i should be mopping the floor: 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Inspiration Monday

I'm partying from beautiful Georgia today, y'all! It's been a fun fall weekend with a friend...full of inspiration. Hoping we can bring you a little inspiration from this party, too! 

Today's party features are all about outdoor decorating for fall! From porches to projects, there are some really awesomely autumnal ideas. These features were selected by me, yall!
Check out all of these fun features, and link up your own, below! Please pin from the original source, y'all!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Free Printable Thanksgiving Banner

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This free printable Thanksgiving banner is the perfect little addition to your fall decor. It's definitely the season to be GRATEFUL (although, I'll stop and say I'm working on being GRATEFUL all year!). 

Free Printable Thanksgiving Banner | Grab this free buffalo check GRATEFUL banner for your fall decor.
I wanted to create a little bit of buffalo check fun to match a couple of chairs in my dining room. I feel like fall is like the perfect season for buffalo check, too. So, this free printable Thanksgiving banner was born. It's got a little bit of watercolor and some simple fall color to it. Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder

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Make this simple kitchen sponge holder to keep your sponge off the countertop. It's a fun little project and makes a great housewarming gift, too (just gift with a pack of sponges!).

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
I know what you're thinking...a wooden kitchen sponge holder? But, I used both outdoor paint and a marine grade sealer to make this super durable. It's the perfect little kitchen accessory to hold your sponge.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Collecting Vintage Books

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Collecting vintage books is pretty much my jam. 
But I'm pretty specific on the color, y'all...

Collecting vintage books is a fun way to decorate on the cheap! Find all sorts of these at thrift shops...group by color for a great look!

 I like blue books and I can not lie.
You other thrifters can't deny...
That when a book is blue, in that certain hue
And it fits well in your space,
You get THRILLED!

Okay, so that last part really didn't work out with the original lyrics, but it's probably not the best song to be quoting...I just couldn't help myself. I love blue books, but more specifically...aqua blue books. It's the easiest, cheapest thing to grab at a thrift store...and great to build on over time. See how collecting vintage books is helping me fill in my living room built-ins below.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Inspiration Monday

A party day on a long weekend is the best kind, y'all! Welcome to the fun. Get ready to be totally inspired (and fill up your to-do list for your extra day off!)

Inspiration Moday Party
This week's features were chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom:

Jamie chose some really fun features...surrounding everyone's favorite fall gourd: the pumpkin! Check them all out below. Kindly pin from the original source.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Free Printable Treat Boxes

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These free printable treat boxes are perfect for Halloween fun. Fill 'em up and pass 'em out. They're great for neighbor or office treats...or just fun little surprises!

Free Printable Treat Boxes for Halloween | Available in black or orange...perfect for treats of all kinds!
These printable boxes are like miniature take out boxes for treats. They're truly adorable. You can download either the black or orange (or both!) below.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Six Scripture Printables for Comfort

These Six Scripture Printables for Comfort are some of my favorite in the Bible. They are the latest addition in my Premium Printables for Purchase line.

Six Scripture Printables for Comfort | These six printables are perfect for times where comfort is needed. Each are 8x10 prints.
I had actually been working on these for next spring. I had some lovely fall printables that I was originally rolling out today, but after the week we've all seen, I moved these up to release now. I love each of these scriptures for various reasons. I hope you do, too.

Purchase this set HERE for $5.
Or see each individual print below. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Easy Quilted Trivets

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I use trivets everywhere, y'all. I made these quilted trivets with a fun fall look to them. They're EASY in the sense that you need absolutely no quilting experience here (I'm definitely not a quilter!). See how fun these are to put together below.

Easy Quilted Trivets | These trivets or hot pads make the perfect hostess gifts...or lovely addition to your own home.
Not only do I use trivets everywhere (everywhere!), I like to give them as gifts, too. They're great to put a couple together for a simple hostess gift. My mom's hot pads were looking a little threadbare, so I made these to give her. She and I both like the larger sized ones...they're great for a 9x9 pan or casserole dish (or candle, or latte mug, or...or...or...the possibilities are endless!).

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Happy October, y'all! Is there a better month? I think this one may be my favorite. And our features today are all about FALL to help you enjoy the start of the season even more!

 
 Today's features were chosen by 
Meegan from What Meegan Makes

Friday, September 29, 2017

Quilted Mug Rugs

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These quilted mug rugs were made with fall in mind...fun, coordinating fabrics all come together to make some pretty spiffy mats for your mugs. They also double as steeping toppers, too.

