i should be mopping the floor: March 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Inspiration Monday | Giveaway and Guest Hostess

It's an end of the month #InspirationMonday party...you know what that means! We have a guest hostess AND a giveaway! We're so happy you are joining us today.
This week, your links are seen simultaneously on all SIX blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

And if you're linking up via our guest hostess, Mayen Designs, WELCOME! And of course a big HELLO to all of our regular party friends, too! We just love you to pieces.




We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.
To search for features, use #InspirationMonday. 
Feel free to follow along via our blogs below:
I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Three Sweet Gift Ideas with Free Printables

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.

Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner! 
Today, I'm sharing three sweet gift ideas with free printables that are easy to put together and give to your teacher...or to anyone who needs a smile!
#VIPFruitFlavors #CollectiveBias

Skittles and Starbursts make gifts that are so fun and colorful! Perfect for teachers, springtime fun or just to brighten someone's day. Check out these fun ideas below>>>

Friday, March 28, 2014

Glitter Deer Head Printables

These free Glitter Deer Head Printables are 
the perfect way to add some sparkle to everyday decor.

I made these on a whim. I was in a very deerish mood. I thought they would be fun in a girl's room or even in a fun space in your home. Designed to be displayed separately or together. Print on a letter-sized page, to be framed in an 8x10 frame. Download yours below>>>

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Non-Sandwich Lunchbox Ideas

Thanks bunches to Robinsons Fruitshoot for sponsoring today's post. 
We've got some great ideas about packing school lunches without the normal sandwich option for your kids. And a yummy drink to keep your kids hydrated and fueled for a busy afternoon.


I have one kid who loves sandwiches and one who loathes them. I find myself getting creative to make sure everyone has a good lunch...and to ensure lunchboxes come home empty. I was excited to try something new in my boys' lunches this week...Robinsons Fruitshoot Drinks. And they went over quite well.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DIY Coastal Lamp from Being Bianca

Brett from Being Bianca is here with us today & has a FABULOUS lamp tutorial>>>

Hey y'all.  So pleased to be back with you once again to share a quick and easy home decor project. I've probably confessed hundreds of times by now, but I'm just smitten by all things coastal decor and covered in oyster shells!  The decor in my home is proof positive of this current love affair.  From my dining room, coastal bookcase and butler's pantry to a large oyster shell topiary, it's pretty obvi.  And, as I mentioned when I made my last trek to Scott's Antique Market, I found more than plenty of inspiration to support some new crafty innovations. One of my current projects at the new homestead is to create a landing area by the garage door so that we can place keys, bags and what nots in one central place when we enter our home.  And while that space is {{ever so close I can taste it}} almost complete; I did have time to knock out one of my coastal inspired designs with some supplies I had on hand. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Laundry Room Organization with Real Simple Inspiration

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Cooking Light and Real Simple, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FreshandFab http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

The pages of April's Real Simple magazine inspired me to finish my laundry room makeover. With some simple organizational ideas, we're ready to wash, dry, fold and repeat...in a clutter-free area.
If you're familiar with my blog, you know I don't do overnight makeovers. I wish I were that fast...it's more like year(s) long makeovers around these parts. I got just the inspiration to kick it in gear and finish this room off after thumbing through the latest Real Simple magazine. Check it out>>>

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Inspiration Monday | Inspired by Flowers

Welcome Back to the 37th edition of Inspiration Monday!
We're so happy you're here today.
This is the place where your links are seen simultaneously on all FIVE blogs at the same time,
all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Free Spring Chalkboard Printable and Template

This spring chalkboard printable and template are the 
perfect ways to welcome the long-awaited for season!

Do we all feel the need to breathe a sigh of relief now that spring is here? And I'm in Texas...I'm sure my winter was mild compared to many of you! This printable and chalkboard template are the perfect way to usher in the new season!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Deep Cleaning the Bathroom {Deep Cleaning Zone by Zone Series}

Today in our Deep Cleaning Zone by Zone Series, we're tackling the bathroom.
I've got great tips to have the cleanest, most germ-free potty in town!

