i should be mopping the floor: 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Free Printable Teacher Card

This Free Printable Teacher Card post contains affiliate links. 
I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

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

This Kids' Lunch Box Idea post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
All opinions are mine alone. #HorizonHappiness #CollectiveBias

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

This Free Printable Watercolor Tags post contains affiliate links. 
I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

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

This DIY Mobile Printer Station has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
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. 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Just a few more weeks of summer...I actually saw a few pumpkin projects pop into last week's party (honestly...bring it on!!). I love fall and with these 100+ degree temps, I am so ready! 

This week here on ISBMTF, I have a fun GIVEAWAY to a fabulous online burlap store!

With the end of summertime coming along...school is right around the corner.
Today's features are perfect to get you in the mood!

This week's features were chosen by Laura from Inspiration for Moms (who is totally in denial that summer will be over in just a few weeks!). Check them all out below.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Free Printable Apple Gift Tags

This post for free printable apple gift tags contains affiliate links. 
I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

Not only is this post this week's free printable, I am also sharing a tutorial for painting adorable burlap gift bags...AND a giveaway and promotional code to get some fabulous bags like these, too!
Free Printable Apple Gift Tags and Burlap Painting Tutorial

Who else is addicted to mini burlap bags? They are SO FUN! They're the ultimate in giving gifts a little something special...the wrapping becomes a part of the gift. Not only are there free printable apple gift tags in this post, but we've got a discount code for the bags AND a $100 giveaway for burlapfabric.com. Check it all out below.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lined Zipper Pouch Tutorial

This Lined Zipper Pouch Tutorial and its shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
All opinions are mine alone. #MyGo2Pen #CollectiveBias

If you're intimidated by sewing zippers, this lined zipper pouch tutorial is perfect for you. It makes a darling back-to-school gift for any teacher or student. I also included a coordinating free printable gift tag you can include when giving this fun pouch.
Lined Zipper Pouch Tutorial | Make these adorable pouches for back-to-school gifts or even for your own kids' supply pouches. Includes coordinating free printable gift tag. Complete step-by-step sewing tutorial...perfect for beginners.
I'm kind of ecstatic about how cute these turned out. I lucked into this fun composition notebook paper fabric and they kind of took on a life of their own. I alternated the lining and outer fabrics on these to make them even more fun. Honestly, I couldn't stop making these, so I just reversed it to keep things interesting.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples

This Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples Post contains affiliate links. 
I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

Y'all...I'm in love with how these easy yarn pom pom apples turned out. They're so fun for back-to-school (and even fall decor...dare I say that in August?). You can tie them on zippers, make a banner with them, and more. 
Easy Yarn Pom Pom Apples | These fun little pom poms have a cute apple twist to them...perfect for back-to-school or even fall decor!
I made these with a couple of different options...one has a "stand alone stem" and the other is a long yarn stem that you can attach to other things (or to other pom poms to form a banner). I made them in two different sizes, too. Check out the complete tutorial for these easy yarn pom pom apples below.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day, y'all! And I'm having my own little party...because I just scraped the last bit of the popcorn ceiling off my sons' bathroom. What a chore! But, I'm ready to sit back, relax, and be inspired by YOU now! I seriously can't wait to see what you've been up to. 

This week's features were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes.
Meegan put together a really fun list of features from last week's party!
Check them all out below.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Free Printable Backpack Tags

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

I wanted to create some fun Free Printable Backpack Tags this year for all the kiddos to use on their bags. They're big and bright and perfect for young children to easily identify their bag. Their shape is perfect to fit inside plastic cruise tags...which are waterproof and super sturdy. They'll definitely last the entire school year. I have details on how easily these are to put together below. They're available in letters A-Z.

Free Printable Backpack Tags | Available in A-Z with personalization space for kids' names.
 These are also available in two color schemes. They're both available on the same sheet.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Six Colorful Classroom Printables

These Six Colorful Classroom Printables are the latest installment of my Printables for Purchase line. 
They're perfect for classroom decor and so much more.

Six Colorful Classroom Printables | Grab these six fun prints for classroom and kids' decor (and more!).
Who is ready for school? I actually am not...but ready or not, it's coming, right? I've had a request for some printables for classroom use. I thought these fun, colorful, and whimsical prints would be perfect. All six are included in the one bundle.

