i should be mopping the floor: February 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2x4 Bunny Blocks

The paint supplies for these 2x4 Bunny Blocks was provided by Plaid Crafts.

These 2x4 Bunny Blocks are a fun little craft to bring a little spring to your decor.
You may even have everything you need on hand...we used a 2x4 from our scrap pile.
2x4 Bunny Blocks | Make these simple bunny blocks out of scrap wood and paint. The perfect little addition to your Easter decor.
I love a good 2x4 project...mainly because I have loads of leftover 2x4s on hand from various projects. Usually, these projects don't cost a thing to put together...and are fairly uncomplicated, too. Check out the tutorial for these 2x4 Bunny Blocks below.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Happy weekend/week-start! So glad you're here to party with us...it's always so much fun to see what everyone has been up to. You all never cease to amaze us with your talent and inspiration every week! Thank you for taking the time to party with us.

This week...we're seeing GREEN in the features. 
Although, it's completely for St. Patrick's Day FUN!

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Free Spring Watercolor Printable

This free spring watercolor printable (who doesn't love a Vespa, right?) is available in both vertical and horizontal designs. And if flowers on the front of an aqua moped don't scream spring, I don't know what does.

Free Spring Watercolor Printable: Pretty aqua moped with loads of beautiful spring blooms. Available in both vertical and horizontal. Instant downloads.
I honestly had been wanting to do a vintage truck design for spring (similar to the one I did for newsletter subscribers during the holidays with the VW Bug and Christmas tree). But, I couldn't get flowers to lay correctly in the bed of the truck in the design...it looked like the truck was actually growing the flowers. While that was interesting and all...it just looked totally wrong. And then a Vespa came to mind! It's like the perfect little spring scenario, right?

Since one of my readers recently requested more horizontal designs, this one is actually available in both styles below.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Watercolor Easter Printables

These six Watercolor Easter Printables are perfect for your spring decor. 
They are the latest addition in my Printables for Purchase line. Grab yours below.

These six Watercolor Easter Printables are perfect for any spring decor. They're some of the best loved Easter scriptures and hymns put into printable form.
In Texas, spring hits ridiculously early...so I'm trying to just embrace it and enjoy it (as compared to previous years of grumbling because it's 90 degrees in March). I'm going ahead and putting out all of the Easter decor. These new watercolor Easter printables are perfect for my living room...I'm thinking of rotating them out all season long. I bundled them all together for $5 in my shop. 

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOURS. 
Or see them each below for more details.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

DIY Frayed Edge Appliqué Pillow

This DIY Frayed Edge Appliqué Pillow (with a sweet little bunny) is a fun little Easter craft. If you've never done appliqué, this is the perfect project to get your feet wet. It utilizes a simple basic stitch on the sewing machine (you can sew by hand, if you prefer). I have the free printable appliqué template below, as well. And who can resist the addition of a yarn pom pom bunny tail?

DIY Frayed Edge Appliqué Pillow: Sweet little bunny pillow made from a canvas drop cloth and men's shirt. Free printable bunny template available, too.
Are y'all tired of my pillow tutorials yet? Honestly, I'm such a throw pillow hoarder that I may never tire of creating them (but please don't leave en masse). This is another super budget-friendly project...I used an old men's plaid shirt (the shirt was old, not the man who wore it...ahem), and of course, my go-to drop cloth for fabric. Check out the tutorial for this DIY Frayed Edge Appliqué Pillow below (it's on another easy envelope pillow cover!).

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Welcome back to the fun, y'all! We're here to inspire and be inspired. That's what's the most fun about a party like this! It's a rainy day in central Texas, so I plan to cuddle up with the laptop and some tea and watch all of the creative links roll on in.

 

It's also an extra cozy party with all of these "comfy" features. This week's selections were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes. Cuddle up and be inspired, too! Check out all of the fun below.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Free Printable Bunny Banner

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This Free Printable Bunny Banner has four sweet patterns to mix and match.
It's also easy to embellish with cotton balls for a little extra cuteness!
Free Printable Bunny Banner | Four coordinating spring patterns on bunnies. | Perfect for banners or framing. | Instant download.
It's bunny season, y'all! I just love decorating for spring...kind of feels refreshing and clean with all the light and pretty colors and florals. This little free printable bunny banner is the perfect addition (or start) to your spring decor. Download yours below.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How to Make Yarn Pom Poms

I'm sharing how to make yarn pom poms with just a fork and a clothespin.
This is a fun project that kids can help with, too...
and pom poms are crazy addictive to make!

How to make yarn pom poms using a fork and clothespin. This easy method doesn't require any special tools (or cutting off the circulation in your hand making poms the old fashioned way!).
Ahhhh, pom poms. These are one of the yarn crafts of my youth that still make me smile. I shared on my Instagram this past weekend that we worked on both finger knitting (remember finger knitting?) and yarn pom poms all weekend. My youngest had so much fun with all of it. 
While, the traditional method of pom pom making involves using 3-4 fingers wrapped up in yarn...it also tends to cut off my circulation. While purple finger tips are fun and all, I recently discovered this fork method and then put my own spin on it by adding in a clothespin for added security. Check out how to make yarn pom poms below with this simple method.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Easy Envelope Pillow Covers

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These Easy Envelope Pillow Covers are my go to for alllllll of my pillows. I cover old pillows, new pillows, and even make seasonal pillows with these covers. I personally love to use drop cloths to make these ridiculously cheap. But this simple pattern works with any fabric. I also have a sizing chart as well to make it easier for ya!

