i should be mopping the floor: May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Free Printable Chalkboard Father's Day Card

This free printable chalkboard father's day card is perfect for 
all of the awesome dads out there.
 One of my kids gave me a very similar card for Mother's Day and it influenced this card that I designed for Father's Day. Because there's all sorts of awesomeness floating around these days...from moms and dads alike! Download yours below>>>

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Setting up an Iced Coffee Bar

An Iced Coffee Bar is the perfect refreshment station 
for summer parties of all kinds. Just add ice.
Iced coffee is one of my favorite summer time treats. I love the idea of having an entire space devoted to the drink at summer weddings and parties. They're fairly simple to set up...with lots of enjoyment from guests. It's a fantastic way to beat the heat. See lots of fun coffee bar tips and ideas {and a free printable} below>>>

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Four DIY Projects Styled on One Table {from Brett}

Hey y'all! It's Brett from Being-Bianca.com and I'm pleased as punch to be back again this month with a home decor share that is big on style but easy on your wallet. Just like any good, sweet tea drinking southern belle; if something stands still around me long enough there's a strong chance it will be painted gold or monogrammed. This is the reality Dear Hubs, Lil B and my diva dog live with daily. Lucky for them, I found this table before I got to them!

one table four ways 

 Our living room is in a constant state of evolution. 
 When you last saw it over here it looked like the below>>>

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to Give Mom the Gift of Clean

Today's post is brought to you by Scotch-Brite. Even though I'm being compensated, I have to say that I really do love all of these fantastic products sent my way. Fantastic stuff!

While Mother's Day is now behind us, my family has continued their new love of cleanliness. And now, I'm not the only one getting the house that way.
If you remember, we had The Great Dish Stand Off of 2014 happening in the not so distant past in my house. I'm happy to report that the below dishes are no longer sitting on the counter.

My guys have more than redeemed themselves. 
They've become the Kings of Clean:
I can't tell you how much it makes a mama's heart happy to have her home cleaned...not only on Mother's Day but other busy days for her as well. My boys know how to treat me right. Check out their handy-work below, featuring some of our favorite Scotch-Brite products.

We've also loved incorporating some of these awesome 3M Scotch-Brite products into daily cleaning routines. My husband can't quit talking about that toilet wand {I wasn't even sure he knew how to use a toilet wand until we shot that above video}. It is pretty cool...it had him at the disposable head. 

Here's a few of our favorite products that we were able to try out:

All in all...this mama is loving the gift of clean.

How does your family help you around the house?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Inspiration Monday with a NEW Hostess and Giveaway

We have some BIG NEWS today! 
Our sweet bloggy friend, Debbie, from Refresh Restyle is joining the fun on Inspiration Monday as a permanent hostess! We're thrilled to have her on board! If you're linking up via her blog, it's fantastic to have you partying with us! Your links will now be seen simultaneously on all six blogs at the same time {and you only have to link up with one of us}.

Be sure and follow all of us on our social media outlets as we love to share and promote your posts there, too. Search #InspirationMonday for the fun!
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Free Rainbow Printable

This Free Rainbow Printable is a fun inspirational quote for 
anyone chasing after their dreams 
{I'm pretty sure that's a lot of us}!

Going to blog conferences always stirs a lot of goals/dreams/plan emotions in me. When my husband picked me up from the airport after I returned from the Snap conference, he had the cutest little book in the car waiting for me. It was chocked full of inspirational quotes for anyone pursuing a dream. I just knew I could make a few fun printables to keep the blissful post-conference feeling alive and well. Download this one below.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Over 50 Free Summer Fonts

I've rounded up over 50 free summer fonts for you to use this time of year! 
They're perfect for all of your printables, invitations and decorative pieces. 

