i should be mopping the floor: July 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! Are you enjoying those last carefree days of summer? We're trying to soak up every last little bit of it in our house. Hope you're able to, too! 

Inspiration Monday Party

Lots of fun going on this week at the par-tay! This week's features were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes...lots of FARMHOUSE fun!
DIY Farmhouse Projects & Recipes from Inspiration Monday 
Check it all out below...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Free Printable Vintage Flash Cards

These Free Printable Vintage Flashcards are perfect for decorating and so much more.
They're available in A-Z for download below.

Free Printable Vintage Flash Cards | A-Z flashcards in a free download. | Perfect for classroom decor, back-to-school banners, and more! | Instant downloads.
I just love any kind of retro decor...and this time of the year, retro school decor is the best. These printable vintage flash cards are fun for so many things...make a banner with them, stick them on a bulletin board, use them in a classroom, use them for gift tags, and more. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Printable Southern Sayings

These classic printable southern sayings are the songs of my people, y'all.
They're perfect for anyone who loves their sayings as sweet as their tea.
This is the third installment of my printables for purchase.
This bundle is $5 for all eight prints.

Eight 8x10 Printable Southern Sayings in classic black and white mixed script fonts.
The south has the best sayings, y'all! These eight 8x10 printables are perfect to display in your home or office...or to give to your favorite southerner. Grab yours below.

Tween Boy's Bedroom

This fun and eclectic tween boy's bedroom is done!
It was not without its challenges, but its resident (and his mom) are pretty happy with how it all came together. 

Tween Boy's Eclectic Bedroom
When we ventured out into the "no more characters or cutesy" phase of decorating with my youngest, my heart kind of sank a bit. That last little bit of baby is long gone. My nine-year-old is now one super independent and very opinionated young man. He was weighing in on every decision in this space with lots and lots of reasoning. It's so fun watching him grow, but wow...glad we won't have to redecorate for a while with this one! ;) Check out the entire space below. And be sure to enter our $250 MINTED giveaway, too! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Kids' Room Gallery Wall

My younger son's room is starting to come together.
Finishing this kids' room gallery wall gave the space lots of visual awesomeness!
I've also got a $250 Minted giveaway below!

I love a good gallery wall...but doing one to a nine-year-old's specifications can be a challenge. I'm happy to say that we crossed off all of his wants and put together a fun little wall o' memories and cool-dude artwork. Check it out below, along with a BIG giveaway from MINTED! 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Welcome back to another Inspiration Monday Party! We've been having a fun weekend at our home. My youngest son is playing Michael Banks in Mary Poppins...we've been living at the theater, but it's been a blast! AND, also super fun...this giveaway from the blog last week:



 
Inspiration Monday Party

This weeks feature's were chosen by Christy from Our Southern Home.

Today's features are great ideas to freshen up your home. Let's get started....

Friday, July 22, 2016

Free Sarcastic Desktop Wallpaper Designs

Happy Fri-YAY! Time for some fun, free sarcastic desktop wallpaper designs.
Your computer can be the snarkiest in the office.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Milk Paint Laundry Room Sign Tutorial

Thank you to Folk Art for today's post and giveaway.

This Milk Paint Laundry Room Sign Tutorial is a great step-by-step for using this fun and versatile paint. I made two signs to complete a wall in our laundry area. AND, I'm teaming up with Folk Art to give away $150 worth of milk paint in this post. 

The laundry space in our "lauffice" is really coming together. I wanted a couple of vintage-looking signs under my shelves. Since I had a super specific size I needed, I thought it would be fun to make these myself. I have the step-by-step tutorial below, in case you want to make some fun milk paint signs, too.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Welcome to the party! It's been brutally hot out there this weekend...cool off with us with one refreshing par-tay! I can't wait to see what you've all been up to this week!