Or check out the details of each print below.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Preteen Boy's Room

This Preteen Boy's Room Makeover post is sponsored by Dorel Home Products
All opinions and ideas are my own. #SignatureSleepGold #BelieveInSleep

Our older son's room is finally done. He's right on the brink of teenagerhood (two months shy, actually), and he was ready for something a bit more grown up than the bedroom he had in our previous home. Check out all of the fun details (and his fabulous new mattress...that arrived in a box!) below.

The eclectic preteen boy's room is full of all kinds of fun details and ideas!
It's hard to believe we're about to have a teenager on our hands. And while that trait seems so grown up, in a way, we're kind of in that weird in-between stage. He's grown up...but yet, still enjoys a few toys and childhood things. And I'm super okay with that. Organizing a room for this stage can be tricky, but I'm hoping we have a preteen boy's room that he can live with (and love) for a few years.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Inspiration Monday

While Monday is usually the dreaded day, we're here to make it the most INSPIRATIONAL one! Today's party is full of DIY goodness...and all of your fantastic links!
Summertime is DIY time around our house. And the list of projects keeps getting longer with all of the inspiration that shows up here week after week! This week's features are all about DIY goodness!
This week's features were chosen by Debbie from Refresh Restyle
Check them all out below.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Free Sweet Tea Printable

This free sweet tea printable is all about that house wine of the south, y'all! 
And, of course, it must be served in a mason jar. Of course. 

Free Sweet Tea Printable | A watercolor mason jar filled with the House Wine of the South, y'all! Free 8x10 instant download.
I have been on the biggest tea kick, lately, y'all. I found a sweet tea that I can actually have on my eating plan and I just can't quit it. It's delicious and is just like the tea I grew up on (minus the four-piece Tupperware pitcher my mom kept our iced tea stored in). Grab this pretty watercolor and mason jar free sweet tea printable below...it's totally calorie-free, y'all!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Top Five Junk and Antique Shops in Central Texas

My Top Five Junk and Antique Shops post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias

It's road trip, season, y'all! My favorite kind of road trip is the kind where I come home with a truck load full of JUNK (honestly, is there any other kind of road trip?). I often get asked my favorite junkin' and antiquing spots. I have five (give or take) in the central Texas area that I hit regularly...because they are absolutely fantastic and well-stocked. So, if you're heading southbound on 35 (just like Pat Green, wink), veer off a little before Austin and check out my favorite shops.

Top Five Junk and Antique Shops in Central Texas | These five hidden gems are where it's at for central Texas junkers! From Burnet to Belton to Waco...you don't want to miss these shops!
While there are several BIG shops that are very well known, some of the places I'm lettin' you in on today are hidden gems. I am more of a grittier junker. I do love the big ol' silos in Waco that everyone flocks to this area to see...but y'all, it's not true junk. It's new junk. And I want original beat-up, been-through-the-wringer, honest-to-goodness, 100-year-old junk-junk. And I know so many of you are like me, so buckle up, y'all...it's time for a junkin' road trip.  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Budget Friendly Back to School Teacher Gift

This Budget Friendly Back to School Teacher Gift and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 
#doingthe99 #99yourschoolyear #CollectiveBias

Y'all...we're on the downhill until school starts. I actually miss my kids terribly once they're back in school...and immediately start counting the days until winter break! But, I am facing reality and getting prepared. I had fun making this Budget Friendly Back to School Teacher Gift with super inexpensive supplies and plants from my favorite store! 99 Cents Only Stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can't be beat. I also have the free printable tags for these available below, too.
Budget Friendly Back to School Teacher Gifts with Free Printable Gift Tags
And if you're not feeling crafty, I have a cute alternative gift idea, too! 
Check out all of the fun below. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Welcome back to the party, y'all! It's certainly the dog days of summer. We've got some really fun features to keep you busy (indoors!) during these scorchers. Your to do list is about to get a bit longer!

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

5 Fun and Easy Summer Crafts
Needing something fun to keep you busy this summer? 
Jamie picked out several super cute crafts to add to your to do list!
Check them all out below.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Free Scripture Printable

This Free Scripture Printable is the perfect piece of inspirational art for your decor.
Psalm 55:22 is a verse that I need in my life often...pretty much daily, y'all.