Make these sweet fall Quilted Mug Rugs with this simple, step-by-step, photo tutorial.
I think you guys already know that I'm a diehard Bigelow Tea fan. I have been for years. Remember that time I got to tour their headquarters and immerse myself in all things Bigelow? Now that was a good time, y'all. 

You know what else is a good time? Fall. Fall is a good time. Especially in Texas. I'm switching my iced Bigelow tea that I've made all summer for some cozy, comfortable hot mugs of deliciousness for the cooler months. Nothing beats a hot cup of Bigelow (keep the Constant Comment coming, y'all). Now that my kids are getting older, we all enjoy cups of hot tea. I made these fun Quilted Mug Rugs to not only serve as mats under our cups, but they also double as a quick topper to steep a mug full of tea when you're in a hurry.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

How to Make Reversible Drapes

This post is sponsored by Waverly but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

This tutorial for how to make reversible drapes is a practical solution for changing out your drapes seasonally. It also creates a really lovely look for your window treatments from the outside of your home. I used some beautiful Waverly Design Series at Joann fabrics for my drapes today...they've been the perfect touch for our master bedroom. 

This step-by-step photo tutorial for how to make reversible drapes is a practical solution for changing out your drapes seasonally. It also creates a really lovely look for your window treatments from the outside of your home.
I shared our master bedroom here a couple of weeks ago...but I just gave it a pretty significant update with these floral reversible drapes I created for this space. I made them reversible for several reasons...but honestly, now I want reversible drapes in all of our rooms. Check out this complete tutorial, using Waverly Design Series at Joann fabrics, below. 

Easy Fabric Pumpkins

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These easy fabric pumpkins have the sweetest frayed seam edges...giving them a vintage and rustic feel. They're the perfect beginning sewing project if you're just testing out your skills at the sewing machine. I even shared an option to use alternating fabrics for a whimsical look!

These easy fabric pumpkins have fun, outward frayed seams that give them a vintage, rustic look.  They're simple to make and budget-friendly, too.
I recently saw some cute pumpkins with outward seams (not frayed) at the craft store. They were cute, but I wanted to take it a step further. I couldn't find any tutorials anywhere for these, so I fiddled around and came up with my own.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Eight Watercolor Halloween Printables

These Eight Watercolor Halloween Printables are the perfect SPOOKY addition to your fall decor. They're the lastest in my Premium Printables for Purchase line of artwork for your home. They're not too scary...just crazy cute!

These Eight Watercolor Halloween Printables are the perfect SPOOKY addition to your fall decor.
These Eight Watercolor Halloween Printables will totally melt your Halloween heart with their cuteness. They are designed to be displayed together or on their own, too...tuck a few here and there around your home or office. Everyone will love their whimsical feel...with some subtle spookiness! 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE ENTIRE BUNDLE FOR $5.
Or, see each individual design below.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Do you have your party pants on, yet? It's time to cut loose and be INSPIRED! There is so much fall goodness in today's party...I can hardly contain myself. Such gorgeous autumn decor...it will leave you all dreamy-eyed and yearning for some cooler temps!

Welcome to the popular Inspiration Monday Party! Come visit and be inspired with fabulous home decor, crafts, recipes and more!

Get ready...these features are going to make you feel all kinds of fallish.

All of this fall fabulousness was selected by Christy from Our Southern Home!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Free Fall Printable

This free fall printable is colorful and simple...
and a little bit different than traditional fall decor. 
Free Fall Printable | Colorful and fun GRATEFUL and THANKFUL printable that's perfect for fall decor.
 Nothing too over-the-top today...just a fun and colorful (and free!) printable for your fall decor. I used colors that aren't the traditional autumn colors, but I think they're super happy! Grab yours below.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Six Watercolor Pumpkin Printables

These Six Watercolor Pumpkin Printables are the perfect little bundle for all of my pumpkin (and pumpkin spice!) lovers out there. This is the latest set in my Premium Printables for Purchase line of art.


These Six Watercolor Pumpkin Printables are perfect for your fall decor...perfect for all of the pumpkin lovers out there!
Y'all...every single one of these prints has pumpkin in it. I know pumpkin and its bottled spice counterpart can get a bad reputation at times, but I'm all about those two friends. Bring me all the pumpkin things. This bundle of six watercolor pumpkin printables is perfect for all of your fall decor.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THIS BUNDLE FOR $5.

