i should be mopping the floor: December 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Free Printable Watercolor To Do List


This free printable watercolor to do list is the perfect companion for your daily tasks. 
It's a fantastic printable for all of your new year's organization resolutions.

Free Printable Watercolor To Do List | Beautiful list for organizing all of your tasks. Downloads instantly. Print as many as you like.
A year ago, I was knee-deep in designing organizational printables for my book (check it out here!). And as stated in my publisher's contract, I had a 12-month period where I could not design any organizational prints outside of the book. Now that the book and the contractual agreement regarding the prints are both finished up, I am super excited to be designing free organizational prints here on the blog again. Not going to lie...organizational prints are (literally) my bread and butter for the first part of the new year (I had to get a bit creative last year!). Check out this first of several watercolor organizational prints I have lined out for January below.

Easy Farmhouse Sign

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I make a small commission when these links are used...at no additional cost to you.

The inspiration for this easy farmhouse sign came from one of my favorite new books!
Check out the tutorial for it below.

Easy Farmhouse Sign Tutorial
The farmhouse look is so fun...it's something I've enjoyed for quite sometime. This sign adds that perfect little farmhouse touch to any space, especially a kitchen or dining area. The original project came from my friend, Liz's, A Touch of Farmhouse Charm book. It's chocked full of so many simple-to-complete, yet show-stopping, projects! I'm sharing the sign and the book below.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

12 Instant Pot Recipes

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These 12 Instant Pot Recipes are perfect for you're just starting out with an Instant Pot. 
And if Santa forgot yours, click here to grab one on Amazon.

12 Delicious Instant Pot Recipes
I think the Instant Pot was one of the most requested gifts this year...no shocker there. The Instant Pot is basically the modern pressure cooker with lots of fun bells and whistles to really get ya cookin'! Check out some really popular and delicious Instant Pot Recipes from my fellow bloggers below to get started.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hoping you all have the HOLLIEST & JOLLIEST!
I can't thank you all enough for all of your love and support this part year!
Hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas season with you and yours.

See you next week!
xoxo




Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Gallery Wall

Sponsored Post: Today's post is sponsored by GraphicStock but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.




This Winter Gallery Wall is the perfect way to transition from holiday decor...without all the sadness that goes with bidding the holidays adieu. And all of the photos for this wall were FREE at GraphicStock!
Winter Gallery Wall
I have to admit...I hate putting away the decor after the holidays. It's just...depressing, y'all. A lot of folks (like everyone except me) appreciate the fresh start and all that...but I just long for a bit more of the cozy holiday feeling. I thought creating a gallery wall with all the wintery feels was the perfect way to hold on to the season just a bit longer. AND, all of these photos were free, y'all. I simply downloaded the JPEG files from GraphicStock here. I used my free seven-day trial and downloaded until my heart's content. There are hundreds of photos available...and hundreds of graphics, too! Check it out below.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2017 Printable Watercolor Calendar


This 2017 Printable Watercolor Calendar is my latest in my Printables for Purchase collection. 
It's 12 pages of dreamy, watercolor designs...perfect for any decor.

2017 Printable Watercolor Calendar | This beautiful 12-month calendar is the perfect accent to any decor. Instantly print and display. Each page fits an 8x10 frame.
Not going to lie, this calendar took me longer to design than any other print I can remember. Granted, it was 12 full pages of designs...but I wasn't sure I'd ever finish. I hope you all love the end result as much as I do. Click here to purchase your set for $5 or see all of the months in detail below.

Guest Bathroom Makeover with Holiday Touches


We gave our 1970s guest bathroom a makeover...and added in some simple holiday touches, seasonal toiletries, and special scents throughout. Check it all out below.


It's funny...since we've owned this house for the last nine months, I feel like we've had more overnight guests than we ever did in our previous home (which we were in for several years). Something about having an actual guest bedroom and bathroom is probably a bit more appealing to family and friends, right? In our previous place, guests slept on our sons' Star Wars sheets in their room while the boys bunked with us. They also shared a bathroom with our kids. To say space was tight was not an exaggeration. I had always dreamt of a home where guests could have their own space and not feel like they were in the midst of our craziness...it was a complete bonus that this out-of-the-way guest bedroom came with its own bathroom, too. This is the first of our bathrooms (besides our half bath) to be taken out of its 1970s glory and into something that better fits our tastes. We didn't break the budget either...just a few cosmetic fixes, loads of fluffy white towels, and the most amazing natural soaps, scrubs, and lotions from a delightful small business that our guests can enjoy 'til their hearts' content. Check it all out below.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Vintage Gift Tags

