i should be mopping the floor: {about}


Hi. I'm Kristi from ishouldbemoppingthefloor. 

Over ten years ago, I left a career in event planning to start my own {very} small home-based business as a graphic designer {I actually left the career because of a move to a small town...there weren't a lot of job opportunities in my field in that town, so what's a girl to do?} . 

Six years ago, we moved again...back to central Texas where my roots run deep. In a nutshell, my business has changed a lot over the years, but I still love working one-on-one with people to create designs around their lives, careers and businesses. 

I've been a blogger since 2006. I started ishouldbemoppingthefloor in 2011 as a way to get my graphic business "out there". Ironically, I fell in love with the DIY and crafty side of blogging more than my "real" job of graphic design {shhh...don't tell anyone}. And the blogging has almost become a full-time job on its own. And I big-puffy-heart it so much.

We've been DIYers our whole marriage. And I definitely come from a DIY family {you'll see my dad working with me a lot in my posts}. It's such a delight to take something from ho-hum to WOW with our own skills and ideas. We definitely make mistakes along the way and we try our best to be transparent with them so others can learn from our craziness. 

We currently live in a very cookie-cutter home that we are working to turn into something more custom and FUN! We always work to keep costs low and do projects that others can relate to for their own homes. Some of my favorite projects are my DIY kitchen island expansion, our $30 board and batten project and my dining room overhaul to name a few. To see our entire list of projects, including crafts and other fun stuff, click here.

My husband is a high school principal, which also keeps life pretty fun and hopping. Our boys are in elementary school and are the most awesome kiddos I've ever laid eyes and lips on. Seriously, they kind of rock.

Above all, we love Jesus. Like, a lot.

Join me on this crazy blogging journey filled with projects, crafts, recipes, tips and even some serious eccentricities {I'm a self-proclaimed-OCD-anxiety-ridden-looloo at times...so we like to operate on our very own level of crazy around here}.

Thanks bunches for stopping by, y'all.


  1. I found you via the Texas Bloggers site. And thankful I am. Seriously considering quitting my job so I can do all the insanely creative crafts and recipes on your blog. Nice to meet you! Mandi Roach

  2. Kristi - the last time I commented I meant to tell you how much I I L.O.V.E. your new profile picture.
    See you at Blissdom!
    XO, Claire @ A Little Claireification

  3. Howdy from Texas too!!! Came across your blog through a search of ribbon wreath tutorial....I'm loving your blog name, since that is EXACTLY what I should be doing this weekend..... :)

  4. Kristi, did you design your blog layout and template? I love it!

  5. I just found your blog via Pinterest. Love your creativity! I'm also a graphic designer from Central Texas and my husband works at the high school. :)

  6. Kristi, you are fantastic! I ´ve found you by accident, but I´ve shared inmediatelly on my facebook:-) I big kiss and huge from Spain. Michelle. I´m the owner of rural hotel: www.senoriodebenamer.com

  7. Hi Kristi! I saw on pinterest that you had a tutorial on how to make a high quality printable. I can't find it anywhere on your blog and was wondering if you could send me a link! I am so interested in making some for my family for Christmas and yours look so nice compared to so many I have seen! I would appreciate it!

  8. Hi Kristi - I'm a native Texan, too! We are a military family, and I so miss home! My faith impresses upon me the need to be home to raise my children, and I'd love to become a blogger. How do you start?

    1. Hi Rachelle-- thanks for popping by! My friend Kelly has a fabulous article on where to begin...it can all be a bit overwhelming! Here's a link to that: http://www.theintentionalblogger.com/2013/08/i-want-to-start-blog-now-what.html

  9. Love, love, love all of your creative inspiration. I'm a new blogger and just so excited to see all the fun you bring with each post! Thanks for inspiration! xx, brett @ being-bianca.com

  10. Thank you for your outspoken testimony for the Lord. The world needs more ladies like you. :)

  11. I love, love, love the name of your blog. I should be washing dishes right now. No, really I should be washing dishes. LOL!!!!

  12. love finding other believers in the blogosphere! Love crafting and DIY, so I'm liking you on facebook, so I can stay in touch. Visit me, if you'd like: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adventures-in-the-Ballpark-Mare-Ball/394038163950377?ref=hl#
    my blog: http://adventuresintheballpark.blogspot.com
    so nice to find you!

  13. I just found your blog through Pinterest, and I am RIDICULOUSLY excited! I have to say, it takes a lot to impress me...and I am impressed! Looking forward to spending WAY too much time digging through your blog! God bless!

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