I'm about to go all Adrian Monk on you guys. While I can handle junk {I am a bit of a clutterbug, sometimes}, I can not handle funk. Junk. Not funk. It's how I roll. I've already told you about about my, {ahem}, innate fear of puke {read about that here...and see in the comments how over a hundred other people hate it just as much as I do}. That whole emetophobia thing I have going on kind of {rather, completely} contributes to how I clean my home. The less germs, the less puke. Bada bing, bada boom.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Easy Overnight Blueberry French Toast


Hi everyone! It's me Claire from A Little CLAIREification with another easy recipe, {Blueberry French Toast Overnight Casserole}, and I am thrilled to be here once again!

Blueberry French Toast Overnight Casserole at ALittleClaireification.com #recipe #breakfast
So who's excited that Spring officially starts tomorrow? After the rough Winter that so many people have endured it's finally time to start thinking about warmer days, Spring
cleaning activities and maybe even an Easter brunch menu.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scrappy Happy Banner with the Amy Tangerine Plus One Collection

This project post is a part of a paid marketing campaign with Snap
Although this post is sponsored, the project idea and all opinions expressed are my own. 

This Scrappy Happy Banner made with the Amy Tangerine Plus One Collection is a fun way to bring some spring into your home!

When I opened my Amy Tangerine box of happiness last week, I may have let out a small squeal. I mean...do words exist for stuff this cute?

I knew immediately my supplies were destined for a banner. Clearly.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Shamrock Rolls

Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends! 
Today I'm sharing these super fun Shamrock Rolls over at the Rhodes Blog today.

Check out the recipe here!









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Kate Spade Wallet Giveaway

This Kate Spade Wallet Giveaway is the perfect way to get a little treat for yourself...
or a gift for someone special!



Super excited to be a part of such a fun giveaway! Enter below to win!










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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Inspiration Monday | Inspired by Spring Projects

Happy middle of March friends!
You did not hold back this week, your projects, tips, tutorials and recipes
had us hungry & inspired all week long :)
Are you ready to party & show off your talent today?
Thank you for being here with us.We love being inspired by YOU! When you link your project here, it is displayed simultaneously on all FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.  

Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too!
Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?
(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)
Spring may have already begun where you are, or you may be still a little chilly,
but these Inspiring Spring DIY Features are sure to bring a little spring your way!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Romans 12:12 Free Printable

This Romans 12:12 free printable is perfect for your springtime decor.

This verse is one of my favorites. Simple and beautiful.
I hope you enjoy it nestled in this floral wreath printable.
Instant download below, prints on a letter-sized page, to be used in an 8x10 frame.


 Download yours below:











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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Deep Cleaning by Zone: the Kitchen {part one}

We're kicking off our Deep Cleaning by Zone Series with the kitchen.
Today, in part one, we'll go over some basics. 
Pop in next week to get really down & dirty!

I'm starting this series on Deep Cleaning by Zone to help us all out with our spring cleaning. I purposely didn't call it spring cleaning...sometimes you just deep clean when you can. A lot of times in Texas, we fall clean. Because that's the time of year we can finally open the windows and get the good breezes going while the cleaning starts!

But, after the harsher-than-usual winter we've had, I'm ready to throw open the doors and windows and get a good ol' fashioned spring cleaning on.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring is Peeping!

Heather here from Southern State of Mind! Thanks so much for having me.

Well next week it will be official. Spring will be here!
Let's hope that means the Polar Vortex will be history, right?!?!

I am here today with a quick tip on cheering up any space this spring. 


Who doesn't love tulips? 
Who doesn't love Peeps?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Vintage Eclectic Style

I love mixing and matching with design. As we get closer to finishing our kitchen update, I realize it's come into a style all its own: vintage eclectic. I've found some great pieces from Sauder furniture that I'd love to mix into the fun as well!
While the rest of our house has both vintage and eclectic touches everywhere, I think our kitchen embodies a good mix of both. We've been in a long re-styling process in here. I've kind of taken a hiatus of working on it for awhile and just have a few loose ends to tie up before I'm completely done. 