Are you a font-aholic like me? I can't get enough. I started my love of fontage when I was the editor of my high school newspaper in the early nineties {we were the #6 high school paper in the nation...BOO-YAH!}. Not that I'm reliving my "glory" days, but yes...my love of all things typography is an old one. Check out my favorite fonts to use this summer below {direct download links are below each image}.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Creamy Pesto Chicken from Claire

Hi there ISBMTF readers!  It's me, Claire, from A Little CLAIREification back with a delicious little recipe for you all.  This Creamy Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Pasta is easy to whip up for a lazy Summer evening with family and friends.  
Creamy Pesto Chicken And Vegetable Pasta Recipe by ALittleClaireification.com
Speaking of Summer, can you even believe we are already more than half way through May?  A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing Kristi again at the SNAP! Conference in Salt Lake City - time is just flying by.  It was so good to see her!!  Love that girl.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Create a Simple Garbage Can Storage Area

I'm happy to report that we finished our simple Garbage Can Storage area in our side yard! 
And I've included a tutorial if you'd like to make your own.

One part of our yard makeover is complete. It's a simple, but a very effective idea to keep our unsightly garbage can hidden from the street.

My city-issued eye-sore of a dumpster is now hidden. Amen and hallelujah. I so wish I could have some cute painted metal garbage cans on my curb, but we get to use these beauties above. They are more practical and functional with their fancy wheels and super truck that picks them up. But...meh.
And I'm proud to say, this mini deck we built for our can went together in one morning's time {this doesn't include the drying time for the stain and weather sealer}. It was very simple, straight-forward construction.

Check out the detailed tutorial below>>>

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Inspiration Monday

Happy Sunday and welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Free Printable Ice Cream Subway Art

I've got the scoop on some free printable
ice cream subway art.
Available in two flavors...errr, color options.

I was totally over subway art a year ago. And now, I seem to like it again. And I really love ice cream. So, I might as well join them together, right? Thanks to the I Should Be Mopping the Floor Facebook Community for helping me think of all the best flavors! This would be perfect displayed at an ice cream social or just in your summertime decor. And well, who doesn't like ice cream? Download yours below>>>

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Saturday Only Newsletter from I Should Be Mopping the Floor

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Here's what happened this week at I Should Be Mopping the Floor>>>
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Hey, y'all! Has it been a good week? I'm not even going to pretend...this week has been rough in our house (3 out of 4 of us have had ugly cries). But, it's the weekend now and I plan to hibernate the heehaw out of it. AND, it's supposed to dip into the 60s here...that's like puffer vest weather in Texas! Certainly will be AMAZING!

I first need to start out by apologizing for the debacle that was last week's newsletter. As irony has it, I was in a class on Friday learning all about great newsletters, etc. I had to preschedule my newsletter for last week since I was out of town at that conference. Sadly, the link to the HARVEST print was wrong. And after learning all of this fun new stuff, I felt like such a bum for that link issue. I know several of you emailed and I apologize. That freebie is below, again, so you still have the chance to grab it. Here's to clean links and a better newsletter this time around, huh?

Oh, and if you ever encounter a newsletter issue or just have a question, simply reply back to this email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

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Here's what happened this week>>>

Free Thanks AND Giving 8x10 Printable| 09.23.16


I'm just doing a "general fall" decor theme this year, so I've snuck a few Thanksgiving things in early. This printable is one of them.

Click here to download yours.
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Refrigerator Breakfast Bin | 09.22.16


I put together this little box in our fridge for those hectic mornings when my boys may not always sit down to a big breakfast. This post is also in collaboration with The Great Milk Drive and has a good cause AND a giveaway within it.

Click here for the fun.
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Six Black & White Scripture Printables | 09.21.16


These Six Black and White Scripture Printables are my latest Printables for Purchase. I'm super happy with how they came out. A few of them are surrounding verses I've been studying lately. This big bundle is $5.

Click here to purchase directly (via Gumroad).
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How to Make Your Own Bathroom Floating Shelves | 09.20.16


We made some chunky (& FUN) floating shelves for our half bathroom. They're super sturdy and could probably hold the weight of an elephant. The best part? They were seriously not that difficult to construct.

Click here for our complete tutorial.
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Inspiration Monday | 09.19.16

Our hostess of the week, Meegan, picked out some great fall tips and projects to feature at the party this week. Click here to check them out (along with hundreds of other links!).

These blast from the past posts are perfect this time of the year...just click on the photo to check them out>>>


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