Free Scripture Printable of Psalm 55:22
I've done a freebie every Friday here on the blog for the last six and a half years. This week, I somehow let it slide to the very last minute. I usually have these scheduled weeks in advance, but I've taken more time off this summer. I, literally, sat down last night and wondered what I'd put together. And sometimes...the best designs can come out of complete procrastination. I'm really happy with this one...both in its design and for the actual scripture. Grab your free 8x10 below.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Vintage Church Plates

I've been collecting vintage church plates for almost 16 years. But, of course, in true Kristi fashion...I just hung them up last week. In my own defense, I'm one who whole-heartedly believes a collection isn't something that happens overnight. And I wasn't quite ready to display all of these in a partial format (although, this may be partial in itself...is a collection ever really finished?).

Vintage Church Plates | Fun and kitchsy vintage church plates are budget-friendly collectables that look beautiful displayed together.
Today is also the July edition of the Thrifty Style Team. 
All of my friends have some fantastic, budget-friendly posts to share, too.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

First Day of School Printables

These colorful, watercolor, First Day of School Printables also include last day of school prints, AND fun bonus prints for moms and dads (and other friends and family members) to hold up! These are the latest addition of my Printables for Purchase (this is my biggest bundle EVER...all grades and bonus prints are included for five bucks!). 

First and last day of school watercolor printables...with FUN bonus printables for parents and guardians! Entire pack includes grades 1-12, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
I think this may be my favorite set of printables, yet! The printables for the grown ups to hold are totally just for fun (truth be told, I'm not a back-to-school fan...I want them to stay home forever!). But, they're a cute way for the whole family to get in on the first day of school fun. This HUGE pack includes grades 1-12, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten...along with THREE bonus prints ("Off They Go", "Off She Goes", and "Off He Goes"). 

(I built this bundle special...you only have to download what you want.)

See all of the bundle's details below.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Hey, hey, hey, party friends! Who is ready for some INSPIRATION?!?
We're ready to see what you've been up to (because you never cease to AMAZE us!).

Today, we have some awesomesauce projects for you...perfect for summertime! These Outdoor DIY Projects are going to fill up your to-do list fast...because they're all so FUN!
These features were selected by me this week. Because I love a good DIY, y'all!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Free Printable Vintage Flash Cards

These Free Printable Vintage Flash Cards are perfect for back-to-school fun! They're designed for decor purposes and would be fun for any classroom or back to school event. 

Free Printable Vintage Flash Cards | These fun cards are perfect for banners, display, and more. The vintage grunge is built into the design...just print on white card stock.
I originally released these numerical Free Printable Vintage Flash Cards over on my friend, Mique's blog last year. I got so many requests for them over here (via my alpha flash cards), that I thought I would publish them over here as well. Grab your set below (the vintage design is built right in...just print on white card stock). 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Painted Mason Jar Crafts

These Painted Mason Jar Crafts are budget friendly and make great gifts and decor.
I've rounded up a few faves from some of my bloggy friends. 

Painted Mason Jar Crafts | Lots of budget-friendly ideas for painting everyone's favorite jar!
Who doesn't love a fun painted mason jar craft? They're so simple but have such a great impact. Check out all of the different techniques and ideas featured below.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Back to School Waffle Bar

This Back to School Waffle Bar post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoWaffleBar #CollectiveBias

This Back to School Waffle Bar is inspired by the Eggo® Waffle Bar Truck that's traveling the country right now. The super fun Waffle Bar Truck will move 200 times over 100+ days...through September! I can't wait until it gets to the Walmart in my town. Check out below to see when the truck is headed your way...and check out how to recreate this homespun waffle bar, too (with a free printable back to school banner).

    Back to School Waffle Bar | Fun ideas to build your own back to school waffle bar in your home! Free printable BACK TO SCHOOL BANNER included in post.

    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Inspiration Monday

    Got to love a Sunday that kicks off a holiday week! Hoping all of our American friends have a great day celebrating the fourth of July. We're starting the fun TODAY with another fantastic Inspiration Monday party!

    Our features are perfect for the upcoming holiday...take a fun salad to the picnic this week! These are all so DELICIOUS looking. Thank you to all of the guests who linked these wonderful recipes up last week.Summer salads are the features from this week's Inspiration Monday link party!