Spring Giveaway

Who is ready for a fun Spring Giveaway? 
$150 would be fun for a some spring clothes, spring cleaning supplies 
or just about anything you'd like! Thank you to Carrie from Carrie This Home for inviting me to be a part of this fun one!

Enter below!

Win a $150 Target gift card at the Get ready for spring giveaway!

Get Ready For Spring Giveaway! 
Organized by: Carrie This Home 

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  All entries are optional. Giveaway starts March 11 and ends March 18th at 11:59 PM Central time and is open to US residents only.  Winner will need to be verified and will be contacted within 48 hours of the contest ending.   








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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Inspiration Monday | Inspired by Mint

Here at "Inspiration Monday Party" its all about being:
INSPIRED.
We had over 600 inspirations linked up here last week. That is truly amazing.
Thank you for being here with us.
We love being inspired by YOU!
When you link your project here, it is displayed simultaneously on all FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media, 
as we love to share and promote your posts there too! {search #InspirationMonday}
Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?
(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)
There were a ton of refreshing minty treats mingling around at our party last weekend.
We couldn't resist featuring a few below.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Luck 'O the Irish Giveaway

We've got a FANTASTIC $500 giveaway today...hope you're the LUCKY one!

Enter below through Rafflecopter:

Rise and Shine Free Printable

This Rise & Shine Free Printable is bright, cheery and perfect for spring!

This started out as a simple springtime design, and then the Rise & Shine song got stuck in my head the other morning. So...here we go! Download your 8x10 free printable today. Perfect to frame or stick in a spot to remind you to make it an AWESOME day...every day! 









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Thursday, March 6, 2014

White Chocolate-Carrot Cake M&M Bars

These White Chocolate-Carrot Cake Bars are the perfect Easter dessert!

This recipe comes with a lil' story. A couple of weeks ago, I was walking my kids home from school. My friend, Bunnie, pulls up next to us to chat...and offer us the most amazing treat: White Chocolate Carrot Cake M&Ms. Lawsy, they were good. And I only tasted one...and even counted the points for it on my WW tracker!

But her words to me were this: "please make something with these things and then blog about it". And when your aptly named friend, Bunnie, requests an Easter treat on the blog...you oblige. And bring her the taste tester since you can't eat it {until your allotted cheat day when you stuff your face with them in the dark pantry, where no kid can find you}.


So, sweet friend...these are for you: White Chocolate-Carrot Cake M&M Bars {see what kind of mischief you started?}.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Painted Mason Jars and Printable Tags

Hi everyone!  It is Rita from Pink Polka Dot Creations
Well, I think that it is officially Spring here.  Well, maybe not officially, but it is snowing or raining one day and beautiful sunshine the next, so isn't that the definition of spring? I love when the flowers start popping out of the ground and there is hope of the warmer weather coming.  But, sometimes I just cannot wait for it to come, so I decided to bring it in a little bit earlier with my Spring in a bottle(s)!
These mason jars and tags are super easy to make and they make a great display for your kitchen, an entry way, a party, or for a gift for someone special! See the tutorial below.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fluffy Waffles Made with Coffee-mate Creamer





These Fluffy Waffles Made with Coffee-mate Creamer are absolutely delicious!
Make a double batch and freeze some for busy weekday mornings.
{And be sure to enter to win free Coffee-mate below}!
#ExtraSweetCreamyCGC

These are so delicious, get the recipe below!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Inspiration Monday | Inspired by Green

Welcome Back to this week's Inspiration Monday! We’re so happy you are joining us today and we can't wait to see what you have to share. This is the place where your links are seen simultaneously on all FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media 
as we love to share and promote your posts there too {you can track social media features with the hashtag #InspirationMonday!