Or see each individual printable below.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Boxed Toiletry Bag

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My Boxed Toiletry Bag is one of my favorite travel accessories. It's perfect for cosmetics, vitamins, and any smaller items that need corralling in your suitcase. Using several of them together works well since they stack so well against each other. See how to make one for yourself below.

DIY Boxed Toiletry Bag | This fun little sewing project turns into one cute little bag! Beginner level sewing. Complete photo tutorial.
This is a beginner-level sewing project, but having a bit of zipper experience helps. You can see my basic lined zipper bag tutorial here if you need a little practice with sewing zippers. Below is the complete tutorial for this fun Boxed Toiletry Bag.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Yay and hooray! It's time for another Inspiration Monday Party. This par-tay is what keeps me inspired week in and week out. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We're truly delighted that you're here to join us.

Welcome to the popular Inspiration Monday Party! Come visit and be inspired with fabulous home decor, crafts, recipes and more!

Today's features are absolutely DELICIOUS! Ready for your kitchen to smell like all kinds of FALL? This week, we have featured a bunch of apple and pumpkin desserts that you'll be itchin' to try! 
Super Sweet Apple and Pumpkin Treats featured at Inspiration Monday Party
Today's party features were selected by Laura from Inspiration for Moms.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Free Printable Candy Corn Gift Tags

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These free printable candy corn gift tags are a cute little addition to your Halloween treats. There are actually three different variations of this adorable gift tag below.

Free Printable Candy Corn Gift Tags | These fun Halloween tags are made with the iconic fall treat in mind! Four designs available.
September means it's time to roll out all things orange and black...and candy corn. Of course. Whether you love it or hate it, this iconic fall treat does hold its spot in pop culture Halloween fun. And definitely deserves a little free printable in its honor.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Vintage Fabric Pom Pom Pillow

This Vintage Fabric Pom Pom Pillow is so happy and cheerful...it makes me smile! 
And it cost me all of 75 cents to make, y'all.

Vintage Fabric Pom Pom Pillow | Make this cute, envelope, pom pom pillow with this simple-to-follow tutorial (she used a vintage Joan Kessler fabric, but any fabric will work!).
I made a little challenge to myself last month. I want to hand-make all of our Christmas presents this year. Well, for the most part...I'm not wrapping my brain around how to sew up an Xbox for our teenager, so the kids may luck out on the hand-made portion. But, for all of our relatives and such, I really want to go handmade all the way. I'm trying to start early since the main challenge I'm up against is time. 

This Vintage Fabric Pom Pom Pillow was made for a very special family member. But gosh, I like it so much I may have a hard time parting with it come December. See its tutorial below. AND...it's a part of this month's Thrifty Style Team series! My friends have some goodies for you this month, too.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Budget-Friendly Halloween Decor

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Halloween is just around the corner, y'all. I have decked out my kitchen with some budget-friendly Halloween decor...including an easy glitter pumpkin banner, a simple centerpiece, and bats galore!
Budget-Friendly Halloween Decor | Loads of fun touches for fall and Halloween that are perfect for any budget.
I have two main areas of my kitchen that I like to decorate seasonally. One is my built-in hutch that houses all of my vintage jadeite-colored dishes. The other is my coffee bar (AKA, the hardest working spot in our home). I swung by my local 99 Cents Only store and found EVERYTHING I needed for fun and budget-friendly Halloween decor. There is always something new and exciting at the 99. You never know what you'll find when you "do the 99" (shop at 99 Cents Only Stores)! Check out all of my decor below (with some simple tutorials on the pumpkin banner, bat decor, and cauldron floral arrangements.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall Bedroom Decor

I'm sharing some simple fall bedroom decor with you today, in honor of National Make Your Bed Day! While we're at it, I went ahead and snapped some photos of the entire room...since I had been dragging my feet on sharing our bedroom here in the new house on this site. And by "new house", I mean...we've lived here well over a year.

Fall Bedroom Decor Ideas | Simple touches for a little autumn in the bedroom.
Not only am I sharing bedding and bedroom ideas today, this is actually a blog hop! I've joined three super talented ladies in this National Make Your Bed Day celebration. We're all giving the scoop on our favorite bed and bedroom decor tips.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day, y'all! Hoping you're safe and dry wherever you're coming to us from. Maybe you can take a minute, grab a cup of coffee and be inspired in the midst of this busy and crazy weekend.


