIY projects and other fabulous things you've been up to on YOUR blog. Please do not link Etsy stores, giveaways, or other link parties {Bummer, huh? But there are lots of specific parties out there just for these fun things!}
  • By linking up to Inspiration Monday you are giving the three blogs, listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our SM outlets and blogs.
  • While certainly not required, we'd love for you to follow along on social media with the hostesses {links on each of our blogs}: i should be mopping the floor scattered thoughts of a crafty mom | twelve o eight
Are you ready?