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These Vintage Gift Tags went together in minutes. You don't need any special skills or programs...I made them in my word processing program. I'm sharing how to create these for yourself...once you know how to do it, your possibilities are endless, y'all! It's about to be gift card central at your house.
I think a big, paper gift tag really makes a present special. I created these in just minutes using pre-made graphics (hey, sometimes we all need a little help when in a hurry...there is no shame in grabbing a pre-made piece every now and again). The typographical graphics I used for this were free...I took advantage of my 7-day trial with GraphicStock. Grab yours here to start downloading for free for seven full days. See below how I put these vintage gift tags together.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Hey, friends! Welcome to the very last Inspiration Monday Party of 2016. We will be taking off Christmas and New Year's days this year, so we'll see you in the new year with loads of inspiring links and features! Hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year. We are always so delighted to host you every week...this party wouldn't happen without all of the creative inspiration you provide us with week in and week out. Love and hugs to you and yours!! 
Inspiration Monday Party
Also wanted to share the coolest offer I'm working with Graphic Stock on!
This is the third year in a row I'm working with them and I love their illustrations.
If you click here and head to their site...
you can get an entire week of downloading graphics for free.
Just cancel after seven days and keep all of the free graphics, photos, and illustrations that you've downloaded. 

Annnnnd...we have loads of the SWEETEST inspiration for you today!
Check these yummies out:

Last week there were many treats that we just fell in love with. And who doesn't LOVE all of the amazing deliciousness that surrounds the holidays? 

This week's features were selected by Christy from Our Southern Home
Check them all out below.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Free Printable 2017 Calendar-At-A-Glance


2016 is almost done! Be sure to grab my free printable 2017 calendar-at-a-glance below.

Free Printable Calendar | Download this beautiful watercolor free printable calendar just in time for 2017.
 I'm super happy with how this year's free printable calendar came together. I do apologize...several of you left notes on last year's calendar asking if a new one was coming! I was a bit behind, but it's not too late, right? Download your free printable calendar below.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Home Tour

I'm sharing my Christmas Home Tour below...in all its quirky, ranch-style glory.
I think I have more photos in this post than any other...but I just love Christmas decor.

Christmas Home Tour for a 1970s ranch-style home that's been made over in a fun and quirky way!
We first toured this home exactly a year ago. It had been vacant for four years. Since it was the holiday season, all I could envision was how I would decorate it for the Christmas season. We hadn't even put an offer on this place and I was mentally decorating trees and hanging garland...I just loved this house (even in all its 1970 glory). So, a year later and I'm so happy with how it looks in all its Christmas glory. I have really loved decking these halls.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Life-Changing Giving


Have you ever wondered what life-changing giving can feel like? 
This year, my family had a long talk about what Christmas really means to us...
because the "I wants" and "my list of things" were driving us crazy like a bad hair cut. 
Excited to have an opportunity to really make a difference this year...far outside of our own home.

I'm excited to be telling you about a program that really makes a difference. 
CARE is changing lives in a really amazing way during the holidays and year round. 

CLICK HERE TO HONOR A LOVED ONE AND GIVE TO CARE IN THEIR NAME.

Or for more information on this program, read through below.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Home Organization Tear Outs

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I make a small portion of the proceeds at no cost to you.

Today is the day my book, Home Organization Tear Outs for the Whole Family, hits stores. 
It's exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time. Check out the details below.

100 Pre-Printed Organization Forms in One Book!
About a year and a half ago I received my first email from Page Street Publishing. They were wanting to visit with me about an entirely new concept for a book surrounding the craze of printables. I hopped on a conference call a few days later...and the rest, as they say, is history.
I was honored and overwhelmed. I signed a contract and thus started a whirlwind of EVERYTHING you can imagine. My due date for my manuscript was last January. A month before that, we got the brilliant idea to purchase a new home and move. I have to say...between December and February of that time period, I was a bit of a wreck, y'all. Living on coffee and crazy, we somehow foraged through it all. There were points of time where I wanted to just give up...but I'm so ridiculously happy that I didn't. Click here to purchase your own copy of Home Organization Tear Outs. Or read through below for more details on this new-concept book of mine.

Monday, December 12, 2016

DIY Decorative Holiday Tea Towel

This DIY Decorative Holiday Tea Towel post is sponsored by Bounty. 
I am a member of the #QuickerPickerUpper team. All opinions are my own.

Need some ideas for DIY holiday decorations while the kids are off of school for the break? This holiday tea towel is not only a fabulous craft and decoration…it also makes a perfect gift, especially paired with my free printable baking gift tags. This project is very easy…just requires a bit of set up from a grown up and then let the kids have fun with it!

This was such a fun kids’ craft, y’all! My son and I enjoyed working on it together. We’re going to be giving them to some of his teachers for a sweet holiday gift. Check out the entire tutorial below. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Happy party day, friends!! December sure is FLYING by, isn't it? Hope you're able to soak up every festive bit of it. Before you know it, they'll be dropping that ball and we'll be packing up the ornaments...it's always over too fast!

Inspiration Monday Party
And we've got some beautiful December-themed inspiration for you. . .
today's features are crazy gorgeous...
I'd certainly love to pull up a chair to one of these tables! 