I put all of my fall decor out earlier this week...it occurred to me that I've had the same autumn wreath for over ten years! It's looking a bit tired, y'all. But, I found some amazingly inspiring fall wreath tutorials to help this girl out at last week's party.
Today's party features were selected by me!
Check out all of these fun features below.
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Free Printable Halloween Topiary

This free printable Halloween Topiary Art is the perfect little piece of whimsy for your fall decor. There are two mirror image prints of this below...so you can display them side by side, if you prefer. 

Free Printable Halloween Topiary | This fun and whimsical free fall printable is perfect for your Halloween decor.
Isn't this a fun one, y'all? I love printables...but some more than others. And this is one of those that has my heart. I have both copies of it hanging in my breakfast room (I'll show you on Tuesday!). Grab both versions of this free printable Halloween Topiary below.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Free Fall Printable Triptych

This Free Fall Printable Triptych is a pretty way to welcome in everyone's favorite season. Today's post is also a part of an inspiring Fall Ideas Blog Tour with 25 bloggers (and loads of creativity, y'all!). Be sure to swing by all the participating blogs (listed below) for all kinds of autumnal awesomeness.

Free Fall Printable Triptych | Download the free printable of three designs that are meant to be displayed together for a unique piece of art! Perfect for your fall decor.
Are y'all familiar with triptychs? It's usually a set of three art pieces, intended to be appreciated together. I've really been wanting to put one together here on I Should Be Mopping the Floor. And what better season than fall, right?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Free Texas Strong Facebook Timelines

These free Texas Strong Facebook Timelines are perfect to show your support for our state during this time of recovery and rebuild from Hurricane Harvey.

These free Facebook covers were a request from Jessica, a Houston, Texas reader. Jessica is always fantastic and I wanted to honor this request. Grab your free cover below...two designs available.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

30 Watercolor Fall Leaf Printables

These 30 Watercolor Fall Leaf Printables are the latest addition to my Premium Printables for Purchas...a lovely line of art for the home. All 30 of these prints are in one large bundle...perfect for your fall decor.

30 Watercolor Fall Leaf Printables | These 30 GORGEOUS and VIBRANT leaf printables are the perfect compliment to any fall decor. Download, frame, and display... (they are STUNNING displayed with all 30 together)!
I'm truly in LOVE with these printables. I worked to somewhat over-saturate the colors on these watercolor leaves to give them that beautiful autumnal look (that we honestly don't get much of here in the south...ha!). To bring a little color to all of us who aren't as lucky with the fall foliage, these 30 Watercolor Leaf Printables are perfect.

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THIS ENORMOUS BUNDLE FOR $10.

See the bundle's details below.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Hope you're enjoying a nice, long, holiday weekend, friends. We thought we'd throw a lil' party here in honor of the holiday (wink!). And since it's the unofficial kickoff to fall, we've got the perfect features for you. Since it's not remotely fallish here, I'm cranking down the AC, throwing on a blanket, and grabbin' a warm cuppa cuppa to scroll the party. We'll just pretend it's autumn. 

This week's lovely fall features were selected by Debbie from Refresh Restyle.

fall inspiration with recipes and crafts

Be sure to check all of these goodies out below. 

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Free Printable Fall Mini Banner

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This Free Printable Fall Mini Banner is the perfect little accessory for your autumn decor.

Free Printable Fall Mini Banner | Sweet little scalloped banner to make in any length you desire. Perfect to add a little fall to your home!
I loved my mini spring banner so much that was in this spot, I had to create one for the fall, as well. This little banner can be as long as you need it to be...drape it anywhere and everywhere! 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

DIY Regulation Cornhole Bags

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These DIY Regulation Cornhole Bags are perfect for tailgating and football season. In the south, we always pull out the cornhole boards...especially at a tailgate par-tay! These would be fun to make in your team's colors, too. 

DIY Regulation Cornhole Bags | Make your own fun and colorful cornhole bags with this simple tutorial.
All of the cornhole or bean bags I found to use with our cornhole boards were a little on the blah side. Since I gave our actual boards a fun makeover at the beginning of the summer (see that post here), I wanted to create some colorful regulation cornhole bags to coordinate. Check out this tutorial below.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Indoor Herb Garden

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Our new Indoor Herb Garden is housed in our sunroom for year-round enjoyment. While it's just a "starter garden" at this point, I anticipate upsizing it down the road and enjoying fresh herbs for years to come. Come see how we put this together below...it was a fun family project.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
Since moving to our new home last year, we've missed our herb garden we had at our previous place. It was actually a series of whiskey barrels with basil, rosemary, thyme, and mint spilling out...and it was wonderful. I'd send the kids out with a basket and scissors to grab fresh herbs for dinner. I also became the crazy herb lady that brought baggies of our bounty to everyone she knew...we always seemed to have a bumper crop of mint and rosemary! 

