i should be mopping the floor: May 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Old Door Patio Table

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

Our DIY patio table has been in the works for a while. I'm so happy it's DONE and we're able ot enjoy it all summer long. This table is made up of an old door from a friend of mine and plumbing conduit that my husband configured for the base. 

Old Door Patio Table | Make a fun table with plumbing conduit and an old door! Complete photo tutorial.
I've had the hardest time finding a dining table for our patio. After living here an entire year, I just went for it and made my own. Initially, we went with the plumbing pipe table base because it was the simplest solution with minimal construction...now I just love how it looks and can't imagine it without the pipe. See how we put this together below (including the painting techniques).

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Welcome to the PARRRRR-TAY! And it's definitely a party around here, y'all...the kids are out of school and we are officially on summer break. Let the good times roll! Late bedtimes, no alarm clocks, playing into the nighttime...summer is my jam, man!

And the party is chocked full of summertime inspiration...all ready for you!

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And these awesome summer features were chosen by Meegan of What Meegan Makes.

Check out all of the fun features below.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Free Printable Father's Day Gift Tags

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These Free Printable Father's Day Gift Tags are all about LEGOS. Because sometimes dad still wants to be a kid and build cool things, too, right? Celebrate dad with his favorite BRICKS this Father's Day!

Free Printable Father's Day Gift Tags with a fun LEGO theme!
As my boys have gotten older, one thing that has remained consistent is their love for Legos. One memory that we will always cherish is building the sets with them. My husband was a part of this a lot over the years. I think a fun gift for Father's Day would be to incorporate a few Lego sets for dad, too...so he can build with the boys for the day! These Free Printable Father's Day Gift Tags are perfect with ANY gift...but especially one that's full of bricks! Grab these free printables below.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Patriotic Printables

These six Patriotic Printables are all kinds of watercolor-licious, y'all! 
They are the latest addition in my Printables for Purchase line...bundled together for ya.

These SIX 8x10" Patriotic Printables are made up of fun watercolor letters and scream summertime! Party like it's 1776, y'all!
Red, white, and blue season is upon us. With Memorial Day on Monday and Fourth of July right around the corner, it's time to break out the Patriotic Printables and festive decor.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THIS BUNDLE.
Or check out the details of each printable below.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tin Can Fence Garden

This Tin Can Fence Garden post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #allessentials #allsulfatefree #CollectiveBias

Our chain link fence got a little makeover with a simple tin can fence garden. We had enough cans leftover that we used a few for a centerpiece down our patio table, too. 
Tin Can Fence Garden | Make a fun garden on your fence...or use these as centerpieces! Fun and easy tutorial that the whole family can help with!

Do you have a chain link fence that could use a little spruce up? We have vine growing on the majority of our fence, but it was a bit untidy where the vine tapered off. We fixed that with the sweetest little tin can fence garden that the whole family worked on together. See how simple it was to create below.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Happy party day, y'all. It's our favorite day of the week to be inspired by YOU!
You never cease to BRING IT on these party days...the creativity is over the top fantastic!



Inspiration Monday was filled with awesome DIY Ideas for Outdoor Living last week. Y'all are so creative...the below features just ooze with awesomeness! These were chosen by Christy from Our Southern Home.
Please be sure to pin the images below from the original source!

Friday, May 19, 2017

DIY Travel Journals

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

These DIY Travel Journals are the perfect small size to slip in a carry-on or crossbody bag.
I have the free labels for you to use on these, too...they're perfect with Mod Podge.
Oh, and speaking of Mod Podge...HAPPY NATIONAL MOD PODGE DAY to you and yours!
In honor of this FUN day, I've got a fabulous MOD PODGE giveaway below. 

DIY Travel Journals | Fun little journals perfect for vacation memories. Download the free printable labels in the post to make these.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of everyone's favorite decoupage medium...because what would a crafter's life be without a jar or two of Mod Podge tucked in the stash? Celebrating this great occasion by giving away a craft pack of Mod Podge fabulousness AND sharing these DIY Travel Journals (with their free printable journal labels).

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vintage Father's Day Printables

These Vintage Father's Day Printables bring a retro flair to your dad's special day.
They're the latest addition to my Printables for Purchase line.

Vintage Father's Day Printables | These EIGHT retro-logo-style printables are perfect for all of the dads! Frame and gift.
These eight printables are designed to look like vintage-style logos that any dad would love. They're designed to be displayed separately or together. The entire bundle is $5 (you get all EIGHT designs for that!).