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These features were selected by Laura from Inspiration for Moms...
check them all out below.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Free Printable Christmas Card


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This free printable Christmas card is ready to print, sign, and send.
It's perfect to add in all of your own notes on the inside.
Download yours below.
Free Printable Christmas Card | Download this simple, watercolor Christmas card for all of your holiday greetings. Free & instant download.
This holidays are well under way, y'all. It seems like we blink and they're over, right? I still haven't gotten my cards out, yet. We didn't do Christmas cards the last couple of years, but I was really wanting to get back into the tradition. I also love the practice of physically writing notes during the season. These cards are designed just for that...with a simple watercolor wreath and Merry Christmas. The interior is blank for your own sentiments. Download and print yours below.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

DIY Kitchen Towel Wine Bags


This post for DIY Kitchen Towel Wine Bags and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SutterHomeForTheHolidays #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older.

Looking for the cutest way to gift a bottle of wine? My DIY Kitchen Towel Wine Bags can be made in just minutes...and print out my free printable (punny) wine tags to go along with your bags. This is an easy hostess, coworker, neighbor, or friend gift for the holiday season. 
Msg 4 21+ /// These DIY Kitchen Towel Wine Bags can be made in just minutes...and print out the free printable (punny) wine tags to go along with your wine gift!
We love gifting wine around the holidays...it's such an enjoyable gift for so many of our friends and family. I thought it would be fun to create a unique way to wrap our wine bottles this year...and a kitchen towel was the perfect fit! Check out my tutorial (along with the free printable wine tags) below.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Peppermint Themed Coffee Bar

This post for a Peppermint Themed Coffee Bar has been sponsored by 
Starbucks but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
#StarbucksPerfectPairing #ad

I went with a fun, red-and-white, peppermint theme for my coffee bar this year. Red and white are my faves, so this was totally a good fit. I grabbed lots of goodies for this space at Target. And I was inspired to use this theme with our new favorite at-home Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Caffe Latte drinks (brewed in the Keurig), along with Lindt LINDOR Peppermint Cookie Milk Chocolate Truffles. 

I love having this space all decked out for the holidays. We do a bit of entertaining between family stuff and my husband's office peeps. Everyone seems to gravitate to this area of the kitchen after a meal...who doesn't want to finish off a fun evening with a delicious cup of coffee? Plus, I think this is a must-stop during  Santa's visit, too.

Check it all out below.

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags

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Needing a fun gift for the tea drinkers in your life? Put together simple gift baskets with all of the essentials (including some amazing honey!) then just add my free printable tea gift tags for a special touch. I've got all of the things you'll need below...along with a quick overview of brewing loose tea!

Free Printable Tea Gift Tags | These fun tags are perfect for a tea gift basket (or similar!) for the tea lover in your life
I've gotten really into tea the last few years...I used to never drink it, but now I chase my coffee with it EVERY morning. While I tend to take the easy route (I use the pods in my coffee maker...gah!), it is fun to indulge and make a really special cup of tea with loose tea leaves every now and then. My mother-in-law enjoys her tea this way...she's a definite tea connoisseur. I thought it would be fun to put together a basket or two of upscale tea service for all of those TEA-riffic folks in our life.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Printable Christmas Movie Quotes

These Six Printable Christmas Movie Quotes are the perfect addition to holiday decor.
They're the latest addition to my printables for purchase.
Download and frame them for instant festive fun.

Six Printable Christmas Movie Quotes for instant holiday decor and fun!
 Are Christmas movies a part of your traditions? We can't get enough of them in our house...we watch one nearly every night. And of course...we drop quotes from them all season long. One of our favorites is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation...I mean, y'all. So. Many. Quotes. And the boys love Home Alone (ya filthy animal!). These are bundled together in one festive pack for $5. 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THESE.

Or click below for more details.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Inspiration Monday

It's officially December! So much WONDERFUL goes into this last month of the year. And the holidays seem to be the cherry on top. Today's party has so many fun features...and it just a bit will be loaded with inspirational links, too...from YOU! 
Inspiration Monday Party
Today, we've got a dozen features that are sure to keep your glue guns fired up and your rugs covered in gobs of glitter...12 Homemade Ornament Projects linked up to last week's party! Homemade ornaments are always my absolutely FAVORITE ones!

This weeks' features were selected by me! 
Kindly pin from original sources. Check these all out below.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Free Printable Christmas Tree Car


This free printable Christmas Tree Car is the perfect way to kick off December. 
It's a fun and vintage addition to your holiday decor.

Free Printable Christmas Tree Car | Download this fun and free vintage holiday printable instantly at ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com
A couple of weeks ago, I did a fun VW Bug & tree printable for my newsletter subscribers. It was such a hit that I wanted to do one for the main weekly freebie, too. 
And who doesn't love a good, ol' fashioned woody car? Download yours below.