We've finally figured out a way to create an herb garden over here...and this time it's inside (so we *hopefully* won't have to replant every single year). Come check out this lovely (and tasty!) addition to our sunroom.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day, friends. I hope, wherever you are, you are dry and safe! It's been a wet one here in Texas and I pray everyone is okay. The one relief we have had is in the temperatures...it *almost* feels like fall!
Inspiration Moday Party
We're so close to fall, y'all! Our hostess this week selected six pretty little autumn projects to share with you at today's party. They all make me want to put on my scarf and boots!
5 Pretty Lil Fall Projects
All of these fun fall features were selected by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. Check out all of these great projects below for your autumn to-do list!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Free Printable Handmade Tags

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These Free Printable Handmade Tags are perfect for all kinds of makers. I'm in love with labeling all of my handmade gifts with these cute little guys. They're even designated with different types of tools...from a sewing machine to crochet needles!

Free Printable Handmade Tags | These tags are perfect for all handmade items. They come in four varieties (sewing machine, pin cushion, spool of thread, knitting needles). Instant download. Great for use in handmade shops.
This isn't my only set of handmade tags, but I wanted something that can be used on things other than gifts. I'm breaking a few of my own rules and giving you carte blanche on the usage for these...well, please don't sell the actual tags. But, feel free to use them on all of your items in your handmade shop or etsy store. I think the art of handmade needs to be promoted in every way possible. Download these free printable handmade tags below.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Six Watercolor Fall Printables

These Six Watercolor Fall Printables are my first autumn bundle of the year! I honestly just couldn't wait anymore. They were so fun to put together with their layers and layers of fall florals and foliage. These are a part of my Premium Printables for Purchase line.  

Six Watercolor Fall Printables | These gorgeous watercolor printables are layered in fall florals and foliage. They're breathtaking and perfect with all autumn decor.
This bundle (in all its luscious fall layering) is $5 for the entire pack of printables.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THIS BUNDLE.

Or check out each print's details below.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fabric Travel Tissue Holder

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This Fabric Travel Tissue Holder is my all-time my favorite thing to sew. It makes a wonderful gift and is tidier than the traditional plastic travel tissue holder (mine always collect debris and get crumply my handbag). I made these with a fun back-to-school look, so they are perfect teacher and friend gifts as school starts back up.
Fabric Travel Tissue Holder | The easiest sewing project for beginners...makes the perfect gift!
My kids start school Monday...it kind of feels like we're the last district to be starting school this year. But, the summer has been really great...and nice and long, too. I've shared lots of fun back-to-school teacher gifts lately, but this is one of my favorites. I've always enjoyed making these, and when I had leftover fabric from the teacher supply bags I made here, I went ahead and made these to coordinate. So our teachers are actually getting double gifties this year...because it's always good to get in their good graces straight out of the gate, right?

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Who is ready for a PARRRRRR-TAY? It's the best day of the week, y'all.
Let's just get right to it and start the fun!

This week’s GORGEOUS features were selected by Meegan from What Meegan Makes. Meegan is always so good with all things floral...it's no surprise that her selections for this week are all about flowers.

Check out all of the fun below.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Free Printable Teacher Card

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This Free Printable Teacher Card is perfect for both back to school or even Teacher Appreciation, later in the year. It's fun rainbow apple design is sure to make your teacher smile (I mean, she may want to frame this one, no?).
Free Printable Teacher Card | Download this colorful apple laden free printable teacher card to make your teacher SMILE! Perfect any time of the year.
I wanted to create a really FUN and colorful teacher card that can pull double duty for those of us scanning the interwebs late the night before we need a teacher gift. This is perfect for a simple "hey, glad I'm in your class" or a "thanks for a great year". It will work ANYTIME you'd like to make your teacher smile. Tuck in a gift card for extra grins. Download this free printable teacher card below. If you'd like to include an envelope, I designed these to fit inexpensive A2 sized envelopes (grab them HERE on Amazon).

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Watercolor State Printables

These watercolor state printables come in three, beautiful, buffalo check color schemes.
All 50 states are available below. This is the latest installment of my Printables for Purchase line.

