i should be mopping the floor: August 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Eight Fall Printable Quotes

These Eight Fall Printable Quotes are perfect for your fall decor. 
They're my next installment of my Printables for Purchase.

Eight Fall Printable Quotes | Download and print this big bundle of eight autumn printables. 8x10 sizes, ready to print and frame.

I thought it would be fun to make a big ol' bundle of printables all about my favorite season (apparently, it's lots of folks favorite season, y'all). From sweaters, to boots, to cooler temps...it's just the BEST! I made these into one download for you to decorate with...because I love switching things out over and over! These eight fall printable quotes should get you through the entire season! Happy Fall, Y'all!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Hiya, party friends! I'm so happy you're here. I just couldn't help myself...I was in charge of features this week and I just had to go all autumn on you guys. It's time, right? Hope you are enjoying your almost-fall weekend wherever you are. 

Like I said, it was alllll about FALL this week for features.
Check them all out below.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Don't Go Bacon My Heart Free Printable

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. 
All opinions are entirely my own.

This Don't Go Bacon My Heart Printable is sure to tickle your funny bone...and get you singing.
And...wanting bacon. Because bacon.

Don't Go Bacon My Heart Free Printable
I've seen a mug with this sentiment on it at several gift shops and it always tickles me. There are actually a few printables existing that have this message, too. But, I just had to put my own spin on this popular expression with fun handwriting and a whimsical bacon and egg...Don't Go Bacon My Heart, I Couldn't if I Fried. Download yours below.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

How to Make a Football Door Hanging

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

This fun tutorial will show you how to make a football door hanging.
This is the perfect way to welcome guests to your football party.
How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
It's that time of the year, y'all. Football is about to be in full effect. We're getting ready for all of the fun and hoopla on all ends...and getting our house ready to welcome guests for pre-game dinners. Check out how I put together this Football Door Hanging below.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

100 Printable Lunch Box Notes

These 100 Printable Lunch Box Notes are a part of my Printables for Purchase line.
They're perfect for adding to your kiddo's lunch box...and never having a repeat!

100 Printable Lunch Box Notes
My kids love it when I tuck a note in their lunch...but since I use the printable ones I create, I tend to "double up" at times and someone may get a repeat. I thought it would be fun to create a BIG bunch of these to use several times a week. These are fun, hip designs for all ages. Grab yours below.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Garage Organization Tips and Ideas

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All opinions are mine alone. #GarageCleanUp #CollectiveBias

I've got some fun garage organization tips and ideas today. 
Our garage went from gross to great in a weekend. 
It's such a nice place to come home to now.

Garage Organization Tips and Ideas | Tackle your messiest space in one weekend with these ideas.
The garage, well, at least in our house, is the final frontier. You know what I mean, right? Every other room in the house gets prettified before the garage...it's always the last on the list since it's not as much of a heavy traffic zone. Since we moved in here in March, the garage has become a catch-all. It was where empty boxes landed...furniture with no home...drop cloths, tools, and everything else ended up in the garage. It was beginning to be a hot mess, y'all. 


But back to the heavy traffic thing...this house is different. It's set back from the road a bit and the garage is on the side toward the backyard. And the driveway is long and winding. So, guess where all of our friends come in? The garage. It's easy for folks to park in the driveway since it is so long. Most people enter our house through the garage and it's probably never going to change (back door guests are best, right?).



However, when your garage is an absolute disaster, having all of those people trotting through it on a regular basis is, well, mortifying.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Hey there, party friends! Welcome back. Hope you're doing well. It's been a wet weekend here in Texas, but I'll take it. My kids start school tomorrow, but this mom isn't totally ready (one's starting middle school, y'all...YIKES!). I'm not completely sure I can mentally handle all of this...but hey, ready or not, right? Hoping you have a wonderful week, too!

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Simple DIY Projects
I wanted to take a minute and invite you to follow me on Instagram. I really enjoy the DIY and decor community over there...such a great place for inspiration. I feel like it's also a nice place to share those every day moments in life, as well...and really connect with others, too. 

Now, on to the PAR-TAY! 
This week's features were chosen by Debbie From Refresh Restyle.
"Wow!" was all we could say about the ideas you guys came up with for last weeks' party!
 Debbie has put together half a dozen of our favorite Simple and Beautiful DIY Projects.
Check them all out below.

Friday, August 19, 2016

School Lunch Ideas for Tweens and Teens

As my boys get a bit older, lunch making is a bit trickier. The nice thing is that they're open to more flavors and tastes, so I do have some fun options. Check out some of my family's favorite school lunch ideas for tweens and teens.