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

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    20+ Free Fourth of July Printables

    These 20+ Free Fourth of July Printables are perfect for some last minute red, white, and blue! They're all perfect for your cookout or party decor next week, too!

    20+ Free Fourth of July Printables | Download some of these free patriotic printables for your seasonal decor and festivities!
    I rounded up over 20 fun and FREE fourth of July printables from some of my favorite blog friends. All of these stars, stripes, and patriotic prints will be the perfect decor for the upcoming holiday. Click through below to grab all of your faves.

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Buffalo Check Wooden Letters

    Today's Tutorial for Buffalo Check Wooden Letters is sponsored by Plaid Crafts.
    All opinions are my own. 

    These Buffalo Check Wooden Letters are the first of a few projects I'm working on for my boys' bathroom overhaul. I think they are perfect to distinguish whose towel hangs where (notice there is definitely not a letter to indicate anyone's towel should be wadded up on the floor...Jonathan, I'm talking to you).
    Buffalo Check Wooden Letters | Paint these fun patterned and preppy letters in an afternoon. Super cute for kids' spaces.
    This tutorial has been the craziest one to put together. I've had the letters finished for a bit, but got a wild hair to go ahead and start on the actual re-do of the boys' bathroom (and ripped out wallpaper and popcorn ceilings in the process) so I could really show these fun letters off. It was an interesting chain of events. But, yay for this wall being done (we still have a *bit* more to do everywhere else in this space). But check out the tutorial for the Buffalo Check Wooden Letters below.

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters

    These DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters would make a fantastic hostess gift for all of the summer cookouts you're headed to this summer. Or make a set for yourself to go with all of your red, white, and blue decor.

    DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters | Make these fun red, white, and blue coasters for simple hostess gifts or festive decor.
    This is a simple sewing project that is perfect for beginners...or even kiddos who are learning to sew (with an adult's supervision at the sewing machine). I make gobs of quilted coasters and love to keep them on hand for simple gifts. (Check out these other ones I made HERE with my favorite Riley Blake Fabrics.) These fun DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters just scream SUMMER BBQ! Be sure to take a set when you're invited to a cookout on the fourth...your hostess will love them!

    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Inspiration Monday

    It's party day, y'all! We are so happy you've stopped by for the fun. I'm about to be off of work for a bit...I am READY to tackle my to do list. And I'm pretty sure I'll end up adding to it after today's par-tay! You all never cease to amaze me.

    Today's hostess has found six amazing DIY Recycle Projects that are going to inspire you! 
    Inspiration Monday Party Features - DIY Recycles
    Check out all of these links below.

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Free Printable Patriotic Banner

    This post for a Free Printable Patriotic Banner contains affiliate links. 
    I earn a small percentage when these links are used, at no additional cost to you. 

    This Free Printable Patriotic Banner is the perfect addition to your fourth of July decor.
    It has an alternating bandana print that is perfect for all the red, white, and blue fun!

    Free Printable Patriotic Banner | This free red and blue bandana print AMERICA banner is perfect for your patriotic decor or party fun!
    Just print, cut, and string up the pennants. This would be super cute for a party, too!
    Download this free printable patriotic banner below.

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Eight Vintage Camping Printables

    These Eight Vintage Camping Printables are sure to bring a smile to your face. Perfect for adventure, a kid's room, RV decor, and just kitschy fun! They're the newest in my Printables for Purchase line.

    Eight Vintage Camping Printables | These eight kitschy black and white printables are all about CAMPING and ADVENTURE! They are 8x10" printables...just download, print, and frame. Perfect for an RV or adventurous lifestyle! And even super cute in a kid's bedroom.
    It's the season of ADVENTURE! And camping is such a big part of that. Grab these eight vintage camping printables to share your adventurous side through some fun decor! They're 8x10" printables...perfect to print and frame. These can be displayed together or on their own.

    Or check out each of the individual print details below.