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR BUNDLE.
Or check out each print's details below.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Free Printable End-of-School Gift Tags

This post for Free Printable End-of-School Gift Tags is brought to you by MINTED.

These Free Printable End-of-School Gift Tags are perfect for your favorite educators (not just teachers!) and graduates, too. Their bright colors and fun and fantastic...and make any gift look CUTE!

Free Printable End-of-School Gift Tags | Perfect for all school personnel and graduates of all levels, too!
These tags are perfect for all of the end-of-school-year gift giving. Two versions of these printable tags are available. One is for all of the teachers, aides, principals, and other school friends, and the other is perfect for all levels of graduations. Grab yours below.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Painting Cornhole Boards

For this tutorial on Painting Cornhole Boards, I have received information and materials from ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #ForWhatMattersMost #CollectiveBias

One of the most beloved games of the south is Cornhole. Our family enjoys it a lot. When we had our extended family over for Easter, Cornhole was in full playing mode. But, after a busy day of play, we realized our Cornhole boards were in need of a little paint and TLC. Check out our tutorial on painting Cornhole Boards below.
Painting Cornhole Boards | Revamp your plain Cornhole boards with this simple painting technique.
Are you a Cornhole fan? It's a really simple game...but highly addictive (well, it is to us, anyway). My friend, Emily, was kind enough to gift us a couple of Cornhole boards a while back...she gave me carte blanche with taking a paintbrush to them. After playing with our boards for a while, I finally got to fixing them up a bit. I'm really happy with how they turned out, too. 
And goodness, y'all...after a long day of throwing one-pound corn bags, don't forget the TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain (more on that below!).

Monday, May 15, 2017

Easy Quilted Coasters

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These Easy Quilted Coasters are my new favorite gift to give. They're definitely a beginner sewing project that anyone can tackle. And I have a simple trick to make sure they last forever, in spite of spills and daily use.
Easy Quilted Coasters | Create this beginning sewing project without any in-depth quilting skills and minimal supplies. These make a perfect gift.
A few years ago, we had another family over to our house for dinner. They brought me the sweetest set of handmade, quilted coasters as a hostess gift. They were so pretty...cream colored and monogrammed, too. I absolutely loved them and how they looked in my living room. I truly used the heehaw out of them. Much to my sadness, they became stained over the years with our endless cups of tea and coffee. Now that I've learned to make my own easy quilted coasters, I've also learned how to make them hold up over time a bit better. Check out their tutorial below.

KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

I've got a fun KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway today with a bunch of bloggy friends...
aaaaaaand, a fun free LET'S TAKE A SPIN printable for you!

Free 8x10 Mixer Printable: LET'S TAKE A SPIN!
In celebration of this fun giveaway, I thought I'd create a printable surrounding everyone's favorite kitchen appliance...a KitchenAid Mixer. Grab your print and enter to win below.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Happy Mother's Day and Happy Weekend! Hope you are all doing well.
We've got some fun features for all of you...and can't WAIT to see what you have been up to.

Last week the party was filled with some fabulous crafts to try! You all are so creative, we can't wait to try some of the features. These were chosen by Debbie from Refresh Restyle

Be sure to pin these projects from their original source.
Check out all of the creative fun below (and link up your own!):

Friday, May 12, 2017

Free Shabby Chic Printable Banner

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

This little miniature scalloped banner has some endless possibilities, y'all. From cake toppers, to wreaths, to just draping it anywhere you please...it's a sweet one for sure.

Free Shabby Chic Printable Banner | This sweet little banner is easy to put together...make it as long as you like! Perfect for wreaths, cake toppers, and anything you can imagine!
Man, I love a good frilly and feminine banner. I placed this in my entryway for photos (since I can get lots of good light with the front door open). I totally left it here since I liked it so much. You can make this banner with or without the scalloped edge...it's super versatile. Grab this free printable banner below.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Printable Watercolor Mason Jar Letters

These Printable Watercolor Mason Jar Letters look *almost* like actual mason jars. 
They are the latest addition in my Printables for Purchase line.

Printable Watercolor Mason Jar Letters A-Z | Perfect for banners, initials, decor, and more!
Letter printables are, by far, my favorite. There are so many possibilities here...make a fun banner, string up the alphabet, display your initials. These print four letters (jars) to a page and are best printed out on card stock. Print as many as you need to spell whatever you'd like!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR SET FOR $5.

Or, check out all of the details below. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Upcycled Stockpot to Planter

This Upcycled Stockpot to Planter is my contribution for this month's Thrifty Style Team.
It worked out perfectly when I couldn't think of a thang to do for this month's post. I just had to look in the back of my car!

