i should be mopping the floor: June 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Go Jump in the Lake Free Printable

This Go Jump in the Lake Free Printable is a simple way
to celebrate the carefree spirit of the summer!

This 8x10 print is perfect for your lake house or just to get in the summer mood anywhere! Download one or all of them below>>>

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sweet Cream Berry Shortcakes

These Sweet Cream Berry Shortcakes are the perfect
patriotic dessert for your fourth of July celebration!
If you're looking for an easy patriotic dessert, these Sweet Cream Berry Shortcakes are the perfect crowd pleaser for your red, white and blue festivities. Recipe below>>>

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Update a Console Table with Rustic Twine

Give a table a fresh look with a little bit of twine...and patience!

  How to update furniture with twine!
Hey y'all! Brett from Being Bianca here and I'm so good to be back again with another decorating DIY this month! I've been on a quest of sorts to find a narrow console table to fill the drop zone by the garage door entry to our home. You know ... that area that quickly fills with shoes, keys, bags and the like. Let's face it, we all have one. Well, with this table on hand, I just couldn't stomach spending a small fortune on a new table without attempting an upcycle on this one first. Nevermind those lamp cords, that's just proof positive of how thrilled I was by the vignette. The size of the table was perfect for the space and the lines were simple, and so with an idea on the brain; I DIYed this ...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DIY Patriotic Party Spoons

Looking for an easy craft to make your fourth a bit more festive?
These DIY Patriotic Party Spoons are a 
fun way to bring a little Americana to your party.

 I know I say it on here all the time, but I just love, love, love the fourth {we call it FOJ}. I love everything about it. I've already cued up Neil Diamond and Lee Greenwood in my playlist. Does it get any better than that? Here's a super {like, ridiculously} easy tutorial to create some fun patriotic party spoons for your festivities.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Inspiration Monday

Happy Summer to you!
It's officially here.
Time to pick strawberries, swim, BBQ, and drink cold drinks!
That's what we are doing at Inspiration Monday today...
just check out our features below and you'll see!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Free Summertime Chalkboard Printable

This free Summertime Chalkboard Printable is 
the perfect way to usher in the awesomeness that is summertime!

Download your 8x10 printable below>>>

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Win the Gift of Clean

Thanks to my friends at 3M Scotch-Brite for bringing us this giveaway and post.
All opinions are my own.

So, who is ready to win the #GiftofClean?
Win this fantastic prize to get your house ship-shape for summer!
Enter to win a whole heck of a lot of 3M Scotch-Brite cleaning supplies below>>>

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DIY Weathered Summer Pallet Sign

Super excited to be bringing you a Summer Blog Hop filled with lots of summery fun!
Check out all of the projects below!
I'm bringing you a DIY Weathered Summer Pallet Sign.

This DIY Weathered Summer Pallet sign is 
a fun and colorful way to welcome in the sunshine!
I love a good no-cost project. And I love pallets. 
So when the two marry, it brings a big ol' smile to my face.
Check out this simple tutorial below {and all of my friends' projects, too}>>>

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Italian Pepperoni and Vegetable Tarts

Hi there ISBMTF friends! It's me, Claire from A Little CLAIREification, back again with a delicious little recipe to share.

School's out and and Summer is here and, whether you have kids or you are just as busy as a little bee, easy meals or snacks are ALWAYS in season, right?  These Italian Pepperoni & Vegetable Tarts are so simple to make. Check out the recipe below>>>
Italian Pepperoni & Vegetable Tarts by ALittleClaireification #recipe

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Inspiration Monday

Welcome Back to Inspiration Monday! We're so happy you're here today.
This is the place where your links are seen simultaneously on SIX blogs at the same time,
all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

Friday, June 13, 2014

My Country 'Tis of Thee Free Printable

This My Country 'Tis of Thee Free Printable is 
perfect for this wonderfully patriotic season we're in. 
Do you FOJ {Fourth of July} as much as I do? 
It's so much fun to celebrate our great country!
Download this free 8x10 printable below>>>

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Free Summer Doodles and Dingbats

Do you love free doodles as much as me? 
These Free Summer Doodles and Dingbats are the perfect companions to all of your summer projects, printables, crafts, vinyl and more!

I love me a good dingbat. Or doodle. Or whatever you like to call them. 
Download all of these fun summer ones below>>>

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DIY Sisal Balls and Americana Jar

Hi everyone, it is Rita from Pink Polka Dot Creations.  
I am honored to be here again with you at I Should Be Mopping the Floor!
Today I have a couple of fun projects just in time for your 4th of July decorating. I am going to show you how to make sisal balls in any color or size and a matching Americana jar to complete a little vignette.
DIY Sisal Balls and an American Jar, too!
I know that you have seen these rope (Sisal) balls everywhere and you might even already have a few in your own home decor.   Today, I am going to show you how to make your own...and the beauty in that is that you can customize the color and the size!  You only need a few things to make these cute little beauties:  Sisal cord, a balloon, tape and Mod Podge. See the full tutorial below>>>

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Skinny Poppyseed Dressing

This Skinny Poppyseed Dressing is an unexpected flavor to pair with fruit...
but it tastes amazing!

This super simple recipe is the perfect way to lighten up the traditional Poppyseed Dressing. Recipe below>>>

Friday, June 6, 2014

Free Patriotic Banner Printable

This Free Patriotic Banner Printable is perfect for
all of your Fourth of July decor and party fun.

Each pennant is a fun reminder of this land that I love.
Download yours below>>>

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gluten-Free Patriotic Parfaits

This Gluten-Free Patriotic Parfait is perfect for those on GF diets...especially so nobody is left out of the sweet part of the big fourth of July celebration! The beauty of these is that they can be made with this pre-made pudding here.

Hard to believe FOJ is less than a month away! Time to start thinking of party foods for all of the celebrations. While we no longer are on gluten-free diets ourselves, a lot of our good friends and family are. I always like to make sure everyone has a little something to enjoy at gatherings. This Gluten-Free Patriotic Parfait is perfect for the upcoming fourth of July festivities and ridiculously easy to put together {it starts with this pre-made gluten-free, all-natural rice pudding that can be found here}. Check out the recipe below>>>

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How to Make Wooden Soda Crates

This post for How to Make Wooden Soda Crates contains affiliate links. I make a small portion when these links are used, at no additional cost to you.

I love all things vintage, chippy and full of history. 
So, when a big mistake turned into my very own collection of DIY Wooden Soda Crates, I wasn't even a little bit sad. See how to make your own wooden soda crates below.

I've always loved a good vintage wooden soda crate. But, they can run up to fifty bucks apiece these days. That's a bit too spendy for the number of them I really want. After a BIG accident in our entry way, I found a way to make my own wooden soda crates. And now, I can't quit making these things. Puttin' 'em errrr-where.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Throw a Super Simple Pudding Party {and a giveaway}

Here's a great way to turn a simple pudding snack into a crazy good time.
Host a super simple Pudding Party with lots of pudding love!

I greeted my kiddos with a fun time the other day when they came home from school. We invited a few peeps and enjoyed a little playtime with some pudding love. Nothing fancy, just a good time. See how easy it is to put together a pudding party below>>>

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Five Heart Home Blogiversary Giveaway

You guys! One of my favorite fellow bloggers, Samantha, over at Five Heart Home is celebrating the big ONE today! I just adore her for so many reasons. She's an incredible blogger, was a blast to hang out with at Snap, and she's a fellow Austinite! Come celebrate with us by entering to win a $400 Amazon Gift Card below!