Easy Envelope Pillow Covers | Make a super budget-friendly envelope pillow cover out of a drop cloth or fabric! Perfect for a beginner sewing project.
I've done several tutorials for Easy Envelope Pillow Covers here on the blog...but I wanted a tutorial with sizing specifics that I can refer to in future posts (because, hey...I make a lot of pillows, y'all). I have a fun bunny pillow coming up next week (super cute, I can't WAIT to show you!), so I figured now was the time to put together a more detailed post about creating the Easy Envelope Pillow Covers. This is a sewing tutorial that even a beginner can handle...it's even perfect for your first sewing project. Check out the details below.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Inspiration Monday

 Happy start to your week, friends. It's been a warm one in central Texas (over 80 degrees yesterday, yowza!). I kind of want a little snow to round out the winter, but not sure this is the winter we'll get it. But...it certainly feels very SPRING-ish! And that's not a bad thing, right?

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With spring coming on strong, we've got some fun and creative ways for you to style your home. All of the links at last week's party were so amazing. Here's a few faves:

This week's features were selected by my co-hostess, Christy, from Our Southern Home

Check them all out below:

Friday, February 10, 2017

Non-Candy Valentine Printables

Today, I'm sharing over 20+ Non-Candy Valentine Printables from some of your favorite bloggers! Lately, I've gotten so many readers saying they're going the non-candy route...this is the perfect spot to find all of the free printable Valentines available for this.

Non-Candy Valentine Printables | Over 20+ free printable Valentines that are perfect for non-candy treats!
Are you a yay or a nay when it comes to candy treats for the big LOVE day?
I can go either way, but it is nice to not load the kiddos up with sugar all the day long. There are tons of fun, free printable options for all of you going this route.
Check some of my favorites out below.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thrifted Craft Room Storage

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Today, I'm sharing some ideas for thrifted craft room storage. Although, I shared the big reveal for my craft room wall last month here, I thought it would be fun to share all of the tidbits I've added since then...including several items from thrift stores (this room is on a budget, y'all). I'm also sharing how I gave one of my items a little makeover. 

AND, this is the first 2017 edition of the Thrifty Style Team!

This ribbon and tulle craft room storage container is one of my latest thrift store finds (see them all throughout this post). My rule is that each thrifted container I buy can't cost more than $5...and it must fit that vintage vibe I've got going on in here. Check out how I made this one over from a holiday planter I found at Goodwill (below).

Monday, February 6, 2017

Six Coffee Printables


These Six Coffee Printables are my latest Printables for Purchase bundle.
They're all 8x10 prints...perfect for anyone who loves coffee (or completely depends on it for survival purposes). Click here to purchase this bundle for $5. Or check out all of the details below.

Six Coffee Printables | Six printables all about everyone's favorite beverage: COFFEE! 8x10 prints perfect for any decor.
I've wanted to do a coffee printable bundle for the longest time.
Hoping you love these six coffee printables as much as I do!

Click here to purchase or see each individual print below.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Inspiration Monday

It's party day! I know there's a big ol' party on the television with football fun later...but this is truly more of my kind of party here, y'all! I love Super Bowl Sunday and all...but really, if I'm being honest, I show up for the commercials and food. 

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While we're all focused on football today, Valentine's Day is just a little over a week away! We've got you covered in the love-day sweets department today. Get ready to bake up a storm for your Valentine!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Free Printable Love Bug Valentines

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These free printable love bug Valentines are perfect for all the kids who like creepy-crawlies! Grab a pack of plastic bugs and you're all set. This free printable is available below.

Free Printable Love Bug Valentines | The perfect free printable Valentine for the ones who like all things creepy crawly! INSTANT DOWNLOAD.
The people in my house love the creepy crawlies. Me...notsomuch. But, hey, as long as they keep the critters outside, I'm cool(ish). I thought these free printable love bug Valentines would be perfect for all of those kids fascinated by all things with 8+ legs. Grab these below.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

DIY Valentine's Envelope Pillows

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All opinions are mine alone. #MyTuesdayValentine #CollectiveBias

These DIY Valentine's Envelope Pillows (made from a drop cloth!) are the perfect little gift for your special someone this Valentine's season. They're sweet, simple, and romantic. And who doesn't need a little bit of allllll of that on Valentine's Day? They make great friend gifts, too!
DIY Valentine's Envelope Pillows: make this simple-sew pillow from a drop cloth! Complete step-by-step photo tutorial included.
Not going to lie, I put myself through the whole "make the presents, make the presents, make the presents" Monica and Chandler Bing scenario every Valentine's Day. Sometimes, my creations fall flat on their face. But this year...I've got the cutest DIY Valentine's Envelope Pillows ready to go! They're shimmery, budget-friendly, and have a little nod to the bow-chicka-bow-wow Valentine's department (wink). Check out my complete tutorial below.