Upcycled Stockpot to Planter | Transform an old stockpot into a fun polka dot planter with these simple paint techniques.
Right now, I'm in trip-prep-mode. We're not leaving for another two and a half weeks, but we're literally going to be gone for well over half of June for 3-4 trips (still haven't completely committed my heart to one!).

Because of the nature of my work (I promise this is work...it's a heap-ton of fun, but still work), I have to just do double duty ahead of time to get everything scheduled and ready to roll out in my absence. I have several posts with sponsors that have required a massive amount of STUFF. Like, I have a total of four dozen (48!) industrial-sized tin cans (that three very kind friends collected for me) that I finally had to take out of the back of my car since I sounded like a freight train rattling through town every time I took a sharp turn. I kept them in there since my office was about to explode at the seams. But, now, it's just allllll hanging out. Everywhere.

When I emptied my car of the tin can craziness, I remembered this cute little vintage stockpot my friend, Susan, had given to me when she was giving me cans she had collected from her school. I was elated. Partly because I was getting desperate for something to do for today's Thrifty Style Team post. Partly because...well, I just love vintage stuff. See how I upcycled this stockpot to a planter below.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Another fantastic week of spring is upon us! Can you believe we're knocking on the door of summer? I'm definitely ready for summer schedules...my alarm clock is my nemesis these days. 

I did want to take a minute and share my latest creation with you all...
just in time for all of the GRADUATIONS!
These SIX Watercolor Rainbow Graduation prints are already a big hit.

Or keep scrolling for the PAR-TAY!!

Our features are so AHHHH-MASON this week...lots of mason jar inspiration that was all linked up at last week's shindig. Hoping some of these inspire you!


These features were chosen by me!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Free Printable Mother's Day Card

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This free printable Mother's Day card is perfect for all the special moms out there.
It's easy to just download, print, fold, and give.

Free Printable Mother's Day Card | 5x7 card for all of the AMAZING moms! Watercolor design and instant download
Mother's Day is just a little over a week away, y'all. This sweet card is not only perfect for your own mom, but for all of the moms you celebrate and love. Tell ALLLLL the mothers that They are an Amazing Mom! Download this free printable Mother's Day card below.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Six Watercolor Graduation Printables

 These Six Watercolor Graduation Printables are the latest in my Printables for Purchase series.  All six 8x10 rainbow-licious prints are bundled together for a fun package...perfect for senior gifts or graduation party decor.

Six Watercolor Graduation Printables | This bundle of fun rainbowlicious watercolor prints are perfect for any graduate or celebration!
Wouldn't these be so fun and motivational for any grad? Whether leaving kindergarten, high school, or college, these are perfect for all of the celebrating surrounding this special time. All six printables are included for $5.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR BUNDLE.
Or see all of the print details below. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

DIY Mason Jar Succulents

These DIY Mason Jar Succulents and their shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeHerMothersDay #CollectiveBias

Mother's Day is just around the corner, y'all. Make these lovely lil' polka dot painted DIY Mason Jar Succulents for all of the special moms in your life...they're simple, sweet, and always a hit with their recipients.

DIY Mason Jar Succulents | Make these sweet, budget friendly mason jar succulents for a simple and lovely gift!
So, technically, these aren't all succulents...several are air plants. And while I know that *technically* one doesn't plant an air plant into soil, these are all of the faux variety...because I can't even keep a succulent alive, y'all. Check out the tutorial for these DIY Mason Jar Succulents below.

Monday, May 1, 2017

DIY Raised Dog Feeder

This DIY Raised Dog Feeder post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
All opinions are mine alone. #DogsLoveNutrishDISH #CollectiveBias

Our Chloe-girl is loving the new DIY raised dog feeder we just made for her. And we are loving the fact that her bowls don't clank up against the walls while she's eating or drinking. Chloe is even a bit ornery and picks up her bowls in her mouth to carry to other rooms during the day. Much to her dismay, this new dog feeding station has brought that fun little trick to a screeching halt (womp, womp). Check out how we made this DIY raised dog feeder below.

DIY Raised Dog Feeder | This fun dog feeding station was made from a crate and painted to fit in with the owner's decor! Check out how easy it is to put together.
Not only is Chloe enjoying the new DIY raised dog feeder, she's also devouring her new food (and we think it's fantastic, too). We've gradually switched her to Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® DISH Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food. It has been a very welcome addition to her feeding routine. See how this fun dog feeding station came together below.