Inspiration Monday Party
This weeks feature's were chosen by Laura from Inspiration for Moms.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Free Printable Watercolor Monograms

These Free Printable Watercolor Monograms are available in A-Z.
They're perfect for classroom decor, kids' rooms, or gallery walls. Grab your letter & have fun.

Free Printable Watercolor Monograms | Letters A-Z available for instant download.
It had been awhile since I had created a series of monogram printables. I actually created this one with my son's new color scheme of his bedroom in mind. I've created letters A-Z. Be sure to grab as many as you need...they make great gifts (especially for teachers this time of the year!).  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waterfall Dresser Chalk Paint Tutorial

This Waterfall Dresser and Chalk Paint Tutorial is a fun one, y'all!
I'm affectionately calling this...my Goodwill score of a lifetime

Waterfall Dresser Makeover with Chalk Paint Waxing Tutorial | This art deco piece went from super shabby to fabby with a few special touches. See the entire makeover and waxing tutorial.
This waterfall dresser has a fun layered wax technique on top of its bright yellow chalk paint. It makes it kind of aged...but not overly aged as most of my chalk paint projects seem to be (I just love old stuff, y'all). Check out the entire tutorial below.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

15 Vintage Metal Signs

As a typography junkie, vintage signs are my jam, man.
These 15 reproduction vintage metal signs are all under $15.
There is something for everyone. And, they're all on Amazon Prime!

Super cute and perfect for any decor: 15 Vintage Metal Signs Under $10
I have such a thing for metal signs. I just can't get enough of them. I have them all over the house. I found dozens of these reproductions over on Amazon for less than $10 each. The "Hamburger" one is already on its way to me. So cute! Check them all out below.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Hey, hey!! Party day is always my favorite. You guys continue to blow us away every week! Hope you're doing well and having a fabulous weekend. We can't wait to see what you've been up to!

  This weeks feature's were chosen by Julie from redheadcandecorate.com
She picked out lots of deliciousness fresh from the garden.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Mary Poppins-Inspired Free Printable

This Mary Poppins-Inspired Free Printable is a cheerful addition to any decor.
It's hard to look at this one and not smile. 

Mary Poppins-Inspired Free Printable
My youngest son is the reason for this printable, y'all. He is playing the role of Michael Banks in our community theater's production of Mary Poppins. We've all been singing the songs 24/7 around here as he learns the music and his lines. Download this cheerful printable below.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tips and Tricks for Summer Painting Projects

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. 
All opinions are mine alone. #SummerHydration #CollectiveBias

These tips and tricks for summer painting projects are perfect for your next big masterpiece...or just a small piece of furniture that's been on your to-do list for a bit. Summer is my favorite time to knock a boatload of painting projects off of my own to-do list...but with the heat, there's a few tricks I use to stay on track and still create a great piece. 

Tips and Tricks for Summer Painting Projects
I love refinishing furniture pieces. Shortly after I graduated from college, I had a small side business refinishing pieces here and there. I learned a lot in that time...and in the 15 years since. Painting is definitely my outlet. I tend to paint a lot more in the summertime than any other part of the year. With my kids home, I can stay in my paint clothes all day long while they play and lounge. We tend to live a bit tidier in the school year, so painting and having multiple projects going at a time in the summer works out best for me. Check out my best tips and tricks for your own summer painting projects below. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Eight Inspirational Printables

These Eight Inspirational Printables are a part of my new Printables for Purchase line.
They're bundled in a set below for $5. They're 8x10 sizes...ready to be printed and framed.

Watercolor Inspirational Printables

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Hey, y'all! Welcome to the Inspiration Monday party! 
Hope your holiday weekend is off to a wonderful start. 
We've got LOADS of fun and inspiration for you today. 

Oh, and don't forget...today is the last day for my fun drill giveaway:

Now onto some fun PARTY inspiration...
This week's features are sure to inspire summer fun...lots of DIY entertaining projects!
These features were chosen by Debbie from Refresh Restyle