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit

    This Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
    All opinions are mine alone. #DoingThe99 #99YourSummer #CollectiveBias

    It's definitely road trip season, y'all! We've already completed one biggie as a family and the kids and I will have another one on our own later in the summer (we call it our annual "Final Fling" in August before school starts back up). With two preteens, devices are usually the name of the game...but I also like to infuse a little non-screentime fun as well. Enter a Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit...with little surprises and activities to keep everyone entertained for a long day in the car (all kept in budget since everything is from 99 Cents Only Stores). I included the free printable tags for our road trip survival kit below, too.
    Budget-Friendly Road Trip Survival Kit | Free printables and activity ideas to make a long trip a LOAD of fun! Also great to keep kiddos off of devices.
    I packed this kit with activities, toys, and snacks...some are wrapped so they can be a surprise (because who doesn't love a good surprise, right?). The labels are designed to be fairly open-ended in the manner in which you decide to use them...label a surprise for each kiddo, label a time or destination in which a package can be opened, or do your own thing! Check out all of the details and grab the free printable road trip tags below.

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Inspiration Monday

    Woot, woot! It's PARTY DAY! And this week, we're featuring loads of PATRIOTIC inspiration...perfect for the upcoming fourth of July fun. It's time to bust out ALLLLL of the red, white, and blue!

    Hope you enjoy the below features...I selected them this week!
    Kindly pin from original sources. Check out the features below.

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Free Fourth of July Printable

    This free Fourth of July printable has the words to one of my favorite songs!
    It is set on a watercolor USA map with red, white, and blue all over.

    Free Fourth of July Printable | 8x10" | Instant Download

    Does YOUR heart beat true 'neath the red, white, and blue?
    This printable is a sweet way to bring that classic July 4th feel into your decor.
    Download yours below.

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Vintage Patio Sign

    This tutorial for a Vintage Patio Sign is my project for this month's Thrifty Style Team.
    And...super fun news, y'all...our team is growing by leaps and bounds. 
    The projects are all AMAZING. Prepare for inspiration!
    Vintage Patio Sign | Old board turned into a fun, LIFE IS GOOD Vintage Patio Sign
    This vintage patio sign was somewhat of a filler for our newly made-over patio. I had this empty corner that needed some vertical eye candy and I had nothin'. There were these two boards in our garage from our boys' old bunk beds (sniff, sniff). These boards basically went under the mattresses to keep the bed from sinking through the slats and being too soft. So the boards weren't fancy. But I haven't been able to bring myself to part with the bunk bed set, itself...it was such a big part of our life for so long. So, piece by piece, I seem to be randomly repurposing that thing. Check out the vintage patio sign I made from one of those boards below.

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets

    This Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets tutorial contains affiliate links.
    I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

    The fourth is comin', y'all! And I have a kiddo who is not into fireworks. The sounds, the sparks...it's just not his thang. I thought I'd come up with an alternative so he can enjoy the fanfare and sparkle of the FOJ, too. These Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets have already been tried out and loved by my kiddo. They're the perfect addition to any fourth of July celebration.
    Patriotic Glassine Confetti Packets | Make these fun packets as Fourth of July party favors or alternative to traditional fireworks and sparklers.
    I made these glassine packets from wax paper that I just ran through the sewing machine.
    Just rip and SPRINKLE the fun everywhere! 

    Check out the complete tutorial below.

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Inspiration Monday

    It's party day, friends! My bloggy buddy, Debbie, is the hostess this week and has gathered lots of lovely features...all about home details. And I'm totally all about fun home details, y'all. Hope this week's party is an inspiration to YOU!

    The below features were chosen by Debbie from Refresh Restyle

    Check out all of these fun ideas below. And please pin from original sources.

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Free Printable Father's Day Banner

    This Free Printable Father's Day Banner Post contains affiliate links. 
    I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you. 

    I'm really excited about this printable banner, y'all! It's perfect to string up for your Father's Day festivities...and the ties are just so fun!
    Free Printable Father's Day Banner | Download this cute tie banner for a festive Father's Day!
    Dad's day is just around the corner...this free printable Father's Day banner is perfect to make your day a bit more festive and fun. Download yours below.

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Four Fireworks Printables

    These Four Fireworks Printables are the latest edition to my Printables for Purchase line. 
    They're the perfect patriotic printables for your summer decor.

    Four Fireworks Printables | These four patriotic printables are the perfect splash of FUN for your fourth of July decor!
    This red, white, and blue bundle of printables is $5 for the entire pack.

    Or see all of the print details below.