Buffalo Check Watercolor State Printables | All 50 States | 3 Color Schemes Per State | Instant Downloads
I have to be honest, y'all...this set nearly killed me. When doing three color schemes per state...it was 150 total printables. Yowza. It's actually taken me a few weeks to put together and I'm so happy it's done. Each set of three prints (one of each color) is $5 per state. Grab your state's set below. They're all 8x10 prints that you can print at home.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kids' Lunch Box Idea

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Yay and hooray, y'all! It's my annual lunch box post...with fun, free (taco-themed) lunch box note printables. And of course, the lunch box idea I'm sharing this year surrounds all things taco, too...made with fresh and delicious foods!

Kids' Lunch Box Idea and Free Printable Taco-Themed Lunch Box Notes
This lunch box idea is actually geared for the older kiddos, which is the category we fall into these days. My boys still love bringing their lunches to school (even my middle schooler), so as they get older, I've gotten a bit more creative. This little taco lunch box is one of their favorites, yet. Check out all of its details (and grab the free printable lunch box notes) below.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's PARTY day, y'all! And today's Inspiration Monday is here to get you ready for back to school. Our hostess has chosen some wonderful weeknight meal solutions that we all need for those crazy evenings. And we can't WAIT to see what you've been up to!

 

Whether you're preparing for busy weeknights because of school or just crazy, hectic schedules, in general...the below recipes would be perfect for your menu planning. And they're totally making my mouth water!
These delicious features were selected by Christy from Our Southern Home.
Check them all out below.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Free Printable Watercolor Tags

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I am using these free printable watercolor tags to help me organize my craft room. I thought you might enjoy them as a freebie, too! They'd also make lovely gift tags, as well.
Free Printable Watercolor Tags | These print four to a sheet and are perfect for organizing or gift giving. They have a lovely, soft, floral watercolor design.
These tags have really brightened up my craft supply stash. They look great attached to my burlap storage baskets from Burlap Fabric. Oh, and be sure to enter my $100 giveaway to their site here (it ends Sunday!). And grab these free printable watercolor tags below.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

DIY Mobile Printer Station

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All opinions are mine alone. #CreateWithHP #CollectiveBias

We're getting the house in order for school to start in a couple of weeks. This DIY Mobile Printer Station is perfect for all of us to share...especially our almost-teenager who seems to have more computer homework every year. The older he gets, the more involved the assignments get. This little station is perfect for him to work with, no matter where he is.

DIY Mobile Printer Station | This little station can move from room to room with a wireless printer and all of the printing accessories you might need.
Last year, we realized very quickly that having our middle schooler just borrow one of our computers for homework was not going to work. My husband is a high school principal and can't always spare his for various reasons...and I feel like I'm on mine quite a bit, too. But gosh...all of the homework was online textbooks, or printouts, or something involving a computer. We grabbed a great HP laptop for him, and it's worked great. As we head into this year, we've equipped him with the matching printer. But since it's technically for the family to share, we put together a DIY Mobile Printer Station to make it easy for everyone to use in their own work spaces.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Easy Pickle Wash Finish

This Easy Pickle Wash Finish eliminates a lot of the steps from the traditional pickling finish...and looks just as fun! I'm sharing below how I made over this 1990s garage sale find into a lovely little craft table using this finish.

Easy Pickle Wash Finish | Achieve a soft white washed finish with these two simple steps.
Today is also Thrifty Style Team day, y'all! Our group of thrifters is really rockin' and rollin' on the vintage fun! All of their goodies are linked at the bottom of this post.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

How to Store Linens

This post for how to store linens has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoostWithBorax #CollectiveBias

It's almost the time of year to start bringing out the heavier drapes and linens...my favorite! Today, I'm sharing some of the tricks I use to store away my out of season linens...so they're a breeze to pull out in the spring and put back into place. 
How to Store Linens | Put away seasonal linens so they're ready to go when you need them again next year. Includes free printable labels.
I'm a little over-the-top about my drapes and tablecloths. I mean...we all have our quirks, right? While most of the drapes in our home stay in place year round, I try to change out the two sets in my front windows. These particular sets of drapes show from the exterior of our home and also do double duty in terms of efficiency for our heating and cooling systems. In the cooler months, I hang something heavier in these two spots...it helps keep out the cold. In Texas, that means we barely have to turn the heat on all season. I also like the look of a heavier fabric with my holiday decor, too. I'm sharing below how to store linens...so they're ready to go the next time you'll need them.