School Lunch Ideas for Tweens and Teens | Easy ideas for older kids' lunches. | Free printable lunch box notes, too!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Layering Paint for a Vintage Finish

  1. I've got tips and tricks for Layering Paint for a Vintage Finish. My laundry room shelves started out as brand new 1x10 boards...and then I made them look funky and old to blend in with our vintage decor. I'm sharing the entire process below. Layering Paint for a Vintage Finish: using several different colors of paint and a wax puck for a very vintage look.I think yellow may be my new color over here in the new (old) house. I still love my aqua and red, but this fun yellow color seems to be popping up errrrr'where in this place. Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone here. Of course. I had to make that yellow a little less new-looking to fit in with my personal style. This painting technique isn't hard...it just involves lots of layering and several colors. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Hey, friends!! Hope you're doing well. Welcome back to the weekly party. We've got just one little week of summer left before school starts here in Texas. We're going to make the most of it and go out with a bang! Hope you enjoy the end of summer, as well. (Secretly, I'm so over the 100+ degree temps and ready for the fall...let's get this show on the road, right?!?).
Inspiration Monday Party
School is officially in session at the Inspiration Monday Party! This week's features were chosen by Julie from Redhead Can DecorateThere were a ton of "Back to School Ideas & Tips" from last week's party, so Julie made a fun feature round up with them this week. Check them all out below.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ecclesiastes 3:1 Free Printable

This Ecclesiastes 3:1 Free Printable is the perfect addition to any decor.
It's one of my absolute favorite verses...and comes to mind when we're about to change seasons.

 I love this time of the year. Well...almost. It's still brutally hot here in Texas. But...in just a few short weeks, the heat will gently fade into the loveliness that is autumn. And in our part of the world...that is some serious sweet relief. But, as I get to the point where I start hating summer, there are also attributes of it I love (the schedule, obvi). And every season has its own set of awesomeness. To everything, there is a season.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Vintage BINGO Card Banner

I'm sharing this fun and simple vintage BINGO card banner for this month's installment of the Thrifty Style Team. So happy to finally do something fun with this thrifty collection that I've had for a while. 
This Vintage BINGO Card Banner is a fun way to add a touch of retro to any space. See how easy it was to put together.
Yay for another installment of the Thrifty Style Team...I get so inspired every month when we do this. This time, I created a banner with some vintage BINGO cards that I've had for well over a year from a junkin' trip in spring of 2015. I had gone with a friend to a vintage market and stumbled onto these under a random tent in a field. The lady was practically throwing these BINGO cards at me to try to get rid of them. I happily took them off her hands. I used some scrap fabric and twine and now have a fun little decoration for my office. Check out this quick project as well as my friends' projects below.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

DIY Weathered Chalk Paint Sign

This DIY Weathered Chalk Paint Sign was an easy afternoon project.
Check out the entire tutorial below.

This DIY Weathered Chalk Paint Sign is an easy afternoon project. Check out the entire tutorial from ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com.
We've been working really hard to get our little mudroom (or, mud "hallway") in order before school starts. I wanted to add a little motivational sign for the kids to see before they grab their backpacks and head out the door. I'm super happy with how this came together...the sentiment means a lot to our family, too.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Welcome back to the Inspiration Monday Party, y'all! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and are ready to dive into the party fun! I know I may get in trouble for this...but I'm starting to yearn for all the pumpkin stuff, y'all! Ready for cooler temps and warmer clothes...and all the fun fall inspiration!!

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This week's features were chosen by Jamie From Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Free Butcher's Beef Cuts Printable

This free chalkboard Butcher's Beef Cuts Printable is the perfect touch for any kitchen.
It's a little bit of vintage and a whole lot of beefy. 

Free Butcher's Beef Cuts Printable | 8x10 Chalkboard Printable | Instant Download
 Seriously...I've always wanted one of these signs...with the cow all chalked-lined into her cuts and labeled nicely. It also makes me feel like a rockstar knowing where the sirloin or shank is...I can really be a real show-off with this kind of beefalicious knowledge at hand.

Free Printable Olympic Games Matching Activity

Today's post is sponsored by Bounty. I'm a member of the Quicker Picker Upper Crew. 
All opinions are mine alone.

Today, I'm sharing a free printable activity celebrating the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
If you're having friends over to watch the games, keep the kids entertained with this fun matching/memory game. It features most of the sports involved in this year's Olympic Games.

Who is ready to watch the Olympic Games? My family and I can't wait. My boys really enjoy watching all of the sports involved...but swimming is always their fave. To make the Rio 2016 Olympic Games even more fun, this free printable game is perfect for the kiddos at your viewing festivities or Olympic themed party! Download yours below.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Free First Day of School Printables

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All opinions are mine alone. #CreateWithHP #CollectiveBias

These Free First Day of School Printables are perfect to celebrate your kiddos' big day back! They're available from preschool through twelfth grade. I've also got tips on getting a great first day of school pic.

Free First Day of School Printables | Available in preschool through 12th grades | Instant downloads.
First day of school photos are our favorite, y'all. And I just love documenting the day with a fun printable. This is WAY easier for me than scrapbooking. This year's first day of school printable is rainbow-riffic and ready to go!